Wednesday, 5 March 2014

What Have I Been Reaching For In February & YSL GIVEAWAY!!!

So this month has been and gone and it literally flew by! 
We're at that time of the month again, where I let you beautiful people know what I've been loving in the month of February. 
The original list was ridiculously long so I'm afraid some products didn't make the cut. gulp.

Also read on for my YSL Giveaway!

Baylis & Harding - Peony, White Tea and Jasmine Hand Wash : £2.33 Tesco

This has to be my most favourite scent in the Baylis range - which says a lot as I love all of them! This smells so fresh, with a subtle floral scent. The white tea really comes through and I'm slightly obsessed with this scent at the moment as I've just purchased the white tea True Grace candle. 


Babyliss Curl Secret Hair Styler : £119.95 John Lewis

This contraption has revolutionised hair curling!! I am being serious - I know some are dubious, but please listen to my seldom words of wisdom. I used to be one of those girls who had perfect curls on one side of my head and wonky kinks the other side. I just couldn't get it! I used to look at other girls and think 'How the hell do they curl their hair, it looks amazing?!' Well now, I assure you I'm constantly supporting bouncy looking locks and getting complimented on them all the time. Worth every penny. 



Rimmel 60 Second Polish - Rose Libertine : £3.69 Boots

This has been on my nails throughout Feb. I love it, it's a pinky rose colour. It's flattering with all skin tones and is perfect for Spring Summer. You can probably get this cheaper in store or online as Boots always has some sort of offer running!


Real Techniques Setting brush : £8.99 Boots

This has been my go to brush this month (and pretty much always!) I use this for under eye concealer and for setting my under eye area with powder. It's the perfect shape to get in all the nooks and crannies!  


So I won't go on about this too much, as this has been on everyones 'favourite' lists since it launched. I absolutely love it and think it's the best palette I've bought in a long time! It's full of an array of nude / pink shades as well as a few darker shades too. Perfect for day to night. 


Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci : £21.95

I'm pretty rubbish at describing scents when writing them down. You can blame my dyslexia for that! So I thought it'd be best if I just copied what the professionals say :) 
Ricci Ricci is a fresh and sensual floral scent built around the Beauty of the Night flower.Daring, the sparkling top notes of Rhubarb and Bergamot bring a modern freshness.Full of contrasts, the fragrance is easy-to-wear, branded and extremely feminine.It is designed for an optimistic and self-confident woman. 
Well clearly it's got me written all over it - hahaha!


Calvin Klein Lipstick in Ethereal : £1.99 Fragrance Direct

I won't go on about this as I've raved about it on twitter and my previous posts! Just know it's super creamy and very pigmented! For the value you really can't go wrong. 
I'll link it here


Garnier Pure Active Anti-Blackhead Deep Pore Wash : £2.65 Boots

I've been using this throughout Feb, and it's now part of my daily skin care routine. I find it really cleanses my skin and makes it feel squeaky clean and keeps blemishes at bay! 


Garnier Caffeine Eye Roll On : £10.49 Superdrug

Okay, so I know some of you are very dubious about products like this. However don't just take my word for it. The reviews speak for themselves! I'm not saying it will work on everyone, but for me it has worked an absolute treat. It de-puffs my eyes and makes my under eyes look vibrant and awake! 
This hydrates, cools and refreshes. 


Sakar√© Cuticle Oil : Part of a kit - £24.00

I've trawled the internet for this but it's only available to purchase in store on on ebay in a kit. I bought this on a bit of a whim. I was walking through covent garden and got a bit lost! It started to pour down with rain so I ran for cover and by chance came across this shop. The lady lured me in with a 'miracle nail kit'...So whilst it poured it down outside, I was inside getting a lesson in how to look after my nails. 
I won't go on but seriously, my nails have never been so good! I always had problems with my cuticles as they seemed to just grow over my nail like wildfire and needles to say I would always cut them back! (Bad Charlotte!)
Definitely worth every penny. 


So that was my February Favourites in my second instalment of What Have I Been Reaching For...
I really hope you enjoyed it, so leave me a comment below and let me know what you thought!

Have you tried any of these? What were your thoughts?


Before I go, I said I would do a Giveaway when I got to 50 Bloglovin Followers & 200 Followers on Twitter. I'm so pleased and grateful that you guys got me there last week! 
I really couldn't believe it and still can't get over the thought that you lot find what I have to say interesting!! 

To say a big thank you, I've gone and bought one of my ultimate favourite products and hope you will take part in my first giveaway! Just go through the processes below and I shall be picking a winner this time next month! Sorry lovelies - UK only for now!

Enjoy guys! 

And as always, it's been a pleasure.




  1. Lovely post babe. The baylis and harding sounds so good I love peonies! They are my favorite flower! so i bet that really does smell nice! Im super annoied I cant use the garnier eye roll as garnier products are too acidic for me and I come out in hives :( Hate having such sensitive skin *pouts*

    YAY for hitting a goal and doing a giveaway! :D <3

    Lucie xx

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  2. The Rimmel 60 Second Polish in Rose Libertine is such a pretty colour. I would agree, it's great for spring :)

  3. Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

    1. Hey hun, I'm following :) lovely blog xx

  4. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :-) My holy grail product is probably a good face powder! xx

    1. haha no problem hun :) Glad you liked it!! Wicked! What powder do you use? xx

  5. My holy grail cosmetic is a no-fail waterproof mascara!

    1. Awesome! What waterproof mascara do you use? I found waterproof mascara made my lashes too 'crisy' haha and was soooo hard to remove! xxx

  6. I was nominated for the Liebster Award and now I have nominated you because I love your blog! Let me know if/when you post this! Just read this blog post and it tells you what to do on there! xxx

  7. my holy grail make-up is mascara :D


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