Saturday, 1 February 2014

January Favorites

This month i've been loving netural nail shades - the two i've been wearing the most are Barry M Matte Polish in Vanilla and OPI in On Taupe on the Space Needle.

You can buy Barry M here for £3.99 and OPI here for a reduced price of £6.99

I'm dying to try the Bioderma H20 Micellar solution but the price and its unavailability have put me off ordering this online - I also don't like to buy a high end product i can't try or at least see before I buy. I'm happy to buy high end skin products but usully will only buy from a counter.

This what i believe is the Garnier version of the solution and when i saw it on sale in savers I couldn't resist picking it up for just £2.99. I've been using this to take my makeup off for the past couple of weeks and am loving this product - I've noticed since swapping to this from the oily MAC remover (which i do still love after a night's out make up) my skin has felt loads fresher and softer!

You can buy the Bioderma on amazon here and the Garnier here for £4.99 but do check out Savers if you have one locally as it's on promotion at the moment. 
I have naturally wavy/frizzy hair and while I dream of beachy waves (think Kate Hudson) without a hectic hair regime i end up looking more like Monica from friends in the Barbados episodes!!

This product really suits my hair and has helped to control the frizz - it's quite a heavy product so I don't think it would suit anyone with fine hair but if you want a beachy look and have a lot of hair I definitely would recommend giving this product a try.

You can buy Matt and Messy here for £3.75, they are also on promtoion with the other studioline products for 2 for £4.50.
I love and live in my heels but my because of this my feet often require a bit of TLC - I have been loving this Nip + Fab Stiletto Fix which i believe came in a beauty box last month. I'm not sure of the science behind this product but this really stops what i like to call stiletto sting (when you've been in heels to long) it also really really nourishes your feet. This sells for £10.00 and you can buy it here.
I've talked about this before in a haul post but this has become my current go to lipstick. It's one of the MAC lustre ones which i believe are £15.00 and is in the colour syrup - as you can see I have used this lipstick loads (only had it 6 weeks and already half way down). You can buy this here.

Last of the beauty favorites is a Christmas present my boyfriend got me and it's the Agent Provocateur perfume - this is such a sexy heavy scent and it really doesn't smell like anything else out there.

I'e had loads of compliments about this every time I'm wearing it!!

Next up are a few non beauty favorites....

I AM a huge Beyonce and cannot get enough of the new album!! In my eyes the woman can do no wrong!

The best movie I saw in January was American Hustle... funny and slick with great performances. Think Amy Adams is likely to get an Oscar for this.

Finally please don't ask me how I came across this but Im obsessed with these Bob the Builder cheesy snacks - they are gorgeous and only 72 calories a bag :)

What have you been loving (or loathing) this January? xxx


  1. Hey, thank you for your recent comments on my blog :)

    I've just popped over to check out yours, what a great post, thanks for sharing the Garnier Micellar Water, I must give that a go! Like you I wanted to try the Bioderma, but can't bring myself to pay the silly price tag haha!

    Laura x

  2. I love how there are Bob the Builder snacks! Made me smile, and sounds like a random thing I would enjoy.


  3. I am so desperate to try the Garnier Micellar water, as I seriously adore Bioderma so a cheaper alternative would be amazing xx

    Gemma //

  4. Oh yeah i've seen a bit about the Garnier water. It's definitely on my list to try, it looks like much better value for money than the L'Oreal water- that stuff runs out like lightning! :-(

    Sharlotte // Sharlotte

  5. i love beyonce's new album too!! its a very different sound to her previous albums, but like you said, she can do no wrong!! :)

    Leyla xx
    Leyla Writes...

  6. I'm the same with my hair, the Monica bit made me laugh-that totally describes it :') I'll have to give the spray a try! Love the polish colours too.

  7. Been dying to try the Garnier water, of course I can't find it ANYWHERE over here. Thanks for posting the link so I can get it shipped over it :)

  8. i soo need to try the garnier micellar water..i use the bioderma but its too expensive i need a cheaper solution. :)

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    xoxo Nika

  10. I need to watch The American Hustle too :)

  11. I had to idea Garnier had a dupe of Bioderma. I love Bioderma but it is so expensive. I might give this Garnier one a try!

  12. Omg, stiletto fix sounds fab! I'm 5ft 1, so I'm in heels on a daily basis. this product would be a lifesaver! Bob the builder the snacks, erm, hell yes! Have you tried the Iced Hello Kitty biscuits?! I love them and they're low calorie!


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