Beauty

January Favorites

I love January as it’s my birthday month and festive season is still on for us.It’s the colder month of the year and I tend to try lots of new hydrating products, I do my makeup a little bit stronger and my wardrobe is total black (ok with hints of grey and navy blue) . During Winter my hair and body are so dry and I have to use balms and oils everyday.Those gems became my go-to products and I know that I will keep using them all year round.

Avène released a new body range, I tried the Body Moisturizing Melt-in Balm and I am in love .It’s suitable for sensitive, dry skin like mine and the formula is fantastic – it’s lightweight, super hydrating and it absorbs in second leaving my skin smooth and moisturized.It has the signature,clean Avène scent which is sophisticated and gentle (my favorite kind) and it became a staple of my me-time routine.
I have to take care of my coloured hair so I try lots of oils but sometimes they are a bit heavy for my hair type.The Kérastase Elixir Ultime  is my monthly favorite as it’s lightweight yet moisturizing and the pump makes it very easy to use.Also big thumbs up for the soft pink and gold packaging, love it!
I like a good,smudged black eyeliner during Winter because it softly defines my eyes and it’s wearable day to night.All you need is a good eye pencil and a smudge brush or a q-tip to make it softer.The Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place Eye pencil in Onyx is long-lasting and pigmented , you can easily create a wing but it’s great for the waterline too.I love wearing it with mascara only on my top lashes and a pinky-nude lipgloss for a fresh,girly look.The Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer is my top beauty discovery – well it’s not actually a discovery as every blogger and Youtuber talks about it so it would be impossible not to try it and it’s definitely worth the hype.It’s a multitasking concealer, great for both under my eyes and for the rest of my face (red spots and imperfections). It has a velvet finish and medium coverage that make it the perfect concealer.I have the shade Vanilla which is a bit light for me so I will try the Crème brûlée and the Custard one asap.
This month I have also a fashion favorite – of course it would be a bag.I love minimal bags without a crazy, in your face logo and French brands suit me the best.A recent purchase that I’ve been wearing all the time is the A.P.C Demi Lune ,a cross-body bag in my favorite black colour (it comes in so many colours) and textured leather as I can’t stand scratches or colour transferring from my clothes.It’s a bloggers’ favorite and I can definitely see why – it’s a very chic and effortless bag, it costs less that the high fashion designers pieces and it fits so many things like a big wallet,sunglasses,a small makeup bag, keys etc.
It compliments all my outfits casual and formal ones and I know that I will wear it for years.A good bag is an investment for my wardrobe and I do lot of research before every purchase.My next one is going to be a backpack so please let my know about your favorite.
 These are my January Favorites,the crème de la crème of the products that I tried so feel free to share yours,I really want to know what you loved the past month.
Love Lou! <3
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