Thursday, 30 January 2014

January Beauty Favourites!

Since we will finally be moving house at the start of February, for most of this month a lot of my beauty products have been packed away in boxes. However some of the things I didn't pack away I have really been loving this month. I also made a few purchases at the end of the month which you will no doubt see in next months favourites. 
Starting with makeup, i've been trying out a few new base product recently. A stand out favourite has been the Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream for Oily Skin. This BB Cream has good coverage whilst feeling natural and light on the skin. It covers redness well and doesn't cling to dry patches. The wear time is great too, a great drugstore find. For lips i've gone back to the Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop, a lovely bright fuschia shade with a blue undertone, great for brightening up a simple makeup look. 
For eyes i've pretty much worn the Urban Decay Nake Basics Palette everyday this month. I put off buying this thinking I didn't need it, but it is the perfect everyday neutrals eye palette, it's so compact making it perfect for travel. I've been trying out a new mascara in the L'oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara, this adds great volume and lots of length giving a great fake lash look. It can get clumpy if you're not careful but with the right application it looks lovely. I've fallen in love with a new brow pencil, the L'oreal Super Liner Brow Artist in Blonde, you can get such a precise brow with this and the colour is the perfect match for my freshly highlighted blonde hair. 
Onto skincare, a new release in the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (review), this closest thing i've found to Bioderma from the drugstore. It's very gentle yet removes makeup effectively without irritating the skin. My skin has been a bit spotty this month so i've been reaching for an old favourite, the Origins Clear Improvement Mask, whenever my skin is acting up I use this and it cleans out my pores and help get rid of any blemishes. I've been using a new day cream, the Nivea Oil Free Moisturising Day Cream, this stuff is really cheap but does the job, It adds just the right amount of hydration whilst helping to keep the oils at bay. 
As I mentioned above I had my hair cut and highlighted again this month. Things were looking a touch too brassy for my liking so I dug out the Pro:Voke Touch Of Sliver Twice A Week Brightening Shampoo, this is my favourite purple shampoo because it is cheap and really does get rid of those brassy tones. To add some texture and volume to my hair i've been using the Vo5 Plump It Up Dry Backcomb Spray, this gives the effect of backcombing without the damage. Sprayed in the roots it really does add some volume and fullness to my hair. 

So those are this months beauty favourites, a good mix of new and old products. What have been some of your favourite products this month?


  1. Nice picks :) The Garnier water looks good xx

  2. Lovely choices! I really want to get my hands on the Naked Basics palette this year!

    Kate xo /

  3. The origins face mask is my favorite, great post, love the blog!


  4. I have been dying to get my hands on that L'Oreal brow product! Maybe it just isn't in the US? Good drugstore brow products are hard to come by!

    xo, Rebecca


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