January Favourites


I feel excited today, today I get to write my first monthly favourites post. I feel like my child has hit a milestone, like it’s lost its first tooth or something. So January is almost over which is cray - think back to how slowww time went by as a child, like summer holidays are comparable to 5 years in ‘today’s’ speed of time – I usually wish my life away during January as February is my birthday month and who doesn’t like birthdays. It’s not a massive selection of products this month but I’m loving each one. Some rediscovered flames and some new flings.

Let’s get into it.
First off I need to start off with my new Mac purchase. Everyone and their Mother’s, Mother’s, Uncle knows about this true ‘cult’ status product – Velvet Teddy. I think I actually leapt off the sofa, much to the alarm of George and puppy Cash, when I got the email from Mac to say ‘Velvet Teddy Back In Stock’. Shit yes, I think were my exact words. Needless to say, I’ve worn this lip every day. Seriously cannot get enough. The colour is just perfect and the matte finish is too sexy. All I need now is Whirl lip liner to come back in stock – checks email.

Next I’ll jump back to an old favourite that has made it’s way back into my daily routine this month and that’s Urban Decay Naked 3. It took me a while to get on board with this pallet when I first got it as I wasn’t sure I could make the warm-pinkish tones work for me but I’m so into it now. I really love Nooner, Mugshot and Darkside. The consistency is lovely and creamy for the matte shades and not too much fallout with the shimmers. Just yeah, enjoying using this daily. Although I do miss my original Naked pallet who sadly passed last month. Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr eye shadows. Not new to the beauty scene at all but new to me, I picked these up the other week in colours Permanent Taupe, a gorgeous matte shade, and And On Bronze, a beautiful shimmery bronze (duh) colour. I’ve been so obsessed with these and there are so great if I’m running late for work (most days) I can just smudge a little over my eye and they look stunning. Another thing is they last so long and there is little fading or creasing. Yeah, love these little beauts.

I have always, always loved a black nail. I think I bought my first black nail polish when I was around 13 – it will have been a Collection 2000 product I guess – and loved the look ever since. I think everyone agrees that Essie nail polishes are the tits. So good. Liquorice has been worn a lot this month. I think the quality I look for in a black nail polish is that it resembles black PVC in its finish, unless matte, and Essie is very PVC. Yeah, 50 shades.  
I’ve been loving a lot of skincare products this month, 2 I’ve talked about on this blog already. These being La Roche-Posay Serozinc and Alpha-H Liquid Gold. La Roche-Posay Serozinc is something I’ve integrated now into my daily routine, it’s so quick and easy to use and really has made a difference for my skin. Alpha-H Liquid Gold is just.. so good. I get so much joy from using this product, I use it about 3 times a week as my last step before bed and wake up renewed, it clears the dead skin cells and my skin feels brighter and plumper. Love it.  Lastly for skincare, Garnier MicellarCleansing Water – love this stuff it’s so good. I know Bioderma is big in the game when it comes to cleansing water but currently I’m happy with Garnier’s offering. It’s cheap (£4.99 for 400ml), clears makeup really well and is super gentle.

Lastly, Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes. I keep this book next to my bed, like the Holy Bible. I can’t emphasise how brilliant this book is, good beauty books are few and far between. The narrative is great, Sali is a very engaging writer. I totally love the finish of this book too, I have a weird thing about photographs printed on matte paper – it makes the paper geek in me squee. There is no question left unanswered in this book it is very comprehensive but don’t be fooled it is only relevant for beginners there is something to be gained for people of all levels.

Sometimes I just find it too difficult to write a blog post sign off, so this posts sign off is me telling you my struggle with sign offs.

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  1. I am so in love with your photography it's amazing!! Such a great post! I keep eyeing up the colour tattoo's I see them everywhere and never got round to it! may have to invest in some next month! x

    1. Hey Laura thanks for such a nice comment! You should they're so great and value for money is insane.