Sunday, 9 February 2014

January Favourites

Considering I've been blogging since November 2013, I figured it was about time that I did a monthly favourites. I love reading these types of blog posts and watching them on YouTube so here, I am going to do my very own.
Sit down, relax, make a cup of tea...this is going to be a long one!

1. MAC Sheen Supreme lipstick in 'Bare Again'.

I've been meaning to write a blog post about this amazing lipstick for yonks! I'd like to say I have an excuse for not doing it but really, who am I kidding...I'm just incredibly lazy *sigh*. Seriously though, I cannot recommend this lipstick enough. Very moisturising, very easy application and an absolutely gorgeous, natural finish. I find myself reaching for this lipstick more than any other lip product I own as I never feel like my makeup look is quite complete without it. This lipstick is really nice when you're going for a natural look on an everyday basis or if you've gone for big, extravagant eyes and want to finish off your look with a simple lip colour.

Rrp: $36 (this lipstick is possibly a limited addition)

2. LOREAL True Match Foundation in 'N2 Vanilla'.

Hands down my favourite foundation of this month...and several months before that too. I've written a product review on this foundation already which you can check out HERE.

Rrp: $29.95

3. REVLON Super Lustrous Plumping Lipgloss in 'Rosy Pout' #04.

The name of this lipgloss is a little misleading as it doesn't do the best job at plumping your lips, but it makes up for it's lack of plumping in all other departments. I find this lipgloss to have a very natural, non-sticky formula and the colour is gorgeous. Basically, this lipgloss is one of those staples that everyone has lying in their handbag at some point or another, ready at hand when your lips are in desperate need of a pick-me-up, or even to finish off a lipstick with a nice gloss. I find myself applying this product over the top of lipsticks often as it makes my lips seem bigger and more lustrous.

Rrp: I bought this lipgloss on sale for $10 but I can't find it on the website which gives me a bad feeling it's not on sale anymore. Sad face. Worth having a check in your nearest drug store though!

4. MAC Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/Pressed.

This product is a definite must have. If you haven't already heard of the glorious transparent powder, it's basically a white coloured powder that you can apply over the top of your foundation or complete face of makeup to help set the makeup you've applied and to help it last longer (of course it applies transparent and not white). You can also transform any creamy lipstick into matte, just by dabbing a bit of transparent powder over the top. Genius! The reason this product has made it to my January favourites is because it's been a stinking hot Summer here in Australia and when your face starts to sweat, your makeup tends to slide off and applying a bit of transparent powder now and then throughout the day helps to keep it all in place. That and who likes to walk around with a sweaty upper lip? Not me, that's for sure.

Rrp: $42

5. MAYBELLINE eyeshadow palette in 'Chic Naturals'.

In my opinion, no makeup bag is complete without a natural eyeshadow palette that can be used on an everyday basis. This is just that. Simple, beautiful shades that I can apply without seeming too obnoxious. Although this palette has shimmer and I might prefer it if it didn't, it was a very cheap palette from the drug store, the pigmentation is quite good and the colours are just devine. Since I've been using this palette, I've had so many compliments on how I've done my eye makeup. I highly recommend you get your greasy little hands on this one!

Rrp: I bought this eyeshadow palette at Chemist Warehouse for $15. I'm quite certain they are still on sale as I've seen them in many drug stores of late but am unable to find the original price on the internet. Still worth having a look in your nearest drug store!

6. SPORTSGIRL Self Tan Cream.

Slightly ironic that I'm saying one of my favourite products from the middle of Summer is a bottle of fake tan, but I'm one of those people that tends to become a hermit inside on a really hot day rather than go lying in it (yep, I'm a Winter person through and through) in this case, it's very necessary!  This fake tan is cheap but most of all is an easy application with no streaks and gives you a beautiful, healthy and natural looking glow without it actually looking like you've applied any fake tan. Nobody to date has recognised I've fake tanned myself when using this product, but rather thought I'd just been out and about in the sun (little do they know.. hehe). It does wash off after a couple showers but is so easy to re-apply and you can prolong it's life by regularly applying moisturiser.

Rrp: $12.95

7. TONI&GUY Heat Protect Spray.

I started using this heat protect spray more and more throughout January for the sole reason of my hair needing a little extra TLC throughout the hot, Summer days. I love the smell of this spray and I find it does it's job of protecting my hair from heat and de-frizzing (we all know how crazy, frizzy our hair can get on a really hot Summer day) nicely. Easy buy from the supermarket and definitely worth each cent.

Rrp: $17.47

8. LUSH Popcorn Lip Scrub.

You may be very confused and surprised to see this in my monthly favourites considering I spent my the whole product review post on this scrub complaining (if you haven't read the product review, you can do so HERE) but it's somehow made it...
Well don't fret. I still stand by my words in saying this lip scrub smells and tastes horrible, but it's just so convenient! I don't have the time (or more to the point, I'm lazy..damn it) to make my own lip scrubs all the time and have been finding myself picking this product up weekly.
I'm going to have to buy this baby in bubblegum flavour as I hear it is much more pleasant smelling and tasting than the popcorn scrub.

Rrp: $9.95

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think? What were your favourite products of January? 


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  1. i really want to try that lip scrub! looks interesting! Followed!!

    1. Thankyou very much lovely! Give it a go, you might like it too! xx

  2. love this post, thanks for sharing cause now I know about more products like the Mac transparent powder, I didn't even know they had them so now its definitely on my try list :D
    I have never smelt the popcorn lip scrub as well from Lush but the bubblegum does smell amazing but if you get the chance and if they have one still, look for the Cola one as it smells and tastes amazing, that's if you love cola :D haha
    awesome post hun :) <3

    1. Thankyou lovely! Ah yes I've heard about the cola flavoured lip scrub, I'll be sure to give it a go :) xx

  3. I'll need to give Bare Again a whirl!
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  4. I love the loreal true match foundation.
    I use it daily.

    Xx Anne

  5. That popcorn lip scrub sounds...interesting. Very unique product! :) That Mac lipstick looks beautiful. :)


    1. The Mac lipstick applies 100 times better after using the lip scrub! xx

  6. the eyeshadow palette have awesome colours :)

    1. Yes they are one of my favourite ones out there! xx

  7. I've been loving the L'Oreal True Match Foundation as well, it's amazing. I'm really game to try that Lush lip scrub as well! x

    1. If you do, go for the bubblegum flavour! xx

  8. Great list of favourites! I really want to try that L'Oreal foundation!

    Ray | Obey Ray

    1. Thankyou, it's by far my favourite foundation! xx

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