In the past month, I haven't particularly been buying or trying anything new. I have therefore, had a pretty good rummage and shopped my stash. If you are more of a reader, then continue to scroll down my post for the little gems that I have re-fallen in love with in the chilly month of February. If you are more of a 'YouTube watcher'- click the link HERE... or watch my new video below :-)
I have been loving the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm. Now this isn't actually that old. I grabbed this in late December but I have been using it quite consistently throughout the past month and I have noticed a mahoosive change to my skin. I have wanted to try the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm for a little while because it seems to be working wonders on all types of skin across the Blogosphere... but... having oily skin, I wasn't convinced. I found myself stalling at the checkout at FeelUnique, shaky about a skincare investment that I felt may do more harm than good. So, I researched a little longer and found this. I am sooooooo pleased with it. It has actually managed to balance my skin and my pores seem so much tighter after incooperating this product in to my evening skincare routine. I am so happy with it. As much as I will take the plunge and purchase the Emma Hardie one, I will keep this bad boy close by because it will honestly take some beating.
The Sanctuary Spa 3 Minute Thermal Detox Mask has been a hot favourite for a while now. I love the sensation as it warms up and when I whip it off with a warm flannel, my skin feels thoroughly clean and refreshed. It's glorious :-)
Who else is a little over the berries, reds and plums for their lips by now? I know that I am. I have been thoroughly enjoying using my Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in the shade 'Sweet Tart'- How pretty? Don't get me wrong, I love winter and a frosty and bitter winter morning is my absolute fave but I am full on ready for Spring now. This shade is quite a nice transitional pop of colour to take me in to the next season. It is super moisturising and so easy to wear from day to day for a nice fresh look.
I have mentioned the Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation previously in my Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation review, so you guys already know that I love it but it deserves the praise. I have reached for this (other than the odd occasion and quite a few non- makeup days) every day in the month of February and (*wipes tears away) I am now running low. This foundation quite simply works with my oily skin. I love the way that it looks like skin (light coverage but buildable). It's not cakey and looks beautiful. It really does do what it says on the tin by taking away any redness and gives me a nice even skin tone. Huge thumbs up to the fact that it doesn't feel like I have anything on my skin at all. I love it.
I have also loved the Blackberry Bath Bomb by Lush this month - it is such a great product for the mind, body and soul. I won't say too much about it because I did already write a review which you can find HERE. I can not praise it enough because I don't know what I would do without it some days. It just brings me back down to Earth gently and carefully after a stressful and anxiety ridden day... almost like I am floating. Oooops, sorry, I didn't want to babble :-)
Hmmm... I think that is probably it for beauty faves really....
I have probably been too distracted to concentrate on caring what I look like actually... because I have gone and got myself addicted to Pretty Little Liars, haven't I? Every evening, I prop my phone up somewhere on my kitchen side and while I am preparing dinner for my little bunch, I squint at my screen and lose myself in trying to figure out who the heck A is?????!!!!!!! I am currently somewhere mid season three. Honestly though, after being so proud that I figured out somewhere at the beginning of Season two that Mona was A... It was so deflating to realise that I was right but at the same time WRONG. I now have NO clue, none, nada! Does anybody even know yet? If so, I love me a spoiler. Please tell me who it is before I lose my actual mind!!!
This is blatantly a big waste of a recommendation. Does anybody like this drink but me? It's the Peanut Hottie people... I love it. It's like drinking peanut butter but in the absolute greatest way. Honestly it's delicious. Please try it otherwise they may stop making it and then I will cry.
'The Meaning Of Life Is To Give Life A Meaning'- Can it really get any more simple than that? How can something so simple give me such clarity. I guess the reason I love this quote is because it reminds me that all of the worries, anxieties and mundane thoughts that I torment myself with, are such a small insignificance in comparison to the bigger picture, in that I have to live my life every day in the happiest and fullest ways that I can, not take each day for granted and really pack it out with memories, positivity and LIFE. I'm not sure where the quote came from but I think it is awesome.
That is about it for this month... I feel like I practically blinked and missed February really but I am greatly looking forward to the month of March. You can read about why in my last post - 'Laters February, Hey March'... Eeeeek I am just so excited.
I hope your month ahead is amazing and you are planning to fill it with laughter, fun and memories that will stay with you forever.
x Maria x
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