Here are my January favourites! The first favourites post of 2015! Where I have done a more in-depth review, I will link in the product name.
Clinique Mild Clarifying Toner: I had been searching for a toner sans alcohol (the bad kind) and found this one. As you can see from the photo, I’m just about done this and have loved every drop of it. This bottle has lasted me about 4 months– with pretty much at least once a day use (not bad!). This toner helps to prep my skin for my serum and moisturizer, leaving a fresh and non-drying feeling to my face. It also helps to get any last bit of cleanser that I may have negleted to rinse away.
Definitely a re-purchase item!
Purchased at Sephora for $16 Cdn.
Urban Decay Naked Basics Flushed Palette in Naked: The original bronzer/blush/highlight palette in the UD Flushed range. The quality of the powders are wonderful — silky and so easy to blend into the skin. The pigmentation of these powders are amazing; I have to remember to use a light hand! Small, compact and packaging is a beaute. I reached for this quite a bit in January because a.) it had all 3 products in 1; and b.) it’s so pretty!
Definitely a re-purchase item… however, I don’t think I’ll be able to get through this palette any time soon!
Purchased at Sephora for $35 Cdn.
Sonia Kashuk Buffing Brush No.130: I bought this on a whim, wanting to see if another foundation buffing brush could match or surpass my love for the Real Techniques buffing brush. Oh. My. Gosh. This SK Buffing Brush has left my RT buffing brush in the dust (well, not completely, I rotate). I have reached for this probably almost every time I’ve applied foundation this January. I’ve had to remind myself to clean this brush every Sunday because that’s how much I’ve used it! Bristles are soft but dense enough to apply my liquid foundation seamlessly; size of brush is a bit bigger than the RT buffing brush so it makes for faster application. After many washes, this has not lost it’s shape or shedded.
Definitely wanting at least a couple more of this brush!
Purchased at Target for $12.99 Cdn.
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara: Never thought I’d “need” a mascara specifically for my lower lashes, but this little invention is great. Makes applying mascara to the little, bitty lower lash hairs easy and without mess!
I would re-purchase this as a treat to myself, but it’s not a must have.
Purchased at Sephora for $12 Cdn.
Eucerin Calming Anti-Itch Relief Lotion: This lotion is a gooder. One of the pricier skincare brands at the drugstore but well-worth the money. I’ve battled with scalp eczema for a few years now and have recently noticed that my scalp condition has turned into having more “typical” itchy and dry symptoms, not so much eczema flare-ups. Trying to stay away from shampoos and lotions (i.e. my prescription hydrocortisone cream) with high chemical content, I switched to using this Eucerin lotion on my scalp and it definitely has calmed down my urge to scratch. Used this on my arms and legs as well — lightweight, fragrance-free, easily absorbed.
I would repurchase if I needed to, however I’m still on the hunt for an even more effective option.
Purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart for $12 Cdn (on sale).
The Body Shop Shea Body Mist: I am completely in love with the Shea range from The Body Shop and this body mist is soo nice. I’ve got the Shea hand cream, body lotion, body oil and body butter. Can’t get enough of Shea! This mist is true to the Shea scent — soft, nutty, powdery — great for daytime wear.
Will definitely repurchase.
Purchased at The Body Shop for $13 Cdn.
Those are my January faves! Have you tried any of these products? Any of them your faves too?
Thanks for reading!!