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Thursday, April 2, 2015

March Faves + GIVEAWAY!!!!

Hello all, happy April!! It seems like 2015 is just flying by. It's hard to believe we're already four months in! A lot has happened in March, both in my life and just in the world (Zayn LEFT One Direction!!! What?? Why??), but not much has changed for me in terms of makeup products. I found it hard to stick to one makeup regiment this month, and on top of that, I felt really lazy, quite frankly, about 90% of this month. So a lot of the products I'm going to talk about today have been mentioned on this blog before, but as such they are tried and true favorites :) And YES, this is my first giveaway!!! Blogging has really helped me become more confident and it's something I really enjoy, so this month, I will be sending a few of my favorites (spoiler alert- there's a NAKED palette in there!) to one lucky reader! That having been said- let's get on with it!



1)  L'Oreal Paris Magic Lumi Highlighter in the shade Medium ($12.94)- I mentioned this product in my November favorites, and it's still a frequently used product for me. What really made it standout this month for me, however, was the fact that as I got lazier (and I'll admit it- I got quite lazy, like a five-product face everyday) this concealer was acting as my base makeup all on it's own. It's very brightening, so I can just slap a massive amount under my eyes, blend away, and that was my base done!


2) Skin&Co Roma Truffle Therapy Serum ($75 for a full size)- I am not a serum type of girl. I mentioned this when I first received this product in my January Glossybox, and yet, I think I've been converted. My skin just drinks this stuff up! It doesn't feel sticky at all, and it rubs into the skin really nicely and feels really lightweight. It does smell a bit of coconuts, which I really like, but which might put some people off. I'm really gutted that my deluxe size is almost out, $75 seems like a massive amount for serum? If anyone knows of a good, more affordable one, let me know in the comments!


3) Maybelline Brow Drama in the shade Deep Brown ($7.99)- I've waited a real minute to talk about this product on my blog. When I first started using it, I absolutely hated it. Some of you may remember that I was very seriously committed to my Benefit Gimme Brow, but I was open to the idea of a new brow gel. I'll be honest, this one takes a bit of work. It's not as quick and easy as the Gimme Brow, but it's definitely got some advantages. For one, I do find the brow drama lasts all throughout the day. And I also like that it really defines the shape of your brows (the key is to place the ball end of the brush at the far end of your brow, by your temple, work in a windshield wiper motion towards the other end by your nose, and then swipe again back towards your temple). It also doesn't leave your brows feeling stiff with product either, which is nice! I don't know if I can say it's replaced the Gimme Brow, but it is quite a bit cheaper and definitely an awesome product.


4) Be a Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Base in the shade Submissive ($14)- I mentioned this product when I first received it in an Ipsy bag back in November, but I don't believe I've mentioned it since, which is strange, seeing as I use it everyday. It's a very sheer base, so I wouldn't recommend wearing it just on it's own- but it packs a lot of shimmer in, and is definitely awesome at increasing the wear of your eyeshadows. I find because it's sheer, it works amazingly under a variety of colors, and is especially lovely under mattes, because it gives them a bit of shimmer without losing color pay off!


 5) Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette ($29.00)- The moment you've all been waiting for! I did name this product in my 2014 favorites, so I'll try not to go on too much about it. My favorite shade is still Naked 2, which I wore almost everyday this month over the Be a Bombshell eye base. I found this combination to be super natural, but still really pretty. All of the colors in this palette are amazing and you can definitely build a huge variety of looks with it, and as with all of the Naked palettes, the formulation is pretty damn close to perfection. I've gone ahead and swatched all the shades for you, and if you guys are interested in a review or maybe an everyday makeup look featuring this palette, let me know!


From left to right (or bottom to top): Venus, Foxy, W.O.S, Naked 2, Faint, and Crave

And now, for the giveaway: I will be giving away a Naked Basics palette, a Maybelline Brow Drama (shade of your choosing), and a L'Oreal Paris Magic Lumi Highlighter (also in the shade of your choosing), all in a little makeup bag, and I will be shipping anywhere in the world! This giveaway will be open until the last day of April, good luck!!

I hope you guys have enjoyed this post, please don't forget to enter my giveaway!! 

Stay beautiful!!!!
- Whit

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48 comments:

  1. I love the naked basics palette it's gorgeous! I use it for my eyebrows!
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

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    1. That's a really awesome idea! I love that it's so versatile :)

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  2. Great post! I'd love to try the L'oreal highlighter and the Naked Basics paltette looks amazing as well :)
    Love Life Every Day
    everydaybeauty instagram

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    1. Thank you so much, I'd swear by those products haha :)

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    1. All of the Naked palettes are really lovely :)

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  4. Amazing giveaway, lovely!
    My favourites are the Victoria Secret Fragrance Mist and Nivea Eye Cream :)
    Daniela xo | danielascribbles ♥

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    1. I've heard great things about the Nivea Eye Cream, I'll have to give it a try!!!

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  5. Everything looks gorgeous!!! Lovely collection! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  6. Great giveaway and great blog! Would love to try the Naked basic palette, love Urban decay so I'm sure its amazing! I always use the same old eyeshadow from H&M so would be amazing to use something a little better and exclusive ;) <3

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  7. i've heard so much about naked basics! i've been loving some individual UD shadows and their de-slick setting spray :)

    danielle | avec danielle

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  8. What a great giveaway! My March favourites have got to be L'Oreals Infallible Matte Foundation and Pixi's Glow tonic! x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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  9. Naked Basics Palette is deffo a fav its so easy to work with and perfect for using before school

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  10. I loveeeee Maybelline's Brow Drama, it's such a good affordable alternative to Benefit's Gimme Brow! xx

    www.secretsofarose.com

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  11. at the moment im loving lushes ocean salt scrub and there shampoo bars are awesome so this month im loving lush, amazing giveaway x

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  12. Thanks for your comment on my blog :) I've used the Naked palette religiously for at least three years - nothing beats it for me!

    Becca x

    http://psilovethese.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Thankyou for the comment on my blog lovely, and what a cool, genres giveaway! im excited too enter <3 lots of love and luck with your blog :) xoxo

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  14. thank you for commenting on my blog! you have a lovely blog and i entered your giveaway :) have a lovely day

    theworldisfullofbeautyxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I did a March fav's over on my blog but my stand out favourite has to be the John Frieda volume root spray, it's made such a difference. I have never tried any of the palettes from Urban Decay and this would be a great first one to have with plenty of versatile everyday shades. Fab Giveaway! :)

    www.simplysara.co.uk

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  16. Thank you so much for visiting my page and letting me know about this fantastic giveaway you are having!

    http://girlbouttown.com

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  17. Hey, great post really detailed. Thanks for dropping by my page it's always nice to meet fellow beauty lovers. You giveaway looks awesome.

    https://cuteprettybeauty.wordpress.com

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  18. This is such an amazing giveaway! :D I haven't tried any of those products before!

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  19. i had the naked basics once in a time when i hardly used neutrals...now i can't wait to get my hands on it!!!!!

    great giveaway and post!

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  20. I've always wanted to try the Naked Products! They look amazing!

    Grace x
    blog.gracetakesphotos.com

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  21. Lovely giveaway! <3 I would love to get my hands on Naked Basics eyeshadow palette. :)
    My March favourites were REN Clearcalm 3 Replenishing Night Serum, Deborah Secret of the Smokey Eye eyeshadow palette and MAC lipstick Viva Glam Miley Cyrus. <3

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  22. My March Faves...lets see.Ok,besides the fact that I adore this giveaway,and gave been wanting the Naked Palettes since the first one debuted..I'm really loving Lancomes Shine Lover in shade 323-its a beautiful,perfect pink,not too bright,not too matte,and it looks like a lipstick but goes on like a gloss-and LASTS! It gives your lips a perfect stain later on during wear,too.Also,MACs Dollymix Sheertone Shimmer blush-it's the perfect pink,with a hint of shimmer (hence the name),and is perfectly pigmented-you can wear a subtle hint of color by putting some on your fingertips and dabbing your apples,or gently brush it on for a more uniform,rosy look.It's the best for pale,dark-haired girls like me.I also recently purchased the Natural palette,by Stila,(I'm literally the last person on earth to own this,I know),and the eyeshadows are beautiful,and go on smooth.I really don't like the bronzer,though.Also,Origins Out Of Trouble mask,even though my skin isn't in trouble-I wanna keep it that way,And,as always,Covergirl Perfect Point Plus in Charcoal,an item I will never not repurchase over and over,for those days when black liner is a little too harsh and I just wanna line and smudge,fir a quick. light smokey eye,or to tightline.
    Well! That was the longest comment,in the history of comments,but you asked for my March Faves lol...
    This is an awesome giveaway-sooo generous and I love everything youre giving away.You rock for doing this!Thank you Whit!Love this blog.xx

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  23. Great giveaway! I really love the NAKED Basics palette, it's so versatile :)

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  24. One of my march favourites has to of been the Mary Lou Manizer! I'm still using it loads :)

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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  25. Hmm. I think mine is the sleek contour pallete! Love it!

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  26. I think you might Full of Grace serum from Lush! It's a solid bar and should last you ages~

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    1. You're trying to get me to visit you, but I will definitely check it out <3

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  27. My favourites where the body shop seaweed cleanser and toner. I actually wrote a post on my favourites. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

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  28. Awesome giveaway! I love the Urban Decay Naked Palette <3 This is so exciting!
    iamsarahrizaga@yahoo.com

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  29. my march favorites umm ... my radha beauty eye cream and my nyx purple lipstick i got on my ipsy.
    Thanks for letting me know about your giveaway, i would love to win
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

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  30. So glad you stopped by my blog! I've entered your giveaway! My March favorites are a few MAC lipsticks - particularly pink pearl pop! I hope you stay in touch :)

    www.tailoredandtrue.wordpress.com

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  31. Essence lip liners. Satin Mauve is amazing!

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  32. All of the shades in the Naked Basics Palette are seriously so beautiful! ☺
    As a self-proclaimed nail polish enthusiast, I tend to discover a new nail-related favourite each month. For march I've especially been loving off-white polish shades like the much loved "Fiji" by essie ♥

    http://la-fille-lumineuse.blogspot.de/

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  33. I'm loving the it cosmetics naturally pretty celebration palette!!!

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  34. Naked Basic Palette is my March favorite! The shades are so beautiful, you can go from looking natural to a fierce tiger look. This is a very cool giveaway. I hope the deserving one wins! :)


    Lyka // The Human Walkie Talkie

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  35. My baby lips in coral and my Stila liquid eyeliner.

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  36. I really loved the new bourjois lipglosses! Check out my other favs here http://www.craftelle.com/2015/03/monthly-favourites-march-2015.html if you're are interested x

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  37. Oh no! I missed it haha. Great giveaway though! Whoever won was extremely lucky!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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