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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

February 2017 Beauty Favourites.



In case you didn't see my instagram post, I finally caved and purchased the sweet peach palette after opting to turn it down during its first release. As it turns out, I'm a damn fool and should not have waited so long to get my hands on it. The peachy pinks, corals and bronzes that make up this palette compliment my blue/green/grey eyes beautifully! There is an even amount of matte and shimmery finishes that are so versatile - I've created so many different looks with this palette alone. There are one or two disappointing colours in the palette (ohai, Talk Derby To Me), but that's usually the case with most brands. For the most part, the shades have wonderful colour payoff with a soft, buttery texture and the formula is easy to blend. Then there's the smell; a sweet fruity scent that I actually prefer it to the Chocolate palette.

I understand that there was a lot of drama in the beauty world last year involving Jeffree and his ethics, and I am well aware that many people made the decision to forgo his products because of it. I (obviously) was not one of those people and you can think and say what you want about Jeffree as a person, but there is no denying that homegirl makes a damn good liquid lipstick. I do love all Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks, not just this particular shade, but Gemini specifically made it on to my favourites this month because I just don't feel as though it gets enough recognition. It is a gorgeous warm-toned, rosy nude colour that (as with all the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lippies) goes on smoothly, is non-drying and dries to a lovely matte finish. It is incredibly pigmented requiring only one coat to achieve opaque coverage, meaning that there is no flaking and it has a delicious scent. This line of liquid lipsticks has been the only one that I've reached for in a very long time.

3. Nivea Lip Butter Caramel Cream Kiss
I have always had chronically dry lips. If my mouth is not constantly slathered in a balm of some sort, you can tell. Badly. The thing about having to constantly use a lip balm, is that your skin quickly adapts and something that worked wonders last week, doesn't seem to get the job done the next. Nivea's lip butter has been my product of choice lately, and it's done amazing things for my flaky lips. One of my biggest peeves when it comes to lip balm is an overly sticky or heavy formula. I. Just. Cant. No matter how moisturising. This, however, is none of those. It's delightfully light on the lips and has a deliciously soft, sweet, creamy butterscotch scent that I can't get enough of whilst,of course, being incredibly moisturising and softening.


4. LUSH Cup O' Coffee
I actually received sample pot of this after spending my Christmas voucher on a whole bunch of other LUSH goodies and I must say, I was hesitant. I'm not a lover of coffee or harsh exfoliates but the girl at the checkout was insistent that it was amazing, and besides, who am I to turn down a free sample? It's a good thing I was talked in to it because I was impressed. So much so that I've since bought a full-sized tub. It does have a strong coffee scent (yadon't say), but if I can deal with it, you can too. The formula is quite grainy, and the applying and the removing of the mask is where the exfoliating happens, but I was beyond surprised at how gentle this mask was, despite the large exfoliating coffee grounds it contains. I highly recommend removing the mask in the shower after your 10-15 minutes is up as it is quite the messy process, but once it's off.. oh boy. My skin feels sososo smooth and sososo soft. It's heaven!


5: RCMA No Colour Powder*
I'm sure you heard about this damn powder from every make-up "guru" and their dog all throughout 2016, but damn is it worth the hype! I've only recently discovered the wonder that is baking my face with a translucent powder as opposed to any other type of powder out there, and holy moly it has changed my life. This powder is amazing at setting my face and baking my under eye area and contour. It works to effectively keep my concealer in place, matte and from creasing throughout the whole day without changing the colour of the base that is underneath. It feels silky and light on the skin and brushes away with ease once you've baked to your heart's content. If this is particular offering is sold out (which it often is), I opt for the RCMA Translucent Powder* instead, which is also does an amazing job.


What products are you loving lately?













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50 comments:

  1. Blair VillanuevaMarch 2, 2017 at 4:39 AM

    Ooh that must-have Jeffrey Star nude shade lippie! Its adorable :)

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  2. I would love to try some of these. That peach palette looks wonderful. Pretty colors!

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  3. The coffee mask sounds intriguing! I love to use masks which give your skin a certain tender soft feeling. I haven't seen the Nivea lip butter yet in my store but I am going to keep an eye out for it.

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  4. That coffee scrub. OMG i so got to try that one!

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  5. T-Nicole JohnsonMarch 2, 2017 at 6:29 AM

    Love this list! The Nivea Lip Butter Caramel Cream Kiss looks like it smells amazing. Huge lover of all things caramel.

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  6. That no-color powder has been on my wish list FOR EVER. I've never tried any of Jeffree Star products, but that lipstick sounds great!

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  7. I got excited because I thought that cup of coffee was actually a cup of coffee! Hahah :) These all look like excellent products!

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  8. Nice list! I absolutely love the Lush line. No complaints with anything I've ever bought from there. I'll have to try this Nivea lip butter, I've never seen it before.

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  9. I haven't caved yet and purchased my peach palette (although hearing this review I just may have to) but I also hear it smells so delicious (and I just might have to purchase it to smell it LOL.) I didn't know Nivea had flavored lip glosses, caramel sounds yummy!

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  10. I've heard only great things about the RCMA powder, I can't wait to try it!

    Beauty From Katie

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  11. I've heard so many amazing things about the Peach palette! The colours are so gorgeous - I think I'm going to have to get my hands on it.

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  12. Valerie CottageMakingMommyMarch 2, 2017 at 6:07 PM

    I think the coffee mask looks fun. I would try it. I'm always up for something new.

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  13. Some f these I've heard of, but some I haven't. You have me keeping an eye out now

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  14. That lip butter sounds amazing :D I hate ones which are really heavy and sticky as well! Might need to give it a go!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  15. I love the lip butter and the coffee mask, the scent of this makes me more relaxed. That two is definitely my take away from the lists.

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  16. I've been trying to talk myself out of buying the sweet peach pallet all month. I think you just convinced me to give in though!

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  17. I keep seeing good reviews on this Too Faced Peach palette. I'm going to have to look more into it.

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  18. We always wait on things and then ask later why we would wait. At least you got the palette now. Glad you like it.

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  19. All of these products sound amazing. I have been obsessed with LUSH products lately. I have to try that cup of coffee mask!

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  20. Is the lush mask for the face or the whole body. I haven't visit lush in awhile because... Momma gets crazy on that store!! But I do love coffee and would love to try this one!

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  21. I love all the advice and inside look into each of these products that I probably would never try. But thanks to you the names are on my radar.

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  22. These sound like great products and that coffee scrub sounds amazing!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

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  23. The butter cream lip balm looks good enough to eat :-) Seriously, I'm going to have to try this I hate dry lips!

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  24. Oh yeah girl! The sweet peach palette is where its at!! Xx

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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  25. This looks awesome! I am a sucker for lush products but will have to check some of these out!

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  26. YES! It's the prettiest colour! :) x

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  27. I used that palette for a wedding on the weekend, actually. It's gorgeous. :) x

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  28. Then you sure will love Cup o' Coffee! :)
    It's a wonderful butter. I couldn't recommend more! I haven't actually seen it in-store, either. But it's easy enough to find online. :) x

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  29. Girl! You need to try this, then! It smells wonderful. :) x

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  30. It's perpetually sold out, I swear. I try to save it for a special occasion because it's so hard to snap up online aha. Jeffree's lipsticks are amazing. If you NEED to try one product before you die, Jeffree's liquid lippies are my recommendation. x

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  31. Ahahahaa. It smells EXACTLY like a cup of coffee, and has actual coffee granules in it, but I probably wouldn't recommend drinking it. :P x

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  32. A person who is a fan of LUSH is alright by me. :P
    Nivea's lip butter is worth a try if you can find it. Just for the smell alone aha. x

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  33. Aha be weak like me and purchase the Sweet Peach palette. DO ITTT! I used it for a wedding look on the weekend and it was gorgeous. Nivea's lip butter is definitely worth a try, too. :) x

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  34. It's amazing (and cheap), girl! Definitely worth a try if you can snap it up. :) x

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  35. I think you're going to have to, too. :P x

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  36. I definitely recommend the Cup o' Coffee mask. Let me know if you do try it. :) x

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  37. Aha glad I could inspire a shopping spree for some new products. :P x

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  38. The. Absolute. WORST! Nivea definitely isn't that way inclined, so I recommend that for sure. :) x

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  39. Ahahaha. I apologise to your bank account, but I say you're welcome to your soon-to-be-peachy eyeballs. ;) x

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  40. Definitely do, girl. It's lovely. :) x

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  41. Oh man. You DEFINITELY need to try Cup o' Coffee if you're a fan of LUSH (and coffee haha), Roxy. :) x

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  42. Ahaha I feel you there, girl! I can't seem to contain myself in LUSH either. :P
    The mask can actually be used as an all-over-body scrub/mask. I tend to use it only on my face because it lasts longer that way, but I could imagine it would be amazing on the body (especially the legs) too. :) x

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  43. Glad I could send some good suggestions your way. I'm all about sharing the product love. :) x

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  44. It truly is, Belle. I'm so glad I got a sample to try. :) x

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  45. It practically IS good enough to eat aha. :P I highly recommend it. x

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  46. Yassss! I wore the palette to a wedding on the weekend and got so many compliments about my eye make-up. I'm only kicking myself that I waited this long. :P xx

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