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January Favourites

I can’t believe February is already here but that means it is time for my January favourites. I  tried out quite a few new products in January, rediscovered some old favourites and have a fashion favourite too.

Skincare Savour

Starting off with some skincare pieces and a product I rediscovered last month was The ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5. I used this product last winter and then put it away and forgot about it. When I was doing my 2017 Beauty Favourites I found it and fell in love with it again. I have been suffering from quite a dry forehead and this serum has saved my skin. I love how hydrating this product is with combination skin without leaving your skin looking greasy. The Ordinary is one of my favourite skincare brands, their products work so well and are so affordable.


My next skincare product is La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo (+) Unifiant. I have been using the original formula of the Effaclar Duo (+) for about 6 months and then received a sample of the Effaclar Duo (+) Unifant so decided to give it ago in the mornings. This product is so good and has a medium coverage, which really helps take away the redness of spots and scarring. I love that I can apply this in the morning before makeup, knowing it will help with my spots and give me some basic coverage too. I used this in light and it works perfectly on my pale skin.

A Perfect Nude Lip Colour

Surprisingly I only have one makeup favourite, which is the Ted Baker Tinted Lip Balm in Light. I didn’t wear much makeup in January, which was partly because I was trying to get my dry skin under control and so I gave it a rest from makeup. Even though I didn’t wear much makeup I still enjoyed popping on a bit of mascara, concealer and lipstick if I was going out. I loved wearing the Ted Baker Tinted Lip Balm, whenever I went out as its so moisturising and surprising full coverage too. I love how nude this Tinted Lip Balm is, with a pinky undertone instead of brown. It lasts a good 6 hours with out becoming patchy or making my lips feel dry, which I adore.

Silky Soft Hands

Moving onto hands and the Zoella Beauty Winter Wonder Hand Hand Cream has helped keep my hands so soft and hydrated. I normally use the L’Occtiane Shea Butter Hand Cream but find it can leave my hands feeling greasy, which the Winter Wonder Hand Hand Cream doesn’t. I think this is my favourite range by Zoella Beauty, its quite a delicate scent of Peony & Mint that isn’t overpowering at all. The product has shea butter in it to help keep your hands nourished though even the coldest of weathers.


Bedtime Essential

When it comes to falling asleep sometime I get into bed and really snuggle falling asleep but that all changed when I found the This works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray. This products works so well, all I do is spray it on my pillow just before going to bed and I am asleep in a few minutes. You pillow literally smells like a field of lavender, which is my heaven. I have a little travel size bottle so I took it with me to Vienna recently and it helped me fall asleep and have a good night sleep every night. This Works do lots of different products to help you fall asleep like body oils but have also branched into body and skin care now, it is well worth checking them out.

Outfits Must Have

In the boxing days sales I picked up a few fashion pieces, with one of them being a Mint Velvet Raspberry Solid Blanket Scarf. I had been looking for a block colour blanket scarf for a while and then I came across this one, which has a gorgeous colour and doesn’t contain any wool. I love how big it is, which means I can wrap it around my neck once and it keeps me super warm and cosy. I love the Raspberry colour, it helps add a pop of colour to a very plain outfit. Unfortunately it’s no longer available in Mint Velvet but hopefully they will bring out a similar version next winter.

So there are my favourites from Januray, a bit of a mix compared to my normal beauty favourites. What products have you been loving recently?

Steph x


  1. February 5, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    I so obsessed with the Ordinary serum! It helped my skin recover so much x

    • February 5, 2018 / 8:30 pm

      Me too, it’s just so good x

  2. February 6, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    I have yet to use the Zoella handcream. I’m still using my Fearne hand cream that I got a year ago for Christmas – it’s very greasy though so you can only use it at night. x

    • February 7, 2018 / 5:04 pm

      I had having greasy hands even at night, the Zoella hand cream is so moisturising without having the greasy feels – well worth trying x

  3. February 7, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    I have the Ted Baker Tinted Lip Balm and I really liked the colour but unfortunately it ended up snapping. Xx

    • February 7, 2018 / 5:05 pm

      Oh no thats so annoying, did you have the nude or red one. x

        • February 7, 2018 / 7:16 pm

          Hopefully they will have the tinted lip balm in Boots again this Christmas so you can pick another one up x

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