Sunday, 4 March 2012

My Favourite Things In February

Tresemmé Split Remedy Intense Recovery Mask: All the bleaching, blow-drying, straightening and curling is taking its toll on my poor hair. My hair is dry and damaged and I suffer from split ends a lot - I've tried so many different masks and serums in the past but the Tresemmé Split Remedy Mask really does what it says on the tub. It makes my hair shiny and smooth and my ends look a lot healthier already. It also smells lovely and a little goes a long way, so this huge tub will definitely last me ages!
Sleek Face Contour Kit 'Light': I finally found a contour powder which isn't too dark or orange for my pale skin! The contour shade is matte and very natural looking, easy to apply and blend. The highlighter is brilliant too and I've been using the kit every day since I bought it. And it's a steal at £6.50!
Barry M Peach Melba Nail Polish: Peach Melba is such a beautiful pastel peach shade which instantly puts me in a good mood - I've been wearing it quite a lot last month which is why it definitely deserves a place in my February Favourites!
The Body Shop Almond Hand&Nail Cream: I own quite a lot of handcreams but this has quickly become my favourite and is now basically the single one I reach for. It smells amazing, sinks in within seconds and most important, makes my hands super soft and smooth. I simply can't fault it! I've written a full review about it here.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural 'Medium': This product has been on my wishlist for ages but the price always put me off, but luckily Kev got me it as part of my Valentine's presents! After using it for over two weeks I can totally understand what the hype is about! It's sets my foundation perfectly and stays matte all day, feels silky smooth and looks very natural. Thumbs up!
The Body Shop Grapefruit Lip Butter: The lip butters from TBS are my favourite lip balms, I always carry one around with me, there's another one on my bedside table and a few scattered around my flat hah! Grapefruit is my newest one: I love the citrusy scent and, obviously, how brilliant it work - it gives me the softest lips!
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil 'Slate': This works great as a base for dark eyeshadows or even on it's own when I don't have a lot of time to get ready. I simply smudge it around my eyes for quick and subtle smokey eyes. It's blends very easily and stays put all day - and I love the shade! I've already got a few more colours on my wishlist...
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick 'Crosswires': My first ever MAC lippie and I'm so in love with it. Crosswires is a beautiful and wearable shade, it's moisturising and long-lasting - simply a brilliant lipstick! You can find the full review and swatches here.
17 Mirror Shine Lipstick 'Peace': If you've been following my blog for a wee while you might have noticed my love for 17's Mirror Shine lipsticks. They are one of the best sheer lipsticks I have tried and I reach for them a lot as they are so easy to wear. Last month I carried 'Peace' around in my hand bag almost every day.. That says it all, doesn't it? Click here for swatches and a full review.
Catrice Bright Blush 'Tickled Pink': This little beauty got lost somewhere between all my other blushes and I only rediscovered it a few weeks ago. Since then, I've reached for it lots of times, especially when wearing Crosswires on my lips - they're pretty similar which makes them look great together! It's very pigmented but easy to blend and lasts all day.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil 'Slate' / Mac Cremesheen Lipstick 'Crosswires' / 17 Mirror Shine Lipstick 'Peace' / Catrice Bright Blush 'Tickled Pink' / Sleek Face Contout Kit Light