Tuesday, April 2, 2013

March 2013 Top 10 Beauty Products

It's that time again!! It's April already and boy is it starting to cool down.  For those of you who don't know, I've spent the last 3 and a half years in the warm tropics of Australia.  I've recently moved down south and I'm already finding it hard to adjust to the cooler days.  Who knows how I'll survive winter but I've managed to get some wooly stockings, boots and slippers and I'll be sure to pick up an electric blanket on my next trip to the shops.

Anywho here's what I loved in March:

March 2013 Top Ten Beauty Products

1. Sanctuary Spa   2. David Jones   3. Nuxe   4. Maybelline

1.  Sanctuary Spa Warming Micro-Brasion Polish - Bought this from priceline and love it.  Read my full review here.  
2.  David Jones Cream Foundation SPF 15 in Fair.  I got this in my David Jones Sampler tote (read about that here) and I'm really liking it.  It gives a full coverage and applies easily to the skin.
3.  Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil - I got this 10ml sample in my February Bellabox and I love it.  Apparently its a cult product and they sell a bottle every few seconds or something! For me, it leaves my skin feeling so nourished without leaving any oily residue.  I've also been using a little on the ends of my hair.  Love it and will definitely be purchasing a full bottle of this when I've finished up everything else.
4.  Maybelle Baby Lips Colour in Berry Crush - A really nice lip balm that gives a good stain of colour on the lips.  Use this practically everyday.

5. MUA   6. The Balm   7.Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
5.  Makeup Academy Mosaic Blush.  Use this everyday - a gentle pink blush with just the right amount of shimmer to it.
6.  The Balm Shady Lady in  "Just this once Jamie" - (see a swatch here) Love this eyeshadow, it's such a dream to apply and blend and is very pigmented.  Have been using this as my crease colour a lot this month.
7.  OCC Loose Colour Concentrate in Twirl - nothing more to say than what's already been said here

8. Maybelline  9.Sleek  10. Sigma
8.  Maybelline Colour Tattoo in "Tough as Taupe" - I've been using this as a base all over my eyelid and for my fair skin it's the perfect base for a day-time smoky eye.  It's dark but not too dark if you know what I mean.  I use it over my Limecrime Eyeshadow Helper and have never had a crease even on really long days and after exercise.  Love love love this.
9.  Sleek i-divine Eyeshadow Palette in "Ultra Matts V2" I got this from Lipstick Republic and it's absolutely fueled my addiction for matte shadows.  I'm loving the different effect matte eyeshadows has on my eyes - especially after so many years of shimmery eyeshadows!  I'm converted!  Full review here
10.  Sigma Tapered Blending Brush - E40.  This brush scared me when I got it as I thought it was going to put eyeshadow e-v-e-r-y-where.  I use this brush to put a darker colour in my crease and it just blends the shadow in perfectly.  Cannot and will not live with out this brush!

What did you think of my favourites this month?  Let me know if you want a full review on anything that hasn't been reviewed and feel free to ask any questions - I love hearing from you all.


  1. I love the colours in your sleek palette, that green looks like such a harsh colour but would look stunning as a green smokey eye look! I want to try the MUA blush as well, i have a few of theirs but just pink ones and i would like a shimmery one. Hope you had a lovely Easter!
    Elle xx

    1. Thanks Elle, you're right about the green - its a perfect smoky eye, its a really gorgeous colour.

      I had a lovely Easter - such a nice break, hope you did too


  2. I love the DJs foundation in fair, it's lighter than it appears in the bottle or maybe it adjusts. The Nuxe is very good too!
    I bought a Babylips and put it on without a mirror before I went to my son's school church service, didn't realise it was a bright pink one, I looked like a clown!!

    Jac x0x

    1. I laughed out loud at the babylips comment Jac - too funny :)


    2. Heh heh :o)

      I was mortified when I went to the bathroom, explains why the man sitting next to me was being so nice, he felt sorry for me!!

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