Thursday, March 24, 2016

My Spring/Easter Essentials


Okay, confession. Pretty sure at some point I made a statement that Autumn was my favourite month. Although I am a fan of the crisp leaves and Autumnal lips, seeing as my birthday month is March and fricking Easter Eggs are available in every shop, Spring is a close winner. I thought I would pop a post of all my Spring/Easter essentials that are both random essentials as well as beauty, because there was no way I wasn't including chocolate in a post to do about Easter. I fricking love chocolate. 

Beauty


I've raved about ElegantTouch on my blog numerous times, and seeing as they appeared a lot on both my Instagram plug in and my blog plug in x2 I thought it was about time they made a reappearance. These gorgeous nails were so kindly sent to me and I actually cannot wait to wear them. I'm sorry can we just, admire how darn sweet the daisy and sheep print are?! I know fake nails are not really everyone's cup of tea, but I think they really brighten up and add that little bit of something-something to your everyday #notd. 


If fake nails aren't your thing, I've got the nail polish for you. Although I will shortly be bringing out a post on my favourite spring polishes, I've been adoring wearing this Barry M Eat My Dust nailpolish. It's bright and also so affordable. Barry M carry the best drugstore friendly priced nailpolishes in my opinion. This polish is a little old now, and I will have to buy a new bottle as it's starting to uhm... smell a little? Is that normal? but regardless, it's a shade that I would and will constantly be repurchasing! 


Away with the red brick and berry blushers, as I have now brought out my all-time favourite Spring time blush. Not only is the packaging of this blusher just absolutely divine and before I hacked at it with my brushes, had the most gorgeous design of a daisy which you can see here. This is such a lovely dusty peach colour, perfect for those with either a much fairer complexion or one with freckles. I really find this blush compliments any bright toned makeup look. Although quite on the pricey side for £17, I would so recommend it, the pigmentation and blendability is second to none. 



Lush Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb

Now of course I couldn't resist adding in a Lush product in a essentials blog post now could I? Although there are such a wonderful collection of Lush easter products out there, the Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb was one of the many Lush gifts that I was given for my birthday and the one that shouted Easter! the most out of them all. I'm obviously obsessed with the colour, and the fact that I am now home and can actually take baths now!



Random Favourites

Cadbury's Mini Eggs

I swear these hit the shops straight after Christmas. I practically consider these their own food group as they are so darn good. Cadbury Mini Eggs will and forever be, my favourite easter chocolate. I can and have eaten bags at a time. It's the crunchy sugar shell that I just adore and the fact that they are small-ish so you feel as if you haven't even eaten that much chocolate, even if you have devoured the entire bag. Result!



Flowers

When I was working in London and had money and a Lidl readily available to me, I would buy myself flowers all the time I know, I'm so sad. There was something so nice about having fresh flowers in my bedroom and in my flat, I felt like it automatically made the rooms more airey and brighter. However, now that I've moved back onto being a student budget I don't buy myself flowers enough, but when I do, it's in Spring time. Tulips are my all-time favourite flowers as I love how colourful they are and how fresh they smell!


Candles

Oh how could I not include candles in an essentials post! I've put away my cinnamon stick and christmas eve scented ones and have now delved into the fresh and floral scents. I was gifted these by my housemate on my birthday (how did she know?!) and of course Yankee Candles are just the best. Fresh cut rose and Pink Grapefruit are my favourite out of the collection and are totally gorgeous!



What are some of your Spring/Easter essentials? Let me know in the comments below!
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28 comments

  1. lovely picks, those nails look so nice and i love the barry m nail polish:) ah mini eggs, i currently have some in my house for a cake and i'm sooo tempted to eat them! lovely post:)xx

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you for reading Em! I honestly could scoff an entire packet it's ridiculous! Happy Easter xx

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  2. Really wish we had Barry M nail polishes - they look awesome

    Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. I didn't know South Africa didn't have Barry M! That's such a shame they are great but maybe you can buy them on Amazon? :) xx

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  3. LUSH is perfect around Easter and the products are super cute :) I haven't even visited my local Lush in a good month or so now :( xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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    1. Aren't they just! I don't particularly shop there that often unless I know I'm going home where I can have a bath, but all their stuff is so inviting! xx

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  4. I'm in the middle of a snowstorm here so unfortunately I've not shifted into springtime mode, but pastel nails and chocolate are definitely spring essentials for me!

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. No way! I am not a big fan of snow to be honest but hopefully Spring will make its way to you soon! xx

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  5. I love the nail polish, such a beautiful colour! :) Fresh flower are definitely essential during spring time x

    Sara / AboutLittleThiings

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    1. Thank you for reading! Totally agree they really brighten up the place :) xx

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  6. Oh this post is so lovely & fresh looking, I do love spring! - I have Eat My Dust by BarryM too & I bloody love it, its so beautiful on the nails, When I wearing it I can't stop looking at my nails! xx

    http://lisablog18.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Lisa :D Isn't it gorgeous! I definitely need to buy a new one as it's probably one of my favourite shades! xx

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  7. this lush bath bomb is life hah, so cute! also loving the shade of this nail polish <3

    darcia.pl

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    1. Isn't it gorge! It looks stunning in the bath as well :) xx

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  8. I've never tried elegant touch nails but I'm seeing them everywhere and these easter ones look so cute!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. They really are great! They are great for those who aren't particularly great with painting nails...(cough me cough) xx

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  9. Lush products are super cute and the blush that you picked is very pretty. I also really enjoy Yankee candles rose one .... Its my favorite :)
    Have a nice Easter dear !!!
    www.ambiinwonderland.com

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    1. Thank you! Happy Easter to you too! :) xx

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  10. I'm not much of a fake nail gal, I do love gel haha. But whenever I fancy wearing them I always opt for elegantTouch, I love the range they offer and they wear so well ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. I know what you mean, I do find them a little pricey to always wear so I tend to only buy the ones that are "seasonally" appropriate or like special? They do wear amazingly! xx

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  11. I've heard some great things about the Clinique Cheek Pops so I'd love to try one eventually! I'm a huge fan of Lush and absolutely love their Easter collection! :) xx

    Kayleigh | http://kayleighmakesup.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They are quite expensive considering the size but I have to say the quality is amazing. Their Easter collection was the cutest thing I had seen in a long time! xx

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  12. I really need to get my hands on Easter lush stuff, that fluffy egg is just the cutest! and those candles sound lovely too :)

    SleepyHeaven|Bloglovin

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    1. Thank you! It was as amazing in the bath as it is out of it! xx

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  13. I love mini eggs and tulips, I like daffodils too in spring, I have some at the moment and they're lovely :) I got a cheek pop for my birthday and haven't used it yet but can't wait to, it's a stunning shade xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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    1. Daffodils are gorgeous, they always remind me of a picture book! Oh I would love to see what you think of it! xx

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  14. March is one of my favourite months too!...And yes, easter and chocolate has a big role to play in that... :P I've been wanting a light blue nail polish for a while now, and I love having fresh flowers in the house!

    Raashi
    raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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    1. light pastel blue nails are my go-to, they just scream Easter to me! So sad to be seeing the end of March soon xx

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