29 January 2014

The stand-outs # 1

Oh Lola! Marc Jacobs
Oh Lola! Marc Jacobs
NARS Ride Up To The Moon

A selection of products have made their way over to my desk over the past few weeks, becoming my most reached for every day picks. Usually all of my makeup is kept away in my bedroom since I decided to invest in Muji storage, so for these to have been given pride of place on my desk means they must be quite something. Most notably, Oh Lola! by Marc Jacobs (Boots, 50ml, £46.50) has been the one product I can't put down. A Christmas present from my partner, it's been my most used scent of the month. Whereas Estee Lauder Modern Muse (Boots, 30ml, £43.50) is my perfect in-between and The Body Shop White Musk Smoky Rose is the perfect youthful take on a classic scent, Oh Lola! is the scent I have enjoyed wearing the most this month. The sweet and floral scent is a world away from the deeper, musky scents I usually opt for, and the top note of Raspberry is so delicious; it's an irresistible scent. January has drawn me to one of my favourite polishes, Nails Inc. Porchester Square (LookFantastic, 10ml, £11), a gorgeous nude taupe shade that is perfect for this time of year and a fail-safe polish, perfect for any occasions. 

I am a sucker for a good neck cream. For me, a neck cream isn't an essential product, but a lovely addition. The product I have noticed the most changes with, is the beautiful Clarins Extra-Firming Neck Anti-Wrinkle Rejuvenating Cream (Boots*, 50ml, £44) A wonderfully light cream that has a gorgeous floral fragrance, this leaves my neck and decolletage feeling amazingly soft. My skin is suffering from dehydration right now and I've been trying a lot of products to keep my skin happy. The only thing keeping my makeup from becoming a dessert-look disaster, has been the Illasmaqua Hydra Veil (Selfridge's, 30ml, £27) Having fallen in love with the Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation (BeautyBaby, £24.50) last summer and noticing how much better my base looks when I use a compact foundation, I have recently been turning to the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation in Warm Beige* (Bobbi Brown*, 8g, £32) Applied with a traditional style foundation brush, my favourite is the Benefit Foundation Brush (Boots, £19.50), I can built up the coverage I like - which is medium to full - before lightly buffing it in with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush from the Real Techniques Core Collection (Boots, Set of 4, £21.99) It provides an even, natural, flawless finish that lasts all day with little need for touch ups.

I have found myself absolutely smitten with the Benefit They're Real Mascara (Boots, £19.50) which works so well to effortlessly lengthen my lashes. Not the best mascara for added volume, but spot-on for lengthened, natural looking lashes. To add a touch of highlight to my inner corner, I have been addicted to my one and only MAC Pigment Naked (MAC, 4.5g, £17) which is perfect against my warmer complexion. I've been so smitten using this pigment, that I plan on adding more to my collection soon. Keeping on the topic of eyes, I have found myself constantly turning to the NARS Ride Up To The Moon Palette (Harvey Nichols, £32) - which was a limited edition palette and very hard to get hold of. With six beautiful shades, I have been most smitten with the top row. Finally, we're onto lips and the Lush Santa Lip Scrub (Lush, 25g, £5.50) has kept my lips smooth whilst the addictive and deliciously scented Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector (Boots, £17) in Rosewood Shimmer has been a favourite for keeping my lips really soft and moisturised. 

Read my review of The Body Shop White Musk Smoky Rose (link)
Read my review of the Illamasqua Hydra Veil (link)
Read my review of the Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation (link)
Read my review of Estee Lauder Modern Muse (Link)
Read my review of the Real Techniques Core Collection (link)
Read my review of Benefit They're Real! mascara (link)
Read my review of the NARS Ride Up To The Moon palette (link)
Read my review of Lush Santa Lip Scrub (link)
Read my review of the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors (link)

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16 comments

  1. There are a few products here that I LOVE! And a few products here Im desperate to try and buy like Lola! Hope your well lovely!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. Thank you Emily :) I'm great! I hope you are too! Which ones are the products you already own and love? xo

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  2. You have a great taste (or smell) in scents, I love both Oh Lola and Modern Muse.
    Lovely post :)

    nailsandteapots xx

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    1. In that case, so do you! Thank you Leanne, I'm really glad you enjoyed my January stand-outs :) xo

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  3. These are some really great products! I'm planning to get some NARS products this month as I haven't tried them yet. any recommendations?

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    1. Yes! I love their bronzers and blushes, and their eyeshadows are amazing - I always look out for their limited edition eyeshadow palettes. Their lip products are also fab! Do let me know if you try anything out and what you think to it! xo

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  4. Benefit They're Real is just amazing. I didn't love it at first but once you've used it a few times I think the formula gets better. It is a constant member of my make up collection!

    Great post!

    Sian
    xo

    http://sm-beautyblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I adore it. I think the formula was a touch too thin for me at first but now it's nearing it's end (typical!), the consistency is perfect! Thanks Sian, really glad you enjoyed my post :) xo

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  5. There's so much in this post that I need in my life. Why do I not own Mac Naked pigment and the Clarins instant light lip perfecters yet?? Great post loved it :)

    www.walking-in-heels.blogspot.com

    xxx

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    1. I think you should change that and add them to your wishlist ;) xo

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  6. Ooh lala is hands down one of mu all time favourite scents of all time! So many great products here.. Deffo going on mu wishlist >.<

    from Brigitte at // BreezeyBee Blog | BlogLovin'

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    1. Thanks Brigitte, I'm glad you liked my post and a few of the products have managed to find their way onto your wishlist! :) xo

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  7. Lots of fabulous products. I really need to invest in more NARS products.
    xx

    www.forevermissvanity.com

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    1. Thanks Jessica, I'm glad you like my picks! NARS have so many brilliant products, I would love to try their skincare range as well as dabbling in more of their makeup products! xo

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  8. I love They're Real! mascara :) though I find it a little drying and hard to get off, I save it for special occasions or going out :)
    http://lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie/

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    1. I always use a bi-phase eye makeup remover to remove my eye makeup, you might find it helps as They're Real! comes off really easily for me with a bi-phase one :) xo

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