MARCH FAVOURITES


So another month is over and that means it's time for another favourites post. I say this every month but this year is going so quick, although I am glad for the warmer weather coming up and the fact that holiday season starts - me and my boyfriend have just booked one for September and I am so excited. Anyway this months favourites is a mixture of makeup and skincare and most of it is new products I have picked up over the month.

MY UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE


So it's been almost a year since I finished university and 5 whole years since I applied, I'm getting all nostaligic lately after seeing my Facebook statues of my applications being accepted. I thought it was a good time to write this post as I know a lot of people will be heading off to uni in September and I definitely wish i'd more about other peoples experiences before heading off to Bournemouth.

COLOURPOP PRESSED POWDER EYESHADOW PANS


As soon as I found out Colourpop were bringing out a collection of eyeshadow pans I knew I had to try them! I have a bit of a thing for single eyeshadows and being able to choose exactly what shades I want but they are just getting so damn expensive from the likes of MUG, MAC and ABH. These CP ones are so affordable at $5 each, obviously plus the customs charge - can they just make their products more accessible in the UK please?!

THE ORDINARY (THE EXTRAORDINARY SKINCARE BRAND)


You definitely need to be living under a rock to not have heard of this amazing new skincare brand. The Ordinary comes from Deciem who bill themselves as the Abnormal Beauty Company who have a number of different ranges from different price points. The Ordinary is one of their more affordable ranges and brings to you fuss free skincare that keeps it simple and talks about its key ingredients instead of the magical things it 'could' do to you skin. The range is super affordable with the most expensive products around £12 but still brings the ingredients that most other companies would charge a fortune for.

MOTHERS DAY GIFT GUIDE


I did intend of getting this post up a little earlier but time just got away from me and so here it is 3 days before mothers day. However, it is perfect for those of you are still on the hunt for your perfect last minute gift for that special lady in your life. I love being able to treat my mum and even more now that I'm earning and it can be something really special. So here are the gifts that are sure to put a smile on your mum's face.

PASTEL NAIL PICKS


So it seems that spring is finally here and the weather is getting warmer, that also means Easter is nearing and I can't wait for that four day weekend! On the subject of Easter and Spring that also means its acceptable to start wearing pastels again and the way I love to do that is through my nails. I find the best way to experiment with colours I through my nails as it isn't too over the top but still very much noticeable and can tie a whole outfit together. So here are my pastel nail picks.

BEDTIME BEAUTY


Trying to keep up with a good skincare routine can often be very time consuming and there sometimes ends up being evenings when it's the last thing on my mind. This is where those dreamy products come in that look after your skin whilst you sleep. This is also the perfect opportunity to use a really intensive treatment and those thick creams that can't be used in the day, as it can work deep into your skin overnight. So here are the current products I am loving.

WORK DAY MAKEUP


Working a full time job often means I don't have as long as I would like to do my makeup in the morning, because of this I have developed myself a little routine to help ensure my makeup looks good enough to leave the house but I'm not late for work. Being a makeup lover means I don't think i'll ever be able to do a 'simple' makeup look and my work day look still includes a shocking 12 products!

TACKLING DARK UNDER EYES


One of my biggest issues when it comes to makeup is tackling my dark under eyes. I have tried out a good selection of colour corrects and concealers to help combat this issue and some have impressed me and some not so much. I tend to use a colour corrector as a base to eliminate the darkness and then will add a concealer to brighten. So todays post is my selection that I have found works for me.

NUDE LIP PICKS


If there was one lip colour I could wear for the rest of my life it would definitely be a nude, and I definitely own way too many. They are such an easy look to wear either for every day or added to a sultry night time look. Nude is a favourite for me as I find it really just enhances my natural lip colour and doesn't take much maintenance or reapplication throughout the day.

CURRENT SKINCARE FAVOURITES


I feel like its been a good couple of months since I last did an update of my skincare favourites so I thought it was due. I tend to mix up my skincare routine most days, just because I have quite a collection and I need to make use of it all. As i've mentioned before I have combination skin that does change with the weather, so currently its more on the dry side. However, I am quite lucky in the fact I rarely get blemishes. Anyway here are the products I am loving at the moment.

MY CURRENT FAVOURITE SCENTS


An important part of my beauty routine and I'm sure it is for most girls is a spritz of perfume. It is usually the last part of me getting ready and signals I'm ready to leave the house for the day ahead. My perfume collection is pretty big as it's usually a present I will ask for or I stock up at the airport on duty free. When it comes to scents I tend to favour light, floral and fresh scents and I will admit a pretty bottle can sell it to me (although I do have to like the scent first).

UPDATED MAC LIPSTICK COLLECTION


I did my first MAC lipstick collection just over a year ago now and since then I have added quite a few newbies to my collection, so I thought it was time for an update. MAC are definitely the undoubtable queens of lipsticks and have so many shades in every finish you could think of. They are also a pretty affordable price point, although whilst writing this post I did notice they are now £16.50 (why is every makeup brand putting up their prices!!). Anyway here is my collection...

ASOS WISHLIST


I have been so undecided about doing a fashion based post for a while but finally here it is. Whilst I will never be a fully fledged fashion blogger, because A) I don't have the confidence for it and B) I don't have the time for full on outfit shoots, I thought a wishlist post would be the best way to add some fashion to my blog. I have gone with ASOS as its my favourite shop to trawl for hours and add anything and everything to my basket/saved list and then wince at the total and not buy anything.

BRAND FOCUS | NARS


So here it's time for another blog post focussed solely on one of my favourite brands - Nars. I don't have a huge amount of products from the brand and there are lots more I want to try, but I have slowly been building a collection and finding favourites from the brand. The luxurious high end brand has a simplistic theme to its packaging using matte black - although it is a nightmare to keep clear. I have found they are most famous for their foundations, blushes and lip products. In my opinion they keep their products simple but they pack a punch and thats what makes them great.

SPRING INTO SPRING BEAUTY PRODUCTS


Happy 1st of the month everybody and who else is shocked that is it March already?! Since Spring is only a few weeks away I thought i'd bring to you today those products that will get you ready for Spring. The season before summer for me is all about fresh glowing skin and makeup to match that and so here are the products I will be using for the next few months.