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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Monthly Favourites: February 2013.

Well, I'm horrendously late with my favourites this month once again. I don't know what's wrong with me, I seem to be losing all track of time recently which is not good, I need to snap out of this phase asap! I hope you don't mind this being so late, I figured it's still kind of relevant because I do still like these things! Enough rambling, on with my favourites of last month...

L'Occitane Shea Serum♦. // Organic Surge Million Dollar Anywhere Balm♦.
My skin has been a bit of a nightmare recently, it seems to like alternating between being super blemish prone and dryer than the Sahara. For the majority of last month the latter was the case so I was reaching for the L'Occitane Shea Serum on a daily basis to offer that extra bit of hydration before my moisturiser in the mornings. I really like this because it sinks in almost instantly and doesn't leave an oily film over the skin so make up applies like a dream over it. For any particularly dry areas I couldn't be without the Organic Surge Million Dollar Anywhere Balm♦, which is one of those really handy multi-purpose products. I have been using this mainly on my lips (best lipbalm ever!) but it also sorted out a patch of dryness on my nose overnight.
Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Make Up♦.

For base make up, I just have one stand out favourite which is the Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Make Up. I've been using this to set my liquid foundation & give a little extra coverage and I have to say, I am seriously wowed. I've used mineral make up before and really liked it when I was a bit younger and my skin was a little more on the oily side but in recent years I've tended to stay away from a lot of powder products. There's something about this that's different though, it never seems to highlight dry areas at all, instead it just smooths everything over leaving you with a flawless base. Love this!
MUA Undressed Eyeshadow Palette. // Estee Lauder Stay-On Shadow Paint in Halo♦.

So something pretty amazing happened last month. I have finally managed to find a product that keeps my eyeshadow on for longer than 5 minutes. It's a blooming miracle! What is this wonder product I hear you ask? Well, it's one of the Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paints♦ from Estee Lauder. This one is in the shade Halo which is a light neutral skin tone shade that covers up any redness on the eyelids and really smooths everything over in preparation for eyeshadow. I have never found anything that keeps my eyeshadow from melting off so well, so although I don't always get a full days wear out of it, I do tend to get a good 7 hours which in my book is incredible. For eyeshadow I've been getting a lot of use out of the MUA Undressed Eyeshadow Palette which is amazing value for money and all of the shadows are really wearable for every day looks.
Tinted Lip Balm. // Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Nude Shimmer.

Despite usually being a pink lips kind of girl, for the past few weeks I have been really enjoying the nude lip look. I've really been enjoying this nude tinted lip balm, which I won't talk about too much because I actually have no idea where it's from. It's not so much this exact product, it's more the colour which I think it pretty similar to one of the nude Revlon Lip Butters, I think it's called Creme Brulee. I'm also still completely in love with the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors, this one is Nude Shimmer & it gives the perfect amount of colour and shine.
Stila Convertible Colour in Gerbera. // Japonesque 924 Blush Brush&diams // Collection Shimmer Shades in Blushalicious.

As I'm sure most of you know, blush is my all time favourite make up product, but I think I have found a new ultimate favourite in Stila Convertible Colour in Gerbera. This is the perfect combination of pink, peach & nude in a beautiful light weight formula that blends like a dream. I really want to look at more colours from this range but I'm on a blush ban! My favourite powder blush over the last month or two is the Collection Shimmer Shades in Blushalicious, which has the most amazing name! I really like that this has 4 super pretty shades that can be used individually or you can swirl all the colours together to get a pretty peachy pink flush. For under £5 this is a complete bargain. Finally, my current favourite powder blush brush is the Japonesque 924 Brush. This manages to apply just the right amount of product and blend it flawlessly into the skin. It's super soft and I like that it has a short handle because it fits in my make up bag perfectly for on the go touch ups.
What were your favourite products from February? 
xoxo

49 comments:

  1. That mineral pressed powder looks lovely!
    I have considered getting the new bareminerals one to try but much like yourself only used them when I was a bit younger. This one is going on my 'to try' list!

    Oh and I lose track of time...well all the time to be honest...wouldn't fret about it pet!
    Oohhh, busted out the rhymme there! You lucky thing!

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  2. Really want to try the Clarins Lip Perfector, they look so pretty. Love your favourites posts :)

    Gillian from glamupeveryday.com x

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  3. I've been getting a lot of use out of my Heaven and Earth palette by MUA which I kindof cast to the side at first! Lovely favourites Jennie x

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    1. It's such a great everyday palette! Thank you lovely! xo

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  4. Great Favorites hun! The Stila Blush is amazing I love it! <33 I am dying to try this MUA eyeshadow palette, but sadly I can't find it anywhere where I live! :(

    I am running an International Giveaway on my blog now, and I'd love it if you enter! :))

    XO,
    http://www.rosychicc.com

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    1. I love stila blushes so much! ox

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  5. My skin's become even more sensitive recently so I splashed out on a few L'Occitane Shea butter products to soothe my face, and I love them! Really want to try the serum at some point too x

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    1. It's really lovely - definitely recommend if you like the shea range already <3

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  6. great favourites!! that stila blush looks amazing!! :) xx

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  7. There's a couple of bits here that I really want now. Love the Stila blusher and the mineral powder. Eep - naughty you tempting me!

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  8. I wish I had your blusher collection Jennie! It's pretty darn impressive! xxx

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    1. I have way too many, but I can't part with them and constantly want more - it's an illness hehe xo

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  9. My favourite so far this month has got to be my Soap and glory Sugar Crush scrub- the smell reminds me so much of summer, which I can't wait for :)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ooh I really want to try that, I always hear such amazing things about it! xo

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  10. pur minerals foundation is my bff for sure. for setting liquid foundation and just everyday. good list, lady!

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  11. One thing I definitely need is the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector! They look amazing and everybody raves about them. Now I just need to choose which shade I want!

    L'Occitane is fantastic for dry skin I find, their shea range is second to none xx

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    1. They're really nice, I think they've just come out with some new shades too which look so nice! L'Occitane is such a lovely brand, their products are always such good quality! xo

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  12. Really great favourites! MUA eyeshadows looks very interesting.

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    1. It's a great everyday palette <3

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  13. I've been lusting over the Stila convertible colours for aaaaaagggeeeess, they just look so pretty! x

    srslylou.blogspot.co.uk.

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  14. Amazing favourites, I want to try pretty much everything now!! I really really need to try a Stila blusher, as a fellow blusher fanatic I'm not sure how I haven't had a go yet!

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    1. I think you would really love them! <3

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  15. you are too cute on the video :) i love your cosmetics<3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  16. I love the sound of the L'Occitane Serum. Shea butter.... *dribble*

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  17. This month I've been loving the MUA palette in Undressed as well! I placed a massive order in the sale, but it's definitely my most used palette! x

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    1. It's such a great everyday palette! xo

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  18. Great favourites, I love the Undressed palette x

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  19. I have Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Candy Shimmer and OMG' I am in love! This thing is simply perfection, from its amazing shade to its delicious smell!

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    1. I really want to get candy shimmer, it looks super pretty! xo

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  20. Lovely favourites! Thanks for sharing, no matter how late :) The Clarins Lip Perfector looks gorgeous - would definitely buy if I didn't have a bazillion lip products that I rarely touch. That Stila Convertible Colour on the other hand, is calling out to me strongly.

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  21. Great post! I really want to try the convertible colour and blushalicious! xo
    http://hollieappleby.blogspot.com/

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  22. Beautiful photos!! great post =)

    xo
    alyciamealy.blogspot.com

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  23. I love every single one of your posts! You would make a cube of ice look lovely :D Your photography is gorgeous, I wish mine was half as good as yours :)
    I am so dying to try one of the Stila Convertible Colours.. maybe in Lilium, or Peony :) xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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