January has ZOOMED by, I can’t believe it’s February already! We are no longer in that weird limbo time after Christmas, it is actually getting light when I drive to work in the mornings and there are glimmers of Spring in the near distance.
There are a few beauty products that I have been loving so far (I know we are a good few days into February, but oh well) so I have decided to show you my January favourites today!
My lovely friend Lizzie bought me this make up bag for my birthday, and from pure coincidence I have been looking at a lot of Oliver Bonas items and really liking the look of them (also now I got this link but have spent way too long on the site).
This make up bag is great, it’s a compact size but you can fit a surprising amount of things in here. The zip is pretty sturdy, and a gorgeous mint green colour which goes perfectly with the muted grey canvass-y material. The bag is very structured as you open in, as you can see on the left hand bottom image, so this means it doesn’t get too squashed and holds its shape really well.
This might be the most expensive lip balm I have ever used. I didn’t actually buy this, it was a birthday gift from Space NK! I have to say, I am really impressed with this. If you don’t like minty smelling balms, stay well clear of this as it is very tingly and minty when you first put it on. It is a tad sticky but the consistency isn’t too off putting. The best thing about this little 7ml pot is that it makes your lips look REALLY plump and healthy. It is very hydrating and the packaging is so chic.
I have been using this eyeliner every day, it lasts really well and works wonders to make you look awake. I get up for work around 6.20am, so looking awake is a very important part of my beauty regime. The texture of this pencil is really soft, and unlike most eyeliners this doesn’t sting my eyes or make my eyes water a lot. Think this is going to be a staple from now on! Also, this looks great if you are doing a sixties eye but less extreme, a nude liner would look a lot more natural than a bright white one.
I’m still in two minds about this matte balm. Generally, I’m not a massive fan of matte things unless it is eyeshadows, but sometimes I put this on and really like it and other times I’m not keen.
The product itself is great, the colour comes off way more pink and less nudey than I thought it would. The texture is great, it isn’t drying and it is so soft and velvety to apply. It stays on really well, but not as good as some other lip products such as Tanya Burr’s lip gloss. I think I will keep trying with this, as I might end up learning to love it!
I am on my second pot of this, the previous one had lasted me a good 3-4 months. This little pot is sent from heaven…it really saved my skin in winter time and I think it will be light enough to carry on using through Spring and Summer too.
This formula is pretty much a gel cream, so it sinks into the skin perfectly, leaving your face moisturised and not greasy in the slightest. A little goes a REALLY long way, and I just love this stuff so much. Even though this is well embedded into my daily routine, it still feels so luxurious to use and I can’t imagine using anything else!
What have been your favourite products to use in January?
Thanks for reading 🙂