Friday, 6 February 2015

January Favourites


Hello everyone! As usual January just flew by before I even got a chance to think about my favourites post so here I am as usual almost a week into February and writing about the things I loved in January. I feel as though I tried quite a lot of new products in January but not many stood out for me as being something I reached for constantly so I'm afraid that this months favourites is very short and sweet!

Back in June last year I bought the Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation to wear to a wedding as I just loved how light it looked and felt on the skin. Fast forward after the wedding and I basically shoved this in a drawer and forgot all about it! It was only before Christmas when I was going through my stash again that I picked this up and pretty much fell straight back in love with it again. This is perfect for mature skins or if your skin is dehydrated from all the cold weather as it really adds a bit of radiance. It is quite light coverage which usually is a no no for me but I always just use a full coverage concealer with it to really cover up those problematic areas.

Which brings me onto something else I have been loving The Nars Creamy Concealer. At first I didn't like this and was so confused as to why there was so much hype surrounding it. However, I think using a concealer brush to blend this out is key, and make sure you really moisturize those dry areas as this can and will show up any bits of flaky skin because of the thicker consistency. That said this covers virtually anything and is perfect for oily skin . I use this mainly for pimples but it works well as an under eye cover up too!

I posted back in January about this Zuzka Mattifying Spritz* (here) and I had lots of love for this. This was such an amazing new find for me and really stopped my T-zone from producing excess oil. I love how easy this is to just spritz over your make up to sort out those oily areas but it can also be used as a toner after cleansing when sprayed onto a cotton pad. There is just so much goodness in this little metal can, and I'm definitely going to purchase another one. The best thing about blogging sometimes can be getting to try out new brands that you possibly wouldn't have had the opportunity to try before.

Lastly, is a hair product which is surprising because I rarely talk about hair products here on the blog. Usually I stick to supermarket brands and whatever is on offer, but I was pleased to find that this Toni and Guy Sea Salt Texturing Spray really helped me to sort out my mane. I've possibly spoken about this before on here, but since I've started using it again I can now remember why I love it so much. It just gives my hair a bit of volume and makes it look more interesting. In my opinion there is nothing worse than perfectly straight, sleek hair as its normally too harsh on most people and lacks volume. This little spray just means that I can add a bit of texture to straightened hair and create better looks for going out.

What were you guys most reached for products in January?
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10 comments

  1. I got the Benefit foundation for christmas and im in love with it. I usually like full coverage foundations but this gives me just the same confidence x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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    1. Yes I'm just loving the really natural look atm :) xxxx

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  2. These all look great! I've heard some really good things about the Benefit Foundation ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

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    1. You need to try it lovely :) xxxx

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  3. Ah the NARS Concealer is my absolute favourite, it's just so good xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. I know I'm so glad I came around to it in the end :) xxxx

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  4. I've been wondering about the hype surronding that concealer as well, I've seen the little brush attached and thought it would end up looking cakey, thanks for the tip on using a concealer brush! I have oily skin so I will give this a try!

    Vievelle

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    1. No worries...let me know how you get on :) xxxx

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  5. My mum put me a mini bottle of Toni & Guy heat protector in my stocking at christmas and I loved that so I'm keen to try their texturising spray for when I have my hair natural - it sometimes looks a bit flat so it could do with a bit of encouragement!

    Jade x

    Girl Up North | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Pretty sure that one was a present from my mum too! Yes my problem is that my hair always looks really flat so this works wonders :) xxxx

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