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Friday, 4 April 2014

Spring Picks

I decided not to do a March favourites due to the fact that it would have been a pretty boring post. Throughout March I have continued to use all of February favourites and other products from my vast stash. To make up for it I have decided to treat you with an insight into my Spring picks.

Last year I purchased the Diorskin Nude BB Creme. A lovely, light consistency this is one for warm Spring days when you don't want your face clogged with a heavy base. As you will have seen from my last post, my most recent purchase of the Clarins Instant Light Radiance Booster will be an essential for my spring makeup bag. It can be used as a highlight or mixed in with your foundation/BB creme/whatever to create a radiant, dewy finish. Finally, an even more recent purchase is the recently launched Estee Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow BB creme. If you know the lengths I have been to, to find this you may be surprised. I searched a gaazillion Estee Lauder concessions to find that shade one (darn fair skin complexion) had not be launched. However, I'm finally united, and I'm seriously happy. Expect a detailed post soon. 

When it comes to Spring I prefer a lighter finish on my lips. I will always reach out for a balm textured product. I love the Bourjois Color Boost Balm and Revlon Just Bitten Kissable stains (see my review here) for a subtle pop of colour. However, if I want something more prominent then Topshop Lipstick in Pillowtalk is a lovely, light shade of pink that just screams Hey, I'm a Spring shaded lipstick!

As it gets warmer I will always tend to reduce the thickness of my base. If I'm having a good complexion day I may even go naked: no BB cream, nothin'. As a result I will apply a cream blusher, usually Stilla Convertible Colour in gerbera. A warming, peach-pinked tone that perks me up just finee. At the moment I am still in the honeymoon stage with my Hourglass Blusher in dim Infusion. As a light pinken gold it is the perfect shade to take me forward into Spring. 

Last but not least, the nail varnish shades. Will I ever find a nail varnish I like that's not Essie or Nails Inc? I apologise if you're bored by my repetitive brand taste. However, I think these shades are pretty Spring perfect. Firstly, (left to right) is Essie in the shade Maximillian strasse her. Whilst this doesn't photograph well, it is a lovely green shade of blue; a more detailed review will be up soon! I'm always a blue kind of gal - I explained it all in my Blue post - and so this Nails Inc shade in Chelsea psychic garden will make me happy just from the sight of the bottle. Although I will be a truthful fan to my shades of blues, I will make this (two if I include Essie Watermelon) exception for Essie's Lilacism, what better way to introduce Spring than a shade of lilac. 

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  1. Lovely post!


  2. The Essie lilac shade looks so nice! I nominated you for a liebster award, there's a post about it over on my blog :) xx

  3. Loved the items in this post, especially the Essie nail polishes (:

  4. not kidding when I say I want EVERYTHING from this post.. that hourglass blusher has been on my want list since they came out.. I always eye them up at sephora

  5. Hey there! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! All the information is here let me know when you finish the award, I would love to see your responses :) Sara xx


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