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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

February Favourites 2013

February has been a cold, cold month enhanced slightly by the purely profit-enhancing day that belongs to St. Valentine; the fashion month runway and street style pictures; the revealing of the hotly anticipated Academy Awards winners; and the emergence of Spring clothing, in a high street shop near you now. As per usual I've been hitting the shops in search of great buys so, without further ado, here are the products I've coveted most this month.



Clinique Stay Matte Foundation in 'Albaster' and Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in 'Ivory'
This foundation is a miracle. It's lightweight yet provides a lot of coverage but I would stay away if you have dry skin. When I first started using the foundation I had a few dry patches due to a spot treatment and the product enhanced the dry flakes. My skin is usually very oily though and the biggest issue I have with foundations is the length they stay put for and also how greasy they are. This is great in these regards.
This concealer really does what it says on the tube. I was a little disappointed with my old concealer and I saw Tanya Burr using this on a makeup tutorial so I decided to give it a go. It provides great coverage for blemishes and under the eyes without the dreaded panda effect.


Clinque Lipstick in Pink-a-boo
It's bonus time! This basically means that if you buy two Clinque products at Debanhams you get an amazing tin full of beauty treats. This luscious lipstick was one of them this time round. A perfectly pink, subtle shade with an added hint of glimmer makes for a great finish.


Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk
I shunned the typical Valentine's gifts of flowers (I don't have a vase in my uni room) and chocolates (I'm on a bit of a health kick at the minute) and asked my boyfriend to get me a few pamper bits instead. Luckily he has good taste and this was one of my presents. I've never tried a cleansing milk before but I will certainly be buying this again. It left skin feeling smooth and refreshed and the gorgeous smell is a huge bonus too.


Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
I was lucky enough to attend a guest lecture at uni from the author of this book. She was so inspirational and modest over her talents whilst giving some invaluable advice to an aspiring writer like me. The book tells a fictional tale behind the famous Vemeer portrait. I highly recommend you read this wonderful tale of forbidden love, deception and lust.


River Island Collar Pins
I've raved about my love of collar pins before and these are my favourites. Such a simple touch can have a big impact and I love the quirky idea as an alternative to a necklace. I usually team this classic style with a more casual shirt to create a contrast.

I hope you have had a wonderful, stylish month!


NG <3
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47 comments

  1. Oh wow, I really love your collar pins! :-)

    xo The Daily Fashion Drug

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  2. Great list of favorites! I'm your newest follower :) I hope you follow my blog too!

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    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  3. How does the Rimmel concealer compare to the Collection one? If you've ever tried it. You've tried some other lovely products this month.

    Lindsey. x
    www.elegant-chaos.blogspot.com

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  4. Excellent selections, would love to try the rimmel concealer, and the lipstick is a lovely shade. I adore anything soap and Glory and this product sounds great too.

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  5. That cleanser sounds amazing! Can't beat a cleanser that smells good, right? :)
    And I'm definitely putting that foundation on my list of makeup to check out!

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  6. Great picks, but I particularly love Clinique. Can't go wrong with that brand. I hadn't actually heard of the book before.

    http://forcailini.blogspot.com

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  7. Great February favorites! I cannot believe this month is almost over!

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.wordpress.com

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  8. love love love those collar pins! xx
    www.vicariousLA.com

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  9. I'm so curious about the peaches clean !

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  10. Those collar pins are amazing! <3

    nativeflowers.blogspot.com

    xoxo
    Hannah

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  11. Must check out the collar pins!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  12. Thanks for your visit, have a great start to March!

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  13. That's so cool you saw Tracy Chevalier, bet it was so interesting! xxx

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  14. I like the lipstick! The book sounds interesting; will look out for it when in London tomorrow. xo

    LUXESSED

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  15. I´m always looking for the perfect foundation. You got me excited until you said stay away if you have dry skin and they don´t sell Rimmel over here any more. Love the collar pins <3

    xx

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  16. I have never tried any of Soap and Glory's products but I like the sound of the cleansing milk, and I have always heard that the Girl with a pearl earring was a good movie and a better read, so that may have now made it to my summer reading list. Loving the blog keep up with the good work xx

    A Model Wardrobe

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  17. Love that lip colour (yay for free gifts!) and the collar clips are fab xx

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  18. Ooh Pink-A-Boo looks fabulous {I love the name}! :)

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  19. is that book good? I wanna read it too!

    Carla
    misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

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  20. That's such a great book! Have a nice one!

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  21. Great post! Clinique is one of those few cosmetic brands that I can use as I'm allergic to most facial products!!
    Thanks a bunch for stopping by and commenting!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  22. Love soap and Glory products!

    Your newest follower, from the USA!

    Brooke

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  23. i love clinique too. Would you like to follow each other via GFC and fb?
    Let me know :)

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  24. and I am a big fan of literature too:)

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  25. I use Peaches and Clean as well, it's great, as are most other Soap and Glory products, I am really hooked on them :) So I would say that was an excellent present, much better than flowers :)

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  26. Nice pictures and great review..

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  27. Hi Natasha,
    I've nominated you for the Liebster Award, to find out more please check out my blog!
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    xx

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  28. Love your favorites! Such a cool book too.

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  29. Oh, these are some of my favorites too. Great post!

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  30. Really want to try the Peaches and Clean. Nice review..

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  31. Loved this post! I really have been wanting to try some of the Wake me up line but they don't sell the foundation here although supposedly they sell the concealer, which I have yet to find. I'll keep searching or else I'll be forced to order it online!

    I am definitely interested in reading that book- we studied that painting in my art history class one time and so this book would be cool to read even if it is fictional stories! :)

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    1. P.S. You should start vlogging!!! :) xx

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    2. You should it is usch a great tale :) And aww thankyou for the suggestion, I am actually considering doing it over the Easter holidays, we'll see ;)

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  32. oooh soap and glory, LOVE a bit of soap and glory! I haven't tried alot of clinique products, although i've heard rave reviews, must try some of their products soon. I'm a new follower of your blog, and you can check out and follow my blog if you wish at www.rollerbladesandvintage.blogspot.com

    Tata, Leah at Amour,la fille xo

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  33. Definitely not an easy task to find a good concealer, the one I used was discontinued and I'm still trying to find one for my skin tone, it's been a year. Nice post :)

    www.graceintemporelle.com

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  34. Love that Clinique foundation !

    http://www.olastory.com/

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  35. love the river island collar pins

    http://thelittlebigobsession.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. Cleansing milks are super nice, they make skin so smooth and soft! I have one from Kiehls and it's awesome!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  37. The collar pins are really pretty!

    XO, Imke

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  38. I adore collar tips, totally agree that they're a unique alternative to necklaces :) Those River Island ones are stunning!

    SANA YASMIN xx

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  39. I also read this book!And I liked it,it`s quiet a good choice to read!

    xoxo

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