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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Monthly Favourites: March 2013.

Last month I really enjoyed having a dig though my beauty drawers and using some products that I haven't for a really long time. It was almost like going shopping but without spending any money and it made me realise how many things I need to either use more or use up. I know it will take me forever to hit pan on a blush but I seem to have accumulated a lot of body products that I've told myself I have to use up before I purchase anything else and it's been really refreshing. It's really nice to de-clutter a little bit but I actually want to finish things and not just throw them away. 

I received a lovely Marc Jacobs Dot giftset for Christmas which included the perfume and the body lotion. Last month I finally got tired of all the cold weather and wanted to use something that reminded me of the springtime and this body lotion totally did that. It's not the most amazing lotion I've ever used in my life but the scent is beautiful and that's enough for me right now. The sunshine has finally decided to say hello to us in the UK and I know I'll be reaching for Dot a lot over the coming weeks.

I was sent the Macadamia Flawless Cleansing Conditioner♦ from the girls over at Baobella and at first I wasn't totally sure how to use it and what it would do but after a bit of a google search (thank goodness for beauty blogs!) I discovered it's essentially a shampoo and conditioner in one and it promises to cleanse, condition, refine and perfect. I assumed it would be best for dry hair but after the bottle said it's great for all hair types I decided to give it a try on my normal/oily hair and I am incredibly impressed.

I use no more than 2 pumps and it comes out as a super creamy foam texture. It's easy to disperse throughout and I leave it for a few minutes before rinsing out. It doesn't weigh my hair down at all, instead just leaving it feeling super clean, hydrated and soft. It's on the pricey side at around £20 but I would be very tempted to ditch my regular shampoo & conditioner for this, especially if this can lasts for a good amount of time.

Last month I talked about the Estee Lauder Stay-On Shadow Paint♦ in Halo, but this month I have been reaching for the shade 'Pink Zinc' almost every day. These are the only cream shadows that have actually lived up to their promises and stay on for more that 5 minutes on my super oily eyelids, as long as I set them with a powder shadow. This shade gives the prettiest almost rose gold sheen, it's super pretty and perfect for a fresh spring time make up look. It really brightens and opens up the eyes without having to fuss around with too many products. Perfect!

Another product that is perfect for a fresh spring time make up look is the Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow in Iced Gold. As far as I know this isn't available anymore which is such a shame, so I'm super sorry if you didn't manage to get your hands on this, but I'm mentioning it in case you do have it in your collection but, like me, haven't reached for it in a few months. For me the warmer months are all about cream products and this is the prettiest cream highlight I have come across. It's quite natural looking, it sort of blends perfectly into the skin leaving a slight glow which is perfect if you like barely there make up like me.

I apologise for the terrible colours in this picture, I just could not for the life of me get it right, but these were my two most reached for lip products last month. Firstly Beehive from Seventeen is a true staple in my collection. For some reason I haven't reached for it in a while and I know they've since repackaged the Mirror Shine range but this is my all time favourite glossy nude shade. It's not too pale and the sheer, glossy formula is super forgiving so it's really easy to wear. Again, perfect for a natural make up or the perfect lip colour to wear with a dramatic smokey eye.

For when I fancied a bit of colour, I found myself automatically reaching for the L'Oreal GlamShine Stain Splash in Marilyn. Again, it leaves a super glossy finish to the lips which I adore because mine are always so dry and because it's a stain it's non fussy and doesn't need reapplying a tonne of times throughout the day. Marilyn is the perfect pink, it's not too pale but it's not too bright either and it seems to go with a lot of different make up looks. It also smells a bit like cherry sweeties which is an added bonus!

Finally I have two blush favourites because, you know me, I can never pick just one! Firstly is NARS Deepthroat, which is a fairly new addition to my make up collection and I love it because it reminds me of the springtime. I'm sure you can see a theme in my favourites for last month, I was desperately looking forward to some sunshine! Deepthroat is a super pretty peachy pink shade with a bit of shimmer that instantly perks up my complexion making it look healthier and glowy. I love this colour a lot!

And lastly is another old favourite, Illamasqua Unrequited. This was one of the very first products I ever bought from Illamasqua and I think I will always love it. It gives the prettiest warm baby pink flush to the cheeks that never looks too much or too intense. Again, another perfect springtime make up product and I actually also really love that it's matte because sometimes I feel that sparkle doesn't look quite right.

What were your favourites during March? 
xoxo

75 comments:

  1. I love the colour of the shadow paint - it's exactly the type of shade I would reach for during the summer months. Really pretty! xxx

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    1. It's super pretty for sure! <3

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  2. Oh I need to try the Macadamia Flawless Cleansing Conditioner, it sounds lovely! <3
    The Illamasqua blush is so beautiful! :))

    XO,
    http://www.rosychicc.com/

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  3. Love this post! :D I'd really like to try something from Macadamia! Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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    1. This is the only one I've ever tried but I'm very impressed! ox

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  4. Deepthroat is pretty! I've been debating whether to purchase a nars blush - all the colors are nice, but the price prevents me from doing so :(

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    1. They are super expensive, I think they're lovely quality though and they're nicely pigmented so they'll last a really long time! <3

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  5. Love Jemma Kid, Nars Deep throat too! Not to mention 17 Beehive- I'm already on my 2nd tube (and much better packaging with mirror) :)

    passingfancyy.blogspot.com

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    1. It's a gorgeous shade, definitely going to repurchase in the new packaging although I do love the blue colour of the old packaging! xo

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  6. I have the Dot perfume and I love it. I would love to try some of the Macadamia products :)
    xx
    www.zdevania.blogspot.com

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  7. fab choices!! I love the look of the Macadamia flawless, I have always avoided those kinda hair treatments because of my oily hair but after trying the organix argon oil shampoo, and hearing you say the above works well for oily hair I think im gonna have to give it a go :) xx

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    1. It works really well, I was pleasantly surprised! I'm not sure I would entirely give up on my 'regular' shampoo just yet but I'm considering it! <3

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  8. Illamasqua Unrequited looks like one to go on my wishlist! I love finding old products you forgot you loved :) xx

    LittleGlitter.org

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    1. It's really pretty, I think Illamasqua do really lovely pastel pink colours <3

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  9. im so gutted the Jemma Kidd isnt available anymore :( the illamasqua blush looks beaut Charlie xx

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    1. I know, such a lovely brand! xo

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  10. I have the dot gift set too, and I really like it. Hanna

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  11. I love NARS deep throat too, it's my fav blusher. The Estee Lauder stay on shadow paint looks a bit like the maybelline colour tatoo!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I love the colour of the Nars blusher, I always like to keep my face relatively natural and that one looks perfect.

    Tara
    www.thestylerawr.com
    xoxo

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  13. I couldn't get deep throat to work for me which is a shame as it's so gorgeous!
    Beehive is also a favourite x

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  14. ooo now you're making me really want pink zinc! i've heard so much about it but now that you mention it's rose gold and eye brightening you've completely sold me ;)
    and deep throat too... that one's been on my wishlist since forever, but i just can't justify adding another blush to my embarrassing large stash haha! one day i'll find the perfect excuse...

    rachel x
    blushandbrunch.com

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    1. It's such a pretty colour, perfect for the sunny weather! <3

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  15. I love these posts you do :D I am so intrigued by the Macadamia foam, what an innovative idea?! Saves carrying loads of products when travelling as well. I need Pink Zinc in my life, what a beautiful shade! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. It's a really interesting product, I'm not sure what I was expecting but I love it! <3

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  16. I love going through my stash and rediscovering old favourites! Great picks for spring....I'm drooling over the Illamasqua blush, so pretty for spring!

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    1. It's super lovely, Illamasqua do pale pinks so well <3

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  17. The shadow paint looks so pretty! x

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  18. Ohh I want to try the dot lotion :D

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  19. I keep meaning to try the seventeen lipstick, beehive sounds like my perfect colour x

    srslylou.com

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    1. It's a beautiful colour, I think you'll love it! xo

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  20. oooh, love the idea of the shampoo and conditioner in one. Does it de-tangle your hair well as well?

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  21. , i never managed to get the Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow *sob*, I am so jealous!! I really need to pick up one of those L'Oreal Glam Shines next time i'm in Boots, they sound right up my street :) Love NARS Deepthroat, i think it suits everyone!
    Ellie
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    elsie-bells.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's definitely a shade that suits most people & so perfect for spring! <3

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  22. You made me want to try the Estée Lauder Cream Shadows... The one you showed looks beautiful as a wash of colour all over the lid or something like that.

    Miri xx
    mirisblogazine.blogspot.com

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    1. It's absolutely perfect for that <3

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  23. i love the color of the estee lauder stay on shadow paint x

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  24. Pink Zinc is SO pretty! Unrequited as well, they totally caught my eye x

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  25. I may have to treat myself to one of the Nars blushes - they are just too pretty!

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    1. The colours they have are stunning <3

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  26. You always have such gorgeous pictures. I think I love the colors of your blush and lipgloss.

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  27. You write the best favourite posts and make me want all of those pretty, nice smelling things :)x

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  28. I trained at the Jemma Kidd Make-up school a few years ago and their Dewy Glow was one of my FAVOURITES!!! My sister stole it though which is a total shame so I think I will go hunting for it when I am home next.
    My reclaiming mission!
    My favourite clinique blusher broke the other day and I was SO upset... something I am sure you can relate to, my fellow blusher loving friend!!...so thank you for the illamasqua tips, think I might go and have a play with them. After pay day of course!!

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    1. I think you should definitely steal it back! Really do recommend Illamasqua blushes, you'll definitely find one that you love in the range! <3

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  29. I love Nars Deepthroat too, it's so pretty! Need to start using it more often again.
    Pink Zinc is a gorgeous shade, & the Macadamia sounds lovely.

    Jesss xo

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    1. It's such a pretty spring shade <3

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  30. Love the look of that Illamasqua blush. I am always on the look out for the perfect baby pink colour and this looks like it might be it! x

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  31. so many awesome cosmetics <3

    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  32. I love the mirror shine lipsticks, I keep meaning to buy beehive! xx

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  33. I really like 17's beehive. It's not too nude and not too pink, just right. I'm yet to try a nars product but I really want to try Laguna!

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    1. It really is the perfect shade! <3

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  34. I know that feeling... Too often I forget about stuff I've bought and when I do find it, it's like receiving a present from me to me! These things look lovely by the way, I'm really tempted to try them out for myself now.

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  35. I need to dust off my jemma kidd dewy glow and start using it again! I avoided using it as I know I cant buy a replacement! haha. Is that sad?

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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    1. Definitely not, I was doing the same ;)

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  36. ooo I so want the Macadamia cleansing conditioner, I keep reading its amazing! Sounds like I need it in my life!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
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    1. It's a really lovely product, I was skeptical but it really works! <3

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  37. LOVE the highlighter, nearly hitting pan on mine :( also share loves with the 17 lipstick! Lovely favourites post :)

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    1. It's so pretty, I'm going to try and make mine last as long as possible <3

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  38. I am in love with the Macadamia Flawless, it's amazing! Got it from Baobella also, currently interning there and it's great! Do you have a profile? :)

    Lorna xx

    www.studsanddreams.com

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