Wednesday, March 04, 2015

These are a Few of My Favourite Things - February 2015

These are a Few of My Favourite Things February 2015

The problem with February is that it is so short - over and done before we know it and thrown from the depths of Winter right into Spring. As much as I enjoy Winter it is nice to see the arrival of lighter days and of course all the new make-up collections centred around the new season. Before I bombard everyone with all the upcoming releases in the coming days let me share what I have been enjoying over the last four weeks or so...

I've spoken about my skin problems as of late (acne), as a result I find I have to be far more gentle with my skin and my go to trio have been: Tesco Pro Radiance Melting Gel Cleanser which is an utter snip at under £5. It gently and effectively cleanses my skin, removing every scrap of make-up with ease leaving my skin feeling soft and deeply cleansed after each use. A silent staple if ever there was one. Due to medication my complexion has been rather dried out so I have been relying on Clarins Santal Face Treatment Oil to deeply hydrate, nourish and rebalance my skin. I can not recommend it enough for dried out skin. I may have purchased a good few eye creams as of late but I do return to The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream over and over again - it helps not only to nourish such a delicate area along with brightening and offering anti-ageing properties. Well worth looking in to!

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation has been a life saver as of late, I have slight acne scarring and enlarged pores which can result in products highlighting the problem rather than masking it. The Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation is one of the few foundations I own in which it gently fills in any uneven skin texture, provides an airbrush finish and wears all day long - with or without a primer. Yes it is pretty expensive at £35 a bottle but on bad skin days I know I can more than rely on this formulation.

A quick sum up of my make-up bag for February 2015: MAC Pro Long Wear Blush in Stay Pretty for a healthy and really easy to wear flush of pink, followed by Benefit Instant Brow Pencil in Light - which has since been cast aside for Illamasqua Brow Gel but is a brilliant pencil none the less, a quick slick of Urban Decay Naked 24/7 Glide on Eyeliner in Naked Basics, finished with a layer or two of Benefit Roller Lash Mascara and MAC Brave Lipstick. Simple but it works really well for me, especially when pushed for time.

It may have taken me the longest while to jump on to the Nuxe Reve de Meil Lip Balm bandwagon but I am fully on board now. This thick lip balm instantly hydrates, soothes, nourishes and heals my lips in one quick step and is one of the few blogger raved about products that is worthy of the hype. 

Lastly I have been wearing a whole lot of Jo Malone Dark Amber and Ginger Lily Cologne, this sounds a lot more heady than it actually is. In my opinion it is a clean, sexy, uplifting floral that works well in any weather or occasion. One sniff and I think you will be hooked.

What have you been enjoying lately?

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  1. Great favourites! I would love to try Laura Mercier foundation - sounds like an amazing product. x

    Life of Jana

  2. I've always been reluctant to try the Vit E Eye Cream from The Body Shop, I love all of their other Vitamin E products... I may have to get it now though considering it's brightening :-)
    Love your writing style by the way! :-)
    Jen X

  3. The MAC blush is so pretty!

    Lydia //

  4. I haven't used MAC Brave in ages! I definitely need to start using it again x


  5. The Laura Mercier foundation is what caught my eye straight away, It sounds like a product I would genuinely love and by the sounds of it- worth the money, but £35 on one foundation would be a little bit of a stretch.

    Ooh La Luce | Beauty, Life, Fashion

  6. The Pro Formula range from Tesco is such a good budget buy!

  7. I am really into blushers at the moment and that MAC blush sounds absolutely lovely. I've currently been loving Anastasia brow powder duo. I've been using pencil for years but recently tried their powder and it's awesome. It's obviously not as precise as a pencil but it makes a nice change to my routine. I wanted to buy that MAC lipstick a while ago but it's perpetually sold out near me! Apparently it's one of those elusive 'Kylie Jenner' shades that people are buying up!

  8. The MAC blush is amazing, definitely one of my favourites. The colour is so beautiful and the formula MAC has created for their pro longwear blushes is so amazing

  9. I've been loving the NUXE lip balm this month as well, as after spending a week in the sun and at the windy beach my lips were really suffering.

  10. I am also on the Nuxe bandwagon - it is an amazing product. I can't get enough of the lemon curd-type smell; makes me think of lemon meringue pie.x

  11. Love the Jo Malone cologne. I love all her scents and they always last all-day. Definitely worth the investment :)

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  12. Great favorites post!

  13. loved reading this wrap-up! i'm excited to get around to writing up my february favorites too x

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

  14. You pick out the best favorites, some of them is My favorite too!

    xx jona
    how to look younger

  15. I want to try that face oil

  16. I have not heard one bad review of the Clarins face oils. Need to try one!

    Kat |

  17. The Laura Mercier foundation sounds so goood!

  18. I love the look of that MAC blush. I have Nuxe's Reve de Miel lip balm too and love it. I've just cracked open my third tub! xo Jess

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  19. MAC Pro Long Wear Blush in Stay Pretty looks so gorgeous! Great picks!

  20. Great recommendations. The NUXE lip balm has been on my wishlist for some time now x

  21. Great favourites! Here's mine if you want to take a look? :)

  22. I looooove the Nuxe lip balm and Vitamin E eye cream also (: I've somehow missed this Laura Mercier foundation?! Must check it out, it sounds so good! x

  23. Great recommendations! I was in Tesco the other day and saw this cleanser and thought the packaging looked really nice for the budget price point. Might have to pick one up next time I'm in!



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