Since I was going through makeup detox these past couple of months there are not many products that I’ve been using on a daily bases. I’ve been spending from 5 to 10 minutes to do my makeup which was a big surprise to my family ( I usually spend closer to an hour on makeup).
Starting of with perfume, there are three that I enjoyed using the most throughout the month of February. Since I am not the greatest at describing the scents I checked online what the notes are in each fragrance.
Chanel Coco Noir has notes of grapefruit and bergamot accentuate the rose and jasmine infused floral accord, while notes of Indonesian patchouli and sandalwood add warmth.
CK IN2U by Calvin Klein has notes of pink grapefruit fizz, sicilian bergamot, red currant leaves, sugar orchid, and vanilla.
Burberry Eau De Parfum is a fruity fragrance with top notes of blackcurrant and fresh green apple. Combined with heart notes of cedar wood, jasmine, moss and sandalwood, the fragrance has a rich and sensual tone musk and vanilla smooth the scent for a gentle warmth.
The foundations that I’ve been reaching for the most are Burberry Fresh Glow and L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte foundation. On a daily bases I like my skin to look very natural and glowing but once in a while I want my foundation to have matte finish. Since I have dry skin most of the matte foundations don’t work for my skin type except L’Oreal Infallible matte foundation that seems to be working great with my skin and stays on throughout the day. The brush that I’ve been using to apply the foundation is Bobbi Brown brush which I was skeptical about purchasing but I’ve been getting so much use out of it.
For my eyes I rediscovered my Lorac Pro 2 palette. The two colors I’ve been using on a daily bases are Rose and Mocha.
The Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 palette was a little disappointment when I purchased it. Although I love basic matte colors it seemed very dull and boring. The past month I found my self using it more often in the crease of the eye or to fill in my eyebrows. In February I went back to using Maybelline Fit Me concealer which I loved for a very long time. It is very creamy and light concealer. The mascara that I used is Dior Iconic Overcurl which gives my eyelashes length and volume.
If you have a reward points at Sephora then you probably know that you receive a gift for your birthday. Back in July I received a gift of two NARS lipsticks and an eyeliner. I fell in love with the eyeliner from the first use and then I lost the eyeliner. Several months past by and I gave up on a search for the eyeliner when I finally found it! In my opinion it is the best eyeliner for waterline that doesn’t smudge on me.
For my lips I’ve been obsessing over Rimmel London Diva Red 500 which is nice berry red lipstick that is moisturizing and long lasting. The nude lipstick that I’ve been using is Essence 05 Cool Nude. Whenever I try to find perfect drugstore nude lipstick, they are either too brown or too light, however this color seems to match my skin tone perfectly.
Aside from beauty favorites there are few other things I wanted to mention.
Recently when I was feeling down and while scrolling through Netflix movie list I stumbled upon a movie with a very simple name “Happy“. It is such an inspirational and uplifting movie that shows people all around the world and what makes them happy. I highly recommend watching this movie.
There are few songs that I have on repeat that put me in a very good mood. The fist one is The Scott Brothers-Hold On. If you ever watched Property Brothers or Buying and Selling then you’ll know the duo. A very sweet song that talks about coming home and it always makes me think of my family and friends that live in a different state. The second song is by Julian Perretta-Miracle.Both the song and the video always puts me in a happy mood and makes me want to dance. In my playlist you would find songs in different languages and one of my favorite Spanish artists is David Bisbal with songs No Amanece, Diez Mil Maneras, Tu y Yo.
After all the holidays I’ve been trying to get into shape and I like to exercise in the comfort of my home. There are two YouTube channels that help me with the exercises. The first one is XHIT Daily that features different series of workout. After intense workout I like to take some time to relax with a little bit of Yoga. My favorite channel is Yoga with Adriene .
That is all for my February favorites, Hope you have a wonderful day!
Till next time,