Sunday, 9 March 2014

February Favourites

Welcome to my first favourites post!
... and it seems I have lost the ability to spell February correctly, thank god for auto-correct (sometimes)

I know it's late, but come on, it's my first time, cut me some slack okay!

Starting with the face products, from left to right: 
Body Shop's Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder at £13.00
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Power at £29.00
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation at £9.00
Body Shop's Tea Tree Pore Minimiser Primer at £7.50
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush at £10.00

This honey bronzer has been an absolute dream this month, with the cold, frosty weather I am paler than ever, and am constantly on the hunt for a contouring bronzer that doesn't look muddy and orange on me- and I have found the one. Using the lightest shade in 01, I have found the perfect colour, amazing for contouring due to its shimmerless formulation, so I have been able to really find my ideal contour. This compact also comes with the most handy mirror ready for on the go make up, and the honeycomb printing on the product adds a cute touch. Would really really recommend this for any one with pale skin, and even if you don't... basically everybody...

The powder has been a god send this month, for some reason my oily skin is producing a ridiculous amount of oil in this cold weather, and although I'm not a powder gall, I've been really needing this. This is so great as it's translucent and so so fine, so doesn't set heavily on the skin and also does not affect the colour, ensuring you don't end up looking cakey. Although it's a bit pricey, a little really does go a long way, so it will last for ever!

Now I haven't been using this foundation for long at all, but after all the great reviews I just had to get it and I haven't been disappointed. But I will be doing a blog post soon on a few foundations so remember to keep on the look out if you'd like to hear more.

Primer is a must in my make up bag, and after I finished my POREfessional, I couldn't justify buying another pot for £25.00 even though I do really love it. I have already written a review of this gorgeous product here so go check it out.

I can't even explain my love for Real Technique Brushes, they are just FAB-U-LOUS. I use the expert face brush to apply my foundation, and I think it gives a great flawless but natural finish, helping to buffer in the product, leaving no brush lines and just being generally everything a foundation brush needs to be! 

From left to right:
L'Orèal Extraordinary Oil at (around) £7.00
LUSH Love Lettuce Facemask at £5.95
L'Orèal TXT supersizing spray at £4.50

In the dry, cold winter months a hair oil is a must have item. I'm really liking this one from L'Orèal, it just does the job well, hydrating the ends of my hair, keeping them from splitting and keeping the appearance healthy by adding a perfect shine, this oil is totally un-greasy and much better price than some of the more well known and loves oils, however I feel it performs just as well.

This Facemask is great for people with spot prone skin it removes all the dirt, brightens the completion and even has gentle exfoliating agents in, so when you rub this off, you're getting a nice exfoliating treatment too! Even though it's deeply cleaning it does not make my skin dry in the slightest, one of my all time favourite masks and a great Sunday treat.

I am a huge hater for flat, lifeless hair. I have a rounded face shape that needs a lifted hair style, and as I have very very long hair which I refuse to cut, getting some oomph can be quite tricky. This spray is really great. I really don't enjoy volumising products that leave your hair feeling a horrible texture, so this is perfect, this can just be sprayed on dry sections of your hair, giving an instant boost and smelling gorgeous, with a purse friendly price tag I really can't fault this!

Finally for my new babies:
Nike Free Run 5.0 at £85.00

Ouch, look at the price tag! They may seem pretty expensive but boy these trainers are so worth it. I gym regularly, and these really do make such a difference in my performance, I can run longer, train harder and feel no discomfort in the slightest (in the foot area). I also wear these around college with leggings or black jeans and really like the look they give off. I get compliments on them everyday and they are just SO SO SO COMFY. The slits on the sole make them very flexible, so perfect for running and all other sports really, I can't recommend these enough. If you would like a full review with more pictures of them in action please leave a comment below.

Thank you for reading, 
Hope you've enjoyed my first favourites blog
See you soon,
Zoe xx

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