Happy Thursday! As promised I wanted to try and do all 12 months this year so here is chapter 2 of my monthly favorites. I have quite a few themed posts so now even this one is in the red and pink theme so I declared February my red and pink month and it will forever be that way. I feel like I didn't have much beauty products as I didn't try anything new or I used all my usually items but I did have a few standout products
Maybelline Color Sensational Pink Alert Lipstick in POW1This hot pink lippie has been my go to and I love the bold color lately. I'm usually just a nude pink kind of girl but lately I have used red and now a hot pink. I don't know why I was so scared to be using more darker colors because they are quite fun and pump up your look all that more. I do have a review coming up on this so all my full thoughts will be there but for now it is an amazing lipstick, has great color and is super affordable.
BYS Nail Lacquer in Matte PinkAnother hot pink item but this time in nail form. Can you believe this has been my nail color all month long? I have reapplied it so many times that I don't know what my nails look without the bright color. I did take it all off a few days ago to try out a new color but I am sure it will be back. Summer is coming up quite quickly so the shade will be back in full force and different styles I know. I did a review about it here and complained about the lasting power which I resolved by using a matte top coat. It stays on much longer and has protection from chipping. I also tried it with my regular top coat and it creates this cool glossy effect but the matte peaks out a little so its like two coated and makes me stare at it even more. I guess in the end it did payoff and I really learned to love this nail polish.
Maybelline Hyper Curl Volume MascaraA new mascara I tried out turned out to be really good and now I have 2 go to mascaras. I will be doing a review on this but in the time meaning I think it does the job and it is so affordable. I saw a lot of bloggers recommend it and the commercial ad usually I'm not the kind of person to give in to commercials but I did see it on sale at the drug store also since I'm aware to change the out frequently. It gave great length and volume which is always nice and is nice and black so it does what I like it to do in a mascara.
Pond's Flawless White Dewy Rosy GelThe last product in my favorites is skincare. With the dry humid months coming or maybe is now here I'm not sure but it has been getting hotter and my skin more dehydrated so a nice moisturizer does the trick for me. I love the scent and it is so bouncy and hydrating especially on my dry spots. It has been a great moisturizer and goes perfectly with the face wash I'm using and I might be seeing a difference and might need to do a full review or a skincare routine soon.
I have double the lifestyle favorites for this month in both categories. Since there were only a few beauty things I had a lot more lifestyle faves to make up for it.
Jane the Virgin & OTWOL // TV ShowThis show is so cool. I needed a show back in December because I was bored and losing my mind and needed entertainment right away. I looked up CW shows as those usually stop my boredom and this one was first to come up. I read a few things about it but thankfully no spoilers. To be honest I wasn't expecting to like this show and just went with it but turns out I really ended up liking it and have spent the last few months catching up on the whole thing. I am finally caught up and this month I realized this was what I would wait up for. Every week I found myself waiting to watch it so it had to go in this month's favorites. I really love the character of Jane and she has me thinking more and more if I should go out for graduate school in creative writing too. I've been planning on doing it but maybe this is a small sign that I should really get it together and think more about that option. Also I can't pick which guy I like more and I wish I was team someone but I love them both equally. This is the first time that has happened as I am always for some one and strictly want them with them but this show I just like them both but you never know it might change.
I had to mention On The Wings of Love (OTWOL) since it just ended and I needed to give it a shout out because it has been my favorite show since I started it back in August. If you want to know more about it I gushed about it and gave a short summary in my August favorites post that is here. It just ended and I won't give away the ending just because it would be too long and I would be typing all day and all night because I loved it so much. I loved the writing and the actors really brought the characters to life. It is an amazing show and I think I might have to watch it from beginning to end which my cousins think I'm crazy but if I love the show that much I have to. I now appreciate Philippine TV a lot more and it showed me a new side. I don't know what to do now that it has ended and my 9:30 won't be the same anymore every evening I would sit on the couch after dinner and have my heart be filled with so much emotion. You may have caught a few tweets here and there from me about it and now I can't do that anymore. It was the best 7 months and the best show I've watched in a long time so I am putting it in writing now that so far this will forever be my favorite TV series.
Zayn - Pillow Talk & Little Mix - Secret Love Song & // MusicI have 2 song favorites that I was loving and I admit to blasting and singing along to all month long. I guess they are both contradictory and put side by side a little awkward not for me of course but the artist. First is Pillow Talk and at first I wasn't really into it and then all of a sudden after giving it another listen I then got hooked. I'm like that with most songs so that's why I gave it another try and there you go. I can say I wasn't much of a fan until a few months ago especially back when he was in One Direction and didn't know any of their music until recently with their new album which I really liked so I went back through all their albums and found out I did like the music after all. My opinion is that I do think it has a vibe of One Direction and it is there a little bit especially with their new stuff. I seen some people on twitter agree with me too so I'm glad I'm not alone. The song wasn't something I thought was in my music genre but turns out trying something new is really worthwhile.
The second song is Secret Love Song, I was loving this when it first came out but since the music video is out and is playing non-stop on the radio (which I am not complaining about) it has to be added to my monthly favorites. It has such a sweet meaning and I just love the beat to it and it is so fun just belting out when your alone. I think this is one of my favorites of the album so i don't mind just putting it on replay.
That is it for February Favorites. I'm going to miss the pink and red theme that I started this month. Since I have been having so many music and TV show favorites I thought maybe adding a playlist next month of all my fave songs of the month and what I've been listening to as well. I always like sharing that side not just beauty and fashion so I hope you'll be liking that. I think this is the end of chapter 2 of my month favorites and hope you come back for chapter 3 next month and see what I was loving then.
What songs have been stuck in your head all month?