Monday, February 28, 2011

Favourite Finds of February!

Hey guys! I've decided to start a new feature on this blog, called Favourite Finds. Put simply, I'll be showcasing unique, interesting and eye-catching items that I've discovered here and there. This will be published at the end of each month and will feature anything from makeup to clothing and everything in-between! On a side note, this won't include only items I've purchased already - Just a list of some amazing brands/products/etailers that I think deserve mentioning :)
So, let's get onto the goods! Keep reading to find out my February Favourite Finds :)

As of recently I've been on a huge earring kick. I tend to lean towards bold, statement-making styles (typical Michelle behaviour, of course) and especially love bright colours as well. When I came across Still Tree's shop on Etsy, my mouth literally dropped open. Still Tree features handmade feather earrings in gorgeous designs and beautiful colour combinations. There isn't a single pair of earrings on their shop that I don't like, they're all so fascinating! What's even better is that they're eco-friendly and only buy from well-reputed suppliers. How cool is that?
As I mentioned, every design on their site is amazing. If I had to pick a favourite pair though, these would take the vote:
These are the 'Large Feather Earrings in Turquoise, Blue and Black'. I especially like how something as simple as feathers can create such a unique statement! If you'd like to check out Still Tree's online shop click here to go to their Etsy page.

While on the topic of Etsy sellers, can I just say that Passionate Jewelry looks like the next place I'll be maxing my credit card at?
Two words: Jewelry porn.
I'm not kidding! The creations on this shop are nearly mouthwatering. Passionate Jewelry Designs features handmade (yes, handmade) rings, necklaces and earrings with semi-precious gemstones such as garnet, blue topaz, amethyst and labradorite to name a few.
I cannot get over the fact that these are made by hand! This definitely makes each and every item extra special.
Why use "jewelry porn" to describe this shop, you say? Well, I think I had what could only be described as an eyegasm when I saw this ring:
Simply breathtaking! Words cannot describe how much I love this. The fact that it's handmade only adds to my astonishment.
Link to Passionate Jewelry on Etsy right here!

Nail polish is pretty high up there on my list of favourite products, and of course I gravitate towards the statement-making shades. At the same time I have as much patience as a 6 year old. Recently I picked up a bottle of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polish in Brisk Blue, and oh wow. The formula, brush, colour intensity and drying time are all incredible! This could easily be a one-coat wonder but for safety's sake I use two coats, just in case. I don't have a swatch photo at the moment as my camera is charging at the moment, but here's a photo of the bottle:
I'll add a swatch as soon as I can :)

Foundation is probably my biggest issue with makeup. I can never find the best formula for my budget, let alone the exact match for my skin tone (I'm so pale that I put snow to shame) however the recently released Natureluxe foundation by CoverGirl seems to bide for that top spot pretty well. It's pretty lightweight for the coverage it provides (I'd say about a medium coverage overall, though you could definitely build this up) and does match my skin nicely. 

My best match happens to be in the shade 305 - Alabaster, if you're curious.
If you do decide to use this and want long-lasting wear I highly suggest setting it with a translucent powder, as it does tend to budge on me without it. Other than that, great find and happy I tried this out. 

My final Favourite Find of February (say that 5 times fast) is Heavenly Naturals Shop on Etsy. Heavenly Naturals specializes in mineral makeup, and carries some of the most awe-inducing shadows I've ever seen. I can't wait to try this brand out! 
Here's a photo of Earth Child, a shadow that's definitely on my wishlist:
Amazing duo-chrome effect!
Heavenly Naturals can be found on Etsy, link to their shop here!

That's all from me for today. I hope you enjoy my faves of the month, and perhaps you might find a new fave for yourself :) 

Till next time <3

Disclaimer: I was - in no way shape or form - paid to promote any of the products mentioned above. I'm simply showcasing products I feel deserve the attention, and all opinons are that of my own.


sepia_raven said...

Those earrings are beautiful!

Lillian Funny Face said...

Wow thank you for this post! That ring is just stunning, I need it in my life!
Brick Blue is an amazing colour. And now I really want that cover girl foundation! I'm very pale and very pink and well although it's hard to tell properly it looks like it might be a good match for me! I might have to get someone in the US to pick one up for me :)

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