So I totally forgot there are 28 days in February - oops! This month has been a bit busier than normal, I've been helping a friend move house (you know you're an absolute fab friend when you spend 5 hours cleaning their flat just so they can get their deposit back). At the beginning of the month I had the worst break out I've ever had - well it's still here lurking just not as inflamed. It's all along my jaw line, and as gross as it sounds it gets to the point where there are 2-3 puss filled spots that come up a day.. Now, the products I have began to use calm it a little, but won't make it disappear. So if anyone has any suggestions please let me know! Also this month, I've had to put up with seeing tons of lovely holiday pictures people have posted on Instagram, which has urged me to start saving to go on holiday this year... This means a strict spending ban. Therefore, I don't have that many favourites but they're good'ens!
Soap & Glory Face Soap and Clarity - £7.00
I highly recommend this face wash, it really saved my skin after my breakout. I found it unclogged a lot of build up and really brightened up my skin. The description does say that it isn't drying but I do find that it is the tiniest bit so it's probably suited to someone with more oily skin.
La Roche Posay - Effaclar Duo - £13.00
I cannot praise this enough, although I feel this isn't doing what it's meant to (corrective and unclogging anti-imperfection care) I find that my skin is noticeably smoother and my foundation goes on a dream! I haven't had any problems with drying as some people have, so I would be aware of that. I use this in the morning after the Soap & Glory wash and toning with Lush's 'Tee Tree Water'.
La Roche Posay - Effaclar K - £13.00
I use this in the evening, and when I wake up feel my skin is so clear looking. I feel as if scarring I have from previous spots are visibly reduced. I couldn't tell you if it's because I use both the Duo & the K in a day or if it's one or the other but my skin certainly has changed even though my break out is still slightly visible.
Lush - Twilight Shower Gel £?.??
I've been trying to use up all of my Christmas Lush stash because of the notorious use by dates. I've fallen in love with this, it's absolutely beautiful. I don't usually like lavender smells, I was reluctant to try this but I'm so glad I did. The smell is much more sweet that lavender, more of a candy smell but at the same time very sophisticated. There is a slight shimmer in the shower gel but I haven't noticed it transfer to my skin at all. Because it's limited edition it's currently unavailable on their website, but I'm sure you can find it on ebay or amazon!
River Island - Paris Perfume 75ml £12.00
Oh my goodness.. This is slowly becoming my favourite perfume ever. Its up there with Chanel Chance and Marc Jacobs Daisy. I swear it smells similar to another high end perfume but I just can't work out what it is. The notes are described as: white flowers and creamy woods blended with dark amber and vanilla bark. The smell lingers for hours and hours I just cannot recommend this enough. If you're in River Island please go and smell it!
Real Techniques - Expert Face Brush - £9.99
I've used plenty of duo fibre brushes in the past for my foundation (ELF Stippling Brush, MAC 187) but this one is definitely a keeper. It's so soft, but really dense which makes foundation application so easy and look absolutely flawless. I love the fact that after washing Real Techniques brushed they dry quickly and always maintain their shape.
Essie - Absolutely Shore - £7.91
This colour has hardly left my nails this month! After lusting over it for months I found it on ebay for around £4 and snapped it up. It is the perfect spring colour and a much more subtle version of the famous 'Mint Candy Apple'. I have to admit, it does take a good few coats to get the colour completely opaque but it's well worth it. I'm not quite sure if the one I purchased is an old formula as the brush is very thin and as I mentioned it takes a few coats.
Vivo - Barely There - £1.99 (yes, £1.99!)
I've had this lipstick for a while now and only just started using it again (I'm trying to leave the dark winter reds behind!). I forgot how nice the formula is in these lipsticks, and the colour pay off is incredible for such a low price. This, to me, is the perfect... oh no, I'm going to say it ''your lips but better'' shade. I wouldn't say it's matte, maybe more of a satin finish but I can't rave about this enough. You can buy Vivo products in Tesco too!