Even though I have a bunch of beauty products, it’s pretty rare that I wear something new everyday. In fact, it’s pretty much the opposite. I seem to like products in stages- I will be completely obsessed with one thing and it’s all I will use for awhile, and then I’ll move on to something else. It’s funny how something I was so into the day before just doesn’t quite work as well the next day. I’ve decided to start a series where I write about products I really loved for the month. Sometimes they’ll be new products I’ve recently bought and reviewed, and other times they’ll be old favorites, things I’ve had for years and recently fell back in love with. A lot of times, my favorites will depend on the weather, like my favorites from February.
One product I’ve been using a lot of recently is GlamGlow’s ThirstyMud. My skin can get pretty dry during the winter (I hate being cold so I tend to blast the heat and take really hot showers, neither of which help keep skin hydrated). This hydrating treatment has helped me a lot this year. I had been thinking about purchasing a hydrating mask when I came across a sample for ThirstyMud in my skincare sample stash. After one use, I was in love, and ended up grabbing quite a few as part of Sephora Inside JC Penney’s Customized Skincare Set that I reviewed here. ThirstyMud can be used as a quick mask that you wash off or it can be worn overnight for intense hydration. I prefer to wear it overnight (over my moisturizer) because I love the super-hydrated feel it gives me. No dry, flaky patches for me! The best thing about this mask? It smells amazing. ThirstyMud has a wonderful honey scent to it. Seriously, even if I hated this mask I would find a way to make it work because it smells so good. ThirstyMud is $69 for the full size (totally worth it) or $19 for a travel size (I actually prefer this packaging) here.
Another product I love during winter is Aussie’s 3-Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioning Treatment. My hair is long and thick, and while it’s pretty healthy, I don’t cut it very often (maybe twice a year because I’m lazy) so the ends can get a little dry. Add in every-other-day blow-dries, scarves, and winter weather and it can get tangled and damaged pretty quickly. I like thick conditioners that hydrate and help detangle without making my hair greasy (my hair is fine so it can get weighed down and look dirty easily). Aussie’s deep conditioner smells amazing and really revives my hair when it gets dry. You can use this treatment a few times a week but in the winter months I find myself using it almost every time I wash my hair. I stick to my regular conditioner for the top of my hair and then use this on the ends. It really keeps my hair soft and healthy, and it doesn’t get as tangled or static-y from my scarves and sweaters. Plus, it’s a great price (especially for the quality)! Aussie’s 3-Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioning Treatment is $3.19 here.
I’ve also been using my Urban Decay Urban Obsessions palette almost every day. This was one of Sephora’s recent 500-point perks (I reviewed the palette here) and it has quickly become my favorite point perk. The Urban Obsessions palette is great for everyday use- the colors are neutral but not boring. I like to use Skimp all over and in my inner corner as a highlight, Bust in the outer corner and crease, and Guilt in the middle of my lid for a little color and shine. I love the soft, romantic colors and they pair so well with a variety of eyeliner shades. I only wish I had picked up more than one of this perk because I will definitely be able to use it up (except for Oil Slick. How am I really supposed to wear black eyeshadow?).
I’ve been trying to reduce my stash and use up samples recently (read about my low-buy and empties challenge here), but these three products are ones that I have consistently loved and used this last month. GlamGlow’s ThirstyMud has helped save my skin from the winter weather and Aussie’s 3-Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioning Treatment has done the same for my hair. Urban Decay’s Urban Obsessions palette has been my go-to easy palette for awhile, and I’m pretty sure I used it all but one day this month.
What were your favorite beauty products for February?