March Monthly Favourites 2017

Last month was quite quiet for me, so I decided not do a monthly favourites. However, I’m back and have quite a bit to share with you for my March monthly favourites.

Divide (Deluxe Edition) – Ed Sheeran

Ed’s big return after his year-long hiatus (which was a good idea for the hectic year of 2016) was highly anticipated by millions and he did not disappoint. In just one week alone, the album received close to 9 million streams, which is highly impressive. Sheeran also managed to get 20 of his tracks in the UK Top 40, which is an incredible record. The album has an eclectic sound, with Irish folk to songs evoking golden-age pop, from jittery guitars to a wispy ballad, there was something for everyone on Ed’s third album. Divide definitely exceeded my expectations and I have found myself playing it multiple times since the release beginning of this month. My favourite songs include Nancy Mulligan – an Irish folk-y song, dedicated to the love story of his grandparents, Barcelona – a song that makes my wanderlust soar and Bibia Be Ye Ye – which which literally translates to “Everything will be alright”.

Available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and in most stores

Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Kit in Runway

 

I’ve never truly seen an appeal to the Kylie Jenner Lip Kits, probably because of my lack of interest in the Kardashian-Jenner family, but when Barry M released these limited edition lip kits at such an affordable price, I knew I had to get one. I’ve been a fan of Barry M since I first experimented with make-up when I was around the age of 11 and the quality of their products is amazing for the price range. I stood in the Superdrug store, unsure of which shade to get. After a long decision and swiping the testers on the back of my hand, my mother and I decided that the shade Runway was best suited for me. Matte lip products can be a real hit or miss and I cannot stand something that is so drying, but these lip products were of a great quality and actually hydrating for a matte, which was hugely satisfying for me. The staying power is pretty strong, only needing to top up after eating a meal, so this is great if you want to wear for a few hours and not an issue to reapply on the go.

Available from Superdrug for £6.99

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Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.

My top 5 favourite vegan beauty products

 

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Did you know that November is ‘World Vegan Month’? Of course, veganism isn’t just about what you eat, but the whole practise of minimising harm that comes to animals. I myself am a life-long vegetarian and try to bring veganism into my life where possible. In celebration of this month, I’ve listed my top five fave vegan friendly beauty products for you to check out.

Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick – £16.00

Kat Von D Lipstick

I had my first Kat Von D liquid lipstick as part of a limited edition set called ‘London Calling’ and it featured a mini size of the shade ‘Double Dare’. The formula feels amazing on your lips and isn’t too drying and it lasts for a fairly long time. It’s on the high end spectrum, but this is something I’d get on a special occasion or ask for as a present during Christmas or birthday.

Available from Debenhams

Barry M’s Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint – £2.99

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I don’t often paint my nails but when I do, I love to use Barry M. Their quality for nail paints is incredible and this quick dry collection really does dry quick. I had the colour ‘Kiss Me Quick’ and it’s such a cute pastel colour, I love it especially for Spring/Summer time when you want to bring some colour to your look.

Available from Boots

LUSH’s Decisive Lip Colour – £14.50

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I mentioned this in last month’s monthly favourites as I had it as birthday present from a friend and honestly, this is such a gorgeous shade! LUSH products never fail to amaze me and the quality is impeccable. I find this shade suits me for eveningwear and it does last for a good amount of time.

Available from LUSH

e.l.f’s Essential Little Black Beauty Book: Eye Edition – £9.00

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This is such a great little palette. It’s small in size but there’s a lot of shades for you to choose from, meaning you can create endless looks! I think the price is fab considering how many colours you get and they’re of a good pigment, too.

Available from e.l.f

LUSH’s Shimmy Shimmy Shimmer Bar – £5.50

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Another from LUSH and another I’ve mentioned in a monthly favourites. This is a great shimmer bar but I love the idea that you can use this as an actual highlight, since that’s all the trend right now! It gives you that shimmery glow which is perfect for a night out and if you like a shimmer bar anyway, then it’s really good quality.

Available from LUSH

What are your favourite vegan products? Did you know any of these were vegan?

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Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.