February 2013 Beauty Favourites

It’s time for February favourites. Can’t believe that I am doing this on time!

In my January favourites  (still loving those products a lot) I’ve talked about makeup only, so I’ve promised to include some other beauty products this time, so I am keeping my promise.

Nails

LVX Sanguine Nail Lacquer

I am very impressed with this nail polish, it is amazing. I have written about it last week and actually forgot to mention that I was also very impressed with how quickly it dries,  even without a top coat.

Revlon Nail Polish in Revlon Red

I did not like Revlon nail polishes at first,  mostly because of the long and thin brushes. But practice makes perfect and now my application techniques improved a lot. Plus I really love this shade of red, wore it twice in February.

Makeup

YSL Eye Shadow Duo in 35 Caramel Tan/Burnt Brown

I thought that it was a LE, so I did not talk that much about this little gem, otherwise I would. I love it to pieces and use it a lot.  This is in my top 5 eye shadows that I own, for sure. Perfect reddish brown, matte and

Clarins Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate Review

One of the reasons why I love Clarins is because the brand often has amazing gift with purchase offers. This is why occasionally  I end up buying more products than I originally plan to.

Clarins Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate is actually a great example.  I saw that this was a buy-two-get-it-free the other day and had to indulge.

Since I am a huge fan of the Toning Body Polisher and the scent I knew that I’d like the shower concentrate, as well.

This line is supposed to “Tone, Cleanse & Invigorate” . Although I can’t comment on the tone effect (you should follow with the oil and cream to see the toning/firming benefits), it definitely cleanses, refreshes nicely and

5 Weekdays – 5 Lipsticks

My personal lipstick  drawer is getting out of control. But I keep using the same products over, and over again. So last week I’ve decided to plan my “weekday lipstick wardrobe” in advance. Here are the five products I’ve chosen:

5 Weekdays - 5 Lipsticks BECCA, Hourglass, Rouge Bunny Rouge, Clarins, Elis Faas

BECCA Ultimate Matte Lip Colour in Eloise (review and lip swatches)

This is the lightest shade of all and the only matte formula from the selection. Eloise is a beautiful baby pink that suits any look, just make sure that your lips are in a great condition, as otherwise it may enhance the dry patches.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Sheer Lipstick Succulence of Dew in Murmurings (review and swatches)

I have been loving this lipstick recently,  it feels extremely comfortable on the lips, hydrating and moisturizing. Plus it gives

Perfect Body Care Combo: Clarins Body Oil and Lotion

Ever since I discovered the Clarins blog, I’ve been reading their beauty posts and watching their beauty videos with a great pleasure.

So today I want to share the video that really inspired my current body care routine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsz4VTuzfqM

Tonic Body Treatment Oil “Firming/Toning” (£38/$56 )+ Moisture Rich Body Lotion (£30/$40) = fantastic combo!

My products were a gift with purchase so this is why they are so small

My skin feels very smooth, soft and

Best Beauty Products of 2014: Skincare

Here is finally a third part of my 2014 favourites: you can see part one here and part two here. This time it is all about skincare… Best Beauty Products of 2014 Skincare Elemis Ren FOM Clarins Algenist Jo Malone

Cleansers

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm (Review) This was definitely my favourite cleanser of the year, it smells divine, feels gentle on the skin and leaves it smooth and plumped. Having a massage with it is so relaxing and pampering, a great way to finish off a busy day and have some “me” time.

One-Step Facial Cleanser with Orange Extract (review)

When I am in a rush, and don’t have time for a “proper” cleanse, which is usually in the mornings, – this is the product I reach for. I find that it works great for my dry and sensitive skin, removes the makeup and does leave the skin feeling amazing, as if I did the whole cleanse-tone routine. Did I mention the lovely scent?

Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner (review)

Another Clarins product, a