March Beauty Favorites!

By Tina A. - April 06, 2014


Not having anything all that exciting to report for the month of February, I thought I'd skip February altogether (a usually short & rather dull month anyways) and head straight to the March edition!

Now, March is one of those weird transitional months in my opinion: you can't stop thinking about springtime, yet the cold weather is still in charge, pretty much preventing you from going all out with the bolder colors and the lighter consistencies - at least in my case!

Proof of the aforementioned paradox/confusion as presented through my picks below (clockwise from top left):

1. Sleek i-Divine Vintage Romance Palette. Taking a break from my usual neutral addiction, I opted for this palette for the majority of March, as it contains a nice selection of colors for both daytime and nighttime looks.


For the daytime, I loved Court in Cannes or Lust in LA all over the lid, paired with Propose in Prague in the crease, while for the nighttime I'd play with the purple shades. There are a couple of disappointing colors in this palette with sub-par color payoff, namely Romance in Rome and Bliss in Barcelona, but the rest of the shades were really intense and easy to work with. Overall a good palette and one of my favorites from Sleek, along with the Ultra Mattes V2.
2. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo. I had a bit of a breakout issue to deal with this past month, so I ended up using this spot treatment rather religiously, i.e. twice a day! So far, I would only use it once, but it wasn't until I... upped my dosage that I really noticed a difference!
3. Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil. I've been crazy about face oils lately, in fact my current collection counts not one, but five (overdue comparison post is next on the list - pinky promise)! And while this Clarins one is not my #1 favorite, it's a great oil that provides lasting hydration without being too overwhelming.
4. Garnier Beauty Oil. Now, I should have been more practical and try and use up my body butters before the weather gets too warm, but once I re-discovered this body oil, I kept using it till its last drop. I adore the silky finish it leaves my skin with, as well as the fact that I don't have to wait for it to absorb. I still hate the nozzle though, but hey ho. Full review here.
5. Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in 15 Bare Sparkle. Not a lot to say here, just what the name suggests: a nude lipgloss with a ton of sparkly glitter! Pretty basic and probably dupable, but I love Bobbi Brown lipglosses and I ended up using about half of it this month alone!
6. Essence Silky Touch Blush in 50 Sweetheart. This was a pleasant discovery from a brand I'm not massively familiar with, and one I owe to Sophia at Carousel Coral, whose great taste in all things beauty always inspires me to expand my wishlist! As for the blush, it's a lovely light pink shade shot with subtle shimmer, and while it is ever so slightly powdery, that doesn't translate at all when applied to the skin! Definitely worth more than the 2,45 I paid for it!


7. Korres Raspberry Twist Lipstick in Elegance. No surprises here: the easy to wear & pair pinky nude from the Korres A/W Collection was my favorite from the Romantic Nude range and I wore it 24/7. Review and swatches here.

Another Monthly Favorites post bites the dust ladies and gents! :)

What did you swear by during March?
Have you tried any of my March favorites? Thoughts?


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12 comments

  1. Lovely! I liked the blush, I will probably check it out hehe..

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    1. @Katia Audrey: It's nice and easy to wear! And SO affordable! ;)

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  2. That Vintage Romance palette is so dreamy, it's been near my wishlist for a while now threatening to jump onto it...

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    1. @emmabovary: It's a versatile palette, a good mix of neutrals and bolder, darker shades! In fact I still use this, their spring release didn't impress me as much..!

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  3. I need to get more face oils too!! Need , want you get my point, so I'll be looking forward for your comparison post hun! Excellent post as always, loved all your favourites! <3

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    1. @Irene Blushing Loves: Well my dear, it's you that got me hooked on facial oils...! I owe you for that, haha! <3

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  4. Literally I've been wearing Sweetheart blush like crazy last fall and winter, and I'm not a massive fan of pink blushes but this one is an exception, I think it's my favourite shade from all the ones that I've tried from Essence, I'm so happy that you like it too!

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    1. @Sophia: It's a lovely shade, and the quality is unbelievable for the price! Thanks for spreading the word! ;)

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  5. Υπέροχες επιλογές! Η Effaclar duo είναι υπερ-αγαπημένη και πάντα επιστρέφω σ'αυτήν κατά διαστήματα! Το Beauty Oil της Garnier είναι πραγματικά εξαιρετικό και δε μπορώ να σου περιγράψω πόσο λατρεύω τη τριανταφυλλένια μυρωδιά του! Φιλιά πολλά xxx

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    1. @Mary Touchofrouge: Σωστη! Τελικα δεν ηταν monthly favorites αυτο το post, το λες και τα "staples of the blogging world", χεχε! :)))) Φιλιαα!

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  6. Can you believe that I don't have that Clarins oil? But I have so many others that I can't justify the purchase right now. But I do love that Garnier body oil, also love their new body scrub.

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    1. @Marina(Makeup4all): Garnier have really stepped up their game in their bodycare range over the last year or so, haven't they? Now I must check that scrub out!

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