February Favourites 2013!

I only have a select few ‘favourite’ products which I adored using throughout February, mostly because I stuck to what I know & played it relatively safe with makeup over the month, but I thought I’d show you them regardless!

I also filmed a quick video explaining why I loved these babies so much, which you can watch below!

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February Favourites!

Benefit They’re Real Mascara – I’ve been using this mascara throughout the whole of February and I really like it.  I wasn’t too sure at first as the brush is a little odd (it’s plastic and has a spiky ball at the tip) but I’ve grown to love it and now use it every day.  I will do a proper review of this soon with before & after pictures so you can see how great it is!

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 001 Transparent – I purchased this after seeing many bloggers raving about it; I simply wanted to see what all the fuss was about.  For around £3, this is a little bargain.  I apply it in the morning and it keeps my skin looking matte and even almost all day long.  I do have to reapply powder come mid afternoon but this is a great little handbag product which I would definitely repurchase.

Real Techniques Powder Brush – I adore RT brushes, let’s face it!  But throughout February this has been my favourite to use.  This brush is so so soft and massive; it’s the perfect size for the Rimmel powder above.  I swirl this around in the powder and apply to my face in circular motions – giving me a flawless base.  

Travalo Perfume Atomisers – I don’t know if it’s just me but despite being obsessed with perfumes, I always forget to apply them in the morning (too busy faffing around about what to wear probably!).  These babies have been so useful for keeping in my handbag so I can apply my favourite perfumes on the go.  I adore that you can fill these up to contain your fav scent.  Again, I have a full review (with a video demonstration – oh la la) of how to use these so stay tuned!  I got mine from www.gorgeousshop.co.uk!

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo – I’m sure you are all bored about hearing about this product but I’ve been using it for the whole month and can now say that I do quite like it!  I can’t put my finger on exactly what it’s done, but it has improved my complexion over all – my skin is super soft, skin tone is even and generally looks nice!  For the first few weeks of using this I did get a few spots but I stuck with it and then saw the benefits.  I do still get spots now (it doesn’t get rid of bad skin completely) but over all, my skin looks pretty good!

Enrapture Totem Styler – I am quite lazy with my hair and was definitely stuck in a rut with it last year; I wash it before bed, wake up with it kinky and that’s it.  However that has completely changed since getting this baby!  I absolutely adore these hair curlers, I can’t express my love for them enough; they make styling my hair easy, quick and fun.  I will do a proper review and video of how I use these soon (you can see my hair after curling them in the video above) but they have been a staple in my getting ready routine throughout Feb.

Blog Off T-Shirt – I’m not much of a fashion blogger as I’m not very fashionable but I really wanted to show you my new top from www.daisystreet.co.uk!  It’s perfect for a blogger like me as it says ‘Blog Off’!  When I first saw this I really giggled and couldn’t resist it! 

There we have it – my Feb Favs!  Although there wasn’t many products this month I really enjoyed using these in particular.  I think my March favourites will be a little more interesting as we’re getting into Spring and there are some new product launches, so I’m thinking I might experiment a little more over the weeks to come!

What were your favourites in Feb?  What do you think of my picks?




  1. March 3, 2013 / 5:50 pm

    Love that mascara! It really is a miracle worker! and I love the real techniques brushes but I don't have that one! I might have to have a look!


  2. March 3, 2013 / 5:50 pm

    I'm a big fan of so many of these products!

    I posted about my February Favourites today too!

    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/february-favourites.html xxx

  3. March 3, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    Really want the Enrapture Totem Styler! Looks so cool!xo


  4. March 3, 2013 / 5:58 pm

    Great batch of favourites! I have the oiliest skin and that Rimmel Stay Matte is the only powder that does a decent job of controlling it! I never leave home without it. I'm also loving the Effaclar Duo but like you, I find it hard to pin point exactly what it's done. I just know my skin feels nicer and my acne scars have definitely reduced xx

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  5. March 3, 2013 / 5:59 pm

    Such nice picks. I've been loving the Rimmel Stay Matte powder too!


  6. March 3, 2013 / 6:08 pm

    great stuff! 🙂


  7. March 3, 2013 / 6:12 pm

    the travalo perfume automiser is a must have for me !! cute t-shirt !

    sunita xx


  8. March 3, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    Loved this video and so glad I subscribed!!

    I would LOVE IT SO MUCH if you guys would check my blog out and maybe even follow?!?! 😀 xx


  9. March 3, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    The perfume atomisers look brilliant, I am going to look into them for my holiday! xxx

  10. March 3, 2013 / 6:41 pm

    Ohh totally agree with all these products 😀 Real Technique brushes are amazing, They're Real is the best mascara ever invented haha the Enrapture totem style give me the most amazing victorias secret waves and the Rimmel Stay Matte powder has been a life saver the last few weeks with my tempermental skin 😀

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  11. March 3, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    Can't believe I still don't have any off these brushes will def look into buying them next time i'm in Boots. x


  12. March 3, 2013 / 6:45 pm

    My February favourites were my Bodyshop lipsticks

  13. March 3, 2013 / 7:45 pm

    I love the idea of the travalo but mine leaks so badly, I've only had it since Christmas too which is pretty rubbish is my eyes aha! Maybe I just got a dud one:) x


  14. March 3, 2013 / 8:29 pm

    I love your videos, please make more! Really want to try the benefit theyre real and thats such a cool top!

    A little bit Unique


  15. March 3, 2013 / 8:47 pm

    Great picks for Feb! 🙂 I love my Enrapture Totem too! Such an easy and quick tool to use.


  16. March 3, 2013 / 9:19 pm

    I seriously need to order that Real Techniques brush. The stay matte powder is such a bargain although I couldn't find it in transparent so I had to get it in my colour. xx

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  17. March 4, 2013 / 12:45 am

    I've been wanting the try out the Rimmel powder but I never have since it's so cheap and everyone talks about how good it is. I'm also stoked to try out more of the real techniques brushes because I love the ones that I have.

  18. March 4, 2013 / 6:23 am

    I love the Rimmel powder, it's so good for the price, and I really want to try the Effaclar Duo! Great favourites x


  19. March 4, 2013 / 9:01 am

    Loved this post I really want to try the real technique brushes especially because they aren't that expensive!


  20. March 4, 2013 / 11:22 am

    My local Boots has stopped stocking Effaclar Duo which I think is mad! It's gotta be their most popular product right now? I need to get a new tube cause I've been loving it so much! I also am considering getting the powder brush soon, I love a nice soft brush for powders, it makes the application so much better!

    I've just posted a review of Barry M's Gelly Hi-Shine in Blueberry on Black & Gold!

    Laura xx – Black & Gold

  21. March 4, 2013 / 4:06 pm

    I've seen so many posts featuring the Rimmel powder, I must pick it up 🙂

  22. March 4, 2013 / 4:44 pm

    Great post, I love the rimmel powder it works so well xxxxx

  23. March 4, 2013 / 6:55 pm

    Love the Rimmel stay matte powder i always have one in my makeup collection they last forever! My smashed this morning though unfortunatley 🙁


  24. March 4, 2013 / 8:36 pm

    I need the Rimmel powder, I've heard so much about this, but never had the chance to get it. Great post!


  25. March 4, 2013 / 9:07 pm

    really HAVE to try they're real NOW!

  26. March 4, 2013 / 9:30 pm

    The Enrapture Totem styler looks so good, but its so expensive! I'd love to try it out someday, do you think you could post a full review of it? I'd love to find out more 🙂

    Megan xoxo http://mynamesmegan.blogspot.co.uk/

  27. March 4, 2013 / 10:46 pm

    The Rimmel Powder is absolutely amazing! Really does work wonders. Glad someone else agrees that this is a favourite of February!

  28. March 5, 2013 / 4:35 pm

    I Love the RT brushes, and the Benefit mascara is definitely one of my favourites. I think i may ahve recently done a review of it!


  29. March 5, 2013 / 7:41 pm

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  30. Rachel
    March 6, 2013 / 6:31 pm

    I've been trying to find Effaclar Duo for ages now but it's always sold out in my local Boots!

  31. March 9, 2013 / 3:28 am

    I had the La Roche-Posay in my feb faves too! Absolutely love the range :)! My skin feels so soft and it has definitely helped to clear my skin.

    Also I love the RT brushes too they are so unbelievably soft :). Great choices Katie!


    x x

  32. March 17, 2013 / 4:48 am

    I just ordered the UK version of the Effaclar Duo and it should be arriving here soon (the US and UK versions of the Duo have different ingredients- the US one is 5.5% BP, way too drying for me). I'm really excited to try it out- hopefully it will make it's way into my March favorites! Really awesome post 🙂


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