February is nearly over and that means it’s time to post my favourites products of the month. I experimented with my makeup quite a bit this month, so it took me a bit to figure out what products I consistently reached for, but once I had a look I did have a few consistent products.
One ‘old’ favourite…
Jaclyn Hill Favorites Palette
Now I know I mentioned this last month, but this is THE palette I have been reaching for. It just has my kind of shades. So I figured I get this out of the way first. I couldn’t not mention it. I honestly think the fact that this has been a favourite 2 months in a row is a testament to the palette. When I initially ordered the palette I wasn’t sure it would be good quality or just a brand with a popular Youtuber’s name attached to it. But it is good quality and it’s versatile, which is probably why I’ve been reaching for it so much. When this comes back into stock I highly recommend picking it up, whether you’re a Jaclyn Hill fan or not. I will link my full review for those still on the fence about purchasing it.
Okay now onto ‘new’ favourites.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation and Nars Sheer Glow
I have been obsessing over a foundation mix this past month. Double Wear is a very heavy duty foundation that I did love over the summer (it’s budge-proof) but haven’t picked it up in a little while. I initially mixed these 2 foundations because I was concerned that the Double Wear would be too dark, but I ended up loving the effect. You end up with the best of both of these. You get the lightness of the Sheer Glow, with the coverage of the DW and they mix to make a beautiful satin finish. Adding in the Sheer Glow really addresses the heaviness that comes along with the coverage of the DW. I couldn’t believe it when I first saw it. I’m going to include a picture from my latest FOTD so you can see what it looks like on the skin. I’m beyond impressed and I have been mixing all month long!
Milani Color Statement Lip Liner in Nude and MAC Blankety
Okay so apparently my next favourite is a mix as well. I have been experimenting with some new lip combinations this month and I stumbled upon an ‘ombre’ lip combination. I started off by wearing just the liner alone all over my lips, as a deep rosy nude which I actually love. I’m surprised because I figured this lip shade wouldn’t work with my fairer than fair skin, but it actually works. To mix it up a bit I was playing around and decided to put the same lip liner all over and then add Blankety in the centre and it created an ombre look. I can’t seem to find the lip liner on Milani’s website anymore which makes me sad because mine is whittling away.
Rimmel Provocalips- Dare to Pink
This next favourite will come as no surprise, after I gave this a great review earlier this month. I love this as a great everyday shade, but the staying power is where this baby’s power is really at. I love that I can put this on, throw on the top coat and go for an entire day without touching up. I have had a couple nights where I took off my makeup and forgot to go over my lips, only to find this still on in the morning. I won’t blab on too much, since I covered all the details in my review, which I’ll link for those who want all the deets.
DermOrganic Intensive Hair Repair Masque
I don’t talk often about hair products on here, so when I do mention one it must be good. Ever since I moved cities a few years back I have been suffering from extremely dry, brittle hair that is likely due to chlorine in the water that I wasn’t getting before. I have tried so many products to deal with the insane knots and the overall lack of softness. I have never found anything that gave me softness that lasts. I would find something I thought was great and then the next day, I would be combing out a ton of knots. I decided on a whim to give this hair mask a go. I had never heard anything about this brand or the mask, but I decided to give it a try anyway and I’m really glad I did. When I use this, my hair is actually continually soft, not for a day like the others I’ve tried. It has really helped with the knots I was getting and the overall appearance of my hair (shine, frizz). In terms of my hair type, I have thick, very wavy colour-treated hair that generally does not sit nice if it’s not styled. Once I started using this my hair dried calmer and with less wonky waves. I can actually let my hair air dry and wear it without putting it up…Hallelujah. I will say that this is a pretty intense treatment so I wouldn’t recommend it for fine hair as I think it will really weigh it down. I keep this out of my roots entirely and focus on the bottom half of my hair, as it is a bit too heavy for the root area (I don’t need it there anyway). I got this huge bottle at Winners for $20, which is a great deal compared to the product I was using before. For those of you not in Canada, I know in the US you can find this brand at Ulta. I’m not sure in terms of where they sell internationally.
This brand does make a shampoo and conditioner as well and I’m going to pick it up as soon as I’m done with my current products. I am beyond impressed since Argan Oil based products usually don’t work for me.
Nume Lustrum Curling Wand Set
I surprisingly do have another hair favourite for February (2 hair favourites in 1 month? I must be broken). I was gifted the Nume Lustrum set for Christmas by my boyfriend and I have been using it a lot more this month. The set comes with 5 wands, but I have been loving the largest 32 mm barrel the most this month. It gives me big, soft, voluminous curls which is a look I have loved for a long time but could never achieve.
This is a brand that is all over Youtube and sponsors a ton of videos, so as much as I wanted this, I was slightly skeptical just because so many people are paid to talk about it. These really are good quality wands. They heat up quickly and once I’ve curled my hair it lasts a long time, which is good because my hair is difficult and resistant to curling. I haven’t played with all the barrels, but I’m thinking I’ll show what each wand does in a future review post so that those of you considering this can have an honest, completely unpaid review. Let me know if that’s something you would be interested in in the comment section below.
Adorable Owl Brush Holder
I was in Michaels with my mom, my sister and her friend Jenna when they came to visit a few weeks ago and I spotted this adorable owl that I couldn’t pass up. Every time I see this on my desk it gives me little warm fuzzies, it’s just so cute! It had to be included as a favourite. I have no idea what the original intended use was for this, but it works perfectly for my eye brushes.
So there you have it! Hard to believe that February is almost done, but I’m glad because we’re getting closer to spring! Winter be gone! What did you love this month?
Bye for now!