FEBRUARY 2016 BEAUTY FAVOURITES

I have been loving so many new products over the last month, so I’m excited to share them with you. I’ve had a really difficult month in my personal life and I’ve been looking especially pasty white and drawn. I’ve been using the Bondi Sands Liquid Gold Self Tanning Dry Oil (£14.99 from Boots) to give myself a bit of colour. It has a coconut scent that reminds me of summer holidays and dries very quickly. I’ve found it so much easier to use that other fake tans as you don’t need to wash this one off. It is easy to rub in evenly, hydrates the skin (it contains Argan Oil) and develops over a few hours to give you a lovely bronzed glow.

I finished my usual go-to leave-in conditioning spray from Schwarzkopf (reviewed here) and instead of repurchasing, I decided to try the KMS California SilkSheen Leave-In Conditioner Spray (£16 from Look Fantastic) and I love it so much! It’s a great de-tangler and it adds extra softness and shine to my hair.

I’ve been using Invisibobbles for a long time now, but they have just added Power bobbles to their line-up. The Invisibobble Power (£4.95 for 3-Pack from Boots) is a larger and stronger version of the cult traceless hair ring and gives you a lot more grip. They are extra stong and I love using them for a tight high ponytail.

Sleek MakeUP Matte Me Lip Cream in Petal

You all know my love for all things Sleek MakeUP by now, and I’ve been wearing one of their Matte Me lip creams all month. The Sleek MakeUP Matte Me Lip Cream in Petal (£4.99 from Boots) is a pretty pink-toned nude that gives full coverage in just one coat. It’s light, long-lasting and comfortable to wear too. This is just the perfect spring shade!

I’ve mostly been at home for the last month, so I’ve been wearing a lot of BB and CC creams instead of fuller coverage foundations. I’ve been loving applying these with the pretty UBU Glow Stick Foundation Brush (£6.80 from Amazon). It is made from synthetic nylon brushes and is very soft. I’ve been using it to stroke on these lighter liquid creams for a flawless finish.

The Technic Prime It Illuminating Face Primer (£4.17 from Amazon) is such a good budget primer. It has a real shimmery irridescent finish straight out of the bottle but it adds a lovely natural luminous glow to the skin when you wear it under foundation. It also evens out the complexion and creates a smooth base for makeup, and has a handy pump dispenser too. This one is definitely worth a try.

Lottie London Soap Star Solid Brush Cleanser (£6.99 from Superdrug). Basically this is a travel-friendly solid bar of soap contained in a little plastic pot. You wet your dirty makeup brush and swirl it over the top of the soap bar to create a lather. You then rinse your brushes with water and leave them to dry. This is really good at cleaning my brushes, even stubborn brightly coloured pigments. When I’ve finished, I wipe over the top of the soap bar with a cleansing wipe just to keep it clean.

Have you tried any of my February beauty favourites?

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