1 February 2012

January Favourites

Not everyone seems to like January. I LOVE it. We started a new year, got some bargains in the sales,I celebrated my 18th birthday and my blog turned one! Here are a selection of beauty products I've enjoyed using this month.

Liz Earle Energising Body Lotion £17.00
When I first saw this i thought 'energising' was a weird verb for a moisturiser. It claims to firm and tone the skin whilst improving it's elasticity. It has improved the appearance of my skin, but It hasn't really toned it. I think this is more suited for older skin but it's a lovely light body lotion. 

Ahava Mineral Foot Cream £13.50
I like Ahava products, and my feet have been so dry lately. This product has been a life saver this month. 

Tanatomical 'because only bacon should be streaky' Natural Tanning Cream £6.50
Possibly the best fake tan name ever?! This is my new favourite fake tan, I've tested quite a lot of different brands out & currently in the middle of writing a mahoosive post on fake tan. This one smells really nice and more importantly looks natural! 

Lulu & Boo Organics Rosehip Face Lifting Serum (LINK!) £28.00
Lulu & Boo is an award-winning organic skincare company. I love using oils on my face, I have normal to combination skin. I've been trying this product for a while now and I really love it. It's quite expensive but it lasts ages, I've had it for a couple of months and don't think I've touched 1/4 of it yet? The packaging says use 6 drops, then massage it into your skin from the neck upwards. The scent is delicious, it kinda reminds me of liquorice. I do feel more relaxed when the oil is applied and my skin looks clearer and feels softer in the morning. This serum is 100% raw and orgainic, it's also suitable for vegans & vegarations - yay!

MAC Pro Longwear £22.50
I've had such a love hate realtionship with this foundation. It one of my first MAC purchases and I really wanted to get it right. When I first tried it, it left my skin feeling dry & looking matte; not happy as it was 22.50! But it's grown on me. The coverage is quite full but has a nice natural finish. Still not sure it's worth the price tag!

So...? Kiss me £1.79
Body Sprays are so handy for keeping in my handbag/locker. It's nice to freshen up throughout the day. This one from So...? Is an absolute bargain and smell delish. 

Nougat London Pampering Body Scrub £18.00*
Completely obsessed with Body Scrubs at the mo. I loved the Burt's Bees sugar scrub featured in my last favourites; but I'm the sort of person that doesn't often re purchase the same products again and again. I suffer from red patches on my upper arms, not sure what the technical name is for it but I know a lot of people have the same thing! Exfoliating a few times a week helps to keep the skin on my arms clear. I also use this on any dry bits like my elbows as it's really moisturising!

Lashaholic 07 £7.99
If i'm going out somewhere nice I like to pop on a pair of false eyelashes. It can be difficult finding a pair that suit your eye shape. At first I had trouble with getting this to look right, so I cut them in half and just used the outer corners. Helps to elongate eyes. These lashes are really light weight and 100% handmade. 

Next month I'm going to do a 'Worst Products of the Month' sort of post - spice things up a bit! What beauty product have you been enjoying this year so far? 
*pr sample


  1. I love your little illustrations! I really want to try the liz earle lotion, their shower gel is beautiful!

    Also, I don't suppose you'd be interested in buying a Clarisonic Mia? I'm selling one on my blog, it'd be great if you could check it out! Here's a link: http://daisy--meadow.blogspot.com/ xxx

  2. I also adore the illustrations :) Kudos on your blog turning 1!
    Aisling (myshallowobsession.blogspot.com)

    P.s I'm following :)

  3. Love your illustrations, so much more interesting than other boring photos of bottles!


    1. im glad you like them, i enjoy drawing them!

  4. i've been using soap and glory body butter,herbal essences hello hydration hair mask and scandal eyes mascara great drawings

    heav x

  5. Your illustrations are always so cute! Great favs, the Ahava foot cream sounds perfect for winter skin :) x


  6. I don't have much to say about your favourites as they are not the type of thing I would use but I wanted to say Hello, loving your blog & illustrations :)

  7. Hi! I love this blog and congrats on it turning 1! I read this blog all the time! Ur posts and illustrations are amazing!:) xx

    1. Hello! Thank you ever so much for your comment - it has made my day :) xx

  8. Hi Kia, it's Ash again! I bet you forgot about me. ;D
    Well, I commented to say that I have had So...Kiss me for a while now. Do you have the matching bottle of perfume? Perfect clutch purse size, so it'll fit in a hand-bag pretty easy. I agree that it smells lovely, very fruity and sweet in my opinion.
    This blog is getting better and better everytime you post, and you come up with new ideas often, and also share photographs which helps us determine the quality of the product.
    You're amazing, Kia.

    1. Hello Ash! Long time no speak! How have you been?
      My sister has the So..Kiss me perfume, it smells delish! Thank you for your lovely comments, at the minute I'm trying to think of new blog posts & hopefully something a bit different! Have a lovely week :) Kia x

  9. Your illustrations are so adorable. I love the feel of your blog! So personal to you! :)


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