January Favourites



This month I've been saving the pennies, so I've included some "shop my stash" products, alongside some bits I got for Christmas, and only one or two new purchases. My first favourite of this month is a product I got in my Lush sale haulLush Honey I Washed My Hair Shampoo Bar is the first solid shampoo I've tried and I love how easy it is to use. It is really moisturising on my long hair and smells like toffee!


I switched to the Salt of the Earth Pure Aroma natural deodorant at the start of the month after reading a post on Niomi Smart's blog. I love that this is all natural, but still scented (it smells of lavender and vanilla FYI). Using this has definitely made me think twice about using aerosol deodorants. 

I got the Sanctuary Deep Cleanse Facial Matte Perfecting Hydra Lotion for Christmas and I have been trialing it out this month. It's a really lightweight moisturiser, formulated for oily skin. I've found it to be a lovely base for makeup and really brightening too.

I actually got the Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Face Pads last summer but dug them out at the start of this month. They are toner soaked pads aimed at retexturising the skin. They are lovely and easy to use, and I definitely think my skin looks brighter after use.

The Soap & Glory Facial Brush is a really recent purchase, but I fell for it hard and fast. I've never tried an electric facial brush like the Clarisonic, but wanted to try it for a tenth of the price. My face has never felt so clean!





Onto the makeup now, and the first I'd like to talk about is the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Nude-ist. I loved the shade OlĂ© Flamingo and when I saw Nude-ist, I knew I had to have it. I wore it for a night out and it complimented my look perfectly. The long-lasting formula and stunning shade means has fit seamlessly into my makeup collection.

I've come back to the Benefit Erase Paste this month, as I've really needed some help in the dark circle department. This is quite a thick formula but delivers some serious brightening. Erase Paste is one I'm definitely falling for again. 

I picked the Miss Sporty Studio Colour Quattro Eye Shadow in Smoky Rose up on a whim and I am actually really surprised by it! It gives a gorgeously wearable pink hued smoky eye.

I did a Body Shop perfume haul back in December, and two out of the three went straight into my Disappointing Products pile, but Japanese Cherry Blossom ended up being the shining star. 
It is so pretty and fresh, perfect for daytime wear. 

Another recent purchase is the NYC Cityproof Twistable Intense Lip Colour in Riverside Rose. This is a really lovely deep pink balm-like lip crayon. A great one to chuck in your bag for a hit of moisture and mirror-free colour.

Are any of these in your favourites this month? 

12 comments

  1. I've read a lot about Nip+Fab pads but have never tried it myself. Sounds like a really good product though, I'll need to track it down so I can pick up to try. Great favourites!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  2. I've wanted to try products from almost every single brand you've mentioned above. Everything here looks so worthwhile to try, great post! x

    The Style Icon

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  3. solid shampoos sound so interesting, hm I like the sound of it x

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

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  4. Alice Brocklebank6 February 2015 at 11:01

    I haven't used Erase Paste in ages! I'll have to pick up another pot of that, I used to adore it! I love liquid, acid exfoliants and I'm running out of my Clarins Brightening Toner, so I may try the Nip + Fab Pads next!

    alicegracebeauty.com

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  5. I'm really liking the look of the Benefit Erase Paste. I have dark circles the size of an elephant's foot! I hope ebay will help me out. :)
    x
    Aria
    Girl in a Whimsical Land

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  6. They're pretty good and quite often half price in Superdrug :)
    Loves! Kirstie

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  7. Thanks lovely, that's very kind of you. We're obviously on the same wavelength!
    Loves! Kirstie

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  8. Give them a try! I'm glad I switched.
    Loves! Kirstie

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  9. Erase Paste has kinda been under the radar but you can't fault how awake it makes you look!
    You should, they're great value, especially if you get them on half price like I did!
    Loves! Kirstie

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  10. You shoulda seen the dark circle situation I had going on today! I hope you manage to try it, it's brill for making you look awake!
    Loves! Kirstie

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  11. I really need that small deodorant to fit in my bag at work! Handy :)
    Rebecca // rebeccamariee.blogspot.com xx

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  12. They're so cheap and even tiny enough to fit in a clutch bag!
    Loves! Kirstie

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