January 29, 2014

January 2014 Favourites

January 2014 Favourites
I originally titled this 'January 2013 Favourites', it seems that it is still taking me a little while to adjust to the whole 2014 thing... However, with the new year in full swing now and some of my new years resolutions needing to be refreshed I can safely say that it has been a good month product-wise. 

I said at the beginning of the year that I wanted to step up my skincare game and that I have done with the biggest change being the addition of the Clarisonic Mia 2 to my line up. Something I have wanted for a while, I have been using this most evenings to thoroughly cleanse my skin and although I haven't gone through the dreaded 'purging' phase with this, yet , my skin is looking more clear and healthy. 
My cleanser of choice to use with this has been Origins Zero Oil Cleanser. This is a gel textured product with a refreshing minty scent, which has been working wonders to deep clean my skin and help to control my ever so slightly oily skin.

Fragrance wise, I haven't been able to get enough of Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede - so much so that I am already nearly half way through. A fresh, yet floral scent that just oozes femininity and receives compliments one after another. I really need to limit myself with this perfume but a full sized bottle will definitely be in order. 
Seche Vite is a favourite of mine every single month of the year, but with a very full work schedule this month I have really appreciated the lasting power is gives to my nail polishes. Some chips have appeared - that's retail for you, but nothing that has had me reaching for the bottle every couple of nights.

I also mentioned at the start of the year how I aimed to switch up my makeup products, so this month I am bringing you one old love and two new ones. Benefit POREfessional Primer is a product that I have used for a while now and wouldn't ever want to be with out. It helps in disguising my pores, gives an almost silk like texture to my skin and therefore creating the perfect base and gets makeup to stay put all day. What more could you want?
Probably the most loved product from the whole of January has to be the Dior Creme De Rose Lip Balm. A wonder product in my eyes, this little rose scented pot has made my lips softer than ever and has given them the more plump look that I have always wanted. 
The Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder has given my more rounder-face the definition it deserves. With only the tiniest amount of this super pigmented, ashy shade I have been given cheekbones - and great ones at that. This has also allowed me to have the slimmer nose I have begged my parents for... makeup can do wonders! 

What have been your top picks from this month? 


  1. ive had a seche vite top coat sitting waiting for me to try it for ages and I still haven't! Im glad you like it! I let my mum try it out first and she wasn't keen on it!will give it a go and see:)xx

  2. I absolutely love the Jo Malone packaging, it's so classy. I have Seche Vite and love how shiny it makes my nails look, but I don't find it does anything to prolong the wear time of my nail polish. Pretty sure I'll keep repurchasing it just for the shine factor though! x

    Elissa | styleaffix.com

  3. Ohh I keep seeing this Creme de Rose Balm.. Is it REALLY worth justifying that price though?


  4. I really want to try the Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder.. I love contouring and it looks perfect! Wish it wasn't so pricey for such a small amount of product though! I have been using my Benefit Porefessional Primer recently and had forgotten how much I love it! x

    Rachael | www.overdosedemaquillage.com ♥

  5. Hi Emma-Louise, just wanted to mention that the links on your beautiful blog look a bit weird on my screen - is it just me? Makes it a bit harder to read! Just a heads up x

    Živa from Nothin' Fancy. Really.

  6. You have got a fab collection! I have also featured the porefessional in my favourites post! *high five*


  7. I read the first few words of this post 5 times before I actually realised what's wrong with that title haha, looks like I'm having a hard time getting used to the year too! So pleased to hear your views on the Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder - it's been on my wishlist for ages and I'm even more tempted now! x

  8. Will definitely be getting the sculpting powder on payday!


  9. I think i might have to pick up the sculpting powder for my birthday, it's pretty expensive but I can't not listen to the amazing things people say about it haha :)

  10. I love love love the porefessional! The first primer I've ever really liked! I'd love to try the sculpting powder!


  11. I was on the fence about the Zero Oil cleanser when I tried a sample of it a few months back. It was effective but my face felt stripped every single time and it was just uncomfortable! :(
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  12. I don't know what I'd do without Seche Vite! Great favourites :)



  13. I bought the Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder and OH MY! It's absolutely divine. I definitely want the sculpting powder although it looks super dark for my complexion :((

  14. I love my clarisonic Mia 2 it's great and the benefits porefessional is amazing! I really want to try the Kevyn aucoin powder but it's so expensive :( great post x



  15. Love the Benefit Porefessional and Seche Vite. I love the scent of that Jo Malone perfume too, it's on my wishlist!

    Laura | Breton & Blush