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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 Beauty: February Favorites

Happy March everyone! I am so excited for Spring and the 70 degree weather tomorrow! With February behind us (and hopefully the snow) I figured it was only right to go over what I loved last month. I don't know about you but I'm absolutely obsessed with watching "Favorites" videos on YouTube because I'm always looking to try new beauty products and I also like being nosey.
February was a bitter cold month which left my hair dry and static-prone. Normally I let my hair air dry before styling it but when it's 0 degrees out, you don't really want to rock a wet head outside.  This Renewing Argan Oil Spray has been a lifesaver when it comes to the dryness of my hair and it eliminates frizz instantly, without any greasy residue.  I also picked up this No Drought Dry Shampoo from Lush and it is definitely one of my hair staples now. It has a light citrus scent and leaves my hair feeling clean, unlike some other dry shampoos that just don't do the trick.
This may sound like old news but I am still fully obsessed with the original Urban Decay Naked Palette. It's just the perfect blend of nudes and gold's which leaves me constantly reaching for it when putting on eye shadow. The specific color I use the most is Sidecar, the best champagne nude with a little sparkle to really brighten your eyes. I finish off eye make up with Maybelline's Lash Sensational mascara in Very Black.  The fanned brush really gives a false lash effect without any extra effort and stays on all day. I use Too Faced Shadow Insurance under the eye makeup to make sure it lasts all day as well and it's a holy grail product for me.
I have finicky combination skin which makes it tough to try new face washes and cleansers. After much deliberation, I decided to take a risk and try some new products out from Origins and I am never looking back. The GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser smells like grapefruit and oranges which makes for the best wake-me up when washing your face in the morning. It's gentle and leaves your skin soft which is great for a mild exfoliator.  I use the Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask once a week when my skin is breaking out or just to pamper myself and it clears up any blemishes instantly. 
February was a mildly adventurous month for me when it came to makeup. I've been watching a lot of beauty vloggers on YouTube because I enjoy their content, but also enjoy seeing all the products they test out for their looks.  It's a fool-proof way to find new lip colors and foundation recommendations without testing them out yourself. I bought this Rimmel London Lip Pencil in Spice and it has been my everyday lip color ever since. Pro tip: Push the color onto your lips rather than stenciling it on, it will look more natural.  Feeling inspired by Spring and bright colors, I bought the new Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Devotion and it is the perfect matte lipstick for a day where you're feeling pretty in pink.
When it comes to foundation, I never try new ones to be frank. I hate finding the right color only to put it on at home for it to be too light or too orange.  After spending some time in Sephora and getting a sample, I bought the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Deauville and it is perfect in every way. Light, buildable, and gives a natural glow. What more could you ask for?
 
Last but certainly not least, my nail favorite for not only February but all year has been OPI's Tickle My France-y nail polish. It's the perfect pinky nude and paired with the Infinite Shine's primer + top coat it stays on my nails, chip free for at least a week. Great for girls on the go who don't have time for daily touch-ups. I am constantly getting asked what color I'm wearing or if I have a gel manicure but I'm happy to share my little OPI secret with you all!
 
 
Hope you enjoyed my February favorites! Let me know what you've been loving this month in the comments and if you want to see more posts like this.
 
Love,
Lauren
 

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