January Beauty Favorites

20130131-170725.jpgWell I don’t think anyone knows where January went…feels like it was Christmas last week and New Years yesterday so needless to say this year will fly by. Also there are 18 days until the wedding….yup, 18. Am I stressed out silly? A teeny bit but all the main stuff is done and I’m just treating it like a party with my family and friends so that helps. Anywho, tangent over, lets get on with seeing what beauty products I have been loving this month! Its summer so heavy makeup is definitely out and glossy lips with tinted moisturizers are in.

20130131-170757.jpg#1: MUA Eyeshadow palette in Undressed (especially shades 2, 6 and 10). I love this palette, its a great compromise for us who can’t afford the Naked palettes haha. On the few nights this month where I wanted makeup on my eyes this was all I used, especially enjoying the golden shade 6 with the deep brown shade 10 in the crease. These shades have incredible pigmentation and glide on beautifully. All for 4 pounds! Below is a single sweep of three shades I have been using just to show how pretty they are!

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20130131-171342.jpg#2: Dove tinted moisturizer in Beige. Please excuse this rough and dirty bottle, this thing goes everywhere with me. Not a new product for sure, my mum actually bought me this ages ago and I have repurchased a couple times since. It is my favorite tinted moisturizer for a couple of reasons. For example it doesn’t irritate my extremely sensitive skin, it gives me a nice complexion and even tone without putting a thick layer of makeup over it and it also has a bit of SPF in it which means its not a disaster when I forget my sunscreen. This month has been lots of beach and pool days so this light moisturizer has been perfect and I haven’t used anything else.

20130131-171326.jpg#3: Nivea lip balm in Pink Guava. This has been my lip balm of choice most days because it smells and tastes AMAZING! Moisture wise its average, for me it works fine unless my lips are quite dry and need repair. This gives my lips a nice pink, rosy tint and its only around $4 which is nice 🙂

20130131-171419.jpg#4: Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Honey. The other lip product I have been using is one of the balm stains I have. The funny thing is that this shade (Honey) is one I would have passed over in an instant! Yet I kept seeing Chelsea (confessionsofabeautyaddict.com – great beauty blog so pop over and check it out!) rave about this shade in particular on twitter and her blog and so I chose it before even trying. Thank goodness I did because this has been the most used balm stain out of the 4 I have. It is such an easy to wear, my lips but better shade that I see it becoming a staple in my handbag.

20130131-171356.jpg#5: Peach Blossom petit parfum by Urban Rituelle. I picked this fragrance up when shopping with my mum at Forever New for $20 and it is gorgeous! A beautiful summery fragrance that is fresh and fruity with a little floral thrown in for good measure. Pretty much smells like peach iced tea to me! Its convenient little size means it is the perfect handbag scent and I wore it almost all of this month. Its a strong scent so 1 spray is enough however it doesn’t last all day. I am craving their ginger scent in this range that smells like a Chai latte strangely enough…

20130131-170940.jpg#6: Essie’s Demure Vixen. Last up is my nail polish favorite of the month and for January it is this gorgeous nude from Essie that is one of my all time favorite shades. Aptly named this shade is slightly darker than a true nude with a purple undertone. Added to this is a subtle violet shimmer that creates a lavender sheen to this nude, unlinke anything else I have seen. The day I run out of this will be a sad one as it is truly gorgeous.

Well that’s it for this month! February holds a lot of excitement and I can’t wait to share it with you all 🙂 xx

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2 thoughts on “January Beauty Favorites

  1. I use the revlon balm stain too but my one is called ‘crush’, its kinda like a ‘dark red berry’ colour- if that makes sense lol I don’t like lipstick very much so its a great alternative for me because its not as harsh and sharp. Its a more natural look. Have you tried the origins ‘ginger rush’ body lotion? Ginger has never smelled so good! and its such a unique smell too =]

  2. Hi Lizzy,

    Nice faves. I can’t remember when I last did a fave’s video/blog. I need to get mine up in the next few day’s. I’m so excited for you for the wedding. Are you going away on a honeymoon in NZ or Overseas? Hope to speak to you before then but wishing you all the best for perfect weather and stress free last minute thing’s which tend to crop up in the last few day’s like one family member won’t sit at a table with so and so because they’re not speaking – maybe that only happens in my family lol.

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