Sunday, 7 February 2010

January Favourites.

Monthly favourites are one of my favourite kinds of posts to read, probably for the same reasons I like what's in my bag posts - because I'm nosey! But here are my January favourites, a little late, but they made it!
I was late jumping on to the Revlon ColorStay bandwagon but I was at a little designer outlet with my boyfriend and spotted the Revlon store. This little beauty was £7, a price I couldn't really say no to. My shade is Ivory and it matches me perfectly which is nothing short of a minor miracle. Usually most drugstore foundations are far too orange for me even in the lightest shade. The coverage is perfect, I don't find it too heavy & I don't even really mind the lack of pump either. All round thumbs up.
Natural Nymph from ELF has been my favourite lipstick this month. I like the formula, it's not drying and the colour is the perfect nude for my skintone. All that and it's £3.50 which is a complete bargain. I can see me repurchasing this over and over.
This lipgloss set from Benefit was in the Boots sale after Christmas & because I love Benefit products I couldn't resist. The colours are super pretty too. In the top right picture we have from left to right - Zone Out, Friends in High Places & Fresh Squeezed. In the bottom right picture we have also from left to right - I'm with the Band, Kiss You & Almost Famous. I've been wearing Zone Out the most paired with Natural Nymph lipstick. They smell really nice, like Peaches, & they're just the right amount of sticky. My love of Benefit products continues!
I'm not really a huge eye shadow wearer but with the upcoming release of the Alice in Wonderland Urban Decay book of shadows (which I so desperately want probably more so because it's Alice!) I've told myself if I really think I'll use it then I can have it. It's also given me the opportunity to show some love for this eye trio from the Body Shop which I actually think is a really lovely product. It's quite shimmery which I really like & the colours are beautiful and really emphasize my blue eyes. I definitely need a decent eye primer - another reason to pick up the book of shadows me thinks?
Another ELF product I really rate are the studio range of brushes. This is the powder brush that I use for applying blusher. For me it's the perfect shape and it's flat top allows me buff my blush in which is especially useful when working with loose mineral blushes.
The cold winter months call for bubble baths more often! I've raved about Naked Bodycare products before and this bath foam is no exception. Gives lots of bubbles, smells gorgeous, leaves my skin feeling soft & it's got no nasties in it. Perfect!
My boyfriend's lovely parents bought this for me for Christmas. I was so excited opening this as I'd been lusting over it for ages! How gorgeous is that bottle?!
Eyeko's lilac nail polish has been injecting my life with a little bit of spring/summer a few months early. I ♥ it. I think it's the most beautiful colour and it only takes 2 coats which suits my lack of patience when it comes to waiting for my nails to dry.
So those have been my favourites over the month of January. What products have you been loving?
xoxo

23 comments:

  1. Lots of nice products there :)

    Think I'm going to check out the Naked poducts in Boots tomorrow...

    And YEY for February and upcoming Alice in Wonderland palette! :D

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  2. I love that ELF lipstick too :) it's my first & only ELF lipstick, but I love the colour and the lipstick is nice- for a bargin price it is I think I'll be trying more out
    Steph x

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  3. I think I must be the only person not to have tried Revlon Colourstay. One day lol...

    I love the e.l.f. lipstick that I've got too - wear it every day :D

    The Body Shop eye trio looks nice - totally my colours - makes blue eyes look amazing don't they? I've never tried their make up, maybe I should :) Also yes, get yourself a decent eye primer - I rate the GOSH eye shadow base :D I'm lusting over the Alice palette as well! Like every other blogger I can think of lol xox

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  4. jennieeeee! Loving this post, I'm a nosey little bunny too and like knowing what people are liking and lurving this month :P the eyeko polish.. beautiful lilac! and YAY for your beautiful nails! :D I like the sound of the Naked bubble bath stuff.. i like me some decent bubbles! xxx

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  5. I have my name down at my local urban decay counter for one. The lady at our counter does not think she will get any in stock ;-( I hate it when things are limited edition and they only release a certain number it always means i wont get one ;-(

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  6. ELF studio line brushes are sooo good! Cant wait to get my hands on the Alice UD palette =)
    Fab post xx

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  7. @Steph - Definitely check out some other ones. I have a couple more but natural nymph is my favourite.

    @Kim - hehe that's what I kept saying! I don't think I would have got it if it hadn't been so cheap. Yes! Love neutrals so so much hooray for having blue eyes hehe. can't wait for alice, I hope I manage to get one!

    @jules - haha i'm glad i'm not the only nosey one! and yayy i have nails - well apart from thumb nails I keep breaking them and they grow so slowly grr! how are yours going along?

    @matron-jo - oh no, that's a bit rubbish! will you not be logging on to the internet super early and try to get one online? i bet it's going to feel like buying concert tickets hehe.

    @monkia - I was surprised at what good quality they are, really good price! Hehe everyone is lusting over alice i think. I really hope everyone manages to get their hands on one!

    xoxo

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  8. I love Benefit products...and omg the Lola bottle! x

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  9. That was plan b ! I love the whole hype of going into store as they usually do promo days when the new book of shadows are released ;-0 I had a free lipgloss when vol2 was released...

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  10. Great picks! I really wanted the Natural Nymph colour but it was sold out when I ordered - I went for Nicely Nude but it's a little too pinky for my liking. Will definitely order this. I have Marc Jacobs' Lola too and love it!

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  11. @alice - hehe the bottle is so gorgeous isn't it!

    @matron-jo - ooh I see, that's so good!

    xoxo

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  12. @jen - I agree, I bought nicely nude thinking it would be what natural nymph is. Definitely pick it up, it's beautiful.

    xo

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  13. Some great items you have here :)

    Lots of love,
    Katie
    xoxo

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  14. Lovely post :) I adore the Lola perfume and all things Benefit too! And I love that nail polish, I have one similar, but I love yours more because it's lighter. I hope you do more posts like this :)

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  15. I also haven't jumped on the revlon colour stay bandwagon! But I must! Everyone seems to rave about it so it will have to be my next purchase xxx

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  16. Oooh gosh I want to try lots of these! I wish I could buy the eyeko nailvarnishes in store somewhere- i hate having to pay the ASOS delivery prices.

    Mmm jealous of your Lola! xx

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  17. @E is for Eleanor - Delivery is free from eyeko.com :) xo

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  18. I agree with the colour range with the colorstay!
    I picked up ivory when i first bought it and it is a perfect match for me!
    I use a light self tanner so i've moved up to buff now ahah ;) xx

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  19. I defintely need to try Revlon Colour Stay! Seems like there's good reviews all round!
    And that perfume bottle is so purdy ^.^
    xx

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  20. I love these posts too :) I really want to try revlon colorstay & natural nymph XO

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  21. Ooh, I've never used any of these products. I'll have to have a try :)

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  22. i like that shade of purple nail polish... im sick of everyone wearing GREEN tones :P

    Nice idea!!!

    <3!

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  23. mine's are growin A-OK except for my left hand.. darn pinkie and ring finger kept splitting! And my left index finger is very slow at growin the nail.. ever since it got jammed in the door, the deep trauma ridge lines have stopped it growin as fast as the others! eeee!xxx

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