2 February 2015

January Favourites

January Favourites

Somehow this month I have managed to break my somewhat unwritten rule of always having my monthly favourites up before the first day of the new month. This last week has been so unbelievably busy that I haven't had much chance to sit down on the sofa let alone write this blog post. However I'm technically only two days late so without any further delay I'll get to my January Favourites.

Kicking off 2015 I started using my Kikki K Planner that I won in Kirsty's giveaway last year. Over the last month or so I have seen Kikki K products popping up left right and centre which is only testament to how great the brand is; they sure know how to produce beautiful stationary. This planner has been helping me to keep organised this month which is incredibly useful as I seem to be juggling so many things at the moment. I currently have my eye on so many things from Kikki K however I'm really quite dubious of the custom charges as they seem to be pretty steep from what I have being reading and hearing from folks online.

This month I have being using two blushes both similar in shade but different in texture. The NYX Rouge Cream Blush in the shade natural is perfect for creating a really subtle flush to the cheeks as is the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in the shade exposed. They've both been the only blushes that I have reached for throughout January so it has been nice to have two different finishes to work with. The NYX cream blush has been really nice to wear for every day for general pottering around, where in contrast when I've wanted my blush to last all day I have opted for the Tarte offering as I do find that it lasts longer on my skin.

At the beginning of December I picked up the MAC Lip Liner in soar which whilst it is popular for the much discussed 'Kylie Jenner Lip' I have to say that is most certainly not the look I'm going for; I'm sorry but it does nothing for me. I like using this just to slightly outline my lips to add a little bit of definition and longevity to my lipstick.

Probably one of my most repurchased products to date is the Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Daily Nail Treatment. This is a product I have used for such a long time and is one that I always go back to despite dabbling in other brands. I started using this a good three or four years or so before I started blogging and whilst I don't think it's a miracle worker I do think that it helps me in some respect. I've being using this again throughout January and I had up until Thursday seen a really nice difference in my nails (I totally chewed the lot off whilst applying for vacation schemes, stressed is an understatement).

My last product is one that I didn't expect to creep in so soon as in all fairness I haven't had this very long at all. The Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment* mask was a product that I had heard a lot about yet was one I was incredibly dubious about as it is quite expensive. In my previous post I mentioned that this sample came in the Latest in Beauty Get the Gloss Beauty Insider's Kit* so I was able to give it a whirl. It's safe to say it is the best clay mask I have ever tried as it somehow manages to removes nearly all the pesky unwanted blackheads hiding in your skin, leaving it looking and feeling fantastic. Don't ask me how it works because I've never had an experience like it, all I know is that for me it is something that I will be investing in at some point later on this year.


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  1. lovely favourites :)


    emily xx


    emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. that mac liner is gorgeous! love your blog xx

    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  3. that planner is tdf - pretty stationary always gets me!


    www.zoewithumlauts.com

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  4. The tarte blushes look so gorgeous! And the planner is stunning!
    x x | daisydaisyxxo

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  5. I'm totaling loving the Tarte blushes. They're so smooth and silky.

    www.beautycatt.blogspot.com

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  6. Is that an iPad cover? I love it, cute pattern!

    Nathalie | THE COVETING
    www.thecoveting.be

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  7. Tarte blushes ! I need this in my life :)


    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I really love the look of the two blushes, such pretty colours!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  9. danniella josephine2 February 2015 at 21:48

    What a cute diary :) I'm trying to get myself organised too, but you seem to be so good at it! I want to know your secrets :)

    Dannie x
    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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  10. I got the same Glamglow sample and can't wait to try it. Love the planner as well, such a good prize!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  11. The Kikki K planner is too cute! I love everything they bring out. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  12. I just bought a kikki k diary today! Their stuff is too cute!
    Exposed is one of my fave blushes too x

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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  13. The Glamglow mask sounds amazing! And I might have to try that Sally Hansen Nail Treament out as my nails have been hellish recently.


    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  14. Dreamiest planner ever - I'm definitely going to have a proper look at these tonight! Seriously need to get on the Tarte hype too, I'm obsessed with peachy shades at the moment, so over waitin' for spring to arrive (:

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  15. Kikki.K's organisers and planners are the cutest of all! ^ 3 ^


    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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  16. Kikki K has to be my favourite shop everrrrrr, I just love their stationary and also their homeware stuff is so cute! I have managed to accumulate quite a few of their things through various sales haha :P

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  17. Your planner is so pretty! When you've got such pretty stationary, it really motivates to actually use it. The blushes look so soft and light, they must suit your skintone really well :) on me it would not even show because they're almost pastel colours :p


    Julia xx
    | http://www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk |

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  18. I keep meaning to try that Tarte Exposed blusher. I need to get hold of it next time.

    Ting | The Ting Thing

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  19. Lovely favorites.. Especially the NYX blush :D
    http://notebookofclaire.blogspot.gr/

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  20. your so talented at taking photos!! proper jealous! x

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  21. Name a day and time and I can show you how I take them, having said that it's not that complicated as I edit it all on my pc afterwards :) x

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  22. I do love faovurites posts! Your Kikki K planner looks so pretty, I really want one too! Overall, I think you picked out some great products as your January favourites! :)

    Olivia x
    Beauty from the Fjord

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  23. What lovely favourites you've picked this year. That planner looks gorgeous! Such a sucker for a planner.

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  24. That planner is beautiful, I think I might brave the customs charge to order one!

    I have the Glam Glow Super Mud Clearing treatment as well and it is absolutely fantastic. My skin hasn't been this lovely in a very long time!!

    -Chelsey // AndEverythingNice

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  25. Your planner is so stunning! <3 xo

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  26. The Kikki K planner looks really pretty! I'd love to try some Tarte products and the GlamGlow mask does sound pretty awesome! xxx
    www.justemma.co.uk

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  27. The blush color is so lovely!

    http://alittlelesscomplicated.net/

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  28. Rabid Raghav Pandit5 February 2015 at 10:35

    You r awesome click here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpJpRh3uFuc

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  29. I've seen that planner in a lot of places as well and I really wish they would come to the UK! They're gorgeous & I haven't seen anything like it before :D

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  30. That planner is so pretty! I love Kikki K stationery but have been put off by the customs fees, too. I love the Glamglow mask as well - pricey but it works!

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. Isn't it just, I'm using it loads at the moment. Thank you Hannah x

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  32. They are both lovely items, the planner especially x

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  33. They are so good, I wish they were more easily available here in the UK x

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  34. It's a planner Nathalie, a bit like a Filofax :) x

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  35. Thank you, I adore both of these shades so much x

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  36. Oh seriously I can be so good and then really really bad haha! x

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  37. I hope you liked it Annabel, I personally loved it! :) xx

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  38. Isn't it just, I keep looking on their website as they have so many lovely things xx

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  39. Oh yay, how exciting! Exposed is such a beautiful shade isn't it x

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  40. I really do like Glamglow, I just wish it wasn't so expensive x

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  41. Oh I know, I absolutely love it! I cannot wait for spring to get here Michelle, I need some sunshine x

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  42. I agree, I haven't found any as nice as this one x

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  43. Oh how I wish they had a store over here, I'm a little envious :P xx

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  44. I agree Julia, pretty stationary sure does help. I think you may be pleasantly surprised you know with the blush especially the Tarte shade as it is really quite pigmented, but it's not dark at all, you wouldn't need much for a nice flush to the cheeks x

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  45. It's so lovely Ting, I'd really like to try one of their brighter shades for the summer x

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  46. Thank you so much Olivia! I hope you get a Kikki K of your own one day :) x

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  47. Thank you Sian! Oh me too, I have a bright pink Filofax and now this one but still find myself eyeing up the Filofax Clipbooks....uh oh! xx

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  48. I'm so wary of the custom charges, mind you they will be worth it to get something so nice x

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  49. Same I really was tempted to order a few things but worried about the charges. Soar is so nice, I like using it for a bit of definition :) x

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  50. I was so impressed with this NYX blush, it is the first one I have tried, in fact it's the first item from the brand I have ever tried. My February is going well thank you, I hope the same goes for you too :) xx

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  51. GlamGlow totally blew me away, it worked so well for me xx

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  52. They're both gorgeous :) x

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  53. Me too Jordan, hopefully they do in the near future so we can all get our Kikki K fixes! :) x

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  54. Pricey yes but amazing! I was so impressed by it Jess, I couldn't quite believe it xx

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