I am really pleased that March is over because it means Spring is closer than ever. I just get annoyed with March because it seems like a long month with 31 complete days. The fact that the clocks go forward and we lose one hour of precious sleep does not help matters at all. That’s my rant for the day!! Nevertheless, I enjoyed discovering new products last month and going back to some old favourites. I made a video as expected but I am also aware that sometimes, you want to read some blurb about the products. I have written a few words around some of these products but I go into more detail in my video so make sure to check it out. Here is a direct link here and the video itself is below. I would love if you subscribed to my channel here.
Dolce Gabbana Clarifying Lotion//Link
Who knew that fashion designers could make such a lovely skincare product? I received this in the Cohorted Beauty Box (review here) which I purchased in February and I absolutely love it. It contains Salicylic Acid and Lactic Acid which really help to keep my skin blemish free and decongests my pores at the same time. I really like this toner and I will be pretty sad when it finishes! I spoke more about it in the video above.
La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Sunscreen SPF 50* //Link
This is also an old favourite and I absolutely love it. I have used it now for almost two years and I can really say I cannot be without it. It ticks all the boxes for me as it’s non-greasy, gets absorbed easily and does not leave any blue/white caste after I use it. I have spoken about it here. It’s just an absolute gem and it lasts for a really long time.
I featured this already in its own post here and I am obsessed with it. It’s a new discovery for me and I cannot believe I never thought to try it despite hearing about it so much. I love the way it has upped my foundation game and my makeup game in general. If your base goes well, everything else seems to fall into place. This primer is perfect for anyone whose foundation slips off during the course of the day and I absolutely love it. I have a review here where I rave about it
Makeup Forever HD Foundation (N173 Amber)
This is also a semi-old favourite which I purchased during my last trip to Paris. This is one foundation I was dying to try my hands on after reading many raving reviews. I am happy to report that it has not let me down at all. It offers a really good medium coverage that can equally be built to full coverage. I particularly love how natural it looks and I have fallen back in love with it after I discovered the Kiko Mat Base Corrector which makes it even longer lasting less dewy for my skin (I noticed it was getting dewy as the weather got warmer). I have a review here.
Black Opal True Colour Foundation Stick
Although I have always known about this foundation stick, I never thought to try it because I am not a huge fan of stick foundations (except Bobbi Brown). However, the formula of this is seriously amazing and it does not feel heavy at all. I don’t use it as a foundation rather I use it as a contour kit which is just incredible. It looks ever so natural and I love the overall look compared to using just a powder contour. I have a brief review here.
Sleek Makeup Contour Kit//Link
This is a seriously old throwback favourite but it is one that always has a special place in my stash. I even think I prefer it to the Sleek Makeup Face Form which I also own. This is more compact and I love that the Contour section is much bigger than the highlighting section which I don’t really care for. I now pair this with the Black Opal Contour and it’s just so lovely. I still use it on its own but I love using both of them together these days. I have a brief review here
Sleek Makeup Blush Sahara//Link
I love this dual purpose blush which is a perfect shade for my skin tone although I think it will be suitable for many other skin tones. The reason why it is featuring on my favourites is because I have been using it as a crease transition eyeshadow and I am just obsessed with it. If you are not ready to splash out on MAC Rule eyeshadow, you might want to try this as it’s a little bit more subtle but really flattering on the eyes. I always use this to warm up my eyeshadow and I love it!! I briefly spoke about it here.
MAC Lipstick (Twig)//Link
This is a new favourite which I got via the Back to MAC programme where you take six empties to get a free lipstick. I don’t know about you but whenever I have a chance to get a new MAC Lipstick, I just forget what shade I want. Thankfully, I went with a friend and when we both sighted Twig, it was love at first sight. It’s a perfect warm pinkish mauve shade which is ideal for an everyday look. I have been wearing it a lot and I fear it may finish soon. I think I love it more because it was free!!
Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica Cologne//Link
This has been featured in a few posts already but it is one of my favourite perfumes. I received it as a birthday present from the BF and I know it will definitely remain a favourite all through the year. I just love it and it always seems so fresh and season appropriate whenever I wear it. I love the rich blend of Tuberose which seems to linger on my skin all through the day. I recently started layering it with my other Jo Malone perfumes and it's just so incredible. I have a review here
Real Techniques Collector's Edition Sculpting Set//Link
I raced to Superdrug when this collection was launched because I have recently been into contouring. It was already sold out when I got there so I had to ask the sales assistant who had to check in their warehouse and luckily for me, there was one left. I love every brush in this collection and there are so useful for contouring and highlighting. It definitely makes a difference but I won't talk much about it on here yet because a full review is on its way.
Bourjois Color Band Eyeshadow Stick//Link
I have already spoken about this already and I really like them. I even went back to buy the sixth shade (The Black one) which is amazing for smokey eye looks and I have been enjoying it. However, my favourites are Rose Fauviste (4), Mauve Baroque(3) and Brun Dadaiste(2). They are just incredible and I use them almost everyday. I have sharpened them once and it was not too bad at all. There was minimal wastage which is really impressive. I have a review here
This is my only-non beauty favourite for this month. I really liked my iPhone 5 but the iPhone 6 is definitely much better. It has a bigger screen so emails and browsing the internet has a better feel on this phone than the iPhone 5. I really like the gold colour as well; I feel it goes well with all the other things I love. I may do a techy post soon because I am also obsessed with techy stuff like computers, apps, cameras, software, etc although I won't say I am an expert.
That’s pretty much all my favourites and I realise it’s quite a lot of favourites but I just love them all and I have thorough enjoyed using them this month. I hope you enjoyed this post. Don’t forget to enter for the La Roche Posay Giveaway here. What was your absolute March Favourite?