How is it almost March already? I feel like February came and went in just a couple of days!
You may remember at the end of January I shared on my decision to spend more money on clothes, with the hopes of saving more money in the long run. This was a decision that came about after my epic wardrobe malfunction in December (I still can’t believe I allowed that to happen!)
Since adopting the Cost Per Wear theory I’ve got to say my signature wardrobe is coming along quite nicely, and I definitely don’t regret choosing quality over quantity when it comes to clothes. Clothes however are not the only thing that I treat myself to every month. A girl also has to take care of her hair and skin, so today I thought I’d share some of my new purchases and treats from the month of February, including a surprise gift that had me singing my husband’s praises all of last week!
I mentioned just how much I wanted a pair of over the knee boots in my second to last blog post. I had every intention of buying a pair on pay day, but that was before hubby surprised me with a pair last week to celebrate Valentine’s Day! I had literally just stepped out of the shower when he unboxed them in the kitchen and presented them to me. I was in shock and so excited. In fact I slipped them on straight away and pranced about in my towel whilst wearing them. I wish someone had caught my excitement on tape, I had a fixed smile on my face the entire morning!
Sold out but similar pair here
As for skin care, there were a few things on my wish list for the month of February [pictured below].
The first was a mattifying primer to replace my longtime favourite Kiko Primer. Kiko recently changed their primer formula which is a shame because the new formula is nowhere near as mattifying as the original formula.
I did some research online for the best mattifying primers and stumbled upon the Becca Ever-Matte Priming Perfector. I picked up a small tube during my recent trip to NY and I haven’t looked back since. This primer is the bomb, and keeps me oil free for good number of hours.
Next up I bought two face masks. Over the past four weeks I’ve enjoyed a spot free and really healthy looking face. I’ve never suffered from acne prone skin or skin which breaks out often, but of late my skin has been looking really good. I may be wrong, but I’m owing this to my frequent use of Dudu Osun (black soap), and my bi-weekly Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment applications. After falling in love with the Youthmud clay mask I just had to treat myself to another mask from the Glamglow range, Glamglow Flashmud Brightening Treatment. I plan on giving this a try tomorrow and will definitely keep you posted on my initial thoughts via Instagram and Snapchat ‘finallyfiona’.
Last but not least on the skin care front, I also picked up a Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask 6-Piece Mask Kit from Sephora. I’ve heard great things about these masks and figured it was worth giving them a try.
Moving on to body care. I was sent five full-sized products from a brand called Ajali. An all natural handmade cosmetics brand based in Nigeria.
I came to know the founder of Ajali, Ifeyinwa during my early days of hair care blogging. You see she’s a young and talented boss chick who is not only the force behind Ajali, but also of Nazuri Curls, a textured hair extensions brand who provided me with the curly clip ins I used on my wedding day to create this look.
I’m currently in the process of creating a video which showcases my midweek pamper routine, and I’m pretty sure these will find a home within my pamper box because they smell so darn good!
Finally this post would not be complete without sharing my most recent hair care purchases, the Schwarzkopf GOT2B Glued Spiking Glue, and Schwarzkopf GOT2B Glued Blasting Freeze Spray. These two products have completely transformed my wig wearing game and help me to lay my units down so well. They pretty much act as a hair glue and wash off so easily in the evening when I whip my unit off. Now I understand the Youtube buzz around these, they really are gane changers.