New In: January

New In: JanuaryHi everyone! I mentioned in my most recent favourites post that January was such a good month for me and there was a buzz of excitement throughout. I had plenty* of new arrivals and I wanted to round them all up to share with you. Let’s get started!

*Plenty includes this post and one I’ve got coming next week; The Me Spree: Birthday Edition.

#1. Max Factor Lasting Finish Performance Foundation – I have been getting low on my Rimmel foundation for the past month or so and felt like changing things up base wise. I wanted a change for a few reasons: Rimmel have recently changed their Match Perfection formula (I haven’t tried the new one) and I wasn’t sure if the foundation would still be sold in my shade. I bought my current bottle in another city as I couldn’t find the shade here. Anyway, I began looking for alternatives and settled on Max Factor’s Lasting Finish Performance in the shade 101 Ivory Beige. This foundation provides a fuller, more matte coverage than the Rimmel and I think I prefer it. This is so easy to apply and goes on like a dream with my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. This foundation doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and is hydrating. It gives me a much more flawless finish and I’m extremely impressed.

#2. The Body Shop Birthday Haul I won’t re-write the post but basically as it was my birthday in January I took full advantage of my one off 20% member discount and treated myself to some new beauty and body goodies. To see what I purchased and read the post in full, CLICK HERE.

#3. Kylie At Home Ionia Duvet Cover Set – Last year I purchased a Kylie At Home Sienna duvet cover and I absolutely love it. The design and sequins are so glam and really give my room a more mature feel. I found a complete set of Ionia bedding including two housewife pillowcases and two Euro pillowcases for a ridiculously good deal! It’s still in the packaging at the moment but I can’t wait to put it on my bed.Kylie Ionia Duvet

The duvet cover was hard to photograph so I’ve included an image I found online.

#4. Dainty Doll Blushes – Remember my Mini Beauty Swap post from last year? I was on the hunt for two Dainty Doll blushes and found them but the company selling them only shipped to The UK. I was willing to do a beauty swap with another blogger in order to get them but nothing came about. I tweeted Ulalabeauty (the company selling the blushes) and they very kindly helped me out and created a special order so I was able to purchase them. I chose a soft pink shade (My Girl) and a nude/bronze shade (Billion Dollar Babies).

#5. Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick – I won my very first blog giveaway and my prize was a gorgeous Urban Decay lipstick in the shade After Dark. I wrote a post about my giveaway experience, to read it and see swatches of the lipstick, CLICK HERE.

Was January good to you? Did you make any exciting purchases?


12 thoughts on “New In: January

  1. stashmatters says:

    That Max Factor Foundation sounds fantastic! I miss Max Factor being available in North America so much – I didn’t know how good the brand was until it was gone!
    And that Kylie at Home duvet cover set looks so chic! πŸ™‚ Are you into home decor?

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  2. Kaily says:

    Wow that bedding is so pretty! That’s what I WISH mine looked like haha. Instead, I have bedding that’s shredded from being washed so many times after my 2 year old gets Cheetos fingers all over it, lol.

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