My Beauty Products Of The Month: January

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I cannot believe it’s already the start of February, where has the time gone? (I swear it was only New Year last week?!) Earlier in January I mentioned that as part of my 2016 goals, I would be doing a post at the start of each month about my fave products from the month before. I’ve been lucky enough to try out some amazing products over the past few weeks, so it’s a longer list than last month.

 

So what were my favourite products for January? I’ve gone a little makeup mad recently, and I think that most of this month’s choices reflect that. Without further ado, here’s my comprehensive list of products that stole my heart last month.

 

So Eco Eye & Face Brushes

 

You may has seen in my ‘What I Got For Christmas’ post that I was lucky enough to get some lovely makeup brushes for Christmas. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been practising all the best ways to use them – until recently I always applied my makeup with my fingers, and have fallen hard for them. Not only am I crazy about how well each and every one of these brushes applies my makeup, but the fact they’re eco-friendly makes me love them even more. Unlike many brushes that are made from animal hairs – something I’m very against, So Eco brushes are 100 percent plant-based. They’re eco-friendly, cruelty-free and sustainably sourced, plus they blend makeup like a dream – what’s not to love? Need new makeup brushes – I strongly recommend investing in these babies, they’re awesome.

 

L’Occitane Shea Butter Organic Certified

 

As you’ll know if you follow my blog, I am a BIG fan of L’Occitane’s products. One of their lovely beauty products I hadn’t tried until recently however, is their pure shea butter. It’s thick, creamy and 100 percent natural, and I am OBSESSED with it. Since the weather’s got colder, it’s been my secret weapon for dealing with dry, sore skin. Over the past few weeks my face has become VERY dry, and this amazing product has been a lifesaver. (I’ve even used it on my eczema and had some amazing results.) It’s safe to say I am addicted.

 

Burt’s Bees Lemon Cuticle Cream

 

Did you see my Instagram post about getting my nails done last week? In case you didn’t, I got gel nails for the first time last week, and the beautician mentioned that my cuticles were a little dry and that I should give them a little TLC. Luckily, I got a pot of Burt’s Bees Lemon Cuticle Cream for Christmas, so as soon as I got home I smothered my cuticles in this. Since then, I’ve been applying it day and night, and now have lovely soft, smooth cuticle, and hands that smell lovely and lemony. It might be quite an oily balm, but I absolutely love it and would 100 percent recommend it!

 

Smashbox Blush/Soft Lights Duo in Super Model

 

I’ve been wanting to try out beauty products from Smashbox for a while, as I’ve heard lots of good things about them. So when I came across the Blush/Soft Lights Duo on sale, I knew I had to treat myself, and I am so GLAD I did. A blusher and highlighter, Super Model is pink toned – the blusher is a darker pink and the highlighter more of a shimmery pale pink. What I love about this duo is that it’s super pigmented, which means you only need a small amount, and incredibly easy to blend. I’m a little obsessed with highlighters at the moment, and this has to be one of my favourites. It’s not too shimmery like some of them, it has just the right amount of shimmer to it, and I LOVE it.

 

Jelly Pong Pong Lighten Up (brightener and waterliner)

 

I received this brightening pencil in my January Birchbox and instantly fell in love with it. I’d been wanting a light coloured pencil for using to highlight my eyes and brow bones, so couldn’t have been more excited when I opened my Birchbox and found this little gem. What I love about this pencil is that it comes out a lovely natural nude colour, applies easily and blends well. I’ve been applying it to my brow bone and corner of my eyes, and love the results.

 

Lord & Berry Seta Premiere Eyeshadow in Nude Rose

 

I’m really into eyeshadow at the moment, so I thought I would treat myself to a Lord & Berry eyeshadow, and I am so glad I did. I’ve never tried any of the boutique Italian fashion house’s beauty products before but the minute I tested out the Nude Rose eyeshadow, I knew they would become a firm favourite of mine. It’s such a pretty colour with just the right amount of shimmer to it.

 

Benefit They’re Real Eyelash Primer

 

This is another product that I received from Birchbox this month, and I must say, I am a real fan. I’ve used Benefit They’re Real Mascara for years, so it’s no wonder I love their lash primer. What I like most about this product is that for days when I want to look more natural than made up, it subtly lifts my lashes. I know it’s made to be a primer that boosts mascara volume, but I think it works great as a natural-looking mascara.

 

Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick

 

The one that started it all, the Seventeen Shimmer Brick is what started my highlighter obsession. I was out sales shopping just after the new year, when I noticed this pretty, pastel brick sat on the shelf in Boots. I instantly loved the colours, and as I had been wanting to try out highlighter for a while, knew it was perfect. It gives a beautifully light, shimmery finish that is perfect for me, as I always prefer my makeup to look natural.

 

That’s it, all my fave beauty products of the month for January! What have you loved this past month? (Let me know in the comment section below.)

Beth Mahoney

Hi! I'm Beth Mahoney, a beauty and lifestyle blogger from Honiton in Devon.

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