Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Winter Beauty Favourites

Aaaaah winter. Throughout the year, my skincare doesn't actually change that much as temperature doesn't seem to make that much difference to my troublesome skin. Light levels on the other hand have sent me hurtling towards dark lipsticks and weightier perfumes...


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 massive bit of a splurge in Vegas in October and came home with lots of new things. Included in this were these 2 beautiful new lipsticks.


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.


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