Monthly Favourites | January 2017

Hello again,

January has been a pretty relaxed month for me so I haven’t been trying many new products. However, there are four products that were real game changers for me this month…

Soap & Glory Thick and Fast HD Mascara

This is an old favourite of mine but I haven’t used it since about 2015. I always loved it but never bought it again because I had other mascaras to use up. However, I got two for Christmas so started using it again and I don’t want to go back to using anything else. The applicator is really good at separating your lashes but adding volume making them clumpy. 10/10. Definitely buy it – unless you’re looking for a waterproof mascara – I’d stay away if that’s the case…

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L’Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask

I’m really late to the bandwagon on this one. I didn’t buy this face mask before because I already own too many. However, Superdrug have been offering students 20% off recently so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to buy it. It worked out at less than £5 which is cheaper than my favourite Lush face mask. I won’t say much about it because I’m going to do a full review of it once I’ve used it a bit more. However, I will say that it basically rips the dirt out of your pores. As disgusting as that sounds, my face feels a lot cleaner after I use this.

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Garnier Moisture Restore Night Care

I’ve been using this for a couple of months now and I really really love it. If I apply this after I’ve cleaned my face just before I go to bed, I wake up with hydrated skin. Because my skin is naturally really dry, not using a night cream makes my skin much worse. This has been a bit of a winter skin saviour for me. I think it cost just over £2 from Superdrug too which is really affordable for the how well it works.

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The Original Beauty Blender

I’ve tried beauty blenders before but never actually tried the proper Original Beauty Blender. I’d heard that it was better than other brands of sponges so thought I’d give it a go, even though I usually prefer used brushes for my concealer and foundation. I was really surprised at how well it works! If you wet it a little before applying your foundation, it applies really evenly and doesn’t let the product dry out. I have really dry skin and I was finding it difficult to apply makeup with a brush. It wouldn’t blend easily on my skin even though I was using I really good moisturiser and primer before my foundation. This is a much better alternative to brushes. *Thumbs up*.

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As always, thanks for reading!

Let me know if you’ve tried any of these and how you got on with them…

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Bye for now,

Courteney x

117 thoughts on “Monthly Favourites | January 2017

  1. I absolutely love the clay mask, I have it too and have been using it at least once a week. I have very acne prone skin so this is really good at drying out my active spots. Definitely a favorite for me!

  2. I’ve been wanting to try the L’oreal Masks! I need to catch the next sale. Also, I cannot live without my Beauty Blender. I make sure to have back ups so that I’m never without one. LOL

  3. Sadly I haven’t heard of any of these! It’s been awhile since I’ve changed up my beauty regiment! I would love to try that clay mask though, I’m always in love with detoxing! Always feel like my skin is fresh and rejuvenated! I will have to check out these other products! They all look amazing! I think it’s time to do some changing up in my beauty routine!

  4. I’m going to have to try out the original Beauty Blender. I’ve been using the Real Techniques Miracle Sponge (not sure if you’ve tried it) and I absolutely love it, but I’m curious as to how it compares to the Beauty Blender!

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