Finally! I actually remembered to get this post written in time for it to still be relevant! I love reading favourites posts, and the start of March, though it may not be Spring yet, is the marker for a February Favourites post of my own!
In order to be able to try to get good use out of all the makeup I own, I have to switch up what I use on a regular basis. However, each day I find myself reaching for some of the same products, over and over again. These products have made it onto my list this month! Enjoy!
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum
This wonderful eye serum has saved my life this month! I developed a small patch of dry skin under my left eye (SO annoying, and I'm attributing it to stress, as well) that NOTHING seemed to help soothe and repair. Trust me when I say nothing - I've tried La Mer, La Prairie, Sisley, Kiehl's, Chanel, Jurlique, even plain ol' coconut oil (which only made me wake up with the puffiest eyes ever!!), and none of it worked!! As a desperate last attempt before actually considering a cortisone cream, I was given several sample sachets of the E.L.A.N.R. Eye Serum. After just two days of pairing it with my La Mer Eye Balm Intense, the dryness was slowly going away! After this, I purchased a full size bottle, and have been using it morning and night ever since!
Chanel Hydra Beauty Nourishing Lip Care
This winter has been dragging on for over 4 months, over 122 days!!! And it's been a cold, rough one to say the least. My lips were doing a good job and requiring minimal basic hydrating care from me, up until the middle of January. From then on they gave up their fight with the elements and needed some extra TLC. Chanel came to the rescue with their newly reformulated lip balm, Hydra Beauty Nourishing Lip Care. It is infused with the ultra hydrating and moisture-replenishing Camelia Flower Oil, which has made my lips baby soft, plumped, soothed and nicely hydrated again. Major thumbs up for this improvement on what was already a good lip balm (The Hydramax + Active Nutrition Lip Care). I have been using this multiple times a day, and before bed, every single day.
Body Shop Shea Body Butter
I have raved about this amazing body butter before, and I am going to do it again! This is a savior for dry skin in the winter! I slather this on my whole body every day right after showering for skin that is deeply moisturized all day, with an incredibly subtle, but lovely nutty scent. I keep repurchasing this over and over again in the large tub!
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil
I purchased this out of curiosity. It had been around for a while, and I only ever heard good things about it. I have been using it morning and night for over a month now, before my moisturizer. It doesn't make my skin oily at all, and I find it helps my moisturizer really sink in and be more effective. I rub excess onto my cuticles too, to keep them nice and soft.
Darphin Hydraskin Serum
I'm pretty sure I've talked about this serum on my blog before. This is hands-down, without a doubt, my all time favorite Holy Grail hydrating serum. This stuff just works! It is quite watery, yet very concentrated so a little goes a long way, and it is just like 10 drinks of water for your face. Darphin uses all plant based ingredients in their products, so this is a product I also feel good about using on my face.
Chanel Illusion D'Ombre 92 Impulsion
I love the formula of these creamy gel shadows. This particular colour, a pretty, light pink, was released as part of the Chanel Spring 2014 Collection. I have been using this alot lately, in several different ways - it's very versatile! I've used it as an all over wash of soft sparkly pink sheer colour, for an easy, fool-proof fun day look, or just dabbed at the center of the lid on top of other eyeshadows to give an eye-widening effect, or in the inner corners for a touch of glam!
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Creme Compact
When I got this, I never thought I would come to love it as much as I do! I use this very often, in place of foundation on days where I just want something light and don't need/want to wear much makeup. It provides a sheer coverage that is so healthy looking and fresh.
Bath & Body Works Cosmetic Bag
I love the bright colour of this clutch-like makeup bag! It caught my eye one day when I was buying candles, and I just had to go back and get it! It says "Look On the Bright Side" in small good letters at the top, which I think that paired with the pink bow on the zipper, looks very Kade Spade, and well it makes me smile. :) I can also fit lots of things inside of it, so it's been very handy!
Reading this over, I notice a trend... This month I have been all about hydration!! Winter is [hopefully] almost over, but in the mean time it's so important to treat your skin right and make sure to moisturize! I highly recommend any and all of the products I have just mentioned, especially if your skin is in need of some hydra-TLC!
Have you tried any of these? Will you? I'd love to know what your favourite products are right now too!!