February Monthly Favourites 2016

Feb faves

It’s pretty insane as to how quick February went. I know there’s a few days less compared to January, but let’s be honest, that’s not much of a big deal. In comparison to last month’s favourites, I have favourites are more interesting and probably appealing to more of you as I was no longer poorly and able to just be more humane.

 

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp 

 

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I’ve never really been one for bold lips, but I decided to move slightly out of my comfort zone and try it. I heard a lot of people raving about the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream so I felt compelled to trying one. The colour is a lot brighter than the packaging but was pretty moisturised, though that didn’t have any affect on the matte look. It’s a perfect size for your bag to go out and about and I just think it’s great for a bold look.

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Get it from Boots for £5.50

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (Vanilla) 

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After being recommended this foundation by a friend, I thought I would give it a go. I applies so well and doesn’t look caked in the slightest. I wear Vanilla (52) and it matches my skintone perfectly. It’s the foundation I have been wearing all month and have been getting lots of compliments on. I would describe it as a medium coverage which is easily buildable if you were going for a high coverage.  Plus, when I take it off, my skin feels so good. As a bonus, you can really smell the fruits used in there including apricot and melon, so that’s good if you like nicely scented products.

Get it here for £9.99

 

TIGI Oatmeal & Honey Shampoo and Conditioner Duo

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This actually isn’t mine, but my mother picked this up at the hairdressers and offered for me to use it. It is honestly one of if not the best shampoo and conditioner duos I have ever used. It feels so cleansing and soothes my hair leaving it feeling so soft and repaired. Running my hands through it in the shower, my hair literally feels so silky and while that feeling tends to go after your hair dries, this isn’t the case with the Oatmeal & Honey nourishing duo. I definitely love these products and think they are worth every penny.

Get it for £15.50

 

MTV’s Catfish Season 4

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I really enjoy Catfish. Nev and Max were back last year delivering us the fourth season of the reality show in where the detective duo help hopefuls in finding out if the person they are lusting over online are really who they say they are. With such a disrupted 2015, I was unable to keep up with the show on a weekly basis, so with season 5 just days away from the premiere, I decided to spend this month catching up with the most recently aired season. I always seem to be hooked on the show and highly intrigued in how people manage to keep up a false life look so realistic online and their motives behind it. This season definitely saw some major plot twists that I won’t reveal, but if you’re all about social media and real life drama, then this show is for you.

PAN (2015) Starring Hugh Jackman, Levi Miller, Garrett Hedlund

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It goes without saying that Peter Pan is my utmost favourite fairytale in existence and I have seen many adaptions of the story via film. My favourite will forever be the Disney cartoon classic that I grew up with, but this movie had a twist to the story we all know and love. ‘Every legend has a beginning’ and this film focuses on how Peter (Levi Miller) first found his way to Neverland and the unsuspecting friendship between himself and James Hook (Garrett Hedlund). It also has answers to questions as to how Peter is able to fly, what species he is and how he met characters he seems so friendly in the story we have heard before.  This family film is packed with adventure and magic which you’ll enjoy regardless of age.

The Amazing Race 

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This is an American reality TV show where 11 teams of two race around the world, completing both physical and mental challenges, hunting for clues and navigate around the countries that are visited. This is the first time I have seen it as this current season features internet stars including my favourite, Tyler Oakley. The show is so interesting and I’m highly enjoying watching the show so far. I’m not sure as to when the show ends but thanks to an app called Hola, I can watch American TV shows on different websites including CBS, where The Amazing Race is aired.

All Time Low

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This isn’t the first time that I have listened to All Time Low and I have enjoyed some of their music in the past, but after my friend, Lauren, has been talking about them so much lately, she has urged me to add them to my playlist, in which I have and I definitely appreciate their music a lot more. My go-to songs to listen to include ‘Therapy’, ‘Missing You’, ‘Dear Maria (Count Me In)’ and of course, being a Peter Pan lover, ‘Somewhere in Neverland’. I definitely feel like listening to them this time around that their music has grown on me a lot more.

What have you been loving this month? Let me know in the comments below!

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Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.

February Monthly Favourites

February Favourites

It’s that time again! Time to talk about the things I’ve been loving in the previous month. We better get started, then.

UV Gel Manicure 

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At the beginning of the month, I treated myself to a manicure at the exclusive Superdrug Beauty Studio in Cardiff where I was introduced to the nail gel polish. It’s basically applied the same way as normal nail polish except you try your hands in a UV light  nail dryer. It prevents chipping for approximately two weeks. I went for quite a neutral colour which would go with basically any outfit, but had a glittery effect. I honestly think this is such a good alternative to the standard nail polish as it lasts so much longer. I’d highly recommend this for going away on holidays or if you have a lot going on in a closed period of time. The chipping didn’t start until the end of the two weeks, which was great. I removed the last bits of the gel off with nail polish remover and they were back to normal. This cost £15 and is definitely worth it. I’m not sure of what other salons that offer this, but I would definitely recommend having it done. I have a concert weekend in June and I plan to get my nails done the day before.

LUSH Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie 

Image Credit - Lush.co.uk
Image Credit – Lush.co.uk

I did it again. I went to LUSH and had another little spree. One of the items I bought was the Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie. This product is absolutely gorgeous to use in both the shower and bath and makes your skin incredibly soft and smelling a mixture of floral and sweet, but neither scent overpowering. You can definitely smell the rose ingredient which is really delightful. It’s rather thick, so you don’t need much to work over your body before rinsing it off. This is £16.95 for 200g from LUSH.

W7 In The Buff: Lightly Toasted

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This is said to be the high street dupe of Urban Decay’s Naked. Now, unfortunately I’ve never been the proud owner of a Naked Palette (but that will change, mark my words) so I cannot compare the two products. However, I have friends who have had both products and said they are a great similarity to one another and according to other blogs and vlogs, the statement is correct. I’ve been using this palette for about three weeks now and I am very pleased with the finish. It’s fairly high pigmented and are just beautiful for both natural and smoky eye looks. I managed to get my palette from an unbranded beauty outlet, but you can get it on Amazon for £4.80.

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Love, Tanya by Tanya Burr

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Image Credit: tanyaburr.co.uk

This is the first book by Beauty Guru, Tanya Burr. It’s quite different as it’s not just an autobiography, but offers a variety of content, from her own recipes to beauty tips, love advice to confidence boosts and even the story of how she became a YouTuber. To me, this book felt like a personal guide from Tanya who is like a big sister role giving advice to her younger siblings who are her fans. The best thing is that you can re read over and over for tips and guides and not have to read from the beginning. I loved reading this book and feel like a lot of love was put into it. Love, Tanya is available for £6.49.

Eastenders LIVE: The Week of Revelations

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I’m quite an avid watcher of  Eastenders and have been watching it for years. When it was announced about EE Live week, I was super excited. The last live episode back in 2010 in the reveal of ‘Who Killed Archie Mitchell’ really had me gripped and so I was very much looking forward to an entire week with live inserts and the big reveal on Thursday alongside the flashback episode. SPOILER ALERT: I always had my suspicions of it being someone in the Beale family and a few weeks prior to live week, I saw some bizarre theories of Bobby Beale being the killer. I didn’t really believe it, but boy was I wrong! Although the theories of how he killed big sister Lucy weren’t accurate, they were right in who the killer was and I was slightly shocked. However, I have to give credit and applaud the actors and crew for putting on such an exhilarating and jam packed week full of twists and turns. My mouth was open more times than shut and I really did enjoy the entire week. Although 10 months is a very long time to keep us waiting for the killer, it did have a great turn out during the last few episodes, which I really enjoyed.

That’s it for this month! I’m really looking forward to seeing what next month’s favourites will be. Make sure you check back then!

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Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.