Thursday, 27 February 2014

Monthly Favorites / February

Monthly Favorites

Essie Bahama Mama

bourjois color boost in plum russian

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm

Chanel Les Beiges and MUFE Full Cover

Pastel colors, colorful nails and bold, bright lips! Yes, March is right around the corner, which in my beauty-obsessed mind means spring trends and bye bye to the dark, deep shades! Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though – February is still here and I decided to make the most out of it by rocking my beloved vampy shades for the last time until fall. I think I also found my Holy Grail face cleanser, as well as dug out some new bits to help me achieve flawless base. It has been a good beauty month and if you want to hear all about my February most-loved, read on!

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm

Note to self: ‘If you’ve read tons of positive reviews on a certain product, chances are – it is going to be as amazing as everyone says it is, so go get your mitts on it asap!’ Yes, if I’d known this earlier my skin would’ve been much happier then it was last year but who cares – the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm is finally mine and I love every last bit of it! Being an inseparable part of my Bedtime Routine, this cleanser completely transformed my skin over the past two months. It removes makeup like there is no tomorrow, leaving the skin feel incredible – soft, smooth and moisturized. The balm balances out my skin wonderfully and also minimizes the appearance of pores. Just scoop small amount out, add some warm water, rub it well between your palms and apply it all over your face and neck. Massage it in for a few minutes and remove with water or hot cloth for some extra exfoliation. Your skin will look so bright and even and the amazing Moringa vapors will add to the incredible spa-like experience! Brilliant stuff!

Chanel Les Beiges Face Powder

Meet the crème de la crème of all face powders – Chanel Les Beiges. It was love of first sight and when my boyfriend surprised me with this beauty for Christmas (and got the right shade *impressive*) I may have squealed a bit. I cannot talk about Les Beiges without mentioning the packaging – it is beautiful, classy and elegant – the perfect makeup bag accessory.  Speaking Chanel, needless to say that the formula is spot on. The powder offers sheer coverage but adds beautiful healthy glow to the skin and doesn’t look cakey. I adore how radiant and luminous my complexion is after using this and the best part is that Les Beiges actually keeps the oils at bay as well. The powder has SPF 15 and the scent is to die for, which makes it that much more special.

Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer

When it comes to concealers, Benefit own my heart (read my full post here) but I love this MUFE one when my skin is a little bit dryer or if there is a super red and pesky spot that needs to be erased. Full Cover has such lovely lightweight formula and the full coverage it provides really does get rid of every last trace of spots or hyperpigmentation. This baby doesn’t look cakey and doesn’t budge throughout the day. The concealer is on the thicker side but blends effortlessly and doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. You only need the tiniest amount and all your skin concerns will disappear as if they have never been there in the first place. Simples.

Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon in Plum Russian

Ohh Plum Russian (review and swatches here), you have no idea how much I’m gonna miss you during the warmer months! I love me a good deep red, plum- y lip and this gem has it all – the ideal shade and the perfect formula. The stunning plum could be build up or down but I love sporting it full on vampy. Plum Russian has gorgeous glossy finish but doesn’t feel sticky or greasy. It is insanely hydrating and I love that when the glossiness is gone (around the second hour) the crayon leaves beautiful stain on the lips. I love how juicy and full this crayon makes my lips, so now that the winter is nearly over, I think getting Peach on the Beach is in order. Roll on spring!

Essie Bahama Mama

Matching my lipstick with my nails has always been my forte and as boring as it may sound – I love it. That being said, the perfect nail polish to go with Plum Russian has been Essie’s Bahama Mama (review and swatches here). It is the most beautiful deep berry plum shade I own and I love its stunning purple undertones. This is what makes the polish unique and a stand out in my collection. Bahama Mama doesn’t have the best formula but it gets the job done so I am not complaining too much.

Have you tried any of these products? Do you love them as much as I do? Which is one product that you loved the most for the past month?

Lots of love,
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28 comments

  1. I really want to try the Make up Forever Concealer !!! Great review !

    Novembre Beaute

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  2. I love bahama mama its the perfect berry shade! Great favourites.

    from Brigitte at // BreezeyBee Blog | BlogLovin'

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  3. "Note to self: ‘If you’ve read tons of positive reviews on a certain product, chances are – it is going to be as amazing as everyone says it is" - couldn't agree more, haha! :D
    Amazing post - so many great recommendations! :)
    Thanks for sharing!

    Renate from thecuriousklutz.blogspot.dk
    A new post about my updated hair routine just went up on my blog, if you're interested to check it out!

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  4. I wish I could afford to get the Emma Hardie balm! It always sounds so so lovely. I love the Essie polish too, Bahama Mama is one of my favourite shades from them.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor Vintage

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  5. essie bahama mama is great :)))

    http://prettypurple92.weebly.com/

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  6. You've got me lusting after that Chanel powder... uh oh. It's a tough one but my favourite product this month would have to be the MAC Stereo Rose MSF!

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  7. Love your picks, the deep berry colours are gorgeous! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    

P.S. I don't want this to be spammy but I am also hosting a £50 Giveaway at the moment if you wanted to enter here

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  8. Great picks, I love the Chanel powder and really feel like I need to try the Emma Hardie balm. I've put it off for too long.

    Kelly | secondhandspring

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  9. That Essie shade is gorgeous! I change my nail polish wayyy to much to ever match ha ha! Did you see the Julie G matching polishes and lipsticks for Valentine's??

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  10. Bahama Mama is my all time favourite nail polish. I wear it at least twice a month and am almost at the point where I need to repurchase. It seems to go with everything!

    Helen // Beautiful Curiosities

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  11. I am a huge fan of that Essie Shade too, I have bought Bahama Mama twice since I discovered it x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  12. I love the lip crayon and bahama mama together! So pretty and dark xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

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  13. Wow the Emma hardie cleansing balm sounds fab! I really want to give it a try!

    http://dispicableshe.blogspot.ie/?m=1

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  14. Great pics, Andrea! I've been loving the Plum Russian lip crayon, has definitely been my go-to color lately! And Essie Bahama mama is gorgeous! xx

    beautyvisions.blogspot.com

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  15. Love that Essie nail colour!! so gorg x

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  16. I'd really love to try the Chanel powder, looks so luxurious!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  17. stunning photography!

    www.kyrasbeautybag.blogspot.com

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  18. I adore Essie Bahama Mama. When I first spotted it in the photo, I knew immediately it was Essie Bahama Mama. It's just such a fantastic shade and I wear it all the time, especially in the autumn and winter.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  19. I've been really intrigued by that MUFE concealer for ages, I need to try it out! :)

    BeyondBlush

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  20. I want to try the Make Up Forever concealer! It seems perfect, x / almeidas.se

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  21. I really want to try MUFe concealer!

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  22. Love Essie nail polish, and this shade looks gorgeous! Amazing pics btw :)

    lovelashesx.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Really want to try the makeup forever concealer and so happy that sephora now ship to the uk so I can get my hands on it ! xxx

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  24. I love the Les Beiges powder! I actually purchased it when I was super an so I'm not even able to wear it currently, but it is pretty amazing. The Color Boost lip crayon is a beauty too!

    Shree| PorcelainShree ✝ Beauty & Lifestyle Blog ✝

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  25. I LOVE Les Beiges, it's my favourite product of all time. So good to wear on it's own or over foundation.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  26. The lip colours lovely, it's a perfect match to the nail polish :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Absolutely, Bahama Mama is a winner! I love love love it, although it's a little bit runnier than I'd like the colour's to die for, so nice.
    I hunted the Les Beiges powder in the right shade for ages until I finally found it in London but I was a little bit disappointed when I first used it because I never really had a sheer powder and forgot about it. Until you said how much you loved it (I completely trust you) and I decided to whip it out again and experiment with it. And well, I was able to make it work for me and it's so beautiful! It gives such a great glow and diffusing effect, I adore it.
    Thanks for reminding me about it, love!
    xx

    www.kazetime.blogspot.com

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