Hi dolls, and welcome to my February favourites post. If February is the month of love, I've certainly been loving a lot this month and I can't wait to share these items with you so let's get stuck in!
Lime Crime Velvetines in Cashmere
So, I'm blaming Harley for this one: I've finally tried the Lime Crime Velvetines and I cannot fault the formula. It smells like cookies, is long-lasting without feeling drying, with perfect colour payoff after just a single application. I want one in every colour and highly recommend these for those who are a fan of a bold, matte lip. *I'd written this post a little while before the awkward Lime Crime scandal unfolded. Years ago, I was a huge fan of Doe Deere's blog but over time witnessed some very dubious drama unfold. Seemingly history has repeated itself and I would highly recommend using a secure payment method such as Paypal if you plan to order from the Lime Crime website.
The Body Book by Cameron Diaz
To be quite honest, I wasn't expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did - I feel completely enlightened by it. Separated into sections to do with nutrition, body and mind, I feel it has totally opened my eyes on the subject of health and fitness. Rather than suggesting a specific diet plan or exercise regime, this book goes into detail as to what our bodies need to truly flourish, and explaining how a modern-day lifestyle actually has it's downfalls regarding health and fitness which we can remedy by eating well and moving more. This book has encouraged me to pay more attention to what my body needs, and for the first time I understand just how much I will benefit from treating it well.
Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Cosmic
Filled with fine sparkle, this Moondust shadow is so, so beautiful. I opted for Cosmic which is the perfect highlight shade for a night out, giving lids a beautiful glimmer without straying into the realms of tacky, chunky glitter. I love this.
Like just about everybody else, I'm loving the influx of rose gold everything at the moment - it warms up my usual silver choices without clashing, which makes a pleasant change - so I've been really pleased to add a couple of extra pieces to my collection lately. The Links of London pendant is beautifully reflective, whilst I love the pyramid stud strap of the Sekonda watch.
Bra fitting has always been something I've painstakingly avoided but after my own measurements just weren't adding up I went into Ann Summers and asked to be fitted. The experience was so helpful, I learnt a lot about how to determine whether a bra is the correct size, and I learnt that it really isn't a case of one-size-fits-all - a DD in one style might be perfect whilst another comes up tiny. Personally, the plunge styles made at Ann Summers fit me perfectly, they feel both sexy and supportive, and having bought the classic black and white options a few months ago and still loving them I decided to treat myself to this red set. I'd wholly advise getting fitted in there as I feel like a weight has been lifted (very literally!)
The Glam Guide by Fleur De Force
Somehow I'd never heard of Fleur de Force either through blogging or YouTube. But being an illustration geek who's madly in love with Sally Faye's work I felt I needed this book as soon as I'd read that she'd illustrated it (and hey, any kind of advice on how to be effortlessly glamorous is always welcome.) In total honesty I don't really feel like the content of this book is goes into a lot of depth, maybe it's just not my cup of tea, but it's probably a really great option for beginners - teenagers or anyone not too sure about their personal style. For those already interested in fashion and beauty there probably isn't a lot you'll learn from this book, but with that said, it's a pleasant enough read and the illustrations are just lovely.
Have you tried any of these items? What were your February favourites, and will you be giving any of these a go?