It's time for a round-up of the beauty bits and pieces that I have been using avidly over the month of March. - The fact that we are heading into the fourth month of the year is scary enough.
This month my beauty regime has included some international products following a visit from my Aunt who lives in the US and looking at my March favourites laid out, they aren't very spring inspired are they?
The Hair: I have been using a three step hair care regime by the American brand 'It's a 10' and although I can't fault any of the treatments that I have tried, the stand out product is the 'Miracle Leave in Product' which is sprayed into the hair post wash and blow dried through to leave your hair feeling silky soft and nourished. There will be a full review of the 'It's a 10' products that I have been using coming up next week.
The Eyes: Brown eyeliner in my opinion, is underrated especially on blue eyes as it really sets off the pigment in light eyes. I like to wear brown liner with a matte, smokey eye in the tight-line and waterline. The Collection 'gel liner' is smooth and easy to apply without dragging or creasing.
The Face: I only recently reignited my interest in face powders, since my Rimmel 'Stay Matte' powder cracked I haven't re-purchased another. Having been introduced to the Almay 'Balanced pressed powder' I am impressed with the finely milled bronze, conceal and highlight formula.
The Nails: 'Crocadilly' from Essie is marketed as a magnetic polish however, I could never get the formula to work and prefer to wear it on its own. The pearl finish shade is the beautiful accompaniment to a rich tan or can be worn vamp style with naturally pale skin. The formula stays put chip free for around two days without a topcoat.
The Base: I have always been a primer lover rather than a loather, I like to create an even base for my foundation to sit on whilst hydrating my face. The Almay 'CC luminous primer' is a creamy formula that evens out the skin tone and nourishes my skin beautifully.
The Lips: This month I found myself rocking a deep, purple lip courtesy of Benefit's 'No Competition' a super moisturising lippy with subtle pigment that can be layered up to intensify the colour. Although this isn't the most spring like of shades it compliments a lightly blended eye and bronzed cheeks perfectly.