Friday, 30 January 2015

January Beauty Favourites

Is it just me or was that the longest month ever? It seems like ages ago since Christmas and New Years (and ages away until payday!) I just thought that January was never going to end. I am quite proud of myself that I have (kind of) gotten back into the routine of blogging and have worked out a schedule for working out and have stuck to both. I have been keeping track of the products that I have been reaching for the most this month, and a lot of them were new to my collection towards the beginning of the month.

Aussie Miracle Dry Shampoo
I picked this up towards the end of last month and it was purely because I was stocking up on shampoo and conditioner and there was a 3 for €13 sale on. I decided to give this a go because I was getting fed up of using Batiste and wanted something different. I was pleasantly surprised with it. I don't find it as heavy as Batiste. It is a very light spray which deposits a very fine mist of powder into your hair. I normally leave it for a couple of minutes to soak up any excess oil and then give it a good rub in. It doesn't leave any nasty white powdery residue in your hair and it doesn't feel chalky either. I bought the Aussome Volume version because we all know how I feel about having voluminous hair, and I found it did give me a little bit of lift similar to the look a texturising spray would give but not as long lasting.

Charlotte Tilbury "The Sophisticate" Palette
You all knew that this was coming. This is the most beautiful eyeshadow palette I have ever seen and I have been completely in love with it the past couple of weeks. The shadows are so ridiculously pigmented that the first time I used them I went abit overboard and ended up looking like I got punched in the eye. Not a good look. But since then I have learnt that a light hand is needed but you can create both night and day time looks with this palette. The eyeshadows are really buttery and so easy to blend and I just can't get enough of them! I still keep it in its original packaging in my make-up bag because I am so afraid of damaging it.

No.7 Lip Crayon "Daydreamer"
I got a mini of this in my stocking at Christmas, and I ended up liking it so much that I went out and bought the full size. The vouchers are doing the rounds again so I took it as a sign that I should pick it up. I have worn this pretty much everyday this month. The mini has been in my handbag all the time so even if I don't start off the day wearing it, I will have it on by the end of the day! It is a perfect everyday nude shade. It doesn't give off that much colour but it is so shiny on the lips without feeling sticky which is a major bonus for me. If you build it up enough it gives a gorgeous pink tint to the lips. One of my main staples this month. 

Jack Willis Hope Cove Body Mist 
This was something I bought in the Boots sale. It came in a set of three that I got for around €6. I bought the set to keep in my locker at work for mid-day freshening up, and this is the one out of the three that I have gotten the most use out of. You all know how I am at describing scents but it is a very refreshing, clean scent with hints of vanilla and some floral notes too..(I think!). It lasts surprisingly well considering it is only a body mist and it is so handy to have in my locker if I want a change of scent or just want to freshen up.  

Thierry Mugler Alien EDP
I was reunited with my favourite perfume this Christmas- I was lucky enough to get a bottle of Alien under the tree. I have been such a fan of this perfume for years now but I ran out of my last bottle halfway through last year. So I was delighted to get my hands on another bottle and this is something I wear on an everyday basis. If you are a fan of deeper, more muskier scents then this is the one for you. Since it is the Eau de Parfum, it is so long-lasting so all you need is one or two sprays and it lasts up to six hours on me.

Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl Eyeliner
Another sale purchase, I bought a set of four eyeliners from Soap & Glory for half price. I have been so impressed with all the make up that I have tried from Soap & Glory in the past, and I was on the hunt for a new eyeliner so I decided to give these a go. I got the set of four for around €9 and it is €6.50 for one so I thought it was a bit of a bargain. I was not disappointed with the quality of these liners. My favourite is the shade Cocoa Bean which is a lovely deep brown shade. It looks slightly more natural than a black kohl line in the waterline and I have really been enjoying wearing it this past month. It has amazing staying power, but if you smudge it out before it sets in place you can get an amazing smoked out look to your eyeliner. 

So those are my favourites for the month of January. I am putting myself on a spending ban for the month of February because I seem to have accumulated a lot of new products this past month and I don't need any more at the moment. So if you see me tweeting about making a purchase, or even in a shop do not let me buy anything!   


  1. I've not tried the Aussie dry shampoo - Will need to get this when it is on offer in boots x

  2. I also have to go on a spending ban in February, I'm here for moral support! I'm nearly afraid to use my Charlotte eyeshadow, don't want to muck it up! Haven't tried that dry shampoo (yet) x

  3. I'm really getting bored of using Batiste dry shampoo all the time and I do find it weighs my hair down a lot too! I adore Aussie's product anyway so their dry shampoo is definitely something I'll have to have a little look at!
    Zelda \\ OhZelda

  4. I bought that set of Soap and Glory eyelines too! Love them so much! I haven't stopped wearing Cocoa Bean all month! :)

  5. i am dying to get a charlotte tilbury palette! also alien perfume is amazing!

  6. What nail polish are you wearing? it's beautiful