My Spring Beauty Essentials


Hi! Happy Saturday to you all!
I hope you’re enjoying your long weekend and that the sun’s made an appearance for you. Unfortunately I feel like winter’s crept back into the beautiful spring weather I was just getting used to! It’s been raining all day today, which has ruined my plans of chilling in the garden. Ah well. Weather here in the UK is always unpredictable!

Anywho, I thought I’d share my spring essentials with you today! As you know, I’m partial to a monthly favourites here and there, and this for me is an extra one to throw in for good measure.

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First up we have pastels. Pastels in any shape or form are ideal for spring, but I’ve gone for nails.
Barry M have the best selection of pastel shades in my opinion, and I love the formula of the Gelly range!
I particularly love Rose Hip (a super-pale pink), Papaya (a peach) and Sugar Apple (pastel turquoise and a dupe for Essie’s Mint Candy Apple). Although they do take a while to dry I find them to be completely opaque in a couple of coats and they give a beautiful glossy sheen.

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As for base, I’ve gone for the Highlighting Serum from B – a brand you can buy in Superdrug. I picked this up because a) I LOVE dewy skin, b) anything hydrating is a bonus as I have dry skin and c) I hate heavy foundation, and this fits those picky preferences of mine to a T.
I’ve been using a pump of my Wake Me Up foundation along with a pump of this and I am more than impressed! The serum has highlighting pearls in it so it gives you the most stunning glowy skin – a must in this season.

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Sticking with the glowy theme, I love love love to use cream blushers at this time of the year – they just give you that healthy glow that I constantly crave when the sun’s shining. My current go-to’s are the Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blushers – especially the shade Soft Murano, but I also love Soft Candy which is more red.
Unlike other creams that I’ve used in the past these aren’t cream to powder – they stay dewy all day long.
If you’re more oily powder can still look beautiful! ‘He loves me maybe…’ from Zoeva is bee-oo-tiful whether you’re fair or darker.

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As for eyes, you could either go for something very glowy and natural looking like Bare Study from MAC or Pearl Beige from Max Factor (they’re pretty much identical!), or you could go in the opposite direction and take this as a chance to experiment with brights!

As mentioned in my Zoeva haul, their eyeshadows are out of this world in quality and the Mixed Metals palette has some stunning colours in it. If you’d like to see swatches, see here!

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As for lips… I love corals and peaches in the spring and summer! Especially those with a sheer formula, as I just feel like they look so much softer (the ones shown are Zoeva Faith&Love and Max Factor Pink Brandy. The Max Factor one, for some reason, looks bright red, but it isn’t – it’s coral, promise!). I also love any bright colours, so I’ve gone for YSL’s Volupte Sheer Candy in Iced Plum – these lippies are a big splurge but are such a  guilty pleasure of mine! True, they break the bank every time I buy another one, but I don’t regret purchasing in the slightest.
And the packaging is just a little bit lovely!

If all else fails though, I don’t think you can go wrong with a gloss in the spring. I’m a complete gloss addict and own way more of them than I do lipsticks – they’re just so low maintenance! I especially love Max Factor’s Lustrous Sand at the minute; not sticky in the slightest but very nourishing and glossy.

And those, ladies and gents, are my spring essentials. Or, shall I say, the edited version of my spring essentials. I wanted to include triple the amount of products and had to cut down majorly! These are my absolute must-haves for this time of the year (which, by the way, is possibly my favourite time).

What’s your number one spring essential?

Enjoy your bank holiday weekend!
sshhbeauty x

PS How completely adorable is the little royal princess?

36 thoughts on “My Spring Beauty Essentials

      1. You’re so right! And perfect for spring! Have you tried any other shades from this line? I’ve got my eye on Luscious Cherry but am just in love with the formula! xx

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      2. In fact Luscious Cherry is the only shade I own! It’s an amazing sheer red unlike nothing else I have in my collection! I bought it on a whim a while back after seeing it on Essie Button! 😅😅😅 Definitely get it! You’re going to love it! 😁😁😁xx

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      3. Essie Button was the first person I heard about this range from! Such a lovely shade – I shouldn’t read her blog or watch her videos though because I end up adding hundreds of new products to my wishlist!
        And yes, the formula is so unique. Although they’re glossy and sheer I find the stain really sticks around! xx

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      4. I might have to invest in a deeper shade come autumn and winter!
        And definitely. I get all of my good lipstick recommendations from her! xxx

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    1. Yes I’m in love with the Zoeva blush – so pigmented too! And you’re right, it’s rare I wear anything other than pastels in the spring and summer! xx

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      1. I haven’t, no! But I’m saving for the Rose Gold set I think. I’m just trying to tell myself that I don’t need more brushes; my Real Techniques ones are perfectly fine!
        Which brush is your favourite from Zoeva? x

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      2. Oh I love my blush brush and my powder one as well 😀 Also saving up for a set, so far I have only bought separates.
        I do prefer them over RT though, so much softer!

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      3. The Blush brush is one of my absolute favourites!
        And really? I wish you could buy Zoeva in store, I’d just be so much more tempted if I could see them before buying! xx

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      4. Yes, maybe it’s a good thing you can only buy online! My piggy bank would suffer hugely if you could buy Zoeva in store! xx

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  1. Great post, I love your nail pastels! I’m a massive fan of cream blush, it really does give you a youthful glow. I hope you’re having a great weekend xx

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    1. Thank you! I love pastels on the nails too; perfect for this time of the year.
      And I’ve never been a fan of cream blushers until I found these Max Factor ones. I think it’s because most others I’ve tried are cream to powder, but these stay dewy which I love!
      Hope you’re having a lovely weekend too! xxx

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      1. I have that Pot Rouge in Pale Pink – it’s another of my favourites actually! I just think that for the price of the Max Factor the quality is amazing!
        And you lucky thing! I’m jealous! xxx

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    1. Thank you! And you’re so right – after the neutrals of winter these brights are a breath of fresh air! xx

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  2. I love spring makeup colors! Everything you have here is beautiful! For spring I have been reaching for my Tartelette palette and my Maybelline palette in the blushed nudes. I have also been enjoying pink lip colors! 🙂 xo

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    1. I saw that Tart palette in one of your recent posts and added it to my wishlist! The colours in it are just gorgeous.
      And I love pinks at this time of the year! I haven’t seen that Maybelline palette though – I’ll have to have a look next time I’m in Boots. Fingers crossed its available here in the UK!
      Have a lovely weekend! xxx

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      1. I hope the Maybelline one is available there sometime soon! I hope you have a lovely weekend as well! xxx

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