2/28/17

February 2017 Beauty & Lifestyle Favourites

Am I really talking about February favourites? It's so hard to believe after the weather we had last week! Spring is in the air, that's for sure! I hope you are enjoying the sunshine and warmth as much as I am. Today I'm sharing everything I loved for the past month.


Beauty:
Lancome Juice Shaker in Piece Of Cake
One of the most innovative (and freaking adorable) lip products I've ever seen, the Lancome Juicy Shaker in Piece of Cake is my latest and greatest obsession! I've got a whole post dedicated to this cutie coming up on Friday, so I won't spend too much time talking about it, but basically it is a beautiful everyday colour that smells like birthday cake!! Who wouldn't fall in love?!


I really love the essence gel eyeliners because a) they're only $3.50 here in Canada and b) they apply really nicely and wear for a decent amount of time. I'm having a bit of fall withdrawal recently for some reason, and I'm totally digging this deep (more fall appropriate) shade. It is in between hunter green and dark teal, with a hint of shimmer and I've been wearing it a lot along my waterline for a pop of something different.


Maybelline The Big Shot Colossal Mascara
I love how this mascara wand clings to my lashes! Like a comb, the wavy bristles seem to latch on tight to separate and evenly distribute product. It adds a great amount of length and after a couple of coats, a decent amount of volume as well. It even works nicely on bottom lashes and doesn't clump or flake during the day. I'm serious...this could be me new holy grail!!


Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation
In an attempt to work with my unusually dry skin, I've upgraded to a more radiant foundation, and boy am I glad I did!! This gel textured foundation is beautiful. I would say it is light-medium coverage, as it still lets some of my freckles and hyper pigmentation peek through, but I quite enjoy this! I'm really into skin that still looks like skin, just a little more even. It's super lightweight and comfortable to wear. Plus it smells ever-so-slightly like pomegranates, making the application process a little more enjoyable.


Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
I really did not like this face wash at first! But after dealing with some problematic skin for the past couple of months, I've realized that I don't need anything fancy. Simple is better (at least for now) as I deal with bouts of dryness and pesky breakouts. Originally I was disappointed that this cleanser would not foam and therefore never gave me that squeaky clean feeling. You know what I'm talking about, right? That tight (stripped) feeling that begs for a handful of moisturizer after. It's the last thing my skin needs right now...

Cetaphil is mild, fragrance-free and non-irritating. It's suitable for all skin types and claims to to be gentle enough for babies. I find my breakouts have lessened after I began using this product consistently.

Lifestyle:
Bath and Body Works Peppermint Marshmallow Candle
Not only does this candle look really pretty (IT'S PINK!), it smells ridiculously good as well. I don't think it's available anymore and may have been a holiday exclusive (sadly) but hopefully Bath and Body Works will bring it back sometime soon. It is the perfect, frosted cupcake vanilla scent that I adore so much with a twist of fresh mint. I love how it adds warmth to a room but is uplifting and crisp at the same time.



Pasta w/ Cheese Wiz
This is one recipe you will never see featured as a #HealthyBirdy post because it exactly the opposite!! It's literally pasta (I tend to use leftovers if we have some) mixed with a large glob of Cheese Wiz, which melts down and creates the creamiest and easiest sauce. Think mac 'n' cheese on a whole new, heart attack causing level. But it's OHHHHH SOOOOO GOOD!

Dierks Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on Netflix
Now it wouldn't quite be a favourites post without a binge-worthy series on Netflix. This show was Dev's pick one night and my reaction after the first episode was "what the *bleep* is this?" Yet I couldn't help but be totally captivated and eager for more. It's a very strange and way out-there, supernatural mystery with a plot that seems to be all over the place. It's not overly predictable and I feel as though anything can happen, at any moment. It's also quite comical! The main character is played by Elijah Wood, and although it took me a while to watch him play someone other than Frodo, he's actually pretty terrific! I can't wait for season 2. 

What were some of your favourite beauty products or TV shows during the month of February? Leave a comment below!

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