February Favourites – Things I’ve Been Loving

February Favourites – Things I’ve Been Loving

Last month I did my very first monthly favourites post and I really enjoyed writing about the new things I had discovered and loved so I thought I’d do the same thing each month (at least while I have products to talk about)


I had been meaning to buy the Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Cream for absolute ages and finally at the end of January I bought it and I have been absolutely loving using it. I have slightly dry skin so I try to moisturize as often as I can and the new formula is designed to offer longer lasting hydrating, something I really need. I love that the product is a gel formula and not a cream as I find it sinks nicer and quicker into my skin which makes it great for the morning before I put on my make up. When ever I use it I feel like my skin is plumper and my drier patches just disappear.

Sleek Foundation

I’ve used a few sleek products before but never tried their foundations before now mainly because I can be a bit of a brand snob, but I am so glad that I have tried them. Vitality is a light to medium coverage foundation which for me is for those days when I don’t really want to do a full make up look but I don’t like how my skin looks, and the Life Proof is a medium to full coverage foundation, although I don’t find it too full for everyday wear. At the moment with the cold weather my skin is feeling drier than ever so some foundations are clinging to my cheeks and nose but thankfully these aren’t doing that and they actually feel like there’s some hydration in them.

I’m definitely using Life Proof that bit more and thankfully it gives me a really great event coverage and doesn’t sit into the lines on my face, it actually helps to blur them very slightly and being oil-free there’s no forehead shine part way through the day. There’s a fantastic selection of shades as well so there’s bound to be something for everyone.

Feb favs Make up revolution concealer

Everyone seemed to be raving about the Make Up Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer at the end of last year and how it was a dupe for the Tarte Shape Tape. Seeing as I’ve wanted to try the Tarte Concealer for ages I decided at just £4 I’d try the Make Up Revolution one and I have been so impressed. Usually the cheaper/ lower end brands just don’t impress me as I’d rather pay more for better quality but this is ridiculously good. It has quite a large wand which I prefer and the consistency is enough to cover by under eye bags without being too heavy. I have never been as impressed with a drug store makeup buy as I have been with this.


I am very much a pen and paper kind of person as opposed to completely relying on technology. I have a physical to do list at work and I couldn’t be without my bullet journal so having pretty notebooks and stationary is a must for me which is why I’ve fallen in love with this goals journal*. It’s a stunning pink leather bound book with 260 plain cream pages with the words ‘Achieve your dream life’ embossed in copper at the bottom of the front cover. It’s it’s such a good quality feel and comes beautifully presented in a box which I can’t bear to leave the notebook out of. I’ve been using the notebook to write down blogging ideas and collaborations and it’s nice to have somewhere to brain dump.

Feb Favourites Goal Journal

I’m so keen to workout more but going to the gym during these horrible cold dark months really isn’t appealing so I’ve been trying to workout at home which is where AllShapeup has come in so handy. After my registration assessment I was given a schedule for a few weeks of the types of activities I should be doing but with interviews and my impending change of job things have gotten in the way a little so I’ve not managed to stick entirely to my schedule but I will get into it more. The great thing about the website is there are so many videos you can watch and workout to and they cover all abilities from beginner through the intermediate and expert which means you can develop as you go. I’ve been doing some of the HIIT workouts as they’re fast paced and don’t usually take more than 20 minutes and I’m loving the ability to work from home. There’s so much more to AllShapeup with recipes and nutritional information as well so it’s a great wealth of information.

Another favourite this month is a pretty boring one and that’s comparison websites as I’ve had not just my home and travel insurance up for renewal in the past month but I’ve also been looking at new Broadband deals to try and save money. Blogging and doing freelance work I need to always make sure I have fast and reliable broadband and as my boyfriend is with Vodaphone for his mobile contract I’ve been debating going with them so I have the Vodaphone Broadland contact details ready and waiting for me to call them.

Hatching Dragon Candle

You all know how much I love candles and anything which is a little it unusual is right up my street. If you love dragons or want to become your own Mother (or father) of Dragons then you need this hatching dragon candle*. When you melt away the scaly wax egg insie there’s a porcelain dragon all of which are a different colour and I can’t wait to find out what colour mine will be.

Whether you’re a game of thrones fan, a fan of mythological creatures or are just curious at what could be waiting outside you need this candle in your life.

The final thing I’ve been loving in February is a TV show on Amazon Prime called ‘The Bold Type’. It’s a 10 episode series based around the lives of three girls who all work for a magazine called Scarlet in New York and it’s seriously good. It was inspired by the life of Cosmopolitian editor-in-chief Joanna Coles and follows the three girls in their lives at the magazine both professionally and personally. The episodes are around 45 minutes long and have been perfect for me to have on in the mornings before work while I’m browsing social media and replying to e-mails.

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February Favourites - Things I've Been Loving

*This post has been written in collaboration with Broadband Company Numbers but all thoughts and opinions are my own


  1. March 6, 2018 / 10:57 pm

    Ohh that goals journal is amazing! I so need that in my life, I am obsessed with pretty stationery!

  2. March 6, 2018 / 11:12 pm

    Oh my goodness how amazing is that hatching dragon candle! I think I may have to treat myself when I have a few spare pennies, thank you!

  3. March 7, 2018 / 6:44 am

    I so need to try the hatching a dragon candle and I am a big fan of clinique

  4. March 7, 2018 / 10:09 am

    I really want to try the sleek foundation and the dragon candle is mind blowing i need it hehhe

  5. Jem
    March 7, 2018 / 10:33 am

    Loving the look of that goals journal. I find that setting goals is really helpful for me.

  6. Jenny
    March 7, 2018 / 11:21 am

    That dragon candle sounds so exciting. I wonder what colour it will be?! Must go and check them out.

  7. March 7, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    Some great beauty products! I do like Sleek makeup products but haven’t tried the foundation as yet. Sim x

  8. March 7, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    I’ve seen a few people talking about The Bold Type. I think I’m going to have to watch this.

  9. March 7, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    I’ve seen this Sleek foundation in a few places now – I must pick up a tube, as I love their highlighter/bronzer palette 🙂

  10. March 8, 2018 / 10:27 am

    Oh my god I need that Hatching Dragon Candle, it’s got such a striking look already and then to know you are waiting for your dragon too just sounds so fun, what an alternative idea. I’m also really loving that Goals Journal, I love any pink notebooks but that looks like a really luxurious cover

  11. March 8, 2018 / 10:40 am

    I really want to try that Makeup Revolution concealer and, although I’m not a huge fan of Clinique, I have heard really good things about Moisture Surge.

  12. Shoshana Sue
    March 8, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    I like the goals journal because I am also a pen and paper person and I have 2 cute journals for my notes right now

  13. Amy - All about a Mummy
    March 8, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    Oh the candle is so much fun! I want to know what colour it was! Stunning photos.

  14. March 8, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    Oh nice to hear of a new make up brand that’s good value too. I love writing things down too

  15. March 8, 2018 / 10:37 pm

    I absolutely love Clinique Moisture Surge! I can just feel my skin drinking it in.

  16. March 11, 2018 / 6:49 pm

    I need to try out new foundation, so I may give them a go. A great list of things here.

  17. March 12, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    I absolutely love notebooks too and love that one of yours
    It looks so lush. I love finding new ones and wouldn’t be without mine!

  18. March 14, 2018 / 11:26 am

    The hatching dragon candle sounds very interesting, it has a porcelain dragon inside, how cool. I’m a Games of Thrones fan, so I would love trying this candle.

  19. Danielle
    March 14, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    We need to look for new broadband. Since we moved it has been so slow and like you say, a freelancer needs fast broadband!

  20. March 16, 2018 / 7:35 am

    I’m loving the sound of the Sleek foundation, definitely one for me to try. I use the conceal and define already, I really like it x

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