March | Current Favourites

Thursday, March 30, 2017




March is over. Spring Term is over for the kids. I've got a busy Easter Holiday ahead but I have to just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming...Anyway, here are the things that I've been loving a lot this past month.





Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water Reverse Pump | £17

In all honesty, I don't get the hype with this micellar water. I don't personally see why its considered a cut above the rest and why its been hailed as some kind of miracle for years. It does the job of removing the bulk of my eye makeup really well but then so do most of the others I've tried. For me its all about this reverse pump bottle. No more lids rolling around the sink or bathroom floor, no more micellar water running down my arms, no more drama at the end of an already tiring day. I literally have this sat on my bathroom windowsill and I just flip the lid open and place the cotton pad on top and press down a few times. Its mess-free and refreshing. When this is used up I won't be splurging on this again but instead will be re-filling this with the equally amazing Simple Micellar Water because thankfully this lid unscrews. I'm so savvy ;)


Rodial StemCell Super-Food Cleanser | post | £32 full size

This cream cleanser is such a treat to use and I like using this after removing all my makeup in the evenings, though I do sometimes reach for this in the mornings when my skin is feeling particularly parched. Its really nourishing and feels lovely on the skin with no greasy residue left behind. I actually use this as a hydrating mask a lot too and have been really enjoying it on my dehydrated skin lately. Thankfully I have a couple of smaller tubes in my back-up drawer too.


Foreo LUNA Mini 2 | £119

I am still stunned when I remember that I was lucky enough to win this beautiful pink gem in a giveaway hosted by one of my favourite blogging girls Liv - FashStyleLiv (if you're not already following her, you really should!). This has changed my cleansing game for sure and what was usually a minute long chore has now become something I genuinely look forward to. This cleansing device has numerous silicone bristles that help to make your cleanser more effective and sonic technology to really help massage and cleanse the skin. I find my skin looks brighter and feels smoother every time I use this.





ColorSport 30 Day Brown Tint* | post | £8.25

This was a total first for me as I had never used anything like this but now that I have, I can see it being a part of my life for a long time to come. I have dark brow hairs but they're so sparse with no real definition. This brow dyeing kit has really helped me look like I have fuller, thicker more defined brows and the best part is that it takes a few minutes with long-lasting results. I opted for Dark Brown because I'm not a huge fan of bold brows and it still worked wonders on my brows, so much so that my sister was asking what I had done to achieve the brows I had always dreamed of without any makeup on!!!

The kit comes with a dye, a developer lotion and a little mixing stick which you can use all in the palette provided within the packaging. I left it on for 5 minutes (the maximum allowed time) and the results were instant. I didn't use the brow spoolie that is provided but instead used a little angled brush for more precision - to make sure the tint was in the shape and location I wanted and not all over the place. I made sure to coat the edges around my brows with some Vaseline to stop any staining of skin or smaller hairs.

I'm so impressed with the results and have actually done it again recently to top it up and love how confident I feel with my natural brows now. The finish is extremely natural-looking and that's why I love it because it works with what I want for my brows. If you have sparse brows or just don't have the time to spend doing your brows with 700 products every morning, then I highly recommend you check this kit out. There is also a lash tint available too that I haven't been brave enough to try yet.


Mahogany Naturals Retractable Eyebrow Pencil* - Brown | £20

Speaking of brows, I have been obsessed with this pencil since Tope (the wonderful lady behind this luxury British Brand) gifted it to me. Its retractable with a spoolie on the other end and I find the angled pencil so easy to use not only to fill in my brows but also to define the ends of my brows. The formula is waxy without being heavy and has the right level of pigmentation to help me build up the colour for a natural look. The shade is perfect for my dark but sparse brows and I love how it makes my brows look fuller without looking filled in. You can also read my review of Mahogany Naturals Skincare Products here.


Primark PS... Primer Water | £2

This is one of those products that has become impossible to find and I've even heard some people saying that Primark may have discontinued it already (aargh!) but I have to mention it because it has blown me away. I've never used a primer water before and this cost me £2 so of course I was willing to give it a go even though I was super sceptical about it. To my shock and surprise, this actually does an incredible job of prepping my skin for makeup application, and I have pretty oily skin, large pores and dry patches all over the place. And this still somehow works. The makeup applies beautifully on top of it, lasts all day and stays looking fresher too. I sometimes spray this after applying my makeup to lock things in place and I don't know if it does that but I just love spraying it. It smells delicious too. I don't understand how it works but it does. I just wish I had purchased several bottles while I had the chance.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light - Intensity 3.5 | post | £31

I am so glad I finally gave this a go. It is so good and is everything that I was missing in my base collection. A long lasting, mattifying base that gives me a flawless, satin-matte finish without being heavy or looking like a full coverage foundation. I have been reaching for this a lot because it is such a great every day product and I've been able to wear this on days when I needed to look like I had no makeup on and even to a party. I'm so happy with it and the shade matches me really well and overall I am super pleased with this.


Maybelline Color Tattoo - Creamy Beige | post | £4.99

This is more a rekindled love for me because there was a time, not very long ago, that this was literally the only eyeshadow I used every, single, day. I love the formula which lasts all day for me and doesn't crease as long as I don't apply too much. I take some on my finger and blend it out and within seconds my eyes look brightened, unified and it also makes the perfect base for any eyeshadows I choose to use on top. The shade works great for me too - a neutral skintone shade. I really need to get a new pot though!


Tesco Finest Salted Caramel Sauce | £1.90

Finally, a special, decadent treat that I have become a little bit too addicted to. This is the best tasting shop bought salted caramel I have come across. I love salted caramel as much as the next guy but despise that usual fake chemical taste they have so this one has been a refreshing discovery. It hits all the notes perfectly and I have used this in baking, for breakfast, generally as a naughty treat and every time I become more and more addicted. My advice: bake a shortcrust pastry tart case and slather this sauce all over it. Thank me later ;)


Is there anything here you are loving too? Anything you'd love to try? I'd love to know...



Sal xxx
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30 comments

  1. I totally agree with you on Bioderma - I prefer the Garnier version! I could do with giving this brow dying kit a go - having semi decent brows always makes me feel like I look more put together, even if I'm not wearing any makeup!

    Bloody hell- Salted Caramel Sauce - I want it for my breakfast!!! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Its just regular micellar and so overpriced lol! Yes, I can't actually believe I have regular looking brows now xxx

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  2. This is the second post I've read today where the Primark water is mentioned. No don't tell me they've discontinued it, I haven't even tried it yet! That 30 day tinting kit sounds really great. I'm nearly out of my brow tint so I'll have to look into this one more once mines up!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. Well I went back to look for the Primer Water again and its nowhere to be seen...aaargh! xxx

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  3. I'm re-discovering Maybelline Colour Tattoos too at the moment. So quick and easy as long as you only apply a dab xxx

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    1. Yes, I love them. Need to repurchase Creamy Beige xxx

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  4. I'm re-discovering Maybelline Colour Tattoos too at the moment. So quick and easy as long as you only apply a dab xxx

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  5. I'm really tempted to try the 30 day brow dye, but knowing my luck I'll mess it up and look like an idiot for the next month! Aaaaand now I'm craving salted caramel. My mouth is watering at the thought of it, haha! xx

    Rhi | www.rinkydinkyrhi.com

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    1. Ah...no way, I'm sure you'd be fine. If I can do it, trust me you can too. And yes, this sauce is everything haha xxx

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  6. I can never go back to a bristle cleansing brush now I've tried Foreo <3 The Bioderma with the pump is everything - I just refill the bottle with other normal bottles of Bioderma I've got on sale now haha. Really glad you're enjoying DW Light too :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Hahahaha I love that you're savvy too. Yes, Double Wear Light is wonderful...xxx

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  7. Glad you like the Foreo Luna! I don't like doing my morning cleanse without it now! Gutted if that's true about the Primark Primer Water, I really want to try it! Can't believe how cheap that Salted Caramel Sauce is, dangerous!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Yes, I reach for it every morning too. I know right...I went back to look for it but I can't find it anymore. Get the sauce...its amazing haha! xxx

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  8. So many great favorites! I hope the primark water isn't discontinued and I hope they bring it to the US soon :D I looooove my luna mini, although I have the first version. It's so cute and teeny and like you said, it makes cleansing so much more enjoyable! It also helps with timing. If I don't use it I wash my face for a few seconds, using it makes me wash my face for a whole minute! Hope you have a wonderful Easter holiday!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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    1. Thank you lovely. Yes, it makes it so much easier to actually cleanse for a whole minute and has been a bit of a revelation for me. I can't find it in store but here's hoping you do get to try it soon xxx

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  9. I would love to try that cream! It looks amazing all these products here look so gorgeous :)
    http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/03/80s-power-dressing.html

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  10. Salted Caramel is my favourite flavour for basically everything, drizzle it over any dessert and it makes it 10 times better haha
    Kathy x
    Alongcamekathy

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  11. Was you 'just keep swimming' a finding Nemo / Dory reference haha? I really want to try the Primark primer water. I have the smashbox one, but I don't love it but at £2 you can't go wrong! The salted caramel sauce sounds delicious! xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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    1. Hehehe indeed it was ;) I know right...the price is the only reason why I was willing to try it hahaha! xxxx

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  12. I agree about Bioderma, there are other micellar water that does as good job but for a small fraction of the price. And thank you for reminding my about Creamy Beige, I wore it everyday for months when I first got it....time to go through my makeup graveyard.

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    1. Ah! Snap on the Creamy Beige love....yes it needs to be resurrected. Mine is in such a bad state I need to just get a new one haha! xxx

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  13. I really like the Simple micellar water! I wish it came with a reverse pump top. Hopefully in the future!

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    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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    1. OMG that is the ideal product! xxxx

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  14. Primark Primer Water sounds so good, I really hope it isn't discontinued and the Salted Caramel Sauce sounds heavenly. Love the EL Double Wear Light one of my faves. Great favourites! Hope you're having a lovely weekend xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Thanks lovely...I can't find the Primer Water in store anymore which is a shame. I'm hoping they bring it back soon. xxx

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  15. I know what you mean by the Bioderma micellar water. I got it so long ago, before the whole craze about it and thought it was just ok. And I've tried many other micellar waters since that have been just as good!

    Samantha Series

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  16. I think the Bioderma hype still is based on the time when it was basically the only micellar water on the market and the whole concept was new. Now, with a few more options around, it is no longer so special, but four years ago it was unique and outstanding.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  17. I'm with you on the bioderma-no idea what the hype is all about! I've got a Boots botanicals micelles water at the moment and, apart from rubbish packaging, it's lovely!

    Beekeyper - latest - Avoiding Impulse Beauty Buys

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