A Month In Beauty

A Month in Beauty | February

Welcome back to a new A Month in Beauty post! I love sharing a bit of everything and having all the best of February beauty in one place. In today’s post, I will share some upcoming makeup releases, favorite Instagram accounts, and favorite blog posts for this month. Don’t forget to subscribe to make sure you’re notified of new posts. If you’d like to be featured in next month’s post, leave a comment below! If you missed January’s, you can find it here.

A Month in Releases

Natasha Denona Tropic Palette 





















I love Natasha Denona palettes… although I have never tried one. Everyone raves about the quality of her eyeshadows, but the price is just too high for me at the moment. This new palette is called the Tropic Palette and it will be available at Sephora on March 8. There is also a second release, the mini Sunset palette and it will retail for $24. Apparently, it is MINI, but I am extremely tempted. To be honest, I am not a makeup artist. I will not be going through an entire palette and makeup does go bad. I’d hate to spend $129 for it to go to waste. Do you own a Natasha Denona palette? Would love to know how you like it!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette

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The much anticipated Soft Glam palette is now available! This new Anastasia Beverly Hills palette has the same formula as the Modern Renaissance palette which is one of my favorites. There are also some duplicate shades between the two, so if you have Modern Renaissance, keep that in mind! The look and package of this palette are so appealing to me, but most of my palettes look exactly like it so I’ve passed on this one for now. So far, the looks I have seen are stunning. If you don’t have Modern Renaissance and you’re more attracted to this one, I definitely recommend it.

Benefit Cosmetics BADgal BANG Mascara





















If you haven’t seen this mascara yet… where have you been hiding? The amount of money Benefit has spent on the advertising of this mascara is crazy. They have had multiple influencer trips and events, which has made people skeptical about the actual quality of the product. I haven’t tried it myself, but the reviews I’ve seen are mixed. Some look AMAZING, and others look extremely clumpy. I am tempted to try it because the ones that look amazing, really do look impressive. Have you tried it?

Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat Palette




















I am sorry this post is all about new eyeshadow palettes. It seems like that’s the product every brand is releasing right now. This palette is based on the original Naked Heat palette, but the shades are actually brand new. Although they follow the same vibe as the Heat, they’re not the same. I literally just bought the Naked Heat and now this cutie is released? This is why the makeup industry needs to stop. I can’t speak about this one, but the original Naked Heat is great. The formula is really easy to work with.

A Month in Instagram

This month, Instagram was not the best to me. I experienced for the first time what it is like to be “shadowbanned.” This means I wasn’t showing up under the hashtags I was using, only people who followed me could see my posts on their feed. It was really frustrating, but I did my best to not let it get to me. In this case, it seems to be more of a glitch than an actual ban, so I am still trying to figure it out. How was Instagram for you this month? In better news, these are some accounts I loved this month!





A Month in Blogs

Make Up For Ever Artist Colour Shadows by Reflection of Sanity
Four Things All About Hair by Cherries & Perfume
Charlotte Tilbury Skincare Saviours by PaleGirlRambling

This month was a bit busy for me so I didn’t get the chance to enjoy as many bogs as I would’ve wanted. If I missed out on your post, leave it in the comments below! I’d love to read it.

Hope you enjoyed another edition of A Month in Beauty. Are you planning on getting any of the recent makeup releases? What are some Instagram accounts you’ve been loving? Don’t forget to let me know in the comments!

What would you like to see in next month’s #AMonthInBeauty?

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Holaa! My name is Maria, twenty-three, Colombian in Oregon, pursuing my Masters degree in Media Studies and using makeup as a procrastination tool. Join me as I learn more about makeup and share my thoughts with you!

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  • I don’t think there has ever been a brand I obsessed over as much as I have for @lilahbeauty 😍 This is the most beautiful packaging and presentation I had ever seen. It is a pricey brand, but when you receive the box, open it, and see the little pebble, every penny is worth it. I picked up the Divine Duo Lip & Cheek in b.true, the prettiest #mauve and I am so glad I did. I am still trying it out but there’s no doubt the formula is just as beautiful as the packaging.
What’s one brand you’ve been dreaming about trying for a while?
No creo que haya otra marca más linda que #lilahbeauty 😍 La presentación y el empaque del producto es hermoso, y hace que todo valga la pena. Esta vez compre el dúo para mejillas y labios, sirve como rubor y labial, en el tono b.true. Aún sigo ensayándolo pero no hay duda de que la fórmula del producto es igual de perfecta que el empaque.
Cuál es una marca que han querido probar?
#sephorahaul #creamblush #divineduo #lilahb #beautygram #beautycommunity #motd #productphotography #flatlay
  • [#flowerbeautygiftedme]It’s the weekend 🎉What are your plans? I will be doing nothing as I start school again on Monday. My last first day of class. EVER. Showing you the @thrivecausemetics Focus Eyeshadow Palette No. 3 and other favorites ♥️
Feliz fin de semana! Que planes tienen? Yo no voy a hacer nada pues en lunes empiezo clases. Mi último primer día de clases. Mostrándoles la nueva paleta de #thrivecausemetics y otros favoritos ♥️
@awakeskin primer @thrivecausemetics cc cream, setting powder, eyeshadow @lauramercier concealer @milkmakeup concealer @colourpopcosmetics highlighter @flowerbeauty blush @physiciansformula bronzer @glossier boy brow @revlon lips @maybelline mascara
#awakeskin #awakebeauty #lauramercier #milkmakeup #concealer #pressplay #motd #muotd #makeupoftheday #thrivetribe #glossier #boybrow #maybelline #maybellinemascara #revlon #flowerbeauty @ultabeauty #blushbomb #physiciansformula #butterbronzer #makeupparty #makeupvideo #makeuptutorial #octolyfamily #makeupblogger #maquillajedeldia #tutorialmaquillaje #tutorialdemaquiagem
  • @thrivecausemetics is killing it with these amazing releases and I am so happy to be a part of it. This is the NEW Focus Eyeshadow Palette No. 3. The perfect beginner palette in my opinion and the perfect palette for an everyday look. I love how it has everything you need and these are literally the shades I reach for in every palette I own. Can’t wait to start playing with it and letting y’all know my thoughts. Thank you again to #thrivecausemetics and @karissabodnar ♥️
Did you know #Thrive donates one product for every product sold? Have you tried this brand yet?
La nueva #paletadesombras de @thrivecausemetics está AQUÍ! Y es perfecta para el día a día. Tiene los tonos perfectos para crear una variedad de looks - estos son los tonos que uso en todas las paletas que tengo y me hace feliz tenerlos todos juntos en una paletita. Si no han escuchado de esta marca, se las recomiendo! Tiene un mensaje y una misión muy linda.
  • Are you lazy? Do you forget everything? Do you only shave exposed leg during the winter? Then you’re just like me and need to check out @sphynx - an all-in-one portable, TSA friendly razor. It comes with a spray, a shave bar, and two razors. They’re all refillable which was my main concern when I received it, but it is so effective. I am not sure if I’d find it practical for a full shave, just because it is really bulky, but if it’s the winter and you missed a spot of exposed leg, this is such a good solution! Thank you to the @yccagency for the opportunity to test it out ♥️
Les mata la pereza? Se les olvida todo? Solo se rasuran lo que queda expuesto de la pierna durante el invierno? Entonces son como yo! Tuve la oportunidad de probar #sphynx que es un todo en uno. Viene con un spray, un bálsamo para afeitarse, y dos cuchillas - todo lo que necesitan para afeitarse cuando están de afán o se les ha olvidado. Ademas lo pueden traer con ustedes en el avión ✈️. No se si lo usaría para una rasurada completa por lo que el empaque es tan grande, pero una gran opción para cuando se les olvida algo!
  • [#flowerbeautygiftedme #soldejaneirogiftedme] New products I am trying and testing - See any favorites?
-> the new @thrivecausemetics Focus Eyeshadow Palette No. 3 is quickly becoming a favorite but I’ve yet to use all the shades.
-> @flowerbeauty Blush Bomb Color Drops in Cinammon. This could be a dupe of the @glossier cloud paints. I really like this shade but I am still making up my mind
-> @soldejaneiro Açaí Body Cream. I’ve already said I really like this. I just noticed it does have a shimmer to it, which I hadn’t noticed before. I don’t mind, but wanted to mention it
-> @lilahbeauty Divine Duo Lip & Cheek in b.true. FINALLY getting to try some #lilahb - the brand with the prettiest packaging
-> @dailyconcepts Jade Roller was so kindly sent to me and I have no idea about the benefits but it feels really nice
Productos nuevos que he estado ensayando! Las nuevas sombras de #thrivecausemetics hasta ahora me han encantando. Se ven súper lindas y son fáciles de usar. La crema para el cuerpo de #soldejaneiro como ya les había mencionado me gusta mucho, pero me he dado cuenta que me da a la piel como un brillito entonces lo quería mencionar. Otros que todavía estoy viendo qué tal me parecen! Ven algún favorito?
#flowerbeauty #octolyfamily @ultabeauty #blushbomb
  • Two new products to try from @dermae and I am so excited! One - the Anti-Wrinkle cleanser which smells amazing. I’ve used it already and so far I really like it. And the Sun Defense Oil-Free Sunscreen. I don’t think it is the type of product I’d use under makeup, but it feels really nice and doesn’t have a strong SPF scent which is usually the case. Have you tried either of these? Thank you to @dermae for gifting these to me!
Dos productos para ensayar de #dermae! Uno es un limpiador fácil que ayuda a prevenir arrugas. Huele súper rico y hasta ahora me ha gustado mucho. El segundo producto es un protector solar. No se qué tal se vea debajo de maquillaje, pero me gusta mucho la textura y que además no tiene un olor muy fuerte a protector. Han usado alguno de estos?


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