So I know it is already the 5th of February but I just had to squeeze this post in, even if it is a little late!
Here are some of my favourites items from the month of January! Enjoy!
Australis Jumbo Mineral Bronzing Powder in “Bronze Ambition”- only $16.95 @ Priceline.
This big thing is the perfect big pan bronzer. It is a big one and just fits in my hand which is perfect! Since it’s summer in Australia at the moment, I have been using this on its own for some colour on my cheeks to make my pale skin look a little more tanned! It does not take much of this product on your face to add enough colour which is both time-saving and cost effective! A must have!
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Mascara “Retro Glam”- only $16.95 @ Priceline (but they are $10 at the moment with a sale!)
This was my must have and must wear mascara for January. We had a few very hot days in January, around 40 degrees Celsius (or 104 degrees Fahrenheit), so i have been in and out of water a lot; the beach and swimming pools. This mascara came in very handy for those days when you went to someones house and had a dip in their pool or just wanted to wear mascara for the day but did not want to worry about having panda eyes! If you live in Australia and near a Priceline, I suggest swinging round and grabbing this beauty while its on sale, because I am sure we have a long and hot summer still ahead!
Real Techniques Powder Brush- only $19.99 @ Priceline
I have already featured this particular brush in both my “Summer Essentials” https://beautymarca.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/summer-essentials/ and “Makeup Essentials: Brushes” posts https://beautymarca.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/makeup-essentials-brushes/ follow those links if you want to read more.
But I just had to mention it again! It is my holy grail of makeup brushes and has not disappointed me over the month of January. I use it all the time for a quick touch of bronzer or a more full summer face of makeup with my Nude Mineral Powder in Medium.
If you have not already purchased this brush; now is the time!
Rimmel Glam Eyes Mono Eyeshadow in 102 Backstage- $10.50 @ Priceline (some other colours are only $5.25 @ Priceline!)
Although this one is a little expensive considering you only get one eyeshadow, it is quite a big size and is a great go to product for the summery months with its light shimmery golden brown shade. It is also the perfect size to fit in a purse or clutch for retouching while you are out and about.
I have been using this one quite often in January as it is easy and quick to apply and adds the perfect amount of colour to my summer looks. I usually swipe it onto my lid with my finger and then use my Real Techniques Shading Brush to blend in the outer edges.
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder- only $12.95 @ Priceline (absolute bargain!…it lasts forever!)
I cannot believe that I am yet to have done a review or mention this product. It is honestly my holy grail of drugstore makeup products. I don’t know if you can tell but I have used it so much that the lid has cracked and the print on the lid has basically worn off! If you are still wondering what this product is, its a finish for your makeup.
You apply all of your face makeup as normal (primer, foundation, concealer, bronzer, blush) and then sweep this all over your face with a big fluffy brush; I use my Real Techniques Powder Brush (above) for this. It acts as a seal and keeps your face from looking oily and makes your makeup last for the whole day! It is great for if you are going out to a club or a party or for wear for a whole day or school, university or work. It really just keeps your face together!
Please rush out and buy this right now!!! I initially found this product through youtube and makeup artist extraordinaire Tanya Burr (http://www.youtube.com/user/pixi2woo) #checkherchanneloutnow! Since finding this amazing product I have not looked back!
I thought I would also talk about a couple of my non-makeup favourites of January too!
Attack Crop Top- only $19.95 at Cotton On Body
Recently I have joined a local gym, and besides the fact that I am suprisingly loving working out, I am also loving buying different colourful outfits for the gym!
These two pieces are sports crop tops with built in bra support. I like wearing them under a tank top to add some colour and pattern to my workouts! I grabbed these two together for a bargain $30!
Cotton On Body has a great range of cheaper workout wear and is the perfect place to look when you join a gym or want to be more active. If I feel good in the clothes I am wearing I find that I do a better workout! So get down to your local store and grab a few items, look out for those sales or 2-for-1 specials too!
Check this link to see if there is a store near you! http://shop.cottonon.com/stores/
Cotton on Playsuit in Black and White- I think it was only $29.95 from the Cotton on Outlet at Southern Cross Station, Melb.
The last of my January Favourites is this gorgeous black and white printed playsuit. It is the perfect addition to my summer wardrobe and can easily be dressed down for a casual look during the day or can be dressed up for the perfect summer night look!
I found it very hard to find a playsuit that I fell in love with but this one jumped out at me straight away! I love black and white and so this was my perfect playsuit.
I hope you have enjoyed my January Favourites post! Feel free to comment or reply with the products you have been loving in the month of January!
Lots of Love,
NOTE: All of these image and opinions are my own and I have not been endorsed by anyone or any company.