JANUARY FAVOURITES & FEBRUARY MUST HAVES

7.2.15

This new year, I've made lots of promises to my blog and one is to do Monthly Favourite Blogs!
So my first Monthly Favourites of 2015 will feature Skincase, Makeup, Fashion and lots of others too!

January Favourites 2015:

Fashion -

Colin Leslie Bamboo Retro Back Glasses
I'm obsessed with my new Glasses. I've been looking for an attractive pair of glasses to wear all the time for ages and then I came across Colin Leslie's amazing designs!
I have the Retro Black Glasses from Colin Leslie's 100% Eco Bamboo Eyewear Collection. I believe these are in the Men's Section however they fit my head perfectly.
They're 100% Eco and made out of 100% Recycled Materials as well as Bamboo too, they're so cool and fresh looking and it's so refreshing to see a new designer on the scene with some truly amazing and unique designs that will challenge all of the eyewear industry as they're just so stylish and fashionable, and an amazing unique alternative to Rayban's.
So, Don't Buy Ray's, Buy Colin's! 






New Look Fur Gilet - SALE
Sadly I can't find this online, however I wanted to include it as it was just an amazing New Look Sale Bargain and restored my faith in the January Sales as I bought it towards the end of January and it was still there!
It's a very, very light pink shade and its oversized as the only size left was large but its so cosy, thick fur and a hughstreet bargain!

Siberian Chic Whistler Snow Boots
I recently wrote a Blog post about my amazing New Winter Boots that have saved me this year with all the snow and icy weather. They're on the more expensive end of footwear however, you definitely get what you pay for.
I've had 4 Pairs of Uggs, and I'm kicking myself now for buying 4 now I know about Siberian Chic. Yes, Ugg's are cosy and Yes, they're warm but all 4 pairs of mine have broken and become limp and lifeless within only a year, resulting in my having to buy more. Although Siberian Chic's are more expensive than Ugg's but they're not only extremely fashionable but practical and functional!
If you've owned Uggs in the ice and snow before you'll know you might as well wear flip-flops. In Ugg's I constantly slip over, my feet are soaked and they're a winter boot that you cant even wear in winter weather.
Well fear not, Siberian Chic Boots are strong, durable, waterproof, wind proof, slip proof with their patented genius soles perfect for all weather conditions including snow, ice and even take them skiing.
They're made to last years, and they're worth every single penny.




Makeup -

Mascaras:
Too Faced Better Than Sex
I was given this mascara from Too Faced to try and I absolutely love it! (I love the name so much too!)
I've always used Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara  which is amazing, but once that ran out I thought it was time for a change. I'm so glad I did! They're not similar mascaras but I adore the difference. Better Than Sex is thicker and applied to the eyelashes thickly but amazing! I'm forever getting compliments on my eyelashes, its got fabulous volume and lengthening and perfect for night time party makeup.
If you want a slightly less thicker look, just use an old mascara with a think brush to remove some of the access and you've got a less thicker look perfect for daywear.




Rimmel London Wonder Full Extra
This mascara arrived in a Prize Pack from Rimmel London that I won in October for their Halloween Nails Competition. I don't really use drugstore mascaras often however as a cheaper alternative mascara its amazing! It's a daywear look and the brush is very precise and great for an every day mascara that's a great price and a great product.



Foundation and Concealer:
Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation & Lasting Perfection Concealer
I'm usually a religious MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation girl, however recently when my trust MAC Foundation ran out, I routed through my collection to find a foundation to use until I could get to a MAC counter and started using Collection's Lasting Perfection Foundation, it's brilliant! In fact I would go as far to say it's a perfect MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation Dupe for Matte Foundations, and you SAVE over £15!
It's got amazing high matte coverage and it's my new go to! It's got a pump applicator that would cost you an extra £4 at MAC taking the price of Studio Fix Fluid up to £25.50 which is a getting toward a lot of money, however (currently on SALE at £3.99) Collection Lasting Perfection is only £6.99! An absolute bargain, and if you like a Matte coverage foundation I highly recommend you try it out, because I'm a bargain hunter and to find a dupe of my favourite MAC foundation and save myself £18.51 each time, makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

So with my love of the foundation I thought I'd buy the Lasting Perfection Concealer too which is only £3.99 which I bought in shade or two lighter as I use concealer on top of a high coverage matte foundation as a part highlighter too, and it's as good! It's got amazing coverage and it's great for blending and building and really allows you with the two and a good bronzer to create a really great contoured flawless look.




Lipgloss:
Tanya Burr Aurora Lipgloss
I've recently become a huge lipgloss fan, I love the simple way it gives you makeup look a really fresh day time look with a simple swipe application that not as strong as a lipstick.
I have 3 Tanya Burr Lipglosses but Aurora is currently a massive favourite of mine. I love the pink tone and the great gloss it's just perfect with a pink blusher for that refreshing day time look.



Skincare -

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Cleanser
I'm always wanted to try Emma Hardie's products but have always felt they're a bit pricey. However on a recent trip to TK Maxx I came across a few of the products at amazing TK Maxx prices! But they're unfortunately not on the TK Maxx website, so get down to your store NOW!
I couldn't resist giving them a try. The Amazing Face Cleaner was only £7.99 in TK Maxx where as it's normally prices at £26.00. It also comes with a buffing towel too which is great to apply the product on with.
I'm relatively new to skincare products, and have recently over the past 6 months built up a skin routine that is finally working for my skin and I'm finding a lot, lot less blemishes and less dry damage areas and the last 2-3 weeks I've been using this product, my skin is better than ever!
This Emma Hardie Amazing Face Cleaner makes your face and body so, so, so soft after rinsing and so, so, so soft all day long too!
I apply it at night after removing my makeup and as a final skincare stage before moisturiser and I cannot fault it. It's really helped my skin, and even though you only need a small bit each time I've stocked up on another bottle but when they're no longer in TK Maxx and I need another, it's so good I will be repurchasing and paying £26, because it's really, really amazing.



B. Ready Day Cream Moisturiser
B. is an amazing makeup and skincare range from Superdrug and if you've not tried their products, you really should!
A few months ago I purchased their Day Cream as I needed a new moisturisor as I usually use Clarins but wanted a cheaper alternative, as i'm prone to dry skin and my skin in sensitive too. I wasn't expecting the first thing I try to be a new favourite, I was expect a process of elimination.
However, this product has really helped my skin and kept it at really good balance and stopped my dryness.
B. have a really good system with their products and have a 3 Phase rating on their products for you to find the right one for you and I think that makes it really easy for people to not get confused by loads of products with different names and lots of complex skincare terminology and makes it easy for the consumer to feel confident buying the right product.
Phase 1: Created for people in their 20's & 30's.
Phase 2: Created for people in their 30's & 40's.
Phase 3: Created for people in their 40's & 50's.
Phase 4: Created for people in their 50's and over.




Other -

Book:
Love, Tanya by Tanya Burr
I'm not much of a reader as I'm always so busy however I had to pre-order Love Tanya and I couldn't wait to read it!
It took me no time at all to read as it was so interesting, informative and just a real pleasure. It's amazing because It's like it was made for me to read, I love reading about peoples lives and where they've come from and I adore reading about advice they'd give and what helped shape them. Tanya's also a keen baker like myself so the fact the book features a baking chapter was just perfect for me!
I really think everything about the book is amazing, she really has written a book that is going to stay in my collection forever because it's that go to book for a recipe, a makeup recommendations, skincare advice, help with anxiety and wellbeing. Love Tanya really was a joy to read and I couldn't put it down for the duration, it's the kind of book I'd want to write if I ever got the chance, because It really, really is everything wished and wanted from Tanya's Book and so, so much more.




Jewellery:
Nikki Stark Jewellery
I recently wrote a blog post about some new amazing jewellery in my collection from amazing jewellery designer Nikki Stark.
It's so lovely to wear jewellery that you know (and hope) no one else on that street will be wearing, and you wear jewellery you love and feel unique in in such pride. Her designs are so unique and special and I really do love them and feel so happy and lucky to have them in my collection.
To find amazing ring that don't have a stone and are actually quite understated in breakdown, but the way Nikki Design's her creations make them so special they're a statement in themselves from their design.



Hair Care:
Tangle Attack from Poundland
I've been after a Tangle Teezer for ages but really didn't want to pay over £10 for a handy handbag hair brush. Finding them a little overpriced I've been searching round for a cheaper alternative for ages and found it bizarre there wasn't any.
Well, with a trip to Poundland the other day I came across a box of Poundland's Tangle Attack. Identical to Tangle Teezer's but only £1!
They come in a range of colours Blue, Pink and Purple and will the Tangle Teezer like box of the front to save the brushes from collecting the contents of your handbag.
So get down to your local Poundland now and jump of the bargain hunting bandwagon and get one of  these bargains before they sell out, because at that price they'll all be gone once everyone finds out!
YES! Only £1!





Fragrance:
Lurre by Signature Fragrances
I'm so excited to have found an amazing new fragrance, and a scent so stunning and unique I absolutely adore it.
I recently featured this amazing fragrance on my blog from a sample I was given to try, now a Brand Ambassador (and a very proud one at that) for Signature Fragrances I'm lucky enough to own a Full Bottle of my new favourite scent, Lurre.
It's a slightly subtle floral fragrance with a stunning sweet aroma with that essence of edible excellence so sweet and sophisticated.
With notes of fruit from strawberry and rose as well as honeysuckle, vanilla and musk with amber and golden musk base notes to create this divine scent I absolutely adore.
Your Signature Fragrance arrives in the most amazing presented box with you stunning sophisticated bottle inside that's a work of art in itself.








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