Tuesday, 2 February 2016

January Favourites


I'm not usually one for monthly favourites posts, but this month there have been so many bits I've been loving that I can't resist including them.

Beauty

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eye Shadow Palette - This is definitely the most beautiful, versatile palette I've ever owned.  The shadows are the buttery consistency and high pigmentation I've come to expect from Urban Decay, and the mix of shades and formulations make it perfect for every occassion.  Read my full review here.

Burberry Body Perfume - I am spritzing myself with this gorgeous scent every day at the moment. It's light and feminine with musky bottom notes making it perfect for any occassion.  I go for a more fruity/floral scent in the warmer months but which the weather's still gloomy and chilly I can't get enough of this! Full review here.

MAC Studio Fix Powder - I have spoken about this enough lately, in a nutshell this powder gives high coverage with low cakiness.  What else could I ask for?

The Balm Mary Loumanizer and Zoeva Luxe Highlight Brush - A match made in heaven in my opinion.  I love this highlighter for adding a hint of shimmer to the tops of my cheekbones, and this fluffy brush makes it easier to end up with a glowy look rather than a disco ball look.


Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer and Foundation - I've harped on about these endlessly lately, but this partnership deserves every bit of praise it's getting.  It's taken years to find a base that I'm truly happy with, and although I'm still searching for my perfect primer, this foundation and concealer makes my oily, acne-prone skin a lot easier to deal with.  Read my review here.

Urban Decay De Slick Setting Spray - When you find the perfect base, you want to keep it around as long as possibly.  I'm spritzing this over my Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation and concealer to keep it around all day long, and it's working!


Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Charm in Bitch Perfect - I love my Charlotte Tilbury mini lipstick charms, but Bitch Perfect is by far my favourite shade.  It's a beautiful nude and a strong contender for my top spot.  Urban Decay Liar, watch out!


Other

Olivia Burton Mini Dial Bracelet Watch - I wear this every single day.  It pairs with any outfit for any occasion and it's beautiful.  Thank you again Rob, I love it.  See my review here.


Chroma Stationery Notebook - I can't get enough of this gorgeous notebook.  It looks gorgeous on my bedside tables, it's a beautiful prop for blog photos and it's a dream to write/draw in.  I wrote a full post about Chroma Stationery Notebooks here.

iPhone 6S - Admittedly I am a bit of an iPhone fan, every time I upgrade my phone I always end up going for something from Apple.  The gold iPhone 6S is by far the best phone I've had so far.  It's high quality camera, larger screen and beautiful aesthetic means I rarely put it down.  I'm in love.

Healthier Lifestyle - Rob and I have been working together to live a little healthier this month.  Gym trips, long walks, healthier meal choices and (of course) the occassional treat have meant I'm feeling happier, more up-beat and more energetic (and more achey).

Jessica Jones - When the weather is a bit rubbish, I always watch so much more telly.  There's nothing better than cwtching up on the sofa with a fluffy blanket when it's raining outside.  This month I have loved Jessica Jones - I binge watched the entire first series in a week, and now I can't wait for series two.  If you're into Marvel, give it a shot!

What have you been loving this month?

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    1. it's even more beautiful in real life!
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  2. That is my favourite Urban Decay combo...it's a dream! I really want to try the Mary Lou highlighter, it's on my list for a Friday treat :-).

    Glad it wasn't just me that binged through all of Jessica Jones...I am hooked and need more!

    Emily ~ www.positivelystupendous.co.uk

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    1. I can't believe how long it took me to try the Urban Decay bits, I have fallen completely in love with them!

      Me too, hurry up season 2 :)

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  3. Some of my favourites are on here, including the concealer and highlight! I've been loving Vichy Dermablend foundation and Too Faced Loved Flushed blusher xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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  4. Your photos are always so lush Mel. I think I tell you this every time I visit your blog haha! I really want to try the Naked concealer. I quite liked the foundation and that's next on my Urban Decay wish list xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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    1. Ah this makes my day! Thanks sweetie :) you NEED to try the concealer, it's incredible!
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  5. Some lovely favourites here :) I really want to get my hands on that UD palette, everyone keeps talking about it! I love Olivia Burton watches and that one is gorgeous!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. The palette is to die for, I use it every chance I get!
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  6. I love all of your favourites! Those lipstick charms are so lovely, I've heard so much about Charlotte Tilbury make up I'm going to have to try it! I just did a Jan faves post too :)

    Oneandthesame.co.uk

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  7. I need that Gwen pallette so desperately!

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    1. It's even more beautiful in real life!
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