Ok, I haven't done a favourites post in basically forever, but here goes - some of my favourite things from this month!
Spring may be here, but I'm still absolutely loving the plum/purple lipcolours I've been wearing non-stop for the last few months. Here I've swatched the most-used ones in my collection:
(L-R) Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry; Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in 04; Rimmel Lasting Finish in Cutting Edge; Rimmel Moisture Renew in Sloane's Plum; Catrice Ultimate Colour in Matt-erial Girl; Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipstick in Cherry Bomb, Sugar Plum Fairy & Bordeaux Boulevard (limited edition); Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Shameless; Rimmel Provocalips Liquid Lipstick in Kiss Fatal; Nyx Butter Gloss in Raspberry Tart.
Here they are in the tubes (same order as swatched). At the moment, I'm really loving the Wet n Wild lipsticks (such excellent value for money!!!) and the Provocalips range (these liquid lipsticks really last, but the balm end keeps your lips feeling comfortable). The Nyx Butter Gloss is a recent acquirement and I'm rather liking it so far, despite not really being a lipgloss person, so I'm keen to try some of the other more pigmented varients (clearly, nude lips are very much NOT my thing).
In terms of skincare, I've been loving REN's Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial. I love that it gives me soft, glowing skin in just a flash! (As I'm rather lazy when it comes to skincare). I've also really been liking their Lip Balm*. I react badly to many "conventional" lipbalms (things like Maybelline's Baby Lips - they dry my lips out incredibly and make my lips break out in weird blisters) so I am thrilled that this formula keeps my lips soft and hydrated. I apply it just after my morning shower and by the time I'm putting on my makeup, my lips are ready for whichever dark lipstick I want to wear.
Also in skincare, I've been rather impressed with Garnier's Micellar Water. Every South African blogger has already reviewed this product since it hit our shores, so I won't except to say that I am super psyched to find something that is pretty damn comparable to my beloved Bioderma one at a fraction of the cost!
In last week's nail post, I mentioned my love for "pure soul", this very pretty nude from Essence. It's currently my go-to shade, especially when paired with the range's glitter polish as an accent.
And finally, this month one of my friends got married in Franschoek, so my real favourite thing was being able to spend lots and lots of time with my oldest and bestest (and possibly craziest!) friends!