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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

My February Favourites!


I haven't done a round up of my favourite products for quite a while and thought it was time that I did a round up, particularly because I've been using some incredible products recently. I've been trying some really lovely new products and I am absolutely loving a few things at the moment so I really wanted to share them with you...

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm (Crush) - I was really excited to try some of Revlon's new launches this week (thank you Revlon). I instantly fell in love with this product for both it's colour and texture. I was surprised when I put it on because at first, there wasn't any colour on my lips and it was just like a balm, it was only when I pressed a little bit harder that I noticed the beautiful, vibrant colour. I thought the colour would be quite Vampy but actually it's got a nice vibrancy to it. Revlon say that this gives a velvety matte look and I agree with that, they also describe it as a moisture rich balm and I do find it very moisturising. It's made from a triple butter complex of shea, coconut and mango butter to nourish the lips, this is an instant winner for me because I'm really trying to use products at the moment which have natural ingredients in like coconut and shea butter. As you can see on the photo below, my lips are very dry at the moment thanks to the bad weather but instead of this being a drying lipstick and making them worse, this has the gorgeous colour properties of a lipstick but the benefits of a lipbalm. I'd personally say it's probably best to get rid of drying lipsticks this Winter/early Spring and use this as it's much better for your lips and still looks just as good. Goodbye pale, dry lips, hello smooth, vibrant lips.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm swatch

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Crush

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC cream

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream - Ah I am literally obsessed with this CC cream. It's the first CC cream that I've used and I cannot recommend it enough, I'll definitely be trying some more CC creams now I've seen how good this one is. I've been working really hard to not put anything damaging on my skin at the moment so this really did come at the right time. This is described as a foundation which is basically like skin care, I've always been a fan of BB creams (read my guide to BB creams here) because they fix your skin whilst still giving you a medium coverage finish. This smooths away imperfections and includes apricot pigments to get rid of tiredness (anti-fatigue), green pigments to get rid of redness and white pigments to get rid of anti-dark spots. The skincare action of this cream gives your skin 24 hr hydration and it's got SPF 15 in it so no damage to your skin from harmful UV rays.  This does give me luminous and flawless skin immeditely, I am blown away with this CC cream/foundation. I'd say it's a light coverage but it can be built on, I wear it as a medium coverage foundation and I've noticed that my skins got so much better since scrapping bad/perfumed foundations and wearing this. 



Liz Earle instant boost skin tonic booster

Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer - I have been doing so much travelling lately which hasn't been good for my skin at all but this instant boost tonic skin spritzer which I was kindly sent to try by the team at Liz Earle seriously has saved my skin. This is actually quite a multi-action product, I ran out of cleanser on the train the other day so I sprayed this onto a cotton wool pad and it took my make up off, granted probably not as well as a cleanser but my skin just needed to breathe so I used this to take my eye make up off and to try get rid of my foundation. One spray of this and my skin feels absolutely beautiful, it can breathe, it's fresh and soft. I spray this over my make up when I'm travelling and I spray it under my make up after cleansing. I absolutely adore this product and it's most definitely going to be a staple in my hand luggage when I go to Vietnam next month!

Clarins beauty flash balm

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm - I have been using this as a primer every morning and I am absolutely loving it. I've seen so many rave reviews and I can see why. It really does brighten and tighten but it also moisturises too, it gives me the most perfect and flawless make up base ever. My make up literally glides on. This again is a travel sized product which I recieved in my Clarins travel bag and again, I can't wait to take it to Vietnam with me. I'm loving it so much.

rimmel stay matte powder

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - I bought this from Boots recently after seeing Tanya Burr rave about it, if she loves it then it must be good. I'm still getting to grips with it as it's hard to move away from my MAC mineralize skin finish powder, which I've been using for years after being matched up with it by a make up artist years ago. I got this in transparent because all of the other colours seemed far too light, I do find that it gets rid of shine and gives a really nice matte finish and it was only £3.50 so it was well worth buying. I'll let you know how I think it copes with 'stayability' and how long I find it lasts.

cidal antibacterial soap

Cidal Soap - Oopsie, this is on my favourites list pretty much every time I write one (sorry). You can read a full review here but basically this soap has saved my skin, I stopped using it for a few weeks to trial some other products and my skin went back to being awful, this soap is seriously my saviour. I'd never usually use soap on my skin as it usually makes my skin dry and actually feelings like it's stripping my skin, but this doesn't, it's antibacterial and it really really works for me and has completely cleared all my spots. It's only £1.00 too which is crazy.

Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss in Streak

Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss in Streak - Oh gosh these lipglosses are just absolutely incredible. I am loving 'streak' at the moment. It's a gorgeous coral colour and it makes my lips look full and glossy. You don't need any lipstick when wearing this gloss as rather than being a subtle colour, I would say it gives more of a bright colour than the standard lipgloss, that's what I love about it. I'm all for lipcolours which moisturise my lips and this really does just that. It's nice and thick too so it doesn't need reapplying every second. I'm always on the look out for lipglosses but often they're too neutral, I like that the Naked range has brought bright lipglosses to the market, where the colour actually lasts.

Beauty Sleep Accelerator - Night and Flight Moisture Miracle by Soap and Glory

Beauty Sleep Accelerator - Night and Flight Moisture Miracle by Soap and Glory - I practically squeled when this arrived at my door, I'm going to Vietnam (as I keep telling everyone!) and I'm quite scared about what kind of shape my skin is going to be in after the long haul flight so this really did  come at the right time. I've been lucky enough to try out a few new products for Soap and Glory and this is one of them that they kindly sent me. I absolutely love this moisturiser at the moment, it smells incredible and has the nicest texture, my skin just drinks it all up. I was completely attracted to the product immeditely when I saw the name 'beauty sleep accelerator' - anything that promises to make me look like I've had some beauty sleep is perfect for me, I never get enough sleep so this can hopefully help with that. I have found that my skins been in tip top shape after using this every night for a few weeks and also using the Cidal soap with this too. 

Have you used any of the above products? Do you want to use any of the above products? What are your favourite items/products this month?

Lots of love, Em x


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58 comments:

  1. I love that Crush is such a unique color! I feel like with your blonde hair it must look absolutely gorgeous. I also feel like the only blogger who hasn't tried the new matte balms but I'm on a mini shopping ban haha. Thanks for sharing your favorites!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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    1. It's so gorgeous isn't it, I absolutely love it! Aw thank you - can't wait to wear it more over spring eek! You have to try it once the ban is over aha! x x x

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  2. I adore the color of that revlon lip crayon, it looks insane with your skin tone. Id love to try the clarins primer, I've heard great things <3

    http://sparklyghosts.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. aw thank you sooo much! Oh gosh the primer from Clarins is just perfection xxx

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  3. I am in love with the new Revlon matte crayons! They are amazing!

    Shelley x
    www.shelley-hearts.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They're sooo gorgeous aren't they - I can't wait to get some more colours! x

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  4. I really need to try those damn revlon crayons! I keep seeing rave reviews & that shade you have is gorgeous. Really interested in the soap too, can't resist a £1 buy!xx

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    1. haha everyones lovvving them and they are inccredible! oh yus the soap is well worth a try, i saw results straight away and im never moving from it now! eek! x

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    1. i cant wait to fall in love with it! x

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  6. The colour of the Revlon lipbalm is gorgeous, so pretty but not vampy which I like. The Rimmel powder is an essential in my make-up collection, i have tried others but always come back to this.

    www.becka-thisismyworld.blogspot.com
    Becka x

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    1. yeah! that's how i felt about it! x x x

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  7. Oh, i want too this CC cream to try.
    http://femeklick.blogspot.de/

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    1. the CC cream is a dream come true! x

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  8. I love the colour of that Revlon colorburst!!!! So cool and edgy!!! =D

    xoRosie
    Rosie's Life

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  9. Stay Matte Powder is my absolute favourite :) after trying out a Soap and Glory mask recently Id love to try more of their skincare!
    Alana x

    www.dual-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I absolutely love their skin care, ive got a blog post coming up actually about how fabulous it all is! x x

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  11. I wouldn't usually go for something as bright as this on my lips (crush)but it looks absolutely gorgeous! The pigmentation also looks amazing! I love how it is matt also! I HAVE to buy this!
    Fab post hunnie!
    H x
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11580441/hannah-rosalie

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    1. Yeah i've only just started wearing bright lipsticks and i actually LOVE this, loveee the matte of it too eek! x

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  12. I've had my eyes on these lip crayons for a while, think it might have to be my Friday treat!

    Antonia xo

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    1. Everyones loving them, they should be a Friday treat! x

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  13. always look for that soap when i pop into boots, but its always out of stock, think i need to order it online! Really want to try it out after your recommendation!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. ahhhh everyone LOVES it clearly aha! Try your supermarket too! They tend to stock it :) x Let me know how you get on, I really want to know if anyone else has tried x

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  14. That Revlon Colorburst Balm is an amazing colour, I can't wait to try it out! I love Rimmel Stay Matte, such a bargain! :) I'll definitely have to have a look for that soap next time I'm in boots!

    Nicola xx

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    1. It's sooo vibrant isn't it rather than being vampy and full! Love the brightness to it! x x

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    1. It's SO gorgeous isn't it! Ahhhh I love UD! x

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  16. jeeze em every time I read one of your posts I feel the need to buy everything! that soap and glory moisturiser sounds too good though, and I definitely feel like the CC cream will accidentally be falling into my make up bag in the near future ;)
    Lucy xx
    Sailor Speak

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    1. haha ooops sorry Lucy! I realised i hadn't done a round up of my faves for ageeees and I seriously needed to share this with everyone as I adore all of these products eek! Haha, CC cream is a guilt free purchase, it's good for you;) xxx

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  17. I naturally have very dry skin and am prone to break outs of eczema - especially in these colder months! I shall def be hunting down this Cidal soap and giving it a go - I agree most bars feel like I am stripping my skin off !
    I love the stay matte powder - it's the first powder I ever bought and I always go back to it and was so pleased when I saw it got Tanya's seal of approval :) I hope you love it as much as we do !!
    Ellie xxx
    atouchofellie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah you should try it just make sure you put a toner on/moisturiser if you've got really dry skin, my skin isn't that dry so it doesn't affect it that much but just be careful as soap can be quite drying, I haven't found that this is but you might find differently but i'd love to know how you get on! xx

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  18. Crush looks great on you! think need to get this now.
    I also love stay matte powder.


    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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    1. aw thank you so much! its soooo gorgeous i didnt think i'd love it as much as I do but i really do! x

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  19. Nice picks! I'm lusting after the Naked glosses!

    Georgina at itotallypaused.com

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    1. i just did a full review, welllll worth it, they're epic xxx

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  20. Nearly everybody has been raving about the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. I haven't given it a go yet but slightly tempted X

    thefashion-junkie

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    1. Everyone lovesss it, that's why i bought it ahha, needed to try it! x

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  21. hello dear. you have very nice blog. I love it <3
    tell me what about follow each other, I always follow back so let me know (>‿♥)
    xoxo from Spain
    www.thegrisgirl.blogspot.com.es

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  22. Can't live without my Stay Matte Powder. That CC cream sounds perfect!! x

    Lilie | mintcandylilies

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    1. Two great choices, the CC is just beyond perfect and the stay matte is amaaazing! x I can see why everyone loves it!

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  23. So beautiful favourites!
    I love the shade of the lipstick(balm)
    Have a nice afternoon!

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    1. They're a great bunch aren't they! thank you :) x

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  24. LOVEEE the Revlon matte balm <3 :) x
    http://fromfilmwithlove.blogspot.ca

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  25. I love the fact the Revlon crayon is matte!! I'm not really a lipstick wearer but I'm definitely going to have to try this one out x x

    http://500daysofchloe.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yes! it makes it sooo much more loveable! eek! xx

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  26. Must try the Cidal soap out - might make a difference to my skin and for the price of it, you don't mind giving it a go!

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

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    1. Cidal is my FAVOURITE! As you've probably noticed hehe oops xxx

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  27. Okay so that Revlon Lip Crayon is totally gorgeous and will be re-homed in my make-up bag on Wednesday (aka payday) YESSSSS!!!
    I only hope it looks as good on me as it does on you lovely :D

    Holly Mixtures
    xx

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    1. Ahhh its gorgeous isn't it - I'm sooo in love! Eeek! x

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  28. I absolutely LOVE the Revlon matte balm, such a gorgeous colour! Really suits you! I am way too pale to pull it off :( I really want to try Sultry but nowhere seems to have it near me!!

    Check out my February favourites over on my new blog :)

    Hayley x

    http://hayleyjachz.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/february-favourites.html

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  29. Hey Em, you should be receiving a gift from Liz Earle :) I ordered a few things thanx to your recommendation.
    Nice blog!!!
    XXX Vicky

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