March Favourites

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You guessed it, it’s that time where I share the products I’ve been loving over the past month.  Once again, the time has rushed by in a flash but during March I discovered some new products which I absolutely love as well as some old favourites. Here they are:

MAC Bare My Soul Eyeshadow Quad

I bought this beautiful quad from MAC last year and if I’m honest after I initially bought it I didn’t show it as much love as I should have. I recently re-discovered it, however, and I’ve been using it almost every day over the past couple of weeks. My favourite shade is the brown taupe called Romantico which looks gorgeous on it’s own all over the lid or when teamed with the darker brown named Friendly. I’ve been using this as a simple every day look but you could easily wear it in the evening too. It’s a really pretty shade and really makes my blue eyes stand out. Read my review of the Bare My Soul quad here.

Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm

Anyone who follows me on Twitter (@KimberleyJ77) will know I’ve been lusting after the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm for over six months but I was keen to finish my REN Cleansing Balm before buying another. This month, whilst in Debenhams, I finally gave in and now there’s no looking back.

I’ve used the Emma Hardie cleansing balm every day (sometimes twice) and I absolutely love it. It smells gorgeous, the texture is soft and luxurious and it removes my make-up without irritating my eyes or skin. After use my skin even seems to have a healthy glow.  The only downside is, sometimes it does become a little oily in the pot. I’m not too sure if it’s because the house is too warm or because of the product itself but time will tell. Once I’ve used this product for longer I will do a full review on the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm.. keep an eye out for it guys!

*Seascape Sleep Oil

Unfortunately, most of the time I’m not a particularly good sleeper so I’m keen to try things that may help. I don’t like the idea of sleeping tablets as the idea of them scares me a little so I prefer to stick to more natural remedies like soothing oils. The product I seem to be reaching for more and more is the Seascape sleep oil which contains lavender so it is relaxing and smells lovely. Read my review here.

MAC Syrup Lipstick

When I go to work I like to wear minimal make-up so it is important the make-up I choose is as natural looking as possible. Outside of work I love wearing a bright lip like MAC Girl About Town but my go to lipstick for during the week is MAC Syrup which can be described as a ‘Your lips but better colour’. It gives the lip a nice splash of colour but it is subtle and pulls together a make-up look perfectly.

Benefit Porefessional

Two benefit products made it into my favourites this month, the first being their well known primer, Porefessional. This is one of my favourite primers because it reduces the size of pores, helps my make-up stay on for longer and makes my foundation apply better.  The texture is silky smooth and it blends perfectly over my skin and as you only need to use a little at a time a little goes a very long way. Read my review here.

Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation

It’s no secret I love the foundation Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua but this month I discovered another foundation I love, Benefit Hello Flawless. I’ve had this foundation in my collection for some time but it was overlooked a little so I didn’t realise how good it was until this month. The formulation is so light it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing any make-up and I love the natural glow it gives my skin. Read my review here.

Clinique Chubby Stick in 07 Super Strawberry

I have been loving my Clinique chubby sticks over the past month and my favourite shade is Super Strawberry as it is a really pretty pink. It is a beautiful colour to wear during the day or evening and I find the formulation to be really smooth and hydrating. There will be a review coming soon on all the Clinique Chubby Sticks in my collection.

What do you think of my March favourites?

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  1. Sally
    April 1, 2014 / 10:39 am

    You've just reminded me to dig out my Bare My Soul quad, it's so pretty! I love the Hello Flawless foundation but I like quite a high coverage so I always end up using it up really quickly 🙁
    Sally Says Beauty xx

  2. Ellie Weston
    April 1, 2014 / 10:58 am

    That Mac Quad is absolutely gorgeous!! I can't wait until I have the money to build my own, do you reckon the shades of the quad are exclusive to that or can be bought separately? I'd never seen Mac Syrup either, I'm so pleased to have finally seen a lipstick that's dark enough to actually be “my lips but better” without washing me out!

    Ellie xx |

  3. Ashlie Henderson
    April 1, 2014 / 11:54 am

    I am dying to try the Cleansing Balm! I keep hearing amazing reviews and need to purchase! Great favourites 🙂

    Ashlie Xx

  4. Madeleine S-B
    April 1, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    Love the look of Benefit's Hello Flawless – I really like the light reflecting particles it contains (: x

  5. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    April 1, 2014 / 1:12 pm

    Great favorites. I'd really love to try the cleansing balm to see if it's really as good as everyone says :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  6. atthebeautydesk
    April 1, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    What a great bunch of favs.I've seen so much amazing reviews of the emma hardie balm, definitely something I'm saving for, just looks so luxurious so I'll be first on the review when you have it up 🙂

  7. beautyqueenuk
    April 1, 2014 / 5:42 pm

    Love the look of MAC Syrup x

  8. kirsty thompson
    April 1, 2014 / 6:41 pm

    Love basically every product! haha x

  9. Amber
    April 1, 2014 / 7:14 pm

    I've not heard much about MAC Syrup before, but it looks beautiful – will definitely have to give it a swatch next time I'm near a counter. I love Emma Hardie too – my skin feels so soft when I've used that balm! x

  10. Denise
    April 1, 2014 / 7:18 pm

    Ooh love the look of that MAC lipstick – definitely on my wishlist next

  11. Laura Chapman
    April 1, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    Loving the colours in the MAC quad. I too love Clinique Chubby Sticks, I just bought my first one yesterday and haven't put it down since!

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  12. Kate
    April 1, 2014 / 8:12 pm

    MAC syrup made my favorites this month too! I really want to try the EH balm – everyone raves about it!

  13. Irina G.
    April 1, 2014 / 8:25 pm

    Great favourites!
    Love the Porefessional primer.

  14. Belle B
    April 1, 2014 / 10:18 pm

    Ooh I so need to dig out my Benefit foundation again!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  15. Zoe Archer
    April 2, 2014 / 8:02 am

    I love Benefit products, cant think of one I have had that I really did not get on with.

  16. Josie
    April 2, 2014 / 2:42 pm

    Great favourites and I love your images! i have found maybelline Baby Skin to be a great dupe of porefessional 😉

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  17. Jen27
    April 2, 2014 / 3:16 pm

    Nice picks! I love Clinique Chubby Sticks and that MAC quad looks perfect 🙂


  18. Shruti Bapat
    April 2, 2014 / 5:24 pm

    I adore the MAC colours you chose!! So chic.


  19. Kimberley Johnson
    April 2, 2014 / 5:25 pm

    Thank you! X

  20. Kimberley Johnson
    April 2, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    The shades are limited edition so they were only available as part of this quad last year but you can buy ones that are pretty similar!

    Club for example, is very similar to the brown/green shade and Satin Taupe is similar to Romantico. Twinks is similar to Friendly (the shimmery brown) and the gold I'm not too sure about but I'm sure if you asked at the Mac counter they could help you.

    I thought the exact same thing when I found Syrup!

    Kimberley // Kimberley's Beauty Blog

  21. Kimberley Johnson
    April 2, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    It's sooo good! x

  22. Kimberley Johnson
    April 2, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    It's a lovely foundation x

  23. Kimberley Johnson
    April 2, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    It's a lovely lipstick x

  24. Kimberley Johnson
    April 2, 2014 / 9:21 pm

    Brililant! x

  25. Kimberley Johnson
    April 2, 2014 / 9:22 pm

    It's gorgeous, I'll definitely be wearing it more now I've rediscovered it.

    Ah in that case Hello Flawless will work out to be a pretty expensive option which is a shame.


  26. Kimberley Johnson
    April 2, 2014 / 9:23 pm

    Thank you!

    I was a little wary because of the hype around it but I really think it's worth it! x

  27. Kimberley Johnson
    April 2, 2014 / 9:24 pm

    Thank you!

    The Emma Hardie balm is amazing, I'm so glad it lived up to the hype! It is a very luxurious product and so nice to use.

    Aww thanks! I hope you like the review when it goes live x

  28. Kimberley Johnson
    April 2, 2014 / 9:24 pm

    it's gorgeous! x

  29. Kimberley Johnson
    April 2, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    Me neither, I don't think I've seen it appear on any blogs before which is a shame because it's a beautiful colour. I hope you like it when you swatch it! x

  30. Kimberley Johnson
    April 2, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    Thank you! x

  31. Kimberley Johnson
    April 2, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    Same here! x

  32. Kallie @ But First, Coffee
    April 3, 2014 / 12:35 am

    Great picks! That Clinique stick is perfection! I've been wanting to try that Hello Oxygen foundation, too.
    Kallie – But First Coffee

  33. The Beauty and Lifestyle Hunter
    April 5, 2014 / 9:02 am

    That MAC quad does look fantastic, must check a counter here to see if its made it to Australia yet!! And you really do have some great photos, I have a lot to learn…..any tips and tricks you can share?

  34. Ali
    April 7, 2014 / 3:38 am

    Been hearing a lot about Benefit's pore-fessional

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