7 March 2015

February Favourites

February Beauty Favourites February Beauty Favourites

Moving house really threw me off my stride over the last week. I found myself running out of posts that I felt were ready to publish, hence the little hiatus over the weekend. Nevertheless I have today finally got around to putting my February Favourites together where whilst there are not many I have to say that this month has been fantastic in terms of trying out a few new beauty products, some of which have fallen straight into my favourites.

Starting off with my favourite NARS palette to date I have here the limited edition NARS Virtual Domination Palette. I picked this up in a hurry after Gemma gave me a tip off that it was back in stock on the NARS website. This had been a palette that I had really wanted around Christmas however at the time I couldn't quite justify it seeing as I had other people to be buying for. With three blushes, a highlight and the infamous Laguna Bronzer this is a fantastic palette that offers a variety of shades which I think will work perfectly throughout the seasons. Having never tried Laguna before I have to say that I can see why so many people like it. I'm not extremely fair in terms of skin tone however I'd still say that I'm relatively pale yet I can get away with using this without it looking orange on my skin.

Sticking with NARS for a moment longer I have continued to really enjoy using NARS Sheer Glow in the shade Deauville and have done now for a while. If I'm honest this foundation has pretty much replaced any other that I have used aside from the Laura Mercier Silk Cream foundation. My only gripe is that after I had spent a further £3 on a pump the lid then would not fit on, come on NARS, sort your selves out!

Back in January I was sent a bundle of skincare products from Debenhams of which the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate* was part of said bundle. I have being using this of an evening before I pop on my night cream where I'd argue that it really is helping to make a difference to my skin. My skin feels much more hydrated and looks more alive and much more vibrant in the morning.

The next product comes from one of my favourite body care brands, that being Soap and Glory. I'll be the first to admit that as of yet I still haven't tried much from their make up range however I'm quite certain I've tried nearly all of their body care products as they're so good! A few weeks ago I was kindly sent a couple of things from the brand which I'll be featuring over the next few weeks however I really wanted to make a mention of the Soap and Glory Archery Brow Pencil* here as I honestly have used this every day without fail since it arrived. I was sent the shade hot chocolate which is perfect for me as despite having blonde hair (it's a dye job) my brows are dark. For £8 I think this is an absolute steal, it would easily fit into my top five high street products of all time; yes it is that good. It's a great match for me, it looks incredibly natural and feels nice and sturdy which enables you to create precise lines without being too harsh, you really do have complete control with this product. Luckily for me this shade suits me really well however I know that there are currently only two shades available which for me is the only limitation here, it would be great to see Soap and Glory add more shades to the range.

Finally I'm rounding this off with an old favourite which has recently come back into my life. One of my favourite fragrances has been Very Irresistible Givenchy which I had a long time ago and never got around to replacing. Whilst out shopping with my mum last year we were really spoilt by one of the fragrance assistants in Debenhams when my mum made a purchase of Givenchy Play. She gave us a few samples of the other fragrances and also gave us both one of these very generous purse sprays, I used mine up ages ago but my mum passed hers onto me last week as she wasn't using it, needless to say I was pretty happy.
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35 comments

  1. The NARS palette looks dreamy <3 xx

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  2. I always love using the brow pencil, it's so quick and easy!

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  3. I am currently trying out the Soap and Glory brow pencil, I'm glad you like it x


    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. That's ridiculous about having to pay extra for the pump, especially for a brand like NARS! The Midnight Recovery Concentrate sounds super.
    Ivory Avenue

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  5. What great products - I've been lusting after pretty much all of them! I really wish I'd bought the Virtual Domination palette, but at the same time, I don't even think they stocked it here! :( Sheer Glow is definitely (hopefully!) the next foundation I purchase! I loved the sample I used of it.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  6. What great picks :) lovely post


    emily xx


    emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. How good is the virtual domination palette?!? Love. I've been meaning to try the khiels serum forever, need to get on that!

    http://thebeautybloss.com

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  8. Nars Sheer Glow and Kiehls Midnight Recovery are continuous favourites for me, but I would love to try the Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil Xx


    Olivia - www.cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk
    Bloglovin' Crave More Beauty

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  9. Thank you so much for the mention Amy! I love using Laguna as a crease shade for any makeup look. I'm so glad I managed to snap it up, it's such a stunning palette xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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  10. I'm in the market for a new foundation for spring, and I have read a lot of good things about the Nars Sheer Glow. I will have to try it out. Good luck with your moving!

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  11. I want it all!! These products are so appealing:) I blame you for my next purchases hahax
    AllysDays.blogspot.com

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  12. Fab favourites sweet, I really wish I had picked up the Nars Virtual Domination Palette as it looks stunning and a great way to try their blushers/bronzers out :) I love their foundation also, and have to agree it’s annoying spending an extra £3 for a pump :(

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  13. Lovely picks Amy! They all look amazing and I've heard great things for every single one!
    The brow pencil is a product I'd love to try! :D <3

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

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  14. Hope the house move went well. But you've picked some gems here, and I am sold on the Nars!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  15. NARS Sheer Glow is one of my all time faves, I love that stuff! xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  16. Great post, I have a weakness for most things NARS related!

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  17. Love the Nars palette. I take it everywhere with me. The only thing I don't love much is the highlighter but overall a great addition to my stash. xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  18. I love the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate! I use it every night and I notice the difference when I don't for a few days ;) xx
    Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

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  19. It's such a lovely palette Jennie, I think it's my favourite xx

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  20. It's SO unbelievably good Meg, I haven't used anything else since x

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  21. Thank you, I hope you like it too :) x

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  22. Oh no that's a shame, at least you can buy all of those blushes barring one separately if you really wanted a particular shade. Sheer Glow is such a beautiful foundation, I'm glad you liked it too x

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  23. It's a fantastic palette, there's so much variety with it x

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  24. I really do recommend the eye brow pencil Olivia, I'm surprised at just how much I love it and now have the joyful task of tracking down this shade in store as I hear it's quite hard to get hold of x

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  25. You're more than welcome Gemma, thank you so much for letting me know it was back in stock online! It sure is a beautiful palette, the packaging is amazing let alone the variety of shades offered within it x

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  26. Thank you Mimi, we're all in now and almost settled! I love that foundation although for summer I'm keeping an eye out for something with a lighter coverage x

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  27. I take no responsibility Ally! ;) x

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  28. It sure is I mean the foundation itself is expensive enough. I'm happy to see that their latest foundation release comes with a pump, you never know, maybe they will repackage Sheer Glow one day x

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  29. Thank you Diana! The pencil is so darn good, I use it every single day at the moment x

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  30. Me too Julie, at the moment I find myself reaching for nothing else x

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  31. Me too, I think if it came down to it and I could only use one make up brand then it would be NARS without a doubt x

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  32. I actually haven't used the highlighter much yet, I'll be sure to try that one out properly soon as I have used all of the blushes and bronzer x

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  33. Me too, it's such a lovely product to add into your night time skincare routine isn't it x

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