Sunday 1 February 2015

January Favourites

I can't believe it's already February! January has absolutely flown past; I have been so busy with AS mocks and blogging! I have now had this blog for a month and am so glad I started it, I'm really enjoying taking photos, writing about what I love and interacting with bloggers and readers! I like to keep in contact with you all so follow me on Bloglovin' (click here) to keep up to date with my posts and I'll check out your blog too, which usually leads to me going crazy following back, commenting and connecting with people on social media as I love discovering new blogs and making friends! So without further ado, these are just a few of the products I have been loving in January, separated into the categories of my blog!


Towards the beginning of the month I picked up this palette on a whim as I thought it resembled the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I have been using it almost every day since; I love the natural rose-hued theme to it. Some of the shades are shimmery which I was dubious about but they give off the most gorgeous shine on the eyelid, almost like a pearl-y finish. I would recommend trying this palette out if you can't justify spending so much on the high-end ones, as it's only £4!

I ♡ Makeup I ♡ Definition - Fair
I've never really bothered with contouring my face but I picked up this contour palette at the same time as the eyeshadow palette just to try it out. I have since fallen in love with contouring, especially using a highlight as I love the way it brings light to certain parts of my face! I will be doing an entire post on this palette in the near future so look out for that!

I ran out and bought this lipgloss/stain as soon as it hit the shelves in the UK after hearing loads of hype about it. However, when I first got it I absolutely hated it; I could never get it to sit right on my lips and it went on in streaks. So why is it in my favourites? I heard from some other beauty bloggers that you have to really massage it in and apply another coat over the first, and when I did that I absolutely adored it! It has amazing staying power and makes my lips look amazing.


My mum bought this mask for me towards the end of last year after we had a spa day together. This was used on me during my facial and the lady couldn't recommend it enough for my skin type so we decided to get it. It's probably the best face mask I have EVER used; it goes on so smoothly and a little goes a long way so it will last ages, and it leaves my skin feeling soft and renewed, as well as drawing out blackheads, controlling oil and calming redness. I also love the cute quote on the inside of the box, and there was no way this product wasn't getting featured in my favourites!


Uniqlo Heat Tech Polo Neck Sweaters
I am absolutely loving the polo-neck trend this season, mostly because it has become a fashionable way to keep my neck warm. I have really bad circulation which results in me ALWAYS being cold - my friends say I'm cold-blooded! Plus, the polo-necks I got are heat tech so they're super warm. Yes, I did just say polo-neckS because I may or may not have picked up 3 different colours...


Best Short Stories by Guy de Maupassant
I study French for A-level and am also hoping to do it at university, so a lot of my spare time is spent watching films/TV in French, listening to French radio and reading in French. I love how this book is dual-language so if I don't understand anything I can check the translation and learn it! My favourite story so far is called "Miss Harriet".

WH Smith Day to Page Red Patterned Diary 2015 (similar)
I have decided to keep a diary this year, so I can fill it with memories and also get my thoughts out onto paper. I always used to keep one when I was little and they are so nice to read back on a few years later. This diary is absolutely beautiful and so elegant which really encourages me to write it as I don't want to mess it up by missing a day!

Please leave a comment below telling me about your own January favourites, I'd love to know!


  1. Some of my January favourites were my new wall. I get to put anything on it and it's very special to me. And going to a casting for a short movie. It was so much fun and I loved it. I didn't get the part but I was short listed 3 times :D

  2. Lovely favourites. Congrats on the one-month-anniversary, it's the same for me haha, I started blogging at the start of this year. Good intenstions and all that jazz.

    I did a favourites post ocer on my blog a few days ago if you would like to check it out ;) i already follow you on bloglovin' too!

    Happy blogging and don't give up! We're doing fiiiine :)

    Love, Charline

    1. Thank you so much for commenting! I will have a quick look at your blog now, and happy one month anniversary! x

  3. I've seen that Makeup Revolution palette everywhere it looks lovely! // UK Fashion Blog

    1. It really is gorgeous and such good value for money! x