Happy Friday! Pull out your wishlists because it's time for my monthly beauty favourites, showcasing the best skincare and makeup products that I've been loving throughout February.
Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads* (60 pads, £5.99, link)
Heads up if you're a fan of Nip & Fab's Glycolic Fix Pads, because Superdrug have just released their own version for half the price! I've been using these since they launched earlier last month, and they've been giving me the same results as the Nip & Fab pads, but the Superdrug ones are less drying on my skin as they don't contain any alcohol. The pads are soaked in a blend of Glycolic Acid and Fruit Acids to exfoliate the skin and improve the overall texture, plus they're great for adding some glow to your complexion as well. Currently on offer for a mere £2.95 which is an absolute steal IMO. Cruelty-free and suitable for vegans too - I love them!
HAND (Have A Nice Day) Purifying Cleanser* (soon to be released, shop info here)
For my morning cleansing routine, I've been switching it up as I've been mainly using this gel based cleanser from HAND. It's wonderfully refreshing and does an excellent job of gently cleansing my face without making it feel tight or dry afterwards. A little goes a long way and I find that it works really well with a Konjac Sponge for smooth, clear skin. Free from SLS, SLES, Parabens, Alcohol, Mineral Oil etc, it's a good one to look out for if you're on the hunt for a new Spring cleanser.
Too Faced Love Flush Blusher in Your Love Is King* (reviewed here) & Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara*
Makeup wise, I've been obsessed with this beautiful heart shaped blusher from Too Faced which I raved about (and swatched) in my Valentine's Day post here. It's such a gorgeous wearable shade and one that I've been reaching for almost every day lately. I've been careful to just try to use the top part though as I still don't want to destroy those cute bunnies! Another Too Faced favourite, but one that's more of a rediscovery for me, is their infamous Better Than Sex Mascara. I featured it back in my Best Of 2015 products, used up a few tubes and moved onto some others, but have since gone back to loving it now because it's such an awesome mascara. Lasts all day without smudging or flaking, and makes my lashes look amazing.
Antonia Burrell Bright + Light Eye Cream* (15ml, £39, link)
My undereye areas have been particularly dry and sensitive throughout the Winter months and I've been slapping on eye cream like no-one's business. Due to this, I've been trying out a whole bunch of new eye creams from various brands recently, but the only one that's made any difference for me so far is this latest release from Antonia Burrell. Her new Bright + Light Eye Cream has a lovely cooling round metal applicator that's great for instantly de-puffing eye bags first thing in the morning, and the light, moisturising formula is packed full of active natural ingredients such as Pomegranate & Orange Blossom Peptides, Beet Extract and Oat Oil. Absorbs quickly and makes my dry under eyes feel nourished and super smooth.
NB Labs Bio-Extracts Hydro Boost & Glow Boost* (10ml, £19.50 each, link)
Serums are something that I use in my skincare routine every day, and I've been getting into more of a mix and matching habit where I'm trying to choose a serum based on how my skin is feeling on that particular day. I was introduced to Bio-Extracts by the lovely Galina from A Curious Russian In London, and she was kind enough to send me some full sized products after I was impressed with the try-me samples that she initially sent. Out of these, my favourite products are the Hydro Boost and Glow Boost serums which come in really cool syringe style packaging. The serums do exactly what they say they'll do; Hydro Boost offers an intense shot of hydration and has botanical Hyaluronic Acid in its formula to plump up the skin even further, whereas Glow Boost helps you to wave goodbye to a dull complexion for brighter, more glowy skin in the morning. I particularly like how all of the products from Bio-Extracts are clearly labelled with no long convoluted names - it's a very easy brand to shop with!