Even though January is my birthday month I am always glad to see the back of the longest month (or what seems like) of the year, however since being on an attempted beauty spending ban and rearranging the third bedroom I have been discovering many new products. Thanks to the freezing weather we’ve been having my skin has really been suffering and no lip balm has been able to sort my lips out. I’ve recently been reaching for Lush’s Popcorn Lip Scrub and using this on a morning and night to get rid of any dry skin. I’ll be honest here I don’t like the taste of this – however as it’s worked wonders on my lips this overrules the artificial flavour.
Sticking with the weather theme, I’ve been completely convert to Neal’s Yard products after attending their Blogger event in Newcastle last year (post here) and I’ve been reaching for their White Tea Enriching Facial Mask. I normally put this on, leave it for a good 10-15 minutes and then rinse off using a muslin cloth and my skin looks more plumper and moisturised. Seriously a winner in my book. I've been alternating this face mask with Crystal Clear Skincare 10 Minute Glow mask (review here) which is a peeling mask which gives your skin that extra bit of oomph and glow on days when you look rough. Plus you can sit and peel it off - what more do you want in a face mask?
It wouldn't be January favourites without the inclusion of Lush Snow Fairy, however I'm literally rationing the use of this as this is the only bottle I managed to get at Christmas. I'm not going to bore you with this, but everyone knows and loves Snow Fairy. I received Nails Inc's London Collection and one of the polishes is a dupe of my all time favourite nail polish OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark. The dupe in question is Great Malborough Street - the perfect dark almost black polish with a slight hint of purple. Staying power this hasn't been as good as my other polishes, however I have been wearing this without a top coat. Finally Nanshy's Blending Eye Shadow brush* has been my go to eye shadow brush for day to day. Its dense enough to pack the eye shadow on, yet you can easily blend shadows. I've got some other brushes from the range which I'll do a joint review on. Let me know what your favourites are.
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