A Few of my Favourite Things: Feb-March

These past two months, March in particular, have mainly consisted of getting ready for another year of uni. These are my faves of February and March that have made the transition a little bit sweeter (heads up – most of them are beauty-related!)

Real Techniques Stippling Brush, $19.99

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I’ve had this brush for a wee while, but I seldom used it until February when I used it with a cream blush and it was like all the lightbulbs went off in my head. I know a lot of people use this for foundation, but I find it difficult to part from my Real Techniques Miracle Sponge, so I thought I’d use it for my next best cream product. The bristles are densely packed, which means that if you’re too heavy-handed with the blush you can end up with too much product on your face. But if you wipe off the excess product onto the back of your hand before you apply it, you end up with a gorgeous natural flush. The handle of this brush is ergonomically designed to fit really nicely in your hand for comfort and precise control. Bonus that it’s a really inexpensive brush that can be used with multiple products.

ColourPop Highlighter in Lunch Money, $10

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I can’t remember if I’ve spoken about this product before, but it really doesn’t matter because it deserves all the shoutouts in the world. Lunch Money is a glowy, soft gold shade that applies like a buttery dream. This shade is ideal for my fair skin tone and gives a subtly wet look to the cheekbones. I like to use my fingers to apply and blend it. I wouldn’t say it’s mega intense, but it just gives your cheekbones a lil something something.

Lush Twilight Shower Gel, $27.95 (gift pack)

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I received this shower gel in a gift pack for my birthday and I freakin LOVED the whole thing – it comes with A French Kiss bubble bar, Butterball bath bomb, and of course, Twilight shower gel. Being a sweet-toothed gal, I love anything sugary scented, and this is the ultimate in shower gel scents for me. It smells like a cotton candy dream! I don’t think Lush sells this product separately, but the gift pack is absolutely worth it as a treat for yourself or someone special.

OGX Argan Oil Hair Mask, $19.99

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My hair is pretty thick and tends to get greasy easily, so I normally run a mile when I see products like this. But I tried this hair mask out on a friend’s raving recommendation and L-O-V-E-D it. It is definitely an intense treatment, but I like to slather my hair in it overnight, pop it up in a bun and sleep with it in. In the morning, I shampoo twice and style as per normal. My hair is left super soft, moisturised, but not weighed down.

Dr Stuart’s Skin Purify Tea, $5.49

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I bought this tea on a complete whim at the supermarket about two weeks ago, and I can actually say that I’ve seen a slight improvement in my skin since. My skin behaves itself most of the time, but I’m prone to hormonal breakouts around my chin. I’ve noticed this month that I have noticeably less breakouts (which is kind of a miracle, because I’ve decided to give my body a break from my contraceptive pill too), and my skin just looks… healthier. I can’t really pinpoint it. Since it’s caffeine-free, I drink one of these before bed and I think it’s a very small price to pay for a better complexion.

Caitlin xx

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