In case you have been living under a rock (I of course jest) but it is February and as such Valentine's Day is right around the corner. I considered working on a gift guide but figured there are more than a few brilliant options already out there, so instead I thought I'd share what I plan on purchasing this month and why. Hashtag treat yo'self because if you don't who will?
1, Have you seen the new Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighters yet? If not prepare to go weak at the knees - they are all that you would want from a highlighter and more: soft, well pigmented yet not so much so that it feels like blending in never ending and more importantly they suit all. The only downside is that everyone and their Mother wants in on this action and as such they are selling out like hotcakes! Cult Beauty is one of the very few places that still has all three shades in stock and ships worldwide - link.
2, For years and I mean years, I have dabbed on Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum at various counters and forever decided it was just too mature for me. Now that I am in my late twenties and slowly but surely feeling like a Lady Boss (cringe), I feel like the time has come to embrace a more powerful fragrance - and y'know maybe become a "real grown" up. My gift to myself this Valentine's Day will be a shiny, new bottle of Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum and man, oh man will I embrace it. You can find it here -link.
3, I mean do I really need to explain myself here? Surely the Zoeva Rose Gold Brushes are what most of our dreams are made of? This time around I want the Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Brush Set Volume 2: 8 face and eye brushes that not only look beautiful but in the right hands, can easily shape and contour the face. Consider me sold. You can find both Zoeva Rose Golden kits here - link.
4, As much as Make Up Geek eyeshadows have my heart, every now and then a gal covets a ready made palette. At this very moment in time, I have found myself debating if there really is space in my already overflowing stash for one more pink toned eyeshadow kit? Probably not but you've got to admit there is something rather special about the MAC x9 Eyeshadow Palette in Burgundy. You can find it at a reduced price here - link.
5, Is it really a beauty blogger wish list without at least one nod to Charlotte Tilbury? I think not. Topping my to buy list is the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria - the almost pink, nude shade looks to be the most perfect everyday shade for someone of my complexion. After much research (or y'know a quick Google search), I have also noticed that it offers an almost plumping effect too, not something I admittedly look for in a lipstick but not something I avoid either. If you are intrigued you can find Very Victoria here - link.
6, My other Charlotte Tilbury purchase will most likely be the Cheek to Chic Blush in Love Glow - a pretty, instantly brightening pink blush that is surprisingly easy to wear. I know what you are thinking, how can I know this if I have yet to splurge? One of the Charlotte Tilbury artists applied it to my little, fat cheeks not so long ago and I have been considerably smitten ever since. You can find it here - link.
7, Let's skip traditional bouquets of roses et al this year and go for something a little more everlasting? There is an abundance of floral fragrances out there - both new and existing launches - but nothing is nearly as innovative nor pretty as Replica Flower Market Eau de Toilette. An explosion of gentle floral notes that will have you day dreaming of Parisian strolls and all things chic. You can find it here - link.
8, And because I am both greedy and somewhat of a candle obsessive, I really want to add the Replica Beach Walk Candle to my collection - I think we are all secretly dreaming of a long over due beach escape and until that happens this is the next best thing - link.
9, Too Faced Papa Don't Peach Blush, need I say more? The name alone is enough to make me want to part with my bank card, the fact that it is not only peach scented but an easy to wear, complexion boosting warm coral pink hue too. I imagine if you are a fan of NARS Orgasm, this is one that you won't want to miss out on. Find it here - link.
10, If you purchase anything beauty wise this month, let it be one of the new Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lip Colours. I have been raving about this wondrous, creamy yet entirely matte and comfortable formula since last November. The good news is that they have finally hit the UK shores and as such you owe it to yourself to at least try one shade. I have a good few of the minis, that I purchased in Sephora last year but I plan to slowly but surely collect all 10 shades. At the moment my favourite shade, full stop is Swag. You need this lipstick in your life. Shop all 10 options here - link.