Well January has been and gone and its freezing outside. They are even threatening snow this weekend! (Please excuse this late post but i’ve not been feeling up to much for a few days since Simba…) I’m just hoping we an move on to spring soon. Heck the Easter Eggs are in store.
With Christmas and New Year being such a busy time I skipped over last months favourites (sorry about that, I hope its allowed being Christmas) so now its time for my first favourites of the year.
Okay this is a bit of a multi-tasker really, I use it for touch ups in low-light and for a travel mirror. The other use? perfect for use in tight spaces! We use it around the house to plug in cables behind our wall-mounted TV or looking under the bed (nope, no monsters!) I picked up the plain black one so that I can decoden it myself but it comes it a whole variety of styles (check them out here) What’s so special about this mirror? well it has lights built into the top mirror which lights up your face while you look into the bottom mirror.
Oh Kindle, where have you been all my life? This is one of those items I didn’t know I was missing until I had it! This little beauty comes everywhere with me and is amazing. I know, I know, you’re possibly thinking “but I like to read real books, its not the same, I like the feel/smell of them etc” but the convenience of a kindle far outweighs these in my opinion. If there’s a book i’m thinking of buying, I can simply download a sample. If i’m going on holiday I don’t have to lug a pile of books with me that take up space and weight in my hand luggage. I’ve definitely been able to enjoy more books with my kindle.
Dior: Hypnotic Poison
I’ve loved this perfume since I was in school (when I was given a tester) but never actually owned a bottle until I was lucky enough to get a bottle for christmas! Its a deep, rich scent which as they describe it is intoxicating and I definitely agree. It’s a strong sent but its not an overwhelming strong scent like say “Angel” by Theirry Mugler, it settles in and tones down in a wearable way. Hypnotic Poison combines four extravagant accords: jasmine sambac, bitter almond, moss-jacaranda and vanilla musk.
Estée Lauder: Sumptuous Waterproof Mascara
This mascara has been a great help for the last few days. I’d picked one up for a holiday in a deal and didn’t end up taking it with me (I opted for a sample mascara I was given instead) but found myself in real need of a waterproof mascara and this is a real godsend. Lots of tears later and my mascara stays put. The brush slims down at the tip and is great for getting into the corner without smudging, especially on the bottom lashes (which I would normally use my Clinique bottomlash mascara for) but i’m not sure about the claims on lift and curl – but its still a great buildable mascara. I originally saw Pixiwoo’s video on waterproof mascaras and this mascara was rated the best of the bunch.
M.A.C. Cosmetics: Taupography Shadestick
And finally my eyeshadow shade of the month! When in a rush this is a fantastic product for some quick colour on the lids twined with liquid or gel liner. The shadesticks are really long lasting on my oily lids and super easy to apply. This shade is now discontinued but I highly recommend shadesticks in general. I’d forgotten I had this as it had slid out of sight until recently but after finding it again I’ve used it a lot this month on its own, as a base and with darker shades too.
So that’s it for January, onto the month of love, valentines and all things hearts and cupids.
Until next time, have fun