February was going to plan until the snow hit and threw me off a bit but it’s definitely given me some much needed time to get back to regular uploads! Let me know what you guys think about my new schedule (Tuesdays and Fridays at 6 o’clock). Today I’m going to be talking about my February favourite and as usual, Ive got a good mixture of things this month including some makeup and some lifestyle bits and bobs so let’s get into it!
Right this is a strange one but for some reason during February I experienced a real urge to have some more greenery in my life! I’ve always loved plants, indoors and outdoors and I love how fresh and clean they can make a room look and feel. I’ve been wanting to get some plants for my flat at university for quite some time now and I just never got round to it. I’m a huge fan of artificial plants because, as someone who is living in two places all year round, I don’t always have time to water and keep real plants healthy. I’ve been buying flowers regularly at uni and those have really brightened up the windowsill in my kitchen however I just felt like the living room was also in some need of green! I bought these guys (above) in various shops around Nottingham, all are artificial except the one at the back left. All cost me under £10 each which is also fab and makes me want more! I have a few artificial plants back in my room at home which is ideal as I’m not able to tend to them whilst I’m at uni and even though they aren’t real they still look it and add such a nice pop of green to my bedroom! I have a post specifically about Homesense and another of my favourite homeware shops so click here if you want to see more!
Speaking of tropical prints and my new blog post coming up soon *cough cough* (I wonder if I’ll break any records for self-promo in this post?!) I thought I would include one in my favourites. This is a trend I am more than happy to welcome into my home as I love plants and all things green and turquoise which seems to be the key features of many tropical prints out now. The above image shows off some of Dunelm’s new Voyager range which is just FABULOUS and I am obsessed with it. It features so many quirky and bold coloured items and I want it all! What do you think of this trend? Do you love it or hate it? Let me know in the comments below.
URBAN DECAY NAKED ILLUMINATED SHIMMERING POWDER
I know I’ve already reviewed this product, so I’ll put a link underneath this and keep it short! I’m a huge fan of natural looking highlighters and a shimmering powder is definitely my kind of product. I love that it’s light and doesn’t look chalky whatsoever. I also really like the packaging too, it’s so pretty and elegant looking. I’m so exited to wear this during Summer for a natural glow whilst in the sun and on holiday!
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS MODERN RENAISSANCE PALETTE
Again, I’ve reviewed this product so I’ll keep this short and sweet and there will be a link underneath this too. I’ve been using this palette every single day over the last couple of weeks and I’m loving it! I’m enjoying using pinks, reds and oranges at the moment so this palette is perfect for these looks. I tend to use Burnt Orange and Raw Sienna in my crease and then I warm it up using Realgar and Venetian Red. I darken the outer corner with Cyprus Umber and I put Vermeer or Primavera all over my lid to add some glam. Also, the quality of this palette is unreal and I recommend it to everyone that asks me what my staple products are!
INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINES
I’ve been buying interior design magazines for a long time and it never occurred to me to put them in a favourites post as they’re just part of my normal routine. I’ve got a few on the go at the moment which I’m always flicking through to gather inspiration for my blog or for my scrapbook. I enjoy reading about the latest trends and the way that people choose to style different items of furniture and decor. I will be starting a new series this Friday (I mentioned this briefly earlier) where I will be discussing interior trends and crazes so keep your eyes peeled for that! These magazines will definitely help with these posts. If any of you have suggestions as to what interior magazines I might like, do let me know as I’m always looking for new ones to look at.
KIKO ARCTIC HOLIDAY BAKED BLUSH IN 01 MARMOREAL BISCUIT
Another plug it seems – I’ve reviewed this item before too! I really enjoyed using this over Winter and I seem to be using it even more now it’s Spring. It leaves such a healthy glow and adds the perfect amount of colour on my cheeks. I’ve always loved KIKO products, mainly for the quality but also the prices are so reasonable. Unfortunately this blusher isn’t available anymore however they still offer a huge variety of blushers and they often bring out baked products so keep an eye out for those. It might be worth checking out other brands too as baked products seem to be really popular at the moment.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Dude. This film is INCREDIBLE. I’ve never been so glued to a screen in my life. The music, the colours, the story, the talent, everything about this film is truly inspiring! The whole way through I wanted to sing and dance. As someone that used to go to singing lessons for years, songs like these were something we looked for every week and I wish these had been available for my teacher and I to work on for a show! I strongly recommend going to see this in the cinema before it’s no longer available as there’s nothing like a couple of hours to zone out and enjoy something as good as this! make it a treat and get some sweets or popcorn and really enjoy yourself because it’s such a beautiful feel-good film so make the most of it!
So there we have it, all the things that have made me enjoy February that extra bit more! I would love to know what you guys have been loving so feel free to mention anything in the comments! If you didn’t see my January favourites post you can read that here!
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