February Favourites 2016!!

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Hey guys!

I doubt anyone has noticed but I am usually one to get my favourites up before the end of the month however I have been so held up with college work, deadlines, falling behind and just the general stress of being an A level student but nonetheless I have worked super hard to get to a point where I can fit in some blogging without falling behind! I have gathered together everything I have been loving during the February month and I will be sharing these with you guys!

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First of all is Benefit’s Porefessional Primer. I recently won an Instagram giveaway and one of the prizes I received was a small tube of this heavenly product, I cannot believe it took winning a giveaway for me to try out this product! I will most definitely be purchasing the full sized version. It has a lovely smell to it and does not dry out my skin which is a plus for someone with dry skin. It keeps my makeup in place all day and works wonderfully as a primer, I have been absolutely loving it the past month and it has entered my daily makeup routine of March!

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Next is the Makeup Revolution F105 brush. This is an angled brush which is perfect for bronzing your cheeks precisely and on the right angle. I have been using this all month to apply my bronzer and all in all it is a wonderful brush! Considering how affordable this brush is the quality is extraordinary! The bristles do not fall out as I would have expected them to eventually do so and it is a super easy brush to clean. It picks up the right amount of product and applies it very nicely to the contours of my face. It is by far the best brush I have used for bronzing so far! I have the rose gold trim brush which I received in a set but if you order the brush alone it is just plain black.

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In my January favourites I mentioned how I was loving the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eye Shadow Palette which I purchased in early January. I have now had a lot more time to use various shades and during February I have been specifically loving the shades ‘baby‘ and ‘punk‘. ‘Baby‘ is a white shade with a small amount of shimmer in it which I apply all over the lid and then I apply ‘punk‘ in my crease and outer corner, blending it out with a fluffy blending brush. ‘Punk‘ is a dark maroon type shade therefore it does not make this eye look a super smokey one. Once these shades are blended well they create a neutral eye look  going from a not too shimmery white to a dark brown/maroon crease that I believe is perfect for everyday wear. I have been using this combination of eye shadows almost everyday of March, well the days I didn’t oversleep! I have received many compliments and feel this is currently my go to eye look!

 

Another product I received in the giveaway which I won was the Nyx Butter Lip Gloss in the shade BLG15 Angel Food Cake. After avoiding using lip products for so long due to how difficult my lips are when applying product to them because they are quite dry, I have finally found something that works! This is a lovely nude, neutral shade and has a lovely consistency. It is so easy to apply with a simple doe foot applicator and my favourite part is how hydrating it is on my lips! I love using this with the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipstick in the shade Ex-Girlfriend, I only have the sample version of this which came with the eye shadow palette but I am hoping to purchase the full sized version soon!

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My final beauty favourite of February is the Seventeen Semi Permanent Tattoo Liner. This liner is amazing and most certainly lives up to its’ name! It is super matte and pigmented which is necessary if you want a super bold wing. It does have its cons such as if you get it in your lashes whilst applying it then applying mascara maybe slightly more difficult due to how quick this liner dries but apart from that I do not have a bad word to say about it! It lasts all day long and the best part is if I accidentally gently rub the corner of my eye whilst forgetting I am wearing makeup it won’t budge! Yes ladies I know you have all experienced the dreadful moment of panic and seeking reassurance from friends that you have not smudged your eyeliner but I do not have this issue when using this liner. The applicator is a small thin brush which is amazing at pulling out a perfect wing. It is a must have eyeliner and such high quality considering how low priced it is!

 

My next favourite is one I purchased for my new bedroom as I am moving house very soon however I couldn’t help but already use it! It is this lovely acrylic makeup storage I recently purchased. I have been looking for some acrylic storage to store some of my makeup in for a while now but from looking online acrylic storage is quite high priced but I got this beauty for just 4.99! You can see all the different compartments in the pictures and there is room for 6 lipsticks, I only have 1 MAC lipstick at the moment but I am hoping to have all 6 compartments as a home for another MAC lipstick so if you have any recommendations of non matte shades then let me know in the comments!

 

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I have also been loving the MyNy  DKNY perfume which I recieved as a birthday present for my last birthday. It has such a lovely scent, not too sweet but not too strong. It is one of my favourite perfumes and I have been using it almost everyday through February. The smell lasts a while and I also love the packaging, the bottle has such a cute shape to it!

Now this is where it gets a bit soppy, I’m a soppy person but I wanted to include this in my favourites this month and it has to be friends. After having a lot of friendship issues a few months ago I was on my own for quite a while but recently I managed to pull myself together, stop being so socially awkward and speak to some people who seemed so lovely and I knew would be amazing friends. These 2 people will know who they are but I am honestly so glad I stopped being so socially awkward because now I feel less alone and now college is actually bearable again! We all share a makeup addiction which is great because we can always get recommendations of each other and we are all YouTube obsessed and actually have quite a lot in common so yeah, these friends have definitely been a favourite of mine this month so thank you for being so fabulous! Also one of them has recently began blogging so click here to check her blog out!

And last but not least is my music favourite! As you may or may not now I do have a fan girl side to me and I am a huge Lovatic! In February Demi Lovato aka my idol released a music video for her latest single, Stone Cold. I absolutely love this song and was definitely not disappointed with the video! The lyrics are so deep and meaningful which is one thing I love about Demi, She is not afraid to put true emotions out there like which takes a lot of courage. Overall I love the song and have been listening to it a lot since it was released on her latest album and even more since the music video came out so it is undoubtedly my music favourite for February!

My February favourites are complete and even though I did not get them up as early as I wanted to we are not entirely too far into March anyway! I hope you enjoyed this insight into what I have been loving during February and still am!

Also I would like to say thank you to all of my lovely readers and followers from all of my social media platforms as I have recently hit an overall following of 3k which is insane! I am very grateful so thank you everybody!

I will post again soon lovelies!

Desire4Beauty

 

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