February Favourites

february favourites

It’s that time of the month again where I bundle together the best beauty bits from the past four weeks. This month it’s a more refined bunch, reflecting the fact I am becoming more streamlined in my daily makeup and skincare picks. As much as I love trying something new, I’ve discovered a few products recently that have become staples meaning I just don’t want to stray from them! They are so good they have risen to the top and pushed out the competition. Take that old beauty bits!

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in 15 Seductive Pink* – although the love for my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushers reins on, this budget dupe has really given them a run for their money. Giving the same illuminated finish but for a fraction of the price, I’ve fallen head over heels for Seductive Pink, so much so it’s pushed my Hourglass fav to the slide. Take a look at this shade on my cheeks here.

Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser in 02* – full coverage foundations have been banished in my eyes, bring me the light and glowy bases! New favourite comes from Clinique and although it’s called a tinted moisturiser, this gives a great amount of natural coverage whilst providing hydration and glow from within. Take a look at the finish on my face here to see what all the fuss is about.

Essie Nail Polish in Maximillian Strasse – after remaining loyal to the shrine of Shellac before Christmas it’s been a while see a nail polish favourite has worked it’s way into my blog. Therefore the comeback had to be a goodun! This grey toned green is just that, take a look at a swatch on my nails here to see how gorgeous it really is.

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial – this facial oil is a thing of true beauty. Putting it’s pretty astronomical price point aside I’ve never used a product that my skin has simply loved so quickly before. Containing a mix of vitamins, antioxidants, omega oils and brighteners, this light oil sinks into the skin to leave it feeling supple, smooth, hydrated and more even in texture. It really does deserve all the high praises it receives!

Pixi Glow Mist – the latest product to surface after the infamous Glow Tonic hysteria, this Glow Mist promises to leave your skin dewy and radiant after a couple of light spritzes. Enriched with natural oils, aloe vera and fruit extracts this helps to give a hydration boost to dry skin, removes that cakey layer of makeup when you’ve overpowered and gives your skin a boost throughout the day. Multi use and a joy to use – expect a full review pretty soon!

*pr sample

  • I’m a big fan of the Overnight Facial too & really want to try the Glow Mist!

  • Ooh that Essie shade is so pretty!!!

    Josie XOXO

    Fashion Mumblr

  • Maximillian Strasse is a beautiful shade. I love the quality of Essie nail polishes too! I’ve not tried the Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser, but I love the regular Moisture Surge range. I’ll definitely have to keep an eye out for this, because it sounds perfect for summer.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

  • Lovely picks! x

  • Can’t wait for the review of the Pixi Glow Mist, sounds amazing! :) xx
    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

  • I want Glow Mist so bad!! I bought Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream the other day after reading that it’s good for dry skin and it’s really thick and cakey :/ I’m thinking I should have bought the tinted moisturiser instead!


    • Oh no – have you tried shaking it up? I find it is thicker in consistency compared to the Tinted Moisturiser. See if you can take it back and swap it :) xx

  • I really want to try some Pixi skincare as it has been raved about loads recently x


  • I’ve been dying to try the Pixi Glow Mist! I’ve been reading so many great reviews on it lately. I think I won’t be able to resist temptation when I go to reorder the Glow Tonic in a few weeks.

    Kelsey | kelseybeauty.blogspot.com

  • I want the Sarah Chapman overnight facial so bad!! I’m seeing it featured everywhere xo


  • Jasmine Harding

    All such lovely favourites! I’m dying to try the Max Factor blushers having heard they are dupes for the Hourglass ones! I love Pixi as a brand but I am yet to try there Glow Mist, I definitely need to, it sounds lovely!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

    • The only problem with the Max Factor blushers is knowing which one to get! They are all so pretty :) xx

  • Anna
  • Karii Zenteno

    Love the mini reviews! That blush looks great on you actually made me want to try it :)

  • Beautyosaurus Lex

    Great post lovely! This is the second time that I am seeing you mention the Pixi Glow Mist and I definitely need to scoop it up :)

    Beautyosaurus Lex

  • Kerm

    I am desperate to get my hands on the Max Factor blush but it’s nowhere to be found where Iive, as soon as I spot it, I’m snapping it up :) x


  • Love that blush colour, might have to invest in it! Looks beautiful too! x

  • Since I moved to the Uk my skin decided to become dry when it used to be oily so I definitely need a few suggestions to help my not so good looking skin! The Glow Mist by Pixi has to be mine :) xx

    Mary Bloomy