Hi 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.
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?