Friday, 27 January 2017

January Favourites 2017

I have been enjoying these products throughout the month of January. I bought them myself and all except the blush cost £5 or less.

Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream: £4.29 for 200mI
I use this cream on my face, body and hands. I find the scent so comforting and the texture of the cream soft and calming on dry, sore skin. It sinks into the skin without greasiness and gives long-lasting hydration which is perfect in this cold weather.

GOSH Natural Blush in 36 Rose Whisper: £7.99
This is a great blush to wear with minimal makeup. It is soft and matte, adding natural-looking colour to the cheeks.
On my skin tone this particular shade blends beautifully and gives an almost airbrushed effect. There are brighter pink and purple shades available.
The texture of this blush is silky soft but not crumbly at all so it lasts very well throughout the day. I am wearing it in the picture below.

Makeup Revolution Setting Spray: £5 for 100ml
When I see reviews comparing high end with more affordable makeup, they often conclude that the major difference is how long the makeup lasts on the skin. For me, this spray keeps drugstore makeup in place perfectly all day long.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24 Hour Creamy Matte Cream Eyeshadow: £4.99
This is an absolutely great matte eye base. On its own it makes my eyes look brighter and more awake. Under powder shadows it provides a flawless, slightly tacky base which keeps them in place all day and enhances their pigmentation.

I have made the mistake in the past of smearing too much of this product onto my eyelids, resulting in an unflattering, thick and creased effect. This is definitely a product to tap on sparingly with your finger to achieve great results.

This little pot will last me a very long time.

Kiko Ultra Glossy Stylo in the shade 812 Black Cherry: £4.90
Finally, this lovely stick which is essentially a glossy, tinted balm. It is so easy to apply on the go, smells sweet and feels beautifully soft on the lips.
I love the hint of berry colour this gives, and the way it keeps my lips feeling hydrated and looking healthy without any stickiness.
Thank you so much for reading about my favourites this month,


  1. Nivea soft creme us gorgeous. I use it as a body cream. We sell lots of the this. I use the gosh blusher you sent daily as I need all the help I can get. I'm so pale. I have the Aqua spray from makeup revolution but haven't used it yet. I'm using a Rimmel setting spray at the moment which I love. Great review once again x x.

  2. So lovely of you to read and comment, thank you! Glad you like the blush, I think they are so soft and pretty xxx

  3. Thank you for reminding me about Maybelline Colour Tattoo, I need to get mine out again! And I really need to try Gosh, I know many love the brand.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. Thank you for reading! Yes, GOSH products are great quality.

  4. I love that Setting Spray. It's so effective. And yes, KIKO have some of the best lipsticks in their line-up! Better than some higher ends ones for sure. Great selection of products hun xxx
    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

    1. Thanks Sal. I'm on my second bottle of the setting spray - really good stuff xxx

  5. I've been so impressed with GOSH! I haven't tried a product that I didn't love yet. The blusher shade is beautiful. I definitely need to check the ingredients of the Makeup Revolution setting spray. I love my Urban Decay one, but it's expensive. Hopefully the MUR one will be ok for me to use. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks