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January Favourites

Where has January went!? Life is moving honestly too fast; let's slow down and take a moment. The next two months are the busiest part of my year so please forgive any dips in activity during it. My musical society is performing the European Premier of Heathers the Musical; it has never been performed anywhere in Europe yet. So, basically, will becoming very busy soon with rehearsals, tracking down costumes, ticket sales, more rehearsals, etc. Any way, back on topic and onto my January favourites!

Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Spray

Rarely do I spend such a great amount of time out that I do need to fix my makeup. Nor do I ever think about touching up any of my makeup other than my lips. Throughout a typical day I could only say that I notice my foundation fading. I'm back at Uni now, which means I can spend up to 12 hours out and about. I also have more special night events to attend this semester which will require a more long lasting look. 

Foolproof Removal with Balms Away Eye Makeup Breakup

Shortly before the Christmas season, my local Superdrug received a major upgrade on their beauty aisle. What used to just stock the standard groups such as Rimmel and Maybelline, now stocked the likes of TheBalm and Makeup Revolution. I was so excited to see TheBalm display. It had been sold on the Debenhams website for a while, and I couldn't find it in Florida, so to hold a product in my hands was amazing. There was so many things that I wanted to try, but I had to reign myself in.

The Body Shop Glazed Apple Feel Good Tin

It's near the end of January, and the cold weather is rolling on in. Times like this I take a step away from makeup and focus more on skincare and pampering products. After Christmas I am pretty much stocked up. So far I have been loving The Body Shop Glazed Apple Feel Good Tin. I usually pick up someone in my family one of their gift set, but this year I was lucky enough to be gifted one.

Totally Fabby MAC Lipstick!

I'm in the middle of shopping for new products; sort of preparing for the transition from winter to spring. Instead of picking up deep burgundies and warm chocolates, I have started to pick up pastel pinks and vanillas. I cannot wait of the warmer weather to roll in. 

MAC frost lipstick in the shade Fabby was one of those new seasonal additions I picked up recently. Fabby is a really muted rosy pink shade with a frost finish. The draw point, for me, is the frost sheen gives kind of a golden overlay to the lips. The golden tone just adds an extra dimension, and helps brighten up any makeup look. 

For being a frost finish, the colour pigmentation is quite opaque with a single swipe. The texture is not that creamy, and I don't mean that in a bad way. I'd describe it more as very similar to that of a MAC matte finish; creamy and not glossy.

I feel that Fabby is one of MACs more overlooked shades; passed over in favour of the more hyped about lipsticks such as Velvet Teddy and Rub…

Could This Be The Best Face Mask I Have Ever Tried?

If you know me then you know that I love trying out the Fresh Face Masks from Lush; see my reviews of the Festive Cranberry, and the Cupcake/Cosmetic Catastrophe. My most recent purchase was 'Don't Look At Me!

Ari by Arianna Grande Review

I admit I'm not a hardcore fan of Arianna Grande; in fact I've not heard any of her music except for her collab with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj. But never before have I encountered a perfume that seems tailored to my tastes, until I bought Ari.

Barry M Nail Paint in 'Chilli'

I love to paint my nails; people seem to have cottoned on then notion that nail polish is the way to my heart. I have so many new shades to try thanks to numerous Christmas gifts. I love to share on the blog what shades enjoy, and on the odd occasion, which shades I don't. Now, it's not often that I find any kind of product that I don't like, but it does happen.

Lush Boxing Day Sale Haul

I never realised how amazing the Lush Boxing Day sale was until now. It's only a small store where I live and the queue was wrapped round the whole shop. They had people waiting outside to be let in! I was weighing up whether I could be bothered waiting, but then I seen that the Christmas products were all half price. I was sold. I went around picking up anything with a star sticker on it knowing that if I didn't then I would be waiting until next year to try them.

Welcome 2016!

Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a good holiday season; that the time was spent enjoying family-time and food!