April 3, 2013

7 Things I've Been Loving (March 2013)




In March I've been opting for a bit more coverage in my foundation, don't ask me why, and I've been loving Chanel Perfection Lumière Foundation for that. It's the perfect shade for me, I'm 30 Beige fyi, and it just creates that almost flawless-skin effect. If I would like to have a heavier coverage, I'd be able to achieve that with this foundation. I actually like to keep the coverage quite light by buffing it in really well and then top up with a concealer on any redness, spots or hyper pigmentation I have left.

Continuing to achieve the flawless make up look, I have been obsessed with corals on the lips. Sheer corals that is. My favorite has to be Clarins Colour Quench Lip Balm in 09. It is not a balm actually, don't ask me why they named it that way. It is a very nice lip gloss that gives the perfect hit of peach to the lips and is very moisturizing without being too heavy on the lips. The gloss is very build-able if you want to have a bit more color on the lips. It can go from "my lipcolor but better" to a gorgeous peachy-pink. Another combination I've been swearing by is Benefit ChaCha Tint with Benefit Coralista Lipgloss layered on top. I love both these products individually, but they make one heck of a team to really give that fresh Girl Next Door vibe - and it creates a semi long-lasting stain when layered.

We all know make up can only do so much to create flawless skin, and this is where skincare steps in. My favorite this month? REN ClearCalm 3 Clarity Restoring Mask by far. I've been slapping this on religiously twice a week - Wednesday and Sunday are my mask days if you're interested. Followed by this I either use Caudalie Vinoperfect Enzymatic Peel Mask, which is great for brightening purposes or Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask. On a good day, as in if I have the time, I'd use them all 3 in that same order: clarifying, brightening, moisturizing. My skin has been looking really well these past few weeks and I'm pretty sure it's because of this combination. Another step I've added to my routine is Flaxseed Oil Supplements, I got mine at Holland & Barrett but I think any brand would do. Flaxseeds contain Omega 3, 6 and 9, decrease inflammation, can get rid of dry skin and acne, and it boosts your immune system. I just pop one capsule twice a day with my breakfast and diner. You can also buy the liquid form of the oil and have 2 tbs a day - bought it for my mum and she cringes every time when she takes it. Not recommended for newbies.

Before boring you with all skincare and make up products, my last favorite is actually a hair product - the infamous Tangle Teezer. I know I'm a bit late to the rave-train, say what... 4 years? I just never saw the need of splurging on a hairbrush as mine worked just fine - so I thought, until I tried this baby! I received the Tangle Teezer Compact* in the Grazia x John Lewis goodie bag. Though the 'gold' plating would not be my first choice, it didn't put me off trying. It totally took me by surprise that it actually did what the hype is about. I can totally see a difference in hair loss/breakage when using any other cheap drugstore brush I've tried and this. I'm telling you ladies, this one is definitely worth the splurge...

What have you been loving this month?

XO

After writing this entire post I just realized that I ended up with 9 favorites this month. You just have to see the masks as an individual product ;-)
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6 comments

  1. I couldn't find Tangle teezer anywhere in the US :(
    I really want it !
    xx
    http://holaflo.blogspot.com.ar/

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    1. How strange! If you're really interested, Feel Unique stocks them and they have free world wide delivery ;-). x

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  2. I'm really tempted to get the Clearcalm mask now too, especially as it would work well with the cleanser I've just got from the same range. Clay masks don't usually impress me all that much, but I loved Ren's Glycolactic mask so much that I'm hoping they've done just as well across the board.
    I've literally just tried out the Antipodes Aura mask for the first time and I am in love - it is the nicest mask! Have you tried it?
    Mel xx

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'll do a review of the mask soon, promise. How's the cleanser working for your skin, is it clearing up a bit already? Have heard/read loads of good things about the Glycholic mask, starting to get very tempted. Unfortunately have never tried anything from Antipodes yet, what does the Aura mask do? x

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  3. You chose some great favorites this month and gave a really good review on each of them without it being boring! I'm desperate to try the REN products I've heard nothing but good things about them :)
    http://daintydaffs.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aww thank you so much for saying that, you made my day :-). Totally recommend REN products, they have very nice started kits as well for you to try the entire set for a good value. x

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