1 February 2014

Monthly Favourites | January 2014


And here was me thinking that January was the month to recuperate after a month of festivities but I've been busier than ever recently meaning that my blogging schedule has been a little bit neglected (so has the hoover and my good intentions to have a proper sort out of all my make up and wardrobe) so here's hoping that February is a bit more chilled and I get a weekend to be a recluse and catch up on everything. This month I've got to have a proper play with everything that I got for Christmas so I have a lot of new products that have made it into my daily routine!

I bagged this in my bargain of a Clarins gift set that I got in the Boots sale and have used it every day since as a primer. This is a cream that claims to 'brighten and tighten' and honestly it is a miracle worker. When you put this on your whole face glows like you've got the perfect highlighter on and although it's moisturizing it's not greasy in the slightest. It leaves the smoothest base for your foundation and now I've dipped my toe into the sea that is Clarins skin care I want more!

If you want fail proof flawless skin then this is what you need. I can't believe that I had my doubts about this little orange sponge and waited months to even try it out. All you do is run it under cold water and ring it out, load it up with your chosen product and bounce it over your face, my foundation has never looked so perfect and even before.

I was getting in a bit of a rut with Creme Cup as my go to daytime lipstick and wanted something else that was subtle but pretty and work appropriate. This is a Cremesheen finish so it's pretty sheer but there's still a pretty pop of colour. This definitely leans more towards a pink coral and Creme Cup has taken a back seat for the time being!

Even if my lips were the softest and flake free they'd ever been I think I'll still be reaching for this because it tastes so nice! I've pretty much used this every day since I got it for Christmas and despite the horrible cold weather my lips have yet to crack and flake with is a winter time first for me! This is also perfect to use before you wear a bold lip colour so it's got a nice smooth base to go onto.

NARS Splendor in the Grass Palette
Can we just take a second to admire how pretty this is?! There are three blushes and a highlighter in this palette, Sex Appeal, Angelika, Dolce Vita and Albatross. Dolce Vita is the darkest shade that I haven't used yet because it scares me a little bit but the other two blushes I've been rotating daily and I've already mentally bought a full size Sex Appeal because I don't know how I'll cope when I hit pan! 

I had a full size of this from one of the massive S&G gift sets a few Christmases ago and I was really disappointed by it and it ended up getting chucked so I don't know if they've changed the formula but now I've revisited it I really like it! I'm one of those people that hate feet and even though they're horrible things at least mine are soft and hard skin free thanks to Heel Genius!

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14 comments:

  1. Ah that Nars palette is stunning! x

    http://theressomethingaboutalice.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Almost too stunning to use...but only almost ;) xx

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  2. Oh my gosh hat coral bliss lipstick s killer!!! love
    xx Missy
    www.myconcretecatwalk.com

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    1. It's the perfect daytime lipstick :) xx

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  3. The Nars palettes looks gorgeous! The lush lip scrubs are fab - I'm using the bubblegum one at the moment xx

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    1. I want to try the Bubblegum one too, I bet it tastes amazing! xx

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  4. I'll have to look back into the heel genius. I've got a tube at the moment, possibly from Christmas 2012, but I really don't like the gel like texture and don't find it hydrating enough for my feet. It'd be great if they have changed the formula.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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    1. I felt exactly the same as you did but it's really working for me now so it might be worth giving it another shot :) xx

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  5. The LSUH lip scrubs are amazing, and popcorn is my favourite! It tastes so good, i always just lick it off :p

    Sharlotte // Sharlotte

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    1. Me too! I just can't help myself, it's too tasty! xx

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  6. I love lush lip scrubs I have the bubblegum one, I'm also a big fan of soap & glory as I love there skin care range
    Rachel XX
    http://bubbleblush11.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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    1. Bubblegum is next on my list when I get through this one :) xx

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  7. Think I'll try that Heel Genius, needed something like that for ages! x

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