February 2017 Favorites


I can't believe that my last favorites post was in October 2016, I was meaning to do a 2016 year end favorites but I honestly just didn't get around with it - and I think it's a bit too late now to do a year in review favorites.. oops! Life and scheduling just got too hectic and I slipped behind... oops.. sorry! 

I'm trying to limit my monthly favorites now to just 10 items - I think that it forces me to really narrow down what I really enjoyed using - and also allow me to cover both skincare, haircare as well as cosmetics. 


My list of items include:
2. OUAI - Dry Shampoo Foam
3. Holista - Tea Tree Oil
6. Rodial - Eyeshadow Palette
7. NARS - Velvet Lip Glide - Bound
8. Sephora - Daily Brush Cleanser
9. Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush - Paaarty

I have broken them down by category to make for my reviews easier to navigate:

COSMETICS:
 
Cold weather means dry lips that are prone to cracking and peeling (so attractive). While this is a luxury product, I do enjoy it very much. the larger granules in this scrub, plus the bullet lipstick formula means that I do not have to dig my finger in a pot (unhygienic) to apply it on my lips. I have tried other brands in bullet form before, however the sugar bits are too fine for me to feel like it is doing anything substantial. I feel like this one truly works, even after using it once (meaning immediately) as it buffs away the dead skin and leaves a subtle pink tint. This product isn't fragranced like 

Dior - Nude Air Luminizer Powder in 003
Buttery, smooth and pigmented - this product gives you a golden glow that makes you look ethereal and highlighted. You can either use this to add a subtle glow to your cheeks, or build it up to pack a punch.

Rodial - Eyeshadow Palette
I love this palette and used it in this look so please head on over to that post to see my thoughts.

NARS - Velvet Lip Glide - Bound
The name of this product is exactly the description of it - it is velvety and glides on the lip. This is a perfect dusty rose nude color and looks gorgeous with any look. I haven't stopped wearing it since I bought it!

Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush - Paaarty
I've been pairing this blush with the NARS bound lip glide - they compliment each other perfectly in the rose nude aspect.

Guerlain - La Petite Robe Noire Black Lashdress Mascara
I wrote a review about this mascara here - this is one high end mascara that I will definitely repurchase! follow the post link to read all about my thoughts.


MISCELLANEOUS:


Holista - Tea Tree Oil
I have been using this now as a spot treatment for any breakouts and it's been working really well or any type of skin irritation in terms of bites.


I bought this during the VIB Rouge event last month and have been using it every other day to spot clean my brushes. It does have a oil-slick like finish to it which conditions the brushes as it cleans. But this stuff really works. One spray and I can generally get one eye brush clean. I typically need 2-3 pumps for a face brush. I will continue to repurchase this.


HAIRCARE:

I use this on my damp ends before I blow dry my hair and I really like the scent as well as the protection it gives to my ends as I blow dry my hair and straighten it at likest 4-5 times a week. It does not leave a residue or weigh your hair down which is an added bonus.


This is a very innovative product and I was quite skeptical as to whether it would work. It is a mousse formulation that you dispense onto your hand and then apply and work through your hair. It honestly does help you with second day hair and to get rid of the grease, however this product you MUST work in small quantities - if you use too much you DO feel product buildup. It's a fine art of balancing and finessing the right amount. But when you do, you feel refreshed, look like you just got a blow out and looks fabulous!


What have been some of your favorites this month? I'd love to hear from you!
Until next time, XO - M.

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