Thursday, 20 February 2014

Mid-Month Must Haves February 2014!

Hey Beauts,

So since my mid-monthly must haves went down so well last month, I decided I would do it all again this month! So without further ado - my mid-monthly must haves! :D

First up is make-up and I've discovered some absolutely brilliant staples that are completely worth the hype that surrounds them on-line and within the blogging/vlogging community!

Kate Moss Rimmel Lipstick 01 (RRP: £5.49) This is my favourite, favourite, most favouritest drug store red lipstick by far (You're clever if you see what I did there). I love how similar this is to my all time favourite MAC red lip. The texture, the lastability, the colour and the smell is also amazing! :D This would be a definite dupe for MAC - Brave Red. 
Maybelline Color Tattoo in On & On Bronze! (RRP: £4.99) Review here. Now this is the only colour I own at the moment and I can't wait to get paid so I can purchase a couple more - especially Eternal Gold as it's super pretty. It's super creamy and stays put, it blends well up into the crease and inner eye and just looks beautiful. I personally thought it was too dark when I first got it but I think it's perfect to get yourself into darker eyeshadows. 
Naked 3! (RRP: £37) At first I really hated this palette but now I'm loving it. The colours are still a bit ehh-meh and produce quite a bit of fall out but I've learnt you can create some beautiful looks with them. Useful, I love it, But I prefer the Naked 2.
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush! (RRP: £9.99) Amazing for both foundation and concealer. Love, love, love love it! :D 'Nuff said! 
Real Techniques Delux Crease Brush! (RRP: £-) Personally don't see the point in this brush, but every time I use it, my crease it has transformed my eyeshadow and it looks beautifully blended!
Real Techniques Angled Brow Brush! (RRP: £-) This brush is absolutely brilliant. I don't know if it's because I've never used an angled brush for my brows before or if I have just not used a good brush before. But this brush is perfect and easy to use and I never mess up using it!  
Collection Lasting Perfection Conceal Light & Medium! (RRP: £4.19) Staple product. I use the light under my eyes and the medium for blemishes on the rest of my face. It's perfect, creamy and doesn't crease. I won't go into too much detail because so many others have! But I agree with the hype, it's seriously amazing! :)
L'oreal Eye Shadow Brush! (RRP: £-) This was just a free brush that my mum got for free with a L'oreal purchase at some point in her life. I wish L'oreal sold these brushes because I would definatly buy them. This one though is perfect with the color tattoo and that's that! 
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder! (RRP: £3.99) The perfect powder for a matte face. I find that I don't need to top it up for about 6 hours or so and it just completes my make-up and makes my skin look flawless.
L'oreal Telescopic Mascara! (RRP: £10.99) The PERFECT mascara! It's lovely and black, gets into every corner and separates lashes perfectly.
Sleek Blush in Pomegranate! (RRP: £4.49) This blush has such amazing pigmentation. I hardly tap my brush into the powder, tap off the excess and can do a whole cheek, with usually too much colour on the cheek. The colour is also super beautiful on the skin too, especially mine! :D
Tweezerman Nail Clippers! (RRP: £12.00) The straight-edge of these is amazing for easily giving yourself square cut nails. Super easy to use and very durable! 
(From left to right)
Naked 3;Blackheart, Sleek Blush; Pomegranate, Maybelline Color Tattoo; On & On Bronze and Rimmel Lipstick; 01

Next up: Body and hair products! 

Ocean Salt Face Scrub - LUSH! (RRP: £13.20) Review here. I do have a full review on this product, but I really do like it as a face scrub. The stinging has subsided quite a bit too now which is great and every time I use it I feel ultra refreshed and my skin glows afterwards! 
Passion Fruit Shower Gel - The Body Shop! (RRP: £-) I bought this on a whim just because it was on sale at £2 or £3 (I don't really remember) But I've been loving the scent and just how the scent fills the shower. The Body Shop really have been surprising me lately! :D 
Soap and Glory - The Breakfast Scrub! (RRP: £8.00) Review here. This product has been lasting ages and I continue to use it every time I wash my hair - So I use it regulary, but the tub is still half full! Plus that smell <3
L'oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray So Sleek! (RRP: £4.20) This stuff is amazing for taming those little fly aways that annoy the hell out of me! Plus, for a hair spray it smells amazing! Quite floral and lovely! 
Vanilla Lace Body Spray - Victoria's Secret! (RRP: £-) I get complimented on this every time I spray it on my skin off of my boyfriend. 'You smell like cupcakes' I would hear and I will not complain - Who doesn't love cup cakes?!
Juicy Coture Perfume 30ml! (RRP: £35.00) This is the original Juicy Coture perfume scent! It's not a very young person scent but I love it! It makes me feel very grown up and special and I recommend it so much but everyone always has Viva la juicy. Try this one for once! :D 

How about some fun random little Mid-Month Must Haves?

Favourite Song: Clean Bandit - Rihanna! This song just really relaxes me, calms me down and puts me in a happy mood! I've been listening to it constantly on repeat for the past couple of weeks! 
Favourite Film: The LEGO Movie! I have one thing to say about this movie and if you get it, you're great - 'Everything is Awesome!'
Favourite App: Twitter! I'm getting back into Twitter more nowadays! I don't post as much as I used to because I don't want to start posting negative, unhappy and pessimistic posts again! But I want to start communicating with you beauts more and I hear Twitter is the way forwards!  
Favourite Blog: Uh Hels Yeah! I really love this blog, but she hasn't posted for a couple of weeks now so hopefully a new post is due! I believe she's at Uni right now so she might have a dissertation due or something but I really like the vibe I get from her personality! It's very friendly and loving so go check this blog out! :D

So that's that for my second 'Mid-Month Must Haves'. Leave your opinions of these products down below! Did you get on with them? Or did you hate them? Tell me down below so I can hear your opinions! And remember to follow on GFC and Bloglovin' so you don't miss out on anything!

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx


  1. great post ! I love the stay matte powder

  2. Great stuffs! I love the color of the lipstick so much! :3

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  3. Shamefully I haven't got any of the Naked Palletes yet! I must purchase one soon
    Hannah | twoforjoy | xo

  4. That Rimmel Kate Moss shade is my favorite and I love the Naked3 palette :)


  5. Great picks! I love so many of the products you chose - Naked 3, stay matte, collection concealer :) xx

    Jasmine Cara

  6. Love basically all the things you listed there :)

  7. Lovely Post :) I really want to try the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, heard so many good things about it xx xxx

  8. I love it! The Naked palette, the lipstick and the stay matte powder are so nice! x

  9. Lovely picks! What a great post!

  10. All these things are so nice! I'm so so desperate to try the Maybelline colour tattoo, I've heard nothing but good things about it!
    Eden from edenroses xx

  11. Can agree on quite a few of the things you mentioned :) Great picks!

  12. Maybelline Colour Tattoos are actually amazing! I can't get enough of them :) great picks.
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

  13. I was on the fence about the naked 3 palette, but I've decided I definitely need it, looks gorgeous

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  14. great post! I love the stay matte powder, it`s really good and lasts for hours.

  15. So pretty products. ;-)
    Lovely greets Nessa

  16. We have very similar taste in make up! love it! lol

  17. Love this!! :)
    Definitely need to purchase a naked palette.

    xoxo, chaplyns