January Favourites

January always feels like the longest month ever, but thankfully its over!

If I’m completely honest, January hasn’t been the best month for me, so I’m glad to see it go. To celebrate, I thought I’d share some of my favourite things from this past month.

Huda Beauty New Nudes Palette (£56, cultbeauty.co.uk)

I think this might actually be my dream eyeshadow palette. No joke, it’s so pretty. I’m obsessed with pink/rose-toned shades, so I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist this. All the shades are very pigmented and easy to blend, so it’s easy to get the perfect look every time. It’s been my go-to palette whenever I’ve wanted to do full glam.

Fenty Beauty Full Frontal Mascara (£21, boots.com)

All hail Queen Rihanna! I’ve only used this mascara for a few days, but I’m completely obsessed with it. It makes my lashes look like the most perfect set of fluffy, natural-looking falsies. It’s super black, easy to apply and lasts all day without crumbling. I really hope they never discontinue this mascara.

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo in “Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal” (£28, boots.com)

Everything I try from Fenty Beauty just absolutely knocks it out of the park. Everything about this is so beautiful, I want to cry. It’s super shiny and metallic and gives the most amazing glow to the skin. I’ve mostly been using the shade “Lightning Dust”, which is the lighter, more metallic of the 2 shades and it’s perfect for my skin tone. It would also make a really pretty, shimmery eyeshadow shade for more natural looks too. We love a multi-tasker.

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (£23, tartecosmetics.com)

I feel like I try so many concealers, but I always come back to this one. It’s long lasting, full coverage and doesn’t feel heavy or cakey. It’s just the perfect concealer – I can’t say enough good things about it!

NYX Micro Brow Pencil (£10, boots.com)

I recently started using brow pencils again after using exclusively pomades for the longest time. I tried the Anastasia Brow Wiz and it was good, but you don’t get anywhere near enough product to justify the price tag. I’ve used the NYX version in the past and loved it. It’s a pretty exact dupe for the Anastasia pencil, just at a fraction of the price.

Victoria’s Secret Flavour Gloss in “Coconut Craze” (£9.65, victoriassecret.co.uk)

This has been my most reached for gloss recently. Well, that and Fenty “Fu$$Y”, but that’s my all time fave. This is a super pretty, sheer nude gloss, that’s not sticky at all and smells/tastes amazing. Highly recommend as an easy-to-throw-on-then-throw-in-your-handbag lip product.

Juicy Couture “Viva La Juicy” Perfume (£50, boots.com)

This is a total blast from the past for me. I used to wear this every single day from 2010-2013. Just before Christmas, I was talking to Liam, my fiance, about how much I used to love it and wanted to buy myself a bottle at some point. Clearly he took note of that conversation because he ended up surprising me with a huge bottle for Christmas! I’ve been wearing it religiously ever since.

Smosh Pit (Youtube)

I 110% blame Liam for this one. One night, between Christmas and New Year, we ended up watching Smosh “Try Not to Laugh” videos on Facebook for like an hour and a half. I’ve been hooked ever since. Seriously. I’m even watching Smosh Games and listening to their podcast. Why is this my life now?

Sam Fender (YouTube)

Based on how much I’ve listened to Sam Fender this month, I wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up being my Spotify Most Played Artist for 2020. His album has been on repeat for weeks. Personal faves include: “Call Me Lover”, “White Privilege”, “Play God” and “Leave Fast”

I hope you’ve all had a great start to the year!

Catherine x



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