I was planning to do my February favorites on my YouTube channel but every time i try & do a bloody video someone comes home & I get distracted! :( I will do a non haul video eventually!! So for ease i though i'd write about them instead!
So I guess we'll start with nails as they dominate my favorites.
Mavala Scientifique Nail Hardener & Nail Strengthener
The Nail Hardener (the one above the other two) is a blue liquid which you paint on the nails & it seems to absorb into the nail & essentially its supposed to bond all the nail layers together to harden the nail. No nail strengtheners i've used before are anything like this & i think this works wonders, i've been using it religiously since i got it & my nails are hard as ... well nails! (ho hum!)
The Nail Strengthener comes with 2 little bottles, the white formula you paint on has loads of nylon fibres to help support the nail and add layers to prevent any breakages, and the second pink formula simply smooths out the nail in order for you to apply a colour. Its supposed to make your polish last longer but my second bottle wont open (i got sent another & the same thing happened so i only use the white on its own) so i've not tested a colour over the top yet.
Essie Nail Polishes
I first of all adore the shades of my Essie polishes i've been using recently, very on trend for Spring with the pastel shades & although they are difficult to apply I think they're really worth the hassle of one more coat of polish than i'd do with OPI. I ordered my polishes from ebay.com & after receiving Neo Whimsical instead of Van D'Go i was a little annoyed when the seller told me to purchase the Van D'Go & she wouldn't charge me postage when sending me the right polish (how kind) I swiftly told her to shove it & I wasn't paying for her mistake so i would buy it from any other seller but her! (that showed her) I'm glad I got the Neo Whimsical now as its a gorgeous pastel lilaccy pink and really flattering on the fingernails, i'd never imagine i'd pull it off! As for the other two colours perfect for me as they're coral shades which are always my favorite.
My skin has completely changed recently, it's gone from oily to normal/dry and due to me no longer starving my skin of moisture i've been slapping on E45 & my Avene Rich Skin Recovery Cream, and with this my pores have plumped up so much, meaning i need much less coverage, so foundations once totally useless on me give me enough coverage now along with my concealer for any bad bits. So my Mac Face & Body which I kindly received from Kelly and my £1.50 star from 2True i've been using loads! Good times! (I've also concluded that my skin was dehydrated so my pores were enlarged, i'm gonna do a skin care video soon hopefully)
Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer
This seems like a contradiction to my previous favorite as I don't need a full cover type foundation but my dark circles do need coverage & this is perfect. It is as good as my beloved Bobbi Brown corrector & creamy concealer, doesn't budge all day & isn't drying so doesn't look cakey! Just what i need in a concealer!
Coloured Gel Eyeliners
Now that i've finally worked out how to as Tim Gunn would say 'make it work' with gel eyeliners I love wearing coloured ones, in particular my Mac fluidline in Jadeye (turquoise is my favorite colour) & Stila Smudgepot in Violet (makes my green eyes look amazing, everyone compliments me when i wear it) It such a quick easy look that requires no faffing & blending which i'm far too lazy for & really brings attention to the eyes & away from 'the boys!'
Mac Freckletone Lipstick
I'll put this in my February Favorites & then it wont be in a favorites because its gone straight from my shopping bag into my permanent makeup bag, ie the things that i use everyday. This colour is the most perfect colour for me & I don't feel the need to buy any more lipsticks (barring YSL Rouge Volupte shade 2, I cant help myself!) The texture is great, not drying or heavy a nice light moisturising lipstick & the colour is a peachy brown which is my lip colour but better! This is my holy grail & i shall never part from it!
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau De Parfum
This smells amazing, I don't know if it will take the award for my number one perfume from my Coco Chanel Mademoiselle but its giving it a good go. According to the House of Frasier site this fragrance contains top notes of tea and bergamot, middle notes of sambac jasmine, orchid, freesia, and rose, with a base note of patchouli. That equals pure loveliness!! I've been wearing this practically everyday since i got it!
Talika Eyebrow Growth Serum
Basically for most of my life i've had blonde half eyebrows and whilst my brows are still blonde thanks to this I have full brows that don't stop half way! I love this & recommend it to anyone having problems with their brows, its about £20 & works very quickly. I only really saw the results fully last month when I had my brows tinted & saw how filled in they have become & even! I love this stuff.
So there's my February Favorites for you, hope you enjoyed reading & link me up to yours if you've done them i love hearing favorite products!!
Sunday, 7 March 2010