January Favourites

Hello, lovelies!

How are you doing? Hope you’ve had a great weekend!

Can’t believe January’s already come to an end. Time sure does fly! For this month, I haven’t been using much makeup, and I haven’t had many new things to try. Still, I’ve made a list with everything I’ve loved this month, and that’s what I’m sharing with you today. It has a bit of everything: fashion, makeup, skincare, perfume, and a few miscellaneous stuff that you have to read the post to find out what they are…

Beauty – skincare, fragrance, makeup

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Intense Moisture Serum, Rituals | Ultra Repair Lip Therapy, FAB | Clean Blossom – Rollerball

I’ve finally been reunited with my miracle worker, the Intense Moisture Serum by Rituals. Every time I go a while without it and then start using it again, I’m reminded of its super powers! I can’t praise this serum enough, guys. The difference it instantly makes on the skin’s insane, I’d never had such a product before. Skin looks immediately better (seriously better!), healthy, radiant…just beautiful! I know, it’s a bit expensive, but if you can spoil yourself (or ask for it for your birthday), I strongly recommend you do so!

I’ve been using this lip balm a lot! I got it in a kit, along with their face mist (which I really dislike), but I thought I wouldn’t use it since I have the one from The Body Shop, from the Argan Oil range, that I love so much. Only problem with the one from The Body Shop’s that is one of those that you have to dip your finger in to then apply the product to the lips. And I’m not a fan of that… Which is why I love this one by First Aid Beauty so much, you just remove the lid, apply it to the lips and you’re good to go! And it has a nice, not overpowering mint scent, that’s quite nice. Great product!

Now, this perfume! I bought it kind of on a whim, because it had 50% off, the brand’s name’s ‘Clean’ and this fragrance’s ‘Blossom’: and that’s my type of scent, clean and floral. I searched for comparisons and it said it was similar to Chanel Chance – Eau Tendre, which’s my favourite perfume ever. So it went on my shopping cart and I’m so glad it did, it smells heavenly, a great balance of fresh and floral, and it’s now one of my favourite scents ever!

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Fixing Powder, Artdeco | Healthy Mix Foundation, Bourjois | Pro Conceal, L.A. Girl | Liquid Concealer, Wycon

This month I fell back in love with my Healthy Mix Foundation, by Bourjois. It looks so beautiful on the skin, it does make your skin look healthy while also looking quite natural. You can build up the coverage, starting from a light-medium. Depending on which tool I’m applying it with, I apply one (stippling brush) to two pumps (beauty sponge), for a light-medium coverage. It’s a great affordable foundation and I’ve just placed an order for my second bottle.

Then, for concealer, I’ve been loving mixing these two. Since I got the wrong shade of the LA Girl concealer and this one’s a bit too orange, I’ve been using it for colour correcting, to correct the blue and the purple in my dark circles.Then I apply the one from Wycon, which’s quite light and pulls the look together, making it look flawless.

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Naked 3, Urban Decay | Roller Lash, Benefit | Eyeshadow Base, Artdeco

Probably because I can feel it running out, I’ve been enjoying every last second of my Roller Lash mascara. This is, without a doubt, the best mascara I’ve ever used! It lifts my lashes, gives volume, length, separation… It does all the things you’d want a mascara to do! I think I’ll be adding it to my Birthday List, because I don’t think I can ever be without it again.

I’ve also fallen back in love with the Naked 3 palette, by Urban Decay. It’s just so beautiful! It’s perfect for everyday, for a night-out, for date night… Pretty much for any look and for any occasion! Some shadows have a bit too much fallout, but I really don’t care because the other ones are worth it.

At the end of last year I placed a little order online and got myself a few new things, one of them being this eyeshadow base by Artdeco. My mother loves it, used it for years, and it had great reviews online, so I thought I’d give it a go. As per usual, it doesn’t really work on my lids, but it works better than most, making my shadows stay on for about 5 hours, which’s much better than the other ones I’ve tried. So that’s why it’s in my favourites, since it’s an improvement.

Fashion

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Nude Scarf, Etam

I got this one during sales, after Christmas and before New Year’s, because I’d been wanting a nude scarf for ages and this one was giant, super warm, super soft, and had 30% off. Only problem: it sheds. But I’ve been wearing it loads!

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3 Star Silver Necklace

This one I don’t leave the house without. I love it so much! It’s so me, silver, simple, with 3 little stars. * Insert many heart eye emojis*

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Check Flannel Shirt, Uniqlo

Another Christmas present was this check print flannel shirt, by Uniqlo. I love it! It’s a shirt, it’s flannel, it’s check print, and it has my favourite combination of colours: grey, burgundy and blue. I also love the cut and how it fits, it’s perfect!

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Nude Suede Bag, Mango

Another thing I’d been wanting for ages was a nude bag. And a backpack. So, I was given this one for Christmas and I absolutely love it. It’s huge, so it fits everything, and it’s beautiful and practical. Love it!

Miscellaneous

Really, really cold weather

This month’s been really, really cold and I love it! It was like that from the week before Christmas up until this past weekend, we even got some snow showers (yay!). Having spent my entire life in Portugal, I’d never experience such cold temperatures, nor snow like this, so I was super happy with the whole weather situation! I went to this lake on the 1st of January and felt like a kid the whole time, I loved everything and took loads of pictures, was so excited!

Jane The Virgin

This month I binge-watched Jane The Virgin. I’d heard of it before but I never thought I’d like it, since I hate comedy series. Turns out, this one’s not really a comedy TV show, it has a very interesting story line, deep characters, it’s funny but cleverly funny, and I love the narrator.

And that’s it for this months faves. Which were yours? I’d love to know!

Love,

Alice ♥

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