Sunday, 6 April 2014

What I've been loving this month | March

Hi everyone, todays post is going to be my March favourites; all of the things I've been loving throughout March! Its mainly beauty products this month, but there are a few foody bits thrown in as well!

First up is the Garnier Micellar cleansing water, a lot of brands have been jumping aboard the cleansing water ship recently and I was interested to see if any of them would be as good as my beloved Bioderma. I got this from Boots and it was around £5.99 at the time. It claims to "remove make-up, cleanse and soothe". The idea with the Micellar water thing is that you use it on a cotton pad to remove all of your make up and you don't need to rinse if you don't want to. I mainly use this to remove most of my make up, then I go in with a normal cleanser and remove the rest. I think the Garnier offering is quite similar to the Bioderma, its unscented, gentle and doesn't dry my skin out. I do need to use a little more product than I would with the Bioderma, but if you're looking for a slightly cheaper, more readily available alternative to Bioderma I would definitely pick this up!

My next skincare product is the Simple Kind to Eyes revitalising eye roll on. I bought this on a whim in Superdrug one day, my eyes were feeling quite dry and itchy so I wanted to get something to soothe them. This really works well, it has a metal roller ball applicator which is really gentle and has a nice cooling effect on the skin under your eyes. Its super cheap at around £4.00 and it doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes. This has definitely been a life saver for my runny, itchy eyes!

Moving onto make-up products, I've been loving the Illamasqua Skin Base foundation recently. I have to admit I am a bit of a foundation addict, I can never stop searching for the perfect one. The Skin Base foundation is gorgeous, its really pigmented, it blends really well and creates a really nice smooth base. I'd say the coverage it gives is medium, but could be built up for a more heavy look. The shade range is brilliant and I love that Illamasqua cater for the very fair skin tones like mine, right up to very dark skin tones. If you're looking for a good coverage foundation that lasts really well, this is one for you to try!

My next favourite is new from Seventeen and its the Seventeen Cheek Stamp. I saw this product when the lovely Kate from gh0st parties mentioned it on her blog. I thought it looked like a cool little product and I picked it up when it was on 3for2 in Boots. It gives a really pretty flush of colour and lasts really well. The shade range isn't brilliant but I loved this bright pink colour called Made you Look. These little blushers are a bargain at £4.99 and I think next time I'm in store I'll pick up the shade Blushing too.

The last make up product is the Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Mascara, which is basically, as the name says, just a mascara for your brows. I use this once I've filled my brows in to set them and keep the shape as neat as possible. I have the shade Medium Brown and its the perfect match for my brows. 

Moving on to two random non beauty favourites, I've been loving the Nakd Banana Bread bars. These are little raw fruit, oat and nut bars, they're really yummy and they are wheat and dairy free and don't contain any added sugar or syrups. They're 100% vegan and count as one of your 5 a day. I like to snack on one of these in the afternoon to try to avoid the 3pm chocolate cravings in work. You can get them in Holland and Barrett, Boots or Tesco but my mum bought me a pack of 18 from Amazon, so I'm well stocked up!

Finally, this next one is a little bit strange, but I picked up these mints from Holland and Barrett. They're from a brand called Sen Cha and they are Green Tea Leaf Mints. Eating three mints provides you with the same amount of anti oxidants that is in one cup of green tea. I got mine in Bombay Chai flavour which is seriously yummy and they're nice if you're craving something sweet! They do a lot of other different flavours that I'm interested in trying!

I hope you all had a great March and let me know in the comments below what your favourites thing were throughout the month!

Thanks for reading!

Rachael x


  1. Love this post!
    I love to see what other people have been loving!

    Charlotte //

    1. Aw thank you! Me too, love to be a bit nosy! xx


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