February Favourites 2017


Hi everyone! Like January, February has been eventful. I had intended to get back into a more regular blogging routine and write more beauty posts but that hasn’t been the case. I have started planning for March and hope things get back to ‘normal’ soon.

Onto this month’s favourites:

1. Glassons Cheeky Denim Shorts – Over the past year or so I have gotten into fashion a lot more and have really enjoyed adding pieces that were missing to my wardrobe. I purchased this pair of shorts in January and I have been wearing them ever since. The name implies a slightly shorter, cheeky fit but this style is flattering and doesn’t show off too much skin. I chose an ice blue colour and the fact they’re denim means they will wear well and last. I’m a bit cheeky too so these are appropriate!

2. Max Factor CC Cream – I purchased this CC Cream from eBay in November 2016 but didn’t start using it until this year. I bought the shade 40 Fair which is a perfect match for my skin tone. I think this product has been discontinued but I picked this up for $11 (NZD) including postage! A shop in New Zealand was selling it for triple the price. I do really like this for an everyday base, it feels light and doesn’t clog up my skin. I have a few red areas and I find the colour correcting element works well.

3. MAC – Matte Royal – I mentioned Matte Royal briefly in My 22nd Birthday! post. This lipstick was a present from my brother in January and each time I wear it I come to like it a little more.Β  When I first tried the lipstick on it was evening and the lighting wasn’t the best, I was a little unsure. A couple of days later I swatched it and tried it on again in daylight and was more confident with my choice. I love bold lipstick and I’m not afraid to wear it! I messaged my boyfriend a picture of me wearing the lipstick on Facebook and he gave it the thumbs up too!

4. MAC – Brave – I won this in Stashy’s giveaway (post coming on Wednesday) and it’s a lipstick that has been on my MAC wishlist. Upon receiving this lipstick I knew it was love at first sight! Brave has a Satin finish which is incredibly comfortable to wear. I hadn’t tried one of MAC’s satin lipsticks before but I will look into them in future. When I first wore the shade I thought of it as a slightly darker, more pigmented version of Syrup which is my favourite MAC lipstick. I can see why Brave is liked by so many people.

5. Una Healy – The Waiting Game* – Una is perhaps best known as being one fifth of girlband The Saturdays. They are one of my favourite bands and I wholeheartedly support the girls together and apart. Una is the first member of the band to release an album and her debut sees her return to her country, folk, singer-songwriter roots. The album gets better with each listen and Una’s voice sounds absolutely beautiful. Standout Tracks: Battlelines, The Waiting Game, Staring At the Moon, Alarm Bells and Craving You.

*My copy of The Waiting Game didn’t arrive before this post was published hence why it wasn’t included in the picture.

February’s Spotify Playlist:

February is the month of luuurve! All of these tracks relate to love in some way.

What were your favourite things in February?


24 thoughts on “February Favourites 2017

  1. Nadine says:

    Great favourites, Chanelle! I saw a photo of Matte Royal on you on Instagram, I think it was, and it looks stunning on you! You are incredibly brave to wear a shade like that. It works so well on you too. πŸ™‚

    I love denim shorts that colour! I have a pair in a similar colour which I practically live in at the moment. xx

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  2. stashy says:

    So happy that you’re enjoying the MAC Brave lipstick! That colour is so flattering on many skin tones. πŸ™‚
    Max Factor CC Cream sounds great – too bad it might be discontinued. How typical! I hope you’ll be able to stock up.

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    • Chanelle says:

      I am, thank you for including it in the giveaway!
      While I like the CC Cream I don’t know if I’d stock up. It’s great which is why it’s a favourite and it was cheap but I still think I prefer a couple of my other foundations. I will use the CC cream up but I never know how long things stay good for if they’re discontinued. Is it only when you open and start using the product?

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