Sunday, 3 March 2013

February Favourites

Hello everyone, I hope you are well! 
Here are my favourite products of last month. 

Nivea Refreshing Facial Cleansing Wipes (normal & combination skin) - Superdrug £2.99
I usually use the Simple Cleansing Wipes but they were out of stock when I went to the store, so instead I picked up the Nivea wipes and I'm glad I did! I have been enjoying them a lot more than the Simple facewipes, they smell amazing and leave my face feeling clean and soft.

Maybelline Colossal Volum Express The Rocket Mascara (Very black) - Superdrug £7.99
I went into Superdrug to repurchase my usual mascara which is the Maybelline Volum' Express Colossal Cat Eyes (the yellow one - these names are far too long for my liking!) When I got to the till I was asked if I wanted to try the Rocket one as it was on offer, after requesting to take a look at the wand before purchasing and with very little persuasion I decided to give it a go! At first I was a little unsure about this mascara as I'm not really a fan of the 'plastic bristle' wands but I find this wand is much more flexible than the other harder plastic brushes I've tried in the past and now I am in love with this mascara! It spreads out my eyelashes without clumping and gives me great volume and length - although my eyelashes don't look quite like they do on the advert!

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara - Fragrance Direct £6.50
My boyfriend gave me this as a gift from as part of a Wowcher deal and it was love at first sight! This mascara is brilliant, my eyelashes always look amazing after using this. I tend to use this mascara alongside my main mascara - this is my personal preference as I like the look I get when I layer up my mascaras. However I do wear this on its own on days where I'm not wearing much makeup or if I want a more subtle, natural look.


Edward Beale Ultra Gloss Argan Oil (normal/coarse thick hair) - TK Maxx £9.99
I found this in TK Maxx last year when I was browsing through the hair care and beauty section. I think this store is amazing, I always find something new to try out and everything I find is usually very reasonably priced!
I have tried many hair oils but it's always nice to try out more! The thing I like about this oil is that it is very lightweight on  my hair and doesn't way it down, it also smells good! I use this on towel dried hair and then go ahead and style my hair as usual. It always feels soft and looks shiny after using this.

It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in Conditioner - TK Maxx £12.99
My boyfriend's sister bought this back from America for me and I fell in love with it, it seriously is a miracle product! I didn't want to like this product as much as I do because it's not easy to get hold of in the UK (as far as I know) and I know I would have been rather upset when it had ran out. Luckily TK Maxx came to my rescue just in the nick of time! I noticed them when I was Christmas shopping in Manchester so decided to stock up on a few! My hair has never felt so good! I use this every time I wash my hair, it detangles my hair in no time and leaves it feeling soft and extremely moisturised.


I have had extremely chapped lips for the past few months and these lovely products have been getting me through! As well as my homemade sugar and honey lip scrub! 

Nivea Pearly Shine - Superdrug £1.49
I like this lip balm as it gives me a sheer pink tint on the lips which means I can have a hint of colour on my lips at the same time as moisturising them.

EOS Summer Fruit Lip Balm (organic) - Amazon £6.99 
Boots now stock a different version of these lip balms called 'Balmi' they cost £4.99 and contain SPF. I don't know how good they are as I haven't tried them for myself but I'm sure they do the same job if not, better!

Vaseline (with Aloe Vera) - Boots £1.99
This is my favourite Vaseline out of all of them mainly because of the smell!  It also works really well under lipsticks.

(pictures taken with Canon A3300is)

Essie We're in it together- available at Boots £7.99
I have been loving this nail polish as you probably know from my previous blog posts! (take a look here). The colour is gorgeous and I love how it looks on my nails. I actually got this when it was on offer on the Fragrance Direct website but I'm not sure if they stock this colour anymore.

Barry M Diamond Glitter - Boots £2.99
I love the Barry M glitter polishes, I really need to get more! They are a simple way to jazz up your nails when you don't have time for fancy nails designs and patterns.

Nail Art Fine Painting Brushes - Ebay £2.69
I have been looking around for more nail tools in the hope that if I practice nail designs more often then I'll get better at them. These are really easy to use and the fine brush tips make nail designs much simpler to do if you're a beginner like myself I would definitely recommend getting some brushes like these.

What were your February favourites?

Natasha Carly x
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  1. Great choices!

    I posted about my February Favourites today too! xxx

  2. The hair products sound really great!!

    LOVE BO,

    1. They are! You should definitely give them a go if you're looking for something new to try out :) x

  3. I really want to try the Rocket Mascara everyones always talking about it so I might give it a try. I've been looking for the 10 Miracle Leave-in Conditioner since forever but my local TKMaxx never seem to stock up on it :(

    1. I think you should! I was really surprised that I liked it so much! :) My local TK Maxx never has them either, I think it's because it's a smaller store! It's a shame! :( x

  4. The EOS lip balms are lovely! Sounds like you already have a nice lip scrub but the Lush bubblegum lip scrub has saved my lips lately xx

    Cupcakes And Cocaine

    1. Oooh! I've heard so many good things about the Lush lip scrubs! Definitely something I want to try out! :) x

  5. Amazing picks! Wish I could get a hold of Argan oil in India :(

    Would you like to follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin'? Lemme know..

    1. Such a shame you can't get it! I'll head over to your blog now! :) x

  6. I really want to try the it's a 10 products. I really wish that I had picked them up when I was in Las Vegas! I'll be keeping my eyes open next time I'm in TK Max!
    Beeauty Geek xoxo

    1. I hope you find some soon! You won't be disappointed! :) x

  7. It's a 10 really is amazing. It's a great heat protectant too!

  8. Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on BLOGLOVIN and GFC???
    Lovely greets Nessa

  9. The miracle 10 stuff is amazing, they always use it on me at the salon and Im seriously in love lol

    Just started following your blog, I'd love it if you followed back!

  10. i love vaseline on my lips

  11. That Elizabeth Arden lash treatment sounds intriguing! The nail art tools also look very useful and fun :)

  12. I have been wanting to try that maybelline rocket mascara since forever. Right now I'm really loving the Rimmel lash accelerator. I think I like it better than my beloved Lancome hypnose, which is a huge thing for me!

  13. I've been wanting to try 'It's a 10' for years now, will have to keep my eyes open in TK MAXX xx

  14. I have never tried it's a 10 before but I hear so much about it in the beauty community. I have tried the EOS balms and unfortunately they made my lips so incredibly dry! A shame since the packaging is so cute


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