Tuesday, 2 February 2016

January Favourites


 Well...didn't January just feel like it went for about three days?! Whoever said the last trimester of pregnancy felt like years, was completely wrong. The time is just flying by! I've been loving and trying so many different products this month, it was hard to narrow it down to just a few.. so I chose nine. But all nine are amazing and with the amount of products I'll be using this month and already loving, I just know I'll have at least ten for next month!


 


URIAGE THERMAL MICELLAR WATER* RRP AUD$24.99

After running out of the Uriage Thermal Micellar Wipes, I switched to the water and to be honest, although it's not as convenient as the wipes (I don't think any wipe or Micellar water will ever compare to the wipes because they are the best thing in the skin care world), the water is just as amazing at removing all my make up - even Benefit They're Real which I know a lot of us have trouble removing! The Uriage Miceller Water is super gentle on the eyes and on the skin and is suited to all skin types.

SMASHBOX FULL EXPOSURE PALETTE AUD$76

My amazing little brother bought me this palette and I actually love it. I say actually because I have spoken to so many who were really disappointed in it and even returned it to MECCA. For me, the shades are super pigmented, blend perfectly and look amazing on the eyes! 


BECCA X JACLYN HILL SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR CHAMPAGNE POP RRP AUD$60

I received this one for my birthday after having it on my wishlist since it's release. I don't think this highlighter has disappointed any of it's owners and I know the beauty community couldn't be more ecstatic it now has a permanent home in the Becca Cosmetics Collection. I now own a few of Becca's other highlighters but in my opinion, this one takes the cake. The colour and finish on the skin is just divine and how cool is it that Becca is an Australian company!!!

JOSIE MARAN ARGAN MILK RRP AUD$29-117

I've already raved about this on my instagram and convinced a whole bunch of instabeautyau girls to try this out. It is honestly the most hydrating product I have ever used in my whole life! And that... is all I have to say about that.. Other than being perfect, what else can I say?? If you have dry skin, please go buy this from Mecca and then thank me later!

JURLIQUE ROSE HAND CREAM* AUD$29-59

In my lifetime, I've been through at least ten tubes of this hand cream. My Mumma used to buy it for me all the time. It is a really luxurious hand cream with an amazing scent that leaves your hands soft and subtle with the most feminine smell you could imagine. A must have for every handbag in my opinion! 


METTA SKIN CARE BODY BUTTER* RRP AUD$47

Metta Skin Care is a Melbourne based natural and holistic skin care company. Their products are amazing and you can really tell they're made with a passion behind the brand (even their packaging is made from 100% tree free stone paper - how incredible is that?!). I have been using this Body Butter on my belly and upper body for a few weeks now and I am in LOVE. The formula appears to be whipped and running my finger over the top of the jar in to the product makes the most satisfying bubbling noise (it may sound weird but it's like you're touching the softest thing on Earth)! For a body butter, it's not overly thick so it absorbs in to the skin with ease and has such a beautiful scent that lingers on your body for an hour or two. The website states it's suited to all skin types which I definitely agree with but I think this would be amazing for other pregnant women and also anyone with super dry skin!


TARGET LOVE MUGS AUD$20

Whilst I haven't seen these exact ones in store or online since I purchased these just before Christmas, they have others! Lisa T has an incredible range of home wares at Target and these ones were just so perfect for Ben and I as we literally say these exact words to each other ten million times a day! I bought them for us as a housewarming gift and although we don't actually use them, they're only display in our kitchen so we see them everyday!


BEYONCE HEAT & HEAT KISSED* RRPAUD$69

I fell in love with Heat Kissed late last year after being sent it for review. It is such the perfect Summer scent. It legitimately reminds me of a strong woman. I can't explain why, but when I'm wearing it, I feel extra confident. My partner absolutely LOVES this scent on me and if I put it on before I kiss him goodbye in the morning I always get "OMG you smell amazing" which is of course a huge confidence booster as you walk out the door to conquer your day! The top notes of dragon fruit, lychee and ripe mango really make this scent one of a kind!

The Original Heat has softer top notes of orchids, magnolia and luscious blush peach which make it a feminine yet sexy scent which I think will be perfect for Spring. Mum thought she was buying me more Heat Kissed after I raved about to her about it before Christmas but I'm so glad she bought the original, I love having both to choose from!

RIMMEL MATCH PERFECTION FOUNDATION* RRP AUD$18.95

When this arrived in the mail, I thought I had made a mistake and chose the wrong colour (soft beige), it looked (and is) a lot darker than my other foundations, but I wanted to give it a go for the purposes of review so I put it on. SO... when they say Match Perfection, they actually mean it...within minutes, the shade adjusted to my skin colour, right before my eyes.. I am being completely honest with you and I actually spoke to another blogger who had the same thing happen with his. He chose a shade that was too light for him however, it adjusted to his colour, just as mine did.

I could not be more impressed with this foundation. It's super dewy which I love for the hotter months because you tend to look a little more dewy anyway which also makes it perfectly hydrating for the Winter months when your skin is a little dry, it has great staying power (the longest I've worn it for is 8 hours but I didn't touch up or blot once) and you only need the tiniest bit of product for full coverage! This one has made it's way in to my regular use foundation collection (which only consists of three now)!



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Keep smiling!

Tahana xo

*product was kindly gifted to Tahana however, opinions are true and her own

18 comments :

  1. What a great bunch of favourites! I have never tried the Uriage Micellar water as I love the Bioderma one a little bit too much but this one is slightly cheaper than the biodema one so I might have to give it a go. Champagne Pop was also in my January favourites AND 2015 beauty faves. It is honestly so such a gorgeous highlighter. Well worth the hype that one! xx

    Chantalle | cece & grace

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    1. Let me know how you love the Uriage micellar water (because you will love it haha). I'm so happy Champagne Pop is permanent so I don't have to rush to buy more!! <3

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  2. Great favourites! I have been loving the Becca CP so much for the month of January and the Beyonce heat perfume is just beautiful. I also cannot believe how quick this month just flew past either!

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.com

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    1. Kind of hoping the next two months fly by as well ;) <3

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  3. Yay!!! Awesome favourites Tahana! I really want to try the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation now! It sounds lovely!!! Love your photos too! So pretty. Great work xx

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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    1. I'm hoping you will love it although it may be too dewy for you. Thank you for the photo love ;) I put extra effort in to these ones! <3

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    2. So many lovely favourites! I've been lusting after the Smashbox palette for such a long time. I'm also super tempted by Champagne Pop, but I think I might go for Moonstone instead as it looks better for my skintone.

      Kirstie | Behind The Scent

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  4. Great post Tahana, I must try these magical wipes you speak of!! Those mugs are so cute too! But I'm pretty sure I would be shot if I bought them home.. haha

    Mel x || Loads of Lifestyle

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    1. Yes, you must! They are amazing. They're not in Priceline yet but you can get them off the Adore Beauty website or right here ;)
      http://www.cosmetiquesdefrance.com.au/thermal-micellar-water/126-uriage-thermal-micellar-wipes-3661434003714.html

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  5. It seems like we had the same idea hunny ;) I loved your choices. Exactly what is micellar water anyway? :S haha
    Sammy {xx} <3

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    1. Essentially it is a make up remover... it is amazing! You can read more on their website :-)
      http://www.cosmetiquesdefrance.com.au/

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  6. I have just discovered Josie Maran products and I am obsessed. I'll need to give this milk a try next I think!
    Ps you're in third trimester always how exciting!!!

    Bec || beautywithbec.com

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    1. Yes, you need to try the Milk, it is amazing...super hydrating! And yes, less than 10 weeks left now!! Provided he isn't too comfy in there haha <3

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  7. Aw the mugs are so cute! I love Champagne Pop - it definitely does seem to suit just about everyone :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  8. Great favourites and so many new products I now want to try, especially the Uriage Thermal Micellar Wipes! If they can remove Benefit's They're Real Mascara then I definitely need to give them a go!

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    1. It really is amazing and so gentle... Even getting They're Real off doesn't irritate my eyes at all! I definitely recommend! <3

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  9. Great faves Tahana! I don't think I've tried any of the products except for the Jurlique Hand Cream years ago, so I'll put a few of these on my list to track down and try! :)

    Kate | themintedblog.com

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