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February Favorites

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


The extra day in February really came in handy this year because I had one extra day to put together my February favorites post. I didn't try out as many new products this month (or at least find as many that I'm willing to reveal my love for yet), but I do have some other stuff as well!

Beauty

Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara - I halfheartedly picked this up at Ulta when Covergirl was BOGO half off, hoping that it would be the drugstore mascara that helped me kick the Tarte and Smashbox habit to the curb, but thinking it probably wouldn't. Well, let me tell you: it did. This mascara really does add so much volume to my lashes, but also adds some length as well, all without being clumpy (I, for one, will never be a fan of spider lashes.)

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Primer - I have tried a lot of different primers (mostly drugstore, but Ulta almost always sends me samples of Smashbox and Benefit Porefessional everytime I order from them...which is a lot) and this one is my favorite. Not only is it SPF 15 (so I don't have to had yet another step to my skincare routine in the morning) but it also makes my skin appear smoother and keeps my makeup from looking cakey at the end of the day.

Milani Eyeshadow Primer - My eyeshadow primer story is pretty much the same as my face primer story, just a little more dramatic: I have really oily lids and eyeshadow always creases on me. I've tried every technique in the book and a lot of primers as well (L'Oreal, e.l.f., Urban Decay Primer POtion) to no avail. And then this little beauty came along. It is foolproof: as long as I make sure to blend it across my whole lid, most eyeshadows don't crease on me anymore (so far, the only ones that have are ones from The Balm, which have a really creamy formula to start with.) I am so impressed.

Book

The Everyday Supermodel by Molly Sims - Let me start off by saying: I didn't expect to like this book very much (I feel like this is a theme in today's post...hmm...) and expected it to be a fluffy, shallow read, but I am happy to say I was proven wrong. It was really informative about a variety of topics (different kinds of exercise, which skincare ingredients are the most beneficial etc.) and Molly is surprisingly relatable throughout. And the Sunset Eye makeup tutorial is to die for.

YouTube Videos



How to Find Your Passion and Dream Career (Blogilates)


Touch of Pink Cut Crease (Slashed Beauty)

Best Channel

Loepsie -  With so many cookie-cutter beauty vloggers out there these days, it's refreshing to find a channel like Loepsie's. She is so creative and always puts together the most impressive tutorials (that no one else is thinking of... Think Marie Antoinette instead of Kylie Jenner.) And she has the best tutorial on how to thread your brows/upper lip there is...which may or may not be how I found her channel.

Hope you all had a great February and wishing you the best of luck in March!

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