It’s a March favourites. Two weeks into April. If that surprises you then you must be new here. Hi, I’m Alice and I’m a painfully disorganised human being.
Following my last post, I figured it was time to make my grand reappearance and try to tame the mental breakdown that’s engulfed the past few months.
So without further ado, with a newly rejigged blog, here’s everything that my March appeared to revolve around…
Revlon Colorstay Foundation
As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, I’m an incredibly pale person. Which as you can imagine makes trying to find a foundation that matches my ghostly complexion, quite the uphill struggle. Then you add in the unpleasant texture-y extra that is my eczema and you’ve just got a full-blown panic. So, I took it upon myself to wander into Superdrug and put my full faith and trust in a complete stranger who works there. I explained my skin dilemmas and with a pure stroke of genius, she returned with a brand I’d somehow never tried before.
I’ve got to say, I’m not preaching this stuff is a miracle. The colour is slightly off but as is everything I smear onto my face, however, the consistency is the key to my love of this stuff. It’s still somehow a matte finish without my face looking like a highland snowstorm. It’s difficult to believe with a makeup obsession quite as intense as mine that I’d never tried Revlon before now, however, I can now officially say I’m converted. (Shoutout to the free contour palette for having spent far too much money, that was a nice wee touch.)
Benefit Brow Zings
Show of hands who’s brows are huge and out of control. If you fall into the same category as I do, which in case your wondering involves waking up in the morning with my eyebrows pointing in about seventeen different directions, then this product is for you. I was never a powder gal when it came to my brows, in fact before I started using Brow Zings I was a Ka Brow gel girl through and through. But alas, this wee wonder comes with its own setting gel too, so smudge-fear is no more. Basically, yes. Thumbs up from me.
Joey and Chandler
No, not Tribianni and Bing. Their namesakes.
For me, March involved progressing to level 24 of life. Which after a complete mental breakdown about now being able to say the phrase I’m in my ‘mid-twenties’, Greig then followed suit with the ‘what do I get my girlfriend for her birthday’ breakdown. He then had the mother of all good ideas and got me something I’ve wanted since I was just a little mini Alice. Get you a man that buys you pet fish.
Pat on the back for me for being that weirdo child who was obsessed with Black Moor fish. Yes, the ones with the huge cartoon eyes. No, I don’t know how that started… I prefer the term quirky, okay?
Who gets two new pets and doesn’t immediately name them after Friends characters? Not me, that’s for sure.
How on earth did I go all these years without a bit of Harvey Specter in my life? There’s nothing quite like a bunch of badass lawyers to get you through 6 seasons in a month. Of course, I can’t forget to give a wee nod to Donna though, who’s the epitome of strong independent woman. Again, all of the badassness. My only criticism is that I now have to wait a week between episodes. I’m more of a season a day kind of gal…
Babyliss Curl Pods
Now, I know this is going to sound like a weird one coming from a girl who’s genes were very much hit with the curly hair stick. However, hear me out. Despite years of my sister bafflingly asking, “You’re curling curly hair?”, I continue to do so based solely on the fact I may have curly hair but I don’t have nice bouncy curls, I very much have the kind of curls that look like when Monica Geller went to Barbados. Now, if we take into consideration that my hair is also making friends with my hips and as thick as the iceberg that sunk the Titanic, finding rollers which can hold my hair and heat it at the same time seemed like an impossible task until these bad boys. Quick, as easy as curling this much hair can possibly be and now officially just a total babe.
Lush Elbow Grease Bar
If any of you reading this suffer from oily skin, I’d skim straight past this paragraph. If like me, it snows skin from your face, welcome to the best advice I could give a person.
Now I’m not sure if this is even intended for your face, especially since it’s marketed for brightening tattoos, however, I’ve never been so glad I slapped a product on my big ol’ moon face. My skin has never felt so smooth and I will get up on my roof to sing about this moisture bar if that’s what it takes to convert people to it.
I still to this day vividly remember the day my Mum took me up to the Clinique counter in Debenhams, told them how bad my skin is and they offered me a myriad of solutions. Six years later, I still rely on a perfect combination of their foaming face wash, their babe of a cleansing brush and my Lush products, to keep my good old pal eczema in check. Big shoutout to Mum for that decision.
Molton Brown’s Ylang-Ylang Candle
I’m not even going to pretend I spent £60 on a candle or am even remotely capable of doing so, this was a birthday gift from my wonderful Mum. Sitting proudly on my hall table is a purple three wicked wonder, with the matching reed diffuser. I have truly never smelled something quite so beautiful as this scent and may, in fact, have been converted to spending said sixty quid in future when this beaut finally runs out. This candle addict’s year has officially been made.