Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The February Edit

This month it was a breeze picking the stars of my cosmetic rotation, and these are not only things that I loved the most but also those that got the most use from me over the weeks. This edit turned out to be easy picks for quick on the go looks, so suffice to say I wasn’t too creative in the realm of makeup during February. Cheeks were kept on the neutral, natural side of the fence as I alternated the amazing Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed with the peachy L’Oreal Super Blendable Blush in 326 The Muse’s Blush. To brighten up my face I reached for one of my favourite highlighters, TheBalm’s Mary Lou Manizer. Rather than using my Real Technique’s for Samantha Chapman Contour brush to apply as I normally do I’ve been using my fingers, and loving the sheer effect that it gives. This makes it brilliant for everyday wear, and is nice and quick for rushed mornings. Scent of choice has also been a failsafe with Guerlain's Champs Elysees covering me every day. If I had to wear only one scent for the rest of my days, this would be it.

The L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil* was on my wish list for so long, and I am elated to say that not only has it met my expectations, it has actually exceeded them. A tip off from Estee has made me use this as a shaving oil, but it works beautifully as a regular body wash when paired with a sponge as well. It definitely warrants a full review (read:rave) so I’ll get to work on that soon. I have also been loving the Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara, which has garnered me more lash envy comments than I had received in a long time! For me, that is the main measure of success for a mascara, as well as the stellar and easy to wear formulation. Lips have been lazy, and the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey has been a staple not only for its non-melty texture (Melbourne heat hates lipsticks!) but the colour goes with absolutely everything. MAC Patisserie was thrown into the mix on the odd colder day we enjoyed, and man that is a winner of a shade!

So there is my lazy-day, easy to use February Edit. Have you tried any of these products, or do you want to?

*Product provided for consideration, but an honest favourite.


  1. Love your picks, Patisserie is gorgeous x

  2. I love the Tarte blush! I finally tried my Revlon balm stain and it's awesome (I have Smitten). I need to get a more subtle colour now too. I may need to give the Covergirl mascara a go too. Always on the look out for a good mascara.

  3. I've been wanting to try L'Occitane's almond shower oil forever! The scent and effect both sound lovely x


  4. Oh.. shower oil. That is interesting! Is it too slippery though? I fear i will face plant.

  5. Hi Emma, I really like Tarte Exposed too! Can't wait to read your review on the L'Occitane Shower Oil...everyone seems to love it! And I've been meaning to try Patisserie but then I always end up forgetting to swatch it when I'm at MAC :-/

  6. I can't tell you how much I love the shower oil! I wrote a post about it a couple of months ago and I gushed! Never used it as a shaving oil though- thanks for the tip. Clump crusher is my new top mascara too.

  7. Ah, how much do I love Revlon's Honey too! It absolutely goes with everything and compliments a smokey eye really well for a balanced after-dark look! A lovely selection you have on rotation - now I'm going to have to take a whiff of Champs Elysees. Can't believe I've never tried it!

  8. Yay, product p0rn!

    That L'Occitane Almond Oil is pretty awesome. :)


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