Erin's February Favourites


I'll probably never go without Weleda Skin Food Cream again. It's an ultra-rich and ultra-thick organic cream containing plant oils and extracts, made without animal testing. I'll call it the all natural cousin to one of my favourite beauty multitaskers, the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour cream. I patted this onto my cheeks when I went skiing in February and returned without wind burn (hallelujah!). 

I've had my ups and downs with the GOSH brand before. The GOSH Velvet Touch lipstick in 162 Nude is mostly definitely a winner. I seem to remember hearing about this pinky nude lipstick from Barbara, one of my favourite Youtubers. It's a super creamy formula that is very soft on the lips, letting it blend right in. I've struggled in the past to find the perfect nude lipstick, and have learnt it's best to tone down the colour of my lips rather than trying to totally blank them out.  

I'm extremely reluctant to pay $20 for a mascara when I have favourites that are less than half that price (read: L'Oréal Voluminous mascara, Covergirl Clump Crusher). Despite all that, I have been really impressed by my mini of the Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara. It checks all the boxes: doesn't ever flake, is very black, separates and lengthens my lashes, and lasts through a long run. Definitely one to check out!

An oldie but a goodie: the Balm Mary-Lou Manizer. While doing my research on the company's website as a good little blogger does, I noticed that they suggest using it "as an all-over finishing touch". I just want to write LOL! because this highlighter does not work the same way as some of the Hourglass primers - it's super pigmented and reflective. Using this sparingly with a really light hand on the cheekbones and inner corners of the eye is beautiful. Or, dazzle like a disco ball. Just don't say I didn't warn ya. 

What were your favourites in the month of February?