*tries to not start favourites post with something about how long or short its been since the last one*….
My first two favourites are from the Body shop which i have grown a new found love for ever since they enticed me in with their new packaging a few months back. I picked up some of their new tea tree range a while ago and i wanted to expand my collection so decided to go with the tea tree cleansing gel. Having had tea tree ranges from elsewhere in the past i was worried about this, my past experiences have lead to dry tight skin and watery eyes, but not with this. This cleansing gel gives me the option of using a tea tree cleanser that isn’t harsh on my skin, it doesn’t foam so its not drying at all but still makes your skin feel really clean.
The second thing i picked up from the body shop is one of their new lip liquids in the shade Nairobi camellia, these are still a pretty new addition to their makeup range so it meant i was seeing them crop up on my instagram feed every so often and had to get my hands on one! As soon as i walked over to the collection i saw this shade and it spoke to me, okay not literally but if you’re anything like me with lipsticks you’ll get what i mean when you see a shade and you instantly know you have to have it. For once in my life i didn’t buy a nude, nairobi camellia is a deep pink colour which i have been wearing constantly. These really remind me of the NYX soft matte lip creams but better, they’re much more opaque and just an all round better formula; you do pay 50p more for these compared to the NYX alternative but i’d definitely recommend paying the tiny extra cost for the better formula.
My next favourite is a bit of an allrounder: coconut oil. My best friend gave me a jar of this with my Christmas presents and i’ve been using it for everything. Although you could use this to cook with i’ve been treating it as more of a cosmetic: to moisturise my face, lips, body and shave my legs. I love a product that has multiple uses and a jar of coconut oil is a hell of a lot cheaper than multiple different products.
I think just about everyones January favourites are essentially their what i got for christmases scaled down a little bit, so its no surprise my next favourite is another christmas present! I got three Zoella beauty products for Christmas and the scooper dooper is my favourite, the makes the best bubbles with a really small amount which i love because I’m a over user of bubble bath. This has a lovely scent too which actually sticks around quite well; although i do wish this came in more convenient packaging, the whole scooping thing just isn’t me.
I’ve been using the kathleen naturals eye cream for months now after they kindly sent it to me to review and its really become a firm staple in my skincare routine. I don’t go a day without using this (and neither does my mum, she’s started stealing it) and because you only need the tiniest amount it looks like I’ve barely used any which means its going to last forever! I’ve really seen a difference in the darkness around my eyes and the usually thin skin is much more plump and hydrated since i’ve been using this. This even has caviar in, do you get more luxury than that??
Now here’s where the giveaway part starts. I’ve teamed up with Kathleen to give away a caviar enrich eye cream worth £78! So if you want to win yourself my favourite eye cream enriched with caviar no less, you can enter one of two ways:
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Giveaway closes 15th February 2017, you must be over 18 to enter and this is an international giveaway so feel free to enter wherever you are!
What have you been loving in January? – Maria x
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