February Favorites!

Happy February!

I got out of the habit of doing monthly favorites, because I wasn’t using new products! At the beginning of the month I ran out all my skincare and a lot of make-up I use daily. I picked up a few new things that I have really loved!

Skincare Favorites:

I picked up the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. I have super dry under-eye’s and this stuff works! It’s one of the “cheaper” eye creams I have used ($26). It is so hydrating, and my concealer applies so smooth and flawless! Dare I say it, but this Kiehl’s eye cream is better than the Bobbi Brown eye cream ($50-$70) I’ve used for years!

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The sales woman at the Kiehl’s counter talked me into picking up the Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturing Serum Concentrate. I don’t know how she did it because I always do my research before going into a department store so I cannot get talked into buying things! But I think this is a fairly new item because I’ve never even heard of it before! Maybe it’s just new to me! It has a weird texture, it’s not thick and oily like a normal serum, it feels kind of watery, yet effective. I pat this on my skin morning and night before I apply my moisturizer, which I found is the best way to use this. It really evened out my skin and faded a lot of my dark spots!

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Make-up Favorites:

I picked up the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte and Poreless foundation. I love the original Fit Me! foundation so I was super excited when I saw they made a matte version! This formula I wouldn’t say is matte, but I would call it natural! It doesn’t make me super oily after a couple of hours, but it does leave me with a very natural skin-like finish that I love!

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Maternity Favorites:

I’m still obsessed with my Biggs & Featherbelle Belly Balm! It is very thick and oily but is so moisturizing and nourishing, especially in this cold weather! I just use this on my stomach, back, and chest area. I use my daily Vaseline body lotion on my legs, arms, and feet. I’m trying my hardest to prevent stretch marks and so far, I don’t have any! (knock on wood!). I got this item for Christmas so I’m not 100% sure where you can buy this in store, but you can grab it on Amazon!

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I am OBSESSED with the Motherhood Maternity Seamless Tank Top. It’s seriously the most comfortable tank top I have ever worn! It’s long so it covers my entire belly and stretchy so it will grow with my growing tummy! I wear one of these tank tops everyday!

Being pregnant, I’ve had a hard time sticking to an exercise routine. The most cardio I can personally do is walking and any kind of squats are out the window! I’ve been using my resistance band for some simple arm and leg workouts and it’s made me feel a lot better about myself! I have always been pretty good to sticking to a daily workout routine but being pregnant, I can’t do a lot of the workouts I was doing before. Who would have thought a simple $10 resistance band would have made me feel a heck of a lot better about myself!

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So that’s it! Hopefully I’ll try more things in March so I can get back into the habit of doing monthly favorites again! Let me know if you have tried any of these items! 🙂

xoxo Audrey

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February Favorites!

Even though everyone always says that February goes by so fast, I thought this month went by pretty slow! This month was filled with ice days, traveling, newborn babies, and a newborn calf! This month I also fell in love with a couple new products and fell back in love with some old ones!

My first favorite is a new eye cream that I started using at the beginning of the month. It’s the Dermalogica Total Eye Cream. This eye cream is really hydrating, and I like to use to night and day. I have really dry under eyes and this eye cream really controls that. It also has SPF 15 which is always good!

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I have fallen in love with the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herb, and Rosewater. This stuff is so cheap and so effective! IT’s only $7! (you can find it at Ulta). I like to spray this before and after I apply moisturizer day and night. I have noticed a huge difference in my skin while using this twice a day. It has really improved the texture of my skin and overall, my skin just looks even and nice! You can also use this as a setting spray for your make-up!

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Another new product I discovered this month was the new RImmel London Stay Blushed! Liquid Cheek Tint in the shade 001 Pop of Pink. This is a really beautiful pink shade that really gives you a healthy dewy finish on the cheeks. I like to apply this using the ELF stippling brush. This cream blush is super cheap and it lasts all day! I like wearing this best when I’m wearing a powder foundation, and powder bronzer. The cream blush gives you a natural dewy flush.

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I had another blush favorite this month! It’s MAC Whole Lotta Love. This is a really bright, matte pink blush and it looks so good over the Rimmel cream blush for extra long staying power! When I wear this on it’s own it’s a very long wearing pink flush that would look great on any skin tone!

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I have become OBSESSED with lip balms this month! I have two favorite lip balms that are pretty much the same is the Baby Lips Dr. Rescue in Soothing Sorbet and just the regular clear shade! I like to wear the pink shade throughout the day, and the clear one at night! I wake up with the softest lips when I do this! The pink one is such a sheer shade that it gives you the most flattering tint to your lips!

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If you want to spend a little more money, the Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 is fabulous! It’s so hydrating your lips will be so soft after just one use!

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I hope you go out and try some of my beauty favorites! I know you will love at least one thing I’m talking about! 🙂

xoxo Audrey