Sunday, 3 February 2013

January Favourites | Candles, Concealer & More

jan faves

It's been a while since I've done a monthly favorites, but I want to start doing them every month  so this marks the start of something new on the blog! I'm just going to jump right in to the products because I can imagine this being a long post! I hope you enjoy. 

 Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey 
I'm not sure I need to say much on this. The balm stains are a big blogger hit and Honey seems to be the most popular shade. It's a 'my lips but better' colour that leaves lips with a nice hint of colour that lasts a good amount of time on the lips. 
MAC Lustre Glass in  Sinnamon 
I'm in love with this lip gloss. I'm not normally a lip gloss girl but this one is just amazing. I love the colour, the formula and think it would look great on a number of skin tones. I use this all over the lips, over lipstick or alone and I also use it in the centre of the lips just add the illusion of a bit more fullness
Yankee Candle in Peppermint Swirl 
I love candles. I can't have them a university because I live in halls and I can't burn candles without the firs alarm going crazy so over the holidays I went candle mad at home and this is my favorite by far. I used this one more in January and thought I should include it. It's a really nice sweet peppermint smell that leaves the room smelling gorgeous. I think the candle looks great, and it lasts a long time when you burn it. 
Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation
I ran out of foundation, and went in search of the cheap but nice drugstore foundation. I have heard some great things about the Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid  and it was only £4.99 at the time. I'm so glad I picked this out. It has a nice colour range, and a colour pale enough for me. It gives a nice coverage, and the finish it leaves on the skin is what I'm always searching for. It give a slightly dewy finish but it's also a little matte so that you don't look oily or shiny. 
Naked Skin Thirst Aid Moisturizer 
I've done a review on this before and actually said I wasn't a fan of it but after starting to use it again (just to use it up) I've found that after my skin has cleared up a little it now works really well. It's keep my skin moisturized through out the day, and it leaves my skin in a nice way for makeup to sit on top of it. Over all, it;s a great moisturizer.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer 
I don't need to say anything when it comes to this so I won't. I'll just say it's a great colour match, and it last a long time of blemishes.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer 
I have only just discovered the benefits of having a specific under eye concealer. I used to just use the Collection concealer if I needed to and that was that. After getting this, I've now seen the error of my ways. This concealer gives my under eyes a brightness that nothing else has, and it just looks great. It covers and darkness under there really well, and lasts a long time too. 
MUA Pro Base Eye Primer
I haven't always been one to use an eye primer. My eyeshadow never really used to crease  but lately it has been so I picked this up. I think MUA have had one for ages, but they have recently repackaged it. It was like £1 off so I grabbed it and I love it. It makes my shadows pop a bit more and keeps them from creasing and fading like they did before.
Solait Bronzer in Golden Glow
I speak about this too much but I love it. It is my perfect bronzer, and I wouldn't be without. I've hit pan quite a bit so might need to pick up a new one soon. It's matte, the right colour and super cheap too. It's huge as well.
Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub 
I haven't had a proper lip scrub for a while and love having one back around. I love the lush scrubs because they taste great, really work and you can lick them off after using them. They aren't that expensive and last for a long time. I used this every other day and it helps my dry lips to no end. It gets rid of the dead skin and tastes like chocolate mint! What more could you want from a lip scrub? 

Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara   
I adore Lancome mascaras. They are expensive but I think they are amazing. They keep my lashes curled and give them volume and length. My all time favorite is the Hypnose Star mascara, but after seeing the Drama on sale I picked it up to give it a go. It took some getting used to because it's very dramatic but I've gotten used to the wand and the amount of product you get and I'm in love. It makes my lashes look very black, full and long. That's what I want from a mascara, and this one does it amazingly well. 

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  1. I love Honey it is such a gorgeous shade and the Rimmel concealer is amazing x

  2. It really is gorgeous! I think it might be the first lip product that I actually see myself fully using up! None of my other products are even coming close haha :p x

  3. Hypnose drama is such a good mascara..

  4. I enjoy reading these posts as it gives me some ideas of whats about for me to try. I like the sounds of lush lip scrub.


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