Sunday, 28 February 2016

February Beauty Favourites

Its absolutely crazy to me that we are in March feels like it was Christmas last week! I know it is almost traditional to say something like that at the beginning of every monthly favourites, but seriously where is the year going already?! I really enjoyed experimenting with make-up this month, trying out different looks and using new and pre-loved products. I have a new everyday make-up routine so if you would be interested in seeing what I use, let me know in the comments. But for now, here is a quick rundown of what products I have been using and loving this month!

Clarisonic Mia 2*
I was actually sent my Clarisonic this time last year but didn't fall instantly in love. I never committed to it, once the purging stage happened I freaked out a little and stopped using it. This month I purchased a new head- the delicate one- and started to give it another go. I found the new head a lot softer on my skin and not as harsh. The infamous purging did happen for about two weeks but my skin at the moment is so smooth and soft. I only use it in the evenings with my Kinvara cleansing oil and I find them a match made in heaven. My skin never feels as clean as it does when I use this. I can really see where the hype has come from now and it has made its way to a permanent item in my daily skincare routine. 

 Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer
I spotted this in Boots this month and snapped it up. I have been really impressed with it, and have been using it pretty much everyday since getting it. I got it in the lightest shade available, and have been using it for highlighting and concealing under my eyes. It gives excellent coverage but at the same time it is very easily blended and doesn't look or feel cakey. It gives a gorgeous natural illumination under the eyes without the presence of glitter or shimmer. It lasts so well on me though out the day, and it looks more expensive than it is! Definitely worth giving a go, if you are on the hunt for a new concealer. 

Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
This has been featured in so many favourites throughout the years on my blog, I've actually lost count. This is my holy grail mascara, and one that I will always end up going back to. I repurchased this around Christmas time and have been using it constantly since. It is just un-rivaled in what it does as a drug store mascara. It gives amazing volume and lift, but while still holding a curl. This is the closest I have gotten to the "false lash look" while wearing a mascara. It has a natural bristle wand that has a slight curve to it, so you can really grip every lash and evenly coat them in product. If you are looking for a new mascara that won't break the bank, pick this one up- you can't go wrong!

Bioderma Micellar Water
This is something I first tried years ago but re-purchased again around Christmas time and have been using pretty constantly since. This was one of the original micellar waters that everyone went crazy for. It removes every scrap of make up, including the Inglot gel eyeliner which normally doesn't budge! It is so gentle on the skin, it literally feels like water. I have been using this as the first step in my skincare routine, to remove the bulk of my make-up before I go in with my Clarisonic. It really does an excellent job at gently removing make-up and is a brilliant alternative to make-up wipes. Now that Bioderma is finally more readily available in Ireland I want to try more of their products, so if you have any recommendations, let me know! 

MAC Blankety
I had a few items for "Back to MAC" this month, and god knows I don't have enough nude lipsticks so I picked up Blankety. This is very like another favourite of mine - Honeylove but with a different finish. This is alot more moisturising on the lips and alot easier to wear for everyday. It is a gorgeous pink-toned nude that really just goes with so many different looks. It is non-offensive shade that so many people can wear. This has been the lipstick that has been in my handbag this month and the one that I have reached for the most. 

 MooGoo Fresh Milk Cleansing Bar
I picked this up after seeing Laura Dempsey speak about it on her snapchat for cleaning her make-up brushes. This is a very natural soap which makes it perfect for the job. I have cleaned my brushes twice with this and it makes the job so much easier. I just rub the brushes straight on to the bar of soap and rinse under the tap. It really just cuts the time I would spend cleaning my brushes in half and even cleans the likes of my Sigma F80, which is normally a killer to get completely clean. If you can get your hands on MooGoo products, give this a go for cleaning your make-up brushes, you won't know yourself!

So they are the stand out products for me this month, let me know what you have been loving this month and if you have tried any of my favourites!


  1. Blankety looks gorgeous! I've gotten a few new MAC lipsticks lately but this looks like another one I need to try out : ) xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  2. Ooo definitely need to give that Bourjois concealer a go! Blankety looks like a gorgeous shade too x

  3. the mac lipstick looks so pretty! :) xx