Sunday, 1 February 2015

January Favourites | 2015


Well thank god for that January is officially over, cue applause! It's my worst month of the year as the magic of Christmas is over, everyone's purses are feeling rather empty and the miserable English weather never fails to put a damper on everything (oh I do like a pun). But fear not, I'm not here to be a Debbie Downer, I am actually here to write about a few little items that have stood out to me throughout the month of January.


Laura Mercier Highlight
It's technically called the Matte Radiance Baked Powder, although I'm at a loss as to why it's called 'matte' as it's anything but, maybe because this one is less glitter and more shimmer. It creates a lovely soft and glowy look and it's the only highlighter I've been reaching for this month (sorry Mac Soft & Gentle).


Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk
I actually bought this one almost a year ago now and I tried it, loved it and wore it for a while until various other lip products came along and stole the limelight, you know how it is! However, I recently wrote a blog post about it (linked here if you'd like to see) and I fell back in love with it all over again! It's such a perfect, pretty, pink shade and for some reason reminds me of something Blair Waldorf would wear! (Desperately trying to make Gossip Girl references relevant again..)


Clarins Instant Concealer 
This little concealer is an absolute gem! I have the shade 01 which is amazing at covering dark under-eye circles and it's brilliant at masking any problems areas on the face too. I've also been loving using it as a substitute for when I don't fancy wearing foundation. Just a little bit blended out across the face seems to give really great coverage whilst still being really skin-like. Not to mention that you get a huge 15ml, far more than your average concealer. Winner.



Real Techniques 301 Flat Contour Brush
Has everyone calmed down a bit about the Bold Metals collection yet? Nope, me neither. This brush is so good at creating a nice, defined contour and in my opinion, creates quite a professional effect if blended out well! Plus how pretty is the rose gold packaging?! Read more about it here.


Lancome Hypnose Mascara
I don't think I've really spoken much about mascara before on my blog, but this is my favourite ever mascara. Quite a big claim I know! I had a tube of this back in the summer and I absolutely loved it, but didn't repurchase as it's a bit on the pricey side. However, I was lucky enough to receive two tubes of it for Christmas which I was so happy about. It's the perfect mascara for adding length, separation and volume, it doesn't flake and it's really easy to remove. It also lasts a long time before it dries out too which is great because at least you know you're going to get your moneys worth!



Topshop Blush in Good Girl
This is one of my favourite blushes and it's definitely been my most used this January. It's a gorgeous pale pink shade and it's been doing a lovely job at brightening my cheeks up in this gloomy month.

Gossip Girl
Thought I'd throw a little non-beauty extra in here because I need to vent about my latest TV show obsession. I know I'm quite a few years late on the bandwagon, but as you may have guessed I recently started watching Gossip Girl and I literally can't pry myself away! It's similar to The O.C but with the glitz and glamour of New York city and I'm so utterly jealous of their lives and their wardrobes!

What have you been loving throughout January?

xoxo

35 comments :

  1. Great photos~ Lusting over mostly everything here!
    Especially the gorgeous real techniques brush and the charlotte tilburry lip liner!

    Gossip girl is one of my fave series :) Might rewatch them soon!


    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

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    1. Aw thanks I switched up my background a bit, wasn't sure if I liked it or not! Ah I'm officially addicted haha currently halfway through season 2! xo

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  2. I love the metallic RT Brushes, they are so elegant :)

    Alice x
    alzgalz.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I agree, I think they look so lovely and luxurious! xo

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  3. Really great post! I love the metallic Real Technique brushes!
    -annie x
    http://abreathofbeauty13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I really want to try the RT brush, it looks so good, just need to bite the bullet and buy it ;) lovely favourites and lovely photos too.

    alice x | beautybyalicee

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    1. Oh I'm like that with so many things but once I've bought it I'm like why the hell did I wait so long to buy it for haha! Thanks lovely xo

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  5. Lovely photos, I need to get my hands on the RT contour brush and the clarions concealer, I've heard such great things about them :) xx

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    1. Thank you! Ooh go for it, I love them! xo

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  6. You have so beautiful products for last month favourites:) Love Lancome Hypnose mascara.
    I keep rewatching Gossip Girl over and over, my favourite series ever:)

    http://oksiblueberry.blogspot.gr

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    1. Thank you! Ah I'm loving it so far, can't believe I've never watched it before! xo

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  7. I love the photography! Looks like you've got it sorted ;)

    My favourites are in this blogpost if you'd like to check them out ;) it's my first ever favourites post! http://charlinehasablog.blogspot.com/2015/01/favourite-things-january.html

    Love, Charline x

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    1. Ah thank you, I wasn't sure about these photos but a few people seem to be liking them so that's a relief haha. Oo I shall check it out! xo

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  8. I love that Clarins concealer! Also think the new real techniques brushes are so pretty! Can't wait to try them out :)

    pippibee.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. It's so worth the money! Ah yeah they are, I really want to try some more! xo

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  9. I'm a huge Gossip Girl fan (even though it finished ages ago)! I don't think I'll ever get bored of it.

    I love the look of the Charlotte Tilbury lip cheat & the Topshop blush is such a beautiful colour! xo

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    1. I wish there were a few more seasons! I don't want it to end haha. They are really pretty! xo

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  10. I must pick up the RT Contour brush soon! Wish they had it in my local boots :(
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. It's not in my local Boots either for some reason! I bought mine online :) xo

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  11. I recently picked up Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lipliner and it's great, I don't know why I didn't get it any sooner. Plus the Real Techniques flat contour brush looks amazing! x

    FARFROMPERFECTIONXO

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    1. I haven't heard of anyone that doesn't like it so far! It's really good, deffo worth the money :) xo

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  12. I certainly have my eye on the contour brush! You're definitely right about Pillow Take being Blair Waldorf's perfect shade, I've been an avid GG fan from the start and I must be in double digits on the amount of times I've re-watched each season, it's a fashion institution!
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ah I've been watching it non-stop! Need to keep watching and find out what happens yet at the same time I don't want it to end haha xo

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  13. Ahh I need the RT contour brush in my life! Also, I seriously share your love of Pillow Talk. I recently had to make a re-purchase as it was smaller than my little finger (I used it a lot!) and I'm so happy to have it back in my stash!

    I just posted my January favourites earlier today if you fancy a peek? http://the-life-edit.blogspot.co.uk/

    Bry x

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    1. Ah it actually pains me having to sharpen away the beautiful packaging haha! Will check it out hun :) xo

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  14. Lovely favourites :) And yes, do make Gossip Girls references 'cause they are so on point! Always love a bit of Chuck and Blair ;D xx

    http://booksandmacarons.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! Ah deffo, they're my favourite! I'm only on season 2, and I'm assuming they will eventually get together but I just want it to happen already! Haha xo

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  15. The RT Contour brush has helped me a lot with my contour game :) and of course I love the rose gold.

    Beti
    http://makeup-sessions.com/

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    1. It makes contouring so much easier, love it! xo

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  16. Reaaaallly want to try the Clarin's concealer! Would it be good for covering pigmentation marks (i.e. scarring from previous spots!!! Bain of my life!!)? And that contour brush... dying for it. I have the powder brush and in the morning when I'm getting ready for work, I like to just sit there for a few mins and keep brushing it all over my face.. hahahaha....

    Great post so thank you! Abby x
    http://abbylawbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/ - new beauty blogger on the block x

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    1. Yeah it's really good for covering acne scars!! Oh I really want that one! I bet it's super soft! xo

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  17. Definitely need that real techniques brush, not only is it pretty it sounds so good too!!! X

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    1. They kinda had me sold on 'rose gold' anyway so I'm glad it's really good too haha xo

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  18. Your beauty favourite are beautiful (and not just in presentation haha!) - I've been a fan of Lancome Hypnose mascara for quite some time and couldn't' imagine using any other one now! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

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