Monday, 20 January 2014

January Beauty and Skincare Buys

urban decay naked 3 palette, origins, essie, rimmel nail polish
It's the start of the year, and I thought it was about time I buy some new skincare, but obviously it doesn't stop there, and I ended up getting a few beauty bits too! When you live in a world where there's online shopping and websites like fragrance direct and boots at your fingertips, it's hard not to spend the pennies! Am I right? 

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer 
This is one of those products that every single beauty blogger has mentioned at some point. It is basically a moisturiser which hydrates the skin and leaves it looking refreshed and glowing, which is nice for making dull skin look more healthy. I've always been interested in trying it but sceptical about spending £23 on a product that may not work. Thankfully that wasn't the case, as I've been using the moisturiser for two and a half weeks now, and it made a difference on the first go, yay! The product is also very lasting, and a tiny bit goes a long way. 

Origins Out of Trouble Mask
The Out of Trouble mask is used to help rescue problem skin. I though I would give this one ago as my skin has been so awful recently (I blame all the chocolate I got for Christmas). The formula includes sulfur and salicylic acid, which both help to prevent and calm breakouts. Some people may be put off the smell, as it's quite a medical scent, if that makes sense? But I kind of like that as it makes me feel like it's actually working. I've used this mask a couple times, and I'm really pleased, it really refreshes my skin and helps calm down redness and breakouts, and leaves my face feeling so soft. 

Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Mind The Gap, Victoria
I'm sure you're all tried the Rimmel 60 seconds formula. They are just classics, and you always know what you're going to get. Whenever I'm in a rush and I need something easy to apply and quick drying, I go for 60 seconds. Mind the Gap, Victoria is a lovely blue, and I've been wearing it for the majority of January. 

Essie Grow Richer Base Coat
This Essie base coat is for rescuing nails from becoming dry and brittle. I wear nail polish every single day, so my nails are not in the best condition. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm really looking forward to giving it ago. Has anyone else tried it? It's currently on sale at fragrance direct for £2.99, here

urban decay naked 3 palette, origins, essie, rimmel nail polish
Loreal Paris Color Riche Duos
Fragrance Direct have got these mini Loreal Paris duo sets on their website at the moment, and I couldn't help myself buying myself a couple. I was drawn to the blue and the green, which are called Blue Lagoon and Aquatic Green, (they really could have put a bit more effort into naming these polishes), Nevertheless, they are really pretty and they are packed full of shimmer, making them really different to the other blues and greens I have in my collection. 

As they are duo packs, they both came with theses clear polishes. I was slightly confused as they both looked the same yet they had different names. After having a good look at them I realised that both have a colourful shimmer running though them. The one that came with Blue Lagoon is called Frosted Pearl and it has a blue shimmer in it, whereas Freshwater Pearl that came with Aquatic Green has a green shimmer in it. I will be doing a post on these polishes soon so you can see some swatches.

urban decay naked 3 palette, origins, essie, rimmel nail polish

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette 
I caved in and brought Naked 3, and I'm so pleased with it! All the shades are wearable and soo pretty. I genuinely think this will be my favourite beauty buy of 2014 and it's only the middle of January. All the shades compliment each other nicely and they are all so pigmented, a quality that I've never experienced with cheaper eye shadows. My favourite and most worn shades at the moment are burnout, buzz and trick. Have you go the Naked 3 palette, what do you think? 

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