Thursday, 31 March 2016

MARCH 2016 BEAUTY FAVOURITES

March 2016 Beauty Favourites

It's a jam-packed beauty favourites this month as I've been using and loving so many different products. I am so pleased to have found the first floral perfume I can wear without getting a migraine and, speaking of headaches, I've found a great helper for mine that's not painkillers! There's also an unusual but wonderful makeup primer hack in there too.


I'm forever having to explain to people that I'm allergic to perfume as everything except from The Body Shop's Coconut and Strawberry fragrances give me an instant migraine. I can't even walk through a Duty Free! However, thanks to The Body Shop again, I have found a floral-based scent that I love. Their British Rose Eau de Toilette (£19 from The Body Shop) is a really fresh and light scent that's not heady at all. It's a new release from them and reminds me of the old-school The Body Shop scents from my teenage years. I love it and it looks really pretty too.

Another product I've been really enjoying using throughout March is a new product from Elizabeth Arden that is an expansion to their cult Eight Hour Cream range. The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil* (£29 from Elizabeth Arden) can be used on your face, body and hair. I only use it on my body and I find it so moisturising and hydrating. It's not greasy and it absorbs easily into the skin. The oil is really light and scentless, and it comes in a handy pump spray bottle.

Tazeka Headache Helper

Onto my headache helper, the Tazeka Aromatherapy Headache Helper Roll-on Remedy (£25.50 from myshowcase) is a oil roller ball that you apply to your neck and temples. It has a sharp and zesty scent that contains cornmint, spike lavender, frankincense and ho wood to lift pressure. I don't know how it works, but I'm guessing it opens up your sinuses and calms you down. I find that if I use this right at the start of a headache, when I can feel it looming, it stops it in its tracks. It'sdefinitely worth a try if you are a regular sufferer.

Benefit POREfessional Matte Rescue Gel

Benefit's The POREfessional Matte Rescue (£21.50 from Benefit Cosmetics) is a light, refreshing and absorbent gel that gets rid of shine (but doesn't look unnaturally matte) and hides the appearance of pores. It's water-based and contains pore-blurring diamond powder. Whilst I have dry skin, I do get shiny patches and this takes care of those perfectly as well as really disguising the pores on my nose and cheeks. I find this a great alternative to the heavier and more silicone-textured POREfessional Primer, so if you don't like the feeling of that, you need to try this.

Onto another primer I've been loving- Lotil Original Cream (£2.87 from Boots) has started to gain a reputation as being a great makeup primer as its packed with glycerin. It's actually a thick antibacterial cream for dry skin (a bit like Sudocrem), however when you apply it to your face and really rub it in, it makes the skin very soft and smooth and has a firming effect. It makes a really good base for makeup and helps mine to look more flawless and stay put for longer.

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in Vineyard Peach
The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in Vineyard Peach Swatch

Another great new product from The Body Shop is their new Lip & Cheek Stain in Vineyard Peach (£12 from The Body Shop). It's a lovely coral shade that is incredibly long-lasting, however the stain it leaves behind is a lot pinker in tone than the initial peach shade you see at first. It's creamy, blends really nicely and is moisturising too as it contains honey and aloe vera. I love this both on my lips and cheeks (although not at the same time).

High Definition Illuminator
High Definition Illuminator Swatch

Finally, there's a face powder I've been loving- the High Definition Illuminator in Champagne (£23.50 from HD Brows) is a very natural, light-diffusing and pearlescent powder that looks really nice dusted over the centre of the forehead, nose and cheeks for an all-over natural glow. It also has skincare benefits with the addition of antioxidents Vitamin C and E and moisturising Argan Oil.

Have you tried any of these yet?

This post contains press samples, but all opinions are my own.

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