Monthly Favourites | February

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Hey guys! I can't believe its March already. Seriously, where on earth have the past two months gone? It only feels like five minutes ago it was Christmas and now we're almost in Spring. Crikey! I've been trying out a lot of new products this past month and I've got so much to share with you all in upcoming reviews - I've discovered some real gems recently. Here's a few of the stand outs that I've been using regularly for the past month ...

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water | Link
I've already wrote a full review of this micellar water here so I won't ramble on about it too much. Basically its my new favourite makeup remover and other than my beloved Caudalie cleansing water (I think that will always be my fave), this Garnier offering beats everything else to the top spot - yes, including Bioderma. If you're after a cheap makeup remover that does exactly what it says on the tin, look no further than this ginormous bottle of Garnier goodness.

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The Vintage Cosmetics Company Eyelash Curlers* | Link
For years, the only eyelash curlers I ever used where those 99p ones from Boots or Superdrug. I never ever understood people who were willing to fork out £20 on some eyelash curlers. I always thought the more expensive ones were only more expensive because of their brand name, not because of their functionality. However, since trying these curlers from The Vintage Cosmetics Company, my opinion has changed. Although these ones aren't ridiculously overpriced at £7, they're 7x more expensive then my 99 pence Superdrug specials but they're worth every single penny. They're SO much sturdier whilst still gentle on my lashes and they curl ten times better than the cheaper versions. I can't go a day without using these now - the difference they make to my lashes is incredible!

Elf Complete Coverage Concealer Palette | Link
I think I've featured this product in a monthly favourites before but I had to give it another mention as its just so bloomin good. This was a bit of an impulse buy a few months ago when Elf were having a 50% off sale but I'm glad I got it as it really is a great little palette. It includes four concealers, all of which are different tones ranging from yellow for brightening, peach for correcting and a couple of neutral shades for standard concealing. I've been loving the second shade from the left to brighten my under eye area and the shade on the far right to conceal spots but in all honesty, I've managed to find a use for all of the shades and no matter what kind of skin crisis I'm having, this concealer kit has me covered. Considering its a cheap little palette, the concealers themselves are very pigmented, creamy and easy to blend. I suggest you all add one of these to your makeup bags!

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Priori Brightening Facial Complex* | Link
I was recently sent some amazing skincare products from Courthouse Clinics (more about those in a post next week, along with a giveaway) and this Brightening Facial Complex from a brand called 'Priori' is one of them. I wasn't aware of the brand before being sent some of their products but they're almost 100% natural and really luxurious. This product is designed to even out skintone and remove any unwanted pigmentation/sun damage and as pigmentation on my face is one of my biggest concerns, I was really excited to give it a go. I've been using it religiously every day for the past few weeks and its really helped to brighten my whole complexion. It hasn't faded pigmentation as such but I don't have massive amounts to begin with and it will probably take another couple of months before I see the full benefits. I'll be writing more about this next week so I won't go on about it too much now but its a fab lightweight product thats great worn underneath makeup to give my skin a boost of radiance!

Rimmel Scandal Eyes 'Bulletproof Beige' Shadow Stick | Link
I've been using this Rimmel Scandal eyes crayon as a inner corner highlight for the past few weeks now as its the perfect champagne shade for brightening the inner corner of my eyes and helping me to look more awake at the crack of dawn. Its also very convenient to use as there's no need to mess around with makeup brushes - just dab and go. A lazy, tired girls dream - ha!

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Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream* | Link
I'm planning on writing a full review about this new CC cream from Bourjois very soon but what I'll say in the meantime is that this has been my base of choice throughout February and it really is as good as everyone says. I absolutely love the Bourjois 123 perfect foundation and this is just as good - lightweight on the skin, a great colour, great coverage and a beautiful radiant dewy finish. I won't say much more as you can expect a rave review coming your way very soon!

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker 'Nudist' Gloss Stick | Link
I'm not usually one for a nude lip but recently I've been enjoying wearing those 'my lips but better' kind of shades and this gloss stick from Soap & Glory is exactly that. It isn't so nude that it has that concealer lips effect and is instead a mid-tone nude with a hint of pink and even tones of peach too. Its an absolutely beautiful shade and I've been reaching for it almost daily for the past couple of weeks. The formula is very much like a balm and the consistency is sheer and glossy. Its just the perfect everyday nude lip product!

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Rituals Zensation Foaming Shower Gel* | Link
I received this product in the most recent Latest in Beauty 'Glamour Beauty Edit' box and its been sat in my shower ever since. This is the second Rituals foaming shower gel I've tried and I love everything about them from the way they smell to the way they foam up and feel so luxurious on the skin. I know shower gel isn't the most exciting product but these are seriously luxurious and make my skin feel silky soft. Its such a lovely product to use in the shower and I now want to purchase a full size bottle in the 'Happy Buddah' scent.

Which products have you been loving recently? Have you tried any of these ones?

P.S - Sorry there isn't individual photos of all the products - I was having camera issues and these are the best of a bad bunch!

Lots of Love,


  1. I can't wait to try the Garnier makeup remover!

  2. The Bourjois CC Cream sounds great!

    Much love,
    Jennifer x

  3. I'm definitely giving the Garnier miscellar water a try! Thanks Kayleigh xx

  4. Oooh I use my Rimmel Shadow Stick the same way! The colours perfect for that area and it's so easy to apply xxxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  5. I have shu umera lash curlers and LOVEEE them. Definitely want to give the ELF concealer palette a whirl!

    Georgina at

  6. oooh really want to try that facial complex!! :)

  7. So many lovely favourites. The Garnier Micellar Water has been a favourite of mine too. It works really well & you get so much for your money.
    I want to try the Bourjois CC Cream

  8. I have been loving the Garnier Micellar Water it works amazingly on my skin.


  9. I've been hearing loads of good things about the Garnier Micellar Water and Bourjois CC Cream - I definitely want to try both. I totally agree about the eyelash curlers - I never understood why people were willing to spend so much on a pair, but even since I got my Shu Uemeras I can totally see the difference! x

    Rachael |

  10. That Rituals shower gel sounds lush! I've also been loving the Garnier micellar water, it's so good at removing makeup x

    Amy |

  11. I really want to try Bourjois CC Cream I hear such good things about it xxx


  12. The Garnier cleansing water is just amazing, I've used it everyday since I got it and noticed an improvement in my skin and it's so gentle. I really want to try the soap and glory lip crayons and not just because I love the name!

    LydiaGraceXO - UK Beauty Blog

  13. I'm still looking for the Garnier cleansing water, everytime i want to buy it, it's sold out, haha. I'm visiting your blog for the first time now and already enjoy it, really nice pictures too!

  14. I might have to try these eyelash curlers! Mine are so old now!

  15. I've always wanted more expensive eyelash curlers but just couldn't justify the price when my cheap ones work well! Will need to give them a try :)
    Alana x

  16. I picked up the CC cream recently and I love it!

  17. Sounds like you been using some lovely products this month, Id love to try the Bourjois base <3

  18. I bought the Garnier micellar water this morning - I'm actually excited to take my make up off!
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

  19. I just got Bourjois' CC cream and I can't wait to try it out!

    Sandra - The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

  20. I've been looking for a new pair of good eyelash curlers, I think you've sold me the vintage company ones!

    alice xxx | beauty blog | beauty channel

  21. That elf concealer palette looks fab, I don't think I've seen it before. Also looking forward to an update on the Priori facial complex as I've started to notice pigmentation/sun damage on my face.

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  22. I have that Rituals Shower Gel too! It's such a gorgeous scent, makes showers heavenly! xx


  23. I definitely need to try the Bourjois CC products, I keep seeing such fab reviews for them!! x


  24. Great favourites :) I love the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream too xx

  25. I neeeed to try both the CC Cream and Garnier water!


  26. I have wanted to try the nudist gloss stick for so long, it looks so good! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


P.S. I don't want this to be spammy but I am also hosting a £50 Giveaway at the moment if you wanted to enter here

  27. I really want to try out a Rituals foaming shower gel! Just the concept of them seems quite intriguing and I have heard so many great things about them!

  28. I've heard a fair amount about the Garnier Micellar Water but I haven't actually seen it anywhere yet. Keeping an eye out for it, though, as I really want to give it a try. Wonderful post, by the way. (:

    Popping Pout

  29. When I finish a bottle of Boderma I'm really have to try the Garnier one! :)

  30. Lots of products I want to try here!
    I used the Garnier 2 in 1 makeup removing stuff, but I must give the Micellar water a go.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

    Makeup GIVEAWAY


  31. I really want to try the micellar water and the cc cream, I've got the 123 foundation and I'm really loving it. Bourjois have come out with some amazing things this year, can't wait to see more from them in SS14. Great choices!

    Jade | skinsweet

  32. The Elf concealer palette looks really good - might have to get my paws on that! xx

    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

  33. Garnier beats bioderma? wow!! I might have to try it! I know that the price on its own makes me want to go and buy it! And I can't believe I've never even heard of the elf concealer palette! When i saw the photo I thought it was a high end product!!
    The Beauty Break //

  34. I am a huge fan of bioderma. So excited that garnier also sells something so similar now!

  35. I'm very temped to buy a rimmel shadow stick now you said that lazy girl will love it! x
    Jess |Hell0Jess

  36. gorgeous favorites !! i love my eyelash curlers they are amazing :)
    Melissa x

  37. Zensation is one of my absolute favourties! The Yogi Flow scent is absolutely divine too, I thoroughly recommend! x

  38. I have been loving the Garnier Micellar water too! Its great for removing make up and even hard to budge mascara. I'm really keen to try the elf palette now and the bourjois cc cream has been on my list 'to get' for a while now so might have to give that a go too :) xx

  39. Really want to try the CC Cream, I've been enjoying the Garnier Micellar Water too x

    Kat from Blushing Rose Beauty

  40. I wish they had the garnier water in stores where I live! I love the Rommel scandal eyes as well, the nude liner is perfection in the waterline!

  41. I love love looooove that rituals shower gel! My all time fav!! xx

  42. Wow, great products! :)

  43. I love the products can't wait to get some of them!

  44. The Garnier Micellar water is on my wishlist - can't wait to try it out as I've heard so many good things xx

  45. I have just written a full review on Bourjois’s cc cream over on my blog - it is the perfect base for this spring!


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