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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

These are a Few of My Favourite Things January 2015

These are a Few of My Favourite Things January 2015

Despite being the start of a new year not too many new products have sneaked into my daily routine, none the less here is what I have been enjoying for the last four weeks or so...


I am shocked that this is still fairly easy to purchase as it is a limited edition offering, perhaps the price tag put some off? This is one of the few palettes I own in which I not only like but actually use every shade. No the blushes are not the most pigmented in the world but they give a lovely, light glow come flush to the cheeks, illuminate and generally give a fresh, youthful glow. I am a complete convert to Hourglass Ambient Light Blushes. More please, by that I mean please launch more shades or another palette. Wouldn't that be the dream?

Fortunately my blemishes have began clearing up now that I have been given medication for adult acne. Despite not really requiring full coverage I still find myself reaching for my trusty combination of heavy duty concealer Make Up Forever Full Coverage Concealer and a combination of L'Oreal True Match Foundation. I really like the flawless coverage this combination gives as well as being long wearing and super comfortable!

I don't think I will ever be the type to sport a red lipstick daily, it is just a little too bold for my taste. However over the last few weeks I have been enjoying light, sheer and glossy washes of deep pink come red lip colours, namely YSL Glossy Stain in shade 32. To begin with I saw this as a festive, almost winter berry type shade but rather liked how long wearing and dare I say it natural the red/pink looked teamed with neutral make-up. If you like lip gloss but wish it was longer wearing add a YSL Glossy Stain to your wish list!

Have you tried the Seventeen Colour Carnival Nail Polishes? At £1.99 they are a great bargain find with tonnes of colours, they apply with ease, aren't overly prone to chipping and frankly great value for money. At the moment I am really enjoying the shade Bright Orange, it is cheery and helps to chase away the Winter blues. 


Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow in Golden Peach
A beautiful, bright bronze eyeshadow that really brings my blue/grey eyes to life and makes them pop with next to no effort. The soft, easy to blend texture makes application a breeze and blending is just as easy. It is well pigmented yet not harsh, this is probably one of my favourite eyeshadows of all time.

I've said it once and I'll say it again, the only Benefit mascara I am mostly likely to ever get on board with is Benefit Roller Lash Mascara, a mascara especially created for small, short and flimsy eyelashes but is suit all. The velcro technology brush hooks on to eyelashes pulling them outwards and upwards. It may not overly curl my eyelashes but the separation and eye opening effect can not be beaten. I am a huge fan and fully recommend (if you can) picking up this month's Elle UK magazine and putting the sample to the test. If not this launches on the 1st of March.

It lengthens, adds volume and makes any mascara work harder. It can be worn alone but I like to use it as a conditioning base coat before slicking on a coat of Benefit Roller Lash Mascara. I won;t say too much about Estee Lauder Little Black Primer for now as I have a full review coming your way in the next few days.

These are a Few of My Favourite Things January 2015

Lush The Olive Branch Shower Gel
If you purchase one shower gel let it be this., I utterly swear by it. My skin is dried out at the moment so my go to shower gel has been Lush The Olive Branch - it contains real olive oil so along with smelling incredible it cleanses and leaves my skin feeling silky soft. A must buy.

Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir is a beautiful blend of bright, juicy fruit notes with a slightly spicy kick. It is easily one of my favourite Jo Malone fragrances of all time. It is classic, slightly sensual and unlike any other scent I own and dare say out there full stop. I feel this is one of those fragrances that works best as a Winter choice or for evening wear as it is pretty heady.

What have you been enjoying lately?

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38 comments:

  1. i can't wait for benefit roller lash to launch!

    makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com

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  2. The Nail Polish and the Blush Palette!! just gorgeous :) x
    please checkout my blog :) x
    http://ladyshazbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love the true match foundation, it has been my most used foundation throughout winter (:
    ABlogByPhilippa

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  4. So in love with the Hourglass makeup, and I haven't heard any bad things about it (despite the price tag!). Definitely going to have to splurge.

    xx Lindsay
    Wandering 20-Something. // Beauty & Lifestyle Blog.

    https://wandering20-something.blogspot.com/

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  5. The glossy stain sounds lovely and I really want to try out that L'Oreal True Match foundation! I had Infallible from L'Oreal and I loved it. x x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. amazing things. i love the color of the glossy

    R.Y.W.
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  7. Hourglass is still a brand I need to try!
    Loreal true match foundation is so lovely i love it xx
    alicekatex ♥

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  8. Can't wait to give these products a try!

    http://livinglifewithsarahlillian.blogspot.ca/

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  9. I love Lush Olive Branch! Smells amazing and is really moisturising too! I really need to get my hands on the Hourglass blush palette. Next big splurge? I think so!
    Loves! Kirstie
    Kimamely Beauty

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  10. Oooohhh that Bobbi Brown shadow looks heavenly. And the orange polish makes me want summer to get here so badly! :)

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  11. I am desperate to get my hands on Pomegranate Noir! It sounds like an absolutely gorgeous fragrance

    Chantel | chanteldione.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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  12. I've just ordered the Loreal True Match foundation, hopefully I'll love it as much as you do! x

    blushhx.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I love the Olive Branch by Lush, it's so moisturising and it's perfect to use in these colder months.

    GreyWalls 

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  14. I can't wait to try out the benefit roller lash mascara! I'm currently using the they're real mascara and I'm loving it so much but I'm dreading the day it starts to dry out!

    http://simplyshannonn.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Gorgeous picks! I got the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush palette for Christmas and have been using it nearly every day since! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  16. This is a lovely post!
    Charlotte - http://charlottesophiaroberts.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Great picks, love that Jo Malone packaging x

    http://lauratalksout.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Hi love your blog. Would you recommend that jo malone perfume as a wedding day scent? I'm getting married in March and am struggling to pick one! Want something distinctive but not too out there. .. I'm very indecisive and normally buy loads you recommend and haven't been disappointed! Thanks :-)

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  19. Love the Jo Malone scent! I have the Pomegranate Noir candle. Absolute favourite.
    Dyinf for the hourglass palette too ;) xx
    http://charlinehasablog.blogspot.com/

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  20. The Hourglass palette looks so beautiful! xo

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  21. I love L'Oreal True Match and I really want to try the Hourglass blushes! xo

    Jenny | That Northern Gal

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  22. I feel ashamed that I have yet to try this particular L'Oreal foundation- but their lightest shade still looks too dark for me!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  23. You have such gorgeous pictures on your blog - I'm always in awe!
    I hear such wonderful things about Hourglass products but I'm yet to try any. Perhaps I should start with this one. x
    http://thewhimsicalfox.blogspot.com.au

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  24. I've been seeing the Ambient Blush everywhere! So gorgeous.

    http://arnellavanilla.com/category/home/

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  25. I need to stop putting off trying L'Oreal True Match and just pick it up! Everyone loves it so, so much.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  26. That Bobbie Brown eyeshadow looks phenomenal! I am yet to try any of the Bobbi Brown eyeshadows but wow that one looks lovely!

    Becoming Becca

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  27. Benefit's Roller Lash is one of my favourites too! ^ w ^

    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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  28. You've picked some gorgeous things! I especially like Pomegranate Noir - it's one of my favourite Jo Malone fragrances. I've started to really like Benefit Roller Lash too, I can't wait for it to launch.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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  29. The Olive Branch sounds amazing, especially as my skin is also dry. I've heard good things about that foundation too.

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

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  30. Nice favourites, I love the "true match" foundation as well, it's my all-time favourite foundation! I am dying to try the new Benefit mascara! Unfortunately, as I am living in France I can't try it yet. I guess I'll just have to wait until the 1st of March!
    xx

    Pretty as Summer

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  31. i'm so curious about the new benefit mascara!!! can't wait to try it!!

    xx from Italy
    Cate // kate/idoscope | youtube

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  32. Swoon! Great variety. I'm drooling over the palette! 😘

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  33. Some great favourites! Here's my January faves if you want to take a look? :) ownandbecome.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/january-favourites.html

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  34. I love the Hourglass blushes, so pretty.

    zoea2812.blogspot.com

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  35. Hourglass Blush Palette is all kinds of wonderful, I love it as well! Definitely need to try the new Benefit mascara now!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  36. I've just purchased that L'oreal Foundation, and, although I liked it very much, it feels kinda 'heavy' to wear it on a daily basis.

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