I seem to have skipped my March faves post so will try to combine the past two months without making this post a mile long. March and April were mainly about rediscovering products that I abandoned for a while either because I was using something else, or because I felt like something didn’t work for me they way I hoped it would. Having more time recently to play with makeup a bit more, I realised that I have some really kick ass products in my stash that have been wasting away! Sometimes it’s not about the product being bad, but the way we use it!
I also recently got a few new accessories which I’ve been really loving and enjoying over the last month. Somehow I seem to have transitioned from large handbags to smaller ones and have really been enjoying carrying some of the small ones lately, so that’s the main reason I wanted some accessories that are small but compact enough to fit all my necessities.
Marc Jacobs The Face III buffing foundation brush
I’m going to start with this one, although I won’t go into too much details. I’ve already done a separate post on both of Marc Jacobs brushes I own, including this guy. Ever since I got this brush, I haven’t put it down. I’ve not been using anything else and honestly I don’t think I will ever need anything else to apply my liquid foundation. This is absolutely amazing!!! I’d probably go as far as saying it’s the best foundation brush I’ve tried so far. Quick application and flawless finish every time. Check out my review here to read more about them. Marc Jacobs brushes are pricy, but they’re really well made and totally worth it in my opinion.
Becca Under eye brightening corrector and micro mini beauty blenders
This is the product I rediscovered recently. I’ve had this Under Eye Brightening Corrector for a while now, sitting there not being used. When I bought it and used it few times, I hated the way it made my concealer crease, it felt heavy and oily under my eyes. It just wasn’t for me, so I put it away. Only recently I decided to give it another go, went through a bunch of reviews online and followed the application techniques others have recommended. I can honestly say, this product is amazing when used the right way. All you need is the tiniest amount on your ring finger, apply in the inside and outside corners of your under eye area and blend. This is where I use those micro mini beauty blenders and find them perfect for that. I then apply my concealer on top and finish off with powder. The effect is beautiful, visibly brightened undereye. The consistency is very creamy so a bit of setting powder is a must, but if you follow these simple steps (which I obviously didn’t at first) you will really enjoy this product.
Chanel Bronze Universal
I’ve had this bronzer for a while now and it seems I have either times when I don’t use it in favour of some powder bronzers or times when I literally cannot put it down. Lately, it has most certainly been the latter. It’s such a beautiful cream bronzer which can be used either as a bronzing base underneath foundation or as a bronzer on top, which is how I like to use it. I love the natural colour it gives, not too dark, not too orange, just perfect. It blends very well, doesn’t feel too heavy and smells amazing, just like most Chanel products. It’s a solid, very good quality bronzer and I love it. I’ve heard some people say theirs went dry, which is not something I personally experienced. I’ve had it for over a year and it’s still lovely and creamy. Just make sure you keep the plastic cover on top of it and then the black lid, it should prevent the product from drying out.
Oribe Dry Texturising Spray
I remember being a bit back and forth before I bought this product. This is probably one of the most hyped up hair products that I know of and as much as I do like to try new stuff, I don’t usually follow the hype. What sold me was the scent. It’s such a beautiful perfume type scent that lingers in my hair for long afterwards. I stopped using it for a while because I found that having my hair long, and wearing it in a pony tail or other type of updo, I didn’t really find this product necessary or needed. Only recently, since I had a cut and do like to wear my hair down, either curled or straightened, I really like what this spray does. It gives instant volume and body to my style and allows me to keep it for longer, since my hair is very fine and doesn’t usually hold the style for too long. The spray is very lightweight, doesn’t make my hair crunchy at all and it smells absolutely amazing. I heard some people use it instead of dry shampoo as well. For me, it doesn’t work as dry shampoo at all, but it’s not meant to. It’s supposed to provide texture and volume and that’s exactly what it does. It is pricy, but they also do travel size if you’d like to try it out first.
New iPhone cases
When I had iPhone 5, I got myself a couple of cases from Casetify, designed by H.Nichols illustration. I absolutely loved them both and used to switch from one to another every now and then. I gave them to my friend when I got iPhone 6 and bough myself a case from Skinny Dip, which I mentioned in my December favourites. It’s lovely, I still like it, but I’m definitely not faithful to phone cases for too long and tend to get bored with them at times. So I decided to get another two from Hayle’s collection and I’m so happy with them. I love her quirky, girly designs. There is so many motives to choose from and I really struggled to pick just two. They’re very well made, the pattern doesn’t fade or get scratched and you can pick the case option with either standard finish, like mine, or one that will protect your phone just a bit more round the edges. I like having some girly, happy, colourful phone cases. I am not one to buy colourful handbag and keep all my main accessories simple and classic for the most part, so I enjoy having a bit of colour or design on my phone case.
Louis Vuitton zippy
Speaking of simple and classic, I recently bought this Zippy Multicartes from Louis Vuitton with Fuchsia zip. Ever since I got back to using smaller handbags lately, I’ve been carrying my Aspinal of London mini Hepburn handbag a lot. I love Louis Vuitton collection. Their handbags and small leather goods are just beautiful. I wouldn’t go as far as calling it ‘collection’ but I do own a few Louis Vuitton pieces and I love them all. This is one of them. I love how practical and compact this little purse is, at the same time being small enough to fit into any size handbag or clutch. It has enough room for everything I need my wallet to carry, from cards to cash to some coins and receipts. It’s beautifully made, very sturdy and scratch resistant, so will last me for years. Although not quite as expensive as some of LV handbags, it’s still an investment, any LV piece is, but I personally think they’re really worth it.
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