I'm not the best for posting monthly favorites posts, and I haven't posted a video in months because truth be told, I don't always remember. I don't always have a lot of favorites to tell you about and I think it would be counter productive to tell you about products I've only been using for a short time.
This leaves me with a dilemma, either no favorites at all or do a less frequent favorites showcasing a bunch of things ranging from beauty to fashion and everything in between. In order to keep things ticking over nicely, I am going to try to post a larger "Quarterly-ish Favorites" every 3 months or so. Now I know it's barely into March, but I have a few things I want to talk about.
Without further ado...
In The Category of Make-Up.
I am absolutely obsessed with my Revlon Nearly Naked foundation again. Thanks to my amazing friend Shauna, I've been having quite a few good skin days. In fact, I've been going bare faced on more than one occasion in the last month or so, even on a night out. Crazy!! The Revlon Nearly Naked foundation (in the shade Ivory) is just enough coverage for my skin when I feel I need that extra help. It's not cakey, and with a light dusting of powder (for NN, I opt for Natural Collection Pressed Powder in Cool), it's matte and stays all day. A clear winner with Spring approaching, ladies!
Speaking of obsession, I don't think I've let a day pass me where I haven't used my 17 Brows That Kit. I feel naked without my eyebrows, and even if I am just wandering around the house I need to have them done, just for the sake of my own happiness. This kit is amazing for anyone who wants the whole kit and caboodle, pencil, brush, wax, eyebrow powder and an under-brow highlight, all tucked into a really sturdy case with a lovely mirror in the lid. I do believe I got it free with a €10 spend on any 17 products, but it's no more than €6 or €7 in any Boots store. I adore it and could not be without it. Honorable mentions to my Real Techniques Brow Brush for making the whole job a breeze! A killer combo, make no mistake!
Finally, I have a brilliant product, multi-use and cheap as chips! Natural Collection single shadows, in Opal. It's a highly pigmented, shimmery pearly white that can be used for a few different areas on this face. Of course, you can use it as a shadow, that much is obvious, but it can be used as a highlighter. Beware though, despite its 2.89 price-tag, this is up there with the Naked Illuminate (without the massive, coarse disco-ball glitter). Use it as a strong under-brow highlight, on the tops of the cheekbones and bridge of the nose for a super sculpted, high-fashion look.
In The Category of Hair:
I need to say this, THE REMINGTON PEARL WAND IS THE GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER BOUGHT!! For my hair, specifically. I have very satiny, hard to curl locks, that usually require half a tin of hairspray to keep any kind of shape. I have to say though, the Pearl Wand has been nothing but the model of a totally miraculous, absolutely undeniably wonderful investment. I have no issues getting a curl to hold, in fact, I am currently writing this with the most wonderful, voluminous second day curls still in place, and only a minimal amount of hair-spray used. Impressed? You should be! Off with you now, and get one!
I couldn't pass an opportunity to give a quick, honourable mention to Batiste Dry Shampoo. This stuff was a love of mine for much of last year, and over Christmas, found itself stuffed into a drawer because I wasn't as pressed for time in the shower in the mornings. I have rekindled my affection for it though and am totally enamored with using it alongside a heat protection spray before I curl my noggin. This stuff makes life so much easier for all you busy chicks out there!
In The Category of Tan:
I'm sure at this point your sick to death of seeing me wax poetic about the glory that is Cocoa Brown 1 Hour tan, but I am so in love that I just cannot stop harping on about it. And, it's not just the tan, it's the whole range! I cannot get over their Chocolate Whip, it makes me smell like a mini-roll, and I'm totally okay with that, by the way! Tough Stuff is the best thing to hit the Irish market in god knows how long, turning my scaly pins into smooth, soft, lust-worthy legs!
Combining all three, Tough Stuff, Chocolate Whip and 1 Hour Tan is a recipe for absolutely perfect legs. You cannot go wrong.
In The Category of Lips:
I am convinced at this stage that Revlon use magic to make their lip products because I literally have nothing bad to say about any of their lippies, be they the Matte Balm Stains that I'm infatuated with, the ColorBurst Lip Butters, or their Kissable Balm Stains. They can do absolutely no wrong.
I am also still 100% committed to Catrice Lipsticks, particularly Matt-erial Girl and Holly Rose Wood. They're long-wearing, non-drying and less that €5 a pop! There is no excuse not to love them...
Maybelline Brow Drama Brow Mascara,
NYC Lipstick - Blue Rose
Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil - Bling Bling
Sleek Make-Up Storm Palette,
Boots Skin Clearing Wipes
Tesco "Free-From" Porridge Oats
My iPod Classic 160gb
Paco Rabanne Lady Million Perfume
GiGi Gorgeous, Michelle Phan, Leighann Says and Ophelia Dagger
My Icy Eyewear Ray-Ban Style specs,
Essence Lipstick - Dare To Wear
What are some of your favourites so far this year??
Let me know so I can try them out!!