February Favorites

Just like that, we've got two months of 2015 under our belt.  Yikes!  For me, February was a slow transition back to normalcy after the craziness of January.  I got back into a regular makeup routine despite Mother Nature's attempt to snow on my parade, and it didn't hurt that I had some new goodies to play with.  Here's a look at what I've been loving this month.

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Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Palette

Did I need to buy this?  Probably not.  But I wanted to, and that 20% off at Ulta coupon was burning a hole in my pocket.  And did I mention that it smells like chocolate?  It takes a lot of self-control to not eat this thing every morning when I'm doing my makeup! The colors are buttery, blendable goodness that I can't get enough of at the moment, and I'm having fun trying new looks, especially with that gorgeous blueberry shade.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation

Like I mentioned earlier and in previous posts, we got hit with a big snow storm and extremely cold temperatures this month.  I don't know why, but the cold makes me not want to even bother with makeup, especially foundation and the whole shebang.  It might have to do with the fact that my skin gets really dry.  For that reason, I gravitated toward this mineral foundation a lot this month.  I am so impressed with this product, because the coverage really is quite amazing for a powder!

Nars Albatross Highlight Powder

When I think back to the very first highlighter I ever used on my face, which was actually a Jane eye shadow, I can remember being mesmerized by the simple effect of a little sheen on the high points of your face.  Now I was probably in middle school at the time, so needless to say I've stepped up my game when it comes to choosing products.  The glow of this Nars powder reminds me so much of that shadow.  It's such a beautiful shade and perfect for every day wear.

MAC Plumful Lipstick

As much as I'm itching to break out the bright pink lipsticks, I reserved February to finish out the berry shades in my collection.  In my mind, March signifies the start of spring whether or not the weather agrees with me, so I wanted to get in the last few wears of my winter-deemed shades while I could.  I love this particular shade because it's not so vampy that I can't wear it comfortably to the office, but it's not so sheer that it feels like I didn't apply any lipstick at all.  As Goldilocks would say, it's just right.

Redken Cleansing Cream Shampoo

It's no secret that I hate washing my hair with a burning passion so when I do I want to be sure that I get all the gunk out, for lack of a better word.  This clarifying shampoo does just the trick, but is still gentle and safe for my color-treated hair.  Because let's face it ladies, salon color isn't cheap and it's a tragic loss to see all of your color washing down the drain.  Plus, with the amount of time I go between washes, buildup happens.  It's inevitable.  With this shampoo, my hair feels clean for a good three to four days before I need to apply dry shampoo again.

Sperry Duck Boots

All I can say is thank goodness I bought these boots back in November!  I'll let you in on a little secret though, I definitely bought these in hopes that by me being properly prepared for snow, we wouldn't get any.  All through December and January I thought my voodoo had worked, but then snow.  Lot's of snow.  But hey, at least I had proper footwear.

The Bachelor

If I wasn't hooked enough in January, now it's hook, like and sinker for me.  I blame the Sunday-Monday back-to-back episodes that I actually watched consecutively on a snow day at home.  That was four hours of the Bachelor, half of my work day, spent on the couch engrossed in the drama of farmer Chris and his ladies.  I'm at the point where I want to go back and watch some of the former seasons, but sadly they aren't available on Netflix.

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What are your favorites for the month of February?

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xoxo,

Amanda