I didn’t end up doing a yearly favourites at the end of last year – I think because particularly towards the end of the year I was maybe feeling like there weren’t as many stand out products I was using that sparked my memory for others I’d loved. I’ve noticed over the past couple of months there have been a few products which I’ve found myself reaching for some old goodies over and over again – as well as some new things that have impressed me! So let’s get into those January & February Favourites…
Calvin Klein Eternity Moment
Eternity Moment has been in my collection since I was about 15, there’s been an odd moment I’ve not had it in my fragrance arsenal – but it’s one I think I’ll go back to forever. It’s a fragrance that I normally gravitate towards in Spring – but I’ve found it’s tall bottle shape sticking out amongst the others has kept drawing my eye to it. I’ve been loving wearing this over the past few months and have been getting lots of compliments on it too. It’s a fairly inexpensive perfume but has long staying power and one I think I’ll love forever.
IGX Charcoal Dry Shampoo
This is something fairly new to me, but I’ve wanted to try it for ages. I’ve heard this was the best of the best of dry shampoos, but I’ve never seen it in person – whilst we were away for my birthday I spotted a mini of it in Space NK. So far, it’s bloody brilliant and has been working wonders when my hair needs a freshen up. I’m planning on trying it out a bit more and will post a full review of this soon! It’s a little on the pricey side but I only really now use dry shampoo occasionally rather than inbetween every other day for work – so I don’t mind spending a bit more knowing I don’t have to purchase as often.
Beauty Pie Qi Energy Eye Cream (Review Here)
I finished the Beauty Pie Uber Youth eye cream in January and swapped it out for this. I’ve been feeling really tired lately and this has been keeping dark circles and tired looking eyes at bay. The Beauty Pie skincare is some of the best I’ve tried in recent years and their eye creams have been no disappointment. I’ve recommended this to a few people recently and have had no complaints of it being a bad recommendation yet!
Drunk Elephant Slaai Cleansing Butter (Review Here)
I put this in my spring use up list and the regular use has made me fall back in love with it completely. I turn to it mostly when I want to remove makeup as it makes such light work of melting off every drop of full coverage foundation, bright eyeshadow and super black mascara on my face. I’ve got approximately a quarter of this left and I’m coveting every last drop of it, as I’ve got so many cleansers in my cupboard to try, I won’t be repurchasing any time soon!
Pixi Glow Mist [Gifted]
I have a review of some new to me Pixi items pending – including this. This is probably my favourite mist from them yet, I use this through the day working at home to rehydrate my skin and give me a pick me up. I love the scent and I find the addition of Argan Oil particularly nourishing. When it dries down on the skin – I don’t find it leaves any residue behind but my skin laps up all the goodness.
Jeffree Star Thirsty Eyeshadow Palette
I got this for my birthday last year, and I’ve not got around to reviewing it just yet. I wore this a fair bit last year but have pulled it out a few times over the past few weeks and have been absolutely loving the sparkly eye shadows in this palette, they very much remind me of Magnificent Metals from Stila in pressed form and look so pretty on the eyes. Alternatively I’ve been using the neutral mattes with my Stila shadows as I’ve been trying to finish up a couple. I’ve been using mostly the neutral shades so far, but really need to dip into those pretty blues and corals! This palette has just been discontinued, so if you see it and you’ve been interested grab it. Grab. It. Now.
L.A. Girl Pro Coverage Foundation
Another product that was in my Spring use up list, and I am scraping the barrel with an eyeshadow brush now – the pump can’t get any more product up! This was given to me by my friend Lora who found it too dark, and as I’ve been trying to finish it up – I’ve actually fell in love with the formula! This is by far the best foundation under a tenner that has worked and lasted on my oily skin, so much so that I think I will end up repurchasing it once finished. This foundation does have a stench, which is it’s one downside, but I’ve used it enough that I think I barely notice it any more! Highly recommended if you want a budget friendly high coverage foundation that looks natural on the skin.
As I’m on a low buy – and feeling very motivated by it (I’ve spent £13 out of my £250 for the year so far), it’s been great to find products in my collection that can still be favourites in some cases years on from originally owning them! A definite spur on to keep digging into my collection to see what else I uncover!
What products have you been loving at the start of this year?