Thursday, March 5, 2015

February Faves

Hey! So today I have the beauty products I used the most during February to share with you. A few of these things I just recently purchased and LOVED throughout the month, and a few were old favorites.

My first favorite was the Clean & Clear Persa-gel 10. Since I had my son in August, my skin has been TERRIBLE. I thought it was just stress at first, but now I'm sure it's hormonal. Either way I have never had so much acne before. I usually use Clean & Clear Advantage spot treatment which the main ingredient is salicylic acid. That has always worked well for clearing up existing acne, but it was no longer helping as much. So I decided to try something new. Sticking with the brand I love, I bought the Clean & Clear Persa-gel 10. The main ingredient in the persa-gel 10 is benzoyl peroxide which Clean & Clear claim it's the same prescription formula recommended by doctors. This acne medication has helped so soo much with clearing up and preventing acne. My skin is almost back to normal, and I seriously would recommend this product. You can get this at Walmart for about $6. 

My next favorite is the Matrix Exquisite Oil Replenishing Treatment. This is a hair treatment that contains Moringa, Macadamia, and Argan oils.  This product claims to protect and nourish, add softness and shine, and help make all hair types more manageable. It also can be used over night as a deep conditioning treatment. When this line of oils first came out from Matrix, I was obsessed with the Strengthening Treatment for fragile hair. My hair is thin and was in very bad shape and that oil treatment was amazing. It was so good I never tried the other oils. I was seriously missing out on the Replenishing Treatment. It has helped my hair sooo much lately! I have stopped using all other products and only use this oil on my damp hair after I shower. My hair has been so soft and shiny! If you're licensed, you can purchase this at Cosmoprof. If you're not, I know you can purchase it at Ulta or a Regis salon for around $20. It is worth every penny. :) 

Another favorite this month has been my Bath and Body Works body spray in the scent Sensual Amber. Anything that smells like amber I love. Throw in sandalwood and vanilla, I could eat it! (Its that good) This is a great fall scent, but I love it all year long. You can buy this at Bath and Body Works for around $14

I have also fallen madly in love with the Tartelette amazonian clay matte eye shadow palette! I have a whole review on it you can check out if you're interested. These eye shadows are seriously perfect. I've used them everyday this month and can't see myself stopping any time soon. I purchased this palette at Ulta for $44.

This next favorite has been my go to for quite some time. It is the NYX HD Concealer. I am currently using the shade cw 04, but I switch between medium and 04. I also like the yellow shade. I use this for my dark circles, redness, and acne scars. I love it because it never looks cakey, even on my super dry skin. I purchased this at Ulta for $4.99

My favorite lipstick during February was the Jordana Modern Matte lipstick in the color Matte Classy. OK, originally I only bought the Matte Dare lipstick from this line. The color was AMAZING...but the formula was way dry and made my lips look so bad and patchy. I definitely wasn't planning on purchasing any other colors. Then I saw Matte Classy, and the color was so perfect, AND Jordana was on sale buy 1 get 1 50% off! So I decided it wasn't much of a loss if it ended up being as bad as Matte Dare. I'm so glad I did! Its not nearly as dry or patchy. It's just a perfect mauvey-natural color. I purchased this at KMart for about $2

Now on to what makes my world go round. Music. These are my favorite, completely over played songs of February. 

1. Ben Howard "Oats in the Water"
2. Ben Howard "Call me Maybe"
3. The Head and the Heart "Winter Song"
4. Nirvana "You Know You're Right"
5. The Civil Wars "I've got This Friend"
6. Adam Levine "No One Else Like You"