Yoga Bomb & Lover Lamp - Lush Cosmetics
This winter I've been obsessed with baths over showers. I've got a full bag of Lush products in my room which I like to keep stocked up, and these are my current obsessions. Yoga Bomb has hands-down become my favourite bath bomb: it smells amazing, the fragrance really relaxes me and fills the room, and the bath is filled with beautiful colours and gold lustre. After getting out the bath your skin feels so soft and the fragrance lasts amazingly well so I keep re-purchasing this! Lover Lamp is a limited bath bomb from the Valentines range which smells like orange and vanilla and is filled with little cocoa butter hearts, it therefore feels incredibly moisturising on the skin. I need to grab some more of these before they leave the stores for good!
Clinique Blended Face Powder and Brush
In all honesty, my favourite setting powder is definitely the loose Primed and Powerless powder from Too Faced, however it's frankly a pain in the arse to get hold of and I had run out, and was looking for something else. Shopping around, you pay approximately £24 for 4.5g of the Primed and Poreless, yet with this Clinique powder I got 35 GRAMS of the stuff for less than £22 (RRP £23.50). It's really tough to find a decent loose setting powder, particularly one light enough for my skin tone, so I opted to try this product as I thought "invisible blend" sounded promising given my ghostly pallor! The product itself looks deceptively ashy but does not appear to darken my foundation upon application. It's not the same feather-weight wonder that is my beloved Too Faced powder but it doesn't feel too heavy either - you really only need a tiny amount of product, too. It's a shame the sifter isn't a little finer as you tend to get SO MUCH powder come through the sifter when you carry it in your handbag even once, but with the amount of product it comes with as long as I don't spill it everywhere this is going to last me absolutely ages.
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
I've seen people rave about this so finally caved at the start of the month and bought it, and I've really liked the results I've seen with it. Admittedly I always use primers and finishing powders when I apply makeup so generally speaking I get quite long-lasting results as it is, but this brings wear time onto a new level when required and so I'm really pleased I picked it up.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
I'm a bona fide liquid liner girl and have been for over a decade, so for me to suddenly experiment with pencils on the upper lash line is a crazy departure but that's what I've been playing around with recently. These pencils were from a set which (I believe) was a limited edition for Christmas, which I grabbed in the sale in early January. Urban Decay's 24/7 liners are firm favourites of mine anyway as they are long wearing, set well, and don't transfer easily, but despite knowing this I've only ever used them on my waterline and lower lash line or as a shadow base. Yet they're beautiful as a top line, it's a look I only really like when used with shadows as for me a pencil is never going to be quite as precise as a liquid liner and so to me they're better for a smudgy look, yet it's liberating to create eye makeup I love without a feline flick for once. As for the lighter shades - Cosmic is eye-opening on the inner waterline, whilst Trick makes a beautiful eyeshadow base.
Photo Frames - Paperchase
With January comes an inevitable urge to spring clean - it's meant I've had lots of clear outs and feel the urge to make my room feel fresh and pretty. New home decor additions are a good way to achieve this fresh feeling and I loved these Mystery Rose frames from Paperchase as soon as I saw them. I've filled one frame with one of the illustrations from my copy of "Cute & Colourful Confessions" zine which I bought from Lize Medding's Etsy store. I definitely need to take more photos this year as I'd like a new one for the second frame.
Necklaces - Shop Dixi
I grabbed these beauties in Shop Dixi's sample sale recently for £3 apiece which I thought was amazing considering they are silver plated! Both are so cool and have received plenty of compliments (the "beautiful chaos" necklace is also double sided, stating "let's go dancing in the light" on the opposite side!)
And there concludes my January favourites! What were your January favourites, please link me to your posts!