Wednesday, 1 February 2017

January Favourites 2017!

I would be lying if I said that 2017 got off to the best start but it can only get better. This past week, I have been very ill and I have just been trying to gain my motivation again so I'm going to make February a fresh start for my blog, starting with a favourites post.

Starting with makeup, I struggled to cut it down to a handful of products but I am very happy with my choices. The LA Girl Pro Powder has been a new discovery of mine, I love it for setting my under eyes. I don't bake with this because a lot of it does leave a white cast but a small amount just prevents my under eyes from creasing as well as making them look airbrushed and smooth. This can get drying, especially if I use it all of the time, but when I am doing a full face, this powder is perfect.
Onto a makeup brush that I cannot get enough of, the Real Techniques Duo Fibre Contour Brush. This brush is beautiful for blending foundation, it takes a little longer than an average buffing brush but the finish it gives is beautiful and flawless. I love duo fibre brushes for all kinds of products but I now love it for foundation. Unlike my other buffing brushes, this brush doesn't absorb as much product which I love. Sadly, you can only get this in a set but I think that it is totally worth it so if you are looking for a new foundation brush, definitely look into this one. 
Another makeup brush but this time it is from a brand that I am still trying out. Morphe is a brand I definitely want to try more from as what I have tried so far, I love. I have been on the hunt for some essential eye shadow brushes and at the moment the Morphe MB23 Brush is amazing. It works best in the crease when blending that initial transition shade and using it for further blending. This distributes the colour so well and it is just my perfect crease brush. Since they are so affordable, it can be a little scratchy on the eyes but I find that it is not as bad as some other brushes I have tried.
I was debating to include this product or not just because I don't think that it is very easy to get hold of, but I have been loving it a lot this month. It is the G Spot Cosmetics Lip Liner in Enlightened, I bought this at the Clothes Show last year but I am sure some retailers might sell it. Lip liners are something I use all the time but I wanted to try out some new formulations and thats why I bought this. It is a lovely dark nude shade which goes with all of my lipsticks, it is very creamy but it doesn't bleed which is a bonus. I find this applies so easily and it really helps my lipstick last longer.

More face and body products now, a shower gel and scent in general I have been loving is the Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash. I have so many of these from gift sets just sitting in my drawers so I thought that it was about time I use it. Even though it smells unbelievable, the formula is really nice too. I use a few pumps and with water, it lathers up really well and the scent really does last on the skin. The scent is very fresh and citrus which I love but I know it is not to everyone's taste. I feel like this scent is really good for transitioning into the warmer months as it is so refreshing. 

At the moment I have been so super lazy with my skincare but The Body Shop Oils Of Life Range is a new addition to my skincare routine, especially the Sleeping cream and Revitalizing Facial Oil. Both of these products have really helped to hydrate my skin and give it a beautiful glow from within which is something I have really been liking. The facial oil feels so lovely on the skin and I can really tell a difference when I use it. Similar thing with the night cream, it is so thin and lightweight on the skin when I apply it, but it still hydrates my skin. Sadly this range is a little more on the expensive side but if you get the chance, I would definitely gives these products a go.
This has been my current favourite perfume to wear at the moment, it's the Calvin Klein In 2 U Her Perfume. I really like it because it is a little different to every other scent I own and it is still on the sweet and mature side. I have never really been a huge perfume girl but I am trying to step out of my comfort zone so this is great. The scent is very light but sweet and feminine. I find that this lasts a long time as well once I have sprayed it in the morning. Calvin Klein isn't a brand I go to when it comes to scents but I will have to see whether there are any other scents I like the look of. 

A fashion piece I have been loving lately are Chokers, I find that they look great with everything and they really add an edginess to an outfit. At the moment I have loved pairing it with a shirt or a v-neck t-shirt and some jeans. I am still figuring out my style, but I have really been loving a more casual but edgy look and chokers really suit that. The one in the picture is from Next but I have a few that I wear depending on what it is with. 
Finally for a TV Show and music from the same show, Glee. A group of girls in my school have raved and raved about this show and since I would consider myself a TV Show queen, I had to see what the fuss was about and I think it could be my favourite TV programme. This is probably the most realistic TV Show I have watched but there are elements that are cringe worthy but I don't know a show that doesn't make me cringe. What I love most about Glee is that, it is the only TV Show I have watched that covers the most problems that both teenagers and adults go through. They cover everything from OCD to depression to gender confusion to sexuality to bullying to relationships to domestic violence and I think they do it in a very considerate and sensitive way. For someone who has never watched it or heard of it, it is about a group of teenagers all from different society circles who sing in a Glee club. There are 6 seasons so it is long but every episode is well written and performed. The reason I love the music as well, is because they do all kinds of music from musicals to Uk top 40 to old classic. On my Spotify, I now have several Glee playlists, all with incredible covers. If you watch Glee, please let me know and let me know who your favourite character is, mine is Blaine!

What have you loved this month?
Grace xx

6 comments:

  1. I really want to get my hands on the Morphe brushes, they look amay

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    1. They are lovely, and so affordable!xx

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  2. love this blog post grace, I've been loving my sleek solstice highlight palette and my The Body Shop frosted berries shower gel, it smells AMAZINGGGGGG, love your blog, amelia xo

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  3. i really want to try the LA Gir powder! Morphe brushes sound amazing. i hope you're feeling better x

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