January Favourites

This month I have enjoyed various products but I feel like these are the products I couldn’t have lived without this January. Most of these choices are due to the harsh effects of winter weather on my skin as it think it is something we really don’t think about enough. It is certainly something I have noticed more of this year. I have decided to limit these 3 a month otherwise I could go on forever so these are my three for January.

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High Beam by benefit – This is amazing, it is a lovely pearly pink colour with a nail varnish like applicator which works surprisingly well. The product packaging states

The make up artist’s secret to a healthy glow. Benefit High Beam is an etheral pink liquid highlighter that creates a radiantly dewy complexion. For an angelic sheen, this pink shimmery lotion adds a soft natural afterglow.

I use a Real Techniques Highlighter Brush to blend the highlighter. This has been a wonderful product to make my skin glow in dreary January (seriously, could this month be more grey ?). As everyone knows I adore benefit and this is yet another wonderful product in their line which has been around forever. Although it is very shimmery this product isn’t overpoweringly glittery like some products on the market currently. This product can be purchased at Benefit. A 13 ml bottle is £19.50 but this product will last you forever.

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Caudalie Moisturising Sorbet – This product is amazing for winter, the formulation is so think and hydrating which is wonderful for my skin. I honestly think people underestimate the effects the weather has on your skin and the increase in central heating use is underestimated as I find this really causes havoc with my skin.

The website states ‘Sensitive Skin Saviour: This Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet has an immediate and long-lasting calming and soothing action. Anti-oxidant rich with patented polyphenols the formula helps strengthen and nourish the skin from the inside out. The gel-cream reactivates the skin’s hydration mechanisms and restores its water reserves. As skin becomes stronger, it feels softer and more comfortable.’ They are right. This product is very think and heavy. I would recommend against using this if you have very oily skin as it is quite heavy but I have combination skin and find that it works wonderfully. I have had a cold recently and everyone has experienced the sore red nose glow when you have wiped your nose 600 times in day (gross I know, but you can’t tell me you haven’t been there ?) and this product was amazing for soothing that and rehydrating the skin. This can be purchased from many places but Caudalie are selling this for £23 which seems about average, I received the small one as a gift but I don’t know how much this cost as it was part of a set.

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Lipglam 100% Natural Lip Balm – Lip balm should be every woman’s essential for the winter months. This product is 100% natural which is something that is really interesting me at the moment as I hate the thought of chemical on my skin. The packaging of this appliance tells me it is made in England, paraben free and lasts up to 8 hours. The packaging also claims that it can be used as

– Daily lip balm

– Cuticle ointment

– Lipstick and mascara primer

– Eyebrow gel balm

– Dry skin on elbows, knees, knuckles and in the nasal passage.

– soothes chaffing and rashes

– proven to improve skin roughness by 40% in just one hour

– hypoallergenic

This product is amazing. I have tried this product as a lipstick primer, lip balm and cuticle ointment and I have to admit, I cannot wait to try the other uses. This can be ordered from Lipglam  for £9.99 for a 12 ml tube and trust me it is well worth it.

I can’t believe I have just written this, where did this month go ? I cannot believe how quickly it’s gone. I would love to hear everyone else favourites or even recommendations for February.

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