Sunday, 1 March 2015

February Favourites | 2015


Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Eyeshadow Palette
After I hit pan on the shade 'Sin' from my Urban Decay Naked palette I decided to give it a bit of a rest and this Too Faced palette couldn't be a cuter replacement. It's a little cooler toned than the Naked palette but just as pretty and it has really good pigmentation. My favourite shades are definitely 'Sugar Walls' and 'Satin Sheets' which is a little similar to Mac 'All That Glitters'.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
There was a free sample of Benefit's shiny new mascara with Elle magazine this month, so of course I was gonna get it wasn't I! To be honest, I really kind of hate Benefit's most raved about mascara 'They're Real' so I wasn't expecting too much but I was actually left rather impressed. It seriously gives amazing length and separation and so far I've heard nothing but good things about it from other people too.

Mac Patisserie Lipstick
I managed to blag this little lipstick for free when I handed over some of my empty Mac items doing the 'back to mac' scheme. Patisserie is a lovely natural pink shade, and I'm not kidding when I say that it's pretty much the exact same shade as my lips but about ten times prettier! Definitely a 'my lips but better' shade!

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
I'm not usually one to talk about skincare that often on my blog because if I'm honest my skin really isn't that great as my face is no stranger to the odd spot or 100. The most annoying thing though is that the majority of what looks like blemishes on my skin, is actually mostly scarring from previous breakouts! I've read lots of good reviews for Kiehl's Midnight Recovery so I decided to pick it up when I had a £10 off Space N.K voucher and so far I've been loving it! In the morning my skin feels and looks a lot smoother and any scarring seems to be fading much quicker than usual. I'm pretty rubbish with a skincare routine but I'm gonna try to keep using this consistently in the hope that my skin decides to play nice again.


Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Hands up if you're guilty of buying things only to leave them lying around forgotten about at the back of your drawer? Yep, that's me. Although to be fair I was a tiny bit terrified to use it as it was ridiculously expensive for such a tiny amount of product (£19 for the travel size...whaaat?!). However, I scouted it back out when I felt like my hair was looking a little flat and lacklustre and it just helps to add texture to the body of my hair and gives lots of volume at the roots! It's basically good hair in a bottle but it might bankrupt you in the process!

Banks
My little non-beauty extra this month is Banks. I came across her music on YouTube through the suggested videos on the sidebar (a rare occasion when they didn't actually lead me to the weird side of YouTube) and since then I've been hooked! A few of my favourite tracks are Goddess, Drowning & This is What it Feels Like.

What have you been loving throughout February?

xoxo

41 comments :

  1. I feel your pain with the acne scarring so I might just fork out and buy the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery - anything to make my skin look better!

    Chantel Dione | fashion, beauty, music & life
    xo

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    1. So annoying isn't it and just when the scar has almost faded, another crops up in it's place! xo

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  2. Amazing favourites! Patisserie and the Too Faced palette look gorgeous! I'm obsessed with Roller Lash!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. Aw thanks, it's so good isn't it, I might have to purchase the full size! xo

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  3. The Too Faced palette is lovely! The Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate sounds like something I might have to pick up. I suffer with a lot of acne scarring, which I sometimes struggle to cover up. I'd love to find something which helps them heal!

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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    1. Oh it's the worst isn't it! I might do a full review of the Midnight Recovery after I've been using it for a bit longer! xo

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  4. Lovely faves! <3 added that kiehls midnight recovery onto my wishlist!

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! Oo I'm loving it so far! xo

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  5. I can't wait to get a trial of the roller lash in this months birchbox! Love the shade of lipstick, the midnight recovery is on my hit list!

    http://katsbeautytales.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's a lovely mascara, I love the packaging of the full size version though! xo

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  6. I love Kiehl's products and could do with something to add a bit of life to my skin so will be sure to check this out. Stephen :o)

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    1. I really want to try more from them! xo

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  7. I love reading your blog posts, they're so good! I also received the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara free with the Elle magazine, but I'm yet to try it. What camera do you use to take your photo's? They're amazing!!xoxo

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    1. Aw thanks lovely! Only my iPhone 5c haha, I wish I had a fancy camera! xo

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  8. Mac patisserie sounds great, I love your lips but better shades.

    www.withinjayslife.blogspot.ca

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    1. So good for everyday aren't they :) xo

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  9. I love Patisserie too, it's a great everyday shade!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  10. The Midnight Recovery is just an amazing product :) x

    lissyhayes.co.uk

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    1. It's had so many good reviews from loads of people! Glad I bought it! xo

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  11. I've been eyeing up the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate because I have a lot of scaring on my chin from when I was younger, I am definitely going to give it a try after reading that it's helped you out :) x

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    1. Hopefully the longer I use it, the better the results will be! xo

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  12. I wasn't a fan of Benefit Roller Lash at first, but when it dried out a little, I love it! x

    FARFROMPERFECTIONXO

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    1. Ah good job you gave it another go then! xo

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  13. Love your picks this month! I am such a fan of the Patisserie shade in MAC lipsticks as well, it's such a great everyday shade. And I started listening to BANKS a couple months back and I'm obsessed! Have you listened to Waiting Game? It's my favorite.

    xoxo Nicole

    http://www.brazenbrunette.com

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    1. Thanks, it seems to be a fairly popular shade! Ah yeah I have, love that one too! xo

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  14. MAC Patisserie looks like such a gorgeous shade. I love the TooFaced Boudoir palette, so pretty x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Can't beat a Mac lipstick! Ah it's so pretty, I adore the packaging! xo

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  15. Have you tried out estee lauder night repair? It is simple the best serum i have ever tried. And it is great at reducing any scares.

    theblondecupoftea@blogspot.com

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    1. Ooh no I haven't but it was a toss up between the Estee Lauder ANR or Kiehl's MRC and I went with Kiehl's because of my Space NK voucher! It's on my wishlist though for sure xo

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  16. i really want the two faced pallete now:( great post!

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  18. Mac Patisserie is the very lipstick I've had my eye on for a while now, so it's great to see a closer-up image of it .. it's just as lovely as I was anticipating!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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    1. It's such a wearable everyday pink shade! Love it xo

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