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March Favourites

So, somehow another month has passed by which means it’s time for another monthly favourites!
I was so busy in February that I completely forgot to do a favourites and when I did, it was already March.. so here’s a March Favourites instead!
I am going to save the blabbing this time and just get stuck right into it.

So let’s dive in..
My first favourite of the month of March certainly has to be Netflix. I have finally re-entered the fabulous world of Netflix and wowie, there are so many incredible shows for me to catch up on! There is nothing better than jumping into bed early to catch up on Netflix and munching on way too many Minstrels! I have written a post on What I’m Looking Forward to on Netflix 2017 (This might feature 13 Reasons Why – which is another monthly favourite for me! Hype hype!) for you all to check out, if you need some inspiration!

I was so fortunate to attend a Netflix Event in Cardiff last month, where there was a Netflix-filled apartment and we got shown all of the latest releases coming for 2017. Here is a link to that post, incase you want to give it a read: My Time at the Netflix Apartment.

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My first favourite of March has to be the Nyx Brow Gel in the shade ‘Chocolate’ (seen in the photo above). Seriously, it is pretty tough to rub these bad boys off whilst I have this brow gel on my eyebrows! I was looking for a product that doesn’t wipe away easily like pencil or sometimes powder (I also have psoriasis, so I tend to scratch pretty often) and this product works a treat.
I apply this brow gel with an angled eyebrow brush from Real Techniques, I try not to apply too much as they can go a little too bold and dark for my face but if I apply carefully, they go with my hair colour pretty well.

You can purchase this from select Boots stores, so here is a link to the website for you to browse. I will most probably do an eyebrow tutorial on my blog using this product for you all soon! Let me know what you think about that.

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My second favourite of the month has to be ‘Dear Amy’ by Helen Callaghan which I am currently reading. I haven’t finished it yet, but the storyline is so good and I got completely hooked on just the blurb which is just here:

“Would you risk your life to save a stranger? 
Discover what happens next in the Sunday Times bestselling psychological thriller, Dear Amy . . .

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A local schoolgirl has been missing for weeks when Margot Lewis, agony aunt of the ‘Dear Amy’ advice column, receives a letter:

Dear Amy,

I’ve been kidnapped by a strange man. 
I don’t know where I am. 

Please help me,
Bethan Avery

This must be a hoax. Because Bethan Avery is another young girl, who went missing twenty years ago.

As more letters arrive, Margot becomes consumed by finding the sender and – unlike the police – convinced that the girls’ disappearances are connected.

Solving this puzzle could save someone’s life – but could it also cost Margot her own?”

You can purchase this book from Amazon now!

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My third favourite is Bath and Body Works ‘Twisted Peppermint’ foaming hand wash which is a Christmas Fragrance. I absolutely adore Bath and Body Works and I am so, so, so sad that there isn’t one in the UK (although, if there was, it would probably be expensive..) so when I go to America I go a little crazy on the hand soaps and antibacterials! I cannot get enough of them!

I was super excited as I have heard about the Christmas Fragrances that come out obviously over the Christmas period, but I have never been in America late enough for them to be released, so this Christmas I found them and I was super excited!
Unfortunately, I really wanted the Body Mist of this as it was really gorgeous but it was sold out completely in the store I went to and could not get my hands on it! Damn!

Anyway, this foaming hand wash is incredible. It has such a strong and lost lasting scent that stays on your hands afterwards and the bottle lasts ages too! (I went a little crazy using this, although I knew I’d regret it when it’s all gone..)
I would highly recommend these products and if you haven’t heard of Bath and Body Works then definitely give them a browse – there’s no doubt that you won’t find something that you will fall in love with!

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I have also been loving The Library of Fragrance‘s scent in ‘Honeysuckle’. I purchased this from Boots for £10 (usually £15) with my Advantage Card points to treat myself and my, my, my.. this genuinely smells like actual flowers! Although, my boyfriend just comments ‘You smell like a bee’ (whatever a bee smells like.. but y’ano).
This company have so many different fragrances from Cinnamon, Marshmallow, Mint Ice Cream, Fresh Laundry and even Play-Doh.. that’s right, Play-Doh.. yummy?..

You can even mix and match scents, and they have a page that tells you which scents compliment each other whether you want to go warm, musky, bright and refreshing..

I’ll leave a link to their website here and also check out the Boots website as either one of the sites usually have an offer on!

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So, that is all I have for my March Favourites at the moment. I hope you enjoyed and I would love to know what you have been loving this month too! Let me know down below!

Want to browse some more blog posts?

How I do Disney World on a Budget

My January Favourites

Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Review: The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

My Time at the Netflix Apartment

Bootlegger Cardiff Review

My forgotten, but pleasant post treasures!

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You know when you order a few things, but they take a while to deliver and you completely forgot that you ordered them? That’s what nicely happened to me, yesterday evening! So, I was in bed having a chill and catching up on YouTube – when my flatmate knocks my door with 4 parcels for me!

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Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy – Waterstones – £9.49 – Purchase: HERE

Firstly, I was sent a copy of the newest Bridget Jones book – which I am incredibly excited about! If you know me, then you’d know that I’m a big reader and also have a book blog at http://nuggetstump.blogspot.com. I tweeted about my excitement for this book release and I was luckily contacted by Vintage Books to see if I would like to be involved with the launch of the book. They wanted to use my tweet on London Underground on their TV screens (that go past the escalators), in return I received a copy of the book and an amazing Bridget Jones t-shirt! So I’m really thankful for them, offering me such a nice opportunity!

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Bath & Body Works Hand Gel – eBay – £2.99 each (Buy 3, Get 1 Free) – Purchase: HERE

These next items are something that I am slightly obsessed with. In the UK, you can’t get many fragranced hand sanitisers, unless they’re the Body Shop’s strawberry/mango/blabla ones. Whilst I was in Florida in the summer, I visited Bath & Body Works and purchased 5 of these hand gels for $5. They had a really limited selection at the store I went to, but I have been looking for a way to purchase more for ages! For some reason, I didn’t think of looking on ebay, but VOILA – there’s loads on there, and they even stock the Christmas and Halloween scents! I had to purchase these straight away!

They were on a really good offer – £2.99 each, and if you purchase 3, you get a fourth gel for free, from a lucky dip! I decided to get the christmas scents, in: Iced Gingerbread, Cranberry Twinkle and Tis The Season – then I received Pear Berry Cuddles as my free one. These smell seriously gorgeous!

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Real Techniques Starter Kit – Amazon – £16.29 – Purchase: HERE

My next purchase was mainly because I have been buying some MAC Eyeshadows recently and I felt that I needed some decent eye brushes, as I didn’t own any. So I have opted for the Real Techniques set, as my Core Essentials Set was definitely value for money – they are such a high quality, and if you visit the US, you can find these for $8 a set! (Ridiculously cheap compared to the UK’s £22.99). I purchased these from Amazon for £16.29 – they come with the Deluxe Crease Brush, Base Shadow Brush, Accent Brush, Pixel-point Eyeliner Brush and an Eyebrow Brush.

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The Body Shop: Lipscuff – £8.00 – Purchase: HERE

The Body Shop’s Lip Scrub Stick – I usually use Lush Lip Scrub in Mint Julips, but now that it’s just under half full, I don’t like the feeling of sugar going in-between my nails whilst I’m trying to get some product out of the tub! So, I opted for this stick from The Body Shop. It is a moisturising lip balm, but it also has exfoliating beads within the lip balm – so it’s very 2-in-1! I would show you a photo of the product, but it’s a bit smooshed and manky after I tried it out last night – I simply couldn’t wait any longer to test it!

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The Body Shop: Mango Lip Butter – £4.00 – Purchase: HERE

Whilst picking my last item up on The Body Shop’s website – I took advantage of their 35% off deal and thought that I would purchase another lip balm (I have the Coconut one and it tastes and smells amazing!), so I grabbed a Mango lip balm this time! It’s practically the same as my other one, but obviously the scent is different – although I do find that this lip balm is a lot softer than the coconut one. I have to wait for my fingers to warm up on the surface of the coconut lip balm, before it melts. But yeah, I find the packaging adorable too – and you can’t get enough lip balms! I’m forever having 2-3 different balms in each bag that I have, so I don’t have to repack my bag every single day!

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See-through, 24 Piece Cosmetic Storage Holder – eBay – £2.81 – Purchase: HERE

The last product I bought was from eBay – I ordered this about 3 weeks ago from Hong Kong, and it only now arrived (which was expected). I thought that my MUJI clear drawers were getting a little overcrowded with lipsticks – so I bought a stand for them, to go on top of the drawers.

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I have put a few lipsticks in the holder to show you how certain brands would fit into the stand – it even fits a mascara too! Sadly, it was cracked at the corner when I received it – but for such a small price and travelling all of the way from Hong Kong, I didn’t really care. It is definitely still useable, so yes! I have inserted a photo, just to show you the crack anyway.

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What have been your cheeky purchases of the month? Anybody started Christmas shopping yet?!

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