I’m really not one for the ‘new year, new me’ thing – but new me, new beauty products? That’s something I can deffo get on board with. I’ve added a few new products to my cosmetics bag over the last week or so, and am looking forward to giving them a proper whirl during January. If that won’t get me through the January blues, then what will?
First up, my Bourjois Twist Up the Volume mascara had officially dried out and I was basically just poking at my eye with a crusty old stick every morning. Glamorous. I decided to replace it after Christmas with YSL Babydoll Mascara because I’d wanted it for ages and I was feeling WILD. After just a few applications, I can confirm it was well worth my months of lusting (and the slightly painful £25 price tag) – I’ll have a full review of this coming A$AP Rocky, so keep your eyes peeled if you’re interested.
Another day, another crushing need for a MAC nude lipstick. ‘Blankety’ had been on my wishlist for a while, and it lives up to all of my expectations. It’s a pink-nude with an Amplified Creme finish, meaning it applies like an absolute dream and is perfect for everyday wear. I also decided to finally try out Estee Lauder’s Double Wear once my foundation ran out this weel (why does everything run out at the same time? Why why WHY?) I’ve heard SO much about Double Wear over the last couple of years, so I’m looking forward to seeing whether it lives up to the hype.
Soap and Glory were one of my favourite brands of 2015, so of course I’m beyond happy to have a few new products to try out in the new year. My friend Steph got me a few cute Soap and Glory bits as part of my Secret Santa present this year, including this Flake Away Body Polish. I’ve used this once so far and love it – S&G scrubs always manage to be pretty tough without being scratchy or unpleasant to use. I was also sent a little bundle of goodies from the brand recently, and one of my favourites is the Original Pink Fragrance Mist*. I raved about the Sugar Crush Fragrance Mist in my August Favourites last year, and I love this sweet rose-scented one just as much. I think these only retail at around a tenner, and so they’re perfect for carrying in your bag with you.
I was also kindly send the Lord and Berry 2 Phases Makeup Remover* to try out, and on first impressions I’m already a big fan of this. I need to get back into a proper double-cleansing routine this month as I admit I got a bit slack towards the end of December, and this will definitely do the job. As well as removing makeup, the various ingredients such as Argan Oil, Rice Bran Oil and Chamomile Extract also help to sooth skin and prevent ageing.
Finally, I popped into Superdrug for a little MUA browsing, and saw this Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Giftset in the sale for only £8. The cleanser alone usually costs the same amount, so I couldn’t pass up the chance to try them out. Is triple cleansing a thing, or..?
Have you tried any of these products before? Let me know in the comments!