Friday, 28 February 2014

February Beauty Favourites

Hello Lovelies! 

Time for yet another monthly favourites, I know February is the shortest month of the year but this month really has flown! I am so glad that we are in March now because I am ready for Spring to be here now! The past couple of days have really been lovely and sunny so I am hoping that Winter has gone and it's time for the pastels to be brought out now! My birthday is also in March so it is one of my favourite months! 

In other news I have changed the background of my blog pictures the past two posts, do you like it? I have been wanting to try something new for ages so please let me know what you think of this set up! And now on with my favourites...

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
I think this is my favourite product out of all my favourites this month. This stuff has been a saviour this month. I won't babble on too much about it because I have an entire post dedicated to it here. But basically I was having major problems getting to and staying asleep the past few weeks, and eventually I heard about this and decided to give it a go. Since getting it I have been sleeping so much better, I find it relaxes me so much and really helps me drift off to sleep. Not only that but I have been sleeping through the whole night and feeling so much more refreshed in the mornings which is always a bonus! 

Clarins Instant Light Perfector Lipgloss
I have been a massive fan of these lipglosses for almost a year now. Before discovering these I always dabbled in lipglosses but never being overly impressed and I always ended up wiping them off because of the sticky feeling. I bought my first one of these in London last year and have been slowly building up a collection of them since. I just love everything about them! The colours are nice and neutral, so perfect for everyday wear for me! They are not sticky in the slightest, if anything they feel quite moisturising on the lips and they smell amazing! I love the little applicator although not the most hygienic option its lovely!

Origins GinZing Eye Cream
 I have been dying to try this eye cream for ages now, I have had really bad darkness under my eyes (possibly related to the lack of sleep!) for awhile now and have read that this is meant to work wonders for brightening and getting rid of puffiness which is exactly what I was looking for. It feels nice and cooling when you first apply it and I have found over time the puffiness under my eyes has really improved and the dark circles are not as noticeable anymore! I have heard fantastic things about the GinZing moisturiser too which I am tempted to get so if you have used that please let me know what you think! 

MAC Springsheen Blush
Now I have a bit of a confession to make. I actually got this as a present for Christmas two years ago now and I think I have only used it once in a Face of the Day post. Shameful I know. But over this past month I have literally fallen head over heals for it! I think the reason I didn't use it much was because when you first look at it is appears as this really deep peach colour with alot of golden shimmer in it but once applied as you can see from the swatch above it is a perfect light peach colour with the slightest hint of shimmer running through it, which to be honest you wouldn't really notice one you have it applied. I have been wearing this pretty much everyday this month and I absolutely love it. I am quite ashamed of myself for not loving it before! 

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream
Again this is a product I have raved about this month before so I won't go on too much about it. But since getting my hands on the new Bourjois CC cream I have not reached for any of my other lighter coverage bases. This is just perfect for everyday use, it covers up any imperfections -redness, under-eye circles, discolouration etc. But as well as that it feels lovely on the skin. Similar to Chanel's Vita Lumiere Aqua foundation it feels really light on the skin but still gives decent coverage. It wears really nicely throughout the day too, it doesn't fade into a patchy orange mess which I found happened with other BB/CC creams on me so I think I have found a keeper!

Orly Rage Nail Polish*
You all know I am constantly on the hunt for the perfect Rose Gold nail polish. I absolutely adore all things rose gold so it is only natural to want it on my fingertips! I was recently sent this one from Orly by Fragrance Direct (which is an AMAZING discounted website, I am completely addicted now!) to try and ladies...I don't want to speak too soon but I think I may have found "the one". It is a tad textured which is not normally my thing but I will deal with that for the sheer perfection of the colour! It's not too yellow or pink which I found eventually alot of the others that I have tried ended up looking and it's not too copper-y either. It has the right amount of a "rose" tint to it. Also this was the first Orly nail polish I have tried and I was impressed with the lasting power, I put this on my nails on a Sunday evening and it lasted me through until Thursday with minimal chipping and that was with me at work typing, pulling at boxes, working on tills etc. So I think I may have found another favourite nail polish brand to add to my addiction!

So ladies, those are all the products I have been loving throughout the past month. I am heading up to Dublin tomorrow for the weekend and I am planning on doing some make-up shopping (obviously!) so please leave any product recommendations that you think I would like in the comments!


  1. I love the Clarins lipglosses :) shades are lovely aswell!
    Alana x

  2. The Clarins glosses are just amazing! - I would also really recommend the ginzing moisturiser.. its fantastic and smells like fresh Orange juice :)

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  3. Oo lovely picks! The Clarins lipgloss and Orly nail polish are gorgeous - I will have to have a look at both of them more.

    Millie x
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  4. You have a very beautiful blog :) I used to own one of the Clarins lip glosses in a pink colour, it was amazing I need to re purchase it some time. I really want to try the deep pillow spray, forever having sleeping troubles.

    alice xxx
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