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January Favorites!

Sunday, February 2, 2014


 Hi everyone!

The first month of the year has come to an end and that means monthly favorites time. I haven't done one of these in a while so many of these products have been favorites for more than just a month. January was the month of minimalist makeup and skincare because I'm really trying to get my skin clear again, so not that many products. Hope you enjoy!

Products:

  1. Maybelline gel liner: I have had this for about a year and this month I fell in love with the wing liner all over again. This does such a great job of giving me a clean line and last FOREVER!
  2. Shiseido Luminizing Color Powder (discontinued) in translucent. This powder is a holy grail for me I have a stock pile of them once I found out they were getting discontinued. This gives the most perfect airbrush finish and erases the appearance of my pores. No idea why this product was ever discontinued it is just perfect! 
  3. NARS Creamy Concealer [I'm in the shade custard]. This is a recent new found love, but it is just amazing. I'm actually quite shocked my the coverage. It is thick but still blends out great, and doesn't look cakey at all.
  4. Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Stargaze. Its not a shade I would typically reach for because of the shimmer, but for some reason this month it lived on my lips. The lasting power is great!
  5. Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulle. This past month was the month of minimalistic makeup and thats exactly why I reached for this. The is the most casual nude lip you can possible wear. I love throwing it in my bag before heading out to the bars. Its great for touch ups, because it basically fool proof.
  6. Maybelline Fit Me foundation [I'm in shade 235]. I love the Maybelline Fit Me line and I have been using this foundation for over a year now. It love the finish and how it sits on my face, it doesn't feel heavy at all and it blends out sooooo easily. 
  7. Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush. I have always been scared to try a traditional foundation brush because I've heard they leave streaks. I got this in one of the brush sets and figured I give it a go and I love it. I got so much more coverage from my foundations when I use this and Its not super stiff like the traditional paddle brushes that it makes blending it really easy. 
  8. NARS Aqua Gel Luminous Mask. The bitter cold that the east coast has had this winter has caused my already dry skin to just become the Sahara Dessert. I have been using this at night to ensure I wake up with hydrated skin. I love this mask I can't rave about it enough!
  9. St.Ives Apricot Scrub. I have used this for years and I can't live without it. It really helps with my blackheads and flaky skin. I know many people say its to abrasive for them but I love how gritty it is. 
  10. Tea Tree Oil. My new found love, this has help my acne so much in the little time I have had it. January my skin got really congested and nothing was working. After a couple of days of using tea tree oil, everything was brought to the surface and now my skin is finally clearing up. 
  11. Organix Moroccan Argan Oil [extra strength]. I am due for a hair but with being away at school, I still haven't felt comfortable to just have anyone touch my hair so this oil has done wonders in keeping my ends hydrated and my hair manageable. 
What were some of your favorite products this past month?

Have a great day!
For you all in the States hope you have a blast this Super Bowl Sunday!
xoxo Franchesca 


12 comments on "January Favorites!"
  1. Love that maybelline gel liner as well! It glides on so smoothly. I really want to try that nars concelaer but every time I tried to find it in stores it was always sold out!
    xox
    Michelle - A Lovely Allure

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    1. I had the same problem with the nars concealer and just ended up ordering it of line.
      Thanks for checking it out :)

      xo Franchesca

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  2. I really want to try the argan oil shampoo!

    Kelly x

    http://thebellelavieproject.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I really like the entire Organix argan oil line.
      Thanks for checking it out :)

      xo Franchesca

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  3. Nice Favorites!!! I have got to try the argan oil. And I have the creme bule lip butter but could never bring myself to wear it. So I am going to have to try harder. hahah I loved your favorites! (I just posted mine too!)


    Love Always,
    Elizabeth
    thejourneycreatingme.blogspot.com

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    1. There was a period when the lip butter just didn't work for me, but for some reason now it does lol.
      Thanks for checking it out :)
      Checking it out your favorites now!

      xo Franchesca

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    1. Thank you!
      Thanks for checking it out :)

      xo Franchesca

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  5. Great post! Love all of the products you mentioned. I've seen you mention the nars mask quite a bit. Could you possible do a review on it?

    x. Em

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    1. I sure can do a review!
      Thanks for the recommendation and stopping by :)

      xo Franchesca

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  6. I hate when products get discontinued! But lovely favourites. I want to try out some of the lip butters I'm probably one of the last people to not try them.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by :)

      xo Franchesca

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