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.