March Favourites.

The first 3 weeks of March seemed slow and cold. But the last few days have flown by, still cold though. I had to quickly gather together some things I'd been using most this month before we headed into a new month.

Balance Me - Super Moisturising Hand Cream
The cold weather has really took its toll on my hands. That and I didn't remember to moisturise them regularly. I've kept this on my bedside table and apply it each night, right before I go to sleep.
It's quite a thick cream which is why it's more suited to evening applications. It has shea butter and sweet almond oil to help hydrate the skin. It's scented with lavender amongst other things but that's what I pick up on most.

Lustre Drops are the perfect product to perk up the look of dull skin. It's fairly expensive at £17.50 for 18ml but you need just the tiniest amount. I've had this for a few years now and it still has loads of product.
You can mix this with foundation to warm up your complexion. I prefer to dot it along high points like my cheek bones and dab it in with my fingers. It dries really quickly so I find brushes don't fully blend it in enough.

HD Brows - Vamp Palette* & M.A.C - 266 Brush
This isn't just a monthly favourite for me. It's a staple combination in my everyday routine. I love both the palette and brush separately but together they're a perfect match.
The brush is thin enough to give definition to the brows, especially the ends. Where I've found some brushes can be too thick to get a thin enough 'tail'. It's firm but has enough give for it not to drag or deposit too much product.
The palette contains 4 colours, of which I only really use 2. Before getting this I was always a pencil girl, I didn't even realise there was such a thing as brow powder. It took me a while to get used to it but I could never go back to pencil now. I find it gives a softer, more natural finish and lasts a lot longer.

I so wish I'd got another one of these. I had meant to but never got round to it.
It's the perfect bath addition for sleepy time baths. It's full of lavender, malt and tonka. It's really nice to wind down of an evening after a hectic day. Or even just to have a relaxing pamper night.
I hope Lush bring it back again this year because it's lovely.

Elizabeth Arden - Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant*
This rather famous little product is fab at multi tasking. You can use it for a multitude of things.
I've been using it on my brows to keep them in place, especially when plucking them. I also massage it into my cuticles when I push them back. It makes pushing them back a little more comfortable and easy to do. It also helps keep them hydrated and stops them from looking to raggedy.

Not an exciting selection of products but I've not worn a whole ton of makeup as I've been working all the hours I can. Leaving me little time to experiment with colour. It's a small price to pay so I can have spending money for IMATS!

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