January Favourites

Charlotte Tilbury lipstick Too Faced chocolate bar palette nyx eyeshadow base primer urban decay de slick setting spray escada joyful january favourites

One of my resolutions for 2016 was to start doing monthly favourites posts to really reflect on the month and to encourage me to mix things up every month. It's the last day of the month today and I have to say it's been a bit of a weird few weeks for me both mentally and physically but I'm getting to know myself a little better and trying to be more confident in myself. One favourite I haven't photographed but has helped me a lot has been the One Line A Day book where you reflect upon your day, like a miniature diary and you do the same every day for five years. Aside from the beautiful detailing like the gold ended pages, making myself see the good and bad points of the day is starting to help me trigger what makes me anxious or can lead to a low point and attempt to change that the following day. 

I'm obviously using a lot of the makeup I received for Christmas and my favourite palette at the moment has to be the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette as the eyeshadows are so creamy and blendable. They're perfect. So perfect in fact that I need the Bon Bons palette because I have put all of my trust into Too Faced as I know they'll be just as good. As a blonde sometimes I steer away from a lot of brown shadows as I don't like looking washed out but blending Milk Chocolate, Semi-Sweet, Salted Caramel and Triple fudge into a gorgeous crease and outer v look then on the main part of the lid using White Chocolate and Marzipan to lighten the lid up really works for me. Champagne Truffle is the most beautiful highlight shade and I have high hopes for future palettes I buy from them.

I ran out of my Benefit Stay Don't Stray which is my holy grail lid primer and is the best I've ever tried, but since I'm saving for LA I thought I'd try out the Nyx HD Eye Shadow Base which although it dries almost clear therefore doesn't have the same result as the Benefit one it works just as well. My eyeliner and shadow last all day without moving around which pleased me as it's a fraction of the price with the same results. Speaking of primers, I've been loving the Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray  which is targeted at oily skinned people like myself. My makeup lasts all day and this would be so useful for clubbing but I'm yet to test it out for this purpose. 

Aside from the stunning packaging, yes I adore rose gold, I'm a new-ish fan of Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks. Last month I received the lipstick in Bitch Perfect and it's the perfect nude for me. I've loved Mac's Brave but feel like this suits my skin tone more and shows up as a true nude on my dark pink natural lip. For scents, Escada's Joyful perfume is incredible and I can't get enough of it lately. but have been using it sparingly considering when it first came out it retailed for like £40-£50 odd pounds which I definitely cannot afford to replace. It's sweet but not like a teenager's type of scent and I could wear it all the time.

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