Monday, 31 March 2014

March Favourites

These favourites are a bit summer focused for a March post, but you can’t blame me – I spent the first week of this month in Mexico (sob, it feels so long ago) and since then the weather has perked up a little bit in England, so my mind is filled with dreams of cider, flip flops and sunny days! While I wait, here’s what I’ve been loving this month…



Skincare

The Australian Gold sunscreen is probably the nicest sun protective I’ve ever used – it’s in a really good spray, it smells nice, it isn’t sticky and it made my tan look really bronzed and even instantly! I’ve never seen this for sale in the UK but if I see it again I’ll snap it up!
I also added extra moisture with the Nivea Spray On body conditioner in cocoa butter flavour. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a big fan of anything coconut flavoured, but I tried to avoid the hype when this product came out, telling myself I didn’t need any new moisturiser and that it wouldn’t be that helpful. Eventually though I caved – and I’m really glad I did, it’s brilliant! It makes moisturising so quick and easy, even if you’re really lazy – and it works, and smells delicious. Win win.

Make up
This Bourjous Healthy Serum Bronzing BB cream has been great – it’s really dark on it’s own, but if you mix it with a bit of moisturiser or foundation it gives a lovely glow. It is quite shimmery so I think it’s probably better for the evening. I’ve also been wearing my Benefit Hula bronzer every day – I do always like this bronzer, but when I’m pale it can be a bit muddy on my skin – with a tan, it just looks really nice! I’ve gone back to my Bourjous lip stick balm pencil in ‘Peach on the Beach’ too, as I often do when I’m tanned. Nail polish wise, I’ve been wearing Barry M gel paints in Blueberry and Papaya. I find the formulas really beautiful and applying my Sally Hansen Fast Dry topcoat has helped them stay on – this is the best top coat I’ve ever used. The colours are just so lovely and I would recommend them to anyone.

Scent
I got this really cute Britney Spears Fantasy Twist – it comes with both the Fantasy and the Midnight Fantasy perfumes. I’ve been wearing Fantasy a lot this month – I’ve worn it for years but it always reminds me of summer nights and good times! I’ve also been using this pillow spray by The Sanctuary a lot this month – the lavender smell is so calming and it makes the bedroom smell gorgeous every night.


Hair
I re did my ombre recently (post coming soon!) so I’ve been using the Macademia oil, which I’ve loved for years, a lot to counteract the damage. I’ve also fallen in love with the Philip Kinglsey elasticizer – I’ve run out, which is why it isn’t pictured, but I’ll definitely be repurchasing it! I just put it on for around 10 minutes in the bath and afterwards my hair is super soft – amazing.  On holiday, I loved putting the Bumble & Bumble surf spray in my hair to give it that beachy feeling. 

Candle
Not a candle as such but since we moved house I’ve put this little lantern candle outside and I just love how it looks. I can’t wait for summer when we can sit out there and light it and have some drinks on the balcony!

Fashion
I can’t move on from my holiday and I’m still wearing all these wooden bracelets on my wrist – they make me feel happy! I’ve also been loving hippy cardigans like this cream one from Forever 21 which I’m obsessed with.



Food
I’ve been enjoying making salads this month – the first one is chicken and bacon, the second is Mexican style with spicy chicken, guacamole and salsa. Healthy but delicious – I always enjoy salads more in the summer.


 
TV
I’m still absolutely loving the Wire – Jimmy McNulty is my major crush – but also, Game Of Thrones Season 3 has finally come out on Sky Catch Up so we’re watching it quickly so we can watch the fourth season when it starts – really excited! I’ve also been watching Teen Mom 3 – I think MacKenzie has inspired me to do more exercise so it’s not all bad!

Music
This month I’ve finally forced myself to step away from the Arctic Monkeys album and I’ve been playing Band of Horses and Kings of Leon a lot. My favourite song by Band of Horses is probably ‘Is There A Ghost’ and my favourite Kings of Leon song is ‘Cold Desert’ or ‘Tonight’. I’m paying for Glastonbury tomorrow and these bands always get me in the festival mood!

Random Favourites
Our holiday OBVIOUSLY, and the view from our new flat – just look at it…



Unfavourites

Moving out of our old flat (sob), my boyfriend not being well this month (although he’s getting better now) and the lack of Mexico in my life now! 
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9 comments

  1. The food looks awesome now I'm hungry.
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  2. I love the Surf Spray from Bumble and Bumble but I always go through it really fast and too darn expensive to keep repurchasing. Lovely Favorites :) xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  3. I love Australian Gold -I used it while I was in Mexico too!

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  4. Really like the look of those salads, yum yum.


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  5. I love Britney Spear's Fantasy! :) x
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  6. Great picks! I have never tried Macadamia Oil but everyone seems to like it so I might give it a try! :)
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  7. great nail polish picks! I have on a coral right now that is just like the one you chose :)

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  8. I love the Surf Spray I like underwater photo

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  9. Some great sounding products in there
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