Monday, February 1, 2016

January 2016 Beauty Favourites

I had intended to resume posting last week but with today, 1st February being a Monday and life still offering it's daily challenges I thought I'd give myself the extra week to get ahead with scheduling.

You will have noticed I missed out on Decembers favourites and whilst that was because I only had two offerings and their favoured state remained throughout the past couple of week I've bundled together to share with you today.

Starting with the Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette. Whilst December should've been a time for glitter and sparkles, and yes there was some of that, for the most part time was short and as such leisurely make up routines were not high on the agenda. That said I wasn't ready for make up free and still wanted to look my best and the Tarte palette is perfect for that. Everything you need bar your usual base, mascara and lipstick are housed in this palette taking any decision making about what to wear away. After applying base I can pick up this palette, throw the additional products in my bag and put on in a matter of minutes. You can see some swatches and in my earlier post.

Another palette which I've swiftly fallen in love with is the Lorac Riesling Romance Eyeshadow Palette which was released as part of the Christmas 2015 collection and sadly no longer available to buy. My friend Rose sent this as part of my Christmas gift and whilst I'm sure the shades of brown are blah to some of you to me it was perfect and was the only eyeshadow selection I took on holiday to Florida with me. Like all Lorac eyeshadows the colours are pigmented and creamy and blend like a dream.

Another gift from Rose was the Covergirl Star Wars Darkside Mascara. I'm by no means an uber Star Wars fan but I do love themed packaging and a bit of fun and was excited to try this. I was surprised considering the chunky packaging that there was such a thin plastic brush but it's worked a dream. The size of the brush allows you to coat all your lashes and they fan out and lengthen nicely to give the right balance for a dramatic day look. I rarely coat my bottom lashes in mascara but have used this. Covergirls offering shows gimmicks aside you can still create a good product.

Whilst I'm desperate to try the new foundation from Chanel's Les Beiges range it was Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Fluid that accompanied me to Florida last month and reminded me how much I love it. Whilst holidaying my skin tends to be in much better condition as I'm better rested and relaxed and strangely tend to be more diligent with skincare regimes. This is a light coverage base which makes skin look as 'healthy' as they claim. I've spoke of it before and you may remember it was one use from a magazine sample that led me to making the full sized purchase. Despite being such a light coverage it gives a flawless natural base and I was quite pleased how my skin would look in my Disney selfies. My enthusiastic use means I'm currently squeezing every last drop as it reaches empty and I will definitely be repurchasing.

And finally Jo Malone Ginger Biscuit perfume the scent I might love even more than my 'signature' Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. A limited edition from yesteryear, recently returned and only available at the flagship store on Regent Street it was well worth every penny. Cheesily it's like a comforting hug especially at this time of year. I left this fragrance behind whilst on holiday and it brought an immediate smile back to my face when I returned and the chilly weather meant I was able to return to spritzing this long lasting, sweet yet mature scent.

What have you been loving this month?

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  1. Hey you, how are you!!! How was Florida?? Hope you had a fab time - was liking one of your palettes until I read it was discontinued - meh!! Im having a mare at the moment sooooo spotty & crappy nails!!! must be lacking in something :-( . Looking forward to your posts mwah!!

    1. Hi my lovely, great to hear from you. Florida was fab - first post about that coming on Wednesday and another Saturday so keep an eye out.

      Collection have some similar palette which are pretty good and affordable so worth checking out.

      Sorry to hear about the nails and spots... investigate Micro Nail or Dr Lewins Renunail (the latter often found in TK Maxx) for the nails and try to use acetone free nail polish removers. As for the skin look for La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+ (or any of that range) it's great on blemishes.


  2. Like the look of the brush in that mascara - just my cup of tea. And big yay for Ginger Biscuit here, too - as you know! xx

  3. The Tarte palette is so pretty and I love that you get nearly everything you need for a makeup look in one place. I really wanted to buy it but it never became available in the UK. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK - Eyelash Enhancer GIVEAWAY

    1. Always frustrating when something is only available overseas x

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