5 March 2013

- February 2013 Favourites -

February has passed by way too quickly in my opinion and now it's March and we are all trying to get into the mood for spring especially with a few sunny but cold days in England recently! The past month i have been working as a student nurse in the hospital therefore my make-up has been kind of minimalistic but these are a few things i have been using quite alot throughout the month of February which i will give a little detail of each one below:

001: Estee Lauder Daywear advanced multi-protection anti-oxidant lotion
The cold weather has dried my skin out quite a bit and i found that i was starting to get dry patches around my face. Having combination-oily skin, i opted for the 'lotion' formulation of this cream and i think i made the right decision because it is very lightweight and absorbs into my skin nicely. It also has a light cucumber scent which is really refreshing to use in my morning skincare routine.

002: ELF high definition powder
Out of all of the ELF products, this is the product which i have repurchased recently because i completely finished my first pot of this because i loved it so much. This is a finely milled translucent powder which i find does a great job at setting my foundation. I apply this with a large powder brush and it just gives my skin a nice flawless finish whilst making my foundation last longer which is a must for my skin-type because i tend to get oily during the day. Inexpensive but effective and you get alot of product, i recommend this product for all you girlies out there to try it if you haven't yet.

003: Laura Mercier foundation primer
I bought this during christmas and i can honestly say that i have been using it for every make-up application since. I only need a small pea sized amount for my whole face and i like how it is not a product packed with silicones, but rather a nice fresh lotion based product that can sink and absorb into the skin. It smells very pleasant too and i adore the simplistic and practical packaging. I do admit that this is quite expensive, but for the amount and the quality of the product, it is worth every penny in my opinion.

004: Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser - oil free (shade || Nude)
Another Laura Mercier product here. As i said before, my skin has been so dry and my make-up has to be kept minimal for my work therefore this tinted moisturiser has got to be my foundation of choice. This foundation gave me a nice light coverage which is perfect as i used my E.L.F HD powder to dust on top to give it a nice flawless finish and keep my oils a little bit more at bay. This tinted moisturiser applies like a dream and leaves a nice dewy healthy glow which actually doesn't make my skin too greasy which is very suitable for my combination oily skin. I recommend people with oily skin but too scared to try tinted moisturisers to try this.

005: Real Techniques buffing brush from the core collection
I fell in love with this the moment i used it for the first time. Having been a fan of the ELF buffing brush for a couple of years now, i find that this slightly rounded shape makes the application of liquid foundation alot more precise and it tends to shed less compared with the ELF one. Real technique brushes in general are really great quality for the price you pay and i am looking into purchasing more very soon~!

006: Chanel Nail polish 08 Pirate
I've never been a fan of Red nail polishes because having tried a very vibrant red before and it made me look like my fingernails were bleeding kind of put me off. However, my boyfriend recently picked out this colour while we were shopping so i gave it a go seeing that it swatched beautifully in the shop and brightened my skin-tone! I love Chanel nail polish formulation, it dries quickly and applies so smoothly. More Chanel nail polishes are on the cards since i have my eyes on alot of their shades.

007: Thierry Mugler eau de parfum - Angel (small sample size)
I recieved this miniature fragrance from a cute mini set i got during the Christmas period and i have been in love with this sweet and sophisticated scent! I usually like the more fresh and citrus scents but i think for the month of February, i delved into the more stronger and feminine scents and i am slowly gravitating towards more sweeter scents now. I quite like the perfumes from Thierry Mugler eventhough i did initially only buy it because of it's nice packaging

Well that's it for my favourites in February and i hope that i will discover more favourites in the month of March and start using up products from my stash of make-up that i seem to have neglected.

What are you favourites in the past month?
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  1. I love the elf powder, I've been using it a lot more recently, although I find it sometimes settles in my dry patches. Not as much as some other powders though. I also love the Thierry Mugler packaging, so lovely!


  2. I have been using the LM primer everyday too and I love how a little goes a long way. I have the ELF setting powder on my radar now, but I want to order the Ben Nye Banana powder first. I've been so curious about it for a while now.

  3. i heard so many good things about laura mercier products! i don't even think we have them in our country=( i have oily skin too! i guess it's kind of a asian thing haha - would love to try out that elf powder!
    and thank you so much for your opinion on the MAC mineralise skinfinish powder. hope that it doesn't make me break out... i had a MAC powder, unfortunately it wasn't really good for my skin.
    have a super great day xx

  4. Great products hun, have heard so much about the ELF powder may have to give this a shot to see what it is like. The same goes for the Laura Mercier, I have a sample of the tinted moisturiser which I cannot wait to try out :)

    Charmed Charlee

  5. Thanks for a brief review on that ELF HD powder. I'm running out on my MUFE one and I'm looking for cheaper alternatives. :)

  6. great picks! I would love to try the Lm primer too ^_~

  7. I absolutely love the Real Techniques buffing brush - it is my favourite brush and the one that I use the most out of all the brushes I have :) That Laura Mercier primer sounds really lovely, I like that it seems more like a lotion than something really silicone-feeling on your skin :)

  8. I need to try the ELF high definition powder! you have a nice blog :)

  9. Great favourites! I love Laura Mericer products so much! Always wanted to try the primer. I have the silk creme foundation and it's the best i've ever had! :)



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