March into the Long Weekend…

Hello Easter Long Weekend – one of my favourite times of the year! It’s way less fussy than Christmas, the weather is starting to cool and people are generally quite relaxed and ready to enjoy some time off. Oh, and the shops are open and retailers are working hard for decent sales, so shopping on Easter weekend is a must for me. I’ll be part of the hoards of people at the shops on Saturday, and most likely Monday as well – if everyone is going to the shops, I’m going too!

So, this weekend, I’m giving you my favourite products from March. I’m not really into ‘monthly favourites’ (because I think they are usually garbage – unless you literally change all your products every month, how do these reviewers decide that a product is decent or not within a 4 week period?), but I wanted to mention a few products I’ve had for a few months, that I decided within the month of March were worth a rave. If you are a nutter like me and planning to hit the shops for a browse this weekend, check them out!

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First up is the Chanel Illusion D’Ombre cream shadow. Now, this dodgy photo does not do this product justice, so I do apologise! This stuff is long-wear and absolutely divine. It comes with its own little brush, which I haven’t used – have I mentioned how I love to hoard things and keep them perfect and new forever? This is a stand-alone product – you really don’t need to layer it with any other shadows or colours, it has so much dimension and depth to it. I’m a complete lover of eyeshadow and colour, so it’s a big deal for me to think something should be worn on its own! I have Shade 83 Illusoire which is a purple-grey shade and has a really beautiful shimmer in it. I picked this up at Macy’s in Hawaii, but it can be sourced here in Australia at David Jones – RRP $48.00. A total splurge but honestly worth it!

20150403_114938Next up is the Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip pencil. This came in some 50 Shades of Grey gift pack (Sephora, Hawaii), but don’t let that turn you off. This pencil is divine – I’m rarely impressed by an expensive lip pencil, but this is worth the $$$. I have Shade 3C, which is a great nude shade for my skin tone. The quality of this pencil, and the fact that it is truly waterproof makes it worth the hunt. This brand and line of product should be available at Sephora Australia (Sydney). RRP is a bit unclear, but it’s listed at $28.00 on Strawberrynet.

20150403_115158Ooooooh, Real Techniques – you have renewed my teenage love of Priceline tools. Since hitting my adult years, I’ve been a loyal lover of MAC brushes but Real Techniques are worth the hype! This dodgy picture is the Contour Brush, which is part of the Flawless Core Collection – which means it has to be purchased within a pack. Don’t let that worry you – the Core Collection is excellent and includes my number #1 brush of the moment – the Buffing brush! If you are lovin’ contouring like most of the devoted makeup population currently is, you will love this brush. The collection of brushes have an RRP of $44.99 and can be found in Priceline – like all good Priceline products, wait for a sale of some sort!

20150403_115051To nobody’s surprise, my final pick is a bright lip stain! This was one of the first Revlon balms I ever purchased, and I was bitterly disappointed – I hate glitter finishes (shimmer being completely different, obviously) and this balm has some sort of glittery shine to it – ugh. It turns out that I don’t mind it in the cooler weather – there is something about this that makes it suited for the Autumn months – go figure. This is Shade 115 Whimsical – I paired it with the Rimmel lip liner ‘Indian Pink’ and it was perfect for a long day at work. It’s RRP is $17.95 but read above for my thoughts on Priceline prices.

Anyways, wishing you all a lovely Easter weekend! I’d love to know if there’s anything you’ve discovered recently that you rate – maybe I will become one of those bloggers who reviews new products every 4 weeks?!

And as always, if irritation occurs, discontinue use…

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