dimanche 30 mars 2014

March Favourites

Lots of stuff happened in March, and I got lots of things. (Too many things. Expect a spending ban shortly.)

But because I'm not one to waste time on introductions (ha-ha, yes I am >.<) I'll just go in and get on it.

In terms of make-up, I've been loving my Stila lip glazes, and if you compare the look of the tubes now with what they used to be at the start of the month, you will agree, they have been very well loved. Actually, maybe a little too well loved - I've only had them for about two weeks and we're already that far into them. I'm a little surprised. This may actually be the first lip product I've ever finished off completely. (I know, right?) 

Next up, the Model Co. Fibre Lashxtend mascara, which I got in Glamour and which I think is SO cool. Full review coming up soon, although calling it a staple of my make-up collection wouldn't be quite correct. (Can you call it a staple if it's the only one you're using?) 

The Herbal Essences Bee Strong shampoo has been love-at-first-use with me, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to continue using it despite, you know, me being a blogger and thus I ought to try new things out. 

One thing I've been love, love, loving this month is lemon. Lemon fruits, lemon poppy cake, the Korres Citrus body milk which I got a sample of in my Birchbox and which I've already got the full size of... it's been a whirlwind, Darcy-and-Elizabeth kind of romance, because I used to hate lemons. And now I can't get enough! 

In all honesty, though, lemons are something I ought to stock up more often. Not just because they help to detox (squeezing some lemon in a glass of water every morning is very recommended) and have strengthening qualities on nails (I think,) they also helped me a lot when I got a sore throat. 

Basically, what happened was, I was sickly and tired and generally not very good, and I needed to get back on my feet quickly. I have a recipe for healing lemonade, but rather than do that, I took the advice of a favourite teacher of mine and ate the lemon directly. No juicing, no faffing around with filtering through a mesh (and wasting vitamins), I just sliced it up and ate it like I would an orange. 

Note: It burns. It BURNS! But I felt so much better afterwards. It was like Strepsils by the power of 10. 

A similar product which I love was the Twinings Lemon and Ginger tea, which I had a sachet of lying around and which I tried one day when my coffee ran out... Oh, my goodness! It was amazing. Tart, but not too tart, with just enough spice to give you a little kick up the head, and just so incredibly refreshing! I loved it so much, I went out the next day and got a full box of it, and then proceeded to drink it like it was water. (Which it technically is. #metaphorfail) I think, especially with Spring and Summer coming around, it'll be good to switch up my coffee and black tea with something lighter. This stuff is just perfect.

Two last things to wrap this up: Valerie Lawson's biography of P. L. Travers "Mary Poppins, She Wrote" (not pictured) and Kate Bush's album "The Red Shoes." Both works are connected by an underlying theme of fairy tales and their reflections on human life - Kate Bush's album being inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, while P. L. Travers whole life had been, in some way or another, steeped in myth and stories. I don't want to get into a lot of detail, but those two have been pretty constant companions of mine throughout the month. 

What did you like over March?

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