January 2011 Favourites!

I feel like the older I get, the worse my memory gets!!  I can’t remember much of January already and I’ve been so worried about forgetting everything that I’ve been writing in my journal lots, just to remind myself of all the things I’ve been getting up to!  Is anyone else having this problem?  I had to think long and hard about what products I’ve been enjoying using the most this month, but I finally remembered, haha!


Stargazer Nail varnish – Still obsessed with nude natural nails, I found this in New Look and have been wearing it ever since.  One coat is natural looking, two coats gives you a nice natural colour but you can still see the white of your nails through it which is a nice touch – they don’t look too mannequin-like.  I know it will go with everything I wear so I’ve had no reason to take it off!  Will post swatches soon!

MAC Peaches Blush – I’ve wanted this blush for ages and I’ve been wearing it all January.  Its so so pigmented so I know this is going to last me forever before hitting the pan, and the colour is just gorgeous.  It really is just an orange peach shade, which will look lovely in spring/summer too!

MAC Morange Lipstick – The only red I’ve been wearing all month, you can lightly dab it on your lips for a flush of orange-red, or you can layer it up for a stunning, glamorous look.

MAC Please Me Lipstick – I find this very easy to wear no matter what colours I decide to use on my eyes, it goes really well with either brown or black eye shadows.  I actually think this colour would suit anyone!

MAC Select Cover-up Concealer in NC15 – My skin has been pretty terrible lately due to trying out new skin care products and stress of my last term at University and this little concealer has been a lifesaver.  Its really pigmented so you only need a tiny amount and I just pat it directly onto any redness or spots and they immediately vanish.  It doesn’t work as well when you just rub it into the skin, so try patting it on instead!  Will definitely be purchasing another when I run out.

No7 Smokey Eyeliner Brush – I managed to get around 5 of those Boots vouchers in January and I only used one of them – stupid huh!  I got this brush with my voucher and so I only paid something like £1.64 for it, and its quickly become my favourite brush.  Its perfect for adding a darker colour to the crease of my eye and for applying powder shadows around my eyes to line them.  Love it!

The Body Shop Black Liquid Liner – My staple liquid liner! I forgot how much I loved this product until I used a Rimmel liquid liner for a whole month before realising it just wasn’t as good as my trusty TBS one.  The black is the most perfect black, the nib of the liner is great and it lasts pretty well on my eyes.


I apologise for the amount of MAC products in this post – I understand that its not very affordable, but I’ve really adored these products this month!  But don’t fret, I’m still a high-street make-up lover at heart! 

What’s your favourite nude nail polish and liquid liner?  Can you recommend me any gel eye liners?  I’m tempted to purchase one!




  1. February 1, 2011 / 6:53 pm

    Gorgeous colour palette you have going on there, I love nude nails and peachy blush, such a fresh look.

  2. February 1, 2011 / 8:56 pm

    I love the loreal superliner, it makes liquid liner so easy!
    I wanted to get that no7 brush with my voucher too, but I chose the blend&contour one instead, shall have to buy this one soon though! So many people are raving about it!


  3. February 1, 2011 / 9:28 pm

    I love the colour of that nude polish! xx

  4. February 1, 2011 / 11:19 pm

    I really like the Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner and I know a lot of people love the Bobbi Brown gel liners, although I've never tried those. And Peaches is one of my all-time favorite blushes! x

  5. February 2, 2011 / 3:56 am

    thanks for sharing your favourite products!
    i love stila gel liners <3

    i posted about my favourite products in my blog too ^_^

  6. February 2, 2011 / 5:46 am

    I really want to try that Mac blush now!!!
    I Like the Elf studio gel eyeliner, for the price their studio gel and their basic liquid eyeliners are great.

    On my nails I've been wearing "effervescent opal" by Revlon. A pinky clear nude with a slight purple opal-essence.

  7. February 3, 2011 / 1:47 am

    I absolutely love Mac Peaches blush! I think its a must have for this year winter huh!! 😀

  8. February 5, 2011 / 12:17 pm

    I love the Body Shop's liquid liner- I, like you, had to go out and buy a product of another brand to really appreciate how much I adore this product! Everyone talks about the L'oreal liquid liner and it's a shame, the one from the Body Shop is way better!


  9. March 15, 2011 / 7:07 am

    Reading this post just reminded me that I have the peaches blush somewhere in my blush stash.. I keep forgetting to reach for it.. especially after getting Illamasqua's powder blush in Lover which is an amaaazing peach..

    Great post and wonderful blog.. I'm following 😉

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