Sunday, 31 January 2016

January Favourites | ft Co Lab and Kat Von D

This is not only my first favourites post for the year but it is also my first favourites post since March...oops! I won't give the usual long-winded introduction to this post and will just head straight into what I have been loving this month.

First things first my favourite thing in January has been organisation! I know, I know I sound like a grandma, but I have loved trying to get my life in order and get more organised in my day to day life. With absolutely no connection to this (but I promise it will make sense in a minute) I have also loved all things leather this month and (here's the connection) my new leather 2016 diary from Paperchase has definitely been making a big impact on my life. Along with this I have totally fallen in love with this beautiful tanned leather purse from Kin by John Lewis (sadly this purse is no longer in stock but the smaller coin purse is still available here). Both are such amazing quality and made from the softest leather (or fake leather, I'm not sure if they're real or not) and I'm just obsessed with them.

My next favourite is the product that was so good it convinced me to start blogging again after my 9 month hiatus. The Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain's are completely amazing and to read my full review, click here. In short, if you want a lip product that literally last's all day without the need of topping up and feels so natural on your lip then you need one of these lip stains in your life. I picked up both Marvellous Mauve and Watermelon Slice on a recent trip to New York and haven't stopped wearing them since. My personal favourite is Marvellous Mauve (the purple/brown shade). The best thing about these stains is that they aren't drying at all. I can get really chapped lips and these stains don't irritate them at all. A huge thumbs up from me.

Next up is an absolute savior in my life and that's dry shampoo. Actually, it's not just any old dry shampoo but the Ruth Crilly Co Lab dry shampoo. Ok, I admit I have been obsessed with these for months but recently I've been trying to train my hair to last an extra day without washing and these dry shampoos have been a lifesaver. The best thing about these is that they really do soak up all the oils and grease (I am aware of how gross that sounds) without even a hint of white once rubbed in. There are many different scents in the Co Lab range and they are all equally lovely. Not only can you get the normal version of this dry shampoo but you can also get an extreme volume option, which really does give you hair that extra lift. I even spray the extreme volume version to clean hair as it gives my hair that little extra something. These can's do cost a little more than your average Batiste (£4.49 for the extreme volume and £3.49 for the regular can) but it's always on offer in Superdrug, I don't think I've ever paid full price for a bottle. You also get 200ml in your average can, and it really does last ages.

Last but not least, the Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Palette; which really has reinstated my love for eye shadows. I am not the sort of person that spends large amounts of money on eye shadows which is why I have stayed away from buying the hyped Urban Decay Naked Palette. However, after watching and reading hundreds of Sephora Haul's before heading to New York, this palette came up in nearly every single one of I just had to get it didn't I!! Not only are the shades all matte (which is a must when it comes to me and eye shadows) but the pigment of these shades is incredible. They last all day without fading and all the colours go together so well. The shades all blend out so easily too, it's actually a joy to use these shadows, and coming from someone who 9 times out of 10 can't be arsed to put on eye liner let alone a shadow, that's saying something. 

So that's it, my short but sweet January favourites. What have you been loving this month? Have any of these made your list? Leave your January favourites links below so I can take a look, and once again; thanks for reading. 

Hannah xxx


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