January Favourites

This month I've been a big fan of keeping things nice and nude and really channeling the natural makeup vibes!

Nude lips isn't something I used to be a big fan of. I found it hard to find shades that didn't make me look dead..and after the discovery of MAC Patisserie, I was a lot more open to wearing them. This month though its been all about NARS Descanso Satin Lip Pencil (£17.50), this shade isn't a part of their permanent line, however the shade Rikugien is very similar! It's a lovely pinky nude which has a satin finish which I think is why I like it so much. These feel so nice and smooth on the lips, I can't get enough of them!
Continuing the nude theme, my nails have experienced no different. Essie Cocktails and Coconuts (£7.99) has been my nail obsession and I've been wearing it non stop. I have the same problem with nude nails, that they tend to make me look dead, so finding one that suits me is quite the challenge. This has a slight shimmer running through it and is a great beige nude option. Skin tone is everything when finding nudes so just experiment and find out what tones and shades suit your complexion and go from there!

Moving on to more base products now, the eye cream I have been loving is the Clinique All About Eyes Eye Cream (£26.00). I love how universal Clinique skincare is and this one is no different. I find that if I'm trying to pack lightly for trip this can double up as my eye cream for morning and night. Its a beautiful consistency which is thick enough to moisturise but it also sinks in like a dream. If you don't have many fine lines under the eyes and you're looking for a simple eye cream that does it all, this is the one for you!
Lastly primer has been something I've been reaching for a lot this month. I find it makes my makeup last longer and prevents it going all patchy throughout the day. The one that I have been using and swear by is the Hourglass Viel Primer (£20.00, 10ml), I always buy the smaller bottle as I find I don't use it up very quickly so am not willing to fork out £52 for the 30ml..It's mineral based and also contains a SPF of 15 which is great for protecting your skin (although I would recommend using a high SPF in the summer!). My skin feels so smooth after and my foundation always applies and looks better.

PS: The ring is from TOPSHOP and I love it! Also a favourite of mine!


  1. I've been meaning to buy the Hourglass Primer for the longest time! It sounds amazing <3

    She Will Be

  2. That NARS Lip stain looks so beautiful xx

    Abi | abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk - Don't forget to check out my giveaway

  3. Nars pencils are my must-have! They're on the pricier end but definitely worth the splurge.
    New reader here - amazing blog, and as a designer must say yours is quite impressive!

    xo, Emily | Lynde Avenue

  4. I need to pick up that tiny hourglass primer as well just to give it a go, it sounds amazing!


  5. I love the look of that Essie shade, it looks very similar to Sand Tropez, which I love! Great faves x

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  6. Loooove the shade of that nail polish! The Nars lip pencil looks like a gorgeous shade too!
    Dimples Diaries

  7. I am obsessed with Essie nail varnishes the colours are so amazing. They take pastel to another level!


  8. Love the Nars lip pencils, there so much more glidable than their lipsticks!



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