Monday, 23 January 2012
January is a really miserable month! Christmas is over, the days are shorter and colder and everybody is just generally tired and grumpy. So you need a little something to cheer you up! This is my January faves, i'll try and do one for each month so here goes...
Having good moistuising makeup is really important in the winter months especially, if like me, the cold weather gives you dry skin.
This months favorites have been:
-Cover Girl liquid foundation in Classic Ivory
-MUA blush in Shade 2
-Bobbi Brown Corrector and Creamy Concealor in Medium Bisque and Beige
-Topshop Blush in High Five
-Barry M nail polish in Coral
I love all of these products for the winter because they all compliment that 'english rose' look that is so pretty to wear! It goes well with my pale skin and winter is one of the only times i can really play to my skin tones! The bright colour blush is key to the 'english rose' look as it refers to the deep blush. I also have very bad dark under-eye circles. I looked for ages for the perfect product to cover them up and finally came across the Bobbi Brown Collection! I absolutely love it and its one of the only products that gets rid of those pesky circles! It is not very drying to wear on your skin, so perfect for the winter and colder months. Finally, my choice of nail colour lately has been Coral to add just a splash of colour to these dreary days!
For clothes I've picked four key items that i have been wearing non-stop this month, otherwise we would be here forever (GOD i love clothes!).
-Green Coat -- New Look
-Cream Cardigan -- H&M
-Leggings -- Urban Outfitters
-Black Wedge Boots -- River Island
One of my biggest aims for this winter was to find that perfect coat that i could wear for years to come without getting sick of it. And of course for it to be warm and cosy! I found this lovely green coat with fur collar in New Look and have worn it on possibly every trip out. It goes with everything and is super warm - yey!
I also desperately wanted a warm, laid-back, oversized cardigan. I found this one in H&M for £30. I do think that this is a lot of money to spend on a cardi myself but I saw it once and persuaded myself not to get it, then spent the whole of Christmas wanting it so next time i found it i got it straight away!
The leggings from Urban Outfitters are actually my sisters, but i seem to wear them more than her. I love the aztec pattern they have on them and the grey and white colours have been perfect for the winter!
Finally the gorgeous black wedge boots form River Island. I got these because I wanted some boots to wear in the winter on days out shopping or to a restaurant that weren't you average casual boots. They are surprisingly comfortable to walk in and the bonus of course is that im taller!
This bits&bobs category is made up of the little things that I've found myself using (or eating) every single day this month.
-Lee Stafford Shampoo & Conditioner
-Olay moisturising wash
I'll start off with my shampoo&conditioner choice of the month. I received the Lee Stafford Hair Growth products for Christmas off of my lovely Auntie and was so excited! I've used Lee Stafford hair products before and loved them to pieces and growing my hair is something I've been working on for the past year or so. I've gone through about half of each bottle now and am seeing slow improvements. If anything my hair is healthier with less split ends and smells amazing which all adds up to your hair growing faster. I have vowed to get my hair cut at least once every two months to ward away any split ends! I would definitely recommend these products. Next is my faithful little pot of nivea! I find myself using this all the time on any dry patches of skin on my hands or face. I love the clean smell it has and it works wonders for me.
The Olay gentle cleanser is something my mum picked up for me and i only tried recently. Its like a moistuising face wash to use in the mornings when you have a wash. It really refreshes your skin and leaves it feeling smooth and supple.
Lastly and possibly most exciting is my new iPhone my Dad got me for Christmas. It is my pride and joy and I hardly ever put it down. I simply can't imagine not having it now and I'm extreamly grateful to my Dad for spending so much money on me! Instagram was one of the main reasons I wanted an iPhone. I would see all these amazing photos on other bloggers pages and twitter and want that app sooo much! Now I have it, I find myself taking photos non-stop and uploading them to instagram. All the photos in this post were taken on my iPhone with instagram except the very first one.
The app Temple Run was suggested to me by a friend with the promise "You will be addicted." and surprise surprise I well and truly am!
FINALLY I say one word: Pancakes!
Ever since I had them on New Years day with all my friends and family I have made them every sunday morning for myself to brighten the day ahead!
Gosh I have gabbed on a bit! Aahh well, hope you enjoyed reading through my January Faves!