February 2016 Beauty Favorites!

Hey guys!  Today we are gonna be talking about all the products I have been loving this month!  First up I have to mention my Healing Skin Trio.  I did a post about these 3 products, in case you missed it and would like to check it out just click here.  Basically, whenever my skin needs something to be healed these are the products I reach for.  This month I had really chapped lips and super dry skin on my chin and these had everything back in good shape in just a couple of days.

My favorite face wash of life is the Dove White Beauty Bar.  Super affordable, readily available, and so effective.  It's gentle, doesn't strip your skin, and is 1/4 moisturizing cream.  The Cetaphil cream is also super gentle, very moisturizing, and it traps moisture in your skin to keep it from getting dehydrated.  I also LOVE dabbing this under my eyes with my ring finger to use as an eye cream.  So hydrating!  This particular coconut oil is my favorite coconut oil to use for anything beauty related.  I did a whole blog post on coconut oil - how to pick the best ones, basically everything you need to know about it - and if you wanna see that just click here.

A true testament to how much I love these!

As I mentioned above, I had really bad chapped lips this month.  It happened after I did my YouTube video on my favorite orange makeup products.  I tried on numerous lipsticks in that video and with all the applying, removing, wiping, reapplying, etc., my lips were ravaged after filming.  To heal things up QUICK  every night before bed I used a regular lip balm that kind of sinks in and topped it with some Rose Salve.  The salve kind of traps that first balm in, and it moisturizes literally all night long.  I always wake up several times a night, and every time I did I would rub my lips together and it just felt so nice.  I've actually been doing it ever since and my lips have never been softer!

Favorite body products of the month are a bubble bath and a body butter.  I have purchased Dr. Teal's epsom salts for years now.  I love them sprinkled in a bath, in a hot tub of water for a foot soak, and I also use them in my DIY bath bombs.  This particular Foaming Bath has the epsom salts I love but it also bubbles so well!  Dr. Teal's is super affordable but just a really great quality brand.  The Juara Candlenut Body Creme that I've been loving actually came in my FabFitFun Winter box.  It's probably my favorite body butter of life!  Everything about it, from the light whipped texture to the super clean smell, is Heavenly. 

This tub was full to the brim and I have used almost all of it.  Every single time I bath or shower, this is ALL I have been reaching for.  Candlenut Oil has been used in Indonesia for decades, and it is just now making it's way to products here in the States.  I'm not sure that is what smells so fresh and clean, but this stuff smells AMAZING.  Love, love, love, love, love.

I am going to do a blog post on this soon, and I will go into a little bit more detail about it then.  My mom actually purchased this for me and it's the Perlier Body Honey Miel Anti-Age Body Balm made with 100% Italian Organic Honey.  While this is made to go all over the body, I use this as a foot cream.  This stuff is expensive, and I use it very sparingly lol, otherwise I would slather this stuff on from head to toe.  As someone with SUPER dry feet, this stuff has been a total life changer.  I no longer have to sand my feet.  That's right, I no longer have to buff the dead skin off my feet, this stuff has totally changed that for me.  Amazing, totally worth the price tag, highly recommend trying this if you have dry skin/feet as well.

I am back on an Estee Lauder Double Wear kick.  This is just so dang good if you have oily skin.  I still get oily with it, but not as bad.  Great coverage (you can build this up to full coverage very easily), but doesn't get cakey.  Love.

As far as face makeup goes, I have totally been on a Milani kick. 

I have totally been loving their Baked Blush in Luminoso and their Rose Powder Blush in Romantic Rose.  I have also been loving their Baked Bronzer in Soleil.

The Luminoso blush is a gorgeous glowy peach, and the Romantic Rose blush is a totally matte rose shade.  The Soleil bronzer gives you this gorgeous golden bronze glow.  Sweep it over the high points of your face for that JLo glow!

A product that totally doesn't get enough hype to me is the Benefit Stay Don't Stray primer.  My eyelids are the veiniest lids I have ever seen, and they are also almost transparent.  So hideous!  A primer that goes on like a paint and covers like a concealer is best for me.  This does a great job!  I also really love the doe-foot applicator.  So handy.

I picked up another L'Oreal Infallible shadow this month in the shade Eternal Sunshine.  I had a haircut this month and the girl who was cutting my hair was wearing this and it just looked so good on her I had to go pick one up for myself.  I haven't been disappointed!

A gorgeous gold shadow that really pops on the eye.  The Infallible shadows by L'Oreal are one of my favorites from the drugstore.  LOVE.

I have been loving these two eyeliners, one high-end and one drugstore, the Modster eyeliner by Ardency Inn and the Maybelline Master Precise Skinny Gel Pencil are both excellent in your waterline.  They are super pigmented and last really well.  Highly recommend either!

There are two mascaras I have also been enjoying - the CoverGirl Super Sizer and the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill.  This is usually how I roll - either a super affordable drugstore mascara or a super high-end one, I kind of skip all those guys in the middle, lol.  Both are great for a more dramatic lash look (which is what I typically go for).  The Super Sizer has to be applied a little differently, but once you get the method down it really works well.

And the hair products I've been loving this month are the Moroccanoil Treatment Light and the L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray.  I always always always use an oil in my hair and this one is one of my favorites.  It moisturizes and makes your hair more shiny, but it's super light and doesn't weigh it down.  Back a couple of years ago when I first purchased the Elnett Hairspray I simply couldn't get over the smell of it.  It smells like an old lady's powders or something.  I despised it.  But, here lately I totally got over it and I am fine with it now.  What makes this hairspray more expensive and totally different than any other hairspray, is the fact that you can totally go crazy with this, spray like crazy, and your hair never feels like it has hairspray in it.  And, you can just brush it out and it's like you never sprayed hairspray in your hair at all.  You keep all the movement and natural look of your hair, but it does a great job at holding.  If you hate the smell they offer a scent-free version now, but like I said, I totally got over it and it doesn't bother me in the slightest now.  Totally worth the steeper price tag, ($12-$15).
Thanks for stopping by everybody!  Let me know what you've been loving lately!!!

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