March Favourites: The Beauty Edition

18 March 2019

I want to share with you guys a few products I’ve been trying out over the past month.

For ages I have put off filling in my eyebrows. Before exploring the art of brows, I had none - they barely had any shape or definition. Although you don’t have to go full on thick brow style, it could be a great thing for you to experiment with a subtle brow pen. Maybe even start with a tinted brow brush or gel?

After testing out a few products I feel more confident in pictures because before I always felt that when I had makeup on other than my brows, they looked odd or incomplete. I have started wearing eyelashes more often now over extensions. I don’t wear makeup often so when I do I like to spend a bit of time to make it look nice. The downside to wearing lashes is that my brows suddenly looked even more undefined. I purchased a brow felt tip for the first time maybe 6 months ago and I’ve been gradually becoming more confident with it. I recommend this MAC shape + shade pen. It lets you fill in your natural shape and once you’re more confident like I am now, you can start to sculpt your brow shape.

Eyebrows before and after the MAC Shape + Shade Brow felt pen.

What brow products did you guys first use? Do you also look back and cringe at bad brow days?

I would take thick, undefined brows any day over the 2009 thin brow days.

I have sworn by this moisturiser for about two years. I’m someone that sticks to a pretty regular skincare routine. I try to moisturise my whole body once a week. I moisturise my face twice a day with this stuff too. I alternate between this and the Garnier tinted moisturiser, because if you’re like me and suddenly feel like you go from a 6 to a solid 8 with a tan, this stuff is a necessity. This Nivea one is definitely on the thicker side but it’s really moisturising without being greasy. It works great on your face before applying makeup as well.

I’ve found out recently how bad regular sunscreens are for the environment. All of the big names have harmful chemicals that effect coral and sea life. I’ve never even thought about it but that layer of oil you see after coming out the water has to go somewhere doesn’t it and now I know where. I found loads of brands on amazon that are ‘reef safe’ that I’ve just bought two bottles of for my upcoming volunteer trip. I’m working with sealife and snorkelling so the team there warned me to look into reef safe sunscreen and I’m so glad they did.

This is a fairly pricey but great product. They have a selection of coloured glittered eyeliners that are priced at £17 a tube. Obviously eyeliner does go quite a long way so it’s not an awful price range. The product itself it great and the brush works quite well for getting a good winged eyeliner. This eyeliner makes a great subtle but glam look.

Here is a real life Regina George moment to be had. Lush has a peppermint foot cream that I use quite often. It smells great and just by using a specific foot lotion, I feel like I have my life together. It’s a pretty large tub and it has lasted me ages. If you want to feel a bit extra, definitely buy this.

I hope you guys enjoyed this month’s favourites, the beauty edition. I’m trying to work on extending my posts with writing and becoming more regular with more detailed content. I also just started a YouTube channel. Click on that link and go check out my first video. It’s my everyday glam makeup look.