Hey everyone! I hope you all had a lovely February and are enjoying March so far. I am posting my February favourites a little late, but I still wanted to share this post as favourites are some of my favourite kinds of posts to read & write. So if you want to see what products I’ve been loving lately, then just keep reading.
Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil Shampoo (£25.50)
I have been focusing on hair care a lot lately – washing it less, using good quality products, & just taking better care of it in general. I did some research that suggested shampooing your hair twice whilst washing it can be better for your hair as it more deeply cleanses it, and you can go longer between washes this way. So I decided to purchase a new shampoo since I will be going through it quicker than conditioner. I chose this Bumble one as it is really nourishing for the hair & full of great oils! I have a few bits from this Invisible Oil collection that I really love already too. I love how soft and healthy this makes my hair feel after use. It is pricey but the ingredients are great and I am trying to invest a little more in my hair.
Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector (£26)
So not one but two pricey hair products in my February favourites.. I know I know! But this is just so good, so I needed to mention it. I picked this up at the beginning of the month and have been using it once a week all month. I apply this on damp hair about 4o minutes before washing my hair. This is meant to repair hair and make it much healthier. Olaplex is super popular and so many people rave about it, so I just wanted to try it out for myself. My hair is so much healthier at the moment, and whilst I think this is due to a few things such as having my hair trimmed, using great products etc, I definitely think this has made an impact and I am sure I will repurchase when I’m done!
The Ordinary Niacinamide (£5)
I finally jumped on the Niacinamide bangwagon. I have heard so many amazing things about this ingredient but I never tried it myself because it is meant to regulate oil production in the skin and I don’t tend to have oily skin myself, so I didn’t think it would benefit me. But watching Skincare by Hyram on youtube I learnt that Niacinamide can be good for everyone. My skin is pretty good at the moment, it is healthy and clear most of the time, and any breakouts seem to clear up pretty quickly. I feel that this has been a good addition to my skincare regime and for the price I would definitely recommend it.
Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly (£32)
I have had this moisturiser for a while but never consistently used it enough to develop a fully formed opinion on it. I did share my first impressions in my New To My Collection | High End Skincare post a while back. I didn’t find myself reaching for it often as I believed it to be a very light moisturiser ideal for someone with a bit oiler skin than me. I decided to try this out a few weeks ago, and I have been using JUST this moisturiser every morning and night (I used other products such as serums but no other actual moisturisers) and the results kind of surprised me. In the long term this is actually perfectly hydrating and I think most skin types would enjoy it. It has hyaluronic acid so my skin feels hydrated deep within and appears plumper. It soaks in really quickly so it’s definitely light feeling on the skin. I do love a thick cream moisturiser, particularly in the evening as my skin tends to be a little dry, but this is by no means not hydrating enough. I think in summer this is going to be my number one go to! I think the price is pretty good as you get a good amount of product and only have to use one pump for the entire face. If you have a long(ish) skincare routine like me, I think you’d love this as it locks in moisture, but won’t add too much texture/heaviness meaning your skin isn’t going to be too heavy to add all your other products (such an SPF or face oil).
Facetheory BHA Exfoliant Serum (£18.99)
I recently shared a whole review on some Facetheory products that I was kindly sent by the brand, so I won’t delve too much into this but I still wanted to feature it in my February favourites. I have always been someone who loves a physical exfoliator – I love that instant feeling of super smooth skin! But so many people recommend a chemical exfoliator, and despite the fact I’ve tried a couple that didn’t work for me, when I was given the chance to choose a few Facetheory products, I decided to give this one a go. I have been using this every other evening and it has definitely led to smoother skin, and it hasn’t broken me out like other chemical exfoliators! If you are having trouble finding one you love, give this a go because it’s been working amazingly for me, and I will definitely repurchase this once I have used it all up.
e.l.f Camo CC Cream (£14)
Again, I have recently reviewed this e.l.f CC Cream here on my blog, so I won’t talk about this too much, but I have been really impressed with this. I haven’t tried much from the drugstore for a while now, but I was intrigued when this released. I picked up the lightest shade and it matches me, so I think this shade range definitely needs to be improved, but the actual product is great! It’s full coverage, lasts well on the skin, doesn’t go dry or oily on my skin and only begins to separate a little after about 8 hours. I think this is ideal for daily use if you love a full cover skin like finish.
Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Ablaze (£25)
My friend got me this as a gift for my birthday early in January and I was really excited to see it as I hadn’t tried out any Smashbox eyeshadows before and the colours in this palette are gorgeous. I have been using it a lot in February. The pink tones are stunning and I love that there is a matte cream shade as well as a matte deep brown shade as I use these two colours in basically every eye look ever. The shades blend out amazingly – they aren’t patchy at all. I definitely want to check out more Smashbox eyeshadows after using this one.
That’s all for my February favourites! Have you tried any of these products? Please do share what you loved in February in the comments below – I love discovering new products.
Thanks so much for reading,
Great favourites post – I used to love Bumble and Bumble, and this has reminded me to try it out again! I also love the Ordinary, but I moved out and left it at my home-home, and lockdown has stopped me from picking it up. 2021 problems!
Bumble is honestly so worth it isn’t it! & aw that’s a shame – hope you can get it soon x
Discovered Olaplex myself a few months ago and absolutely love it. If you haven’t tried No 6 & 7, they’re also fab.
Was pleasantly surprised by the Elf CC Cream too! & I love TO Niacinamide 🙂
I’ll definitely check out No 6 & 7 Olaplex – thanks for the suggestions!! x