Hello beautiful people!
Hopefully you all had fantastic weekends! I actually bought my first car yesterday! I’m very excited to be adding a little bit more responsibility to my life, and to have a car of my own of course.
Since its March first (already!) I figured it was time for my February favourites post.
My first favourite is a fragrance that I picked up at Anthropologie towards the end of January, and I absolutely love it! It’s the Royal Apothic fragrance in Kensington Gardens ($36); for all my British followers – each scent is named after a famous place in London! Normally I don’t stray from my Marc Jacob’s scents, but this one just had to come home with me. It smells very fresh and floral with slight hints of sweetness but it’s also a bit spicy, which is why I liked it so much, and the price is much better than a Marc perfume. I also LOVE the packaging of this perfume, the little squeeze puff makes it feel very vintage and feminine, and the bottle has a map of Kensington Garden with a picture of the Queen on the back. If you have Anthropologie near you I would suggest checking these fragrances out, or you could look on the Royal Apothic website!
Next is the L’Oreal Infallible eye shadow in the shade Amber Rush, this pressed pigment is so beautiful! It feels soft like butter and blends over the lid without any skipping, one or two swipes of your brush or finger into the pot will do your whole lid without fail. It has incredible pigmentation and is super shimmery which I think is beautiful for spring, or a night out with something darker blended through the crease. This shadow lasted over 12 hours on my lids yesterday without a single crease, so for the $8.00 I paid, I would say this product was well worth the money! I will definitely be picking up a few more shades!
Staying with the L’Oreal Infallible line, the new 16hr matte powder is so good, it may take the place of Rimmel stay matte in my Holy Grail category! I know, that’s a big claim, but this powder is actually that good! It’s very finely milled which makes it feel super lightweight and invisible on the skin, but the formula really stays in place without feeling cakey. I’m not sure this lasts 16 hours if you have combo/oily skin like I do, but this definitely lasts a good 8 without any signs of shine. I do find after that point I need to touch up through my t-zone, but other than that this powder is fab.
You guys know how much I love Origins, so when they came out with the new Original Skin Renewal Serum ($48), I had to give it a try. I’ve noticed as I’ve gotten older my skin has definitely changed, I find I have a lot more congestion and difficulty with skin texture, so when I read about this serum I thought it could do wonders for my skin – and it has! This is created with willowherb and Persian silk tree to help rejuvenate the skin, allowing its natural radiance to come through, which improves tone, texture and shrinks the look of pores. I’ve been using this around 4 weeks and I’ve really noticed a difference in the appearance of my skin! I like this serum a lot because it’s actually more a gel formulation than the classic liquid serum, so one pump is all you need for your face and neck, and your skin automatically feels softer and smoother. If you’re looking for something to add a healthy glow to your complexion I would suggest giving this a try!
I know I’m definitely not the only one whose been loving the new Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hour foundation ($7.99). I picked this up around the beginning of February because I was so excited that it had finally come to Canada, and I was not disappointed. This foundation has great coverage without being too matte, it still allows some radiance to come through which is something I personally love in a foundation! I definitely don’t think it lasts 25 hours, but it’ll definitely last for the day, or for a night out! It photographs well, it blends nicely onto the skin without sitting in your pores, and it hardly oxidizes so the colour stays true to the bottle. I’ve been reaching for this all month, so if you can get your hands on this I would definitely recommend it!
My last favourite is a bit of an introduction into my next post, it’s the Saje Natural Wellness headache remedy called Peppermint Halo. (I’m going to be doing a full review/informative post on Saje for later this week so come back for that one!) Basically this is a rollerball of essential oils that help to relieve headaches in a natural way, it has peppermint oil, lavender oil, rosemary, and eucalyptus oil to help with tension headaches. You apply this to your temples and the scent will help your headache to go away, you can also apply this to the back of your neck and it will help with any neck or shoulder pain you’re having. I was always the kind of person who would just pop an ibuprofen when I had a headache or shoulder pain, but after seeing how effective a natural remedy can be, I don’t think I’ll be so keen to reach for that little plastic bottle anymore.
Those are my February favourites!
Let me know if you’ve tried any of these/what kind of posts you’d like to see in March!
Until next time,