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Favorites: February 2015

February 2015 Beauty Favorites
February 2015 Beauty Favorites

Ugh, this month seemed to drag on. My fiance and I are in the midst of trying to get our garage fixed and getting ready to file taxes. I hate February… sorry but I do LOL. Because this month’s been busy, I haven’t spent as much time as I would have liked actually using my beauty products. I wanted to mention the few that have gotten some love, though.

Rituals Cosmetics Foaming Shower Gel Sensation in Yogi Flow
Rituals Cosmetics Foaming Shower Gel Sensation in Yogi Flow

1. Rituals Cosmetics Foaming Shower Gel Sensation in Yogi Flow – Thank goodness for Glossybox. It’s nice to have new things come to me instead of going out and looking for them. Don’t get me wrong, I love shopping but this month, I have been thankful for subscription boxes! The texture of this is unique for a shower gel but isn’t new in concept. It comes out like a gel and as you spread it over the skin, it foams up luxuriously – sound familiar? It works just like a shave gel. The scent is also very lovely and spa-like. So far this is the second item I’ve enjoyed from this brand. I can tell they put a lot of thought into their products, which I appreciate.

Lorac Pro Palette 2
Lorac Pro Palette 2

2. Lorac Pro Palette 2 – I have used this a handful of times but every time it has been a pleasure. The shades I’ve mostly gravitated toward are Rose, Mocha, and Cocoa. All of the eyeshadows are buttery smooth and highly pigmented. I’m not sure why I waited so long to buy this! I like that the colors aren’t really “neutrals” but they aren’t too loud either. I have a tendency to get in a rut and do the same kinds of looks all the time so having some colors that are (a little bit) outside of my comfort zone is great.

Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

3. Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base – Last month I used up my Urban Decay Primer Potion and replaced it with Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. It has come to have a reputation for being one of the best eyeshadow primers out there. It’s only been a couple weeks, but so far, I’m impressed. The one major difference between this and UDPP is the way it sits on the skin and affects the way shadows sit on the skin. Sometimes my eyelids can look a bit crepey, especially with matte eyeshadows and I found that UDPP made it look even more pronounced. This one is way more flattering and doesn’t have that drying effect.

Josie Maran Argan Oil
Josie Maran Argan Oil

4. Josie Maran Argan Oil – I’m getting close to finally using up my tiny bottle of this oil. I’ve been using it all winter as an eye cream, alternative to moisturizer and sometimes over moisturizer – depending on how my skin is behaving. I decided this past month, to use this exclusively and stop using moisturizer, to see what would happen. After about 2 weeks my skin looked more radiant and healthy than I’ve ever seen it look with moisturizer. I didn’t see any more breakouts or clogged pores than is usual for me. It takes longer than moisturizer to completely soak in but the results are worth it.

So, that’s all I have for this month. I know it’s only 4 products but hopefully I’ll have a few more next month. What beauty products did you enjoy most in February?

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