March Favourites 2016

March Favourites 2016

One quarter of the year is gone and now only three left for the New Year. If you still haven’t done anything about your New Year resolutions or goals then you should maybe take an action, don’t you think so? One of the things I love about March is that the days are getting longer and warmer, except that there are a few things in my March Favourites …

These are My March Favourites

CK One Shock

Changing perfumes is one of the things I do all the time. Winter, summer, hot weather, warm weather or for whatever reason, I tend to reach for certain perfumes. This CK perfume is a perfect transition and spring scent and it is suitable for everyday wear. It is sweet and floral, also has vanilla and musky notes which is not overpowering. What’s your favourite Spring scent?

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

When it was first released, I got it straight away, I hated it! Formula was so wet and my lashes got clumpy, well some might actually like clumpy lash trend, it is not my thing. However, now I can say it is one of my favourite mascara. My favourite thing about this mascara is the brush. It gives volume and length, what else can I ask for? If you still didn’t give it a try, I would suggest you to change it!

Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish

March has been a minimal makeup and nail polish month for me. My nail polish picks were mostly nudes or clear ones like this. One coat of Sugar Crystals gives a clear finish with tiny glitters and a second coat gives a little bit of powder colour, but nothing more. When I wear it, I don’t have to worry about my nails, because even if it chips, it is hard to notice it.

Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss

Using lip glosses more often is one of the things I want to do in Spring/Summer. For the effortless look, a little shine on the lips wouldn’t be bad, right? Smashbox Be Legendary lip gloss in Disco Rose has been my favourite lip gloss lately. I love the colour it gives, it is more pigmented than the others I have.

Smashbox Crush On Blush Palette

This palette has been used a lot since I got it; it has everything you might need. I mostly used the pink shades to give some colour to my cheeks, like I said before, they are extremely pigmented and they last for hours without fading. So for long days out, this palette is perfect.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet

My skin has been at its worst condition since March, I don’t think I’ve ever had that much breakout since my teenage years and no matter which product I use, it doesn’t seem to get better but worse. Since the wedding is only 5 weeks away, I need to get my skin to a decent condition. What can you suggest for breakout and excessive peeling? Vitamin E sorbet has been my saviour when my skin needs cooling. It is light and if you put it in a fridge, it will help to keep the skin cool without getting it red.

Strawberry Detox Smoothie

I’m trying to eat&drink as healthy as I can. I have constant craving for a chocolate bar or a jar of Nutella and even though they might be one of the best things in the World, I can’t have them all the time. Since one of my 2016 goals is eating healthier, smoothies are a good way of starting this. Lately I’ve been trying and enjoying smoothies, and my favourite has to be strawberry one. I love anything with strawberry! 10-15 strawberries, 1 green apple and 1 -2 cup grape, just put them in blender and blend them until they are smooth, then enjoy drinking it. It is supposed to be good for tiredness, during season changes I always feel tired, however when I drink it, I feel more energised! Have you tried something similar?

These are my beloved March favourites. How was your March? What are your March favourites?

Wedding Hair and Makeup Inspirations
Glossy Lips with Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss
  • Hi Ela, this year is going so quickly! I can’t believe it’s only 5 weeks until your wedding too how exciting! I love the Maybelline nail polishes. I have always found them to give very good results. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardfower.uk

    • I was complaining of days passing so slow and now it is the opposite! x

  • Sheridan Grady

    These are such lovely products! I love the Lash Sensational Mascara! I have been trying to eat healthy all of this year too and I will definitely have to try that smoothie it sounds delicious! xx

    http://www.shayholly.co.uk

    • Eating healthy is one of my goals, hopefully I will start doing better! x

  • I might whip up that strawberry smoothie later, I need anything energizing to get me going.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • With a new born and energetic daughter, you really need something energizing!

  • As you know I love the Maybelline Sensational mascara as well; the Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Sorbet sounds great. I’m sorry about your skin’s condition, it must be quite stressful, I’ve been having a few breakouts as well recently and I have to say that the Sephora Mud Mask has been quite helpful!

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

    • When I visit Sephora, I have this mask in mind. I hope they have it in stock and I can give it a try! I don’t have much time left for getting my skin to decent condition, so wish me luck 🙂

  • I have some of the Maybelline Colorshow textured polishes and they’re so easy to remove! It’s incredibly hot and dry here at the moment, the TBS sorbet sounds perfect!

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

    • Once you have this sorbet in the fridge, you will love the cooling effect!

  • I think I need that Smashbox blush palette STAT!
    Emma | http://www.fluffandfripperies.com

    • Smashbox palette is gorgeous, definitely give it a try!

  • That Smashbox blush palette is just so lust-worthy! So many people rave about that Bourjois mascara that I’m going to have to try it! xx

    Beautylymin

  • I need to smell that CK perfume. I’m a huge fan of that brand in general + I love everything vanilla ☺
    Nati xx
    http://www.simplyartdicted.com

  • Erin Russell

    I am so glad you like Lash Senstational, its such a good Mascara! I really need to smell that perfume though, looks fab, I honestly don’t have a spring perfume, should really treat myself to one! 🙂

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

    • I wasn’t a fan of it before, I actually hated it, however now I’m glad that I gave it a chance again 🙂

  • Your blog is so pretty 🙂 my faves were the L’occitane almond shower oil, ogx coconut shampoo & conditioner and Illamasqua skin base foundation x
    http://www.secondswatch.co.uk/

  • Aisha

    I think that I’m the only one that I’ve never tried the Maybelline mascara !! hehe

    aishettina.blogspot.it

  • I love the look of that Smashbox palette so much! Definitely need to give it a swatch if I see it in store!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • Isabel Robertson

    Great post! I would love to try all of these products!

    xx Isabel
    http://bellasfashionjournal.com

  • That smoothie sounds delicious! I love them and that mix sounds delicious. I don’t like clumpy lashes either. LOL I need to try that mascara.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

  • These are such great products! Love your favorites! =)

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  • The smoothie sounds yummy, and if it boosts your energy then I should totally try it as well, because I just feel tired most of the time haha. The Maybelline mascara sounds great, maybe it gave out too much product at the beginning and that’s why it seemed too wet and clumpy! This is the next mascara I’ll get. And to answer your question, my favourite spring scent is Flower by Kenzo – a classic one, but just perfect for the season! 🙂

    Julia x
    http://www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr

    • Formula was so wet, many people had the same problem and after leaving it for a month or more then it got better! I just hate waiting 🙂 Flower smells lovely, I used to use it when I was in high school! x

  • Corinne C

    Ahh I’m so dying to try some smashbox! I love making smoothies, they are so tasty!

    Corinne x
    http://www.skinnedcartree.com

  • I’m actually freezing some strawberries and bananas right now to make a smoothie later, and adding milk and protein powder! It’s going to be so delicious and healthy, I am looking forward to it!

    Hannah
    http://floraful.blogspot.com

    • I haven’t had one with protein powder, I tend to have only fruit/vegetable mix smoothies.

  • I love smoothies but I tend to mix some veggies with fruits and avocado so it’s also quite filling, my favourite is apple, pineapple, avocado, lime juice, spinach 🙂 That nail polish Sugar Crystals is always on my shelf for the same reason you mentioned, it adds something pretty to nails but you don’t have to worry about them being in perfect condition 🙂 I also like to apply it on top of another colour to give it a bit of sparkle. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • Avocado smoothies are filling and really nutritious! Since I’m trying to eat healthy, I’m trying different smoothie recipes, sour ones with lime juice would be perfect for hot summer days 🙂 xx

  • I had a hit/miss experience with Maybelline Lash Sensational; some days it’s the best I’ve ever used but other days it was clump-ville. I wonder if the change the formula a little so it’s not as wet anymore? I’m going to purchase it again.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I really have no idea. I hated it when I tried it for the first time, formula was so wet and sticky. This one doesn’t feel that way, maybe they changed the formula.

  • I also really like the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara. Such a great drugstore option. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  • Love your favourites, the Smashbox Glosses are so great! I think I’m going to need that cheek palette too – so stunning!

    Cass | CassandraMyee – NZ Beauty Blogger

  • Nadia

    Lovely faves, sweetie! That smoothie sounds absolutely divine (I had to start talking about food, didn’t I? 🙂 Clumping is definitely not the game I want to play so a good mascara is a must-have 😉 I have actually “dug” my CK perfume out today out of my stash (a Christmas present) – same wavelength. Fab post, honey. Hope your week started off great!
    xox Nadia
    💗 http://www.mielandmint.com

    • Clumping is not my thing, it really annoys me so I better stay away from this trend 🙂 I hope you’re having a great time with your family in Ukraine! x

  • Ah my skin has been in terrible condition throughout March too! I’m glad you’ve found something to combat the breakouts! Sadly I have oily skin so I’m not sure the Aqua Boost Sorbet would help me, but I do love the Vitamin E range! I think I’ve just eaten too much chocolate to be honest! Smashbox have been catching my eye more and more lately, I really want to try something from the brand! The Blush Palette you’ve featured looks so so pretty!

    Becki | beautyandthebrunette.co.uk xxx

    • I have oily skin, I usually use this sorbet in warm weather when my skin needs cooling. I think my breakout stress related, there are so many things going on and it puts me under so much pressure! x

  • Claire Cavanagh

    I’ve heard good things about the mascara, it’s definitely on my wishlist for products to try!
    What made you change your mind about it?

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

    • I got it because I really like the wand, however formula was so wet and sticky, after letting it dry a few month it got better. It gives really nice volume and length and it doesn’t get my lashes clumpy, one of the things I care the most. xx

  • The Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara is my all time favorite mascara! I don’t even use an eyelash curler with it because it curls and keeps my lashes curled throughout the day.

    Mimi
    http://www.coffeeandsunday.com

    • Most of the time I am so lazy to use eyelash curler so this mascara does creat job giving volume and length 🙂

  • I’ve been into lipgloss is for spring as well. They’re little less heavy than a matte lip stick. :]

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  • loving all these picks, the body shop sorbet, sounds really cool! good luck on the wedding planning, so exciting!!

    xx Melis
    http://fashionmews.com

  • Love the smashbox lipstick color <3

    http://www.stellasglam.com

  • That’s my absolute favorite mascara right now too!! Those maybelline nail polishes are so underrated- they’re fantastic!

    She Likes to Shop

    • This mascara is fab and definitely one of my favourite!

  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    I love your march favorites, the Smashbox lipstick is so beautiful! XX

    http://www.belezaemcachos.com

  • I hate clumpy lashes and wet mascaras, but I do love me some length. I personally love Maybelline’s full n’ soft mascara because it does just that 🙂 The color of your smashbox lip gloss is so pretty and perfect for the coming warmer weather! I’m sorry to hear about your skin woes 🙁 Have you tried using any chemical exfoliants? They’ve significantly improved the texture of my skin. Also, using a heavy moisturizer also seems to help!

    Mili

    • I’ve tried chemical exfoliants, however they ended up making my skin worse so now I am trying to use light products, I hope soon my skin will be better *fingers crossed*

      • Boo 🙁 I hope your skin gets better too!

      • Boo 🙁 I hope all goes well with the lighter products!

  • The TBS Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet sounds nice. Got to try it out.

  • Roberta Romeo

    Vanilla and musky notes? I have to try that perfume! And that mascara too!
    I love strawberry smoothie! *-*
    xoxo
    http://www.milleunrossetto.blogspot.it

  • The Body Shop vitamin E sorbet sounds great, my skin could always do with an extra boost!

    • Cooling effect is the best, it is a perfect product for hot summer days!

  • The Crush on Blush sounds amazing! Lovely picks x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • Ive been wanting to try that maybelline mascara
    Seems pretty nice

    Have a great day!

    http://www.thebandwagonchic.com/

    • Definitely give it a try, it is amazing!
      Have a great weekend!

  • Lash Sensational is my favorite mascara at the minute too. Great selection x

    http://thelondonthing.co.uk/

  • My skin has been so bad recently as well! I’ve been loving the Pixi glow mud mask – its leaves my skin really smooth and its not to drying. That blush palette is so pretty! I agree the Maybelline mascara is the best! xx

    http://www.lpagebeauty.com

    • I can’t seem to get my hands on Pixi products at the moment, however once I get back to the UK I will definitely give it a try! x

  • The Sunday Mode

    I was the same with the Maybelline mascara, at first I couldn’t understand what all the hype was about and I thought it make my lashes look like a spidery mess. Now that the formula has dried out a bit I love it!

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

    • It is really weird, many had the same experience and after drying out, it turned out to be a good one!

  • Lash Sensational is seriously amazing, I agree! Definitely one of THE best mascaras I’ve tried in a long, long time.

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

    • It is really good, I’m happy that I gave it a second chance 🙂

  • Love your favorites! I love the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara; fave drugstore mascara at the moment! Great selection!! x

    http://facetocurls.com/

  • I loved the Lash Sensational, I literally thought it was the best thing ever but I have since fallen in love with the L’Oreal Lash Sculpt, its fabulous! And I’ve been wanting to give the Vitamin E Sorbet a go because it just sounds delightful, I have the Vitamin E mist and use that everyday ♥
    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

    • I haven’t tried Lash Sculpt, I should check it out!

  • Charlotte

    I’ve never tried any CK perfumes, I really want to experiment with theirs in the future. I love perfumes which have a vanilla scent-sounds lovely!
    Charlotte // http://www.charlottespicks.com

  • Samileen

    Lash Sensational is a wonderful mascara and I have been really enjoying the new Lash Sensational luscious mascara. They are one of my favorite mascaras of all time!!

    Sam || Beautydetour

    • I haven’t tried luscious one yet, non of these mascaras are available in Turkey. Thanks to my fiance, he brings the bits I want when I need something 🙂

  • I love that nail varnish shade. Nude is the way…or red to be bold.

    Jenn | jenniferjayne.blogspot.co.uk

  • That lip gloss shade looks stunning! I always want to try more glosses but I feel like I every time I try them my hair gets stuck in it haha ;D

    Eve | helloimeve.blogspot.co.uk

    • My hair gets stuck in it, that’s what I hate the most, however I’m hoping in Spring it won’t be that windy so I can wear it more often:)

  • I’m guilty of the clumpy lash trend haha! I love the Maybelline mascara, it’s my new favourite and cheaper than the L’Oreal ones. The Smashbox lipstick colour looks really lovely too!

    Sally – DiagonSally

    • I used to do it a lot years ago, applying so many coats of mascara where my lashes got really sticky and weird looking, however now it is no-go for me 🙂

  • clara mcmillan

    Love me a good Smashbox gloss!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

  • I am so dying to try the Smashbox palette as it looks so beautiful xx

  • I didn’t really like Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara alone, but under other mascaras, I noticed a bit of a boost! Ahh I love The Body Shop sorbets, so cooling and they smell soo good!

    • I hated it at first, it was so wet however now it is one of my favourite mascara. Also using under other mascaras gives a good result!

  • That perfume sounds really good… I love vanilla and I prefer muskier perfumes that aren’t too sweet! I still need to try the Maybelline mascara… I’ve heard so much about it!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/ (currently running a sunglasses and eyeglasses giveaway)

    • Maybelline mascara is one of the best, you should definitely give it a try! x

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Always enjoy reading about your beauty favourites, hun! I too am very excited about spring – so happy to see the sunshine again! 🙂 <3 I actually haven't tried CK Shock, but it sounds like a fab transition perfume – I love fragrances that are anything sweet and vanilla! x x Also, I've been drooling over that Crush on Blush palette for months now… I seriously need it in my life, it's just so gorgeous and the shades seem lovely for spring! 🙂 <3 x Same goes for the Smashbox glosses, I remember reading your review on them, thinking how much I need to go out and purchase them! 😀 x

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com

    • You’re a perfume lover, so I’d recommend you to give it a sniff. For me, it is a definitely transition perfume, not so heavy and not so light 🙂 xx

  • I have a friend who wears CK One Shock and she always smells incredible haha! I love the sound of your health kick with smoothies, I should take a leaf out of your book as I’m really wanting to experiment with more smoothies this season 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • CK one shock smells lovely, it is perfect for everyday wear. I’m planning to experiment with more smoothies, I keep writing them down 🙂 x

  • I think I’m the only person in the world who doesn’t really like the Maybelline Lash Sensational… I mean, I don’t dislike it, but it didn’t do much for my lashes. I prefer more dramatic mascaras! 😉
    http://carolinapage.eu

    • I actually hated it when I first got it, it was so wet and it didn’t do anything to my lashes. I guess they might have changed the formula as it is not that wet now.

  • dollactitud
  • trend-mixblog

    These are some great looking picks!! I love maybe line color show nail polish! 🙂
    http://trend-mixblog.com

    • Maybelline nail polishes are good and there are so many colours to pick from 🙂

  • I’ve heard good things about the CK fragrance, I’d like to try it sometime. Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

  • This mascara sounds like a must try, as so many promise to give length and volume but don’t actually deliver! That color show varnish looks like such a cute tone too- you can’t beat a bit of sparkle!

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

    • It is definitely worth a try, at least for me and many other, it gives what it promises:) x

  • Oh yum that smoothie recipe sounds awesome! 🙂 I love strawberries, I’m always stealing one or two from the toddler’s fruit salads when I’m making them, haha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Anything with strawberries are yummy! There’s no harm stealing from the toddler’s fruit, mummy has to feed herself too 🙂

  • I tried for the first time the Maybelline mascara and I do not know why everyone is so obsessed with it. It is ok, but not great. Maybe my expectations were too high but I think I will not buy it again.

    http://lamodaeanarchia.blogspot.it/

    • It is a hit or miss thing. At first I hated it and now I really like it, maybe the formula is so wet for you?

  • Adaleta Avdic

    Ooooh such lovely favorites (as always)! xx adaatude.com

  • Lash Sensational is what’s keeping my lashes sensational at the moment. Haha!

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  • The Vitamin E sorbet from the Body Shop looks great! Have you tried Serozinc for your skin? I had acne for years and it was one of the products that really worked for me.

    Tia | the10amblog.squarespace.com

  • I love making smoothies, usually in the mornings. I’ve not tried the Lash Sensational Mascara yet. /Madison x
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  • I love Lash Sensational! The Smashbox palette looks so stunning too! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • Lash Sensational is one of my favourite mascaras. Also love the look of the blush palette. I don’t think I have seen it in store yet. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  • Caliope Couture

    Great finds here! I love the look of the Smashbox blush palette…this would be perfect for summer.
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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