February 2, 2013

January Beauty Favorites 2013

As you can see, there's not too many beauty products this month for multiple reasons. First up, I've been sick pretty much throughout the entire month and the least thing I can be bothered with when feeling awful is makeup. Also school started again for me which means I take very little risk and tend to rely on the beauty bits that I know work for me. I feel an everyday makeup post coming soon...

Anyway, here's what made the cut this month:

1. Essence Studio Nails Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer
I'm usually not one for cheap top coats, but after reading a couple of rave reviews, I had to purchase as my Essie Good To Go was running low and getting very gloopy. I am very content with this little product, it dries my nail polish very quickly, minimizes chipping and has a really nice glossy shine to it. Plus being priced at 2.49€, it certainly won't break the bank...

2. Florena Hand Konzentrat (hand cream)
The only hand cream I've been reaching for this month. It's very moisturizing, quickly absorbed and - the best part - it smells divine. I can't help but sniffing my hands constantly whenever I put this on. Definitely a winner for me and I will most likely repurchase once I run out!

3. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 001 Transparent
Many bloggers name this as their favorite pressed powder and as a fellow oily skinned gal, I had to know what all the fuss was about. The color is great, very light and yellow-toned aka the perfect match for me. It doesn't mattify my skin for too long though, but it certainly does the job well!

4. Korres Lip Butter in Quince
I think this is a gorgeous product and combines all the features I like in a lip product: it's hydrating, lightweight, slightly tinted and not sticky. Read my review on it here.

5. Primark Natural Linen Candle
I picked two of these up last time I had a sneak through my local Primark and am very glad that I did. The scent is very warm, clean and slightly floral which makes it very soothing and lovely to burn on a Sunday. Bliss...

6. Kiehl's Lip Balm #1
You probably all know this since it is a cult product amongst celebrities, makeup artists and beauty lovers like me. It saved my pout during two sicknesses this month and really pumped some hydration back into my lips. I also like to use it on my cuticles. I'd consider this a staple in every makeup bag!

What beauty products impressed you this month?

Nathalie x


  1. I love Korres lip butter too! I was ill most of Jan too, not fun! Hope you're feeling better
    Daniella x


    1. Oh thanks, I am! Hopefully you are feeling better as well!
      Thank you very much for stopping by :)

      Nathalie xx

  2. I've never tried a korres lip butter, but i'm so tempted xx

    1. Oh I think you should, they're incredibly lovely and come in a variety of shades :) Plus you can pick them up from feelunique.com with free delivery!

      Nathalie xx


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