26 February 2013

My Top 5 | February 2013

A picture of Ben Nye Banana Powder, Origins Never A Dull Moment face polisher, a beauty blender, MAC blush in springsheen and Bobbi Brown gel liner

One of my favourite posts to write is sharing my favourite products of the month. I think it's a really great way to find out what really works for someone, what they have been using the most and also to get a bit of a more informal review on products. This month picking my Top 5 was a lot easier than it was for my January Top 5. These are all products I have really been loving and enjoyed using for the whole of February and ones I think will be hard to beat in March!


The first product I want to mention is one which has seriously changed the way I do my foundation, and that is the Beauty Blender dupe, the Makeup Blending Sponge*. Available from Beauty Chamber for just £3.95 (and available in three colours!) this has just been utterly amazing for me. I was kindly sent three, one of each colour, and I cannot tell you how much I prefer doing my foundation with a 'beauty blender'. They are very much so worth the hype they get, and for a fraction of the price of the original Beauty Blender, I could not recommend them enough! When I use my Makeup Blending Sponge my foundation, concealers and liquid highlighters or contouring products go on absolutely flawlessly and it is a million times better than any effect I can achieve with a foundation brush. Everyone needs one of these!

Next up is a new eye liner I have been trying. The Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in 1 Black Ink. I've actually had this for a while, having snatched it up from a blog sale quite some months ago, but I had never used it. Now, I'm not sure how I coped without it. I mean, I'm pretty in love with the Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liners, but this, this is something else. I am addicted, in love, besotted. And will very happily pay out the £17 when it runs out to replace it. Best. Eyeliner. Ever.


A picture of Ben Nye Banana Powder, Origins Never A Dull Moment face polisher, a beauty blender, MAC blush in springsheen and Bobbi Brown gel liner

I treated myself to a new MAC blush this month (my second ever MAC blush, to be exact) and boy oh boy do I love it. The shade is Springsheen and it's almost like Guipire from my Sleek Blush by 3 in Lace. But, it's much more 'together'. Basically; less chalky, more perfectness and just more lovely-stuff-ness. Poor description, I know. But when you're next near a MAC store or stand, give it a swatch. I promise you'll fall head over heels like me...

Something else I have really been loving this month, which I won't go in to a ton of detail here as it really does deserve it's very own review, is the Origins Never a Dull Moment Skin-brightening Face Polisher*. Quite possibly the most heavenly exfoliator I have ever used, I am besotted. Full review coming soon! 

And finally, my much loved Ben Nye Banana Powder. For someone who adored the Rimmel London Stay Matte powder, I haven't even touched it in a month. My Banana Powder has completely over taken and there's not a day that goes by that I don't use it. Not only does it brighten my under-eye beautifully, but it controls my oily skin so much and once I've applied it in the morning, that's it, I don't need to touch up all day! 


A picture of Ben Nye Banana Powder, Origins Never A Dull Moment face polisher, a beauty blender, MAC blush in springsheen and Bobbi Brown gel liner
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  1. The Bobbi Brown gel liner has been my "holy grail" gel liner for over a year. There are many great gel liners out there, but I find that the Bobbi Brown one doesn't dry out or flake as easily as others. Worth the price I think since I've had to throw out dried out liners from other brands before xx

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    1. I completely agree. It's unparelled! xo

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  2. I don't know how anyone can apply foundation and not blend it using a beauty blending sponge! It's the best thing created, that and te Ben NYE banana powder, one of my favs too! X

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    1. Me neither now! I haven't touched my foundation brushes in ages! xo

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  3. I really want to try the Ben Nye powder! xx

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    1. You need to pick it up, it's amazing xo

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  4. I really want the gel liner now x

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    1. Invest, invest, invest! Seriously, you won't regret it :) xo

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  5. Just bought the Ben Nye powder after your review, so excited! And literally do not know how I lived before my egg sponge x

    January Girl ♥ Nails Inc + Eylure Giveaway ♥

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    1. Let me know how you get on with it :) I adore it! xo

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  6. I recently got a "beauty blender" from H&M for £1.99 so I am excited to try that out. Other than that I have been loving my Sleek Rose Gold Blush this month.

    Beeauty Geek xoxo

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    1. Oh lovely and cheap, how are you getting along with it? xo

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  7. Really need a new gel liner and I think that the BB one is the highest contender! Great post :)

    caperepulchra.blogspot.com xo

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    1. Thanks Samantha! :) Give the BB one a try, I promise you will love it! xo

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  8. I want one of those beauty blenders, I've heard amazing things! I've put the Ben Nye powder on my wishlist, it sounds amazing! x

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    1. Both are amazing products and well worth adding to your collection :) xo

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  9. I love the look of the sponge! I've never tried them before, but I've heard great things about the beauty blenders!

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    1. They are literally amazing. Skin looks flawless with them! xo

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  10. Love your favs again this month! Really want to try the Ben Nye powder :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. Thanks Evelyn :) You should, it's amazing! xo

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  11. I would love to give one of those blenders a go, I hate my fingers getting all messy putting on my foundation! Thank God I have a wee one so I have baby wipes at hand all the time!

    I love Springsheen, it's one of my favourite blushes from MAC! I'm going to repurchase it while in Nottingham for sure!

    Amy x cocktailsinteacups.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha, definitely handy! You have quite an impressive wish list growing for Nottingham :) xo

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  12. I love eyeliner pots but my favorites this month include my new Mac lipstick and my setting powder!

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    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  13. I also have one of the beauty blender dupes, but I have yet to try it out. I hope it will be great!

    Sandra - The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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    1. It will, I promise you! They are amazing xo

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  14. The Banana Powder sounds intriguing, I have oily skin too! I am always on the hunt for something that will keep shine at bay!

    Kate x

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    1. It is the best thing I have ever used makeup wise for keeping my oily skin under control xo

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  15. I'm loving the MUA Undress Me Too palette, especially the lovely taupe shade. I really want one of those beauty blender thingies now! x

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    1. Unfortunately I really don't like the Undress Me Too palette :( xo

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  16. ooh i bought a sponge like that from superdrug by company, its fab!

    Sophierosehearts x

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    1. A lot of people seem to love the Company version :) xo

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  17. Speaking of MAC blushes! I think it's time for me to go shopping! Also for the Bobby Brown liner as well! Great products and post! Luxebykaymarie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks KayMarie, let me know if you pick up a MAC blush and the BB liner! xo

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  18. I have heard so many great things about the Ben Nye powder, I definitely need to check it out!

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    1. You should Amy, it's the best powder I've ever used xo

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  19. I too fell in love with Origins Never a Dull Moment exfoliator! So much so that it got its very own review on my blog as well :) xx

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