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Posted on March 2, 2016

February Favourites!!!

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february faves

I was introduced to a number of new products in the last few weeks; some of which I couldn’t put down, and others I know I’ll probably never use! These little gems made it to the ‘couldn’t put down’ list as they are my ultimate February faves! 🙂

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Courture The Mats Lipstick #202, €33.00, Debenhams

february faves ysl

I was absolutely love struck when I first tried this lipstick on! I wasn’t wearing any foundation at the time and I still found it very flattering on my skin tone. I always say that if a lipstick can look good on you when you have no makeup on then you know it’s a keeper! This lippy is super pigmented and very long lasting (up to 6 hours). The formula is quite creamy for a matte lipstick, but that makes it glide on very easily. It isn’t drying at all and it doesn’t accentuate fine lines on the lips!

ALEX AND ANI Unexpected Miracles Spoon Ring, €36, Arnotts

february faves alex and ani

At the start of last month, I attended a breakfast event in Tropical Popical  for the ALEX AND ANI ring launch in Ireland. We got pampered with manicures and healthy treats, but best of all, we got a sneak peak at the brand new ring collection by this much-loved jewellery brand. Of the items I was gifted with, this Rafaelian silver wrap ring was by far my favourite. Not only is it a statement piece, but the meaning behind the ring is something I can resonate with and have always believed in. I love what it symbolises and I also how it looks on! There are four other spoon rings in this collection: Tree of Life, Hand of Fatima, Endless Knot, Lotus Peace Petals and Path of Life with equally powerfully messages.

The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector 100ml, €18.50

february faves the body shop

It comes as no shock to me that this hand protector is a best-selling product! I find it super softening on my hands and it relieves my skin even when it is at its driest. It restores the skin by adding moisture and suppleness to it and making it as smooth as silk! I am a firm believer that a woman should never leave the front door with dry paws and with this hand protector we’ll never have to! It has an unusually appealing scent of hemp which I wasn’t expecting at all.  I think it helps to add that this cruelty-free hand protector is a limited edition re-design by one of the world’s most renowned street artists – EINE. The word CHANGE communicates a positive message to remind us that the power of change is in our hands #EnrichNotExploit

Organic Surge Ultra Light Oil Control Lotion 50ml, €24.99, Allcare Pharmacies

february faves organic surge

Organic Surge is an affordable skincare range designed to give skin the loving and goodness it deserves by using natural and organic products. I was only introduced to their products last month, and of the three I tried and tested, I liked this product the most. It works amazingly well on my skin and I found that it really does regulate oil production as my skin has less of a shine whenever I use it. It is lightweight, subtly scented and has a velvety formula which absorbs very easily. I find that it always leaves me with a healthy glow!

PS Nails, €1.50, Penneys

february faves penneys

This is quite possibly the best thing that happened to me last month – I don’t even care how sad that sounds! For someone who naturally has good nail growth, I’ve been struggling to get my nails back to the length that I am used to. Acrylics, gels and shellac have done absolutely nothing to my nails but damage them, so I recently  decided to go back to basics. These nails are from Penneys PS Collection and come in a packet of 24 nails(nail glue included). I honestly wasn’t expecting them to last as long as they have but so far they have lasted me two weeks and they’re still going strong! I’ve used press-on’s before and found them very helpful with nail growth, so I’m really hoping that these guys have the same effect! Never thought I’d ever say this (so proudly too), but these are #PenneysFinest

I hope you enjoyed my post, let me know if your February faves were! Tweet me @FilomenaKaguako 🙂

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gifts for her

Working in a department store is the ultimate test of self control: I’m constantly tempted to buy the products I think I need – but will probably never use – and spend every day powering through the pain of being surrounded by things that I desperately want, but are way out of my price range.

Luckily, Christmas is a time for receiving gifts as well as giving them so while you’re shopping around for your mammy, sister and female friends, do keep in mind the things you’d like to add to your Christmas list too!


buffalo stilettos

Buffalo Carrie Glitter Pump Stiletto Black, PRICE: €128.00, Buffalo Shoes

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Marc Jacobs Daisy 100ml, PRICE:€81.00, Boots


Personalised Knitted Mug, PRICE: €22.38, Not On The High Street


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Brown Thomas Gift Card, Brown Thomas

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Molton Brown All-Year Round Aroma Reeds Collection Gift Set, PRICE: €128.00, Arnotts

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Yves Saint Laurent BlackOpium 30ml, PRICE: €57.00, Boots


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So Sue Me What Happened Next, PRICE: €19.99, So Sue Me

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Statement Jewellery, PRICE:€15.00, The Cosmetic Outlet

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MAC Lipstick, PRICE:€19.50, Brown Thomas


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Top 5 red lipsticks for any skin tone

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top 5 reds

Many women don’t have the confidence to wear a red lippy: some think they’re far too bright, while others would rather stick to a safer option. But, a good red lipstick can easily transform your look and give you that extra va va voom!

Here are the five red lipsticks that I think stand out above all the rest (well, above the one’s I have tried anyways!):

Rimmel Moisture Renew Red Alert
This affordable red lipstick is definitely a must-try. Not only does it instantly add glamour to your look, but it also keeps your lips pretty moisturised – it really is a great steal for the money! PRICE: €6.99, Boots


Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture
If you want to treat yourself to something special, then this is red lippy will do the trick. It’s intense, seductive and passionate – it basically has everything a red lipstick should have! PRICE: €33.00, Debenhams


No 7 Love Red
If you like a vibrant red with a long lasting finish, then No7 Love Red would be worth a try. It has a slightly matte finish so it stays put even after a few glasses of wine! PRICE: €12.75, Boots


NARS Jungle Red
I don’t think I’ve ever come across someone with a bad review of this product.  This semi matte lippy is pretty easy to apply and it also has everlasting power – perfect for the 50’s pinup look. PRICE: €26.00, Nars Cosmetics

jungle red

Ruby Woo by MAC
This will always be my number red lipstick. I genuinely think it’s one of those shades that suits the majority of skin tones! Have a look at the full review of this lipstick here.


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