February is always such a short month but somehow, I’ve still developed some beauty favourites over the last four weeks. There are a few duplicates from my January picks but I decided that I was going to be a bit more relaxed with stuff like that this year, at the end of the day if I like something two or even three months running then I should definitely be shouting about it! So let’s dive right in and check out my February picks.

My January favourites are always very much full of Christmas presents and that is no exception this year around. In January I always feel completely overwhelmed but excited by makeup again as I have so many new things to try and have that ‘new year new me’ lease of life which means experimenting and getting into good skincare and makeup routines. Whilst I’ve genuinely loved everything I received for Christmas, today I thought I’d share the standouts so far.

I know, I know, we are already halfway through January and 2017 is very much a thing of the past – but my blogging hiatus almost led me to missing out on sharing my top picks for 2017. Well, I just couldn’t miss out on that! Since I’ve been back I’ve read so many best in beauty 2017 posts (holla at me if I missed yours) as I just find them the best place to get recommendations so I hope you can still enjoy mine as these really are my *ultimate picks*. To collate this list, I sifted through all my blog posts going back to last January so I could do this fairly rather than just judging on the last few months alone and these are all products I personally discovered and loved in 2017 so not necessarily released in 2017. It wasn’t an easy choice and I had about 20 in my final list but these have got to be my top ten. In no particular order…

November has honestly been one of the busiest months of my year so far, and I’ve ended up having endless no-makeup days as I just haven’t had time to put makeup on being so busy. I did manage to squeeze in a holiday at the end of the month to Tenerife which was so nice especially after how manic things had been and when we dressed up in the evenings it was really nice wearing some makeup. So this month I can’t say I had too many beauty favourites as I just didn’t try that much, but there are a few essentials in here and holiday favourites so let’s get going with them.

I feel like I’ve really dived into the beauty world again this month and that’s pretty much all to do with blogging events. Whenever I go to a blogger event or a beauty press day, I come away feeling so inspired to blog and experiment more with my makeup, and of course, it’s nice to come away with a few new bits to try too. I went through a phase of not going to any at all but in this October alone I’ve been to six so I’ve gone from one extreme to the other! I’m sure you’ll see lots of new makeup over the next few weeks but for now I’m looking at what I’ve been loving and using throughout October whilst attending all those events!