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Continuing on my new monthly favourite structure, I’m here with my February favourites. Where we talk through my product and lifestyle favourites, a blog stat update and a project 10 pan roundup (one of my fav projects at the moment)! I really hope you guys are enjoying this format (at least you seem to enjoyed January’s) and I’m hoping it’ll give me a space to look back at the year when this is all over±
Anywho, let’s just get on with it!
Read More: January Favourites & Project 10 Pan Update
Vampire Diaries & True Blood
I’m pairing these together because they’re both vampire and super natural creature related, but realistically they couldn’t be more different. Vampire Diaries feels like the comforting teenage version (as much as you’ll cry like 4 times each season) and True Blood is the rough, totally only adult appropriate older sister! I’m currently rewatching VD on Netflix and TB on Now TV and am thoroughly enjoying both of them! Both of them have slightly nuts plot lines, but I’ve been really enjoying watching them this month!
Potentially slightly a loser thing to say, but I’ve really been enjoying cooking this month! These TESCO recipe cards are such a fun way to try out a recipe completely out of your comfort zone and Alex and I have now found a new favourite lunch rice wrap dish (which we invented using one of the recipes in this card as inspo). I tend to cook very British food (think cottage pie, and roasts and stew) and I’ve really enjoyed this month trying some new recipes and some new bakes, and can’t wait to start sharing a few recipes with you every month!
HUDA Beauty Desert Dusk Palette
So this was featured in my top 10 eyeshadow palettes of all time, and of course is outside of my project 10 pan, so it’s slightly nuts that I have it in my monthly favourites… HOWEVER, the pairing of the two purple shades Amethyst and Twilight are just GORGEOUS on the lids… in fact Twilight is just one of the most stunning shades ever! And while I use my project 10 pan palettes a lot, I do like to rotate other palettes in there, and I’ve reached for this quite a few times over the last month.
Read More: Is It Worth The Hype? HUDA Beauty Desert Dusk Palette
e.l.f. 16hr Camo Concealer Fair Warm
I feel like this is such a marmite concealer, but I fall on the side of ‘love it’! It’s a really high coverage, and slightly too heavy concealer, and so you only need a teeny tiny bit! But if you get the amount of it down, it’s a really lovely concealer! It has such high coverage, like insanely high coverage, and it lasts a really long time! And if you only apply a little (and don’t apply too much) it looks beautiful on the skin!
Function of Beauty Haircare
I wrote a review of this on my blog recently, so if you read that you’ll know I seriously hate how much I love this shampoo and conditioner! It’s really transformed my hair… it’s never looked less brassy, more healthy and now I only have to wash my hair every 3 days(!?) which is a little nuts for me. You’ll see I’ve not used a massive amount in the bottle, but it’s been in my shower and been my only shampoo and conditioner now for about a month and I kind of don’t want to go back to ‘normal’ ones!
Read More: Function of Beauty | A NON-Sponsored Review
Algenist Alive Prebiotic Mask
If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know I’ve recently become OBSESSED with this face mask… like next level obsessed! You apply this weirdly moussy texture onto your skin, and then it goes pink as it reacts with the warmth of your skin, leave it on for 5-10 mins and then wash off. And I cannot tell you how soft and radiant my skin looks! I had a reaction last month to a vitamin c serum and this really helped clear it up in rapid speed! Just love this so much and I can’t wait to continue using this for many months to come!
February was another incredible month on my blog! I’ve continued with my new found passion, spent a good portion of the month starting to sort and archive old blog posts so that SEO is working it’s hardest and everything works with my current blog theme! And again I think it came through in my content and so across in my views and engagement. Though, as someone who’s been in and out of this game for a long time, I thought I’d share with you my realistic, honest and to some people dreadful and to others amazing results that I achieved over the month of February.
Blog Views: 4,248
Instagram Following : +1,595 over February, meaning my following at the end of the month was 1,354 (slightly slower month as I focused heavily on my blog!)
Total social & blog following: 10,961, up from 9,159
Most popular blog post: My Top 10 Eyeshadow Palettes! The Ones You Need To Buy & 5 Bloggers I’m Loving Right Now
Most popular ‘old’ blog post: Are They Worth The Hype? | The Elf Bite-Size Eyeshadows & New | Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
PR Received: 1 coffee scrub, 1 hair serum, 1 fragrance and a few others where conversations are still going on (and I said no to a lot of others!)
Newsletters sent: 1 (hoping to average 2 a month!)
Project 10 Pan Update
As you can see, I’ve made some pretty good progress this month on quite a few products! My primer continues to use itself up, my Soap & Glory One Heck of Blot powder’s pan is getting bigger and bigger and I’ve hit TWO pans on my HUDA Beauty palette! Also, somehow I’ve used up 7g of my foundation (which is a little nuts, but there is noticeably less product in there). Also, while subtle, I feel like I’ve got a really good use out of my two lipsticks. But I’m really hoping I can actually finish something soon!
Am I enjoying it? Mostly. It’s certainly making me more likely to wear makeup on the daily. And I actually don’t use my project 10 pan products EVERY day, as I still want to love and use what’s in my collection already, but I feel like I’ve got my base down, and I’m excited for the next products I want to pull into my Project 10 pan when I’ve finished some of these up.
But all in all I really hope you enjoyed my content this month and I can’t wait to create more content for you over March (omg it’s March isn’t that nuts)! And here’s to hoping the unlocking of lockdown in the UK goes to plan!
51 thoughts on “February Favourites & Project 10 Pan Update”
The Algenist Alive Prebiotic Mask you shared looks very interesting. I was looking for something to have soft and radiant skin. Will check out this product. I always wanted to watch Vampire Diaries but somehow I always forget and miss out doing so. Please do share the reviews.
Vampire Diaries is on Netflix right now if you have it! x
Wow it sounds like you had a great month! I love how you break down all you faves. I want to try that mask! Thanks for sharing.
Aww thanks! It’s taken me a while to find a way to enjoy monthly fav posts! x
You’re doing amazing, loved reading all of your stats and how well you’re doing. You have awesome things in your Feb faves! Such a gorgeous post 🙂 Go you with the newsletter goal too! Love Amy at amymarshment.com
Awww thanks! Feel like two newsletters should be achievable! And oo I’ll check her out! x
I like the sound of the Tesco recipe cards, a great idea if you want to try new foods and meals! I hope you have a good March lovely x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
They often have them by the tills (at least they do in my local one!) x
Oh I love Vampire Diaries, such a good’n! I love the e.l.f hydrating camo concealer but I’m intrigued to see what the original one is like! xx
Vampire Diaries is 100% my comfort show! x
You did a great job sharing your favorites from the past month here! I loved hearing about the project pan updates and seeing how well your blog is performing. That’s excellent! Can’t wait to hear about March too 🙂
Awww thanks! I’m really enjoying my monthly updates x
Great post! I love seeing monthly favourite posts Xx
Aww thanks! I’m really enjoying it! x
I love the way that you broke down your blogging achievements for the month! I think I might do something similar for my own personal reference as it’s such a great way to track everything 🙂 x
I’m that weirdo with a spreadsheet for everything, so I track everything weekly anyway! haha x
I really am loving this series you’ve started doing!! Its my fave type of content to read as I find you can really get to know someone. Keep it up!!
Awww thanks! I’m really enjoying it too! As, as you say, it’s a little more personal! x
Great post, you have really encouraged me to try out function of beauty’s hair care! 💗
Hahah try it! I love it! x
Great post! Sounds like February was a good month for you!
I enjoyed Vampire Diaries and True Blood, but personally I’m a Buffy the Vampire Slayer girl!
I LOVED february! And I can’t believe I still haven’t watched Buffy! x
I need that prebiotic mask! That sounds amazing!
My skin is LOVING it! x
I’m loving this post so much!! I’m such a slacker when it comes to updating my project pan. It’s been months omg haha! Look forward to these kind of posts xx
Awww thanks! I’m really enjoying writing them! x
I LOVE TVD so much and I’m so happy it’s back on Netflix. Also really want to watch The Originals spin off when I have time. Congrats on your blog views and everything else last month – SEO is a long game but worth it! x
Omg The Originals is SO good! And aww thanks, it’s taking time, but I’m getting there! x
Oh wow, I haven’t tried an e.l.f product for absolutely years! I love the project pan section, so so cool! x
Awww thanks! I’m really enjoying my Project 10 pan series, so I love that everyone else is too! xx
I shall do the same, empty some products before I excitedly start hording new ones. Tracking the progress is such a great motivation!
I tried to pick either favs that I’ll enjoy using daily, or products I just need to get out my collection because they’ve been there a while! Really enjoying it! x
I wonder if the Elf concealer is similar to the Laura Mercier Flawless one – packaging looks similar too. I will have to give it a go. I used to love project 10 pans – I may have to start one myself
I’ve never tried the Laura Mercier one, but always wanted to! And awww, I love a good project 10 pan! So fun! x
Congrats on the stats! I love seeing the breakdown in numbers. Also, great project pan progress! It’s so satisfying to see a big difference from picture to picture.
Awww thanks, you’re too kind! Also, me too, progress pics are my fav! x
What a lovely round up! The shampoo and conditioner sounds so amazing, I’d love to try it – and congrats on growing your Insta and blog views this month x
Awww thanks! I’m really enjoying these posts! x
I’ve started rewatching VD because I feel like I’ve watched everything good.I always come back to an old favourite when that happens. Siobhan ♡ | Vegan Babe Life
VD is just such a good comfort show! x
Ooh it is always great to see people making progress with their project pan! I am big on finishing products. Might as well make the most out of the things you buy – unless you’re allergic to it. Congratulations on your stats for February!! Great job!
Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com
OMG I know! I’ve really been enjoying my project 10 pan and so pleased to see other people love it too! And thanks, Feb was a good month! x
Really want to try this shampoo and conditioner duo. And the huda palette is gorgeous!
OMG I’m loving this shampoo and conditioner right now! x
I am so glad you are loving Function of Beauty as much as I am! Love reading about project pans, kind of makes me want to join in to – yet I have not got something to pan LOL
Some people do panning projects on skincare/haircare…? xx
Great round up! That face mask so so interesting, I find it cool that it changes colour when you apply it 😅. Great post!
Awww thanks! And yea, loving that face mask! x
Cooking isn’t a loser thing to say & I love cooking too & trying out new recipes! This post is also a good reminder I need to try out Function of Beauty!
That’s great your following has gone up & you’ve made some good progress on your project 10 pan!
Awww thanks! And yeah I’ve really been enjoying trying new recipes this last month! I think I want to pick up an actual recipe book and work my way through it! x
That would be fun! I have a ton of recipe books haha