I've been meaning to do a round-up post of my matte liquid lipsticks for the longest time (same with highlighters - I'll get to those soon!!), but I always had some excuse that I didn't have enough or I would wait until I got all the ones on my wishlist. Well, it seems like a lot of the beauty community is starting to get over the intense trend that was the liquid lip, and I think I'm among them! Don't get me wrong, I still love a good liquid lip and I have found a few really good formulas that aren't too drying but are still long lasting. But, I think I've gotten all of the ones that I've wanted and don't have an itch to check out any of the new launches (*cough* Urban Decay *cough*). So, I guess now is as good a time as any to share my collection with you guys!
I'm back with another brand spotlight post, this time for Milani Cosmetics. Unfortunately I only have three products (trust me, I wish I had more) but they're all definitely worth talking about! Milani is a brand I've always been interested in but unfortunately don't have the easiest access to! We can pretty easily purchase their products online now which is great, but sometimes I just like to have a play in person! The three products I do have from them though are all pretty great...keep reading for my full review!
I haven't done a dedicated post on the face masks I've been using in literally years, which is a crying shame because they are seriously an integral part of my routine! Over the past month or two, I've had a bit of an influx of new masks that definitely deserved a mention! In addition to these, I've been using my old fave Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask which is my moisturising must! I got on to my second tube too so y'all know I love it. I tend to do a clay mask twice a week, and a moisturising and exfoliating mask once a week. Seems like overkill, but what can I say? I find masks to be the most effective product in giving quick, significant results! Anyway - let's dive in!
Another month has come to an end, and as usual, much too quickly. This week I'm back at uni and nope nope nope, I AIN'T READY. I'm unprepared (as usual) and just sooooo not enthused for the onslaught of work, assessment and stress that is to come. Just expect blog quality to go downhill from here on out ;) (just kidding...or am I?). In all seriousness, when assessment does ramp up, the blog will definitely have to take a backseat and I hope you can all understand! Today though, I'm coming at you with my February favourites. There are definitely a few new products I've been loving, as well as some products I've rediscovered in my collection.
It's been a minute since I've done a colour families post but I fully intend to keep it going! In case you're unfamiliar with my little 'series', I'm going through my collection and rounding up my products according to their colour. I've already done a couple of posts on rusty reds and berries and burgundies. Today, we're all about the vivid violets! Extra snaps when the title has alliteration ;) I have always been a lover of purple but it's been over the past year or so that I've really gotten comfortable wearing them in makeup! I've since moved on to more of the grey-toned purples (you can bet I'll have a post about those), but since summer is still in full swing I figured I'd round up the bright ones. I thought I had a bigger collection of shades like these, but my other purples tended to be more muted. It's basically just lip products and nail polishes because I can't imagine wearing a violet blush or eyeshadow!