January Sparkles

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Hello ladies, 
the first month of 2015 is finally behind us and I couldn't be happier about it. 

On the other hand, I somehow can't believe it's already time for my first favourites of this year. I feel like I'll start saying 'where is this year flowing by' in no-time.
I don't have a lot of favourites this month, since I haven't been wearing a lot of makeup or trying out new things, but I really like these few that I've got.
Let's start with the makeup bits. Two of these products were actually just featured in my haul, but I bought the Catrice Made to stay Smoothing lip polish in Jen & Berry's at the beginning of the month and it was the only lip product (except from the Soap & Glory's Nudist) that I've been wearing in January. 
It's really long-lasting, non-sticky, leaves a gorgeous stain and the shade itself instantly brightens up your face and makes you look put together. You can also build it up or wear it a bit more sheered down.  The application can be a bit tricky, but I find it works great if you apply it in thin layers.
The other product that I bought this month, is the Essence TE Hidden Stories highlighter in Rose in Wonderland. I'm completely obsessed with this one and it's my favourite highlighter that I own. 
It's a cream product and it's very lightweight, it glides on the skin effortlessly and gives your skin a gorgeous sheen. Taya bought the other shade available, but she wasn't impressed by it cause she said that it's almost invisible on her and not pigmented enough. It's definitely not as pigmented and as noticeable as other highlighters normally are, so you should keep this in mind, but I love how subtle and natural looking it is. I feel like it makes you look like you're glowing for within and since my skin is more on the oily side, this is right up my alley. 
The last makeup product is a re-discovery from my stash; Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo in On and on bronze. I completely neglected these and when I transferred them into my every day makeup drawer I especially fell back in love with this shade. I forgot how effortless these Color Tattoos are, and On and on bronze is just the perfect everyday, one swipe shade.

This Elemis Hydra-Nourish night cream was a freebie with a magazine I bought in London and I took it with me when we went away for New Year's. 
This is a very nourishing and moisturising cream, but it has a very lightweight formula. It has a lovely scent that isn't overpowering and it sinks into the skin fairly quickly. This kept my skin looking radiant and plump even though it was very cold outside and I was very sleep deprived. I still have some of it left, so I'm saving it for the next time I go away.
Ole Henriksen Pure truth youth activating oil is another sample sized product. I got this in December's LookFantastic Beauty box and I've been using it for the past month. It claims to be 100% concentrated pure rose hip oil filled with vitamins C+A and omega 3, 6, 9. It also claims to heal, nourish, hydrate, reduce fine lines and give you a more radiant and brighter skin.
Surprisingly, I have to agree with everything, except the 'reduce fine lines' part. My skin definitely looks more radiant and brighter since I started using this, it also feel very nourished and hydrated. But the biggest improvement that I noticed since using this, is how it's helping to heal my scar from the curling iron. It's almost completely gone! Hopefully, it'll start working on my fine lines as well.
It has a pump that works great and the oil is orange. I'm not the biggest fan of the scent, it's a weird mixture of citrus scents and something bitter smelling, but once you work it into your skin it's not as bad any more.

Remington Ci76 hair curler is the thing that scarred my face, but I still love it. I've been wearing my hair curled way more in the past two months or so as I discovered it's way quicker than straightening it, last longer and doesn't make my hair go greasy. My hair is naturally curly (but not nicely curly, just more or less fluffy) and using this to create those nice waves that last for days even without a hair spray, just takes up way less time and effort than wearing it straight.
And the last January favourite is the Lush Lemony Flutter. This thing saved my cuticles. I never had a problem with having very dry, peeling and bleeding cuticles, until I came back from New year's getaway. I started using this and it got rid of that problem in a week. I love the smell of it; lemony but still kinda buttery & sweet and I love how although it's very thick, it turns into an oily consistency after awhile. Don't know why it took me so long to buy it, since so many bloggers have been raving about it for years. 

Swatches:
Left photo from L to R: On and on bronze, Rose in Wonderland, Jen & Berry's.
Right photo: Hydra-nourish night cream, Lemony flutter, Pure truth youth activating oil.

Have you tried any of these products? What was your favourite product of the month?

Sanja ♥

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17 komentarji

  1. tale osvetljevalec essence zgleda res dobro :)

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  2. Uuu lookfantastic beauty box si si naročila? A pride objava o tem, al sem jo že zgrešila? Sem videla, da imajo oni tudi te beauty boxe:). Kaj si dobila not, vredno denarja? Maybelline tatuji so res zakon. Jaz bi si tudi rada kupila kakšen kodralnik, ker imam trenutno samo nekega za bolj waves, ker je wand pa neenakomerna je. Ampak sem si precej uničila lase s tem kodranjem, sploh z likalnikom se mi zdi:/.

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    1. Ja decembra sem si jo naročila, objave pa nisem napisala, ker je bila že čisto razprodana....Se bodo pa izdelki tu pa tam pojavljali...Notri so bili 4 sample sized izdelki (od tega 3 high end skincare, Murad cleanser, tale Ole Henriksen in Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel, ter eyeliner Lord & Berry), macadamia oil infused glavnik, nek colagen napitek in Bourjois intense smoky liner and eyeshadow (je kao ''paletka'' v kateri sta dve senčili in gel liner). Od testerjev nisem sprobala samo še Elemis in do zdaj so mi bili vsi zelo všeč, napitek je romal v smeti, ker je bil ogaben (sem ga v empties omenila), Bourjois je tudi crap, razen liner mi je všeč (bom naslednji teden govorila o njem), macadamia glavnik mi je pa kul za razčesavanje.....
      Glede denarja se mi pa zdi da je vredno, ker je recimo full size (30ml) tega olja 63€, tukaj ga je pa bilo 15ml torej okoli 30€...tako da že samo ta izdelek presega vrednost škatle...Bom pa v naslednjič preverila kaj je v škatli preden bom še naročila (jih dobivajo blogerke za ocene, ki jih baje objavijo 1ga v mesecu), ker so se mi zdi da ful hit ali miss. Meni je recimo novemberska zgledala zakon, zato sem potem jo decembra naročila, tale februarska mi pa sploh ni všeč :)

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    2. Upam, da te ne moti tako obsežen odgovor :D
      Moji lasje so pa zgleda da kar močni, ker nimam skoraj nič uničene pa sem si v srednji šoli jih vsak dan likala, ups :D

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    3. Ah veš, da ne. Super si mi to zdaj napisala, hvala:). Torej bom čakala te ocene prvega:). No saj v tujini škatle res presegajo vrednost. Mi je pa všeč, da so vsaj dražje znamke vključene in ne nekaj kar sploh ni znano in se itak ne prodaja dovolj.
      Oh srečnica. Jaz ko moje cele prebarvam potem pa dodam še kakšen likalnik pa je spet slama :/.

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    4. Meni je tudi to super, da dražje znamke vključijo...Tako lahko vsaj sprobaš in veš če ti je vredno potem dati toliko več denarja za izdelek :)

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  3. Jaz mam tudi ta kodralnik in mi je super, samo sem ga lani v Londonu ponesreči vrgla po tleh, in mu manjka tista plastična konica na vrhu, in se zdej vedno opečem :/
    Za Božič sem dobila pa še ravnalec Remingtonov in sem zdaj večino časa pač samo z ravnimi lasmi :D

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    1. Definitivno bi lahko bila priložena tista rokavica, se jaz tudi skoraj vedno opečem. Neroda pač :D

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  4. jaz mam enak kodralnik in sem se enkrat tud fajn spekla na njemu :D nekje bi si mogla poiskat rokavico za tole stvar, pa ne vem kje prodajajo :D

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    1. Jaz tudi še nikjer nisem zasledila, da bi te rokavice same prodajali...Bi mogoče morala malo po ebayu pogledat :D

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  5. Sem vedla, da sem nekaj pozaila dat na WL! Lemony Flutter, res si ga že dolgo želim. No, od te zime, ker sem imela dost suho obnohtno kožico.

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    1. Potem pa hitro v Lush :D Meni je tale res rešil obnohtno kožico, še nikoli nisem imela tako suhe kot ta mesec....

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  6. Very nice products! I wish you an AWESOME february (and the rest of the year also of course) :)
    xx

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    1. Thanks, I wish you the same :D
      xx

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  7. The highlighter looks so gorgeous! xo

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    1. Right? I never thought I would be so in love with a highlighter :)

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