I can’t believe another month has passed and we are in March already. Finally, Spring maybe just around the corner after what seems like a very long Winter!
I’ve been relatively good with my spending this month as I’m saving up for a few bigger purchases, but I couldn’t go the whole month without having a few little treats.
They are mainly beauty purchases as well as a great pair of shoes I bought which I absolutely love!
So this is what I’ve loved using during February.
No7 Metallic Eyes Pencil in Green. This is a bright metallic green and is a colour I would never have looked at before but I was in the mood for experimenting! The pencil glides on smoothly and didn’t drag my skin. I absolutely love this colour.
No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow singles in Matte Mocha and Khaki Shine. These lasted for hours and blended smoothly. The colours went perfectly with the eyeliner and are easy to apply.
I bought these to try out a new make up look and I wrote a blog post about it. If you haven’t already read it you can read it Here
Real Techniques Bold Metal brushes
I’ve had to replace a few eyeshadow brushes as my old ones were beyond repair (they were 10 years old!). So I made use of my Boots Advantage Card points and thought I’d try out the Real Techniques 200 Oval Shadow brush and the 201 Pointed Crease brush. These brushes are brilliant, I’ve loved using them. The bristles are so soft but strong, and they make it really easy to apply my eyeshadow just where I wanted it because of their shapes. The oval shadow brush fitted perfectly over the whole of my eyelid and the pointed crease brush was great for applying the eyeshadow in the corners and the crease. They cleaned up lovely too. I think I’ll definitely be investing in some more of these soon.
Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Polish
Shades (L to R) Do You Pink I’m Sexy, Vengeance Is Wine and Dark Side Of The Shroom
I’ve always been a big fan of Barry M nail polishes and these ones were such gorgeous colours. With the Daylight Curing nail polishes you don’t need a base coat and with the topcoat they are as tough as gel nails without going through all the hassle and expense. They were easy to apply, the nail polish looked really glossy and lasted for ages. I’ve really loved wearing these.
This was given to me by a friend at Christmas but I didn’t start using it until the end of January. The hand lotion smells amazing with rhubarb and juniper and it’s bright snappy smell is perfect for applying in the morning or throughout the day. My hands get very dry, especially during the winter, but this lotion leaves them feeling really soft. I really love it and it has to be one of my favourite hand lotions as well as one of my February favourites!
New Look Black Suedette Cut Out Heels
I was looking for a high heel shoe that was a little bit different to the ones I’d normally wear. I saw these in New Look when I was browsing a few weeks ago and I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them. The lace and cut out detail make them easy to style with an evening outfit but also adds a bit of interest to an otherwise plain day time outfit. I’ve worn them with so many things that they most definitely deserve to be in my February favourites.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing what my February Favourites are. What things have you loved using during February? Have you used any of these products? I’d love to know what you think.
From when I started using make up in my teens I’ve always used black or dark brown eye liner. I’ve shied away from using any other colour, I supposed because I knew what I liked or what tended to suit me. A few weeks ago I watched a YouTube video by Jess at Beautiful Breakable
(you can see her video HERE
) and she really inspired me to try out a different look for myself. So off I went to purchase some green eye liner and a green eyeshadow and I thought I’d share the finished look with you.
No7 Airbrush Away Primer
No7 Instant Radiance Foundation – colour Soft Rose, I wanted a light base and this was a perfect foundation for light coverage.
Garnier BB Cream – colour Medium, for under my eyes
Clarins Illuminating Cheek Colour – in Rose Wood
No7 Shimmer Palette – Rose
Urban Decay Naked 2 eyeshadow palette – coulour Suspect, all over my lid and above the crease
No7 single Eyeshadow – colour Khaki Shine, on the inner corners of my eye lid
No7 single Eyeshadow – colour Matte Mocha, used on the outer corners of my eye lid
No7 Stay Perfect Metallic Eyes Pencil – colour Green
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara – this was a free gift with the December issue of InStyle magazine, it really makes my lashes stand out, I love this mascara and will most probably be buying the full size one
Bobbi Brown Lip Color – colour Sandwash Pink
I really liked this look, so maybe I’ll use it again. Now that I’ve been brave enough to do something different instead of my usual black or brown I will be a bit more experimental and try out some other colours as well.
Do you have a favourite make up look? I’d love to see it. Do you experiment with different looks or are you like me and tend to stick to one colour eye liner?
This is my first “Favourites” feature and I’m hoping to do more of them in 2016. I thought I’d share with you a few things that I’d picked up during January that I’m really loving.
Love, Style, Life by Garance Dior
I bought this book after seeing a friends copy and I absolutely love it. The author Garance Dore is a style blogger, columnist, illustrator and photographer and this is a great collection of articles written throughout the years on her blog. I love her style of writing which is funny and easy to follow. You can read a bit at a time, making it a perfect coffee table book.
A Few Beauty Buys
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
I had been trying a sample of this which came free with a magazine and was so pleased with the results that I had to purchase the full size product. I applied it before I went to bed and the following morning my skin felt smoother and more hydrated. I also felt my skin looked more radiant and as though I’d had a full nights sleep. Definitely a winner!
Rimmel Salon Pro Nail Polish in Saturn
I loved the colour of this nail polish which is a lovely rich browny gold and it was perfect to go with my darker winter outfits. It’s a strengthening base coat, top coat and gel shine all in one. My nails looked lovely and glossy after applying it and I was really pleased that it lasted for nearly a week before I had to redo them.
Loreal Super Liner Black n Sculpt
I stumbled across this felt tip liner after my usual one had sold out, so I thought I’d give it a try. I must say, I love it. The liner tip is easy to use and the black line is bold and intense, plus the colour stayed on for ages. I will be using this for my evening smokey eye look.
Sanctuary Ultimate Salt Scrub and Sanctuary Sensuous Body Souffle
After the manic month of December and a stressful build up to Christmas I felt I needed a bit of pampering. I’m a big fan of Sanctuary products and they smell amazing. The salt scrub is an excellent exfoliant and left my skin feeling silky soft straight away. Goodbye rough skin! The soufflé is super moisturising and feels as nourishing as a body butter but with a lighter texture. It smells sensuous but subtle and feminine. Just right for getting my skin ready to be exposed during the summer.
Redken Diamond Oil Deep Facets Mask
I suffer from very dry hair after years of colouring and using heated appliances and a few people recommended this gorgeous hair mask. The first time I used it my hair felt silky smooth and looked so much better. It repairs any damage and smooths away any frizz. I think I will be using this to look after my hair in the future.
What products have you been buying that you absolutely love. Let me know what your favourites are.
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