Sunday, 27 January 2013

January Favourites.

From now on i think i may try and do a favourites post every few months, i can't do one every month because i would be lying if i said i went through that many products, yet alone got through a bunch of products that i absolutley love.

On that note im going to get straight into it before i start rambling haha ...

 Liz Earle Cleanse&Polish - One of those products that almost every blogger has proberbly tried so im not going to give a long explanation about it, but i stopped using this last summer (not this bottle of course this is a nice new fresh one) and since then ive tried a few hot cloth cleansers and unfornunatley they just haven't been able to live up to the Cleanse&Polish. Therefore i decided to re-kindle the love with this and now im loving it just as much as when i first tried it! (which is alot aha)

Botanics Ultra Calm Night Cream - Avalible in Boots Stores, this is proberbly on of the best night creams ive tried, normally im quite lazy and use my day cream at night too. But after picking this up ive fell in love, it smells great leaves your skin feeling baby soft from the minute you apply up until you wash your face again and overall is just a really nice product in general. It claims that it calms redness in which i havent seen any results yet but to be honest i dont really have a great deal of redness so thats not a big issue for me. The consistancy is a thick gel-like texture but sinks in really quickly and comfortably. Plus a little really does go a long way with this product.

Nails Inc St James - Its proberbly going to become clear when i do my nail polish favourites post that im a big lover of red/rasberry polishes. I Think they suit everybody, are normally super glossy and overall go with anything. This ones a nice classic red with a glossy finish. Its lasting power is also good (i wore it for around 4 days without a top coat and it hardly chipped). The only thing i would comment on is that Nails Inc polishes are overpriced a mean £11 for one bottle of nail polish! It makes it hard to get a nice collection going. Other than that i love the colour, the finish, everything really.

OPI Tickly My France-y - I love the names of OPI nail polishes there always so well thought of and cute. Tickle My France-y is a dark nude/beige that looks good with everything. It has a reasonably glossy finish that lasts a good few days without chipping. No sparkles, no thrills just a good old nude nail polish that i love really!

Soap&Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub - Just had to throw in a sneaking Soap&Glory product as im loving the brand atm plus I would literally just buy this for the smell if i could! When you fist Open it you get a whiff of toffe which smells so good you want to eat it but when smelt closer you can defiantly smell the lime in it which makes it all the more yummy. Now onto the actual product ...
It texture is slight more runny than the other soap&glory scrubs which is nice as i wasn't looking for anything too abrasive. With crushed brown sugar it really helps to remove dead skin quickly and easily leaving no redness or soreness. All you have to use is the tiniest little bit rub gentle around the areas in which needed and voila it leaves you with soft, rough-free feeling skin.

Real Techniques Buffing Brush - Ive only really gotten into using this the last couple of weeks, i personally use it to blend foundation however it has multi-purposes (buffing in powder, appling bronzer etc). The foundation ive found works best for me with this brush is my Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation i just apply a single pump to the back of my hand swirl my brush in it and start buffing. When im done my foundation is evenly blended, still has great coverage and appears smooth. The product doesn't collect in the brush (which is a problem ive had with buffing and stippling brushes in the past) it doesn't shred and with the brushes being quite dense yet soft it makes application really smooth and quick.

Avon Neutral Palette and No7 Eye Pencil Brown  - Ive talked about this palette before in one of my first posts and im still using it everyday, its got such a nice range of shades -from skin toned base colours to shimmery browns and champaynes. The colours are really nice to work with, applying evernly and blending well. Plus you get hardly any fall out even when packing on colour. No7 eye pencil in brown is another product ive used everyday this year, although you get alot of average brown eyeliners this one just has a lovely finish too it, its not a matte brown but not a shimmery either so hard to explain but it gives a lovely finish to your eyes and is creamy but slippery to apply.

MUA blusher shade 6- For just a measley £1 i think alot of MUA products are of great quality and this is no exception. Although the colour pay off isnt wow-ing it gives a beautiful subtle glow to the cheeks almost like a sun kissed glow and looks really pretty. On fairer skin tones this looks a little more peachy but on medium- darker skin tones it looks alot more bronzed and like i say gives more of a glow than colour, which is nice for a everyday look.

 Benefit Sun Beam - A gorgoues golden hightlighter that catches the light amazingly and looks really pretty. Again im really lazy when it comes to applying hightlighter and such but i find this is the perfect everyday product that looks really pretty when used in conjuntion with the MUA blush above. I personally only apply this to my cheek bones as i find thats where it catches the light the best. But it blends easily and doesn't look patchy and i can see myself using this throughtout summer too.

So thats my January Favourites, hope you enjoyed reading xx


  1. love the post!
    i also did a post on liz earle, check out my blog to see it!

  2. you have awesome favourites!
    i particularly like the look of the avon palette!

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  3. Amazing products!

  4. Great January favourite picks! I'm obsessed with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush and can't imagine putting my make-up on without it, it just seems to give such a flawless yet quick coverage.


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