Springtime Favourites

Spring Favourites Title
Spring has sprung at last! The trees have exploded into pretty blossom and it’s light when I leave my house in the mornings. The only small problem is that all this wonderful sunlight through my window keeps convincing me that it’s warmer than it is, then I end up having to dash back in the house to grab my winter coat.

The sunshine has made me want to take a fresh approach with my makeup too. Here are my current favourites:

Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation (Ivory), £26.50

I tried this foundation at the Benefit Boutique and had to take a bottle home with me. This is light enough that I forget that I’m wearing it and gives an even, natural coverage on my very pale skin.

Spring Favourites Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation

Maybelline Big Eyes Eyeliner, £4.99

I do try and get my 8hrs sleep a night… but I usually fail miserably! This is my ‘fake it until you make it’ discovery. To instantly brighten my eyes in the morning I line the lower inner rim with the white pencil. I don’t use the black end as I’ve recently switched to a brown liner for a softer look, I bought it for the jumbo pencil size which I really like.

Spring Favourites Maybelline Big Eyes Liner

Midnight Fantasy Perfume by Britney Spears, £24 for 50ml (currently on offer for £19.50 at Boots)

I have always had a bit of an issue with celebrity after celebrity jumping on the bandwagon to release their own scents, but I forgive Britney for two reasons:

1. She was one of the first to do it.
2. She got it right!

N bought me this perfume as a present and it was instant love. It has a delicious fruity scent with top notes of Framboise, Black Cherry and Plum, but base notes of Musk, Vanilla and Amber stop it from being too sickly sweet. I own the normal Fantasy perfume too but this one has the edge for me, it’s got a more grown up feel to it. It’s also very affordable which is a welcome relief to my bank balance.

Spring Favourites Midnight Fantasy perfume by Britney Spears

Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater handcream*, £5.00 for 25ml

I received this in my goodie bag at the LDNmeet event back in January. It is like Spring in a bottle, releasing a heady floral scent of fresh cut roses. The hand cream itself is deeply moisturising with a lovely buttery consistency, but after a few minutes it absorbs very well and doesn’t leave me feeling like I need to wipe my hands on a tissue before I touch anything!

Spring Favourites Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Handcream

Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain* – Crush, £7.99

I received a Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in my LDNmeet goodie bag too but unfortunately the colour ‘Enticing’ just didn’t suit me. However it did remind me that for a whole summer I’d lived on my Revlon balms, so I repurchased ‘Crush’, a bright berry shade and quite predictably have used it every day since.

If you want to try bold statement lips but are a little scared of where to start, these are a great way to experiment. You can apply one coat for a subtle stain or build it up in more layers to get a much stronger colour.

Spring Favourites Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain

Barry M contour Kit, £6.49

I’ve only just started using this but I am already liking it a lot! I’ll be doing a more in depth review later, but for now it’s worthy of a mention.

Spring Favourites Barry M contour Kit

Have you given your makeup an overhaul for Spring? What are your favourites?

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