I can't quite believe that I'm typing up the first monthly favourites posts of the year - I don't know about anyone else but for me January really went on forever?! If truth be told, I'm quite glad to be seeing the back of it as I always find that it really is the worst month in the entire year - everyone just seams so down in the dumps. As far as trying and testing out new beauty products, I found that there wasn't a lot that new apart from the odd few bits that I treated myself too around the end of the last year and the start of January....
The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter
As most of you know I love body butters, especially really indulgent and heavily scented ones. For Christmas I received a few of these small 50ml tubs including the one shown in this months favourites post. I've completely fallen in love with the Body Shop Body Butter that comes in the satsuma scent. This is really surprising for me as I'm usually not a fan of body products that smell like oranges but this one smells wonderful. The smell of satsuma is very overpowering, but for some reason I love how strongly scented this body butter is. What I really love is how the smell of satsumas transfers on to your skin and lingers around for hours after application. I find it really refreshing and I can imagine this will be an amazing body butter to use in the summer. Not only does this body butter smell citrusy and fresh but it does great and hydrating and nourishing your skin.
Collection Lasting Colour Lipstick - Sweet Tart
I picked up this Lipstick from Collection at the beginning of the month and I've worn it non stop throughout January. For those of you who have been reading my blog for some time will know that I have a weakness for pink lipsticks and this Lasting Colour Lipstick in the shade Sweet Tart is such a 'Danielle' colour. I wont go into too much detail about this lipstick as I'm planning on getting a full review up soon, but the shade is really similar to MAC Chatterbox which is also a favourite of mine - So that makes this lipstick a winner!
Barry M Lipliner - Pink
This Barry M Lip Liner is an old favourite of mine, but one which I've dug out again because I've ditched my berry toned lipsticks and swapped them for pretty pinks (I just can't wait till Spring). I love how soft and creamy the Barry M Lip Liners are and I'm pretty sure I own every shade that they do. This bright fuchsia pink one works perfectly with most pink lipsticks and pairs with the Collection Lasting Colour Lipstick in Sweet Tart wonderfully.
Pixi Redness Reducing Primer
If you read my full review of this Pixi Primer (here) you will know that this is the first primer that I've properly tired and tested and I love it. This Redness Reducing Primer from Pixi does exactly what it says and does a fantastic job at evening out your skin tone and reducing the appearance of any red patches or blemishes that you may have. I love how it creates the perfect base for my foundation to sit on too. I would definitely recommend trying out this primer if your on the lookout for a new one.
Bed Head TIGI Urban Antidotes Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner
For the longest of time I've always felt that using any Bed Head product on my hair has been a luxury and complete hair heaven. So when I picked this Urban Antidotes duo from a Hair Salon what was closing down near me I was expecting it to do great things on my hair and it will come as no surprise to you all that it did. I have been using this shampoo and conditioner for every hair wash during January and I have loved the way my hair looks and feels since using them. I don't want to give too much away here as these amazing hair products deserve a post of their own - But they have done a brilliant job at strengthening and popping some much needed moisture into my hair. Not to mention they make my hair smell fabulous, if your hair is needing some TLC and a bit of extra shine then I'm sure you will love this shampoo and conditioner just as much as I do.
So that's everything that's made it into my favourites post this month, I would love to know what you've been loving and if any of your favourites match mine. And someone please tell me that I'm not alone when I say I'm ready to bring out all my Spring makeup?
Lots of Love