January Favorites

I feel like a parrot of so many other people when I say: I cannot believe its February already! It has flown by, and wasn’t as depressing as other January’s thankfully. My January favorites makes me feel like I’ve had a very pink month – everything in it seems to be pink!

Soap and Glory Hand Maid Cleanser
Discovered this when I went out for lunch with my friend. I smelt it when she used it and its been love ever since. It smells so amazing, I can’t quite pick what it smells of, but have a sniff if you pass it. It’s around £2 which isn’t bank breaking but still isn’t cheapest, you get what you pay for in my opinion.

Nars Blush – Gina
If you’re a regular reader you will already know I love this blush, for me its the perfect product to sit in between my blush and bronzer – perfect for a day when I can’t decide! Its one of those “throw on products” I don’t even think about it too much anymore. The only downside is it has to be touched up occasionally as it rubs off easily.

Mac Lipstick – Lovelorn
I bought this after Christmas on my lunch break (one of the guys at work actually came with me out of boredom and picked this out for me) Its a lovely cool toned bright pink, and it surprisingly goes with all sorts of different cheek products and foundation shades. I’ve worn it all month but love it more at the moment as it reminds me of Blair’s wedding make up in Gossip Girl.

Mac Quad Pallet – Quarry, Malt, All That Glitters and Charcoal Brown
I’ve used all of these throughout the month on rotation – apart form charcoal brown which I use every day on my eye brows. I use all that glitters in my crease with Daybreak eyeshadow (see below) and use quarry and malt both together and alone.

Origins GinZing Eye Cream*
I was sent this at the beginning of January after registering with Origins. I could not have been more thrilled as I really wanted to try it out. I got a really generous sample and can safely say I will never look back. It feels so nice to put on and really makes a difference after a sleepless night (thoroughly tested after Monday night!)

Clinique Eyeshadow – Daybreak
I cannot live without this eyeshadow. Simple as that. I’ve been using it for around a year and a half, it finally cracked in the pan a few months ago and I have now depotted it as I am determined to keep using it. Its £15 for a new one (which is rather pricey!) so I want to make sure I use all of this one up first.

Vivo Lipgloss – Just Peachy*
I got this in my goodie bag from the TOWIB2 event in october. Dabbing a little of this over any lipstick I wear keeps it on for a hell of a long time! Its amazing! It also smells lovely – watermelon is always a winner in my books. Its also really nice and long lasting when worn alone, perfect for a “can’t decide” day.

Duo Fiber Brush – Superdrug
I bought this brush ages ago because I liked the shape, but it never amazed me. However recently i’ve been using it for my blusher as it makes a nice rounded shape on my cheeks that my beloved Avon brush just can’t.

Rimmel Day 2 Night Mascara
After whining about this mascara when I first bought it, I can safely say I was wrong. I love it. End of.

Mac Blush in Fleur Power
The prettiest pink blush – I throw this on, on a daily basis and feel so girley. The colour is perfect as it’s not too light for my skin and looks so lovely with Mac’s Lovelorn.

Collection 2000 Fast Stroke Liquid Eyeliner
I’ve really been into wearing liquid eyeliner again this month. I’ve worn this for around 5 years up until recently and now I’ve rediscovered it I realise why. It makes my eyes look so much bigger and I generally just feel so much more comfortable wearing it. It stays on for hours and is so easy to apply. Its amazing for if you like thick eyeliner over thin.

Oh my god. There you have my mammoth January Favorites. Let me know if you love any of these two or feel free to recommend me any products you think I’d like.



  1. Charlotte
    03 Feb 2012 / 12:08 am

    Ohhh I've been wanting to try Ginzing for ages.. might give in and buy it sometime this month now! Gina and Lovelorn both sound lovely X

    • HelloOctober
      04 Feb 2012 / 10:40 am

      It's definitely worth a try, so good after a really sleepless night! x

  2. Girlie Blogger
    03 Feb 2012 / 6:51 am

    I know. Time flies. Soon it'll be summer.

    I like your faves. Want to try the M.A.C shadow.


    • HelloOctober
      04 Feb 2012 / 10:42 am

      Thank you 🙂 x

  3. Catherine
    03 Feb 2012 / 7:06 am

    Great favourites they all look so pretty 😀 x

    • HelloOctober
      04 Feb 2012 / 10:42 am

      Thank you hun x

  4. Yu
    03 Feb 2012 / 10:58 am

    Ohhh I always wanted Fleur Power! Lovely favourites 🙂

    • HelloOctober
      04 Feb 2012 / 10:43 am

      Thanks Yu, it's such a lovely blush – it really gives that "I look like I've just been for a run" kind of healthy glow! x

  5. rococ0
    04 Feb 2012 / 5:16 pm

    I love the look of the brush – I've been wanting something like this for a while but can't bear to part with the cash for a MAC one! I love this mascara too, I didn't want to like it, but it might be the first mascara I've repurchased


    • HelloOctober
      08 Feb 2012 / 6:24 pm

      Well, the one about cost me £7 from Superdrug, I'm sure Mac ones probably blend much better but it's not too bad for the price. Might buy a mac one and compare! x

  6. salut! sophie
    07 Feb 2012 / 10:58 am

    I love Lovelorn, it's such a gorgeous wearable shade of pink. It definitely doesn't get enough love!

    • HelloOctober
      08 Feb 2012 / 6:25 pm

      You're spot on there, I'd never really heard anything of it until I saw it in store! x

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