Monday, 2 March 2015

February Beauty Favourites.


It's the end of yet another month, and I'm feeling seriously cheery that Spring is just around the corner. This month's beauty favourites is going to be a bit of a short and sweet post as I just haven't been buying any new make-up, for months I haven't now anyway. I'd really rather buy new things for the house than yet another foundation or lipstick, so this month I've been diggin' through my drawers and discovering some old favourites to use up.

The one and only beauty splurge this month was in Lush, where as well as a ton of bath bombs and ballistics, I bought their Tea Tree Toner Water and Prince Charming Shower Gel. I used to swear by the Tea Tree Toner but then used all mine up and sorta forgot to re-buy. I had been suffering with some slight blemishes recently so this has helped keep them at bay and leave my skin a little clearer. It's been a while since I had one of Lush' shower gels so I decided on the Prince Charming one as I had a little Valentines themed binge buy. The scent reminds me of turkish delight, but not too sicky sweet, and with a nice fruitiness of the pomegranate too.

Another skincare item I've been using recently is the Avene Cleanance Expert Emulsion*, which reminds me a lot of the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo, although that one usually breaks me out. It's a light lotion which really mattifies and smooths the skin, sinking in nicely. I've been using this every morning underneath my make-up and I have noticed a big difference in not only calming down any blemishes I do have, but really reducing how many are coming up in the first place. I've only been using this a couple of weeks but I'm seriously impressed so far, and I've seen some incredible before and after shots online!

After sticking with the same red lipstick for one too many months, I've been trying to add a few peachy and coral tones into the mix. I've rediscovered one of my favourite lipsticks from last summer, Liz Earle's Signature Lip Colour* in Melon. It's got such a creamy formula and really glides on the lips. It's well pigmented too and has vitamin e, avocado oil and shea butter in to help hydrate, which my dry lips have really been crying for recently. I don't need to wear any more peachy coral shades on my cheeks, so I dug out No7's Honey Blusher, which I think is the perfect natural contour shade for my pale skin. If ever I'm in a rush I'll pop this on and it adds a bit of definition to my cheeks as well as some colour.

What have been your favourite products throughout February?





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  1. Megan14:31

    I love that necklace! Where did you get it from?
    I totally agree with the No7 blusher. I have pale skin too, and No7 is so underrated x

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  2. I'm dying to try out some Lush products, but there aren't any stores near me! :(

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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  3. Becky M14:55

    That toner water sounds great - I haven't tried theirs! I love hearing people's favorites!

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  4. Lissy Hayes14:59

    Prince Charming Shower Gel, ah it smells so beautiful :) x


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  5. Leanne Webber15:15

    The blush looks lovely! I've never heard much about No7's blushers but definitely need to check them out.

    Great post!

    Leanne xx

    nailsandteapots

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  6. I haven't tried any liz earle cosmetics, the lipstick sounds fantastic x


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  7. Lush Tea Tree Toner is amazing, I love the majority of their skincare range at the moment x


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  8. Loving the Liz Earle lipstick - such a nice bright red!

    xo Mel || Sketch & Scribbles

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  9. It's a gorgeous shade, isn't it!

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  10. Yep they do really good skincare, I've always been a big fan of their cleansers and face masks.

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  11. I've only tried a cream blusher and a lipstick, but I was really impressed with the quality of both!

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  12. I've got a couple and whilst the shade range isn't fantastic, I think the quality is great :)

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  13. It is gorgeous! I always fall in love with the limited edition ones, I'll have to use it sparingly.

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  14. It is really good, you should definitely try Lush skincare!

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  15. There isn't near me either so when I spot a store, I always have a good splurge! The online store is good too, I always have a good experience buying with them :)

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  16. Norah Coughlin16:53

    Prince Charming sounds divine! I love Lush's Rose Jam..too bad it's only available during the holidays!


    xo, Norah
    norahcoughlinxx.blogspot.com

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  17. grace16:56

    I am obsessed with the Tea Tree Toner and all things Lush! All these products look so lovely! xx


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  18. Melon looks like such a beautiful colour <3

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  19. I love the look of Melon, such a pretty colour!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  20. So wish i had picked up Price Charming, it sounds delicious!

    xprincessjas | ♥

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  21. Brooke Elise18:44

    prince charming was a favourite of mine, too! i also really loved colourpop shadows this month, as well as a red colour depositing shampoo from joico!

    brooke | brooke elise beauty

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  22. I do love a Lush shower gel!

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  23. It's such a gorgeous shower gel!

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  24. It is gorgeous, I should pick more up from Liz Earle make-up.

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  25. It is really pretty :)

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  26. I don't ever think I've been disappointed with a Lush product!

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  27. Aaaah I was so tempted by Rose Jam too!

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  28. I always forget Liz Earle do cosmetics, but it looks a gorgeous shade. Cant beat a bit of Lush though!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  29. Coco02:03

    I like the Tea Tree Toner a lot too x

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  30. I've been curious about the Tea Tree Toner for a while, might have to give it a try.


    That Avène lotion sounds amazing! I have a soft spot for the brand since it helped my mum a lot with her sensitive skin, so will definitely check if they stock this at my local Boots.

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  31. I haven't seen amazing results with the Tea Tree toner, I expected more! The lipstick looks so lovely :) xx









    Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

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