Monthly Favorites

February Favorites

February 28, 2015

I haven’t done a monthly favorites roundup in a while since I find my favorites rotate quite frequently. I like to mix things up and change things around. This month I narrowed down a favorites list to some items I’ve been enjoying thoroughly. As always I’d love to hear from you about your favorites for the past month. (The items below include links to previous reviews where applicable.)
This month feels like it’s been all about new lip releases. I’m still working on reviews for the new Rouge Dior Brilliant Lipshine but will say right now these new Dior  glosses are phenomenal. I’ve been loving them a lot – they have the perfect mix of color and shine. I have all the swatches and review finished but still need to pull colors for comparison swatches.

Other lip staples this month include Charlotte Tilbury Confession, Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous and Tom Ford Lips & Boys in Peter. I’ve also been reaching for the Chanel Hydrabeauty Lip Balm. Initially I thought this was just an average lip treatment. The more I use it the more I like this as a lightweight lip balm that doesn’t feel heavy on the lips and adds a nice veil of moisture.

For the skin I’ve been going through a lot of masks. My favorite is the Aesop Parsley Seed Mask. It’s the best clarifying face mask I’ve tried that is good for sensitive skin. It will draw out impurities and is gentle enough to use multiple times a week. I like it because it smells like a spa and it doesn’t irritate the skin. My favorite new cleanser discovery is the Glamglow Supercleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser. It’s a bit too strong for daily use but I do use it multiple times per week.

For eyeshadow palettes, the Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con in The Dreamer has a beautiful mix of warm neutrals. There are golds, corals, champagnes and tan shimmers with a really good matte brown. This one is what I wanted Lolita to be. Let me know if you want a full review of this one.

My current foundation routine includes a mix of Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow + NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. This combo gives the perfect glow with medium to full coverage.

For fragrance, I’ve become smitten with the Byredo Bibliothèque, Cotton Poplin and Fleur Fantôme set from Net-A-Porter. These are so cute although pricey, it’s a nice way to try the candles at a cheaper price than buying the full size. My favorite is still Fleur Fantôme (which I have the full size of). Full review to come soon.

Last but not least, I’ve still been loving the Lumira Paradisium perfume. It’s the perfect mix of florals with a hint of fig.

What have your favorites been this month?

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  • Such pretty items!

    x. Kelly //

  • Great pics, I love the Charlotte Tilbury foundation!

  • Every time you mention the Lumira I sigh… it sounds so lovely!

    • michelle

      I agree! Wish computers offered a whiff of fragrances☺ as I don't think they carry this brand anywhere near me.

  • Gail

    I've also tried combining the NARS All Day Luminous foundation with a TM as it did not work well alone on my normal-dry skin. I've used it with Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue and really like the effect. Chantecaille Future Skin remains my favorite foundation though. I'm looking forward to your review of the new Dior glosses. They sound promising! Are you still planning to review any of the new Chanel Rouge Cocos?

    • Yes! Rouge Cocos are on my list.

  • The eyeshadow palette is gorgeous!

    Emily | emfranced

  • Great post!! I loveeeee the Marc Jacobs pallets!! Since I'm a neutral lover.. Lolita is well loved in my household! 🙂

  • Beautiful picks!
    How do you like the aesop mask in comparison to the glamglow supermud?

  • I love the Marc Jacobs eyeshadow pallets, Lolita is my favourite, but that one there looks gorgeous! Now I want more!

  • I am OBSESSED with Aesop. Their masks are so luxurious and actually make a difference to your skin. Personally, I use the Chamomile Concentrate Masque because it's better suited to my skin type, but their Parsley Seed range is amazing. x

  • I need that GlamGlow cleanser and NARS foundation in my life!

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  • That eyeshadow palette is life. Warm colours and neutrals, everything a girl needs

  • I've been dying to try the GlamGlow cleanser. I saw them when they were first released, but as with anything, I like waiting for reviews to roll out.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

  • Anonymous

    I love the Bibliotheque candle. It is so luxurious, and great this time of year, when you just don't know when winter will end! –nan

  • Anonymous

    What color do you wear in the nars foundation?

    • I wear punjab, the full review is linked above with swatches and some comparisons to equivalents in other brands, hth!