I must start by saying that this has to be the most productive and fast going January month to date. I don’t know if it was because of the Super Moon or just the planets aligned favorably in my ascendant sign, but i really had a good head start to 2018. For the first time ever i have been focused on my goals and tried not to lose momentum, ticking a few things off my to do list.
The reason why i gave up doing monthly beauty favorites in the past, was because im a creature of habit. I like what i like and mostly struggle in using up products that fast. How many times can i mention that my favorite liquid eyeliner is Clinique Pretty Easy and that i am on my 5th Mac Blotting Powder in Medium. You get gist. So, instead i am doing a round up of monthly highlights – a mish mash of beauty products, clothes, events and just general life. In a way you can say that im listing down the things that ive ticked off my list.
CLARINS SOS PRIMERS €31. These were the first primers that really blew me away. I usually go for the bog standard mattiying primers – the slippery silicone that keep my face shine free and minimize the pores by filling them up. I used and liked in the past some of the Smashbox versions, Lancome La Base, The Ordinary or Hylamide and they did the job grand. The Clarins new SOS Primers are not only going to make your makeup look lovely and stay on longer, they give the most beautiful healthy sheen to the skin. Think of a more advanced Mac Strobe Cream, a dewy glow that doesnt feel slippery on yet still makes you look fresh. I got to try the Dark Spot Minimizing version and the Radiance booster and they are both lovely. The Dark Spot Primer will have a peach hue that perks up the skin and evens out the pigmentation, whilst the Radiance Booster has that cool radiant glow for a fresh skin. Do try them out, they are so lovely on.
ALLEL SKINCARE TREATMENT in the BEACON DERMATOLOGY CLINIC. This treatment is something i am really, really excited about. Its not the typical facial or cleanse, tone and moisturise regime – you DNA is actually tested in order to understand what makes you as an individual age. A saliva sample swab will be taken and sent off to Sweden for testing and then a personalized ALLEL skincare treatment will be prescribed. I am honestly fascinated about the science behind it and im looking forward in exploring more when my results come back.
CLEAN EATING ALICE THE BODY BIBLE Cookbook – I adore this book! For a beginner like me, this book host the perfect quick and tasty recipes for our daily dinners. You don’t need a plethora of ingredients, the dishes are done in 30 minutes and are super healthy. I lost 4 pounds in January just following this book and i didn’t feel deprived once. If you follow my Instagram Stories (see my profile here) you would’ve seen me cooking delicious, filling dishes for the whole of January. Hell, i even learned how to turn on the oven for god sake and that’s something! My husband is thrilled with my cooking too, although slightly suspicious that i might be plotting something ha. Im planning to do a proper review of the book and take some photos of the ready meals, but in the meantime you can follow me on Instagram and see me in action.
ZARA STUDDED BLACK CROSS BODY BAG. With all the bags and the backpacks i have, this little Zara cross body bag was the most used one. So light and small, yet i can fit my iPhone 7, purse and a packet of tissues and goes with everything. I love that it has inner compartments too with zips, so if i want to just take my cards and keys there is a little secret safe space that i can leave them in. Trust me, if you are looking for a little black bag get this one, its fab! Only €17.95 here. Make sure you check the measurements before you buy, just in case its too small for your taste.
DANIEL WELLINGTON ASHFIELD WATCH with LEATHER STRAP and HEART CHARM. I have been collaborating with DW since 2013, i adore their watches and i feel that their style and design only got better trough the years. They kindly sent me a new style to try on and feature, plus a 15% discount code – YOURBEAUTY15 in addition to any other offers they are having on their site (see here). I know lots of you loved the offers at Christmas so if you want to treat yourself to a Valentines watch now is the time! My code expires on 14th of February.
January also been the first month of me working only weekends and spending time with Sophia during the week and i just cant believe the positive change in both of us. We are trying to do things every day and get out, a trip with the bus in town is a wonderful adventure when you are two!
How was your January, would love to hear your highlights.
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