Tuesday, 26 February 2013

February Favourites

Hey Girls!

I can't believe I'm rounding up my favourite products of another month already, but then I guess February is rather short! I'm also hoping the arrival of March will bring some sunny Spring weather with it so it's actually rather exciting that I'll be turning the calendar over on Thursday (Sadly I don't actually own a calendar this year but you can appreciate the image). Another thing that's exciting is how many great new products I've discovered this month which make up the majority of this post along with a couple of trusty items that I've reignited my love for...


La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo: This anti-imperfection treatment has been causing quite a stir in the world of beauty blogging, so much so that it's been out of stock in my local Boots for a few weeks now! It basically claims to unclog pores and battle blemishes and since using it everyday in place of a night time moisturiser I feel my skin has been dramatically clearer and in an overall better condition. It does come in at a pricey £13, but the results are well worth it.
Nail Inc. 'Knightsbridge': In the recent burst of cold weather and snow flurries I've taken it upon myself to add some Spring into my life with this bright coral nail polish. It's such an amazing colour, gives opaque coverage in one coat and lasts rather well on the nails. What's not to love?
Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in 'Birthday Suit': It seems like these favourites are a bit more high end than usual, but that's because with certain things I think it's worth paying that bit extra, especially in the case of this gorgeous cream eye shadow that provides an amazing neutral base that can be worn on its own or under other colours which makes your eyeshadow last all day without creasing. It's also super creamy so applies like a dream with the brush mentioned below...
Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush: I became the owner of the Real Techniques  Eye starter set back in January and this brush from it has become a firm favourite ever since as it's perfect for applying and blending 'Birthday Suit' and other base shadows over the lids quickly and precisely.   
Origins Super Spot Remover: Another product that's been working wonders for my skin is this amazing spot treatment, I've had it since about October last year but have been using it a lot in my night time skin care routine this month along with the Effaclar Duo to improve my stressed exam time skin. It blitzes bumps and blemishes in no time, stopping spots before they even develop and because it's clear it can also be worn under make up.
Topshop Cream Blush in 'Head Over Heels': This cute little compact came into my make up bag last Summer but got neglected throughout the winter months in favour of more berry toned blushes. However, now we're on the verge of warmer weather it has been welcomed back into my life with open arms as it is the most gorgeous bright peachy coral colour that instantly brightens the skin and applies so easily with a stippling brush. You can see me apply it in my everyday make up routine video.
Boots Sparkling Eye Drops: A rather random favourite, but these eye drops have been a God send for those early mornings and late nights this month, as they really whiten and wake up the eyes, although I do still need to get to grips with application (think Rachel from the eye drop episode of Friends). Seriously, these are so refreshing they feel like a nap in a bottle.
Rimmel Apocalips in 'Stellar': Last but by certainly no means least we have the Rimmel Apocalips lip lacquer in 'Stellar', which is just such an incredible lip product for only a £6 price tag. Super pigmented, ridiculously long lasting and the most incredible neon coral colour, I think this will be a firm favourite for the rest of the year. Full review to follow soon.

What are your favourites of February? 
I usually do my monthly favourites in video form but really fancied doing them like this for a change so I hope you enjoyed the post :) In other more 'lifey' news I had the most incredible time last night as me and my house mates went for a fancy meal at a restaurant called 'Ego' then went to see GIRLS ALOUD!!! I'm so obsessed with both Cheryl and Kimberly so was pretty overwhelmed by being so close to them, they also all sang and danced really well and looked incredible so I'm feeling all girl powery today haha, I hope you're also having a good week!

Love Meg

16 comments:

  1. Hear such good things about the Origins product, really wanna try it! I'm loving the Effaclar Duo at the moment too :)

    Great post!

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  2. Love this post! I've been thinking about getting a Real Techniques brush set and some Apocalips lip lacquer for a while now and this post might have just pushed me towards getting them a little sooner than I planned....

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    xx

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  3. I really want the Real Techniques Starter Set! That brush looks amazing and I also really want the angled brush in it x

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  4. Im also loving the apocalips, my favourite is big bang and i want to try stellar next xx

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  5. The Topshop blush looks like a gorgeous colour! X x

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  6. I've been loving the Effaclar Duo! and I really want to try the apocalips, they've gotten such good reviews xx

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  7. Lots love the effaclar duo but to me it seems like a glorified version of sudocrem! Would love to try the topshop blush though ! X

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  8. I still need to try the Effaclar Duo and the Benefit shadows look amazing:) x

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  9. Love the colour of that blush!

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    xo

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  10. the cream eyeshadow looks beautiful! x

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  11. Yay, Origins! The blush is gorgeous, may have to get myself that colour :) xxx

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  12. I still haven't tried them Topshop blushes I never know which one to get but I love the colour of this one :) xx

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  13. Love the look of knightsbridge! xx

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  14. The Benefit Cream eyeshadow looks lovely, such a stunning shade! Great post :) x

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  15. really random but you've made me want some eye drops!

    Jessica xxx
    http://peachynotes.blogspot.co.uk/

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