March 2, 2013

My Favorite Things: February

Whoaaaaa, is it just me or is 2013 FLYING BY?! It's sort of crazy amazing how fast it's going. But February is the shortest month of the year, so that's probably a normal feeling? I'm so glad the weather seems to be on the up and up here in Georgia :D

favorite new (tried) polish: Probably Zoya Nyx from the Pixie Dust collection! I was hesitant about trying them, but I love loveeee the Pixie Dusts!!!

favorite new (tried) indie: Lush Lacquer Clowning Around! I had to put it on right when I got it in the mail!!!
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favorite new (UNtried) indie polish: I've got some new Sonoma Nail Art polishes and Lush Lacquers to try, yum! ALSO NOT TO MENTION SOME NERDLACQUERS. YOU GUYS. 
also via Instagram

favorite new polish collection: Hmmm. I guess just indie collections? I was/am particularly fond of the Candy Lacquer themed VD polishes, and the neon collection that Lush Lacquer just recently put out. I'm mostly shying away from the 'big name' brands because I'm trying not to pick up dupes, but I am really looking forward to the Orly Hope & Freedom collection! Below are my picks of polishes I still think I'll pick up - OPI's, China Glaze Budding Romance, and Orly High on Hope and Peaceful Opposition

manicure I did: By far and away, this super dotty thing is DA BEST. 
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It's layered dots of lots of different colors that look like lots of tiny eyeballs! Awesome and creepy. Love love love it.

new technique/tip: Not necessarily new or anything, but I'm finally having greater success doing 'cut crease' eye looks if I use a small angled brush to define the line clearly vs. a less stiff/less precise crease brush. Huzzah! Check out the awesome cut crease cat-eye look that I really love here on Makeup Geek to see what I'm talking about.

favorite new makeup item: I've only used it a few times and it's a little less pigmented than I had hoped, but I think I've found a bronzer that works well for contouring! Physicians Formula Bronzer & Blush Glow & Mood Boosting in Bronze/Natural 

favorite TV show to watch while blogging: In February I've been alternating between crime and animated show - Deception and The Following paired with Shaun the Sheep and Futurama!

book: Still working on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - finally after the first 200 pages the book is getting more interesting! I think because the first movie is just so good it makes the book less interesting. I didn't have this issue with Jurassic Park and it's movie counterpart, but that's alright. Looking forward to finishing Girl now!

Swedish movie poster (source)

And there you go! What were your favorites this month?! Feel free to comment with your list! 

favorite new polish:
favorite new indie polish:
favorite new (seasonal) collection:
favorite manicure you did this month:
favorite new technique or tip:
favorite new makeup item:
favorite TV show right now:
currently reading:

I always enjoy reading 'favorite things' or 'wrap up' posts because it's so fun to see what other people like & get to know them a little bit better. If you'd like to see all of the 'My Favorite Things' posts, click here!


  1. I keep looking at Lush Lacquer Clowning Around,you really tempt me though! (also I love shaun the sheep!)

    1. I think it's already become one of my HG, would save in a fire polishes. It's sitting on my desk in a place of glory :P

  2. yup, that Clowning Around mani is gorgeous. PS you'll LOVE GWADT now, it is a slooooow starter xx

    1. thanks! and yay!! I'm glad I didn't give up on it!!

  3. Love it! Ok, I've been thinking about getting that bronzer because I've seen some great swatches of it!

  4. nerds! i cant wait to see!!
    i totally stole this from you by the way, via kirsten.
    i think next month i might change the book part to video game though since im such a bad person and dont ever read!

  5. the GIRL original movies and books are so good! love your eyeball mani and i'd love to try the pixie dust polishes. And don't forget to earn daily entries in my GIVEAWAY ♥


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