(Top left and middle left) So I'll start with beauty makeup bits, first is a recent purchase but a firm new favourite. And it's the MUA Conceal and Prime Palette which is a colour correcting concealer palette, I bought the fair palette and I have really wanted one of these for a while, I have pretty dark circles and hormonal redness around various areas of my face which, sometimes, standard concealer really doesn't cover up well, and I wanted to trial this kind of product before maybe splurging out on something like the MAC concealer palette, so I saw this in my local Superdrug and I couldn't not pick it up as it was only £4! Obviously I doubt it's as good coverage as the higher end products, but I'm still really happy with the colour correction it gives, the green is great around the redness of my nose and the yellow is wonderful around the purple areas of my eyes. All in all I really can't complain about this at all, and it's made it in to my favourites as I've been using this every single day, and I don't know how I went without!
(Bottom left) Moving on to another concealer, it is the holy grail of concealers for most bloggers/vloggers and it's, of course, the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer which I bought in fair. I, for some reason, had never actually got round to trying this, I think I may have tried it way back when I didn't really care about make up so couldn't appreciate it's glory! So I thought for the grand old price of £4.19 I had to finally give it a try. And obviously, I was not disappointed, it's got such good coverage and it's so long lasting as well, everything you could wish for from a concealer, so really couldn't be happier with it, and I can definitely see myself repurchasing this over and over again.
(Top right) This is a little lip combo I've rather been enjoying throughout the month, and it's the Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in 064 Obsession which is a deep brown/nude shade, and over the top of this I like to put the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in 220 Heather Shimmer, which is another brown/nude shade, I really love nude lips at the moment, and in the winter freeze I think it looks lovely with rosy cheeks that come naturally this time of year, I also think this suits my pale complexion and brown hair, which is a plus!
(Bottom right) I've also got my favourite brand of lipsticks at the moment, and it's the beautiful Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet matte lipsticks. I have done a full blog post about those so check that out for more in depth talks, but at that time I only had 3, now I inexplicably have 7 (oops!) but I can't deny I love these lipsticks, if I can't be faffing about with liner and lipstick and just need something quick that I know is going to look great without too much effort, then I will always reach for these. I have the shades Grand Cru, Flambourjoise, Ole Flamingo, Hot Pepper, Peach Club, Happy Nude Year and Nude-ist.
Now I've got my haircare and skincare favourites, I only have one of each this time but normally there would be more, definitely!
(Top photo) My holy grail skincare product of this month is 100% the Garnier PureActive Micellar Cleansing Water I was always one of the people who never bothered with fancy make up removers, it was simply some cheap make up wipes that I normally picked up by the till at Primark or Poundland even! But I always used to break out, and it always seemed to be those horrible under the skin spots that never actually come through but are so painful. So I thought it was time to change, and every blogger/vlogger and their dog talks about this product, so I jumped aboard the bandwagon and purchased this beauty, and I have not looked back. It's so much easier and quicker than make up wipes, and this way I'm not continuiously rubbing a grubby make up wipe back over my face, so I am so happy with how this a) takes off my make up quickly and easily, and b) how much my skin has been cleared and refreshed by this new routine, so A+ all round.
(Bottom photo) And this was featured in my current haircare routine, and it is, of course, the Garnier Ultimate Blends Sleek Perfector Oil this has helped my hair out so much, I begrudge having my ends cut at the hairdressers, and they normally use the excuse that "oh but look how split your ends are!" And with this, there's barely any damage to the ends of my hair anymore, and it also leaves my whole head feeling soft and sleek, which is never the norm for my hair, so I'm loving that. I just pump 5-6 pumps in my hand and put that through the ends and then brush it through the rest with my Original Tangle Teezer, it's so simple! And I've used this every single time I've washed my hair for a month now and there's barely any gone, there's still way over two thirds left of the stuff.
Now on to my more random favourites this month, and it's definitely got to be Smoothies, I purchased myself a BlendActive blender about a week ago now (I know it's fast but when you know you just know) and I need a lot more fruit in my diet at the moment due to some health issues, and I can't bear sitting down and eating fruit, so I thought a healthy way would be to get myself a blender to avoid that anxiety. And I thought I'd share with you my favourite smoothie recipe! I love to add 2 bananas, a few slices of watermelon, melon and kiwi, a few strawberries and then pop about 3 tablespoons of natural yoghurt in there as well, it makes it taste like a sweet sweet milkshake! Now I bought this beauty for just £19.99 from Argos, it was in the sale so I don't know about current prices but it's such a good buy!
Now I've got my favourite YouTubers, they do tend to vary in some respects, but a lot of the time I do tend to watch the same good old people. But here they are this month!
Nathan @ TheThirdPew
Gabby @ VelvetGh0st
Estée @ EssieButton
Olivia @ Olivia Ryan
So I hope you enjoyed my January Favourites, please let me know some of yours down in the comments and check back for more posts.