Monthly Favourites // February 2017

Another month has come to an end, and as usual, much too quickly. This week I'm back at uni and nope nope nope, I AIN'T READY. I'm unprepared (as usual) and just sooooo not enthused for the onslaught of work, assessment and stress that is to come. Just expect blog quality to go downhill from here on out ;) (just kidding...or am I?). In all seriousness, when assessment does ramp up, the blog will definitely have to take a backseat and I hope you can all understand! Today though, I'm coming at you with my February favourites. There are definitely a few new products I've been loving, as well as some products I've rediscovered in my collection.


Colour Families // The Vivid Violets

It's been a minute since I've done a colour families post but I fully intend to keep it going! In case you're unfamiliar with my little 'series', I'm going through my collection and rounding up my products according to their colour. I've already done a couple of posts on rusty reds and berries and burgundies. Today, we're all about the vivid violets! Extra snaps when the title has alliteration ;) I have always been a lover of purple but it's been over the past year or so that I've really gotten comfortable wearing them in makeup! I've since moved on to more of the grey-toned purples (you can bet I'll have a post about those), but since summer is still in full swing I figured I'd round up the bright ones. I thought I had a bigger collection of shades like these, but my other purples tended to be more muted. It's basically just lip products and nail polishes because I can't imagine wearing a violet blush or eyeshadow!


Biology for the Body

I'm always on the lookout for burgeoning Australian brands to try, so I was super excited when I was introduced to some products from Biology, an Australian-made brand that utilises natural ingredients for clean formulas, are cruelty free and environmentally friendly. They have a range of hair, body and spa products with ranges for sensitive skin, as well as ones that utilise aromatic essential oils for a therapeutic, spa-like experience. I was very kindly sent their Ultra Hydrate Body Butter* and Skin Smoothing Body Buff*, and they've pleasantly surprised me indeed.


Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks

Rimmel is back at it again with their lip releases, and like their last launch, The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks* are pretty great! This range is a spinoff of the original The Only 1 Lipstick formula which was touted as being an all-in-one, moisturising, intense and long lasting lip product. If you read my review of the originals, you may know I wasn't the hugest fan of them. I found them to be a bit too creamy, shiny and slippy, and tended to smear and transfer easily. So, when Rimmel announced they were coming out with a matte version, I was super excited as I knew they would be much more up my alley! Keep reading for my full review and swatches of the available nine shades...


Trying Mineral Powder Foundations

Mineral foundations have always been touted as uber natural, lightweight, breathable and 'good' for the skin. I've been super curious to try them, but have always thought of them as being a bit messy and difficult to apply. What can I say - I'm a liquid foundation kinda gal! Luckily though, I was given the opportunity to try a couple of mineral foundations from Antipodes and Vani-T, and my eyes have been opened to their wonders!


What I've Been Watching #7

Uni holidays = me watching ALL of the shows. These past couple of months I have been PUMPING through them and I needed to get this roundup post up before I had too many to talk about! As usual, most of these are from Netflix. What can I say, I prefer long-form television to the movies. It’s so much more convenient to consume entertainment from the comfort of your own home. ;)


The Perfect Palette Tag

Palettes, palettes, palettes! Lord knows I love a good palette and I've certainly amassed a big enough collection to show for it! I've been meaning to do the perfect palette tag for the looooongest time, I think someone might have tagged me to do it but it was so long ago I've forgotten who it was - sorry! I kept putting it off because I kept wanting to wait until I got that palette that was on my wishlist (which was neverending). Finally, I think I'm pretty happy with my collection and as of right now...there aren't any palettes actively calling my name! Just wait a week or two though... Shoutout to my blush/face palettes too! I love you guys ya just didn't fit any of the categories :'( Anyway, let's dive in!