Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog: {Monthly Faves} February 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

{Monthly Faves} February 2014

Morning loves and happy Monday. 

How was your weekend? Mine was great- Saturday we celebrated Angela's birthday with a girls day that included brunch with a few mimosas of course and manicures, pictures to come later. Then Dustin and I went to visit Christian for a while, dinner and grocery shopping. You know you're old when your Saturday night consists of grocery shopping! No complaints here though… Sunday was a clean house, blog and be lazy day! It was sleeting/snowing pretty much all day. YUCK.

I have a few beauty things to share with you that I've been loving recently. These are all newer things that I have totally fallen in love with, appropriate for the month of February huh?

Up first, Lush Loves-

I got these items during my recent Lush tour and weekend haul. I can't get enough of them! The Rub Rub Rub shower scrub and Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie are my new shower faves and the Karma Kream Lotion is my new go to after shower moisturizer. These 3 items smell AMAZING and are definitely helping me with my dry skin issues during all of this crappy cold weather! 

Next up, a gorgeous eye shadow- 

I'd been eyeing this bareMinerals Eyecolor in Nude Beach at Sephora one day. It was such a pretty color! Then, I saw a post that made me decide it was worth a try. If Emily Maynard dedicated a whole post to it, it must be good. It is gorgeous. I LOVE this on my lids with a matte brown in the crease, it's definitely been my go to look lately. You won't be disappointed… 

Last, a cult classic-

I finally bought the NARS blush in Orgasm. <--- What a name right? It's beautiful and I get it now. I think I might be the last beauty addict to buy this blush, but that's ok. I'm just a little late. I'm pretty sure I've used it almost every single day for the last month and a half. Do you own it?

That's it for my faves, not very many this month. I also tried one product that I did not like and wanted to share that too. 

I was so excited to see this new product, I had to buy it asap! It's the Nars Instant Line & Pore Perfector. I love trying new primers and I'm drawn to ones marketed to pores, my large pores are my biggest dislike. Well, I used this thing twice and returned it. I felt like it did absolutely nothing, it didn't help my pores at all, didn't keep my makeup on any longer or keep it matte. #Fail 

Have you tried any products lately that you loved or hated?


  1. I wish I had a Lush store nearby to smell all the products before buying! That eye shadow looks awesome!

  2. Ahhh all these lush posts are making me want to shop :) I bet that eye shadow is gorgeous! I have such a problem with loose powders though & I end up getting them everywhere no matter what I do to try and avoid it!

  3. Those shower gels and lotions from Lush look like small ice cream containers. Makes me want to buy them just for that reason alone :) What does that say about me? Haha. Love that blush too!

  4. That NARS blush is one of my favorites!! You have been raving about LUSH lately - I need to get over and get some of those scrubs! Happy Monday!

  5. I think I may need to get the Turkish Delight! :) Sounds delightful!

  6. I love that NARS blush...I recently found it again in my beauty arsenal and added it back to my daily routine. I have not seen that eye shadow before but you know how much I love Bare Minerals I may have to grab it....I do have a $10 off coupon that I need to use :-)

  7. I want to try that Bare Minerals eye shadow. I love all their products.

  8. Yay for the NARS blush! Love that one! And I saw that eye shadow post by Emily Maynard as well and have been meaning to buy it!

  9. Helping Hands Hand Cream...that's what I'm loving from Lush right now. I picked up that bronzer/highlighter/blush combo a few weeks ago and I use it, but I don't think I love it. I miss actual blush!

  10. I think I like "what not to buy" more than "what to buys" haha!


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