March was a very minimal makeup month. I really didn’t reach for too much outside of the usual mascara/concealer/powder type of business. However there were a few makeup bits I particularly enjoyed this month, as well as something for the hair and for the body.
TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
I mentioned this in my January Favourites, but it’s two months later and I still can’t seem to get enough of this stuff. It’s one heck of a highlighter. If you want something that’s really going to bring a glow to your skin, this is your guy. It’s not subtle, yet it’s not sparkly. It strikes an impressive balance.
Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown
While I generally find the Anastasia Brow Wiz to be a quicker fix, I’ve also been enjoying the Dipbrow Pomade. It’s more pigmented and, used with the right brush, you can draw in nice, natural looking individual hairs. I also find that with my bushy brows sometimes it’s hard to work a pencil in between the hairs. The Dipbrow is easier to wiggle into any gaps.
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella
Remember a second ago when I said I hadn’t been reaching for anything fancy? Well this is definitely an exception. I can’t get over how beautiful this red is. It’s deep, gorgeous and hella matte, just the way I like it. When I don’t want to go for anything too bold, I apply a small amount of this to my lips and smudge it in with the warmth of my finger. It turns into a more casual looking, long lasting stain.
Lush Happy Hippy Shower Gel
Truth be told, I’m not always a fan of Lush. I think some of their stuff smell amazing, whereas others can smell a bit… stuffy… to me. This grapefruit shower gel, however, is so fresh and lovely. It’s a real pick me up in the morning. I’m a sucker for anything grapefruit.
Joico Blow Dry Perfecting Cream
This was a gifty from my step-mom at Christmas time (thanks Joyce). I’ve been meaning to include this in my favourites for months, but my memory has failed me every time up until now. I have quite frizzy, unruly hair that usually needs some heat styling to get it looking half decent. This Blow Dry Perfecting Cream is ideal, as it provides both that heat protection that I need and also works to help smooth at some of the frizziness.
Favourite show: The Musketeers
I thought I’d include a couple of non-beauty favourites for a change. Jason and I binge-watched all the Musketeers this month and it was delightful. This is one awesome, sassy rendition of The Musketeers done by BBC. It has all the action and drama that you’d expect, but it also had me laughing away. Plus, a little romance on the side. The first season is on Netflix.
Favourite song: From Afar by Vance Joy
I am obsessed with this song right now. I have to stop myself from listening to it on repeat. It’s both a beautiful song and a beautiful music video.