Hey everyone, today we’re chatting about my January favourites. You may have noticed I don’t usually do monthly favourites. As someone who primarily talks about skincare, monthly favourites don’t really fit. There isn’t enough variation and to truly know if you love something new you have to try it for at least a few weeks anyway. And before we get into it, as you can see by the title, I’m still trying to figure out a series name.
Having said that, January this year was different. I got new beauty storage at the beginning of the month, which meant reorganising my stuff and discovering a few old gems I’d forgotten about as well as trying a few new things too. And the other thing, I’m a beauty hoarder. I keep that product I only use every couple of months ‘just in case’ all the time. So naturally when I was clearing out my stuff and reorganising my ‘I’ll just try this a few more times’ pile was way bigger than my bin pile.
I’m going to fully explain why January is the month of sleep deprivation in tomorrow’s post, but my sleep deprived soul loved a freshen up with a sheet mask in January. I did a mini review of the eye gels in this post, so I won’t repeat myself, just know they feel glorious and you need them in your life.
I feel like I’m cheating a bit here because I only got this half way through January. But it’s the best product I’ve bought in a really long time. Maybe ever. Yes, I just said this is possibly the best thing I’ve ever bought. Bold statement. Now this stuff won’t be for everyone, and it is expensive, but I’ve needed a product like this since I was about 15.
The texture is pretty gross, it’ thick and milky and I imagine it could easily get clogged up in the little pipette (I tried really hard to think of negatives) but it’s so soothing. It contains a blend of oils, as well as colloidal oatmeal. It makes my skin feel less tight in seconds, it calms redness and my skin always feels healthy the next morning when I’ve used this. I’m so obsessed with it, I haven’t wanted to use anything else and I’m supposed to be testing new products, so this is becoming a problem.
The second ingredient is also glycerin which means it has a slightly tacky feel to it and works beautifully under makeup if used as a primer. Don’t buy this just to use as a primer.
Speaking of primer, this one caught me by surprise. This was in my ‘I’ll just try it a few more times’ pile and it turns out I really liked it. I thought I hated it when I first used it last year (another post on that later) which confused me slightly. It’s nice and smoothing over some of my drier patches with more texture. As a result, I’ve been able to use a couple of my more matte foundations that are usually shelved away until around late April/ early May so that’s obviously a winner.
This is another one for dry skin related issues (see a theme occurring here), I touched upon this briefly in my best new additions of 2017 post. When I got this oil I thought it was good but it wasn’t blowing me away compared to the others I already owned. Turns out this is the best oil I own for mixing with foundations. I don’t know what makes this one so special, but it blends beautifully with foundation. It doesn’t seem to clog pores when mixed with another product, which some of my others do. I tried it with Fenty, that was optimistic, it was still a fail.
And that’s it, my top five January favourites. What were you loving last month?
Coming up tomorrow: get healthy with me. And an explanation about my tragic sleeping pattern.
I’ll see you tomorrow,