February Favourites 2015

February favourites 2015 the blushing giraffe

Hello! *skips the rant about how fast Feb went by* this month I have quite a range of products I’ve been loving and I don’t have a whole lot of time to write this, so lets get started ^_^

For whatever reason, I got out of the habit of exfoliating for a little while and my skin really started to show that. It wasn’t as smooth and didn’t look as squeaky clean, even when it is has been cleaned as deeply as I could manage. I was rummaging around in my box of cleansers//other and I found this polish. Now I do think the fact that it says ‘daily’ is a little bit ridiculous as I can’t imagine how damaging this or indeed any other scrub would be on a daily basis, but twice a week it works a real treat. My skin feels cleaner, smoother and brighter and makeup application is so much better. The beads in this are really small and you do need to massage it in gently, but the effects are well worth the extra few minutes a week. My skin hasn’t looked so good with and without makeup, since I’ve been using this twice a week ^_^

nars duo orgasm and laguna, dior transat nude edition highlighter, kevyn aucoin sensual skin enhancer sx08


Now this is limited ed from the 2014 summer collection so I didn’t want to dedicate a whole post to it’s beauty, but I have linked you to the site where I purchased it and you can sign up to an email notification in case it does come into stock. Anyways this gorgeous and ridiculously luxu highlighter was used on all my aunties during a family wedding function and they loved it as much as I do. Its highly pigmented, super fine-milled, and best of all yellow toned which is so flattering on olive skintones. Plus the whole compact, velvet pouch and kabuki brush *sighs a sigh of happiness*

This duo is another purchase from summer of last year when ASOS stocked the two most iconic blush and bronzer shades together. It isn’t limited ed, you can find it on sephora but anyways I don’t think people of NC30-NC40 could get a better combination. Orgasm is slightly red in tone and certainly not as universal as my favourite reviewed here but regardless, it looks beautiful on warmer skintones. Laguna too works beautifully on light-medium skintones, it’s not as pigmented as Too Faced Chocolate Soleil medium/deep bronzer which makes it ideal for a quick contour and it also doubles up as a bronzer, adding the perfect amount of subtle warmth. For travelling this duo with its mirror is essential - love it!

kevyn aucoin sensual skin enhancer sx08, rimmel londn salon pro posh trash, essence blush in 50 sweetheart

I’ve already reviewed this here so to put it short and sweetly: highly pigmented, multi-functional and well worth every penny. Although, yes it was a painful slap in the face to my bank account last year ._.

I haven’t had a nail polish fave in ages, and I think I’ll dedicate a whole post to this one because it really is that lovely. Posh trash is the closest nude metallic shade I will probably ever find. My sister described it as a muted taupe, but I see it as more of a muted rose gold, either way its classy yet polished. The formula is of a great consistency and it has lasted 4 days before chipping (without a top coat, because I didn’t have time). This range is well worth checking out, and I get them even cheaper than from boots and superdrug ;D (linked above).

Another blush I’ve been obsessed with is this pretty little number from Essence. When I brush this onto my cheeks it really gives a gorgeous ‘lit from within’ glow on the cheeks, despite how cliche that sounds - it’s what I imagine the hourglass ambient light blushers appear on the skin. To think you can get such a beautiful, subtle yet glowing look from such an affordable brand is awesome - a bit  thankyou to Vanessa for recommending them to me!

soap and glory tricks of the shade lid stuff

Now before you all hate me for bringing another difficult to get product to your attention, this was actually the S&G xmas palette 2/3 years ago.. (actually I think you’re supposed to be thanking me for that..ha..ha) anyways,,you CAN get your hands on these shades, in quads rather than the limited edition large palette. The main shades I use anyway are the top 5 so when this palette does eventually hit pan, I’ll purchase that, but anyway the matte nude shade in this is everything. Its super pigmented and perfect for everyday use ^_^

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