Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Monthly Favourites March 2013

This is my first monthly favourites post, it contains make up items that I've been using regularly and think are just fab!

Real techniques Stippling and Blush brush.
I purchased these a week ago ( having being the only person in the planet without them!) and I now know what all the fuss was about!

Blusher Brush                                                   Stippling Brush
 I normally use a sponge or my fingers to apply my foundation. I now use the stippling brush for foundation and contouring and the only word I can think of is WOW! The brush blends my foundation effortlessly as does the blusher brush. It's super soft and delivers just the right amount of product, my blusher goes on a like a dream. I can't believe I have been using inferior brushes for so long! I will definitely be purchasing some more brushes from the Real Techniques line.
Stippling brush £11.99 and Blush brush £9.99 from

Crown brushes conceal and contour pallet.

As you can see it is well used! ( prob should have cleaned it up!)
I have had this palette for months and use it nearly everyday. The product is creamy and blend-able. The lighter shades are great for covering imperfections and the darker are brilliant for contouring and defining. I used them with either a flat foundation brush or stippling brush.
£16.99 from

Daniel Sandler Radiant Sheen and Kabeauti Brush.
I received this for my birthday and have been using it ever since!

 It's gives a lovely glow to the skin without making you look like Edward Cullen from the Twilight films. The colours can be used altogether or individually as eye shadows ( either wet or dry). The Kabeauti brush I use with it is super soft and delivers just the right amount of powder . I love using these two both together as the product doesn't cake on the skin and is dispersed evenly.

 As you can see from the photo's below, its a very natural glow that  is brilliant  if you want to give your skin a quick boast on dull days. Love it!!
                                           Radiant Sheen on both hands, without flash and with flash

Radiant Sheen £28.00, Kabeauti Brush £26.00 from

Nars Blush in Desire and Amour
Desire                                   Amour
This was another present for my birthday and having never tried any Nars products before I couldn't wait to get stuck in.

Amour swatch                       Desire swatch
 I'm in love with "desire" the pinky soft blush, it look quite bright here but blends in lovely giving a gorgeous Rosy tint to the cheeks. It can be worn subtle or built up for a more dramatic night time look. My next purchase will be the much talked about Orgasm blush, with the subtle shimmer that will be great for spring summer.
Duo blush part or the Love Rite gift set -

Lipstick Queen in "The Hustle"

You can see the shimmer coming through.
I got this in a swap box from Nardine over at  along with other items. The box was fab, full of lovely beauty treats, and even doggy treats for Brian ( my dog).
I've seen this make a few times but never tried it. The colour is gorgeous, a nudey peach shade with a slight shimmer to it. It goes on really smoothly and is very hydrating. It's my must reached for lipstick this month.
                                        Natural light                                                         With Flash

The range can be found at starting from £15.00

Well there you go, my monthly favourites. Sorry their all make up related,  I have been trying out some new skin care products and haven't made my mind up about them yet. Hopefully I will soon and I'll let you know!

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  1. I have just orderd the blusher brush....cant wait to try it out......
    Have never used a stippling brush and havent ordered on as not sure about it....whats it like as i curretly use my fingers for liqid foundation.? xxx

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    2. Its really good, gives a lovely flawless finish.x

  2. I haven't tried or used any of those... xx

  3. Hiya Lou,
    believe it or not, ive never used a stippling brush either!! So youre not last on the planet!! (That would be me!!)

    i love the daniel Sandler Radiant Sheen -would be just right for my pale complexion...have to add it to my Wishlist or hope someones selling one cheap!!!
    Great post as always hun,

  4. Daniel sandler radiant sheen looks so so beautiful amazing product
    Jamie-Lee|Glitter Infatuation Beauty Blog! x

  5. The bright pink of this NARs looks amazing - I want it!

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  6. I'm desperate to get the Real Techniques brushes. That NARS blush is gorgeous too xx


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