I cannot believe that i’m already sat down to type up the first favourites of the year, crazy how quick this month has flown by and it has been a busy month thats for sure, but for the majority i’ve enjoyed this month and haven’t been suffering with the January blues too much.
Last year I found that each month had less and less favourites, mainly because I didn’t really spend much money on purchasing new products, which i’m glad I managed to restrain myself without really realising – well done Charlotte! Onto this month, and after receiving some amazing Christmas presents i’ve found some new loves, whilst also rekindling my love for some products that have been hiding in my stash
Kicking things off with my newest fragrance, which my Mum kindly got me for Christmas and this is Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola! 50ml (£48.50). I’d never tested this one out, so I was really happy to find that I liked it, actually, I love it! This fragrance is a signature Marc Jacobs fruity scent and the bottle design is also as extravagant as his other bottle designs, I just love!
This past month or so i’ve been upping my use of primers and after finding that one was breaking me out, I swiftly moved onto the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (£29). I can totally understand the hype behind this as I find my foundation just applies seamlessly when I use this and it lasts really well throughout the day. The only thing i’ve found is that as the end of the day nears in, my face starts to appear a little slick and shiny, nothing a bit of powder cannot fix, but I think that I may just be using too much of the product on my face – we shall see, but i’ll report back.
In my quest to sort my dry skin out, i’ve dug deep into my stash and pulled out my trusty Hydraluron (£24.99). I was obsessed with this stuff last winter and did wonders for my skin, but I soon swapped serums for oils, and I think the oils have been a massive factor as to why my skin has been as dry as it has. I’ve been loving using this serum again, and although my dry skin isn’t improving as rapidly as I hoped, it’s definitely helping in small doses.
Onto the makeup and very pink products, starting with the Milani ‘Luminoso’ Baked Blush (£4.49), which has been one of my go to blushes this month. It adds a lovely flush to the cheeks, with a slight amount of golden highlight that I just LOVE! I wish we could get Milani products easily in the UK, as this blush has made me want to try more from the brand. Another blush love this month has to be the Tarte Pin Up Girl Blush Palette, which i’ve been using non stop also. All of the shades within this palette suit my skin tone so well, and as you know I just love Tarte blushes – could I say love anymore in one post?!
Lastly is my newest lipstick addition and this is the MAC ‘Show Orchid’ Lipstick (£15.50). My Dad and Step Mum got me this for Christmas and, guess what?! I love it! It’s the most beautiful bright pink shade that just warms up my complexion instantly – if you haven’t swatched this, then you need too!
What have you loved this month?