Sunday, February 01, 2015

Beauty ¦ January favourites

I'll be glad to see the back of January this year, it's been a month full of mock exams and coursework hand in dates. Despite this I've found some real gems this month, some dug from the very depths of my collection and a couple of new bits. 

Revlon Photoready Primer, shadow and sparkle palette - Impressionist £8.99
I picked up two of these as Revlon were having a 2 for £10 offer on eyes and lips. I am so impressed with the quality of these and I'm really glad I picked up two. Impressionist has been the one i've been reaching for on a daily basis as it's a little more neutral and subtle than the other palette I picked up (Metropolitan). The shadows are incredibly pigmented and blend like a dream. Over a primer these lasted about 8 hours before they began to show signs of wear. There will be a full review of these with swatches going up sometime in february so keep a look out for that if you are interested in these. 

Nars - Virtual domination palette (LE) Review //Here//
I know this palette is limited edition so I wasn't going to talk about it but then when I thought about it my two favourite shades in the palette are Laguna and Deep throat which are both permanent shades. I have fallen head over heels in love with Laguna and I've worn it pretty much everyday since I was bought this. Deep throat is by far my favourite blush shade in the palette, it's the most gorgeous corally pink shade with lots of finely milled gold glitter. I've been reaching for this one most days so they've both had a lot of love this month. 

Essence Match 2 cover concealer - 10 Natural beige £2.50
This was something I picked up when I went to germany and it ended up getting left without me even trying it so when I dug it out I was amazed at how much I liked it. The product itself is so creamy and it blends into the skin like an absolute dream. I find it lasts well and works on both blemishes and under the eyes so it's the perfect little duo to chuck in my blazer with a little concealer brush. 

Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip moisturizing stick £5.50 
I was so happy when I won this in a giveaway and I am so in love with it the pot version went straight on my birthday wishlist. It smells amazing but that's beside the point this is a little tube of miracles. I have horribly dry lips and this has just made them so smooth and I also find it makes them look much fuller and just healthier in general! 

Clinique Chubby stick Intense - Plushest punch £17.00
This was another Germany purchase that I didn't get much use out off and then I put it on a couple of weeks ago and feel completely in love with it. The formula of these is so comfortable to wear on the lips and it doesn't dry my lips out in any way. Staying power wise it lasts a good four hours with eating and drinking after this time it leaves a slight stain behind. 

Seventeen Doll'd up mascara £6.29
If you've been reading this blog for a while you will know my love affair for seventeen mascara's has been going on for about two years. I think they really are the cream of the crop when it comes to drugstore mascara's. They are so much more affordable than the likes of L'oreal and Maxfactor and the quality is incredible. This one hasn't let me down I love the arched shape of the wand. It leaves my lashes curled and volumised and has the lasting power of a waterproof mascara. I highly recommend you give this a go over your current mascara and see how it fares. 


  1. That NARS palette is stunning! xx

  2. Awesome favourites, the mascara looks so cool! Much love, Sjoukje

  3. That Nars Palette looks amazing!
    Emma xo/

  4. I might have to give that 17 mascara a go! I love a bargain haha xxx

  5. Oooh, that Nars Palette looks amazing! I'm so glad to see the back of January too :) x

    Everything But The Kitchen Sink

  6. I've been wanting that nars palette for soooo long! But for now I'm probably going to try the 17 mascara, a bit more in my price range!

    Clothing Conscious // Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  7. Wish I had the Nars Palette, it looks so gorgeous! I've been wanting to try Laguna forever but waiting to hit pan on my current bronzer (I don't think I can hold out much longer haha) xx
    Vanity Fairest

  8. i want that nars palette!
    i'm definitely more inclined to buy it now

  9. I've been using my Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm for the whole of winter and it's been a life saver - nothing else compares! So tempted to get the lip stick version for my purse! x

  10. i've always thought that nars palette was gorgeous, definitely need to pick up some more of their stuff!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

  11. I always seem to overlook those Revlon palettes but your looks lovely! And of course the Nars palette is so pretty too :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  12. Great post and beautiful photography! I've been lusting over the NARS domination palette for a while but just can't take the plunge to buy it! x


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