New Year, New Me, Trying to be on time! I have already posted my January Beauty Haul, Go ME! And now it is time for me to share my January Beauty Favourites as well as a few empties!
First up, I need to mention these two non-beauty products. Allerway and Flonase! I have been struggling with hayfever for a few months now, and it was unbearable, it also made me look sickly and made my dark circles a million times worse. I was recommended these products by Riana from The New You, and it has made such a difference! I haven’t sneezed or had any other uncomfortable symptoms since I started using them, and I don’t constantly look sick. I use two sprays of Flonase every morning, and half a tablet of Allerway. I started with one tablet of Allerway, as that was recommended, but one of the side-effects is Somnolence, a lesser known word for drowsiness which I had to google by the way. Since I don’t take medication often, I am quite sensitive to most, which is why this caused drowsiness in me. But I find that half a tablet does the same job. It isn’t as strong as other antihistamines, and can be used every day.
And now for the actual beauty part!
Swatches from Top-Bottom:
The Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Angelfish is lovely to highlight the inner corner of my eyes.
The *Clarins Lipliner Pencil in Roseberry is such a lovely shade to add some colour to my lips without feeling uncomfortable or drying. It pairs incredibly well under a nude liquid lipstick to give that extra bit of colour.
The HD Matte Lipstick in Royal Me is a lovely terracotta shade that is long lasting and pigmented without being drying.
I had actually forgotten how much I loved the Top Shop Glow Pot in Polished. It is a cream highlighter that I pat on with my fingertips. It literally melts into my skin giving the most subtle gorgeous glow. I love that it can also be built up for a more intense highlight!
Lastly, the Catrice Lash Extension Mascara is great if you want long, clump free lashes. It does add a slight curl, but not too much. Catrice is one of my favourite brands for budget mascara picks!
Lastly, we have some empties:
The *Skoon Retinin Minipot is a non-reactive retinol product that didn’t irritate my skin. It isn’t something I would repurchase though, as I feel it was too mild for me. Perhaps it would be best for first time retinol users.
The Simple Facial Wipes were pretty dry and a bit too abrasive for my liking.
The Body Shop Drops of Light Foam Wash did a good job cleansing the skin, although I did find that it could be too harsh and drying at times.
Trichotin Hair Regenesis is literally my hair saviour! It has reduced my hair loss, my overall hair condition just feels better, and I have less breakage too. My skin is also looking pretty clear and glowy, which is one of the amazing side-effects. Definitely something I will be repurchasing.
I feel like I literally used this Colab Dry Shampoo twice before it was empty! The scent was okay, I like that it didn’t leave any white residue, but the can was empty way too soon!
Thanks for reading Ladies, what are your January Favourites?
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Topshop is so underrated for makeup but they have some amazing pieces! I also love Catrice as a brand -so affordable x
Yep they do. Oh I love Catrice too!
Ooo that drops of light sounds so good!
Yep, the range is pretty amazing!
I just got the drops of youth by body shop so I’m intrigued by the wash!
I love the drops of light range!
That lipstick shade is gorgeous x
Thanks Heather, it is such a pretty shade!
I’ve heard so many good things about The Body Shop Drops of Light range, I need to get on the bandwagon 🙂 xx
Yasmina | The July Journal
Yep I really enjoy the range!
I used to swear by simple wipes but I haven’t used them in so long. I think I might have to pick some up again because they’re so good!
I didn’t get on with them at all, but maybe I got a bad one!
I really love Topshop make-upproducts, they’re so lovely and affordable x
They are, and they have some really great products!
That lipliner and lipstick sound brilliant. I find red shades so hard sometimes, this one sounds like it would be really flattering x
They make such a stunning pair!
I’ve got to agree with you, the Topshop highlighter is pretty incredible x
It is so pretty Adrienne!
That topshop glow highlighter is flipping beautiful! I need to pick it up 🙂
Erin || MakeErinOver
It is so pretty Erin, I have really enjoyed using it more!
I have one of the topshop highlighters in a different shade & it is also a favourite of mine – can give such a gorgeous poppin’ highlight!
Beauty & The Blouse | http://www.beautyandtheblouseblog.wordpress.com
It is stunning! Which shade do you have?
I used to have TopShop Polished and loved the shade so much. Ended up giving it away sadly as I couldn’t get the formula to work on my skin. Now I regret. xxx
Oh no! I love it, it blends in so well!
I really like those simple wipes. They’re so good to take on the go with you to in case you’re out and are in need of one! Xx
They just didn’t work for me unfortunately, but maybe it was my packet!
The Topshop highlighter is one of my faves!! It is such a good product xx
It is stunning isn’t it Alice!
I’m yet to try the Drops of Light range from Body Shop although I don’t get on with foam washes these days either!
Yep, they can be so drying!
Those swatches are so pretty! I hardly ever finish products before I start on new ones.
Thanks Mel. Haha, I have been trying to finish some!
How gorgeous are these picks! The Topshop Glow Pot is gorgeous x
I love the Glow Pot, it is such an easy to use highlighter!
Your photography is to die for!!
Ah thanks so much Jade!
That HD matte lipstick shade is so pretty!
Yip, I really should wear more of it!
The TopShop Glow Pot swatch is very pretty! Love the Clarins lip liner too xx
Yip the highlighter is so pretty!
That Catrice mascara sounds wonderful! I find it so hard to find a mascara that doesn’t clump up! I don’t know if it’s just my eyelashes or what!
Much love, Caitylis x x
Catrice make some great affordable options! I find wet formulas clump quite easily
Good to hear you’ve found hayfever savour! Hope you’re feeling better x
Thanks Alice, yip I am! It was terrible!
Always love your empties posts! My empties this month include my Miceller water and my fave YSL concealer! Lord knows I’ve needed all the help I can get with my bags haha
Ah thanks Rosie. Ooooohhh which concealer.