I've hit a bit of a brick wall with my blog for the past six months. I just haven't felt inspired or motivated to write anything! Over the past couple of weeks though, i've gotten back into reading my favourites and discovering some new blogs, which has really given me the spark and kick up the bum that i needed! Today, i'm going to give you a rundown on what i've been loving during January and so far in February.
First up is a foundation which i bought during January. I know Loreal reformulated this foundation over the past year or so and having used (and loved) the previous version, i was excited to see how this compared. The formula is much improved and blends like a dream! It provides a medium to full coverage but still gives a natural glow, perfect for the winter months. I also found it pretty easy to find a shade that suited me, which i often struggle with when choosing a high street foundation
My favourite recent lip combo has been the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm alongside the Rimmel Lip Liner in Addiction. The Rimmel lip liner in Addiction is such a lovely medium nude shade with a brown mauve undertone and is dreamily soft to apply and non drying. I then apply the NYX Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm over the top. This has been my everyday go to recently and lasts pretty well throughout the day, with just a couple of top ups needed with the lip cream.
During January, i was sent a few of Rimmel's new releases including the Magnif'eyes eyeshadow palette. I went on holiday during January and wanted a small palette to take with me. This was the one i chose and it provided me with a great variety of shades (most are shimmery/glittery) to wear in the evening. I have also been using this is the daytime at home, using the more shimmery shades. Considering it is a high street brand, i am really impressed with the pigmentation and the complimentary shade range.
Now onto a few rediscovered favourites. First up is my rekindled love for the Paco Rabane Lady Million fragrance. I used to be obsessed with this perfume, it has a lovely warm and kinda sexy aroma to it. I received this bottle for Christmas and haven't stopped spritzing it since!
Another rediscovered favourite is the Benefit They're Real Mascara. It really lengthens and volumises my lashes in such a way that i sometimes don't feel the need for eyeliner and eyeshadow as this mascara gives my eyes enough impact! I also love that unlike other mascaras, it doesn't flake or give you the dreaded panda eyes. I can get through a whole day at work and a gym session and this mascara looks as good as when i applied it at 7am!
I was going to include my lifestyle favourites here too, but as i wrote this post i realised that it probably will be too long to include them. Expect a lifestyle favourites later next week!