On a rather grayish march day ive decided to brighten my mood by getting this months favourite products out and have a good old natter about why i love them. This month due to how much damage the winter does to my skin there is also some skincare featured too.
I don’t suppose for once that there are many people out there that don’t find the need for a great hand cream and lip balm to get you through the cold winter months and I’m no different, luckily i have my L’Occitane shea butter hand cream to stop my eczema taking over my hands and Nuxe ultra nourishing lip balm to soothe my poor cracked, flakey lips. If you suffer in the winter months I couldn’t recommend them any more as they have made such a difference this year. I also find that Helping hands cream from Lush is amazing too, but as its rich in essential oils there is a fragrance to it, where as the L’Occitane has no lingering scent. Lush will also give you a sample you can try before you buy which Is always a bonus.
Due to the constant central heating during the winter my skin needs a lot more pampering and I find that my normally great skin care routine seems lacking in something. 3 hero products for me this winter were Nip + Fab skin dragon’s blood fix plumping serum which I apply every morning before my moisturiser, Elemis Exotic cream moisturising mask, which i use 3 times a week and the Charlotte Tilbury Multi-miracle glow, which is a Cleanser, mask and balm for baby soft skin. These products will definitely be repurchased for when my skin needs a pick up or some extra moisture. Most of the high end product counters can offer you a sample of products before you splurge on a product that isn’t quite right, so its always worth asking.
On to this months favourite make-up, starting with foundation… yet again I’ve been trying something new. After purchasing the Beautylish.com surprise lucky bag this year i decided to try some products from a brand I’ve never used before. I was lucky enough to get the RCMA no-colour powder which I now love, so I decided to see if their cream foundation was just as good. I went with the RCMA series favourites palette in “Shinto” which Is classed as medium skin tones. I found shades SH-2 a good colour for me with Sh-1 working well for under the eyes and SH-4 great for the contouring. This little set is so amazing that i will be buying the full size when it’s finished as it just blends so easily, has good coverage, without looking cakey and looks like you naturally have great skin. I will definitely be trying more from this brand!
Blush is something I’ve not really been into…until now! I discovered Becca’s brushed with light Blush palette, again thanks to Beautylish.com and their lucky box and I’m converted. It gives such a beautiful, healthy look to the skin and the colour is just right to not make me too rosey looking ( I naturally have rosey cheeks anyway).
Im loving the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil matte bronzer in medium/ dark. Not only is the colour perfect for my skin but it smells absolutely amazing! Chocolate fix without the calories.
Trying to type whilst being jumped on by the Murphy ( my 9 month old puppy) is not easy! He’s on play mood which includes licking me to death and making the cutest little squeaking noises. Suppose it will teach me to blog at the table rather than on my bed.
this month I’ve really gone back to my Morphe palettes as i managed to purchase the 350s and the 350 matte but my favourite for day to day looks has to be the taupe palette 35T which has a mix of matte and shimmery eyeshadows in browns, neutrals and lilac/ purple tones. At the price of 23.50 gbp from beauty bay you cant go wrong. You get so much for your money and its decent quality.
Already have a few products ready for my April faves and hopefully my you tube page should be up some time this month. Hope you enjoy looking at my faves for march and if you haven’t tried any of these products then they are all great and definitely worth purchasing.
until next time my fellow beauty lovers
Steph and Murphy x