February Favourites 2016

February Favourites 2016

February is over (like 28 days aren’t enough, it was 29 days), which means we are getting closer to Spring and longer days instead of longer nights. Even though I love the cold days of Autumn, Winter is my least favourite season, so I am happy that it will be over soon. What’s your favourite season? A mixed February favourites is here…

February was so slow and boring until the last week, where my lovely fiancé surprised me on our 3rd year anniversary. It was such a shock seeing him. He should have been 2115 miles away from me, but instead he was standing in front of me after leaving work. Even though he visited me for only 4 days, it was still the best anniversary ever! So it is definitely my favourite bit of February!

These are my February Favourites 2016

Swarovski Duo Star Set

I received this Swarovski set as a birthday present and I’ve been wearing it a lot since then. It has been definitely most worn jewellery of February. I love how simple and pretty they look.

MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush

I never bought a birthday present to myself before, but since I entered the big 3-0 this year I thought it was time to change that and I got MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Peachykeen. I will not talk in details as I already posted a review of it, but this blush is beautiful! It gives such a nice colour and glow to the skin, so even when I don’t feel 100%, it makes me look more alive. Do you buy yourself a birthday gift?

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal Eyeliner Pencil

In colder days, I don’t mind using pencil instead of my regular eyeliner. Also, trying to get your eyeliner perfect at 6 am in the morning is really hard, I end up spending at least 5 minutes to get it look “ok”. When I have limited time to get ready, I’ve been using this pencil to tightline and even apply it as an eyeliner. It is pigmented and it doesn’t smudge easily. Also, no sharpening is required, which is great!

IASO Ghassoul Black Cleansing Oil

Cleansing oils are my favourites in Autumn/Winter. I know they will be gentle to my skin and give enough moisture to keep it healthy. I’ve been using IASO Ghassoul Black Cleansing Oil quite a lot and it cleans my makeup properly (no panda eyes next day, I mean it!) without wiping of the natural oils of my skin.

Fast Dry Top Coat

I don’t know why I haven’t tried fast dry top coat before. Everyone is talking how good and effective they are and I was using traditional ways of drying my nail polish (waiting/blowing or just using cold water). I’ve been using it since I got it, it saves me so much time. How do you dry your nail polish?

The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter

I haven’t had that bad dry skin before. If I go a day without applying some sort of moisturiser or lotion, then my skin gets so dry. I’ve finished a few lotions and Moringa Body Butter from The Body Shop has been the most effective one. It makes everything so soft and even if I don’t reapply it, my skin doesn’t get bad. If you struggle with dry skin and don’t mind having long lasting scented product then I’d highly recommend it.

This is the end of my February Favourites. What have you been enjoying lately? Do you have any plans for March?

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  • Loved the look of the cleansing oil, body butter and of course your beautiful jewellery. Have a great day! Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  • AngeliePangilinan

    I am inlove with that blush from Mac too! 🙂

    Angelie // Althea Korea Haul, Unboxing, and Shopping Experience

  • Ellie Adams

    So many products here that I absolutely love too. Mac blushers are my absolute faves and The body shop butters are such a classic!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

  • February for me was too quite slow after that amazing January I spent in London. But your fiancé was so amazing to surprise you like that! So sweet of him! <3 I need to try that top coat. I have one from Essie and it's pretty good and dries fairly fast, but I still somehow manage to mess my nail polish up everytime 😀
    Happy start of March, let's hope spring arrives soon <3
    Emma xxx

    http://www.wellemma.com

    • I manage to mess up my nail polish all the time, I am just not that talented 🙂 He is the sweetest, it was the best surprise ever!
      Have an amazing March, lovely! <3 xx

  • How nice of your fiancé to surprise you on your anniversary 🙂 I definitely buy myself a gift for birthday, although I do treat myself to a few bits every month but when the birthday month comes around I have a good excuse to spend those money 🙂 That Mac blush is very pretty! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I will definitely be treating myself more on my birthdays 🙂 I want to spoil myself ha ha 🙂 x

  • I need that MAC blush ! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion and beauty blog

  • Sheridan Grady

    How lovely that your fiancée surprised you!! So cute, I love that Mac Blush it is such a gorgeous colour! x

    http://www.shayholly.co.uk

  • So sweet that your fiancé surprised you! Good on you for treating yourself on your birthday – it’s almost a sun not to! 😉 xx

    Beautylymin

  • I love the color of that blush! So pretty! What a nice surprise from your fiancé!!! Thats so sweet!

    prettyneutral.com

  • Christine K

    Great selection! I have the swarovski bangle but with the evil eye instead – it seems to be the only thing I’m wearing these days! Understated and simple.

    http://covetedbeauty.blogspot.ca/

    • Evil eye one is pretty too, I have a few evil eye pieces which I love.

  • The MAC blush is gorgeous, I have that shade but I haven’t used it in so long – thanks for reminding me! Lately I’ve been loving the benefit roller lash.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

    • Peachykeen is a pretty shade, I’ll be using it a lot in Spring/Summer.

  • Awww your other half is too cute. I love the look of the swarovski set, it is simple yet stunning 🙂

    Pams Stuff and Things | Charlotte Tilbury Giveaway

  • The blush from Mac is just perfect! and I didn’t know about that eyeliner from maybelline, I’ve to try it!

    http://www.blossomikebana.com

  • Oh what a wonderful surprise for your anniversary, that sounds so sweet! 🙂

    I really need to get a fast dry top coat! I’ve heard good things about the OPI one, just haven’t gotten around to buying it yet. I’m looking forward to painting my nails again post baby but suspect it will be too difficult to do so without some help drying them, haha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • It was the best surprise ever 🙂
      I didn’t think fast dry top coats work properly, but they do. I wish I had started using them earlier. You definitely need it, you won’t have so much time for pampering 🙂

  • That mac blush seems pretty nice.
    It’s so sweet of your fiance.
    Have a great anniv both of you.

    Have a great day!

    http://www.thebandwagonchic.com/

  • My plans for March involve Peanut and to big family birthdays, not much else, to be honest. Oh, and quick drying top coats are a must, I don’t know how i could have lived without one!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • I am sure everyone is excited about Peanut, he should arrive soon. Have you decided on the name yet?

      • Yes, we have picked the name in December, so all that is needed now is baby boy making his appearance. He is overdue!

        • How many days? Do you have cramps? I hope he will arrive in a few days!

          • Two days late. And I am having a few contractions every now and again, but not the real deal and nothing I´d need to go to the hospital. It has been like this on and off for two weeks now. I figured he´d be here early, because he is the second and my daughter was one week early, but I was wrong…

          • Uh, I thought second baby is easier than the first born. Mum told me that she gave birth to me as soon as she went to the hospital (second born) and it wasn’t that way with my brother. Fingers crossed, I hope he makes a move tomorrow!

          • He did, actually. And it was all evry quick, so no complaints.

  • Aww that’s so sweet of him to come back and surprise you! The jewellery is gorgeous, the simplicity makes it even more beautiful. I’m just going through the motions with school… kind of don’t want Spring to come because that means I’m closer to being done, but at the same time I could go for some warmer weather!

    http://www.lindseyginge.com

    • Whenever it was spring time, I had zero motivation for studying and doing any assignments so I actually looked forward school to be over.

  • Nadia

    Absolutely love your favourites, hon! And what a man you have, sweetie 🙂 That is so sweet of him to do that. We did 3 years of a long distance relationship, 1 year of that we were engaged and another 4 months married. While everyone was telling me it wasn’t going to work because it’s long distance (clearly people don’t know what it’s like to find “the one”) we were going stronger than ever. Worst experience ever though was when we had to leave NYC on two different planes after our honeymoon!! It was heartbreaking, I cried non stop (like, proper wailing and howling – it just hurt too much). It all means nothing when you are together again. I hope you will get all the documents sorted, get married and move very soon, sweetie. Sending lots of love your way
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com/

    • Even though we have been together for 3 years, we have been in a long distance for 2 years. There were so many people saying it won’t work because of longdistance and different cultures and so on, but we’ve proven them wrong.
      That’s so sad that you had to leave each other after the honeymoon 🙁 After the wedding we will be separated for some months too until I sort out my visa and all other things, it sucks.
      Paperwork is sorted on Friday, so I’ll be getting married on 7th of May! Still can’t believe it 🙂
      Thank you so much for your support, you’re so sweet! x

  • I love Spring! And I can’t tell you how happy I am that winter is finally over! Loving your favorites. I need to try this Maybelline eyeliner, I saw it the other day but didn’t buy it. Also, it’s so sweet of your man to do this to you! I can imagine how happy you were 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Flowers and warm weather are what I am looking for! 🙂

  • Lovely favourites! I rarely wear top coat on my nails, but if the Fast Dry top coat actually makes it quicker for the nail polish to dry, that’s interesting! It’s so annoying to wait until nail polish dries, especially with older and thicker polishes. And of course, your Swarovsky set is gorgeous.
    Winter is also my least favourite season, Christmas is cool but after all the end of year festivities it should just turn to spring directly! Your fiancé organised the sweetest surprise, it’s great that you got to spend time with him to celebrate your anniversary! 😀

    Julia x | http://www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr

    • Fast dry coat actually works, I am so impressed! You should definitely give it a try 🙂 x

  • That’s a great list of favourites. Ela! I never use fast dry top coat before but I use Seche Vite and then Essence Express Dry Drop on top and it dries out my manicure in seconds.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I wish I had started using it earlier! Now I can’t do without it.

  • That Mac blush looks amazing! Your fiance also sounds like a keeper 🙂
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • I love this cleansing oil! It’s soo good ☺
    Nati xx
    http://www.simplyartdicted.com

  • the swarovski set is so cuteeeee, love!
    wondering if i should do a feb faves video hmmm

    http://www.fionnac.com

  • I love the Swarovski set which you got last month. All the pieces are so timeless.

    http://www.mydailywear.co.uk

  • I think I need that fast dry top coat in my life, it sounds pretty incredible, when I’m in a hurry, I usually whack out the hair dryer in all hope it’ll dry my nails haha ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

    • It is a saviour, when I use it, I don’t have to worry about my nail polish 🙂

  • That MAC blush looks gorgeous! So cute that your fiancé surprised you 🙂 x

    http://www.itsjessiejane.com/

  • The products look amazing darling! Thanks for sharing! <3 xxx
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  • I absolutely adore the Body Shop body butters! They are divine. The rose is my favorite!

    XO

    http://www.bridgetrosebeauty.com/2016/03/book-club-brooklyn.html

  • I have ran out of my urban decay 24 hour eyeliner but I think i’ll give your one a go! Thanks for the review!

    http://www.nadianawal.com

  • I’ve never tried that eyeliner before but I love the Colossal mascara so will have to keep an eye out for it!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    I’m love with your new Mac blush, i will love to see it on the skin, seems lovely.

    XX

    http://www.belezaemcachos.com

  • I totally have dry skin, so I’ll have to check out that body butter. It looks amazing, and I’m sure it smells just as good as well!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

  • The blush looks great! Love the name of it as well 🙂

    Maireem | My Fair Autumn | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat: myfairautumn

  • Shwetali

    I love the colossal kajal. Nice list 🙂 I have not tried any of the mac blush yet. I would like to try this color
    http://notsohardtobepretty.wordpress.com

  • Would love to try that eyeliner, Ella!

    – Seyra x
    http://www.pavementsarerunways.com/

  • Hi Ela!
    I love your MAC Blush <3
    beautiful post with great review! I like your body butter too 🙂 may b i should try it out as well!
    xoxo

    • Peachykeen is a lovely blush, it will be perfect for spring/summer 🙂
      Thank you so much! x

  • Hi Ela!

    I love your MAC Blush <3

    beautiful post with great review! I like your body butter too 🙂 may b i should try it out as well!

    xoxo

  • Kathryn

    I adore the Swarovski designs, I want the evil eye design.
    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

  • The cleansing oil sounds like a great pick, I could do with something gentle

  • That’s such a cute surprise! I like Colossal as a liner but it does smudge on my waterline. They’ve released a new Super Colossal here so I hope that works for me!

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

    • It smudges on waterline but not on eyelids, at least for now 🙂

  • That duo star set is just beautiful!

    Makeup Monster

  • Diana Vanderheyde

    I love MAC and Body Shop! Nice post btw. xx

    http://www.maishavita.blogspot.com

  • Roberta Romeo

    That Swarovski set is sooo lovely!! *-*
    And I have to try that eyeliner pencil, it seems so great!
    Have a wonderful week end darling!
    http://www.milleunrossetto.blogspot.it

  • How sweet of your fiancé to have surprised you like that, how romantic! The Swarovski set you’ve linked to is so pretty by the way, a seriously beautiful gift 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • Such a great selection of favourites, I really love your Swarovski set, such a pretty design. I love my Sally Hansen Insta Dry topcoat for fast nail polish drying x

    Beauty with charm

  • Anaivilo Borsa

    That blush has such a gorgeous color! My favorite color when it comes to blushes 😀

    http://thewonderfashion.blogspot.com

  • That MAC blush looks so gorgeous! I definitely need to check it out this week.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

  • Corinne C

    That Swarovski set is so pretty Ella! I can see why it’s in your favourites 🙂

    Corinne x
    http://www.skinnedcartree.com

  • OH my gosh how lovely of your fiance what a brilliant anniversary suprise 🙂 I’m still in love with your swarovski set ! I love that body butter , I use it daily and it’s the best smelling one I’ve used and I also get dry skin and it always leaves it super soft 🙂

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

    http://myhappybubblexx.blogspot.co.uk/

    • He is the sweetest and it was the best surprise ever 🙂 x

  • Serum for my dry skin has been a must have for me this month! 🙂

    Velvet Blush

    • Having dry skin is the worst, luckily there are some great products for it 🙂

  • clara mcmillan

    Love everything shown in this photo! So nice!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

  • Claire Cavanagh

    The blush looks gorgeous, I really need to experiment with some Mac products other than their lipsticks! Also AMEN to winter nearly being over (apart from the bloddy SNOW today, hmph).

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

    • I want to try more products from MAC, hopefully this blush was a start x

  • Aw, a surprise visit is always nice! The Mac blush is so pretty too :3

    http://www.deasynoel.com

  • Adaleta Avdic

    Oooh as always you have such pretty favorites. I did my favorites in video format on my YouTube channel 😉 xx adaatude.com

  • How cute that your Fiance surprised you! This fast dry top coat has got me totally intrigued as I always end up doing something clumsy before my nails have completely dried and mess it up!

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

    • I don’t know why I didn’t use it before, it is amazing! Now I don’t have to worry about messing up my nail posh 🙂 x

  • What a lovely surprise from your fiancee! 🙂 The Swarovski set is so pretty, I love starry jewellery! My favourite speedy top coat is the Sally Hansen one, it’s so good! 🙂

    • I just picked a random one, I’d like to try Sally Hansen one.

  • Like you, February was so boring until the last week that turned out to make my life and the next few months so hectic. It kinda did a turn in my life and I couldn’t be happier with the result. So I didn’t really try a lot of things nor am I going to have the opportunity to do so in the next few weeks but wow, congratulations on your third anniversary. That’s so cute! And his surprise must have made you so happy, which makes me happy in return too.

    I love every brand you have on here. Although I’ve not yet tried two of these – I can see why they’d be in your faces. Such high quality!

    Ella Pinto xx

    • I hope all is going great for you, having a hectic month is way better than having a boring one 🙂 mine will be the same, I have so much to arrange until the wedding, which is less than two months away. So hopefully everything will be amazing for you and me! x

  • I really want to try the new Maybelline Liner! It looks like it’d be perfect for the waterlines, and it’d really stand out in my makeup bag xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

  • i love mac but i’ve never tried anything but their eyeshadows & lipsticks, might have to pick up a blush soon!

    http://www.avecdanielle.com

    • Blush is really good, you should definitely check them out.

  • all these look like great products.
    wendeeisaacs.com

  • Great roundup. I need to try the Fast Dry Top Coat, that sounds like something I need since I don’t like waiting for my nails to dry. Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

    • It is definitely a time saviour, now I don’t have to worry about messing up my nail polish.

  • Jennifer

    Love the look of that cleansing oil! They’re definitely my favourite way to take off makeup and cleanse. Completely loving the Chanel Les Beiges cream blushes atm and Tom Ford’s lippie in Negligee/Richard

    http://www.barelytherebeauty.com

    xx

  • dominique

    Seriously where has February gone! Great favourites, loving the sound of the Cleansing Oil! xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

  • Great picks Ela. Love the mac sheertone blush.

    http://perkymegs.com/

  • The Sunday Mode

    I love that MAC blush, the shade looks like the perfect mix of vibrant but not too out there. My birthday is actually next week and I hadn’t thought to buy myself a birthday gift…now I want to though!

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

    • Treating yourself on birthday is great, you should definitely do that!

  • Great products, I love MAC!

    besos,
    M
    The Flower Duet

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Absolutely loved reading about your favourites, hun! I remember seeing a post on your blog about that Swarovski set, it’s truly gorgeous, delicate and so feminine! 🙂 <3 That Maybelline eyeliner pencil sounds fab, and I'd love to see a full review on it. 🙂 x Some really gorgeous picks there, hun, thanks for sharing! Hope you're well. Kisses. x x

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com

    • Star set is my favourite, it is so pretty 🙂 I hope all is going well for you, Hun! Have a great week <3 x

  • Amazing post I love it, love your swarowskiset as well, thanks for sharing!!!

    xxx

    http://www.noragouma.com

  • The body shop Moringa butter sounds amazing! I haven’t tried that particular one yet so i’ll have to go pick one up! x

    TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN

    • It is great for dry skin, it makes the skin baby soft.

  • I love the body shop moringa butter! My mum bought it a few weeks back and I just loved using it haha. It smells so good! Great favourites, Ela!

    Love,
    Hannie Arden from missingwanderer.org.

    • It makes my skin so soft, perfect winter saviour! Also the scent is long lasting.

  • Robyn Taylor

    I love the Colossal Kajal pencil, one of my faves!

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

  • That Swarovski set is stunning!! Lovely selection 🙂
    Jessie | Bear and Berries | Instagram

  • Emily

    Absolutely adore the Swarovski set! I love anything with stars and moons but this is so precious, definitely something to hang on forever! Hope you have a great month Ela!

    Musings & More

    • I love star jewellery too, they look so elegant! Have an amazing month! x

  • Amazing post thank you for sharing! That mac blush looks gorgeous!
    Have a great Sunday!
    XO Erica
    http://www.ericavoyage.com

  • Lovely pick and my favourite is this Swarovski set, looks great xoxo

    http://thefurthestthingfromperfect.blogspot.com/

  • lauragale94

    Lovely picks! I’m so glad February is over as it means we are closer to some sunshine!

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

  • Your fiancé is definitely a keeper! 🙂
    Fast-drying top coats are an amazing invention, I couldn’t be without one!
    http://carolinapage.eu

    • I don’t know why I didn’t use it earlier, it is a time saviour!

  • Roxana
  • I haven’t tried any of these products, but really want to try MAC Peachykeen now that spring is around the corner!

    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

  • Siffat Haider

    The Swarovski set is beautiful, and you can never go wrong with body butter 🙂
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

  • Love the Swarovski! I have a few collection from them too.

    http://www.petiteandpretty.com

    • I want to get more things, there are so many pretty pieces.

  • Trang Do

    Love your favorites! Love Jewels!

    Hugs,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • I do buy myself birthday gifts haha. Yay peachy cheeks!

    XO Maariasan.com

  • clara mcmillan

    So fabulous!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

  • I kinda want to try the fast dry top coat since i am SO lazy when it comes to drying my nails. the waiting process is just -_- haha

    http://www.fionnac.com

    • You should definitely give it a try, your nail polish will be dry in a few seconds 🙂

  • I haven’t tried these products yet. They all sound good. Will have to purchase them.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

  • The Swarovski set is gorgeous. Love it.

  • I have dry skin so I think the body butter is something I’ll be trying out soon. Thank you for this post.

    Nazira | Love Hijab
    Girl
    | Bloglovin

    • It makes wonders on dry skin, I would highly recommend that!

  • You have a great selection of products. I want to try that MAC blush!

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  • jodie.keith

    Any body shop body butter is my kinda body butter! Love the Swarovski star set too

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x