January favourites

Well hello to you my reader chums! With the first month officially over, it's time to share with you everything I've been loving over the past few weeks. As I got a couple of beauty bits for Christmas and in the January sales, this was the month to try out all things new and falling love with quite a few items!

January beauty favourites

Benefit's Hoola Bronzer

I received this in my stocking on Christmas morning and I had the most priceless reaction, I was so happy to finally try it out! I have to admit it certainly lived up to every expectation. With it being more of a tan base, a complete matte product, it's the perfect contouring colour that easily blends for the finest chiselled look. 

I've been loving this to contour my cheekbones and dust all over the skin for a healthy glow. The bronzer is quite pigmented yet can be built to have a truly strong contour. The lasting power is endless, I don't know if its down to my primer or this particular product but whenever I use it, my contour is always still going strong by the end of the day. To sum it up, if you want a top-notch bronzer that creates an incredible contour, overall bronze and comes in the sweetest packaging, this is for you.

Benefit cosmetics Hoola bronzer

Steam Cream Moisturiser

 I received this in July at a blogger event but never had the chance to get the full use out of it as at the time I had been loving another moisturiser. However, over the past few weeks, I've given it a go and have absolutely adored it. It has a rather thick consistency that easily blends and sinks in quickly. After application, the skin feels incredibly moisturised and the cream has a lingering lavender scent. As the cream is designed for the face, hands and body, its a 3 in 1 product that truly does the job.

Steam Cream moisturiser

Kiko Cosmetics Gold Eye Shadow Base

 As a golden eye look is my favourite to wear, applying this beforehand, enhances the golden shimmer and really makes the shadow last longer. The consistency is quite wet and takes a few seconds to set, yet its that moisture that allows the eye shadows to cling on and last for a long time.

Kiko cosmetics long lasting eye shadow stick

Soap and Glory's Sugar Crush

I received a Soap and Glory's sugar crush themed gift set for Christmas and it's come in a lot of use I must say! I've fallen in love with the zesty lime scent and the mixture of using the scrub, shower gel and body lotion really help keep the lingering scent. I love the scrub especially because it's not too harsh yet it certainly exfoliates leaving that tempting scent.

Soap and Glory Sugar crush

Eco Tools Blusher Brush

 I was gifted this also at Christmas as part of the starter set which came in the cutest packaging. I love how gentle this brush is on the skin and the slight density to it as well, perfect for sweeping blusher up the cheekbones. The design is super classic and of good quality, couldn't recommend Eco tool brushes enough.

Eco tools blush brush

Urban Decay's Naked concealer

 I featured this in a haul in late December and have been obsessed with it ever since. The overall product is incredible, with medium to full coverage, creamy, blendable consistency and lightweight formulation, you couldn't ask for much more. 

I love how despite the higher coverage, it doesn't look or feel cakey on the skin. As it's a yellow-based concealer, it's designed to even out skin tone and for general concealing use. This means it's perfect for under-eye circles and for covering blemishes, especially with the thickness of the product. I have to say although it's rather a creamy consistency, the product is quite liquidy too, however overall it's become one of my favourite concealers!

Urban Decay's Naked skin concealer in 'Light warm'

I hope you enjoyed my January favourites! What have you been enjoying this month?

Thank you for reading <3


  1. This post reminds me how much I love hoola. I need to repurchase.


  2. These products all sound amazing. I've really loved using the hoola bronzer this month too and agree with everything you said about it. X

    Love Steph x

    1. Yay glad we're in agreement, it seems everyone is obsessed as I am with Hoola! X

  3. I've really been wanting to try the benefit hoola bronzer. Hopefully soon! :)


    1. Yes hopefully you do soon, let me know how you get on :)

  4. Hoola has been my favourite too! Can't wait till I buy a full sized one!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

  5. Urban Decay all the way :) It even rhymes.

    Meme x


  6. Really want to try the Naked skin concealer, great post got a few new things to add to my wish list x


    1. I hope you like it if you do - thank you so much! X

  7. OOH I really want to try that concealer!

    Sophie x


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