March Favourites

March Favourites

I actually started to write this on Easter Sunday as my two drifted into a chocolate induced coma.  Good parenting?  Not so much.  Much needed time to sit and get through some work?  Too right, so I unashamedly grabbed it!  I have to say that Sunday mornings are my favourite time to plan the coming week and to get ahead of the game in the writing stakes otherwise I always feel like I’m chasing my tail.

That being said, I’m finishing this today – Thursday 5th – so clearly didn’t get very far ahead; it’s been a busy week of work, soccer practices for the boys and a sick child so this poor old blog has taken a back seat!

Anyway, I digress, I’m here to have a little bit of a chat about my March favourites so grab a cuppa and let’s get in to it.  It’s a short sharp list this month featuring a bit of makeup, some old school TV, a bit of a confession and a family ritual so here goes.

I know that some people love Easter – particularly those with kids – and if you trust what you see on YouTube there are the uber mummy bloggers who decorate the house and have a full-on Instagram family spectacular.  Well that’s not me and I’m not being coy; ask anybody who knows me.  Our life is the antithesis of Insta tastic; it’s far too grubby, chaotic and disorganised to grace any vlogs. But there’s one thing that I seem to do fairly well and that’s our Easter egg hunt.  I compile a whole bunch of questions and challenges which lead the boys over the house and garden, sprinting around like demented little sniffer dogs trying to outdo each other on the choccie stockpiling stakes.  And this Easter Sunday was no exception, the boys loved their hunt which ended in them doing front and back flips on the trampoline and a dance off..so one tiny tick for motherhood..go me!  And that’s the little Mad Life ritual that has made my monthly favourite list.

On to all things make up, it’s been all about lip colour and having a bit of fun with colour this month.  I’ve been pushing my usual neutral eyeshadow palettes to the side and having a play with oranges and pinks and remembering how good they can look with blue eyes. Even my pale blue/grey wishy-washy jobbies.  I enjoyed experimenting with the pretty, jewelled tones of the Nars Wanted palette, and it got me thinking about MAC Expensive Pink, the OG pink eyeshadow that the MAC makeup artists always seemed to roll out whenever I had a MAC makeover back in the day and I’ve promised myself that I’ll pull it out of my single shadow stash and have a play with it again.

And if I haven’t been playing around with colourful eyes and a nudish lip, then I’ve been going for simple, glowy skin and a matte pink lip and my top picks are Bobbi Brown’s Crushed Lip Colour in Cali Rose and Lancôme’s Matte Shaker in Beige Vintage which reads as a pretty pink on me. Love them both!

Which leads me to my confession that I’ve been spending up a storm on the make up front this month!  Don’t tell my husband as I may have committed to a one in one out policy a while back..ah well what he doesn’t know won’t hurt him!  I have been trying to be good and focusing on shopping my stash rather than mindlessly buying shiny new things for the sake of it, but have been enjoying make up that much recently that I thought sod it.  What can I say, my promotion back to Beauty Loop Level 3 (at Mecca) has been well earnt?!

So, what else have I been up to?  Mostly staying in my reading groove – keep an eye out for my reviews and going down memory lane on the TV front.  March has been mostly spent enjoying an old fave – Gilmore Girls – and I mean the old school, original series, not the guff A Year in the Life which as a as die-hard fan truly offended me! It’s not as atrocious as the laughable Will & Grace revival – where oh where did the chemistry and comedic timing go – but let’s be honest it was an insult to a bloody good show.  Because who doesn’t love Lorelai and Rory’s incessant, million miles an hour jabbering, coffee swigging and junk food scoffing..yep, my heroes ladies and gentlemen?!

Aside from spending too much time in Stars Hollow, I also discovered The Crown and LOVED it! I devoured the first two series after resisting it for a long time – as for some reason I didn’t think that I’d be a fan – and was pretty damn ashamed to realise that I knew very little about my own monarch and good old/bloody bad old Phillip!  So, it proved to be educational and entertaining; quite the combo!

And finally, on the movie front, and this was a win with the whole family, the boys and I absolutely loved Wonder after discovering and love love loving the book in January! I’m a massive fan of Julia Roberts and she didn’t disappoint.

So, that was my March, what about you? What have you been up to?

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