February Favourites – 2017

I’m back with my February favourites.  This month was all about my new fitness regime, stepping out of my comfort zone and experiencing new things.  In addition to that there were SO many awesome finds that I had difficulty narrowing it down to a selection.  I have tried and loved a section of beauty, skincare and makeup items.


Starting off with the Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter.  Last time it was released it was literally like gold dust and sold out in minutes so there was no chance I was missing out.  It’s a gorgeous skin illuminating highlighter that has pure gold pearls to create a glossy radiant complexion.  It’s ideal for lifting dull skin, suits all skin tones and looks beautiful over bronze adding that all important dusting of glamour.  It is still available at most Charlotte Tilbury counters and retails at £32.


I already did a post on the YSL Volupté Tint In Balm however it’s so pretty that I just had to add it into my favourites.  You can check out my post here.  I managed to purchase it in Selfridges before it’s release date as they had exclusivity on the range.  It’s a super hydrating lip conditioning balm that smells delicious.  The one that I picked up was in shade 7 and it smells, and tastes, like peachy watermelons.  It’s perfect for “gym makeup” (no judging!) or to give a pop of colour on the go without going down the full on lipstick route.  The packaging is insanely gorgeous! I don’t think I’ve seen beauty packaging that would top this.  It retails for £28.


Whilst I was also in Selfridges I stumbled upon a new sheet mask range by Leaders 7 Wonders.  The packaging is colourful and eye catching. I picked up the Kalahari Melon one which s a moisture boost for dehydrated rough skin. Enriched with melon from the Kalahari region of Africa this mask will soothe and smooth dry skin whilst leaving it feeling dewy and supple.  You know me I love a sheet mask and the best results are when you keep them in the refrigerator as the extra coolness on your skin wakes it up and calms the skin.


I was on the lookout for a new hydrating mist and I’ve had my eye on the Kiehl’s Cactus Flower and Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist for ages.  For the larger sized bottle it’s £28.50 however it lasts for such a long time.  I use this everyday and it looks like I’ve barely used it.  The mist is fine and can be sprayed on top of make up or on bare skin. The combination of Cactus Flower and Tibetan Ginseng helps skin maintain its essential moisture to keep it soft and smooth.  It also contains a potent blend of lavender, geranium and rosemary essential oils which work together detoxifying and protecting the skin from environmental aggressors.  It’s perfect for on the go and particularly good if you’re on a long haul flight.


Having purchased the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream previously, I felt as though it was maybe slightly too heavy on my skin.  In the morning my skin felt so greasy, sticky and my pores seemed to be clogged.  I was given a sample of the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil Free Gel Cream which I find perfect for my skin type.  It’s light weight, sinks easily into the skin and you can immediately feel as though your skin in drinking this up.  In the morning I don’t have the odd sticky residue and my skin feels soft and hydrated.  I had a week’s sample and I really liked it so will be purchasing this very soon.  The full size pot retails for £45.


I discovered The Ordinary on the Sheer Luxe Must Have Items and having received a lot of hype and some incredible reviews I decided to give it a go.  The brand prides itself on no frills on their packaging which keeps their prices low however I quite like it being monochrome and straight to the point. If I saw this inshore I would think that it would be rather expensive however it retails for £9.  It is a highly effective anti ageing serum formulated to target fine lines and wrinkles.  Using two generations of matrixyl, one of the most powerful anti ageing ingredients, this serum dramatically reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen and elastin production.  The addition of hyaluronic acid provides a boost of hydration attracting up to 1000 times it’s weight in water.


I was given the Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette as a Christmas gift and the selection of colours are quite essentially me. The selection consists of 12 gold hued matte, satin, shimmer and sparkle textures.  Colours are highly pigmented and using the Urban Decay eye primer, these last all day long without budging or having to top up throughout the day.  The packaging is a chocolatey brown velvet case with the word Naked written in gold foil lettering.  The palette also comes with a double ended blending and eyeshadow brush which is really good quality and also one of my favourites this month.


Finally getting up with my new healthy regime, I’ve started reading the Women’s Health Magazine.  This magazine is not only a great read, it’s inspirational and motivational too.  It contains a selection of workouts, clean eating recipes, fashion articles as well as interviews with the likes of Kayla Itsines.  If you haven’t heard of her, where have you been hiding?!



What items were you all loving during the month of February? I would love to hear any product recommendations that you have and whether you have tried any of my featured items.  Pop me a comment in the box below.

Enjoy the rest of your week!


15 thoughts on “February Favourites – 2017

  1. Holyyy shit! When I saw that palette I was like “hey I have that palette” but as I kept reading and you mentioned it was the UD Naked palette I was like “wait a minute…” I pulled out the one I have and sure enough, the shades look exactly the SAME. Except mine is not UD, it’s City Color lol.

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