February Monthly Favorites

29 Feb

Hey guys!

Boy do I have quite a few favorites this month, you guys are in luck! I want to talk about why I’m loving these, and why I can’t seem to put them down. I guess I have been combining some gifts I received from the holiday season, and some that I’ve invested in since. Two of the products I will mention, were featured in a recent drugstore haul video on my channel, if you guys missed it.


Let’s start with lips, because I have quite a few products in this category to discuss. At the beginning of the year, I went to the drugstore and stumbled upon a new item, and that was the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss. I picked up the shade Bare Attraction, and I’ve been really impressed with this formula. I do want to add, this gloss is in no way matte or long wearing.

This is your basic lip gloss, except it has a fully opaque appearance and a mouse-like texture. I usually put this one on whenever I’m heading to class at my university, because it keeps my lips moist, while adding a nice flushed color to them. I haven’t tried the other shades, but as you see in my taste, I think I’ll be find with this one.


When I was at Ulta at the end of last year, I snagged a Liquid Suede Lip Cream by NYX in the shade Sandstorm. I can’t say I’m not disappointed that I didn’t wait for their Lip Lingerie release (true matte lip creams), but I am happy with how beautiful this shade is.

Like the Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss, this lip cream is nothing matte, and everything mousey. Sandstorm has strong hints of browns, and is on the cooler side as far as shades. This is another nude shade perfect for everyday wear, and I prefer it at night.


One lip product that is TRULY matte, and lasts for such a long time, is the Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème in Adorable. What a beautiful neutral nude shade, it’s truly my favorite for everyday wear, and that goes for day and night time! I have been obsessed with the line, ever since I got my hands on 5 different shades on the Milani website. Check out my review and swatch video for more details on this product!

Finally for lips, we have a not so new product that I’ve already discussed. I use this lip liner daily, and I am so sad that I’m running out, because it’s quite pricey. If you notice in most of my you tube videos, I reach for this pencil often, and that’s the ModelCo Illusion Lip Liner.


This pencil is super creamy, and glides on like a dream. It’s the perfect nude shade, and goes with every lip color in my drawer. I have heard ColourPop’s lip liners are creamy and very affordable, so when I run out I’ll make sure to purchase these and let you guys know how it compares!

Now onto palettes, and I have a GRWM video, using this palette on my channel as well. The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette is so much more than a smokey-eye palette. You can easily wear these shades by creating a daytime smokey eye, as well as at night time with a dramatic one.

Urban Decay Smoky Palette.jpg

It’s so versatile, and I know people have often expressed how scared they are to purchase this palette because the shades aren’t as flattering in the pan, but trust me, if you take the plunge, you’ll be surprised at how much you’ll come to love it. Truly a beautiful palette by Urban Decay!

A new dry shampoo I’ve been loving since my Ulta Haul in the beginning of the month, has been the Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo. Not only does this smell AMAZING, this controls my oils for a day or so. It’s not as long lasting as the Tigi Rock n Roll Dry Shampoo, but it does work just as good.


Remember to shake the bottle, and then spray onto the roots, because like with many dry shampoos, this will leave a white cast in your hair. The trick with dry shampoos is to shake before use, let it sit in the roots for 5 minutes without brushing, and then proceed to brush the product into the hair.

Finally we’ll finish up with two face makeup products that work wonders alone or together. Also mentioned in my drugstore haul video, while I was at CVS, I decided to give the Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream a try.

This product is in no way new, and has been on the market for quite some time, but I feel it’s perfect for everyday wear. Whether you’re heading into the office for work, or school, this is great for lighter coverage days. I found that it does leave a white cast in pictures, so just be aware of that when using this product.


The Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer will blow your mind. This concealer is in my top two favorites of all time, along with the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer. The Amazing Concealer will conceal and brighten the under eye area. If you’re not a fan of thick concealers, you might not like this one.

This is more for those with extreme dark circles, like myself. Pricey, but worth every penny, because a little goes a long way and lasts you a longtime. I did purchase the full size, but it was on sale for $24. I would just invest in the smallest size at the moment, just to see how you like it.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read, I know it was more than a handful of products I mentioned this month. Have any of you guys tried them out? Let me know in the comments below what you’re loving this February. Have a wonderful day!

Products Mentioned

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Lip Cream in Sandstorm

ModelCo Illusion Lip Liner in Nude

Milani Cosmetics Amore Matte Lip Crème in Adorable

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in Bare Attraction

Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo

Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream in Medium

Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer in Light Beige


2 Responses to “February Monthly Favorites”

  1. Erin February 29, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    I can definitely see how people would shy away from that Naked palette – colours are super intimidating! Especially blue 😉 But it looks like a nice palettte, I would definitely pick it up. Blue might not get used as much as the other colours, but I’d try it eventually, haha!


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    • The Gift Of Gab February 29, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

      Yes once you own it, you can play and explore with so many looks! 🙂


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