I’m a little late with my January Love List, and, predictably, it’s skincare heavy, since my spots are now gone and I’m revisiting the joy that is trying new and exciting skincare that isn’t necessarily for getting rid of spots. These are the products I was reaching for most last month:
Predictably, the Tula Hydrating Day & Night Cream got lots of use as it’s such a lovely product that gives just the right amount of hydration without feeling too greasy – I love the fact that it’s designed for use both morning and night too. It’s £40 here – link – but don’t forget I’m doing a giveaway here for the full range. Omorovicza are absolutely nailing their acids, with the newly released Acid Fix being a perfect example of everything you want in an acid serum; light, exfoliating, smoothing and softening, this is a true overnight treat. £85 here – link. I have been hugely impressed with Julep (check out my intro post here) and I don’t know whether I love the skincare or makeup more, but the Love Your Bare Face Hydrating Cleansing Oil is a brilliant product that’s incredibly gentle and hydrating, but it removes every last trace of make-up. A bargain at £20 here – link.
I’m having a bit of a weird relationship with Vaseline; I would never have gone near it as all I’ve heard are terrible things about how it doesn’t actually provide any nourishment and just makes things worse, but in a fit of desperation in early January when literally nothing was helping my dry lips, I have the Vaseline Cocoa Butter a try and it worked like a charm – my lips quickly lost their rough and uncomfortable dryness and this tiny tub became a nightly staple…until I realised it was giving me spots around my mouth, so I had to reduce use considerably, BUT it is definitely one to reach for when lips are so dry that nothing else works. It’s £2.99 here – link. Finally on to some make-up, courtesy of the stunning Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Highlighter in Modern Mercury, which is just one of those products that adds the perfect level of warm glow – I would never have predicted that I would end up reaching regularly for a warm highlighter (I always favour a cooler tone) but this really is lovely, flattering and very natural…which is probably why it’s sold out everywhere and can’t be tracked down.