My first March favourite will be the Sleek Blush in ‘Rose Gold’. I bought this blush having seen all the hype around the internet about it. I must admit, I was unsure of what to expect, but I thought for the price I would give it a go. I was not disappointed. This blush is a beautiful pink shade, which can be sheer when first applied. However, the colour is really buildable, so if you want more of an impact this blush can satisfy. Mixed into the shade, are flecks of gold shimmer. They look quite daunting in the pan, but blend out nicely on the skin. However, if you do not like shimmery blushes, this may not be the one for you, as it does make quite an impact. The packaging is also simple and inoffensive – a black case which is very NARS-esque. I also read that this blush is a dupe for NARS ‘Orgasm’ blush, but I cannot confirm this. I have been wearing this blush with statement eyes and nude lips.
I also want to take a little bit of time to divert your attention to the No7 Extreme Volume mascara. I am not going to talk to you too much about this, and leave you on a cliff-hanger. I will be doing a full review on this product on my blog next week, so make sure you come back to read that. All I will tell you today is that it is AMAZING. I have never had so many compliments about my eyelashes than I have, since wearing this mascara.
Now for my non-beauty related favourites. This month I have been reading ‘Labyrinth’ by Kate Mosse. This book is set both in the Middle Ages and in 2005, where the stories of Alaïs and Alice are told in parallel. What unites these two ladie’s stories is their families – the protectors of the Holy Grail. As a reader, you follow Alaïs’ struggle to complete her father’s task of protecting the secrets of the Grail, as she is betrayed by her sister, husband and closest servant. You are then taken to the future to meet up with their direct descendents (of which Alice is one of Alaïs’) to continue the duty. I love books about people, and I am also partial to a little history, so I have been completely gripped by this book. There is a little bit for everyone, action, thrills, sadness and even a hint of romance. Definitely worth a read.
Finally, I would like to take some time to confess to you all a guilty pleasure. I love Taylor Swift. There, I said it. I am partial to a little country music (I am obsessed with the show ‘Nashville’), and Taylor satisfies this. I currently love her latest album, ‘Red’, which I listen to in the car, on the way home from work. She just has this ‘feel good’ factor, which is exactly what I need after a long day! My favourite tracks are ‘Red’ and ‘Holy Ground’. So, wind up the windows, crank up the volume and sing all your cares away - loudly!
Have you tried any of my March favourites? What do you think? What is your guilty music pleasure?