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{Monthly Favorites} February 2011

February 28, 2011
Garnier Fructis Style Surf Hair 
NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Boho Chic
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China Glaze Nail Polish in Ruby Pumps
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Prestige Liquid Eyeliner in Black
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L’Oreal Original Voluminous Mascara in Carbon
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Chanel Powder Blush in Orchid Rose
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Revlon ColorStay Foundation in Sand Beige
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Rimmel London Stay Matte Transparent Powder
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pop
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Rosebud Salve Lip Balm in Strawberry

Chanel Powder Blush in Orchid Rose and NYX Rouge Creame Blush in Boho Chic

I’ve been pairing these two products almost everyday this month and I find it’s the perfect cheek color for everyday and work. Just a touch of pink to give a natural flush of color without going overboard. Orchid Rose is a soft, baby pink with very subtle flecks of shimmer. I’ve had this blush for several years but unfortunately neglected it for far too long. I’ve recently rediscovered it and now I love it! NYX Boho Chic is an awesome cream blush. It really is a perfect light pink for the cheeks. I find that applying this directly after foundation, then applying face powder and a powder blush on top (such as Orchid Rose) makes it last all day without looking patchy. 

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pop and Rosebud Salve Lip Balm in Strawberry

No matter how many lip balms I buy (and I tend to keep buying new ones to try), I always come back to Rosebud Salve in Strawberry. It’s my holy grail lip balm. Leaves my lips feeling moisturized, is long lasting and it smells yummy! I’ve been pairing it a lot with Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pop for a brighter pink color on the lips without being too heavy. 

Rimmel London Stay Matte Transparent Powder and Revlon ColorStay Foundation in Sand Beige

This powder is awesome. Nothing groundbreaking; just a lightweight setting powder. However, it sets my makeup and helps it last through the whole day without looking chalky and too powdery. It also is transparent so I like to use it over cream blush, such as NYX Boho Chic, to set it and tone down the color a bit. And, it’s only $4! 
In case you didn’t read my review on the ColorStay Foundation (which you can read here), I’ll reiterate how much I love this foundation. This foundation not only lasts longer than my usual go-to foundation, MAC Studio Fix Fluid, but it also looks better minimizing the appearance of pores, covering my freckles and making my skin look flawless. And at a price of only $13, I think I’ll stick with it.

L’Oreal Original Voluminous Mascara in Carbon and Prestige Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Although my usual mascara is CoverGirl LashBlast, I started using L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara and I’ve stuck with it all month. I actually really like it. Any mascara that volumizes and lengthens and allows for multiple coats without majorly clumping is a winner in my book. I also went back to using a product that has been a favorite of mine for YEARS. I’ve been using Prestige Liquid Eyeliner since high school and I’m not sure why I ever stopped using it, but I sure am glad I went back to it. This eyeliner is one of the easiest eyeliners I have every used. The applicator beats every other liquid eyeliner I have ever tried. Not only is it easy to use, but the color actually goes on opaque black so you don’t need to go over it several times to get a true black like I do with L’Oreal Lineur Intense (which I absolutely hate, by the way). 

Garnier Fructis Style Surf Hair and China Glaze Nail Polish in Ruby Pumps

I actually found Surf Hair on clearance at Target for $2 so decided to give it a try and I’m so glad I did because I actually really like this product. It’s a texture paste that slightly mattifies the hair and gives it a “beachy” effect. I’ve been using it to help separate my curls after styling with a curling iron and prevent them from coiling together which gives body and volume and helps it last throughout the day.  
Ruby Pumps was my color of choice for the month of February on both my fingers and toes. I decided to be festive for Valentine’s Day. This nail polish is such a fun alternative to classic red. It isn’t too glittery; more subtle making it a mature version of glittery nails.
What were your favorites for the month of February?