Saturday, 1 February 2014

January Beauty Favourites

Hello Lovelies!

Is it just me or was January the slowest month ever? It seems like a lifetime ago since Christmas and I am so glad January is finally over! I tried alot of new products throughout January, there was so many new releases in the "drugstore" brands I just felt like I needed to try everything! So with that in mind here are my January Favourites!

Charles Worthington Texturising Spray
I recently raved about my love for the new L'oreal Txt spray, but since then I have been doing some research and trying to avoid buying the coveted Orbe Dry Texturising spray that everyone has been raving about the past couple of months. I discovered that the Charles Worthington is supposedly a dupe for the Orbe one so of course I decided to give it a go! I picked this one up in a Christmas set in Boots at 70% off so I figured if I didn't like it, I wouldn't have spent the earth on it. I have since went back and bought two more boxes I love it that much! The difference between this and the L'oreal one is that the Charles Worthington one has more hold to it. So there is no need to start putting on the hairspray afterwards. Literally I spray this at my roots, ruffle it up with my fingers (or backcomb with a brush if I'm going for a more dramatic look) and I'm good to go! I just wish I could get my hands on a mini version so I can pop it in my handbag! 
Chanel Rouge Noir Nail Polish
Now I don't want to make any rash decisions but I've been starting to think this past couple of weeks that I may have found my all time favourite nail polish. I know big words but I literally can't remember a time before this nail polish was in my life. It is a gorgeous colour, a deep red- almost black. With a layer of Seche Vite over the top and nicely shaped nails you really can't go wrong. I've heard alot of bad things about the quality of Chanel nail polishes but I really haven't had any trouble with chipping or streaking, and I will definitely be repurchasing this when I run out! 

Elizabeth Arden 8hr Cream
This was one of my Christmas sales purchases, I ended up picking this up for €11 and it was the best €11 spent in a long while! I have the unfragranced version which I prefer because when I was in the airport coming back from London last year I tested the original and I really did not like the smell. But since getting this I have used it literally everyday for so many different things! I've had really dry lips the past couple of weeks and this has really helped clear that up and I've been also been applying it to my cuticles the past couple of weeks. It really does deserve all the hype it gets! 

Maybelline Baby Skin Primer
I have already written a whole post about this back when I first got my hands on it and since it has fast become a permanent resident in my make-up bag. I said it in my original post which you can read here that I think this is a good dupe for the Benefit's Porefessional. It completely blurs out all pores and imperfections and gives your skin a completely smooth base for you to apply your foundation to. I found it has made a difference to the longevity of my make up throughout the day too. I really recommend you give this a go if you are thinking of getting the Porefessional.

Just Cavilli
 I treated myself to this perfume just before Christmas with my Boots points and it has become my go-to perfume since! I am so bad at describing perfumes but the website describes it as provocative, mischievous and seductive. I'm not the biggest fan of the bottle but I can put up with it for the lovely scent!

Soap & Glory "Whats Nude" Eyeshadow Palette
Something else I have previously raved about is this neutral eyeshadow palette from Soap & Glory. I ordered this within minutes after reading Kayleigh's review on it and have been using it everyday since. It is just a really nice neutral everyday palette. The eyeshadows are nicely pigmented and easy to blend and you can create a perfect everyday eye look with this and you have the option to make it look smokier if you like! They are all matte shades apart from one shimmer shade, lately I have been using it with my new Wet 'n' Wild eyeshadow palettes and they have been working really nicely together!

So those are my favourite products for the month of January, what has been your favourite beauty product for this month?


  1. Great favourites! I'm thinking about trying the baby skin and Soap&Glory eyeshadow this month x


  2. Really want the Babyskin now it's rare to see someone raving about a drugstore primer definitely worth a try x


  3. I've gotta get my hands on baby skin! Sounds really great.

    Kallie @ But First Coffee

  4. Love the S&G Lid Stuff palette great for an everyday, natural matte look.
    Great post :)

    nailsandteapots xx

  5. I really want to try S&G eyeshadow, it seems like it's really good quality but I can't justify buying it since I have so many eyeshadows.

    Kah-Feh Yen | YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick Giveaway

  6. I really want to try some more Soap & Glory stuff and I love that Maybelline primer :) Great list of faves!

  7. You're right; it did seem like a lifetime ago since Christmas but for some reason, January seemed to pass by so quickly for me. Great favorites btw! Looking forward to trying them out :D Now just gotta go find that Maybelline Primer…

  8. You had a lot of favourites in January.
    I'd love to try out the Maybelline product for your skin but unfortunately I can't get my hands on it where I live.

  9. Kicking myself for buying the Porefessional befoere Christmas now! Definitely going to try the Maybelline one when it runs out.. :)

  10. I am loving the Wet n Wild range in Dunnes and I have been eyeing up the neutral palette! :)

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