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Leah’s February Favorites


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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

Leah foundation makeup brush

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.

Leah too face natural face palette

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

Garnier oil closeup hands makeup remover

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

Leah feb fave peter pan collars

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.

Leah velvet dress boots j crew necklace

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.

Heart sweater

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

February other monthly 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!

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28 Responses to “Leah’s February Favorites”

  1. 1
    February 25th, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Just wanted to say I really like the pillows/blanket on your couch!

  2. 2
    February 25th, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Love the two Peter Pan collar tops you have pictured–do you know where they’re from?
    (Also, Miike Snow is the best!)

  3. 3
    February 25th, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Your hair looks flawless.

  4. 4
    February 25th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks for mentioning the Garnier Cleansing Oil, I’ve been looking for something similar so I’ll give that one a try! And “Kafka on the Shore” is one my Murakami favorites :)

  5. 5
    February 25th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I love your list! I just wanted to say the cover girl foundation is amazing. I have to disagree with your comment about using fingers to blend. I had no problems with streaks at all. It was my foundation of choice while travelling because I didn’t need to bring a brush, concealer and powder with me. I brought mascara, the foundation and lipstick. Done! The bottle is also small enough to put in the required liquids baggie on flights.

  6. 6
    February 25th, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Leah is the funniest and easiest to relate to writer on CF. I love all of her posts! I always look out for her recommendations. Thanks for an awesome post, Leah!

  7. 7
    February 25th, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I think this is my favorite CF post ever, and I’ve been reading almost since the beginning. I want to try everything she mentioned! Leah is so relatable and blithe. I would read a post by her everyday. Thanks Leah!!!

  8. 8
    February 25th, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Do you have your own blog? Because you totally should! I always enjoy reading your posts and I think you’re an awesome writer! Keep up the good work :)

  9. 9
    February 25th, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Thanks Sarah. Being a crazy perfectionist, I rearranged them for this article, so I’m glad you noticed.

    Hi Callan, my navy Peter Pan top is from a J Crew factory outlet (ooh la la) and my cream and gold one is from a local boutique called Entourage. I’m kind of obsessed with that store. They have an online shop as well.

    Thanks, Taylor. I would do a dramatic hair flip, but you couldn’t see it…

    Roanne, definitely try it! There are some other products in that line I plan to try. Murakami is the best. Do you recommend any other novels by him? I’ve only read Kafka and 1Q84.

    Louise, I will try it with my fingers again. I am happy it works for you because I’m a lazy-use-my-fingers girl sometimes and would love to be able to use it that way. My skin’s been quite dry so that might be the real culprit for it looking uneven.

    Aww, Virginia and Laura. You guys just made my day! Sending internet love your way :)

  10. 10
    February 26th, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Definitely agree with what everyone is saying here, you’re adorable and great!

    Glad to see more of your stuff recently

  11. 11
    February 26th, 2014 at 1:43 am

    I’d just like to say that I’m loving your posts! Your commentary/puns are fantastic.

  12. 12
    February 26th, 2014 at 2:35 am

    I looooovvvvveeee these posts…They are so cute, and reading them makes me feel like I’m hanging out with some girl friends…adorbs!

  13. 13
    February 26th, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Love this post and your favorites are really cute and I love the love pullover you have which is super cute your blog is so relatable (: ! x

  14. 14
    February 26th, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I’m in love with that Cover Girl foundation, too! I’m sad that it took me so long to try it. The first time I used it and put it on with my fingers, it looked pretty streaky too, but i think it was because my skin was dry at the time. I’ve tried it again since, and it’s much better. I just take a little makeup sponge around the harder to blend areas, like around my nose.

    Can you tell me where you got that cute heart sweater and velvet dress? I’ve been dying to find a perfect dress like that.

  15. 15
    February 26th, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I love your features, Leah! You do such a good job, and you’re adorable and have a great personality. I may just try that foundation. Your outfits are awesome, too! I’m looking forward to your next list.

  16. 16
    February 26th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Love the cream peter pan color top and the velvet skater dress. Love that velvet is back!

    Keep up the good work!

  17. 17
    February 26th, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Oops, I mean peter pan *collar

  18. 18
    February 26th, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    This is such a cute post! Love the heart sweater and the rest.


  19. 19
    February 26th, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Kudos for the Miike Snow shout-out! I highly recommend all of their music.

  20. 20
    February 26th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Just a question…when buying makeup products do you care if they test on animals or not? A lot of the products mentioned on this website, like Revlon and Covergirl and Garnier, all test on animals. And i guess I am surprised that collegefashion recommends these products when this is such a “fashion forward” site. Like I know this website covered the lack of minority models in fashion shows, and lack of skin colors in foundation, but animal issues are important too! I’m not asking you to stop featuring companies that test on animals on your website, you can do whatever you want. But at least think about it?

  21. 21
    February 26th, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Literally just went out and bought the face wash.
    1. My skin is so dry and I was dying for a solution.
    2. Oils I’ve seen on other sites are soo expensive. I had no idea this existed.
    3. I love your posts soo def willing to give your recommendations a try!
    Thanks Leah!

  22. 22
    February 27th, 2014 at 9:27 am

    “Animal” is equally catchy. Glad you like them too, Suzie.

    Irina, I think that is definitely something of importance to be considered. Some of my favorite brands that don’t test on animals include Urban Decay, the Body Shop (love their body butters), Freeman’s clay masks, and Alba Botanical’s face scrubs. College Fashion has done articles dedicated this in the past, but it’s been a while. Do you have any product recommendations for me to try?

    You won’t be disappointed, Jaime!

  23. 23
    February 28th, 2014 at 2:07 am

    Well not really product recommendations, but I love any eyeshadows and lipsticks by Too Faced! And as for drugstore brands that don’t test on animals, pixi and ELF are really good for foundations/powders/etc :)

  24. 24
    February 28th, 2014 at 2:10 am

    It took me awhile to find products that I liked that didn’t test on animals though. I used to love Covergirl and Maybelline, but not when I know they test their products on animals :(

  25. 25
    March 1st, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I didn’t know Too Faced didn’t test on animals, I love them too. I’ll have to try Pixi, I’ve seen them around but haven’t ever tried anything by them.

    It’s so sad that most of the mainstream drugstore makeup brands that you can get at Wal-Mart or Target test on animals. I read that Covergirl was trying to phase out animal testing though (maybe thanks to Ellen).

  26. 26
    March 2nd, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    well, watched the music video. that was a mistake

  27. 27
    March 2nd, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    It’s traumatizing! I thought it would be funny, but I was so wrong. Sorry you had to watch that Taylor. Don’t judge a song by it’s video :)

  28. 28
    March 3rd, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Thanks for discussing the cleansing oil I have one by philosophy but it was quite expensive and I’ve been debating getting the garnier one but I didn’t know about it’s effectiveness in removing makeup. What you may also love by real techniques is their miracle complexion sponge I’ve only seen them at ulta but it’s amazing no streaks blends amazingly and hardly absorbs any product provides great coverage with a natural looking finish & cut my foundation & concealer application time in half.

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