January Favourites!

Wednesday, 29 January 2014



Hello sweet Honeybee's!


I have noticed a lot of bloggers writing about their favourite products each month and I wanted to give it a try too! 

I have tried a lot of new products this month (mainly thanks to Christmas presents!), that I can see myself using for a long time to come, so I wanted to share some of them with you!



SkinCare;


I have been so lucky & tried so many new skincare products this month, so its been really hard to narrow it down - but here are my absolute favourites!


NIVEA daily essentials double effect eye makeup remover; I actually first used this last month but I just ran out of it & bought myself a new bottle. Its just beautiful, so gentle & caring on your sensitive eyes! The liquid consists of 2 parts; a clear part at the bottom & a blue part at the top - you just give it a good shake and tip onto some cotton discs! You don't even have to rub your eyes, just gently swipe it over and it removes all makeup traces. I found my eyelashes have looked much healthier since using this too!


Soap&Glory 'Peaches & Clean 3-in-1 cleanser'; Dan got me this for Christmas and it is so lovely! The scent is so fresh and juicy & the cleanser is so creamy & soft. I use this twice a day, and (even though I have had an, unrelated, breakout on my chin), I have noticed how much softer and brighter my skin looks!

Soap&Glory 'Sugar Crush Foamy Body Wash'; Oh!!! Where do I begin?! I have used this every day since Dan got me it for Christmas & I am absolutely hooked! The smell is so fresh & tantalizing - it's lime, lemon, vanilla & coconut oil - like a sweet shop for your skin! It creamy & soft and (when teamed with the moisture lotion below) leaves my skin soft & glowing!

Soap&Glory 'Butter Yourself moisture lotion'; I had never used Soap &Glory products before this Christmas and now I'm not really sure why! I always thought they were quite expensive but now that I have used them I can see why - they smell amazing, use fantastic, fresh ingredients and actually do what they promise, & now thinking about it, for the sizes of the bottles, they're not actually that dear! 
Anywayy.. this moisture lotion is just brilliant! It is so thick and leaves my skin soft for hours - I use this every night and my skin is still soft the next day! It also smells wonderfully fruity as it contains orange and fig extracts, along with shea butter and almond & mango oils! Perfect!


Fragrance;


Fragrance is a large part of any girls beauty regimen - your favourite scent can make you feel beautiful, fresh and womanly!

Victorias Secret 'Strawberries & Champagne'; This scent is just so lovely and girly (I made a small review of it here). It smells exactly like what it says and is so light & refreshing! I love wearing this during the day as it is not too overpowering and is just so dainty.

Vera Wang 'Princess'; This has been my favourite scent since I first bought a bottle in NewYork in 2009 and I just cant stop using it. Dan bought me this bottle for our anniversary last year and I am just coming to the end of it (boo!). I love the gorgeous heart shaped bottle and the diamante encrusted crown lid, and the smell is just the epiphany of girlyness! It is everything I love in a perfume, light, sweet and pretty! I usually wear this when Dan takes me out some place like the movies or to dinner! There are lots of variations of this perfume but the original is still the best ;)

Hollister Coconut bay; I bought a bottle of this with a gift card I was given for Christmas and I love it! I have always wanted to own a Hollister scent and I couldn't have chosen a better one. It smells all fresh and lovely just like watermelon (my favorite!). It is sugary sweet and great for day time wear (and the beach, of course!).


Face;



There are so many amazing eye products on the market right now, but these have to be my favourites out of what I have tried!

BH Cosmetics 'Contour & Blush Palette'; I was bought this for Christmas by my mum & Dad and I have used it so much! The colours are brilliant for all skin tones and the powders are so soft on the skin! I love using the darkest brown under my foundation to contour my cheekbones, temples and jawline & I love using the white under my brows and on the inner corners of my eyes! The powders are large and you barely need to use any so they will definitely last me ages. I think this is a brilliant palette for contour beginners as it contains a range of colours so you could build up to the darkest one!

Benefit 'Porefessional'; I got this is in a mini Benefit set from my sister and I love it! I had always heard good things about this product but never got round to buying it but now I love it! It comes out in a beige colour (but it doesn't tint your skin!) and it is amazingly soft! I found that it really covered up red areas on my skin and made my skin appear more even! I use this under my foundation when going out somewhere special as (when finished with my foundation) it makes my skin look so smooth!

Miss Sporty 'Morning Baby BB Cream'; I bought this for myself as I loved the packaging & have since read a lot of negative reviews - but I'm not sure why?! This product only cost £2.49 so you cant expect life changing results but I was so happy with what I got from it! It is meant to be a BB Cream but it seems more like a liquid foundation to me - don't let that put you off though! It smells wonderful and has tiny flecks of sparkle in it to give you a radiant glow. It comes in 2 shades and, even though the coverage is light, I like using it with a little powder as it lasts ages.

Maybelline 'Baby Skin'; I have wanted this for so long! I was watching one on eBay for ages but couldn't bring myself to spend £15 on it so when I saw some in Superdrug for £7.99 (AND on a buy-one-get-one-free offer) I couldn't contain myself! I loved the Baby Lips so much so I knew this wouldn't disappoint! It comes in a cute blue tube and is just so perfect! Its clear in colour and a little goes a long long way! It makes my skin so even and soft! You can wear this alone, under or over foundation!


Eyes;


Eye make up has always been a favourite thing of mine - it is very expressive, versatile and creative, so I was more than happy when I got to try some new Eye products this month!

Benefit 'its potent!' eye cream; I got this in the same Benefit set from my sister and it is one of my new favourites! I don't really use eye creams - just my moisturiser, so this was a welcome addition to my regimen. It makes my eyes appear bright and gets rid of dark circles! I like to give it time to soak in and dry before I apply my foundation as it can be a little wet but other than that is flawless! It comes in a cute glass jar and its so lovely and creamy!
BH Cosmetics Galaxy chic Palette; I got this from my mum & dad and it is just out of this world! The colours are so pigmented and incredible, they are a mix of colour with shimmer and they look so amazing when blended! I will be doing a more in depth review of this palette as I love it so much and I really want to show the shades off!

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette; I have seen a lot of beauty bloggers and guru's using this palette and I thought it looked right up my street! My mum & Dad bought me it for Christmas and I haven't been able to put it down since! The shades are a mix of matte and shimmer neutrals which can be worn alone or blended with more bold colours. The powder is soft and lasts ages - until I'm ready to take it off at bedtime! Although it is a little more expensive than I'd usually spend on make up, I feel that this is a worthy buy, you can use it for every day make up and more dramatic looks so you will definitely get your moneys worth.
Victorias Secret Epic Lash Mascara; I wrote a review about this mascara (which you can see here). It has definitely become one of my favourites and I use it every single day. My lashes look dark, thick and long! What more could you need from a mascara?!

Owl Tweezers; I bought these from Primark last week - they were £1 for the set and they are SO cute <3 I was worried that they weren't going to work properly because they were so cheap, but was I wrong! They grip all hairs without splitting them and are very comfortable to hold! What a bargain!

Skin Accessories;


Body Shop Glitter Puffs; Dan bought me these in a BodyShop outlet in Portsmouth! I had my eye on them for a while but they were about £13 each so I held off, but we found these in the outlet for £14 for the set! 
They apply like an old fashioned perfume -with a puff! They smell lovely and make my skin so, so soft! I got a Gold one & a pink one but they had other shades too. They're beautiful when used on sunny days as they catch the light amazingly - I also applied it in my hair for my sisters birthday party and it looked so sparkly & Pretty!

I hope Y'all have enjoyed my first 'favoutites of the month' post! Have you tried any of these products or is there anything you think I've missed?!

4 comments:

  1. Love this post! So many people have raved about the naked 2 palette so I brought the naked 3 yesterday and I love it! xx
    www.kiss-andmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thankyou so much <3 OhMyGosh Naked3 - I really want to get it - what are the shades like?!
      Thankyou for coming By ^_^
      Emma
      xxx

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  2. The Soap&Glory Peaches & Clean 3-in-1 cleanser looks fantastic. I wish Soap&Glory was more readily available in Australia!

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  3. hello darling, u have a beautiful blog, would u like to follow each other on gfc and facebook??? I always follow back
    Ps: I also have a giveaway running on my blog right now, maybe you are interested
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