March Favourites 2018

The spring season is here! Oh, wait! It is supposed to be here, but instead, all we’ve got is snow and rain and all around moody weather.

In London, it hasn’t been as bad as in Bucharest where the whole city had been covered in snow for days, and even schools were closed!

As I am typing this rain drops are violently hitting my window, creating endless puddles on the concrete. At least some people are enjoying this weather, and by people I mean kids.

This month I haven’t tried out new products, to be honest, I stuck to what I know works best for my body, face and mind. However, I do have three beauty recommendations.

Hair:

Most of the time, my hair only has volume on the first day after I have washed it and as the next day rolls around, my hair gets flat. But bear with me, I have a solution!

This is the second year I have been using Batiste dry shampoo. It gives my hair volume and texture when it needs it and I don’t have time to style it or wash it. I have two: blush (floral & flirty) and the other one which I find myself to reach for the most is divine dark (with a hint of colour). It is so handy when you are in a rush in the morning trying to catch the 08.12 overground to university or you have those lazy Sundays lay-ins but you ran out of coffee milk, so you have to go to the supermarket and you need to quickly tame your hair.

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Skin:

My skin definitely needs hydration and a cleanse. And for that, I have been applying face-masks in order to pamper my skin. You can find masks for any skin problem you might have in Superdrug or Boots (or Sephora, Douglas, DM in Romania).

At-home coffee face mask:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of grounded coffee
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Mix everything together and gently rub it on your face. Rinse with warm water.

At-home avocado mask:

Ingredients:

Avocado, cherries, salt, lemon, sour cream…wait, this is the recipe for guacamole!

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Mash the avocado and mix it with the yoghurt and honey until it has a paste consistency. Apply it on your face. Leave it on for 20 minutes then rinse.

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Nails:

Until last month I had gel nails. It was much easier for me to go once a month and get my nails done. But, there’s a but, as I was overloaded with work, assignments and exams I decided to take a break from gel nails. And this is how Irina found herself in a situation which she didn’t miss at all. The chipped nail polish every few days.

This month I have experimented with different styles and colours. I remembered my high-school days when I used to paint my nails in so many ways. I used to paint galaxies and draw cupcakes on them, or leopard print. Those were the good, creative days!

The nail polishes I have used are SallyHansen in Red-y to Glow, NailsInc in Lexington Street and in Midnight, Nicole by OPI in Keep Your Gray Job. Along with that, I applied a quick dry spray because who has the patience to wait for her nails to dry? I don’t. I got this one in Romania from Farmec and it is so good!

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A short-one this Monday but on Wednesday I have a fresh playlist with songs I have been listening to in March!

♥ Irina

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