Monday, 20 March 2017

A fairly late Feb Faves | Too Faced Sweet Peach, Moana & Blue Highlighter?

Hello lovelies, and thank-you for coming back to my page. It feels like it has been forever since I last managed to take the time to sit down and write and I am so glad to be back. Today, I thought that it would be fun to write up a classic favourites post where I can share with you things that I have been adoring recently. 

Starting off with beauty, there are SO many products that I have fell in love with throughout the last month, the first being the NYX HD Foundation which was £12.50 from Boots and has worked wonders with my skin. On the Boots website, this foundation only has a three star rating but I absolutely adore it. It feels light on the skin, it blends like a dream and leaves your skin feeling flawless. I also find that this foundation allows both cream and powder products to blend easily over the top. I got the shade Nude which is an almost identical match to my skin. The only downside to this product that I have noticed is that the product tends to explode out of the bottom whilst opening the tube. 

Another product that I have been using non stop and have fallen in love with is a specific highlighter within the Sleek Midas Touch Highlighting palette. I was really shocked to have loved this product as it is a blue highlighter and in the shade Rhinestone. I haven't really had a chance to play around with the other shades within this palette but let me tell you, this blue is so pigmented and I adore it. It looks incredible and adds such a glow to your make-up, making it perfect for a night out. Unfortunately this product was limited edition and I am regretting not buying a back up but it cost £9.99 from the Sleek website. I personally use this baked blue shade to highlight my eyes and cheek bones but Sleek recommends to use this shade to highlight the brow bones. Nonetheless, I adore this highlighter and it is my all time go to.

Sticking with the theme of drugstore, the next product that I found myself picking up and to my surprise, loving is the Makeup Revolution Love the Revolution palette which was released as a valentines launch and I actually picked up from Superdrug as a free gift for spending £12 on make-up revolution. However, this product usually retails for £8, containing six large eye-shadows (three matte and three shimmer) and a gorgeous highlighter. These powders are so so pigmented, they blend incredibly and a full eye look can definitely be achieved with this palette alone. The shimmer shades require slightly more product than the mattes but work well together and creates gorgeous looks. This palette is currently my go to drugstore palette and although I always forget to use it due to it being in my eye draw, the highlighter is also extremely pigmented. I like how you can see into this palette without opening it but equally, I do wish that it had a mirror. I would definitely recommend this palette if you like warm tones and can't justify spending money on high-end palettes.

It is most likely not going to be a shock that a second eye-shadow palette has made it into my favourites and I was lucky enough to receive this product as a valentines present. It is a high-end palette that I have been eyeing up for months and months and was so happy when it got re-released. It is the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette.and most probably both my favourite and prettiest palette within my collection. This palette is rather pricey and costs £39 from Debenhams. Having said that, this palette contains eighteen shades which are all the same size and a mixture of mattes and shimmers. The packaging of this product is firm and stunning and this palette actually smells like peaches which is a bonus. I was a bit hesitant when wanting this palette as it is very pink/peach based and pink eye-shadow doesn't usually work for me but the shades in this palette work so well together and actually suits my eyes. My favourite shades within this palette are Bless Her Heart, Summer Yum, Nectar and Peach Pit. So many different looks can be created using this palette and I have been absolutely obsessed with it throughout the past month.

A new mascara that I recently decided to try out is the Benefit Bad Gal Lash. I personally wasn't expecting too much from this product because surely all mascaras are the same? I was wrong. This mascara is so good and completely worth the £18.50. I have stuck to drugstore mascaras in the past but was so shocked to see such a massive difference. This product doesn't clump, it separates every single lash and looks super natural. Another thing that I noticed is that when wearing this product, it genuinely feels like you have no mascara on, it is so lightweight and keeps your lashes lifted all day. I would definitely recommend and will be purchasing time and time again.

No favourites of mine would be complete without mentioning lip products. The first being a Make Up Revolution Lip Kit in the shade Noble. I have actually written up a separate post on these lip kits vs the Kylie Cosmetics ones but I have been wearing this shade non stop and I am so in love with it. It cost £6 from Superdrug and has such a good formula. The liner is creamy and glides on the lips and the lipstick turns completely matte whilst still being fairly comfortable to wear. I mostly love the shade of this product, it dries as a dark nude orange and I haven't ever seen a lipstick of this shade before. It is so versatile and lasts all day. I am yet to try out the other shades in the range but I already know that it is going to be difficult to find a colour that I love even more.

The final make-up product that I have been loving is the Too Faced Melted Nude Lipstick. I have owned six of these lipsticks so the formula is nothing new to me but I must admit, the application took me quite some time to get used to due to it being a brush on the end of the tube. I love this shade, it is the perfect nude and feels so creamy and mosturising on the lips. The product lasts for hours but doesn't tend to go patchy at all when it is rubbing off. These cost £19 each from the Too Faced website and are rather pricey but are such a lovely formula. 

Moving on, my next favourite is a shower gel by the brand treaclemoon and is the honeycomb secret and cost around £3 in Tesco for a 500ml bottle. I picked up this shower gel because the scent is incredible and the only other shower gels that I have found to smell as strong are by LUSH cosmetics. This product lathers up well and leaves your entire body smelling gorgeous. This brand does a whole range of different scented shower gels and I have been using this one non stop.

I have also been loving the LUSH Cosmetics Christingle Body Conditioner which I received in a Christmas gift set. It has a scent of peppermint and menthol and I find that it leaves my skin feeling so fresh and mosturised. I am so sad that this product is only part of their Christmas range as it is one of my all time favourite mosturisers but hopefully this will last me until the Christmas season.

Sticking to LUSH Cosmetics, I have also recently been loving their Vanillary Solid Perfume. I purchased this product a couple of years ago and loved it but then neglected it for quite some time. I like to put this in my hair as it really makes the scent pop. It is such a natural yet strong scent and is completely different to any perfume I have tried before. The scent lasts all day and you don't need to use much product at all. I believe that this cost around £10 but contains so much product and lasts for ages. I would highly recommend trying some of their solid perfumes.

Onto a slightly different topic, I got a new phone at the beginning of February which is the iPhone 6S in Rose Gold, I adore the colour but what I love even more if that I upped my storage from 16GB to 32GB and it has been an absolute life savior. I no longer have to delete apps and photos constantly in order to make room for more and it has been so nice. I would definitely recommend getting a 32GB phone as it makes life so much easier. 

Another thing that I have been loving is Ed Sheerans new album - Divide. I have been listening to it non stop over the past month and my favourite songs are Galway Girl, Supermarket Flowers and Happier. If you haven't already heard the album, then you need to as both the songs and lyrics are incredible. 

The final favourite of mine from February is a fairly new Disney film and of course is Moana. I was super excited for this film to be released but weren't sure if I would love it as much as others but it is definitely within my top five Disney films. I cannot wait to see Beauty and the Beast also!

I hope that you enjoyed having a read of my favourites, sorry that this post is super late but its better late than never. What were your favourites?

Thank-you for reading, Tay x


  1. I don't think I've ever seen that Sleek highlighter palette before, looks so nice!

    Alice | alicemaysnell

    1. Honestly it is stunning!!! It was a limited edition one around Christmas time and I am regretting not picking up a back up. Love your blog by the way :) x


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