Sunday, 1 February 2015

Monthly Favourites | January 2015

January 2015 Favourites-0037

Phew. Always good to get January out of the way. I've been in a perpetual state of shocking apathy this month and I think my simple collection of favourites is testament to that. With the cold, winter weather trying its best to wreak havoc on my skin, I'm constantly finding myself reaching for Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream and I swear by this stuff. I mainly use this on my lips as it's one of the only things I've tried that seems to actually fix the problem of dryness rather than mask it; if I apply this in the morning before I put my make up on, I rarely have to reapply any kind of balm during the day. And that is a miracle. It also works wonders on dry, post-winter-cold noses and the white, crinkly bits of skin that develop between your fingers when it gets too cold (please tell me it's not just me this happens to?).

Next up, is one of the best beauty buys I've found in a long, long time. Wilkinson's new £3 make up brushes. I know. Wilko is not the place you first ever think of when you're out in the market for some affordable and good-quality make up brushes, but taking the plunge and trying these out has definitely opened my eyes. The stippling brush is now one of my favourite brushes for blush as it picks up the perfect amount of product and has a density that's just right for applying it. I'm also a big fan of the smokey eye duo brush, which has a short blending head on one side and an angled liner head on the other. The blending brush is super soft and perfect for applying and blending colour in the crease. Both brushes have also washed well for me so far. Bargainous! 

Anyone that's been reading this blog for long enough (thankyou/you'rethebest/iloveyou, etc.) will know that I'm a huge fan girl of Rimmel's Clear Complexion transparent powder, but I haven't used that in a couple of months now. Why? Because Bourjois' Silk Edition powder has changed things for the better. When I first tried this, I was so put off by that strong, flowery fragrance that a lot of Bourjois products have-- my skin is way too sensitive to trust things that smell like they're full of chemicals. But after persevering for a couple of weeks, I came to the conclusion that it wasn't breaking me out, the colour match (I'm 55 Golden Honey/Miel Dore) is bloody perfect for once and the texture is beautifully silky and wears well whilst keeping the shine at bay. What more could I want? 

Finally, after nearly 5 months of not wearing any nail varnish at all I finally decided it was time to jump back on the bandwagon with a metallic silver, because why the hell not? Barry M's Foil Effects in 319 applied nicely, leaves you with good opacity after one layer and just... looks pretty cool. Saying this, though, I'm probably going to continue giving my nails a break from polish because the general health of them increased tenfold and they weren't peeling away at the drop of a hat and flaking away like a well-known Cadbury's chocolate bar. I'm thinking I may  have to start donating a lot of my huge collection to my mom at this rate. Womp. 


What have y'all been enjoying in the last month? Drop me a comment!

3 comments:

  1. Those brushes look and sound amazing!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  2. Ooh, the Bourjois powder sounds so lovely! I absolutely LOVE their Healthy Balance one! And those brushes look and sound so great for the price. Love the rose gold ferrule!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  3. those brushes looks amazing! the Bourjois powder sounds great. great post

    www.bumascloset.com

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