January hasn't been a great month for me, due to ill-health, so I'm pretending that tomorrow (February 1st) is the start of the new year! I was still in Christmas mode until the middle of January anyway, as it's my Dad's birthday then, so it all just keeps blurring, with every family visit being "one last Christmas hurrah" - any excuse really! I spent most of the month on heavy meds and during the second half, more were added in, which made me feel rotten - hence the lack of posting! That said, I'm very much hoping that next month will be better, as I have so much that I want to talk to you about! In the meantime, here's what I've been loving in January....
Monday 31 January 2022
Monday 24 January 2022
I've had mixed experiences with Charlotte Tilbury foundations - I love Light Wonder, but the other two really do nothing for my skin (actually, I think that Magic Foundation has been discontinued now), so I was kind of in two minds about whether or not to buy her new Beautiful Skin Foundation but the description lured me in. So, is it worth the hype?
Monday 17 January 2022
This is the last of my trilogy of hall of fame posts and I was going to include haircare, but regular readers will know all about my favourites already - Olaplex, Kiehl's, Color Wow and Kérastase are my go-to brands to keep my hair in good condition. I've posted about them several times (here and here, for example), so I'm sticking to bath, body and fragrance today. I don't usually include fragrance, but I wear it daily (even if I'm having a duvet day!), so I thought I should include my favourites, and would love to hear yours.....
Saturday 15 January 2022
This was always going to be the trickiest category for me, as I really am a skincare junkie, and while I have seen some people streamline their routines, that's just not me (and probably never will be!). It might seem like I have a lot of products here (and I do!), however, I could easily have double the amount to be honest! Let's get started....
Thursday 13 January 2022
Hello! Happy New Year! I really didn't plan on taking such a long break, but I didn't have a set date in mind for my return - I just wanted to do it when I felt ready. I hope you all had a fabulous festive season? We had a great balance of seeing family, but also plenty of time relaxing and in our own little bubble - it was exactly what we needed! I usually post yearly favourites before Christmas, but I felt so burnt out that I would have been forcing it, so I have a few posts now that I've been able to give it more thought. I'm starting with makeup, then on Saturday, I'll be talking skincare favourites, and finally on Monday, it will be bath, body and fragrances. Then, regular content will resume, although there will be some changes this year. There were some posts last year that I wasn't 100% happy with (not many, as I respect my readers too much to just put any old rubbish out or just re-write a press release), and I had a good think over the Christmas break and whilst I like having a schedule, I don't want any pressure on myself and won't put posts out for the sake of sticking to a schedule. I'd also like to include more topics, rather than just sticking to beauty, so hopefully that will happen too. My main priority this year is my health, so there will be no pressure on me (applied only by myself!) - if I need to take breaks, I will. My focus is on quality over quantity, when it comes to posts.
When it comes to doing favourites posts, it's very difficult not to include 50+ products, so I have been very strict with myself and it really is just the crème de la crème of products that I'm featuring, so let's get started! As always, if a product was sent to me, it will be marked with a *.