Thursday, 2 February 2012

My January Favourites

It's that time again! Last year I wasn't great at putting my monthly favourites on my blog as well as my YT channel but it's a new year.. new start, those of you that don't watch my videos might appreciate my new commitment to the monthly posts. 

A lot of what I've used throughout January has been in my regular routine for a while, I haven't made many changes since it's all kinda working for me right now. I'm totally in love with my skin and hair care routines for the first time maybe ever so it's really just cosmetics that I switch out from time to time and even then.. the Garnier BB cream has had me hooked for 6 months.

Liz Earle Cleanser 100ml £13.75 here
Clarisonic Mia £120 here
Soap & Glory Pulp Friction £8 here
Body Shop Shea Body Butter £12.50 here

I am absolutely obsessed with my Clarisonic.. I'm not convinced the Liz Earle does anything special for me but the fact I can remove my makeup in the tub is awesome!! I will be trying some drugstore variations this month. S&G Pulp Friction is fab.. keeps me as smooth as can be the only down side is that it's such a pain to clean out of the bath afterwards.. if it wasn't I'd probably use it twice a day. Lastly the Shea Body Butter... ahh the smell, it just melts in to your skin and is fantastic value for money as a little goes a really long way! Totally changed my mind about The Body Shop Body Butters, I used to think they were a total rip off but this one is great!

Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo & Conditioner £3.99 each here
Macadamia Natural Oil 125ml £23.95 here

The combination of these three products have totally rejuvenated my hair. I never thought I'd find a shampoo and conditioner I genuinely valued, intensive masques and treatments, yes but not run of the mill shampoo and conditioner. I tried very cheap, I tried very expensive nothing did anything special until I tried Aussie. Luckily they are very affordable as well as being super effective.
You may recall me mentioning "Project Hair" which I started at the beginning of the year, well I've had a lot of questions lately about how I've improved the condition of my dry, damaged barnet and you can look forward to a comprehensive hair post very soon!

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector (BB Cream) £7.49 here
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer £4.19 here

My Garnier still reigns supreme as my favourite daytime "foundation" but this month made way for a brand new concealer. I've lost count of the amount of recommendations I've had to buy this so I finally caved. It's a similar consistency to YSL touche eclat and great for the money but I do think while I'm surviving on little sleep I need a touch more coverage under my eyes.

Miners Bronzer/Blush Blend in Sunblushed £4.99 here

Only one product this month but this has been a long time love of mine! Not many people are familiar with the brand (or at least not since they were around in the 90s) but there are some great, affordable products to be found there. This gives just enough glowy colour to do the job of a bronzer and blush in one.. I wore it at my wedding, that's how much I love it!

Loreal Volume Million Lashes Luminizer £11.29 here
Rimmel Exhaggerate Liquid Liner £5.29 here
Rimmel Brow Pencil in Dark Brown £2.99 here

The mascara has served me well over the last three months, used almost every day it does exactly what it says on the tin. I plan to repurchase the Maybelline one bu one this month to really test which is my all time favourite. The liquid liner is back. It's been my go to look since Christmas, it's a quick way to open up my eyes and look more awake in the mornings and this particular liner has been a firm favourite for more than 5 years! The Rimmel brow pencil is the same.. I never strayed from this from the ages of maybe 15/16 to 23 when I discovered brow powders. I've recently returned to my old faithful because quite frankly.. it's easier!

Miners Matte Factor in Peach £3.99 here

Another one from Miners, my friend StyleSoCoy recently did a review of this range you can check out here. I love that these are easy to apply, long wearing and non-drying and still so inexpensive. My favourite everyday shade is peach (more pink in my opinion) but I love them all.

So that's it for January.. well this is actually February (oops)
I love these posts because in a years time I could be using something else that's not doing it for me and I can look back at my own recommendations.. plus it's always interesting to see what consistently makes the favourite lists. Sometimes you just use things for months without really thinking about how great they are or why you're repurchasing.. next month I'm bringing in shower gels and such.. an under-appreciated product in the beauty blogging world in my opinion but I love mine!

Miss BB


  1. I want to try most of the things in this post! The BB cream seems amazing but I remember you sayin gin a post that it may not cater for super-pale girls (which I am) .. I think I may need to invest in the hair care products featured in this post, 'cause my hair is terribly damaged. Great post as always!

    Phoebe x

    inbeautyland blog

  2. i need cleanse and polish :D

  3. Really wana try the macadamia oil! Check out my jan favourites if your interested.
    Ashlie x

  4. I'm using so many of the same products as you this month! The bb cream, the pulp friction and the aussie miracle moist. We must smell awesome haha.

  5. I got tons of The Body Shop when they were on sale at 3 for $30 and the Shea Body Butter is the first one I chose to try and OMG! I'm totally sold! It's a godsend for my eczema!

  6. Pulp Friction is on my January favourites too I love it :D x

  7. Good stuff. I see Clarisonic - isn't it awesome? It's my all-time favorite beauty item.

  8. All this stuff looks very nice! I really want to try out the 'miners matte factor' lipglosses, they look soo lovely! Love your Blog <3 check out mine? would mean a lot!

  9. I really want to try the clarisonic but im a bit scared how stiff are the bristles? I have psoriasis on my scalp which has also led to a few patches on my face im sure the clarisonic would either help it or make it much worse and its the latter that scares me :S is it much harsher than a scrub? Can anyone help?

    I started my own blog this week my first post is on my alltime faves would love it if you or any of your subscribers could give me some feedback im prob doing it wrong xxx

  10. So many good products to try out!

  11. I got my clarisonic for my christmas and I looove using it. I feel like its doing wonders for my skin and I will never be without this now


  12. just bought the miners blusher blend and rimmel brow pencil excited to try out some of your reccomendations!

  13. I love love love the Aussie products! Have you tried the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner for Damaged Hair? I absolutely swear by it! It's a pale pinky colour and smells like bubblegum and delicious-ness! You must try it if you're a fa of Aussie :)

    Emma (


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