I don't know about you but I am fully ready to embrace 2014.
I'm afraid we are only five days into the New Year and I already have a few favourite nearing staple products - I guess it will be interesting to see if I feel the same way in a few months or not?
Anyway here is what has been rocking my boat for the last week or so...
Unsurprisingly Maybelline's Superstay Better Skin Foundation makes the cut yet again, I truly adore this base and urge you to check it out at your local Boots store (it has yet to launch at Superdrug). For £9 it acts like a primer, foundation and powder in one quick step - creating a flawless soft focus yet matte canvas that wears exceptionally well. It is non-sticky, natural looking and a complete and utter bargain. Find it here - link.
Continuing with make-up choices I have been rather enjoying slicking on B. (Superdrug's in-house make-up brand) Cream Eyeshadow in Lizzie which is a light yet warm golden tinged pink that reminds me somewhat of MAC's Painterly Paint Pot. It is a great shade to quickly apply all over the lids but also doubles up as a primer come base. Not bad for a fiver. Find it here - link. Speaking of MAC I have a slight and new obsession with the shade Half 'N Half - a light but creamy yellow tinged nude that goes with everything find it here - link. As my lips have suffered a little due to the intense windy weather I have been teaming all lipstick choices with a quick dab of Carmex which I seem to go through by the bucket load each winter. My last make-up choice goes to Seventeen's On the Spot Concealer which is intended for disguising blemishes but I rather like the light liquid texture on my under eye area. At just under £5 it is a complete bargain, find it here - link.
I haven't really composed a list of beauty resolutions but I have vowed to dust off a hand cream more frequently as my paws have seen better days. Scent aside I am rather enjoying Jurlique's Rose Hand Cream it is thick with an almost emollient like texture that quickly absorbs into the skin and leaves my skin feeling baby soft. Find it here on sale - link.
Lastly we have Jo Malone's Pomegranate Noir Cologne which I have been wearing almost religiously for the last fortnight - not that you can tell from my bottle as a little goes a long, long way. I would describe this as a fruity yet spicy fragrance that not only smells unbelievably good but unlike anything else out there. Find it here - link. Next on my Jo Malone hit list is the Just Like Sunday candles...roll on pay day.
What have you been enjoying beauty wise lately?
- This post contains both press samples and products I have purchased myself.