February may be the shortest month, but to me, it felt like the longest. That’s because this month of love lacked certain things that I love, including the sun and warm weather. However, I have discovered some products that I absolutely love and wanted to share (and, as always, these are not sponsored or freebies, just stuff I bought and loved).
Without further ado, let’s get to my February Favorites:
1. On the Face
This Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation not only has the longest name ever, but it stays on really well. I love the finish because it’s not too dewy and it’s not over-matte. Instead, it keeps skin looking flawless, natural, and bright. It also has a pump, which is great for me because I spill everything I touch. (My shade is 820. My nickname is Lil Spill.)
The only con is that it takes a long time to blend. I also do not recommend using this with your fingers because things can get streaky. Instead, I’m jumping on the bandwagon and recommending the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to use with this foundation. I traveled the seven seas (AKA Target and Wal-Mart) looking for this brush until finally finding it at Ulta. It’s a $9 treasure worth the hype.
This is the Too Faced Natural Face palette. Recently, I’ve been getting more into blush and the two in this palette are wonderful. The creme blush has more of a matte, terra cotta color. The other blush is a beautiful peachy pink with light golden sparkles. This would be great for traveling, since it’s compact and contains so much product.
2. Stuff for Your Skin
As seen in the header picture, this is the Garnier Nourishing Cleansing Oil with jojoba and macadamia oil. Unlike makeup removing towelettes, this makeup removing oil doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry, tight, and red.
On the other hand, it’s not as moisturizing and oily as one might expect. I rub this all over my face, with an extra pump on my eyelids, and add water. With water, it turns into a gel consistency. It’s magic.
I use this instead of a cleanser on those mornings when I wake up and my skin feels like I’ve swapped faces with a desert-dwelling lizard. It’s working great for me so far!
3. Favorite Clothing
I might be a little late to the party, but Peter Pan collars are becoming a staple in my wardrobe quicker than Wendy can say, “Neverland!” Does anyone know where the name comes from? I have no idea, and I feel like I’m missing something obvious here. Then again, that’s how I feel when I read some of my textbooks. Sigh.
I’ve also loved this velvet skater dress, these sweater leggings, and this J. Crew Factory statement necklace. This is the comfiest dress ever, and can be worn during the day or at night.
Speaking of comfy, I heart this sweater. And there’s no better time than February to wear a fuzzy heart sweater, right?
4. Other Favorites
Confession: I am a nutcracker. My favorite snack this month has been, shells down, roasted pistachios. These are my favorite thing to munch on before bed.
Also, I wanted to talk about the two books I read this month – they’re complete opposites:
Kafka on the Shore is by the Japanese author Haruki Murakami. The novel is about a fifteen-year old boy, Kafka, running away from home to escape an Oedipus Rex fate. Murakami is a master of making the reader experience dreamlike events in everyday settings. The characters don’t control all of their actions. Sometimes sardines just fall from the sky. Warning to younger readers: I wasn’t sure if I wanted to include this because it is graphic.
If you’re more of a Delirium fan, Kiera Cass’ The Selection is a funny, teenage, romantic novel with sprinkles of fairy tale elements. It’s lighthearted, unpredictable, with a unique protagonist and a GIANT CLIFFHANGER AT THE END. I will be purchasing the sequel at some point.
5. Favorite Song
The reason I’ve linked the audio and not the video, is because the video is kind of disturbing and horror movie-like. My favorite dance move while listening to this? Paddling the oar, obviously!
Tell me what you think:
What have you been loving this month? Have you tried any of these makeup products? What clothes kept popping up in your wardrobe this month? Let me know in the comments below!