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February Favourites

A mishmash of things I was loving last month!

By SotiraPublished 2 years ago 5 min read
February Favourites
Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash

As I sit here in disbelief that the first 2 months of 2022 are gone, reflections start to emerge. The start of a new month is the perfect time to start afresh, have a clear out, out with the old in with the new type thing.

I like to have a clear out in preparation for the month ahead. Whilst my shopping addiction has improved, February was still a very, er, fruitful month. I wanted to bring you a mishmash of products I've been using and loving this month. This is not exclusive to beauty products, there really is a bit of everything *scrolls through amazon order history*.

Here goes…

1. Green Tea Capsules

As an avid matcha drinker, I thought I had it covered when it comes to the benefits of green tea. With a high dosage of polyphenols and EGCG, these supplements are said to be a bit of an all-rounder. I.e. promotes weight loss, blood sugar regulation, disease prevention etc.

I brought them because I was constantly hungry and low on energy 24/7. I have noticed a difference in my hunger levels. It's no coincidence. When I forget to take it for a day or two I feel a difference. 

I picked up the Nature's Aid ones, linked here.

2. Boy Smells Candle

I'll admit it, it's eyewateringly expensive but it was a gift and now I'm addicted. The scent in question; De Nîmes Candle. Fragrances of fig leaves, black pepper, lavender, cardamom, pepperwood, and fir balsam. 

Things I look for when using a candle that will determine whether I'll repurchase; It burns evenly, has good quality wax and the wick doesn't split. The fragrance, how it fills the room and its strength of it during burning (and after). This candle is an overachiever in all of those areas. My only complaint is that it was too small, I need more!

3. John Freda Frizz Ease Curl Reviver Mousse

What's that famous YouTubers saying, "an oldie but a goodie" is the perfect way to explain how I feel about this mousse. I used this year back, I'm talking 10 years ago and I was reminded of why! 

My curls have struggled to hold the curl pattern recently. You know that crunchy feeling that everyone hates, well that's a thing now. It's called a cast and it helps with the definition during the drying process. Ridiculously cheap and gets the job done.

I get mine from Amazon. Linked here for you!

4. Elf's Hydrating Concealer

I wrote about this in a recent article on my top concealers. I can't believe how seamless this is under the eyes. I'll admit I do prefer it for that over blemishes, especially if they're dry. 

Formulated with Hyularonate and Rosewater, this concealer is seamless. It's first on my list due to the fact it doesn't crease under my eyes. With a satin finish and medium, buildable coverage, it's the perfect concealer. I just wish I'd found it sooner.

You can buy it from Amazon here!

Also check out my recent concealer article :)

5. My New Rubber Plant

I never used to be a plant mum, in fact, I managed to kill my first rubber plant but one perk to being in your thirties is you take this plant parent thing a bit more seriously. I am now the proud owner of 8 thriving plants. 

My newest baby is my rubber plant which has visibly grown in the past month. And, there's a wealth of information online that points to plants around the house encouraging creativity, reducing stress… the list goes on.

Anyway, I'm enjoying the aesthetics and responsibility. 

6. Matcha

Some Matcha Pancakes I made!

Very different to the green tea tablets, I find the art of making a daily matcha an experience. Every day it tastes and feels a little different. Sometimes it's rushed, sometimes there's more froth than the day before. It's just one of those (non) cheap thrills that really does make me happy. I incorporate it A LOT when cooking too.

Check out this article I wrote all about matcha and how to make it!

7. Happi Oat Chocolate

Fairly new to the market, this dairy-free brand has great ethics. They're slave free, i.e they buy directly from farmers. All of their chocolate is Single Origin Colombian Cacao from Luker Chocolate, with no added soya. They're allergen-free, have sustainable packaging, give a cut of sales to mental health organisations… the list goes on!

Not to mention their chocolate is divine. My favourite is the one with cacao nibs in it. They also do an amazing caramel and orange too. God, not to mention their chocolate spoons that you dunk in hot milk to make a hot choc. Heavent. Check the range out here.

8. Dr Teals Bath Products

Dr Teals make mineral-enriched therapies and treatments are infused with essential oils. There are two ranges, in particular, I've been obsessing over, the coconut and the hemp. 

The hemp comes infused into Epsom bath salts, great for soaking in after a long day. I also have both the hemp and the coconut in a bath foam which adds a touch of luxury to bathtime.

Inexpensive and great quality products. Check out the hemp here and the coconut here!

9. Dr Martens

DMs are a cult favourite year-round but in recent months 2yk style has been flooding the social feeds. As we enter spring, I've been reaching for my 2976 Leonore Fur Lined boots more and more. 

Don't get me wrong it took me a good winter or two to break these in but now we're a couple of years past that they're the most comfortable boots I own. Surprisingly lightweight, warm and look good with a pair of everyday straight-leg blue years.

10. Nursem

I've been obsessing over their hand cream and handwash too. They feel gentle on the skin yet they're cleansing and hydrating at the same time.

Nursem has a wonderful brand story. An intensive care nurse who went on a journey to solve the problems that came with endless hand washing. 

They started with a hand wash and later developed into the range with hand creams, sanitisers and sets all in lightweight, fragranced or unfragranced options. 

The best part; each month they pack up a load of boxes and send them to nurses all over the UK. Needless to say, it feels good to use a product range knowing you're doing good at the same time.

You can check out the products and this great brand here.

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About the Creator


Beauty Product Developer, curly girl, and professional matcha drinker. I write about all of the above, helping you to find the best products on the market.

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