February Favourites


Warning – this month’s favourites post does not contain any shockers! With my trip to LA appearing on the horizon, I am trying to curb my beauty shopping and instead add everything to a pretty epic American wish list. This means that instead of perusing the beauty counters I am rummaging through my collection to see what has been left unloved and what can be given a new lease of life. This means that my favourites post is pretty self explanatory but it does play homage to some utterly brilliant pieces.

1. MAC Something Special Creamblend Blush (link here)
2. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (review here)
3. Origins Out of Trouble Mask (review here)
4. Nip & Fab CC Eye Fix* (review here)
5. MAC Eyeshadow in Coquette (link here)
6. Essie Base Coat (review here)
7. Dr. Jart+ BB Cream (review here)
8. Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips* (review here)

Continuing with skincare heroes and keeping my skin clean and clear the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo and Origins Out of Trouble Mask really have become staples for me. The moisturiser has banished the pesky little bumps that were hiding on my forehead and helps to prevent any new breakouts from appearing. If one does decide to rear it’s ugly head a quick use of the Origins Out of Trouble Mask put’s it in it’s place! When my skin is behaving the Dr. Jart BB Cream has become my go to base and I raved all about it this week. I have also been really impressed with the Nip & Fab CC Eye Fix which is really helping to hide my dark circles whilst my ByTerry Touch-Expert Advanced is on it’s last legs. To keep up with the natural and dewy look the MAC Something Special Ceamblend Blush is my go to blush and every time I apply it I am reminded of how beautiful the colour is. The Dr.Lipp Nipple Balm is keeping my lips in check and the Essie Base Coat is helping to prolong the life of my manicure. The biggest new addition is the MAC Eyeshadow in Coquette. Thanks to LFW and the stunning Cara Delevinge brows are back in my book and the filling in  is becoming addictive :P Even with my hair being blonde I am loving the look of strong brows!

As I said no shockers in there but still some great items that at the moment I really could no live without!

*pr sample

  • I absolutey love beauty balms!

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      They are brilliant aren’t they!xx

  • wow must try the la Roche-posay moisturiser i always get spots on my chin that are just lumps under the skin would be fab if this would solve the problem. x


    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It did the trick for me!xx

  • I keep forgetting to pick up the Dr Jart – must do it this weekend! Also you’ve reminded me to dig out my Something Special – haven’t used it in ages! xx

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      I forgot about it for an absolute age and now I can’t stop using it!xx

  • Really want to get my hands on the origins mask, but I’m not completely keen on the effacular duo

    A little bit Unique


    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      The Origins mask works wonders!xx

  • I need a new base coat and was pondering the Essie one so I’m glad it’s made it into your Feb Favourites!

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    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      I am super impressed at how much of a difference it makes!xx

  • the mac blush looks perfect, i want! :)


    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It’s a winner!xx

  • Krish

    Hi, long time subscriber, first time commenting lol. I just picked up the la Roche-posay Effaclar Duo after your reviews on it. I’m surprised it doesn’t cost a fortune! Just wanted to ask, is it something to replace your moisturiser or something you wear under or ontop of your regular moisturiser? …….orr is it just for the odd spot breakout and not the whole face?? What do you reckon? Cheers!

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      I swap and change how I use it depending on my skin. Initially I just used it instead of my moisturiser all over my skin but now my skin has cleared up I use it in more targeted areas and use a moisturiser on top =) xx

      • Krish

        That was a quick reply! Yeah the tiny nib made me think that maybe it was somthing to use sparingly so thought I’d ask. Thanks! Will see how it goes xx

        • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

          No worries =) xx

  • Great post!

    I love love love Origins and that is a product I have not tried yet!

    Stop by and check out my February favorites!


    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Thanks! You need to try it you will love it!xx