February Favourites

Saturday 2 March 2013


I was inspired this morning by the beautiful sunshine and so thought I'd join all the other bloggers out there and do a monthly "favourites" post.
This month I've been loving a mixture of beauty, haircare & skincare products - all of them nice and cheap as well.

St Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub - This has been a favourite of mine for a while, it smells amazing, it exfoliates your skin perfectly making it feel smooth and clean without being over scrubbed. It also lasts me quite a while and as it's usually on offer in Superdrug for £1.99 - you really can't complain! Plus, I will pay full price for it if it's not on offer. I have found though that the other scrubs in the range aren't as good, I hated the sensitive one and the olive oil version just didn't exfoliate at all.

Seventeen Three Way Eyeliner - This is brilliant. I'm not the best at applying eyeliner, especially when I'm rushing to get ready for work in the morning choosing time in bed over beauty time. It's super easy to apply taking literally seconds and it makes your lashes appear fuller and thicker without looking like you're wearing eyeliner if you're going for the au naturel look.

Natural Collection Sapphire & Sea Mineral Body Spray - This smells amazing! So fresh and what surprises me is that the smell lasts all day. I'm usually a fan of floral/sweet scents but since being pregnant for some reason I can find them overbearing and just prefer to spritz a little of this on.

Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm - I actually despise the taste and scent of this but I find that it works wonders on my dry lips and also makes a great base for any lip products that I want to apply on top. The scent disappears pretty quickly fortunately and it leaves your lips feeling smooth and replenished, just like it says on the tube.

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Papaya - I snaffled this from Superdrug after telling myself not to buy anything but they reeled me in by placing it right next to the till, sneaky! I couldn't resist - and I'm glad I didn't. It's a beautiful, bright coral colour and it makes me feel nice and Springy. I did initially have a few problems with application finding that the varnish would blob down the brush and be sparse in some areas and too thick in others. I found that just whacking a generous amount on as quickly as possible solved those problems and it's stayed relatively chip free 4 days after application.

Seventeen Doll'd Up Mascara - See my post here. I still love it, it makes my lashes look so long and it lasts all day.

Nivea Gentle Cleansing Cream Face Wash - My skin is still really dry and I was looking for a cheap face wash that would make my skin feel a little more nourished in the shower. I found this for a bargainous £1.48 in Superdrug. It's smooth with little beads in and I use this as my daily face wash alongside the St Ives on alternating days. It lathers up nicely and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and moisturised.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Protective Styling Spray - This smells delicious, I love spraying it on my hair. I use it before I blow dry and then on every section of hair that I straighten. As I have to apply quite a lot of heat for a long time on my hair, I find it can look frazzled and even still frizz despite nearly 2 hours of straightening. This helps put a stop to that and leaves me with frizz free, divinely scented hair.

You can pick up all of these products in either Boots or Superdrug and each one costs no more than £7.

What are your favourite products this month?


  1. The Barry M polish is a lovely colour!

    Kimberley x

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  2. I'm thinking of trying the st ives scrub stuff, can you use it everyday?

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  3. I have the Nivea face wash nice blog come visit mine and if you like what you see maybe we could follow each other? http://thepocketsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

  4. I really enjoy the St Ive's scrub. Used it this morning x

  5. I have wanted to try the Frizz Ease Spray for the longest time but I wasn't sure how good it would be. I have the same problem, I can style my hair for hours and still end up with a frizzy mess! Curly hair isn't all too fun to straighten, haha



    1. Yeah, I definitely recommend it! It's not too pricey either :-) I wish I'd been born with straight hair haha! x

  6. That nail polish looks amazing and I love rimmel apocalips!

    A little bit Unique



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