Wednesday, April 3, 2013

March Favourites

 

Hello all, sorry I'm a couple of days late but here are my March favourites. Is it just me or is this year going SO fast? Seems like a week ago that we were seeing in the new year.
This month there are a few products that I've been reaching for regularly, so without further ado, here they are:

Starlytes Vanilla Bean Candle
I was heading out for dinner with my best friend who was home from university for the weekend when we called into Homebase to pick her up some fairy lights for her bedroom. Now we didn't actually leave with the fairy lights, but we did leave with one of these candles each. I absolutely adore the smell of vanilla, I think that's partly why I love MAC lipsticks so much. And when we spotted these huge candles for only £4 each, neither of us could resist. I've been burning this in my bedroom in the evenings and it smells so delicious. I think it will last me a really long time too and I will definitely be re-purchasing this when it's gone.
 
Neal's Yard Bee Lovely Hand Cream
I got this little beauty free with my Marie Claire magazine last month. I have to admit I don't usually read Marie Claire as I prefer magazines like Cosmo that include more affordable clothes and beauty products, instead of teasing me with £375287 dresses that I will never be able to afford (yes, that was a slight price exaggeration). BUT, I had been suffering from really dry skin on my hands this month and when I saw this freebie (which is usually worth £10), I had to pick it up. It smells lovely as it contains a blend of honey and orange essential oil and it really has left my hands feeling much softer and more hydrated. I don't think I would re-purchase this for full price though as I'm sure there are cheaper alternatives that do the same job (if you can recommend me one, please let me know in the comments below!).
 
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
I already have the original Urban Decay Naked palette which featured in my February favourites (my first ever favourites post) and I use it almost every day. Did I need the Naked 2? Truthfully, no. They are very similar. But because I use the Naked 1 so often and the quality is so good for the price, I thought I would treat myself to the Naked 2. This palette has a cooler feel to it in terms of the colours. It does contain some gold and brown toned shades like the Naked 1 but it also has some more grey-based shades. I would say that I still get more wear out of the Naked 1 colours but this palette is still 100% worth the money. And I LOVE the brush that came with it. I've seen some bad reviews of the brush but I personally really enjoy using it. It is double-ended so there is a shadow brush and a crease brush. While the shadow brush is a little small and stiff for my liking, the crease brush is fantastic and I use it every day now to blend out my eye shadow.


Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in 'Papaya'
I love this range from Barry M, it has such a gorgeous finish. Just like the name suggests these polishes dry to a very shiny gel-like finish and the colour range is so pretty. This has been one of my favourite shades to wear this month, it's a lovely pale pastel orange colour and is perfect for Spring.

Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in '101'
I've had this lipstick for quite a while now but I've been reaching for it a lot more often this month. It's a gorgeous blue-toned pink (the blue tones supposedly make your teeth appear white, don'tcha know). I normally tend to stay away from matte lipsticks as I have fairly dry lips so prefer more moisturising formulas, but I love the finish of this lipstick. It is definitely not drying, it has a nice satin-like finish and great colour pay-off. I'd definitely recommend this lipstick.

Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara
Finally, I've been trying to lay off using my YSL false lash effect mascara as I'm already onto like my fourth tube of the stuff and it is pretty expensive so I need to try and make it last a bit longer. So instead, this month I've been using the masterpiece max mascara from Max Factor and I'm really enjoying it. Max Factor have a pretty good reputation for their mascaras which I think is justified, although they are on the pricey side for a 'drugstore' mascara. This makes my lashes look thick and long, which is exactly what I look for in a mascara, as do most people, I'm sure. The last couple of days, I've been applying my L'Oreal Telescopic mascara on top to add a little bit more length and to separate my lashes more, and I really like the look I get from this combination.

So that's it for my March favourites, I hope you enjoyed it!
Have you tried any of these products? What's in your March favourites?
(Leave me the link to your most recent favourites post as they're one of my favourites types of posts to read!)



Holly xo


22 comments :

  1. The candle sounds as if it'd smell amazing! And I love the Barry M nailpolish in papaya too..I featured it in my March Favourites:-). OX

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    1. It really does Lana, I love anything vanilla-scented. I enjoyed your March favourites too :) xx

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  2. The candle sounds amazing! And such a bargain too :) I love vanilla so much :) definitely going to have a peek when I go house shopping this weekend. I have the naked pallette too and love it :) xx

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    1. I can't recommend it enough Hannah it's such a lovely smelling candle and so big for only £4! xx

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  3. That lipstick looks very pretty!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  4. Love the Barry M Gelly polishes- I really want to get the Naked palette too
    Daniella x

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

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    1. I can't recommend the Naked palettes enough, I think they're brilliant and so worth the money xx

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  5. Please check out my blog doing a MAC giveaway when I reach 200 followers :)

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  6. Love your blog! I love the naked 2 it was also in march faves!! It be great if we followed each other!
    http://burstwithenvy.blogspot.co.uk/?m=0

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    1. Thanks Michel, yeah the Naked 2 is so worth the money, the Naked Flushed palette is the next on my wishlist! xx

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  7. I absolutely love the shade of that lipstick. Kate Moss lipsticks are one of my favourite drugstore lipsticks! Great quality and shade choice for the affordable price tag.

    Christina | Passion Obsession

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    1. They're one of my favourites too, I have 5 different shades now! xx

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  8. I have that candle too! It's amazing isn't it!

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    1. It's so good! I will 100% be re-purchasing it when it eventually runs out, I might try some of the other scents too xx

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  9. I have that hand cream too.. it's so lovely isn't it? The packaging is great too, as it stands out in my handbag! xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. It really is, and you can't help but love it more when you get it free! ;) yeah the packaging is so bright and cute xx

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  10. I love the Naked 2 palette :) great favourites!

    Love your blog I'm a new follower x x

    Alara x

    http://thevanitylondon.blogspot.co.uk/

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