So another month is upon us and that means it’s time to talk monthly beauty favourite’s. I didn’t think I would have much to show this month because I was overseas for some of it and didn’t wear much makeup for a couple of weeks, but when I started looking through my products I realised I actually have a heap of products I have been loving!
I know this post is going up a little late as we are already about a week into April but I figured better late than never so let’s get stuck in!
Arbonne Reactivating Serum and Hydrating Body Lotion –
These two products can be used separately but are designed to be used in combination with each other and they have been a lifesaver this month since I started using them and I think they may even be reaching Holy Grail status! Basically it’s kind of like a serum and moisturiser for your face where you put the serum on first to deeply hydrate the skin and prepare for the moisturiser to follow.
I have very dry legs that normally drive me crazy and I have tried every moisturiser and body butter out there to try and relieve the dryness but nothing works…until this! I apply the serum and let it sink in for a few seconds and then follow with the moisturiser and do this each night before bed and my legs have completely changed, they are no longer dry and itchy which just amazes me because these products feel quite thin and lightweight so I didn’t expect them to be so hydrating. They feel very luxurious and soak into the skin quickly and don’t leave me sticky or greasy.
I know I am a consultant for Arbonne and rave about their products all the time but I am just seriously so impressed with just about everything I try from their range, the products are so incredible and they are all natural which is something that is a must for me when it comes to skin care and also something I try to look for as much as possible with my makeup.
If you have dry skin issues I would really recommend trying this combination of products out.
Lorac Pro Palette –
I haven’t had this palette for too long so I recently included it in my palette of the week challenge but I have been loving it so much I keep it as my palette of the week for about 2 or 3 weeks! I promise I will be changing up my palette for this week guys. I won’t go into too much detail about this palette because I want to do a full review on it soon but I really love it! The top row is all matte and the bottom row is all shimmers.
The quality is so good and there are so many shades to choose from you can create so many different looks with this palette. Loving it!
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Light –
I sort of go back and forth with this concealer and can never really form a proper opinion on it but this month I have been really loving it. It is an extremely thick concealer and is a little greasy but it gives such great coverage and it does not crease on me. You do need to squeeze really hard to get it out of the tube because it is so thick which I hate and you need to blend it in with your fingers so the warmth from your fingers can help to blend it so it is a little work but the results are worth it in my opinion.
Like I said it is a little greasy so you do need to set it with a powder but I always set any concealer I use otherwise I think anything will crease. I just set this with a loose translucent setting powder. If you are after a full coverage concealer this one is a good one to check out.
Makeup Geek Delux Crease Brush –
I have used this brush every day this month for blending shadows into my crease. Its nice and soft and pointed so perfect for getting right into the crease and its the only blending brush I own that doesn’t shed like crazy.
Dulce and Gabbana Passion Eyes Duo Mascara Curl and Volume –
This is a sample size of this mascara and I have been enjoying it the past month since I got it. It is nothing amazing and I wouldn’t spend the money on the full size but it is a good one none the less. It has a rubble bristled wand which is my favourite kind and the wand is curved which I normally don’t like but it seems to work well with this mascara. It separates my lashes nicely and gives volume and doesn’t flake or smudge. It’s really good for the lower lash line because of the tiny rubble bristles that are so close together.
Ben Nye Pressed Colour Palette –
This palette is actually from my professional makeup kit but I have pulled it out this month and have been playing with it myself. I have many of these powders in the lose version but I find the packaging hard to work with on those so I decided to start using the pressed ones and I really like them. I use the second and forth shades on the top row mostly and they set my foundation so nicely and give a really nice natural finish as they are very finely milled powders. I have a darker version of this palette as well and the darker shades can be used for contouring as well so they are very versatile which is why I like them for my kit.
Mustika ratu Papaya Bath & Shower Gel –
I purchased this in Bali so I’m not sure if it is available is Australia but OMG this smells amazing! It has nice a beautiful sweet fruity fragrance and lathers up nicely and I have been obsessed with this shower gel! I went back to the store I purchased it from before I left Bali but they had sold out of this fragrance. If you live in Bali and want to get your hands on this I just got it from a Coco Supermarket and if anyone has seen this is Australia let me know, I want to get my hands on a backup…or 5! Haha
DKNY Golden Delicious Eau De Parfum –
I am terrible at describing scents so I have put the notes and description of this perfume below but basically it has a fresh and fruity scent that is fresh but warm at the same time which is really interesting. I have been reaching for this a lot this month which says a lot because I have enough perfumes to almost wear a different one each day of the month so if I go back to the same one a few times in the month it shows I really have been liking it.
“From the heart of New York grows a regal apple, a pure and seductive fruit that rises above the rest. Luxurious. Magical. Special. And like the city itself, it’s a tantalizing blend of sensations. DKNY Golden Delicious glistens with a glamorous burst of succulent orange flower water. The heart beats deeper with floral touches of white rose and muguet flower. In the base, musk, sandalwood, and teakwood blend together, lending a warm, lasting touch of sensuality. And, of course, the scent of Golden Delicious apple provides an elegant and memorable character that shines throughout the life of the scent. Notes: Orange Flower Water, Mirabelle, Golden Delicious Apple, White Rose, Casablanca Lily, Vanilla Orchid, Muguet, Musk, Sandalwood, and Teakwood. Style: Sophisticated. Glamorous. Radiant.”
Reviva Labs Microdermabrasion Pomegranite Scrub –
This is a really finely milled scrub that is meant to rubbed all of the face for 2-3 minutes and then rinsed and it is meant to act like a microdermabrasion. When my skin needs a really good scrub and clean up I like to use this scrub as it does a really good job of removing all of the dead skin cells on my face and brightening up my skin. It doesn’t irritate my skin and I find helps with blackheads.
Arbonne Sheer Pressed Powder in Light –
This is another face powder I have been loving and using a lot this month. This powder is very finely milled and keeps me matte for quite a long time. This colour is perfect for me and it doesn’t clog my pores. I really like this one. What more can I say!
Art Deco Bronzing Powder in 02 –
This from a limited edition collection but I think may still be available on BeautyBay.com which is where I got it from. This bronzer has a slight shimmer to it but it is not really detectable on the face. I love this bronzer, it is the perfect colour and blends beautifully. I love the large compact because it’s easy to get a big brush in there and it will last me for ages! I have used this nearly every day this month.
Lime Crime Lipstick in Poisonberry –
This is a beautiful deep purple lipstick and I have worn it quite a lot this month and I always get heaps of compliments when I wear it. I don’t know if you can tell from the picture but it melted in Bali and broke so it’s hard to work with now which makes me so sad L
I love a vampy purple lip and this is the perfect colour for this. I love the formula of these lipsticks and will have a review with swatches up in the next couple of weeks showing all the colours I own.
Real Housewives of New Jersey –
I know this is not a beauty favourite (technically) but I have been obsessed with this series this month so I had to share it. I have been watching Real Housewives of New Jersey, New York and Orange County and New Jersey is my favourite one by far. These girls are hilarious and I think it’s just so fun to watch. I got this off eBay and am currently on the hunt for season 3 and 4 which so far I can’t find so if anyone knows anywhere else I can get these DVDs from besides eBay please let me know.
That concludes everything I have been loving this month, please let me know in the comments what your favourite products have been for the month of March.
All products mentioned in this post were purchased by me with my own money. I am not being paid or sponsored to do this review and all thoughts are my own.