Today I'm gonna try something new on my blog, monthly faves :) I love reading this kind of post on other blogs so I thought why not. I'm not sure yet if this is gonna be a regular thing on my blog so I didn't wanna title this post February favorites :)
My first favorite is Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in the shade Nude-ist. It's far from nude but I adore it, it's the perfect dusty pink color, works great with my skin tone and goes well with all makeup looks. The formula is amazing too, it starts as a cream and then dries in minutes to a matte finish that doesn't bulge. It's a bit pricier (Essence and Catrice girl here) but worth every cent.
I've been pairing Nude-ist with I <3 makeup contour palette in I Heart Definition Fair which I got in a giveaway at Low maintenance beauty blog. I'm not over the moon about the bronzer and highlighter, bronzer is too dark for me at the moment and highlighter is pretty but pink based and it clashes with my yellow skin undertone. Why I would buy this palette in a heartbeat is the blush. Again like Nude-ist, a dusky matte rose shade with nice pigmentation and great staying power. This blush and lip cream have been my go to makeup products this month, appropriate for all occasions.
I have so many cuticle care products I tend to neglect them. Burt's bees Farmer's Friend Hand Salve is one of them. I initially bought it for my cuticles but with 85 grams of product it soon became clear it's gonna go bad before I'd use it all up :) I started using it on any dry spots, cuticles, hands, elbows, knees, feet, you name it and my skin loves it. My only complaint is the smell, it has a strong herbal scent with rosemary and lavender, which I'm not a fan. Still better than the typical "I wanna scrub my toilet with you" lemon scent (yeah I'm looking at you Lemony flutter).
Speaking of feet, Essence super-soft toe separators have been a lifesaver. I am someone who can't stand unpolished toes so I do pedis all year round. The classic foam toe separators were really painful for me to use (I have weird feet?). This separators are made from soft memory foam type material and i don't even feel them. The only problem I have is the mismatched color, why can't both separators be the same color?
Dove purely pampering shower gels have been quite a cult fave and after trying them I see why. These baby are so moisturising and hydrating its insane. I have very dry skin and since using Almond Cream with Hibiscus and Pistachio Cream with Magnolia shower gels I can actually go a day or two a week without putting moisturiser on after showering. Ingredient wise they are shit but for results like this I'm ready to turn a blind eye to them.
If you're a fan of coffee I would strongly recommend Barcaffee Irish coffee. This stuff is so good I could drink it all the time.
I been trying to watch more movies and the one that stuck out the most this month was What we do in the shadows. It's a mocumentary showing the life of vampires in modern days. It's such a funny and endearing movie and also a refreshing break from the typical Hollywood stuff.
My biggest fave is probably something special that I've never done before. Nika from beautyfullblog.si organised face painting for a masquerade holiday for kids from Youth care centre Malči Belič Ljubljana. To be honest I was so scared :) I've never done anything like this before and I was so worried I'm gonna fuck thing up, give the kids bad face paints and ruin their holiday. Luckily it all turned out great, they gave us such a warm welcome and I had so much fun doing it. Being in a place like this, thinking about what these kids already went through really gives you another perspective on things and so much gratitude. So thank you again Nika for making it happen. Also this was my quick "lets work and put hair away from my face" ponytail, it would be nice if anyone told me "yo, your hair is fucked up, fix it" so I look super classy and put together on all photos :)
This turned out to be a super long and super rambly post :) I hope you'll like the break from typical nail polish posts as much as I did.
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