Here are my favourite beauty products for January 2014!
This month I had a whole lot of skincare items, a few revisited favourites and not much makeup!
Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo & Reconstructor Three Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner
I know I have featured both of these haircare products on my blog before, but after repurchasing them last month it made me realise what a fool I had been for using anything else! These have to be my favourite all-time shampoo & conditioner - I have used everything from higher end/more expensive products recommended by hairdressers, to the cheapest drugstore ones and I can safely say that these are the only two that make a visible difference in my hair! I have dry hair so I only wash it twice a week. These make my hair feel soft & silky!
ESPA Nourishing Body Oil and ESPA Smooth & Firm Body Butter
I sort of hate the fact that I am now addicted to these two products as they are so expensive but I can't help myself! Nothing else compares...these are both fabulous for preventing stretch marks and are so nourishing during pregnancy. I use them together so that they will last longer, although I do have a tendency to slather them on as I love them so much (especially the body butter). My skin feels and smells luxurious and wonderfully soft afterwards and they last me about a month.
Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Cleanser, DayWear Moisturiser and Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum
These are a couple of new skincare items I've been trying out recently and they are working really well for my skin! I use the Perfectly Clean cleanser morning & night (with my Clarisonic) and twice a week for three minutes as a mask. I love how squeaky clean it makes my skin feel! I use the moisturiser both morning & night as well. Both products are for normal/combination skin. I also got an eye serum, which is lovely & lightweight. You can apply it under your makeup and it doesn't leave a shine or yucky residue on your face. I was recommended the serum when I went looking for an eye cream as this formula is not too thick and makes a great starter product for preventing wrinkles. One tiny pump goes a long way - this is all I use for both eyes! I have also used the Advanced Night Repair serum for the face but it did not agree with my skin at all - it broke me out :(
Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips
I received this as a sample in a Glossybox I think and only got around to using it last month but I am so glad I did! This sounds a bit gross (I know, I know...nipple cream) but it really works! The formula is super thick & gloopy so it's definitely something you want to apply at night when nobody's looking...ha ha ha! It feels like you're wearing a coating of honey on your lips. But when you wake up in the morning they will be super soft & flake free! This is the best stuff for cold winter months when your lips are more susceptible to chapping/dryness.
Essie "Fiji" Nail Polish
I have definitely mentioned this in a favourites post before (probably circa Summer 2012) but I went back to using it last month after getting sick of the dark wintery shades. I needed something light & airy for a pick-me-up and this did the trick! It's that perfect opaque "white-ish" pink that looks pretty on both long or short nails. I got so many compliments & questions about this shade when I wore it, I couldn't not give it a mention! It also lasts almost 2 weeks before chipping...Essie polishes are really the best!
NARS Turkish Delight Lip Gloss
I bought this last month from ASOS even though I have been lusting after it for years (ever since Kim Kardashian mentioned it was a favourite of hers back in 2008/2009!). I love everything about it except for the smell...it smells horrible, more like a cleaning product than a lip gloss! Aside from that it is very complimentary on any shade of nude lipstick - today I have it on over Rimmel Airy Fairy. I apply it whenever I want a more "plumped up" look.
You can also check out my January Favourites video below, where I talk about all of these products in more detail!