27 February 2016

February Favourites

Hi everyone! I actually cannot  believe we are at the end of February this has honestly been the fastest start to the year ever! I think because I'm so busy with university time just keeps going by so quickly, I feel like before I know it, it will be the end of May and I will be done (the thought of that makes me want to cry with happiness). It's not been the best month actually just because of university stress but I've been booking lots of fun things for this year to keep me going. Alongside everything else that's been going on I've been trying a few different products this month and there is definitely some that I have been absolutely loving! I really love writing favourites posts actually and I also love reading them, so I'll share mine and I'd love to read yours too so if you want to link your favourites down below I'll give them a read!


- Noir Tease by Victoria's Secret (50ml £38.24). I already own a Victoria's Secret perfume and I did like it, however when I was in London I smelt this and seriously fell in love, it's amazing! It's a warm fragrance with notes of black vanilla, frozen pear and blooming gardenia. I definitely think it's more of a fruity fragrance which I love, quite sweet but not sweet at the same time if you get me? You can tell describing scents isn't one of my skills, I think you just need to smell it to understand how nice it is! Plus it comes with one of those really cool spritzers that you squeeze to get the perfume out, I don't know the name but I always liked these for some reason. I've been wearing this so much this month so if you love fruity perfumes like me you should definitely give this a try.

- Nars Orgasm blush (£23). I'm really not adventurous when it comes to blush shades and I will always play it safe and go for the pretty pinks/nudes, and if you're like me then this blush is honestly perfect for you. I've been wearing it everyday for the whole month really, it's such a gorgeous rose gold shade, I think it's so flattering and would work for lots of skin tones. It's not cheap at all so if anyone has any good dupes for me I'd love to know them! There will be swatches pictured below by the way so you can see how pretty this is, I wish it was Spring now because I think this is the perfect Spring blush, so it just gives me an excuse to use it more soon!

- OGX Weightless Hydration Coconut Water shampoo (£6.99). I've honestly got the driest hair ever, it's most likely my use of straighteners everyday because my hair needs taming very bad in the morning and this is such a savior. I actually bought this when I went on holiday last year and used it really quickly and I recently purchased it again and smelling it instantly made me feel like I was in Cape Verde all over again, I love how you can trigger memories like that so quickly and it made me love it even more. It's really hydrating and it honestly smells amazing, it's got such a coconutty tropical scent, plus it's only £6.99 and it's really good quality so it's one I would definitely recommend.

- The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish (£5 75ml). Exfoliating is something I really need to do more of because my skin is so dry, especially in the Winter, I've been reaching for this strawberry body scrub from The Body Shop so much this month, it honestly smells amazing and it isn't harsh at all on the skin but it still feels like it's doing the job. I'm absolutely obsessed with all of the strawberry products from The Body Shop to be honest, I got a strawberry gift set for Christmas and it's feeding my obsession, it just smells so gorgeous! Again this is really affordable as well and if you don't like strawberries they have lots of different scents for you to try. I'm so desperate to try more Body Shop products, I really want the Bouncy Sleeping Mask!

- Vichy Dermablend Foundation* (£18). I've done a review post on this foundation if you'd like to read it here and ever since I wrote that post I've been reaching for this basically every day. It's the perfect shade for me while I'm pale and even though I normally stay away from full coverage because my skin is so dry, I find this has more of a satin finish than matte so with a moisturising primer works really well, plus the staying power is so good! 

- The Body Shop Shea Body Butter (£14 200ml). Another Body Shop product but I have seriously been obsessed with them this month! I don't have the 200ml size of this I have the 50ml as I got a set of the body butters for free when I spent over a certain amount in store. I never normally go for these scents as I find them quite boring, I always go for the fruity ones however this smells absolutely amazing! I've nearly used all of it, it's so moisturising but not in a greasy way and I just love the smell, so if you get the chance I would definitely try this. 

- Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk (£16). I'm really not a lip liner girl, I honestly rarely ever use them (I actually only own two) however I've been so obsessed with this CT one this month, I just think they're so creamy and the shade is so gorgeous, especially when paired with Bitch Perfect. It's such a nice shade for this time of year and the quality is lovely, it's pricey but since I only own two I thought I'd buy it as a treat!

- Makeup Geek Eye Shadows in Cinderella & Cupcake (£4.95 each). These two shades are honestly my new obsession! I did a haul of all the Makeup Geek eye shadows I bought which you can read here however these two shades totally stood out to me, they're my ideal shades, anything pink is an ideal eye shadow to me to be honest! The quality is so good and I love them paired together, they really make me not want to wear any other colours at the minute I'm so in love with them!


Left to right: Nars Orgasm, MUG Cupcake, MUG Cinderella, CT Pillow Talk

I also have a brand new header on my blog which I'm so happy with, it was designed by the lovely Jemma who you can find here, she was so great at designing exactly what I wanted so if you're thinking about getting a blog header designed I would definitely recommend her. I also have created a Twitter account just for my blog which I'd love for you to follow! You can find me at @LaurenAshBarden. I'm honestly so excited to have finally set one up just for my blog, it's been quite a fun blog related month actually. I was worried I would neglect my blog because I've been so busy with uni but I have found the time here and there which is great. Let me know in the comments what you've been loving this month!

* Post contains PR sample however all opinions are my own
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73 comments

  1. Great favourites! I love the look of Cinderella, I really need to add that to my collection xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. It's the prettiest eye shadow I'm obsessed!xx

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  2. MUG cupcake is such a pretty eyeshadow, I love it. X

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.com

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  3. A great dupe for the Nars - Orgasm, is a blush from Sleek called Rose Gold! It is so similar and very pigmented! It's only £4.99 I think? So much more affordable xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I will definitely have to have a look, I don't want to run out of this one and have to do an expensive repurchase!xx

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  4. I've heard so many amazing things about the Nars Orgasm blush, I really want to try it! Charlotte Tilbury's packaging is stunning! The lip pencil looks gorgeous x

    Erin // Everything Erin

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    1. I know I'm so obsessed with CT packaging!x

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  5. Pillow Talk is one of my absolute favourites, I'm desperate to try out some of the MUG eyeshadows xo

    http://www.samanthasbeautyloves.com

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    1. They're amazing you should definitely try them!xx

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  6. I absolutely love Nars Orgasm - it's the only blush that I have ever hit pan on & will have to repurchase soon! I love Pillow Talk too! I'll have to smell that VS perfume & I need to get some MUG shadows - they sound amazing! xx


    Beautylymin

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    1. It's so gorgeous isn't it I've honestly been using it everyday!xx

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  7. Meant to say that I love your new header too! xx

    Beautylymin

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  8. Loving the new blog header! I think we have the same PipDig design and I know a few others with it too so I should maybe have a think about a new blog header too! I really want to try Pillow talk, I own boing by CT but is seems like a good place to start and I don't have those MUG shades but I'm obsessed with the ones I do have, the quality is amazing!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you! Yeah I just wanted a change and make it a bit more personal to me, I will have to have a look at Boing!x

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  9. I'm still yet to try NARS Orgasm, I really need to it looks beautiful! I've been loving the becca back light primer, its brilliant xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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    1. I love the Becca Backlight primer it's so good!xx

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  10. Great lipsticks, love the colors. xoxo

    www.love-joice.com

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  11. I really want to try that coconut shampoo!!

    Great post!

    p.s Love the new header!

    Darriyan x
    http://darriyancateland.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. I love MUG Cinderella, definitely need to check out Cupcake next and finally get my hands on Pillow Talk - I've heard so much about it! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Cupcake is gorgeous so nice for the crease!xx

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  13. Great review dear! This products are great! Need to check out that coconut shampoo! ❤
    xx Pisa
    www.inlovewithmyclothes.com

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    1. It's so nice and it smells amazing!xx

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  14. Nars Orgasm is literally my life, favourite beauty product ever! I just love Nars, wish it wasn't as expensive though!

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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    1. I know I'm obsessed, dreading the day I run out because it's an expensive repurchase!x

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  15. Your new header is the bomb diggity! Also this was a great list of favourites, would really love to try that Charlotte Tilbury lipliner - suchhhh a pretty colour. Loving your blog currently! Holly x

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    1. Thank you! Pillow Talk is gorgeous!x

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  16. I love Nars Orgasm blush and will even be wearing it on my wedding day! Since I will be in the UK next month, I have loads of Charlotte Tilbury items that I want to pick up. Everything looks so wonderful!

    Mallory // Perhaps Bananas

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    1. You should definitely get some, it's such a lovely brand!x

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  17. I love Body Shop! I never found something that I dont like from this brand! Great selection of products for your favourites :)
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy

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    1. It's such an amazing brand I love them!x

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  18. I love Body Shop! I never found something that I dont like from this brand! Great selection of products for your favourites :)
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy

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  19. A great favourites post! I need to try the OGX shampoo, I'm a sucker for anything coconut! xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

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  20. Love this post, and I'm obsessed with the body shop! Your blog is so lovely <3
    Morgan | www.justmorgs.com

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    1. Me too they're such a good brand, thank you!x

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  21. That Nars blush looks gorgeous! That VS perfume sounds like it smells lovely! I need to smell it lol x

    http://www.itsjessiejane.com/

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  22. Love that Nars blush color! And I love the new header- so fun and pretty!

    mylifebeingrenewed.blogspot.com

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  23. This month has flown by so quickly! I love the Charlotte Tilbury lip liners - such amazing quality. I really need to do some repurchases! Those Make Up Geek shadows look like beautiful colours!

    Hana | www.hanarosella.blogspot.co.uk ♥

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    1. It has hasn't it I can't believe it's March already!x

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  24. This month has gone by so fast, I feel like I just started my second semester of University and now I'm half-way done with it! Gorgeous product picks, the Cinderella eyeshadow especially catches my eye :)

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. Uni goes so fast doesn't it, I can't believe I'm leaving this summer!x

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  25. Ooooh I really want to try out that exfoliator! I need a new one and I have such dry skin too. I'm gonna check it out :)

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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    1. It's so good and it smells amazing!x

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  26. Ooooh I really want to try out that exfoliator! I need a new one and I have such dry skin too. I'm gonna check it out :)

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  27. Such lovely picks and so many things I'd love to try! I'm in love with the Ogx hair range at the moment, the formulas are amazing, they smell great and last for ages :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. They're such a good brand aren't they!xx

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  28. I must dig out my NARS Orgasm blush, especially with Spring coming in!

    Makeup Monster

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  29. Love your new banner at the top of your blog, looks great! Love how everything is pink haha! You must try Body Shops over scents!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. Thank you! I know you can definitely tell what my favourite colour is!x

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  30. I've been wanting to try the Nars Orgasm for so long! It's been on my wishlist for monthss now!

    Angelie // Sleek Makeup Base Duo Kit Review

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  31. Loved reading about your favourites, darling! Tease is one of my favourite VS scents, it' just so sweet and girly! <3

    Kay
    Shoes and Glitter
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    1. I love Victoria's Secret scents I really want to try some of the body mists now!x

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  32. Eek, congratulations on being nearly finished with Uni, it really is a great feeling! I actually have some OGX products, waiting to try so I'm very much looking forward to giving them ago, love the idea of smelling like a coconut!

    Musings & More

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    1. Thank you I actually can't believe it! Definitely try the coconut water one it's so nice!x

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  33. How is it March already, time is just flying by eek! Love those MUG shadows, gorgeous shades! Definitely want to build my own z palette soon even if it's just a small one x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. It's so fun building a little collection up and they're such amazing quality as well!x

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  34. Amazing favourites. Absolutely love CT Pillow Talk. I'm not into lip liners either but I think this one may have started something!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. I agree I never buy them but I love this one!x

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  35. Everything strawberry from the Body Shop smells INCREDIBLE & I love NARS Orgasm too! So nice and subtle, I've got to work on getting bolder with my blush choices!

    Elese | elesedowden.com

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    1. I absolutely love the strawberry scent it's so nice!x

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  36. You have quite a few favorites that I totally agree with, loving it! xx adaatude.com

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  37. The coconut water shampoo sounds great, I love OGX products x

    http://bassethoundsandbronzer.blogspot.co.uk/

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