Hey lovelies, how are you doing?
Seeing as I’m stuck in bed with a sore throat and other flu-like symptoms, I thought what better to do than head onto my blog and have another chat to you all!
I’m going to be sharing with you my January favourites today – or, as I like to think of it, my FIRST EVER favourites post of the new year! Let’s get going.
My first favourite is one that I mentioned back in September I think, and it’s the L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil.
Now, incase you didn’t already know I do have ombre ends to my hair – meaning that the ends can get very brittle, dry and generally just look a little bit dull! I love using hair oils and serums to hydrate my hair, but I find that lots of them leave it feeling a bit soft and silky – yes, that sounds nice but when you want to whack it up into a messy ponytail and it’s too flat and floppy to work with, it ain’t so good.
This is possibly one of the only hair oils that I’ve used to date, that hydrates my hair and leaves it looking healthy, but doesn’t flatten or weigh it down! I’ve been using it every time that I’ve washed my hair, and I can’t get enough of it.
This polish was more of a favourite in the festive season, but seeing as I didn’t do a December favourites I haven’t had chance to mention it to you all! It’s one of those gel-at-home nail paints from Red Carpet Manicure, and the shade is 133 Only in Hollywood.
It’s basically a deep, Christmassy red shade with tiny specks of silver, gold and red shimmer – so appropriate for that time of the year! It also only took 2 coats to be fully opaque and lasted for absolutely ages – I applied it on Christmas Eve and it was still going strong into the beginning of this month.
I think that this is kind of expensive, around £10-ish – and then you have to buy the light box, the top coats and all that jazz too – but I’ll be honest with you, I do think it’s worth it, particularly in the summer. They last amazingly when you’re in and out of the pool or the sea!
I’ve just got one skincare favourite before I go onto makeup, and it’s the Elizabteh Arden Visible Difference Face Cream. My little Boxing Day bargain! This had £30 off in Debenhams and I just had to pick it up, as my skin is very dehydrated and rough, especially on my cheeks. To be honest, I was kind of expecting a lot from this face cream – it ain’t cheap, but also Elizabeth Arden is madly hyped for their skincare and I had my fingers crossed that it’d sort my skin out.
And guess what. It did.
My skin feels so soft and plump! Foundation applies nicely, primer sits better on the skin and the rough, dry patches are massively reduced. If you can get your hands on this at that amazing price, I wouldn’t hesitate – get it!
I’ve reviewed it here!
And finally, I’ve got a couple of makeup bits and bobs to tell you about. The first is this mascara from Laura Geller – it’s called GlamLASH, Dramatic Volumising Mascara.
Have you ever heard of Laura Geller before? I haven’t personally, but I ordered a lot online back in early autumn and got sent a free bag full of goodies (oh, the perks of ordering too much! 🙂 ).
I gave this a go and absolutely fell in love with it – it’s got a fibre wand which I prefer anyway, but the brush just grips the lashes really well and gives them an amazing curl. It also separates and adds a fair bit of volume too!
I’ve never gotten as many compliments on my lashes than I have when I’ve been wearing this – it’s my new holy grail!
Another eye product I’ve been enjoying recently is the Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal eyeliners – I mentioned these in a huge haul a while back. This is in the shade 21 Denim Blue, and I’ve been wearing this so much under the lower lashline!
I just apply it straight from the pencil and then buff it a little with a small brush (like the Accent Brush from Real Techniques) and it just adds a gorgeous pop of colour!
I tend to use it most when I’m wearing nudes on the lids, because it spices up an otherwise quite subtle eye look.
And finally, finally, I’ve been loving a brush.
It’s the Duo-Fibre Face Brush from Real Techniques, which came with Nic’s Picks (click here for a review!), although I believe you can get it in other sets and separately as well. I just adore this brush for sweeping a little powder over my foundation to set it into place – I hate looking chalky or cakey, but this brush picks up such little product that it’s impossible to do that!
Phew, I’m done. Thanks for sticking with my through that!
My throat’s driving me crazy! Off to get a Strepsil now.
Leave your top 3 products from January in the comments below!
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