This month (and the end of December 2014) got me hooked on NARS products and it was also my first time trying them out. I can boldly say I now understand the hype and I absolutely love all of them. My favourite product of the lot is the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (full review here) which has become one of the my most used and favourite foundation already. It is a beautiful shade match, glides on easily, stays put all day and leaves such a subtle healthy glow to my skin. I also tried the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (full review here) which I was not quite taken with initially but I have absolutely love it now. It is a lovely concealer for under eye circles and works great for blemishes as well. I eventually got my proper shade match (Caramel) and I just love it so much. Last products on the NARS front are the NARS Lip Pencils (full review here) which I received as a birthday present from Sephora Beauty Insider. I really wanted to try the NARS Lip pencils and I was thrilled to get the lovely minis in Cruella (Velvet Matte) and Rikugien (Satin) which are just the best shades ever. They have such great pigmentation and they just look so flattering on the lips.
Lorac Pro Palettte Eyeshadow Palette
How amazing is the Lorac Pro Palette? I just can't get enough of it. I already have a full review of it over here. It is a perfect neutral eyeshadow palette with a dash of colours that are very wearable and flattering on a variety of skin tones. I have used this very consistently and I literally have to tear myself away from it and try other eyeshadow palettes within my stash. The pigmentation is insane and it lasts all day with or without a primer. It's definitely one eyeshadow palette I strongly recommend.
MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick
I knew one day you would be mine despite all the little set backs we had! I searched everywhere for this lipstick until my friend eventually tracked it down from America for me. I hear it is available on the MAC website so grab it when you can. It's a perfect brownish pink shade which is perfect for everyday wear. I fear that it will be worn down so soon because I have worn it so much this month. I have a full review on here and a post on MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick Dupes here as well.
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Creamy Beige
This was released sometime last year but I was not really interested in getting it because I thought it may look odd on my eyelids. I was very wrong. While it is not very pigmented on my lids because of my skin tone, I find that it gives it such a beautiful blended shade. I apply it as an all over lid colour and it makes my eyeshadow application much easier . I really love this and I can finally give my Maybelline On and On Bronze a well deserved rest.
Soap and Glory Rich and Famous Shower Gel
I know I already mentioned this lovely shower gel in this post but I am obsessed with it. It is enriched with Almond, Brown Sugar and Oats amongst other delicious ingredients and it is so hard to resist the temptation to have a cheeky taste. It smells really sweet and the fragrance lingers ever so slightly after I take a shower. I recently got the matching body cream and I just can't get enough of them.
Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense
I already have a review of this perfume here but I can say it has to be one of the best fragrances I have tried. Jo Malone London seriously makes the best fragrances. As the name suggests, this fragrance has Tuberose and Angelica along with other ingredients which gives it its unique decadent fragrance. I really love this fragrance and I now reserve it for outings and special occasions because I want it to last forever...yeah, seriously!!
I already made a separate post on my non-beauty favourites here where I featured all my lifestyle favourites. I particularly loved my 5-year Q&A Journal which is essentially a journal/diary where you can write entries everyday for a year. I love how the questions are so short and straightforward which makes it really easy to fill in at the end of the day or whenever you fancy. It is also very portable so you can always pop it in your bag. The best thing is it is valid for five years so you can always check back what you wrote the previous year. I absolutely love it. My last product for this month is this candle from "Our Own Candle Company" in the shade "Ho Ho Ho" which I got in the sales for just £6. It was an absolute bargain because you can keep the Kilner Jar/Cup for smoothies when you are done with the Candle. It is definitely one of my many candles that burns very evenly and I love it for that. That's it folks! I hope you enjoyed this lil' post and I am keen to see/hear what your favourites are. See you in my next post...xx