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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

February Favourites | 2016

Hi guys,
Well it has been a long time! I am so excited to write this blog post for you as I have felt it brewing since November, but somehow kept missing the upload each month, but now it's finally here - it's a monthly favourites and this month is February.

So as I have had a tonne of favourites recently, and these are truly my honest favourites - I have been loving each of these items so, so much recently (and I have used them all) I am so excited to share them with you. So, lets get on with it!

On my list first is make-up and I will start with mascara and the one I have been loving is the Maybelline Lash Sensational and sensational it is! It is truly the best mascara I have ever tried and it's drug store! I really think it's better than mascaras like 'benefit they're real mascara' and it's so much cheaper. This mascara bring so much length and volume to your eyelashes - it looks like you have false eyelashes on, in a good way, and it really lifts your eyelashes up from your roots for maximum lift and volume to ensure a fuller, bigger look. Also the packaging, oh my gosh it is beautiful! I just think it looks so smart and sleek and I'm also a big fan of the colour, I know the packaging shouldn't mean anything but I am a big sucker for nice packaging and a complete girl when it comes to choosing my make-up and I'm sure some of you are the same. I don't know how I ever lived without this mascara it is so good and I honestly think I will repurchase this when it runs out - and for me that's huge as I never even use up one mascara. I'm constantly moving on to new ones and disregarding my old ones, but I  love this one so much and if you haven't tried it and need a new, amazing, drug store mascara then you should seriously consider picking this up - a 10/10 from me!

The next product is an eye-shadow palette and this is the w7 in the nude. If you love make-up and have been dreaming about owning a naked palette but you are on a budget then these palette might well be the perfect solution to your problems. They are so similar but you can get them for under a tenner! I personally haven't tried the naked palettes so the formula might be completely different but I honestly really like the formula of these eye-shadows though I think they could be a little bit more pigmented - they feel really nice and have a great range of shades for you to try. I have been using this palette most of times I felt like wearing eye-shadow and generally want to look a bit more glam. They have a really nice selection of glitters and sparkles and look great for a night out but also look super subtle for a more day-to-day look. I honestly think these palettes are great and as it was the first thing I tried from w7 I am excited to try more from this range as the products look really nice, but also because they are amazingly affordable.

The next product is a nail polish remover this is actually incredible, and I believe every nail polish lover needs one of these in their life as it makes life so simple, quick and easy. It is the Bourjoir Magic Nail Polish Remover and 'magic' is the key word here. It honestly takes like a minute to take off all of your nail polish and probably not even that. You are probably wondering how it works, right? Basically the inside of the bottle is lined with foam, I think it's foam anyway, which is saturated with nail polish remover. In amongst the foam is a hole and you just put your finger in and wiggle it about and the nail polish on your finger just dissolves right off into the foam and it is done! No need for cotton wool, no need for mess and no need to spend ages on your nails! It's in a really cute, small bottle so it's easy to transport or use on the go if your in a huge rush- it's honestly perfect!

The last make-up item I have been loving is bronzer. I am pretty sure I have been ill through the whole of February and the majority of January so I have been looking pretty ew. To solve this I have been loving the Bourjois Chocolat Bronzer as it has been making me look a lot more healthier and less like death and well, like a real, living zombie. I love this bronzer, however recently not as much as every time I see it, or smell it, it makes me want chocolate and I have given that up for lent! However, saying that if you are a big fan of chocolate you should totally get this as it looks like a cute, chunky, chocolate bar and it even smells like chocolate! I mean it doesn't smell as good as Dairy Milk but it definitely smells good with a really great scent. I have also been loving this bronzer as it is more of a bronzing bronzer which sounds silly but most bronzer's nowadays tend to be more contouring bronzer's and a lot darker and this is not that, this won't make you look like you have the most amazing, chiselled features or a jawline you can cut cheese with, but it will make you look less pale and more glowy and healthy looking. I like to dust this under my cheekbones and on my temples and forehead to make me look less ill and generally more awake and alive!

My next favourite is beauty related as after all those make-up favourites you need something to take them all off at the end of the day. For this job I have been loving the Nivea Daily Essential Double Effective Make-up Remover. This is so cool and looks amazing as it has two solutions; a water based solution and an oil based solution. This means the two solutions separate and you have to shake up them to mix the two together, which is so much fun! I don't know the science behind this and why it works but it just does, and really well I might add. You just have to glide this on your mascara and it's so easy to apply, and the cotton wool pad doesn't get all stuck to your eyelashes and removes every last particle of mascara to leave your eyes all fresh and make-up free.

The next thing is for your body and this is the Body Shop Shea Body Butter or just body butter in general. I have absolutely been loving moisturising at the moment and especially as it is winter and colder so you have drier, duller skin. I have been mostly using this on my legs as my skin reacts really badly to shaving and I am really prone to getting shaving rashes and just itchy skin around winter time, so this has really helped reduce that so shaving isn't such a nightmare any more. I also just feel like my skin looks less dull, healthier and with more of a glow about it. I love this scent as well as it is very fresh and natural which just means it's not in your face but really nice and subtle. I mean I'm pretty sure most of you know how amazing the Body Shop body butters are but I never really used them that much but now I might use it every Sunday or if my skin feels particularly dry or itchy - I just rub some on and I have been just really loving it!

Now on to random favourites - the next thing I have been loving is 90210. This TV show is honestly so addictive and it has Matt Lanter in it, which makes everything so much better because he is just drop dead gorgeous, but the show itself is also pretty amazing. When I first started watching it to be honest I didn't even know what it was about. All I knew was that Matt Lanter was in it so I had no idea what to expect but basically it begins as a high school drama and follows a group of friends through school and eventually on to college. It is 5 seasons of jam-packed drama, romance, plot twists and just really good looking people! If you are looking for a new show to watch and you are into high school based TV shows with romance and relationships etc then I highly recommend this to you as it is so good.

So that is it for this blog post and I hoped you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it. If you did then please let me know in the comments. And if you haven't already then make sure you check out my YouTube channel here, where I upload weekly.

Love you all lots, bye!
Zoe xx

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