That said, both of these skincare products deserve a mention, because I think they're awesome. The Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean but without drying it out, and the Ren Glycolactic mask is massively discounted via a number of online beauty sellers at the moment (this 75ml bottle was £25.60). The mask I first tried a sample tube of from a free beauty box and wondered why I hadn't discovered it sooner. It has a slightly sticky texture and I find takes some washing off, but leaves my skin softer, brighter and seems to assist in getting rid of breakouts and blackheads. Worth every penny.
So, onto the pretty things. I had a
The top left is a BITE lip crayon in Tannin and is the bottom swatch in the picture of my hand. I find it shows much darker on the lip, more of a berry red, and it has the oddest but loveliest dry texture why I like as I'm not constantly wondering if it's smearing everywhere (lipstick newbie, right here).
The MAC tube is called The Hang-Up and is the top swatch and I love it for a kind of Vampy red. by a long shot my favourite lipstick purchase of 2015, and I did get a touch carried away with lipstick last year.
And spot the odd one out... The handbag sized bottle of YSL Black Opium was part of a gift set with a 50ml bottle of the EDP that I used my Boots points to treat myself to when there were awesome deals to be had on fragrance before Christmas. I'd been eyeing the scent up for a while as my other favourite winter perfume (Gucci Premiere) was running out rapidly.
And a few things I won't be hurrying to replace...
Ren Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial. I know so many who rave about it, but it just did nothing for me and at £32 a shot, I was very disappointed.
Rimmel Exaggerate Lipliner. Awkward shape, horrid shade of red, nightmare to apply, didn't stay put. Enough said.
Hot cloth cleansers. I've tried 3 or 4, never found one yet that doesn't make me break out. No thank you.