January favourites

Well hello to you my reader chums! With the past few weeks of attempting new years resolutions, enjoying wintry nights in and celebrating birthdays, January has finally come to a close. I've tried a lot of new products this month and many of which have become an everyday staple. 

Here is a look at my January favourites...

January favourites

BarryM 'matte me up' lip kit in 'Go to'

Matte lipsticks are my favourite lip product as they last that little bit longer and I prefer the formulation to a gloss. Liquid lipsticks have become a big trend where every brand have made their stamp on it recently and as one of the little gifts for Christmas, I received a BarryM lip kit. I couldn't wait to give this a go, as it meant having the matching lip liner to a lipstick and rocking them both. 'Go to' is a pink/brown slightly dark nude shade which you can either work for everyday use or to pair with a smoky eye on a night out. The lip liner is very creamy upon application, doesn't tug and lasts a very long time. It's a super light product, that once applied, feels like nothing is on the lips which I like as a heavy lip product never sits as well. The liquid lipstick has a really creamy consistency and feels very wet when you apply it on the lips. However, even though it's very liquid-like, it sets completely matte, quite quickly on the lips and paired with the lip liner, can last a long time. 

Real Techniques miracle sculpture sponge

I'm a big fan of the Real Technique sponges and love to use them for base makeup because I find they give a more natural look. For Christmas, I got a new Real Techniques brush set with a few brushes and the miracle sculpture sponge. It's meant to be quite a versatile sponge and I've been loving it most to blend in my concealer. As it has quite a small top, I found it was the right shape to get under the eyes and onto blemishes easier.

Body Shop strawberry shower gel

I think the Body Shop is completely underrated, they offer natural, amazing quality products for reasonable prices. One of their products I love are their shower gels. They're all nicely scented and feel that extra bit luxurious than your standard shower gel. The one I've been loving these past few months is the 'Strawberry' scent. It reminds me of Calpol weirdly enough which I know doesn't sound that appealing but it's the sweetness of the scent that I've been obsessing over lately.

January favourites

Real Techniques fan brush

In the brush set where I received the miracle sculpting sponge, I also got a fan style brush. I've never been one to use fan brushes, however I was excited to give it a go for my highlighting. Real Techniques brushes are always of a high standard and this was no different. The fan brush was incredibly soft and applied highlighter like a dream. As it's thin, you're able to get the right amount of highlight in the correct areas of the face without glowing all over - I don't know why it's taken me this long to use a fan brush!

Zoella 'Snowella' mini fragrance

I've always been a big fan of the Zoella beauty range. Each product I've tried has been of high standard and with the most loveliest scents. When I received the mini perfume set for Christmas which contained a 15ml bottle of each scent, I was super excited to have the 'Snowella' one. It's one of those scents that I fell in love with straight away. I'd describe it as quite sweet, however not fruity at all and with an underlying muskiness to it. I also love since I travel a lot, the size of the bottle because I can bring it wherever I go without worrying about liquid cabin restrictions and carrying heavy fragrance bottles with me.

Olivia Burton watch

I have been obsessed and wanting an Olivia Burton watch for absolutely ages and at Christmas, my boyfriend kindly gifted one to me. He picked the watch that had a lilac strap paired with a gold rim and even got my name engraved on it. I fell in love with it straight away and couldn't not mention it in this month's favourites. It goes with all my outfits and I feel that extra bit special rocking my new favourite accessory everyday.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Which products have you been loving this past month?

Thank you for reading <3


  1. I love all of the body shop scents - they smell so fresh and gorgeous!

    Rachael xox

  2. I have an Olivia Burton watch - they're all so stunning, I found it so hard to chose one!

    ps. I've nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award - all the details are in my latest blog post :)
    -Charlotte x

    1. They are the best watches! Aw thank you lovely, I'll check it out xx

  3. The Real Techniques sponge sounds awesome, I've seen it around at a few places and I've been thinking of buying it, but I do really like my beauty blender!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode


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