Monday, 25 January 2016

iDorottka loves: JANUARY 2016 BEAUTY FAVOURITES

Hello ladies :) Welcome to the first favourites of 2016. It's been a while, huh? Nah, not really :) It seems all I've been doing in the last month or so is write about favourites lol. It's a good thing I love so many things ;) Without a further ado let's dig in, shall we? January has been a month of a cleanse, I haven't been feeling well at all and bracing life has been pretty difficult. I am little better now, more calm and looking forward to a new month. I haven't been playing too much with my makeup, on a daily basis I was back to my favourites :)



Starting with my all time favourite palette - Makeup Revolution Death by Chocolate is just that, awesome every day palette. This is perfect for your every day makeup needs, you can even do your brows with it. Mattes are semi-mattes here so the whole look you create is less harsh and easier to do, if you're only just starting your journey. Shades are buttery and soft but with minimum fall out. For the mere £8.00 - It is a winner !!! :) Check it out here.

Last year has been a year of base discoveries for me and with the realisation my skin does not need full coverage came lighter, glowing bases. I have been looking for a cheaper alternative to my trusty Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue and I found it in the drugstore, for less than £6.00!!  I did good, haven't I? Collection Illuminating Touch Foundation is a pretty awesome, glowing foundation. It gives some coverage, but without the feeling you cake it up. It's light, highlighted at its best. I really like it in the shade Porcelain. It does go just a tad darker during a day on me if not powdered down, so I have been setting it down with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit. If you're looking for a light, glowing base that doesn't break a bank - go and check this baby out :)

As to continue on the trend of looking for 'dupes' of my favourite luxury products. Let me introduce you to this slanted flat top brush from Makeup Revolution. It does come as part of a set Ultra Sculpt & Blend Collection and it's my alternative to Sigma F80 flat top. It isn't as dense but it blends my base liquid products beautifully - no streaks !! This is pretty unusual for drugstore brushes but this set is pretty awesome in general. There's only one brush I don't like there, even the sponge is decent. I have been using this brush on those days my trusty Sigma hasn't been washed in a week (lazy girl issues right here lol). Buy it here.

Lazy girl makeup cannot be completed without two staples - great mascara that lasts all day and a nude lipstick, that's barely there and yet, it gives you that better than your lips effect. In January these two for me were L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes So Couture. This mascara is pure gold. It volumes, lengthens a bit but what's awesome about it - it lasts all day, no smudging which is huge for me :) It's just a tenner too, so doesn't break a bank ;)Buy it here. January is a month of savings, so what's better than a free lipstick. My Lancome Pop Lipstick in Nude Pop mini was a gift with purchase of Glamour few months back and it has been in my makeup bag ever since. I reviewed it recently so if you'd like to know more, check out my post, but it's a great addition to my lazy day routine ;) Check it out here.

Back in December I started playing even more with my hair and by playing I mean dying it super light blonde just to put pastel purple and then crazy arse purple few days later. In order to get that frizz under control I rely on my trusty oils. You know I'm crazy about Coconut Oil in general but this month I have been adding some Argan Oil goodness to the mix. I was lucky to be send some goodies from Insta Natural and this 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil has been a life saver. It comes with a pump which is great for application and a glass bottle that I already know I will be re-using. Oil itself deeply conditions my hair laving them soft - and it's all thanks to the oil goodness. Buy it here. On top of oils I have been using this super cheap, yet effective Superdrug own Coconut Oil & Coconut Water Masque. It smells delicious, it doesn't weight down my hair and it gives them shine. Superb :) Go & check it out here.

I have been treating myself to my absolute favourite scent from Body Shop. Their HoneyMania Shower Gel has been a staple in my bathroom for years now and I keep going back. It smells delicious, leaves my skin soft and cleanses well. Not much else to say - great buy :) 

For my face cleanse I have been going back to creamy textures as my poor dry and dehydrated skin is in serious need of a little moisture. This No7 Cleansing Balm has been designed for super dry skin and it is a god send. It doesn't irritate, it's pretty good at removing makeup, although I use it mainly as part two of my cleansing routine. It's very creamy in texture and leaves my skin moisturised which is always a plus in those scary winter months. Great buy on a budget ;)

Lastly my better than awesome eye cream. One luxury product that I just keep mentioning because it is that great !! Origins Plantscription Eye Cream is an anti-aging master. I can see the effect, my under eye area is smoother and more plump, my eye bags are reduced and dark circles as well. It does it all. Worth every penny :) if i could ever make you go & buy one product in your life - let it be this one. You will not be disappointed I promise :)

That's it for the lazy girl's guide to surviving post Christmas blues. Easy favourites with easy and great makeup and some skincare goodness to top it all off. How have you been this past month? Have you been suffering just by looking at your credit card statement and promising yourself 2016 will be the year you will save like I was? I have been strong and made NO PURCHASES so far and I'm proud, oh so proud of myself :) Tell me all about it and of your favourites that you think I should try in the comments below :) Don't forget to subscribe & stalk me everywhere - it means a world to me :)

Thank you for reading,
Love

Dorota x

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