January Favourites

january favourites

February has arrived! Sun rise times are beginning to creep in earlier with the average day hitting over nine hours of light thanks to the sun sticking around to almost 5pm. Can you tell I like my daylight? ;) Aside from counting down until I can leave work with a blue sky outside I’ve also been cranking out some new makeup bits to help give that missing glow back to my tired skin. From illuminators to a couple of sneaky new brush purchases it’s a rounded radiance boosting bunch.

Bobbi Brown Eye Blender Brush – if you ever wanted a blending brush that felt like butter on your lids, look no further then this domed shape beauty from Bobbi Brown. Expensive? Yes. However worth every penny and brush hair thanks to it’s ability to ensure no harsh lines will ever remain from your shadows.

Louise Young LY39 Doomed Shadow Brush – another brush you say? I was on the cusp of including my new Bobbi Brown Powder Brush however in the interest of variety I instead went for this flat top offering from Louise Young. To pop shadow onto the lid, under the eye and even blend out in the crease, this is multifunctional whilst being super soft to use.

Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer – I’ve loved Laura Mercier primers for years with their oil free version featuring in multiple repurchase posts. Although I remain loyal to it’s moisturising and foundation lasting powers, I recently picked up the radiance counterpart to impart that glow back into my lacklustre skin. Just as hydrating with a hint of glow – primer perfection.

Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel – with my Aurelia Miracle Cleanser biting the dust for the second time it was time to add a newbie into my skincare routine. In comes the Oskia Cleansing Gel which melts into my skin to remove every last trace of makeup whilst cleansing the area. From the scent to the texture my skin adores it and so do I.

bareMinerals Marvellous Moxi Lipstick in Speak Your Mind – my go to lippy pick for the past four weeks has to be this pinky hue from bareMinerals. A wearable everyday shade this has a hint more colour compared to my usual nudes meaning it gives more life to my dull complexion.

Clinique Sculpting Highlight Stick in Hefty Highlight* – I have a new highlighter love and I haven’t looked back since. New release from Clinique this is one half of their latest contour duo to hit the shops later in Feb. An icey blue toned highlight this is flattering on the skin whilst looking natural without too much sparkle. The fact I’ve picked it up everyday since it dropped means it’s been love from first use.

*pr sample

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  • LOVE the sound of this LM Primer, I really need to try it!!

    Josie XOXO

    Fashion Mumblr

  • That lipstick looks beautiful!

  • Paulaena Franco

    I’m really liking the sound of the Clinique highlighter! Seems like a product that does not require too much thought and precise application

    Tweezers and Tongs

  • Wow, i really want to try that lipstick, looks great.

  • I have a sample of Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer and I love it ! I’m looking into getting the full tube soon. I’ve been reading reviews on the Clinique chubby stick, i have to say will have to check that out as well. Looks like an amazing highlighter

  • The Laura Mercier primer is just amazing! x

  • That lipstick shade looks really pretty! I didn’t even do a January favourites post, it completely slipped out of my mind. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • Speak Your Mind looks amazing! It reminds me of EL’s Irresistible.

  • I love the Laura Mercier primer!

    Miriam || happiness comes from

  • Charline Steuckers

    Love it! Def. gonna try the clinique highlighter when it comes out. Laura Mercier products are so good as well!

    my favourites are in this post, if you’d like to check them out ;) http://charlinehasablog.blogspot.com/2015/01/favourite-things-january.html

    Love, Charline x

  • jadepoppy

    Love that Laura Mercier primer. Good selection of favs! xo

    jpoppy-thats-just-me.blogspot.co.uk

  • Love the sound of that highlighter! Will have to get my hands on that when it comes out!…I also think I’m going to have to pick up another Oskia Cleansing Gel, I’d completely forgotten how much I love this stuff!

    Hayley xo | http://www.sailor-stories.blogspot.co.uk

    • I am completely hooked! Already worried about running out of it!xx

      • The only draw back about it is that you can never tell you’re running out until its too late and you’ve pumped out the last of it! lol xo

  • Jasmine Harding

    Heard so many great things about the Oskia Cleansing Gel, once my Liz Earle is running low I think I will try this one next! It looks beautiful!
    xxxx
    jasminehardingmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

  • Cristina Golban

    I’ve heard such great things Oskia,would love to try it.

    http://alittlelesscomplicated.net/

  • Andi Bremner

    Really want to try the Oskia Cleansing Gel, its definitely on my list!

    Andrea
    andrea-herinfinitevariety.blogspot.co.uk

  • I love your picks! Are you going to do a full review with swatches of the Clinique Highlighter? I am really curious to see what it looks like!

  • Kerm

    Fantastic picks! I love the shade of that lipstick! x
    lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie

  • lifewithlynsey

    I need try the Clinique highlighter!

    http://www.lifewithlynsey.com

    Love Lynsey xx