Saturday, 2 February 2013

January 2013 Favourites!

Hey you lovely lot!  Thought I’d show you my favourite products from the month of January 2013!  I’ve discovered a load of pretty incredible products this month so I hope you enjoy this!

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Pixi Early Bird Palette – I can’t resist a good palette and this is the one I have been reaching for the most over the past month.  It includes 20 beautiful eyeshadows (including a variety of matte & shimmer textures), 2 bronzers, a highlighter and 3 blushers.  It’s super skinny & light so it is perfect for travelling with and best of all, it’s only £16!  I really adore Pixi products (I could spend hours in their Carnaby Street Store just playing with their products)!

VO5 Give Me Texture Instant Oomph Powder – My hair is getting really quite long now and so I find I need to pay more attention to the roots to stop the whole appearance looking too ‘flat’.  This little powder gives my roots the loveliest boost and texture.  It’s quite a weird formula, it’s a powder which you sprinkle onto your roots and then message in, and it temporarily turns into an almost wet texture but then dries quickly leaving you with volume.  This does make my hair feel dirty, but I find my hair looks even better on the second day of wearing it so try this out!

Clinique Take the Day off Makeup Remover – I was chatting to the incredible Pixiwoo girls, Sam & Nic the other day about how I’m worried I’m giving myself premature wrinkles by using baby wipes to tug and remove my eye makeup with.  They suggested using an oil makeup remover, which should be more gentle on my eyes.  I went home, had a rummage and found a bottle of this and I’ve been using it ever since.  This does such an incredible good of removing even the heaviest makeup in one sweep (I soak a cotton pad in it, hold it on my eye for 10-15 seconds and then remove).  My skin also feels incredibly soft after using this.

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate – I had never used a Kiehls skin care product until this month and now I’m so glad I was introduced to the range.  This serum is wonder in a little bottle – I use it on my face one or twice a week and my skin looks plump and glowing the next morning.  best of all, it hasn’t given me any blemishes as of yet which is rare!  I really look forward to using this product now and it’s become a favourite in my regime.

Coconut Oil (in a jam jar, given to me by my best friend) – I recently had a sleepover with my best friend Alex and whilst snuggling with some earl grey tea (we know how to parttty, ha!) he told me all about this new miracle product he has been using – pure coconut oil!  He gave me some to try out (in a jam jar) and I’ve been using it regularly through out the month.  This is the most incredible multiuse product I have come across in a long time – it makes the most beautiful moisturizer as it literally melts on to the skin leaving you soft but not greasy, but also can be used as a hair oil, cuticle balm and you can even eat a teaspoon a day to get lots of its many benefits!  I want to write a full post up about this soon as it’s great! 

Billion Dollar Brows Brow Powder in Taupe – Throughout January I’ve been reaching for this little pot of brow powder to fill my brows in.  There’s not much to say other than it’s the perfect shade for my dark mousy brown brows and that it looks really natural once on.  I’ve also been trying this out as eye shadow and it also works well!

The Perfume Lover by Denyse Beaulieu – Book of the month has to be this!  I have always wanted to create my own perfume and this book has already (I’m half way through it’s 300 pages) taught me so much about fragrance, the history of it, what smells do what etc.  It’s a novel, narrated by a perfume critic, but her story stops and starts a lot to tell you about fragrances.  This book just makes me want to go to Libertys or Selfridges and smell perfumes all day.  If you’re interested in fragrances too then I do recommend it, although it isn’t a quick read, it’s packed full of olfatory detail which you will miss if not paid much attention to.

I really hope you enjoyed this post and reading what I’ve been loving throughout the past month.  I’m hoping to make this a regular feature on my blog, so let me know if you enjoyed it!

What were your favourite products in January?  Have you tried any of the above?

xxx

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32 comments

  1. Can't wait for the post on the coconut oil!

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    xXx

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  2. I really want to try that Pixii palette!

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    x

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  3. Pixi Early Bird Palette looks so beautiful! xx
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  4. I have to try the coconut oil, I love natural beauty rememedies.

    You have some lovely stuff.

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  5. I've heard of using coconut oil as a hair treatment, must give it a try :)

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  6. I love Pixi!! The eyeliners are amazing and I have the same make up remover, it makes taking any form of make up so much easier!!

    I would love it if some f you guys would come and check my blog out! :D

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  7. What about the rimmel apocalips?

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  8. If Miranda Kerr can eat coconut oil and be married to Orlando Bloom, so can I! :) x

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  9. all the products look soo lovely, the pixi palette has some amazing colours in it xxx

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  10. Looking forward to reading the coconut oil review! Great products

    Lauren

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  11. I love Pixi! I also heard about coconut oil lately, but don't know where to get it in my remote village :(

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  12. Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate is one of my faves too!

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  13. The Pixi early bird palette looks amazing, i want one!

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    x

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  14. I just found your blog and I love it! Your blog is so exciting to read.
    You have a new follower.

    Big kiss

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  15. I really want to try that VO5 powder! I'm using a tresemme one at the moment which seems similar but I don't really love it so I may try the VO5 one when I run out Xx

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  16. Lovely favourites. The Pixi Palette looks lovely. I have seen some great reviews of it. I am loving the new Apocolips I have 3 colours and want to get more. The colour range is great.
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  17. Ooh, that coconut oil has got me intrigued.... :-)

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  18. I love your blog and i like your favs for january :) that palette looks so gorgeous would love to see you post up some makeup looks with it.. i


    Just started my own bllog its not complete but im getting there little by little would love some support. thanks
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  19. the vo5 give me texture is amazing!
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  20. Would like to try the early bird palette
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  21. great blog post, i really want the apocoalips, they looks amazing!:)

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  22. I used to absolutely love take the day off. Thanks for reminding me - I'll pick some more up :) x

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  23. Great Post, i also love coconut oil especially for my hair :)

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  24. I use hair powder on all my clients! Vo5 is a great product!

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  25. I am desperately wanting some apocalips glosses! they are so pigmented!
    I love seeing all the bits people have bought :D

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  27. the coconut oil sounds amazing :D can't wait for your post about it! :)

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  28. Yes coconut oil really good for skin.It sounds a little weird to wash with an oil, but it gets off the dirt and makeup on the days I wear it, and makes my skin plump and happy. I used to get random breakouts, especially around my mouth, a couple times a month. Amazingly, I haven't seen one since I started using coconut oil as a face wash.

    I'm also eagerly waiting for your post to know more about coconut oil benefits :)

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  29. I love the Vo5 texture powder, I have the same problem, now my hair is quite long it tends to mean my hair looks quite flat. It's a good alternative to backcombing for in the week when I am in a rush to get to work in a morning :)
    Great blog post
    xx

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