Sunday, 29 January 2012

January Favourites

Hi everyone :)

So glad it's almost the end of January now! It's been such a long month and I can't wait to get paid on Tuesday! Can't wait to hit the shops next weekend :D

Most of my favourites in January have been skincare products. I love buying skincare and I received quite a bit for Christmas so some of the items were gifts from then.

Lets get started...

Elemis Skin Buff - Yep a product from my fave skincare brand! This is the best facial exfoliater I've ever tried. I received it for Christmas so I haven't been using it very long but I'm loving it so far. I tend to use it once a week as I don't want to over exfoliate my skin. It's a thick creamy liquid containing lots of tiny gritty, exfoliating bits. It feels like a very fine salt. If you rub it in gently it does not hurt but you can tell it will get rid of all of the nasty dead skin cells clogging up your face. It leaves my face looking a lot more radiant and it doesn't dry the skin out too much either.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish - This thick and creamy face wash does a great job at fully cleansing my skin without stripping the moisture from it. I haven't used it to remove a full face of makeup as I only really wear foundation on nights out (which are very rare lately) so I can't comment on how good it is at that but for what I want it for it's lovely. It has a herbal scent to it which I wasn't keen on at first but it doesn't bother me now. I think I still prefer my Elemis Pro Radiance Cream Cleanser but I do quite like how this Liz Earle one is in a squeezy tube so I can tell how much of the product is left.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair - Wow! I've only been using this for two weeks but I think it's amazing! I've been using it every night (bar a few lazy nights) and it's doing wonders for my skin. My skin has been so much more hydrated and I wake up looking more fresh. The main thing I noticed after just one night of using the product is that the line I tend to get across my forehead had pretty much disappeared! I also feel like my skin has more of a glow to it. I love stroking my cheeks and feeling how soft they are now! I think this product has even helped with evening out my skintone slightly. The redness around my nose and chin seems to fade by the time I wake up in the morning. This is really expensive but I think my 50ml bottle will last me ages and the results are definately worth the price.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eyes - I've also been using this for two weeks and I really like it. It does a lovely job at keeping my eyes hydrated while I'm asleep and it even seems to reduce the "pillow wrinkes" I seem to wake up with. I must be pressing my head firmly into my pillow while I'm asleep causing the skin to stay wrinkled for a while once I wake up!

Origins GinZing Eye Cream - This is another product I've only been using for two weeks but it's a refreshing change as I got bored of using Clinique All About Eyes Rich several times in a row. I love that this cream is still very hydrating, something I need as I can't put concealer on my dark circles without a moisturising eye cream! The illuminating effect of this eye cream is also nice. I wouldn't say it has a massive effect but it does brighten up my eyes a bit but as I put concealer straight on top anyway I'm not too bothered.

Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil - This is a real treat for the skin and lets you have a little spa experience in your own home. The oil feels so silky and it absorbs quickly into the skin. It leaves my skin feeling gorgeously soft for a few days after using it. The scent is really nice, it's not a feminine scent it's more of a sensual, slightly spicy aroma so I think men could enjoy the experience as well ;) I think this bottle will last for ages as it seems like I'm pouring loads onto my skin but there is hardly any gone from the bottle!

Elemis Pro-Radiance Hand and Nail Cream - I've already mentioned this on my blog here and I've continued to love it for the rest of January. It is lovely and hydrating for the hands but not greasy at all. Some creams I think are more suited to bedtime to give them time to soak in overnight but this is great for day and you could use a thicker layer at night for an extra special treat.

YSL Parisienne Perfume - I bought this in the Christmas sales and it's soooo divine. I normally don't like fragrances by the high end makeup counters as they can often be too overpowering for my liking. I was initially attracted to this as I want to go to Paris sometime very soon and anything with Paris in the name catches my eye! This smells like Parma Violets but more sophisticated! I fell in love with it straight away and it had to be mine...

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara - I've already reviewed this mascara on my blog here so take a look for pictures but I'm still enjoying using it. It's the only mascara I've used all month and I'm glad I still have lots left as it's brilliant at creating volume as well as separating the lashes. 

The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm in Mango Peach - My last favourite for January. A fantastic lip balm that smells great. I could sit sniffing the pot all day hehe. (Probably doesn't sound right but hopefully you know what I mean! :D ) It's a thick, non sticky balm which protects my lips from the cold, harsh weather. Bring on summer!
Hope you enjoyed reading my favourites. Link me up to your favourites as I love reading/watching them. Let me know if you share any of my favourites as well.

Thanks for reading,


  1. Some good favourties, have been looking at trying the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eyes after my eye cream runs out. Think I may have too now. x

    1. Thanks :) Ah it's really good. Mine is only a sample size, I got it free with the mascara shown in my favourites. Its a great way of trying it before paying full price for it x


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