February Favourites

Hey everyone! I'm really sorry for being MIA for the last few days, I've been super busy with uni work, committee elections and organising an event for my society, but now I'm back with my February favourites! There aren't many of them this month but the ones I have are good ones!

I got this after Christmas when my hairdresser had to cut off lots of my hair because it was just completely broken and I swore to make sure that wouldn't happen again... Bit dramatic, I know, but I really really want long hair! Anyway, I've had this for about two months now and I do notice a difference to my hair- the ends feel a lot softer and more hydrated and I have almost no split ends. I use two pumps per side (so four in total) every time I wash my hair and I'm about 1/3 through this after two months so it's quite good value for money. And you can definitely use less if your hair is shorter or finer than mine.

I've had a bit of a love-hate relationship with this mascara- when I first bought it in the summer I loved the volume and length it gives but it was a bit too wet for my taste (I like really natural looking fluttery lashes and this kind of clumped mine together a bit). I also HATED how hard it was to remove, I would literally be scrubbing at my eyes with my MAC Cleanse Off Oil for five minutes to even come close to removing this- so in the reject drawer it went. Recently I've gotten it back out again because I wanted lots of volume and length for a night out and I found that it had dried out quite a lot and now I love it! It still gives lots of length but it doesn't stick my lashes together and it's actually a lot easier to remove. Do you find that mascaras sometimes get better when they dry out?

Pixi Glow Tonic, £16
I don't think I need to say much about this product- ever since Caroline Hirons mentioned it on her blog this has become a cult product in the beauty world. It's unfortunately quite hard to get a hold of but when I was in London recently I walked past the Pixi shop and saw that it was in stock so I just had to have it. It's not cheap at £16 but you don't need that much of it. I use two pumps on a cotton pad in the morning and evening and I haven't used much of it yet. The product has quite a soapy smell which I had to get used to, but apart from that it really is amazing. At first I didn't notice much of a difference but now that I've been using it for a few weeks I've noticed how incredibly soft my skin has gotten! I'm not sure if I will repurchase this when it runs out (because I'd need to go to London for that...) but I definitely recommend this if you don't mind spending a little bit more on your toner.

Sainsbury's Candle in Fig and Patchouli, £5.99
I picked this up on a whim when I was in the chocolate aisle in Sainsbury's, which happens to be opposite the 'on offer' aisle, where I saw this lovely candle reduced to £5.99. I don't share the blogger obsession with fig scents, I find them quite heavy and most definitely wouldn't wear them as a perfume, but I was curious and let's face it- the packaging of this is really cute. So I took it home and I started burning it and oh my lord- the scent of this candle is so strong (in a good way!). This burns better than my Yankee candles, I put it on in the morning when I went downstairs to get coffee and when I came back five minutes later the scent had completely filled the room! It is quite a heavy scent but I've come to really like it, especially on those miserable rainy days (i.e. every day here in the UK recently).

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