Sunday, March 10, 2013

February Favorites

I have a lot of favorites to share with you for February.  I am kind of cheating though because I didn't do a January favorites so some of these products may be from January.  I am still loving them though so I really wanted to share.

1. Mario Badescu Drying Cream - I have been using this overnight on all my problem areas and my skin has been so much smoother and even toned.

2. Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes - I go through a lot of cleansing wipes and am indifferent about most.  These not only remove all traces of make-up (I only have to use one wipe to remove the day) but they tone the skin and have a great light coconut scent.  

3 & 4. Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Damage & Hair Color Repair Shampoo and Conditioner - I have a sensitive scalp and was using head and shoulders a few times a month to treat it.  I had run out of shampoo for color treated hair and thought I would give this a try, "killing 2 birds with one stone."  It works so well to calm my scalp.  I use this every other shampoo (about once a week).  The last time I had my hair colored I didn't spend the next 3 days tearing my scalp apart scratching.

5. OPI Avoplex Exfoliating Cuticle Treatment - I rub this into my cuticles a couple of times a week.  It smells really nice and doesn't leave my nails/fingers super greasy.

6. OPI DoubleDuty Dual Sided Pusher - This is the best cuticle pusher I have ever used.  The edges are slightly sharp like a blade so it really pushes through any excess cuticle. 

7. Julep Nail Color in Ginger - I did not skip my February Julep Maven box mainly for this color.  It is an absolutely gorgeous sparkly holographic beige.  I don't think I have stopped wearing it since I got it  When it is not on my fingers, it is on my toes.

8. Julep Eyelash Curler - This was a "extra" in my February Julep Maven box.  I had never used an eyelash curler like this before but haven't stopped using it.  I get a much closer curl than with a traditional eyelash curler without pinching my lid.  

9. YSL Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain in #12 Coril Fauve - I am really into lip stains lately.  This one is quite pigmented and gives a lovely bright pink color that is not too bright for daytime or the office.

10. Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer - This covers up my under eye circles nicely without creasing.

11. Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara - I got this deluxe sample in my January Glossybox and have almost used it up.  It has become my new favorite mascara and makes my lashes even fuller and longer than Benefit They're Real.

12. NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder - Although I find this to have a strange odor it sets my foundation nicely and gets my makeup a nice finish that lasts.

13. Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette - I am not a huge fan of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes, but really love this.  It is really convenient as it has a bronzer, a blush and a highlighter all in one pan, making it easy in the morning as I don't have to grab multiple products.  I like that the bronzer is not super pigmented so it works great for subtle contouring and the blush is a perfect pink for me.  The blush is a bit pigmented so I do have to use a light hand but the color works well with my complexion.

14. Real Techniques Stippling Brush - I prefer this brush over any other stippling brush I own.  The bristles are shorter making it easier to apply my foundation.  I really like the Real Techniques brushes in general.  They are relatively inexpensive and are a pretty decent quality.

What products have you been loving lately?

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