Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March Favourites!




It's time for another round of Beauty Favourites, and I honestly feel like I don't write enough of these posts? Like I'm not going to start posting my favourites weekly (lol) but maybe I should blog them monthly? I do try a lot of things, so there's a vast garden of ripe fruits from which to pluck my juicy picks of the bunch. OK, this is getting weird, let's start!

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lip Velvet in 09
I won this as part of a Bourjois makeup prize in the recent Beauty Crew Birthday Giveaway, and even though I'd heard about these hyped up lip velvets, I'd never actually tried one. It took all of one swipe for me to confirm that the hype is indeed justified. The formula and texture of this liquid matte lip colour are amazing. It is so light and soft on the lips, yet it's full of pigment. So we have high colour payoff combined with an extremely comfortable to wear formula, that glides on effortlessly and has a long-wearing matte finish. Luckily I enjoy the colour I received, but at the same time, I'll definitely be snapping up a few more shades at the Priceline 40% Off Cosmetics Sale (22nd and 23rd of March)!



Amie Petal Perfect Gently Cleansing Micellar Water*
I've been using this nightly to remove my makeup after receiving a duo of Amie skincare to trial, and the more I use it, the more I like it! I love that it's 'naturally kind' skincare, full of naturally-derived plant extracts and completely free from parabens, sulphates, mineral oils and pertrochemicals. It contains rose petal and argan oil extracts and smells so lovely, it's a real pleasure to use. My skin is left clean, soft and refreshed. This is an inexpensive Micellar Water that does a great job, and something I'd happily recommend.

Oh Deer Sugar (Oh) Peachy Keen Shower Moose
I love love love the texture and fragrance of these shower mooses (deliberately misspelt!) by Oh Deer Sugar. You can read my review of the delicious Rose & Passionfruit Shower Moose in my September Favourites post. I honestly thought nothing could compare to that amazing moussey delight, but the peaches and cream product is freaking brilliant. Think soft, whipped, mousse-like, fluffy af goodness that melts into your skin and lathers up luxuriously, whilst filling your nostrils with the gorgeous aroma of fruity peaches and sweet cream. I'm seriously in love and need to try all of the scents available!

Redken Beach Envy Volume Texturizing Shampoo & Conditioner*
It's amazing the difference good quality haircare products can make. I jumped at the chance to try this duo when I got the press release, because I'm always on the look out for volume-creating products for my fine, flat locks. As it stands, I already have quite an array of body builders (not that type!) in my arsenal; from thickening foams, root boost juice and extra volume dry shampoo to volumising spray and thickening treatment serums. And more, lol. But the Redken shampoo and conditioner set impressed me from the get-go, smelling delightful, providing a good lather and leaving my hair soft and healthy-looking. Weirdly, the conditioner is clear, which I don't come across often, but it did an amazing job on my hair, so the colour of it is inconsequential. During trialling, I used all my other products as usual, and only switched my shampoo and conditioner. So I scrunched through my thickening foam and blow-dried whilst scrunching as I usually would, and am pleased to say I did get bouncy waves and volume! I will definitely continue to use these products as I love the results I'm getting.

PuraSonic VIVA
I've been wanting to try a facial cleansing device for quite some time, but there are so many on the market now, it's hard to know which one to get! Well it turns out I didn't have to decide, because I won this little white baby from an Instagram Giveaway. This is so easy to use! It even came already charged up, and I haven't had to recharge it myself yet! I simply dab my cleanser of choice on my face, turn the PuraSonic VIVA on, and it literally does all the work for me. It fits easily into my hand, and it feels so nice when the brush-head is vibrating, giving my skin a much deeper clean than my fingers ever could. I don't know if you're supposed to exfoliate with it as well, but I did (but not for long, and gently!). My skin looked and felt amazing after the first go; it was so smooth and it felt cleaner than it had in ages. This also reduces the size of pores and decreases the appearance of fine lines. I am loving my new cleansing buddy!



Rimmel Kate Moss Sculpting Palette*
You know when you forget you have something, then re-discover it and are wowwed by it? That's what happened with this gorgeous rose gold palette! I was sent this along with some other Rimmel makeup a while back, and have just recently started using it again. This is in the shade Coral Glow, and I'm deadset reaching for the blush every week day lately! I'm also using the highlighter, but not as frequently as the flattering blush. I really love that you can build the colour up and it blends like a dream. I actually put some contour underneath, blend that out, then put the blush over the top, then blend again. If I can be stuffed have time I'll go in with some highlight on my cheekbones. So glad I've given this multi-tasking palette another go! You can read my original review of it here.



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Do you love any of these products? What are you loving this month?

53 comments:

  1. That shower mousse sounds absolutely divine!! I love that Rimmel compact as well, it's so versatile!

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

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    1. Loving the Oh Deer Sugar shower mooses, Laura! They are amazing :)

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  2. Some lovely shades on the eye shadows.

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    1. The contour/highlight/blush palette sure is pretty!

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  3. What fun items and most useful ones too Di! Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek 12/52. Next week; Three Month Review.

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    1. Yes indeed, I've been getting a lot of use out of them, Denyse! Thanks for the linky :)

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  4. I love the Bourjois lip velvets too! I actually only tried them because a friend bought me one for my birthday. And the Oh Deer Sugar shower moose (mooses? What is the appropriate plural here? LOL) is one of my favourite treats to myself. My favourite is the confetti fawn scent. Lovely picks!

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    1. The Oh Deer Sugar shower moose is fast becoming my fave treat to myself too! I need to try the Confetti Fawn one, Felicia was praising that one as well! :)

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  5. Some great products there.
    I'm a bit of an oh Deer Sugar fan too :)

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  6. I really want to try that Bourjois lip velvet. The reds look amazing that range!

    Lubz || http://lubzsays.com

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    1. You won't be disappointed Lubz! The Priceline 40% off makeup sale starts tomorrow, hint hint! LOL :)

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  7. I have wanted to try so many of the oh deer sugar products!

    Great reviews.

    Shannon x.

    www.shannongibb.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thanks Shannon! You would love them I reckon! xx

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  8. Great favourites - I love the Rimmel sculpt kit as well!

    Maddie | www.maddiesbeautyspot.com

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    1. Haha yes I just read that in your Priceline Sale Recommendation post! Great minds think alike hehe :)

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  9. I've never tried any Redken hair products, but maybe I should. Thanks for the quick review. :)

    Michelle Morchella

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    1. I'm really impressed with the Redken haircare, Michelle. Hope you like it, too!

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  10. I've only tried the Amie Micellar water from this list and it is fantastic in removing makeup! xx

    Jacq
    Jacqwritesworld.com

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    1. Yes it's a great micellar water Jacq! Thanks for reading xx

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  11. That Oh Deer Sugar shower moose (hehe) sounds so good! I'm a sucker for fruity smells so I reckon it'd be up my alley.

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  12. I love the Rimmel Sculpting palette too!! <3

    Tahana
    www.tahanalee.com

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    1. No wonder it's so popular, it's a great little palette!

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  13. I totally want to try a cleansing device, I know there are so many now that I just don't know which one to choose!! And I'm always getting Clinique products because of my skin, but it's just so expensive the one from Clinique that I wonder if it's even worth it! Thank you so much for this review girl :)

    Live. Laugh. Love & Make Up | Latest Post: FREE Spring Blogger Kit - Printables

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    1. Thanks for reading Brenda! Yes I was getting a bit overwhelmed with the number of facial cleansing devices to choose from too!

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  14. I really want to try some Oh Deer Sugar products now more than ever after reading your blog post!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. They are so delicious smelling and the texture is to die for (for the shower mooses anyway!) :)

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  15. Oh Deer Sugar is now on my list to try! xx

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  16. Oh deer sugar is definitely being added to my wishlist!

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  17. I've purchased some Oh Deer Sugar products and love them too! But those shower moose's sounds gorgeous, I definitely need to look into grabbing a couple. I've just made my priceline sale purchases but now I'm tempted to grab some of thosebourjois lippies!

    Rochelle || www.simplesocialsister.com

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    1. I just read your Priceline Haul post, great picks!

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  18. I see the Rimmel Sculpting Palette everywhere!! I must try and see what the hype is about. Thanks for sharing :)

    Isabella | www.digyhu.com

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  19. I see the Rimmel Sculpting Palette raved about everywhere! I must give it go! Thanks for sharing :)

    Isabella | www.digyhu.com

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  20. I love the Rimmel sculpting palette too. Such good quality and so affordable xx

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  21. Oooh I like the colour in that lip velvet! One of these days I will get myself some lovely shower moose!

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    1. Haha, yes! I;m like that with a lot of things! :)

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  22. I have most of these items. Love them all x

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  23. Oh ive been loving the Amie Micellar water too Di, gets all the makeup off with no oily residue!

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  24. Body builders. That's what I need in my life too! Same kind as you've been drooling over ...
    #teamlovinlife

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  25. I think I'm really missing out on this Bourjois brand - time I did something about that. And that shower moose is next on the purchase agenda - gotta have it! xxx

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    1. Hope you love the Oh Deer Sugar and Bourjois goodies as much as I do Kat! xxx

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  26. I've never even heard of a shower moose!

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    1. Hehe, it's a play on 'mousse' referring to the formula/texture. So good!

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