Monday, 1 February 2016
All of my posts so far have been reviews of products I have purchased, but I thought I would try something a bit different in 2016 and do monthly favourites posts to share with you what I've been loving throughout each month.
Firstly, a New Year's resolution of mine was to be more active (I'm trying to exercise at least 4 days each week) so I've been wearing my Nike Free Run trainers a lot this month. These are by far my favourite trainers that I own because they're very comfortable and lightweight.
Another New Year's resolution I made was to read at least one book each month. When I was younger I read nearly every day so I'm trying to get back into the habit of reading regularly. The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller about a girl, Rachel, who catches the same train every morning and starts to feel like she knows two of the people that live in one of the houses that the train passes, however, one morning something is different. Once you start reading this book you won't be able to put it down!
Hair masks are a product that I definitely don't use often enough. I'm always straightening or curling my hair so the Lee Stafford FiX IT TREaTMENT sounded like the most appropriate hair mask to go for as it's aimed at damaged hair caused by styling and colouring. This mask leaves my hair feeling softer and stronger. It also enables me to carry on styling my hair without worrying than I'm severely damaging it.
The Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush could be the best skincare investment I have ever made! It removes all traces of makeup to leave my skin feeling cleaner than it ever has before (full review here).
I've already shared with you my obsession for MAC lipsticks so when I walked past a MAC store a few weeks ago it was inevitable that I would be coming home with another MAC lipstick. I went for Patisserie which is described on the MAC website as a "sheer creamy neutral pink". This is the first lustre lipstick I have bought and I love the subtle glossy finish. Patisserie looks good when you've got strong eye makeup and don't want a strong lip too, or if you're going for a natural makeup look.
With the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette I got samples of four eyeshadow primers that Urban Decay have to offer. I noticed a clear difference in the staying power of my eyeshadow when I used the primers compared to when I didn't so I decided that it was worthwhile getting the full-sized primer once the samples had ran out. I opted for the Original Primer Potion because this goes well with any eyeshadow (whereas Sin is a shimmery primer potion). The primer promises "24 hours of wear, more vibrant colour and no creasing", and although I haven't worn eyeshadow for 24 hours (who does!?) I can definitely say that it lasts for 10 hours.
I have found my favourite perfume ever! Modern Muse. This has a floral woody scent; combining Jasmine sambac, Amber wood, Soft musk, and many more notes to create the perfect scent. A problem I constantly have with perfumes is that the scent tends to disappear about 30 minutes after I've sprayed it on. Thankfully, Modern Muse lasts for hours but also isn't overpowering.
What do you think of my first monthly favourites post? Also, let me know what your favourites are for January.