Wednesday, 9 March 2016

February Favourites

I don't have many favourites this month because I've been on kind of a spending ban and so just wanting to use products up that I already have and that have been neglected. I haven't been adventurous this month as I hate February and I think it's a gloomy month. Bonus, though, I've been given a pay rise at work so I'll probably have plenty of hauls coming from pay day!

You'll probably notice that a few of these that I have on here have been in my blog posts recently. What I have bought, the few and far between, have become firm favourites and part of my everyday life.

I talked about the Nivea Post Shave Balm here and raved about how amazing it is as a primer. I'm still sticking to that and even after using it every day, it's still pretty full! I have found that completely slathering your face in it and letting it dry makes it a bit better than being stingy with it. Although, either way, it is an amazing primer! It's sensitive around the eyes and you'll probably find it on offer somewhere.

Again, I just posted about the LA Girl Pro Concealer the other day, but I'm so in love with it. I'd even go as far to say as I love it more than the Collection one, which has been a firm favourite over the last year or so. I have heard a few people say that this doesn't last long, but for only £2.99 a tube, it's not a big issue. Read my post to see my full review.

I've become super lazy with my skincare and would rather just use micellar water, a face wash and some form of oil for my face. This is 100% soap free and good for sensitive skin. It doesn't really foam and it really good at leaving my face squeaky clean and makeup free. It is sensitive around my eyes, which is great for someone who wears contacts although isn't the greatest at removing eye makeup.

I really like this and it's simple to use, excuse the pun. It's cheap & I've found over the last month or so that pairing it with argan oil has left my skin feeling great and clear.

Primark aren't exactly renowned for their amazing makeup, but it's cheap and their lipliners are worth checking out for £1. I've been wearing this one for the past month under different lipstick and while it isn't the most amazing quality it is good. I've found that heating it next to my radiator before I use it makes it apply a lot smoother. It lasts for ages too, so perfect for a night out!

Finally, I've been using my Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette non-stop since Christmas! I haven't done a review on it because there are about a million out there at the moment, but I'm thinking I might do a "3 months on" sort of thing because I've got to grips with it and found out which ones I really love.

What I like about this palette is how versatile it is. It's easy to create a casual look for work, or a smokey eye for going out or a bright look to draw attention. I've been going between Bathwater and Pop for the lid and then Zone in the crease. I like Pop but I find it's the worse shade for the fallout. If you'd like me to do an in-depth review for this then I will, but I can definitely say that I'd recommend this and do a public apology to my other palettes that have been seriously neglected since I got this!

One thing I've really been loving this month is Wattpad. If you've never heard of it, it's an online community where people post their books and you can read them for free. I used to use Wattpad a lot when I was younger but found as I got older some of the stories weren't exactly fitting my reading style. Lately, I've found some really good books and while most of them are aimed mainly at teenagers, they've been easy to read when I want to relax at work on my dinner break or at home and don't want anything complicated to read.

Omerta - Scarlett moves into her new apartment with the mentality that she will start fresh and rule her own life, but when she overhears a murder next door, her life takes a turn for the worst, and she finds herself on the Italian Mafia's radar. 
This one is quite saucy but addictive to read. A common book topic on Wattpad is "mafia" and how they fall in love with an unexpected victim. This is probably the least cheesy of the ones I've read. It's ongoing currently, which is super annoying because you can't finish the book you're reading.

Storm & Silence - "It is your choice," he said, stepping so close to me that our lips were almost touching. "Either do what I say - or get another job."
My heart stood still as I gazed up into his deep, dark, dangerous eyes...
 In a world where women's only role in life is to sit at home and look pretty, Lilly is determined to fight for her freedom. There's only one problem: a powerful man blocking her way.
I liked this one, although it ends on such a cliffhanger and the sequel is still ongoing. It's different than anything I've read before. The author, Robert Thier should seriously think about getting properly published because he is a great writer. Which is why the next one is another of his.
The Robber Knight - When you are fighting for the freedom of your people, falling in love with your enemy is not a great idea. Or is it? Ayla has to defend her castle and her people all on her own, with nobody to help her but a dark warrior she hates with all her heart.
I really like the characters in this one and it's so unique. All of these are set in old times which isn't something I usually read, but this one is addictive & there's currently three of the books so something you can definitely sink your teeth into!
That's it for my favourites this month, hopefully I'll have more to talk about next month!
Til' next time! XOXO


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