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March favourites featuring Charlotte Tilbury, Benefit, MAC & more!

So it's favourites time again! It's a week since I lasted posted properly and I have really missed it but needed the break because I fainted a few times and just needed complete rest. This month has really flown by and I have been really loving lots of make-up products recently, more than skincare. A lot of them are recent purchases and I just love when you buy something that lives up to your hopes!

Calling all sinus sufferers! You need this product: Kneipp Mint & Eucalyptus Sinus Relief Herbal Body Wash

I regularly suffer from sinus infections and despite trying many rinses, anti-histamines, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and sinus sprays, I never seem to be free from congestion in this area so I am always willing to try products that might help. When I saw Kneipp Mint & Eucalyptus Sinus Relief Herbal Body Wash on Feel Unique recently, I decided to buy it in the hope it might help. It contains natural Mint & Eucalyptus Essential Oils, both of which help to clear the sinuses when you inhale them. I like to wash my body & then take a few minutes to deeply inhale the scent, which is very calming.

REVIEW: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencils

Urban Decay is a brand that I don't own many products from apart from eyeshadows and I LOVE the eyeshadows so it makes sense that I try some other products in the range. The 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencils were my product of choice and I definitely don't regret buying them!

New foundation! Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder

I am a huge fan of Charlotte Tilbury - not just her products, but the lady herself. I have always found her very inspiring in any interviews I have read or heard with her and her positivity is infectious. I love & want everything in her collection & already own two of her eyeshadow palettes: Dolce Vita & Golden Goddess, two of her Lip Cheat Lip Pencils in Pillow Talk & Iconic Nude and two of her lipsticks: Velvet Underground and Lost Cherry. I thought that her Filmstar Bronze & Glow would be the next product I would buy because it was been on my wishlist for ages, but I was in the mood for a new foundation, so thought I'd try Light Wonder. Unusually, there is only one foundation in the range so I assume it suits all skin types. For me, it sounded perfect because it is described as having a light as air formula and also as hydrating and illuminating - exactly what I look for in a foundation.

REVIEW: Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

If you have read my blog for a while, you will know that I love mascaras! I shared my collection here last summer & have added more since then, from Stila, Tarte, Lancome and Too Faced to name a few. I like my lashes to be very black, I don't like the crispy feel that some mascaras give and I like volume also. My Holy Grail mascara is YSL Faux Cils, with Too Faced Better Than Sex being a close second. I have tried BADGal Lash & They're Real mascaras from Benefit before & didn't really like either of them to be honest so I was unsure whether I should even bother trying their latest offering: Roller Lash. However, I received a discount code from Feel Unique for £10, which reduced the price of the mascara to £9.50 so thought I'd give it a whirl and I am so glad I did!

Empties & speedy reviews #9 featuring Xen Tan, Sarah Chapman, Clarins, L'Occitane & more!

It's empties time again & this time, I feel like I could shed a tear because some of my favourite products are finished - all at the same time! There are no make-up empties - just face & body care products and I'll start with face skincare.

Recent purchases #17 featuring Soap & Glory, Benefit, Ren & more!

So I did a little bit of shopping again and thought I'd share what I bought with you today. The first thing I bought is the new mascara from Benefit - Roller Lash. I was in two minds about buying this because I'm not the biggest fan of Benefit mascaras but there were so many great reviews floating about & then I received a £10 discount code from Feel Unique, so I just thought I would go for it because that brought it down to £9.50. I'll let you know what I think of it!

March Lookfantastic Beauty Box

This is the sixth Lookfantastic Beauty Box that I have bought and I think this has been my favourite so far! The products are worth £71, so it is a bargain for only £15, with free delivery.

The first thing that I spotted was a mini version of The Wet Brush. I already own a standard sized version of this & I really love it and rate it more highly than the tangle teezer. This will be perfect for my handbag, so I am delighted with it!

My Top 5 make-up brushes featuring MAC, Nars, Sigma, Bobbi Brown & Real Techniques

I have so many brushes in my collection, but find that I tend to reach for the same few repeatedly and thought I would share my top 5 and most used brushes with you today.

Contouring made easy! Smashbox Step by Step Contour Stick Trio review

I generally use powder products to contour and I previously reviewed the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit here, which I love but I found that I was not using the highlight powders. Also with my skin being so dry, I was keen to try a cream contour but wasn't very excited about any cream contour products I had seen until I saw Tati from Glam Life Guru use this Smashbox Step by Step Contour Stick Trio set.

Marc Jacobs Lolita palette - a dreamy palette!

Eyeshadow palette addicts unite & take a look at one of the most stunning palettes you'll have ever seen! I'm talking about the Marc Jacobs Style Eye Con Plush Eyeshadow Palette in The Lolita to give it its correct title. I first heard about this product about 18 months ago & I thought that it was absolutely beautiful, but it is not sold in Ireland so I thought I had no chance of getting my hands on it unless I went to the States. I had kind of resigned myself to not owning it any time soon & tried to put it to the back of my mind telling myself that I didn't actually need another eyeshadow palette, let alone another neutral one, however I knew that if the opportunity to own it ever came my way, I would pounce on it! That is exactly what I did when I saw it on Rose's Beauty Store. Now this palette is definitely not cheap, so I did hesitate (for all of 10 seconds!), but decided to take the plunge anyway because I had wanted it for so long and when it arrived (around 9 days after despatch), I was delighted I had ordered it.

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Brilliance Facial Oil Review

I have been really enjoying using Sarah Chapman's Morning & Overnight Facials recently, which are serum-oils but they are quite expensive so I knew that they would not become a permanent part of my everyday routine.I would definitely like to have a bottle of the Overnight Facial in my stash, buy cannot afford to use it every night. I love the results they give, so I decided that I should look for another product that might emulate the results & I stumbled across Emma Hardie Amazing Face Brilliance Facial Oil on Feel Unique and decided to give it a go. I have used the Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm previously & repurchased it several times, so I already knew that I liked the range. Again, it is not the cheapest but it is certainly more affordable than the Skinesis range. The Oil is €42.16 or £31 for a 30ml bottle. The bottle has a pipette, which I love as it means I will use just the right amount of product.

Too Faced Chocolate Palette - in my top 3 palettes of all time!

When the Too Faced chocolate palette was first released, it was an eye-watering €63 so I immediately told myself that I didn't need or want it. However, I read so many great things about it so I still sneakily kept me eye on it and when I recently saw it on the Debenhams for €44 and then there was a further €5 discount, I decided it was time to buy it!

This palette is all kinds of amazing and it is definitely one of my favourite palettes in my collection - that is a major statement from me because I have 22 eyeshadow palettes in my stash! I love the packaging - it is a tin, like the Naked 2 & 3 palettes, so would be perfect for travelling as the shadows are well protected. It looks like a big bar of chocolate & before I bought this, I did wonder if I would want a bar of chocolate every time I used it, due to the design & scent (it smells like chocolate!), but I haven't had a craving so far. There is quite a large mirror inside the lid, which I like too.

There are 16 shadows in this palette and they are a mixture of mattes & shimmers. The great thing about this palette is that the shadows are not just neutrals - there are some nice pops of colour in there including Cherry Cordial & Candied Violet. The first shadow that stood out to me was Creme Brulee - this shadow is simply stunning. It is a beautiful bronzey-gold & I love to pair it with Gilded Ganache in the crease. My husband commented on my eye make-up the first time I wore this  combination & said it really made my eyes pop & the whites of eyes looked whiter!

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