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My January Favourites – Beauty and lifestyle bits

February 7, 2016

I thought it would be a good idea to start doing my monthly favourites. I have so many products, make up bits and general life things that I love each month and always plan to blog about so I thought why not put them all into one post per month. Keep reading for my January favourites!

My January favourites

January Favourites

Olympus PEN E-PL7
Of course my first January favourite has got to be my new Olympus PEN E-PL7. I ordered this camera a couple of months ago but annoyingly it wasn’t in stock even though the website allowed me to order it. I ended up getting one for Christmas which was just the best surprise on Christmas morning. Other than the fact that it looks absolutely gorgeous, it takes the best photos and I’m not even a pro at using it yet. LOVE.
January favourites

Clarisonic Aria
Your. face. needs. this. My skin has honestly never felt as clean as it does when I’ve cleansed with this. I have quite sensitive skin but it’s so gentle and just buffs the skin. It has 3 different speeds and also has a timer so it beeps when you’re meant to move onto the next section of your face so I do 10 seconds on each cheek, 20 seconds on my forehead and 20 seconds on my T-zone. It came with a cleanser which is a gel and it really foams up so you feel super cleansed. I’ve read other bloggers say that the longer you use it, the more you really notice a difference in your complexion so I am sticking with this magical tool!
January favourites

Red Carpet Gel Manicure Kit
I didn’t know doing my own gels would be this easy. My manicures have been lasting for 2, even 3 weeks with this kit and it’s just made life so much easier knowing my nails will look perfect for that length of time! My Red Carpet kit came with everything you need to prep your nails and keep them in good condition as well as what you need to remove the gel when you fancy a change or they’ve grown out.
January favourites

Exercise & FLEXISEQ Sport
Ahemmm. This is something I never could have guessed would be in my favourites…especially in January when all I usually want to do is stay inside. As you may know from my 2016 updates blog post, I decided to start personal training sessions this year. I’ve always exercised on and off but my goal at the beginning of the year was to be more consistent with it. I forgot how amazing exercise makes you feel! I’m stronger already (yeah, I can open my water bottle without help now) and I just don’t know why I ever stopped working out.
I’ve also been loving this FLEXISEQ Sport gel to use after my workouts. I’m working muscles I’ve never used before so if I’ve got a strange muscular ache in my back/shoulder/legs, this stuff really helps to loosen and soothe it. And foam rollers are the devil sooo I’m pretty thankful for this stuff!
January favourites

Tarte make up set – Amazonian Clay
I love everything about these products and they’re such good quality. The eyeshadows and blush are so pigmented and in colours I use ALL the time, the brushes are the perfect size and texture and the mascara gives you those fluffy VS style lashes. The amazonian clay powder foundation feels gorgeous on the skin but I do prefer a liquid base so I’ve been using it as a powder over my normal foundation.
January favourites

This is in my January favourites because Ellis and I booked our summer holiday a few weeks ago, yipppeeeee! We’ll be heading to Rhodes, Greece for 11 nights in July and I’m already dreaming of how pretty it will be. AND hummus. YUM.

Bondi Sands Everyday
This gradual tanning moisturiser smells lush and gives you an even, brown finish rather than an orange tint. It also fades evenly and hasn’t once gone patchy since I’ve been using it. I really think I’ll use this forever and ever.
January favourites

No7 Stay Perfect Foundation
I tried this foundation about a year ago but I got the wrong colour so I just gave up with it. My friend Becca swears by it so I thought I’d give it another go and I’m so glad I did! Now I’ve got the right colour I can really appreciate the texture and consistency and it really does stay put once it’s on. I rate this foundation SO highly and I never really rate foundations. I’ve never got on with Mac foundations and have found other high end foundations distinctly average so if you haven’t tried this, for around £14.50, it’s well worth a try.
January favourites

NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray
This has honestly changed how my make up stays on. Recently my make up has been staying in place so much longer. You know when you’re at work and you look in the mirror at about 3pm and you’re like…I could’ve sworn I put make up on this morning?! Well this little dream has been keeping my foundation in place, the pigment of my blush, bronzer strong and I still look put together by the end of the day.
January favourites
So they were my January favourites and I hope you enjoyed. I’ve already started making notes for my February favourites and we’re only a week into Feb!Did any of these things make your favourites for the beginning of 2016?! Let me know in the comments below!

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