Beauty Favourites March 2015 What Olivia Did
The Make Up Bag Update...

Every month I like to switch up my make up routine ever so slightly, by introducing a few new products in to my routine and mixing them in with some old favourites. This month I seem to have pretty much gone full circle, adding a new foundation, blush, brow pencil and lipstick all into the mix- crazy, I know. After running out of my trusty YSL foundation and literally owning nothing else that matched my skin tone (#paleprobs), I dug out the Max Factor Facefinity foundation and Laura Mercier Primer- and have fallen a little bit in love. Although the foundation is certainly thicker than my Touche Eclat, the coverage is great, the colour match is pretty spot on and it lasts a good while- meaning I'm not sure why I was so worried at all! For brows I have loved Soap & Glory's Arch De Triumph- an incredibly subtle brow pencil and highlighter- which helps create perfect shape without the scary 'pencil filled in look'- eep! On top of that I've been loving trying out YSL's Volume Effect Faux Cils Mascara along with some of the beautiful pieces from the Tom Ford Summer collection- including this cream blush in shade 'Pink Sand'- and that's without even delving into the stunning packaging (more on this soon). Finally, the lipstick getting the kiss of approval has to go to Clinique's Pop colour and primer lippies which are massively nourishing, without sacrificing any colour pigment- making it a perfect lipstick/balm combination.

Tom Ford Blush | Arch De Triumph | Clinique Lipstick | Laura Mercier Primer | Max Factor Facefinity | YSL Mascara

Beauty Favourites March 2015 What Olivia Did
Getting the 'skin'ny...

This month I've been being a little kinder to my skin, and making a tiny bit more effort when it comes to giving it some TLC. As well as drinking more water (slow and steady), I've been actually washing my face in the morning (ahem...) and have started turning to the Origins GinZing cleanser to 'wake' my skin up first thing and remove any nasties from the night. I've also been following with the fantastic Original Skin Serum, which as well as making a fantastic primer, is an amazing standalone serum, which combats spots and dryness leaving me with baby soft skin (plus, my 18 year old brother also loves it, which is saying something). In the evenings I've been treating my face (weird saying, or?) to the Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream, which although is probably aimed at someone with more mature skin- is amazing at combatting dryness and dehydration when my skin is a little thirsty (drink. water. Liv). I've also just started using the Darphin balm a couple of times a week as a real treat as part of any 'pamper evenings'- which it's perfect for (but I'll talk about that more once I've given it more of a spin)! Finally, for lips I've loved sampling the Paul and Joe moisture lip treatment, which is a great place to start when doing my make up, or just before bed.

Origins Cleanser | Origins Serum | Elemis Marine Cream | Darphin Balm | Paul and Joe Lip Balm

Beauty Favourites March 2015 What Olivia Did
And then winding down...

Now for the pamper part! In terms of conditioning the ol' barnet, this month I have fallen in love with two new shampoos. The first being Bumble & Bumble's Sunday shampoo- a little gift from my gorgeous friend Akesha, and something I've been using- well, every Sunday (not obligatory). The idea is that the shampoo strips the hair of any oils, dirt and grime (which sounds scary, but it's a good thing)- and cleans it completely, ready for a week of sassy hair swooshing ; )! In between using that weekly, I've been turning to Lush's BIG shampoo, which I only discovered recently, and have been loving it for the volume it gives my hair and the incredible scent too! Finally, although I've not been getting my pins out much in March (surprise? Non?) this Tom Ford Shimmer Oil makes for the loveliest post bath treat, and I know it'll be even lovelier when I can slather it on with a summer dress (who said outfit planning couldn't involve cosmetics?)!

Tom Ford Shimmer Oil | Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo | Lush BIG Shampoo


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Beauty Favourites March 2015 What Olivia Did
The Make Up Bag Update...

Every month I like to switch up my make up routine ever so slightly, by introducing a few new products in to my routine and mixing them in with some old favourites. This month I seem to have pretty much gone full circle, adding a new foundation, blush, brow pencil and lipstick all into the mix- crazy, I know. After running out of my trusty YSL foundation and literally owning nothing else that matched my skin tone (#paleprobs), I dug out the Max Factor Facefinity foundation and Laura Mercier Primer- and have fallen a little bit in love. Although the foundation is certainly thicker than my Touche Eclat, the coverage is great, the colour match is pretty spot on and it lasts a good while- meaning I'm not sure why I was so worried at all! For brows I have loved Soap & Glory's Arch De Triumph- an incredibly subtle brow pencil and highlighter- which helps create perfect shape without the scary 'pencil filled in look'- eep! On top of that I've been loving trying out YSL's Volume Effect Faux Cils Mascara along with some of the beautiful pieces from the Tom Ford Summer collection- including this cream blush in shade 'Pink Sand'- and that's without even delving into the stunning packaging (more on this soon). Finally, the lipstick getting the kiss of approval has to go to Clinique's Pop colour and primer lippies which are massively nourishing, without sacrificing any colour pigment- making it a perfect lipstick/balm combination.

Tom Ford Blush | Arch De Triumph | Clinique Lipstick | Laura Mercier Primer | Max Factor Facefinity | YSL Mascara

Beauty Favourites March 2015 What Olivia Did
Getting the 'skin'ny...

This month I've been being a little kinder to my skin, and making a tiny bit more effort when it comes to giving it some TLC. As well as drinking more water (slow and steady), I've been actually washing my face in the morning (ahem...) and have started turning to the Origins GinZing cleanser to 'wake' my skin up first thing and remove any nasties from the night. I've also been following with the fantastic Original Skin Serum, which as well as making a fantastic primer, is an amazing standalone serum, which combats spots and dryness leaving me with baby soft skin (plus, my 18 year old brother also loves it, which is saying something). In the evenings I've been treating my face (weird saying, or?) to the Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream, which although is probably aimed at someone with more mature skin- is amazing at combatting dryness and dehydration when my skin is a little thirsty (drink. water. Liv). I've also just started using the Darphin balm a couple of times a week as a real treat as part of any 'pamper evenings'- which it's perfect for (but I'll talk about that more once I've given it more of a spin)! Finally, for lips I've loved sampling the Paul and Joe moisture lip treatment, which is a great place to start when doing my make up, or just before bed.

Origins Cleanser | Origins Serum | Elemis Marine Cream | Darphin Balm | Paul and Joe Lip Balm

Beauty Favourites March 2015 What Olivia Did
And then winding down...

Now for the pamper part! In terms of conditioning the ol' barnet, this month I have fallen in love with two new shampoos. The first being Bumble & Bumble's Sunday shampoo- a little gift from my gorgeous friend Akesha, and something I've been using- well, every Sunday (not obligatory). The idea is that the shampoo strips the hair of any oils, dirt and grime (which sounds scary, but it's a good thing)- and cleans it completely, ready for a week of sassy hair swooshing ; )! In between using that weekly, I've been turning to Lush's BIG shampoo, which I only discovered recently, and have been loving it for the volume it gives my hair and the incredible scent too! Finally, although I've not been getting my pins out much in March (surprise? Non?) this Tom Ford Shimmer Oil makes for the loveliest post bath treat, and I know it'll be even lovelier when I can slather it on with a summer dress (who said outfit planning couldn't involve cosmetics?)!

Tom Ford Shimmer Oil | Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo | Lush BIG Shampoo


x

41 comments:

  1. You've honestly made me want to pop down to the shops and spend all of my money on these! :)

    Blushhx

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  2. Hello Olivia, what a lovely photos! I love when I can see the products on other than stock photos. I might try Laura Mercier Primer. Do you think it will work for very dry skin? Find me: http://www.igaberry.com Love, Iga x

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    1. Thank you, so glad you like it! It should do- my forehead gets very dry, and it really helps my foundation settle nicely! xx

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  3. that clinique lipstick looks amazing, the shade is super gorgeous and would be perfect for spring ! i need to try the bumble and bumble sunday shampoo, it sounds lovely x

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  4. Lovely favourites :) I love the soap and glory arch de triumph as well, it's so easy to use as well!

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  5. That lipstick colour is insane i love it x
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  6. the origins stuff looks amazing!!! I love the packaging it looks clean :)

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  7. I've been using that YSL mascara for the past year now and I absolutely adore it, it's far and away the best mascara I've ever used! Great recommendations!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  8. I love the look of the Clinique lipsticks, and that colour is gorgeous!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD // Win a Luxury Beauty Item of your Choice

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  9. The Clinique lipsticks sound amazing, I'll hopefully be getting one of the coral shades-I already love their cheek pops! :)
    https://cherieedle.blogspot.com

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  10. Lovely picks! Really need to try some origins products i hear great things :)

    love jen | www.jennifersjournal.co.uk xx

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  11. That brow pencil sounds really intriguing I am a sucker for a good brow tool

    Emma | With A City Dream

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  12. These sound lovely! I'll be sure to check them out! x

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  13. These sound all so lovely and I just love your pictures. That shampoo sounds really great too.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  14. I love the sound of the Max Factor foundation and Laura Mercier primer together!

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  15. Great post. I'll look into some of these!

    Emma Xx

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  16. Everyone raves about the Laura Mercier primer, I should really try it one day. I've been getting Sephora samples, and just finished one of a super expensive Dior Skin one that I loved. $115 a bottle but it makes your skin look flawless and it's definitely on my next to buy list. That's the problem with the Sephora samples. You try it, you love it and now you have to buy it!

    -coffeeslag
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  17. Love the Max Factor foundation, I use it every single day and it is such a good product!

    Julia x
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  18. That lipstick is everything! Great post. Very inspiring.

    xx,
    Tiny Darling

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  19. The Origins serum has been sounding great so far, it's fab to see some 20's-aimed skincare on the market!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Love the lipstick colour!

    Alisha x
    http://alishaxa.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Ugh, I know all about the #paleprobs. I'm dying over the Clinique lipsticks, I've heard so many great things about them. And that Tom Ford blush! So pretty!
    Ivory Avenue

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  22. Great post and some lovely recommendations. That lipstick shade is gorgeous x

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  23. I want to try that Lush Shampoo, they have great stuff
    xo
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  24. great post and recommendations! :)


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  25. Such a lovely post, would you mind me asking what you are using for your background? Your photos always look amazing!

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  26. i love origins products! bumble and bumble hair products are amazing too!

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  27. I love the Max Factor foundation and so I'm glad you are mentioning it as I haven't seen many bloggers talking about it.

    fashionsblyunknown.com

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  28. Wonderful products! I LOVE Laura Mercier a ton! XO Naomi in Wonderland

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  29. Oh Liv, now I just want to go beauty shopping!

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  30. I really need a new serum to try - the Original Skin Serum sounds fab!

    Josie :) x

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  31. Amazing haul, I've been hearing a lot about these brands! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  32. I've never tried a LUSH shampoo but now I feel so inspired!

    Xxx
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  33. Great beauty round-up. I swear by Soap and Glory's Brow Archery, it's such a great product! You may also like Benefit's Gimme Brow, it's possibly even better than Soap and Glory's.

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  34. lovely product !! :)

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