Monthly picks: January

This post is slightly late (oeps!) but I hope you will forgive me 😉
January was surely a “beauty month” in the sense that I got quite a few new products! I have to say that the blame goes entirely to Youtubers: whenever I watch beauty videos I feel an uncontrollable urge to shop! Oh well, I just bought cheap superdrug products so I’m not homeless just yet 😉

♥ URBAN DECAY PRIMER EYE:
I have been using this primer for months and I have to say I love it! My eye shadow would never last very long (especially the Dior one which I will never buy again!) but applying this product really helped my make up to stay in place. I love the fact that is anti-ageing as well: after hitting the 30’s every thing that is anti ageing/wrinkle has become my best friend. I’m not so sure that those products will make me look younger but I’ll take my chances!

♥ BATISTE DRY SHAMPOO:
I have lived in the UK for years and had quite a repulsion towards the widely used dry shampoos. Well, becoming in a mother has destroyed transformed my hair: instead of smooth waves I have dry straw like, unmanageable hair. I tried almost everything and this dry shampoo really gives my hair a boost and take some of the dullness away. It has a pinch of color in it so my hair looks fuller instantly. I use it every other day in between washes and I like it a lot. My hair is still far from good but I hope it’s just a phase (or I will start taking pregnancy vitamins hahah!).

♥ ANGULAR BRUSH FOR EYESHADOW:
I never figured out how to apply eye shadow in my eye crease and outer corner without looking like a panda… but then Youtube came into my life and it solved quite some problems ;). I think it was in a tutorial from Anna Saccone that I saw her using an angular brush and I had to have one! I got mine for less then 3 euro but it works wonders and has made my life so much easier!!!

YANKEE CANDLE GARDEN SWEET PEA:
My sister gave me a car scent diffuser from Yankee candle in this fragrance and I love it so much that I bought the matching candle! Normally I don’t like flowery fragrances: I find them too strong and sweet but this one is lovely! It is very delicate and fresh and smells like spring (which I’m craving by the way).

BIG FAIL PRODUCTS
Normally I never wrote about products that I don’t like but his month I had a couple that I wanted to share with you!

JOHN FRIEDA FRIZZ EASE SPRAY:
This is one of the products I bought hoping it would give a luscious look to my hair, instead it actually make them drier and heavier. Perhaps it was supposed to be used only as a heat protection but that’s not what the label promised.

ESSENCE SUPERFINE EYE LINER PEN:
I’m really terrible at applying eye liner however, every time I attempted to use this one, things got really messy and I looked like I just got into a fight. For me the point is way too long and that makes it extremely hard to draw a precise line. I’m still looking for the perfect eye liner but so far no success! Maybe there are some expensive brand that have THE eyeliner but I don’t want to risk paying 30 euro (or more) for something that I won’t be able to use!

That’s it for this month and I will see you in March!!

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