Wardrobe Update

2 Apr 2015

March Favourites



1. Herbal Essences Clearly Naked Sheer Shine Mist

This is a very new found love of mine, as I only bought it about a week ago but I already LOVE using it. It is meant to add a nice, glossy finish to your hair after styling. In Winter, due to neglect from the sun my hair goes a considerably darker blonde, especially at the roots, which makes it look a lot more dull than in the summer months. The spray just brings back a bit of life to the dullness, and it isn't oily or greasy on my hair. Also, it doesn't create the frizzy, bad-humidity-esque look that some hair products seem to attract, it does the opposite and makes hair look sleeker. It works particularly well when I have straightened my hair, making it really soft and glossy. It's super cheap, especially at the moment as it is half price in a lot of shops (I got mine from Superdrug), RRP £4.49 for 150ml. My only criticism is that it doesn't come in a slightly smaller size so I can fit it in my handbag, as it would be great to carry this around to re-apply during a long day.

2. Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil Spray

Getting my hands on this product was a bit of a fluke as the travel size bottle was a freebie when I ordered the Styling Creme online. I already use Argan oil products before blow drying my hair so I neglected this for a while, thinking it would have the same effect. Yet, since coming back from university and not having unpacked properly yet, I turned to this product, and I have been having great hair days since. I don't know what it is that makes it different to other oils I use, but my hair hasn't felt this silky in a long time and it creates just the right balance between straight and wavy. It is a lot lighter to use than oils, detracting from the risk of over-using and making your hair too oily. I'm a big fan of hair that looks as though it hasn't been styled at all (surprisingly hard to achieve), and I think this spray really helps do this. It's also a really good primer before styling, and protects from UV damage (not that I am at much risk of this at the moment in the never-ending winter weather). I am definitely going to be investing in the full size bottle. The RRP is £19 for 250ml and you can get it from Bumble and Bumble here.

3. L'Oreal Skin Perfection Miracle Cleansing Oil

Even though I haven't had this for all of March, I felt as though I should include it as I have been using it religiously, at least twice a day, since I bought it. I have wanted to buy a cleansing oil for a while now as my skin has been really dry lately and I thought a bit of oil might brighten it up a bit, but it seemed slightly risky as lots of oil on your skin can inevitably lead to lots of spots. But, I have been won over by the cleansing oil - my face-wipes have been made redundant since buying this as I use it to cleanse in the morning and remove make-up in the evening. It is surprisingly quick at taking off even the toughest of make-up like thick mascara, I massage it into my skin for about a minute and rinse off - a lot quicker than scrubbing my eyes with a face-wipe. I have noticed that the blemishes I had have dried up, and my skin feels a little less dry than it did before which is great from just a cleanser. The oil is on offer at the moment in Boots, it is £5.33 for 150ml, giving you a third off the RRP £7.99. It is one of the cheapest cleansing oils that I have come across - I'm interested to try other brands to see how it compares, but I was pleasantly surprised with this product.

4. Superfacialist by Una Brennan Vitamin C+ Brighten Gentle Daily Micro Polish Wash

I am not going to say too much about this product as I have already reviewed it here, but I really wanted to include this in my favourites as I have been loving using this wash through March. Firstly, it smells AMAZING, I can't think of a better smell to wake you up in the morning. It combines a cleanser and an exfoliator in one with the micro-beads which makes such a difference to the feel of skin, however although it says to use in both the morning and evening, I prefer to use it mainly at night as it can make your skin slightly flushed after use, but my skin does look a lot fresher in the morning. I don't think it is sold in many other places apart from Boots for RRP £9.99 for 125ml, which is where I bought it from. I can't wait to try more products from the Una Brennan range if they all smell as nice as this one.

5. Sleek Shimmer Blusher in the shade Suede

After it was ranted and raved about, I got the Sleek contour kit for Christmas last year and loved it. I wanted to give some of Sleek's other products a try so I ordered one of their blushes in Suede, as I love the packaging and I wanted a blush in a peachy, almost bronze tone to give my wintery-pale skin some life. It comes in a rectangular compact with a mirror (not really big enough to apply blusher easily but perfect for eye make-up). I would say the shade is a blend between a blush and a bronze, as it is the opposite of pinky but not dark enough to be a bronzer. I am interested to use this in the summer when my skin is slightly darker, as I think it would really compliment tanned skin. Even though it is called a shimmer blush, the shade is matte, and the flat compact makes it really easy to apply with a blusher brush. For the price, it is really good value as I think it will last a long time. The only fault I can make is that the compact is slightly hard on your fingernails when you try to open it.

6. Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

I don't know if this product has been reviewed to death but I can't get enough of the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. I thought I'd found my favourite brush when I bought their foundation brush, and I still love and use that one everyday but since buying the expert face brush my favourites have changed. Applying and blending blusher/bronzer is so much easier than any other brush I've used, and it is so silky soft on my skin. The circular design makes it really easy to do a circular motion when blending which I find a lot easier than other techniques, and once you wash it it feels brand new. You can buy Real Techniques brushes from Feel Unique - the expert face brush is £11.99 RRP, but you can get it a little cheaper from Amazon usually.
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  2. These look amazing! The Sleek blush is now on my wishlist too! It looks beautiful! I have a sleek blush in rose gold and love the formula so I can't wait to try this! Earned a subbie on bloglovin'! xx

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