Monday, 2 February 2015

January 2015 Favourites!

The first month of 2015 is over and in my mind a new year always calls for new makeup. I've practically spent all of my Christmas money on makeup over this past month. If you read Beyond The Velvet, you will know how obsessed we've both been with MAC makeup and Benefit skincare so this post contains a lot of Benefit and MAC ;)

Makeup Favourites 

Makeup Revolution Ultra Flawless Eyeshadows - The blogging world is full of reviews on Makeup Revolution products and I couldn't wait to get my hands on one of their products. This is the Ultra eyeshadow palette and I couldn't be happier with it. This palette only cost £8 and it includes 32 pigmented eyeshadows. The shades are stunning and you can create so many eye makeup looks with this beautiful palette. I  don't think I could find a palette better than this one. Watch out for a full review on this palette soon!

 Benefit World Favourite Neutrals Kit - I won't ramble on about this kit too much as we've already wrote a review on it here. I have mixed reviews on this kit but saying that the cream eyeshadows are just amazing. The powder shadows could be more pigmented but when they are built up they look amazing. The kit also comes with cute little 'how to' cards for the perfect day and night looks.

MAC Lipsticks - I've discovered MAC lipsticks and my purse isn't happy. So far I've got seven in my collection and I'm feeling the urge to buy more. You really can't beat MAC when it comes to lipstick can you? You can see our review on these four shades here!

Favourite Skincare
St. Ives Apricot Scrub - I have oily skin and this is a great product to use as it's for blemish prone skin. This scrub smells amazing and it isn't harsh at all so it is great for sensitive skin too.

Benefit Foamingly Clean Facial Wash - I'm currently in love with Benefit skin care. I've never used any Benefit before so I bought the mini kit before I splashed out on the full sized products. The facial wash was on of my favourites in the mini kit and I just had to buy it. I use this everyday and it doesn't upset my skin in the slightest. It also doesn't leave my skin with that tight feeling either. I've definitely noticed a difference with my complexion since using this. I can see myself buying this again once it runs out.

St. Ives Microdermabrasion Scrub - I bought this to smooth out my skin as I am still left with acne scars after suffering with acne two years ago. This is a great scrub and it isn't harsh at all unlike the Botanics microdermabrasion scrub. I use this most days and it really is helping my skin smooth out.
  
Other Favourites This Month
YSL Black Opium Perfume - I've already done a review on this lovely perfume (see it here). My sister got us this after her holiday and it was a great suprise. The bottle is stunning and it looks great in my collection. The perfume itself is perfect for any floral/vanilla scent lover like us!

 Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish in 'Mad Women' - This is a great polish and the colour is just stunning! This polish has a gel finish and I am yet to buy the top coat that gives the polish a gel like shine. Sally Hansen do amazing polishes and this one is no different.

That's are favourites for January 2015! What have been your favourites for the past month? 
Love Rachel & Leah, xx
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  1. Those eyeshadows are great, such great colors and a nice selection! & those red lipsticks are amazing! I really love this color, but as you seen I love to branch out and try any and all colors haha :) That nail polish is also very nice :)

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    1. The eyeshadows are so stunning and they're my favourite! The nail polish is such a special colour. xx

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  2. That revolution eye shadow looks phenomenal. I also like the color of the nailpolish.

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    1. It's honestly one of the best palettes ever and so cheap too! X

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  3. so many great products
    love the eye shadows color

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    1. Thank you :) The ey shadows were a great find! x

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  4. Amazing favourites! Loving that Revolution's palette, gorgeous shades! =)

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    1. Revolution is amazing brand - wish I found them out sooner :)

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  5. Great favorite picks, thanks for sharing! I love St. Ives scrubs. Have you ever tried their new Pink Citrus one? It smells amazingly fresh with all the greatness of the apricot scrub. The beads are a little finer than the sand in the apricot scrub. I also have been so impressed with Makeup Revolution's eyeshadows. For the price you can't beat it! AND MAC's Diva is gorgeous! It is my favorite deep red. I almost bought it the other week but ended up going for Velvet Teddy. I'll be back for Diva some time soon!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva
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    1. No problem! & Thescrubs are definately the best I've ever tried! The Pink Citrus one sounds incredible! I'll try it out soon :) Diva is my all time favourite and I always wear it on a bad day to cheer me up. I like the sounds of Velvet teddy too! xxx

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  6. I'm literally in love with the look of all these products! That Revolution palette looks amazing!

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    1. January was a great month for beauty finds! x x

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  7. These are some really great favourites! The nail polish colour is stunning x

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    1. The nail polish is gorgeous and really is worth the price for a special one off :) x

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  8. I love the look of that palette i really want to get the matte one but this looks so pretty! xx

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    1. This palette was my fav of the bunch but they all pretty stunning! x x

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  9. I have that Apricot scrub too, it's amazing! :)

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  10. MAC lipsticks are too wonderful to resist! I gave up trying! lovely post x
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  11. Love that shadow palette, looks like the ones I usually use in my everyday makeup!

    Tanya
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    1. The colours are so wearable! One of my new favourite palettes! x x

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  12. I forgot how much I love that apricot scrub! Thanks for the reminder x
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    1. No problem :) It's such an amazing scrub and works wonders! x x

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  13. I want that eyeshadow palette!! So gorgeous. Love that apricot scrub, used it for years :)

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    Kaley

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    1. I've used the scrub a few times before but I really love it this time around! x

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  14. That's too bad the Benefit pressed eyeshadows aren't as pigmented, but luckily it came with cream eyeshadows too! I've been lusting after MAC Dubbonet ever since I heard that it's Gwen Stefani from No Doubt's favorite red lipstick<3

    ElizaDeath Taylor

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    1. The cream eyeshadows in the kit are my favourites! Wow, I never knew she used Dubonnet! x

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  15. That palette is amazing- I can't believe its only £8! For all those shades. I don't think I would ever finish it? Amazing value and theyre totally wearable!
    Sarah-Jane xo // www.vmgirl.me

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    1. I couldn't believe it was only £8 either! It's easily one of my favourite palettes ever. xx

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  16. wow the makeup revolution palette looks so good for just £8! I cant get enough of their shadows

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

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    1. The palette was my first buy from Makeup Revolution and I'm in love! I'll be buying so much more from them too. xx

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  17. Great post, I really, really enjoyed it! So many goodies to try out, especially the Benefit Neutrals kit. Thanks for sharing, Rachel & Leah! xx

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    1. Your welcome :) The benefit kit is definitely worth a try! x

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  18. Perfect eye palette and I love the lipstick shades! :)

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    1. I love how many eyeshadows come in the palette! x

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  19. Thank you for reminding me about the apricot scrub! That forever remains as one of the best scrub that I have ever used. I even use it as a bod scrub, it leaves the skin so soft.

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    1. Oh wow, it really is a great scrub but it really would make an amazing body scrub! x

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  20. Omg thats such an amazing list of products.
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  21. Less than a tenner for all that eyeshadow! What a steal! They look so beautiful <3
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    1. I know! I couldn't believe how cheap they are but they're such good quality! x

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  22. omg love that gel nailpolish!

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  23. You have such lovely nails love the colour and I love the smell of the ysl perfume
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    1. I love the polish too as it's like a colour I haven't got in in my collection :) I love the perfume too. xx

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  24. Great favourites! Those Mac lipsticks are so good!
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  25. I like the eyeshadows with 32 colours. They look beautiful and cheap, which is always a plus.
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    1. I can't believe that you could even get 32 eyeshadows in a small palette! x

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  26. Benefit is probably one of my favourite brands and yet ridiculously I've never used any of their skincare!

    Andrea
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    1. I had never tried much benefit before but the packaging made me want to try out the skincare! x

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  27. I tryed to use Benefit cosmetic three times, unfortunately without success. But it always looks so nice and smells amazing, that it's just a pleasure to buy it again and again
    Margo Raffaelli

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  28. the lipsticks are nice
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  29. Wow!! The makeup rev palette is so nice - lots of pretty colors! I hope you have a fantastic February!

    Jessica
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  30. Gorgeous finds! Loved all of your beauty shares this month! You always have amazing stuff!

    Denise
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  31. Until today I had never even heard of the brand Makeup Revolution. What's the color pay off on those shadows? I've been looking for a palette that's good quality and affordable!

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    1. For such a cheap set of shadows it is absolutely amazing and the colours are so tru and pigmented. Definately worth getting straight away! x

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  32. Nice set! I am always shy to use lipstick, but yours have gorgeous colors that made me what them so much... Maybe its the time for me to overcome the shyness and start enjoying it :D
    have a nice day!
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    1. Lipstick is the best thing in the world! Definately don't be scared of it :) I hope you start loving all types of lipstick shades :) x x

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  33. Hello darling! This is a beauty goodies galore, makes me want to get some more myself ehehehe. Tons of love, wish you a fab day!
    Baci,
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  34. Love these favorites!
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  35. I want those eyeshadows. Gorgeous.

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    1. They are such a great beauty bargain so worth getting it if you can! x

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  36. I know St Ives !! From the USA ! Love the body cream : not expansive at all and great ;) http://valeriesdays.blogspot.fr/

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    1. I must try the body cream. The scrubs are so amasing so no dobt the body scrub is just as good! x

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  37. I tried the Revolution concealers this month and I think they are fab! xx

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    1. I haven't tried the concealers but I really want to try them now :) It's an amazing, cheap brand! x

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  38. Absolutely love your Jan picks <3 Black Opium is my face & those Mac Lipstick shades are just AHHHH!

    Serene xoxo

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    1. Thank you :) & Black Opium was such an amazing perfume find! x

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  39. Wow I love the make-up revolution palette :O lots of variety! I also love MAC lipsticks but do lean more towards Nars as I find them more hydrating xxx

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    1. I've never tried any Nars products before so I'll have to try them out! x

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  40. So many great products! The make up revolution palette looks amazing, and also I love the mac lispsticks <333
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    1. The Mac lipsticks have definately been my all time January favourite! x x

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  41. I have been hearing so much buzz about the Makeup Revolution products- love this palette! :)

    -Ashley
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    1. This is my first product by them because I just had to try them out :) it's worth the hype! x x

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  42. It's second time today I see Opium in favorites of such a young girls. The scent is super powerful and i've considered it like a right perfume for older women. I should try benefit skincare! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It's a real lovely perfume! & the skincare has worked wonders on my skin! It's so gorgeous :)

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  43. Amazing <3

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  44. Love these items especially the eye shadows

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  45. I've used a lot of Benefit makeup but never the skincare. I've heard good things though.

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    1. You should try the skincare as it's so good! x

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  46. Love thesse, I want some of those lol

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  47. some great favourites! the benefit palette looks lovely :) xx

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  48. Rev palette looks amazing . xox

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  49. I nominated you for the Liebster award on my blog!have a lovely Day, Arii

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  50. So many points that I want to make but I fear that you have too many comments to read anyway! I'll cut it down and quickly say that the photography is gorgeous, the Makeup revolution palette is gorgeous (and I can't believe its £8!), your choice of Mac lipsticks is goegeous, and finally I have YSL Opium which smells so good! BEAUTIFUL, girls, just BEAUTIFUL. Now I want to do a January Faves too aha :) x

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    1. Aw, thank you! All products are gorgeous :D x

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  51. Nice picks! The palette has amazing shades!


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    1. I can't believe it has 32 shades and they're all amazing colours! x

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  52. I've been loving Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream perfume and the Naked Basics 2 palette, also I love Mac Diva and Black Opium!

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    1. I have Daisy perfume but next on my list is daisy dream! I really want a naked palette too! x

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  53. The eyeshadow palette is gorgeous, love the mix of pretty shades! <3

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  54. Great shades palette...love that Opium perfume!

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  55. amazing! I love all of your favorite picks! The Makeup Rev looks gorgeous. I've always wanted to try the Black Opium perfume and MAC Dubonnet is also a favorite of mine. Thanks for sharing

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    1. MAC Dubonnet is literally the best red ever! x

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  56. Absolutely stunning palettes!!! I definitely need to try some of these products out!! I would love it if we could follow each other! Let me know!

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  57. that eye shadow palette looks incredible!! :D

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  58. Nice make up collection!

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  59. As the French say.. Ooo Lala!! I love your January favorites! All those eyeshadows are gorgeous - I'm a huge eyeshadow junkie. Today I am wearing a Body Shop shimmery gold color and I LOVE it!! :)

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  60. Nice stuff! I love YSL perfume and also this nails polish is amazing on your nails! Such a lovely color!
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  61. The Makeup Rev palette looks really nice. I'm still not quite sure about the quality of their eyeshadows, though. I'm obsessed with YSL Black Opium. Such an amazing perfume. x

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    1. This is the first product i've had from makeup revolution and I'm so suprised at how amazing they are. I think the shadows are great quality too! YSL always do gorgeous perfumes. xx

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  62. I adore Sally Hansen nail varnish, not only because of the beautiful range of colours but also because of how large the bottles are - incredible value for money! :)

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  63. Ooh great favourites, the MR eyeshadow palette looks stunning. Such a bargain for £8 and I love the range of colours and finishes :) Diva looks amazing definitely on my wishlist :)

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  64. LOVE this post!!

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  65. So many lovely picks! I brought a few of the Sally Hansen complete manicure polishes and they were so good, that looks like a new range. I've been curious about Black Opium after seeing the adverts, love the packaging! :)

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  66. I love the Makeup Revolution Flawless palette! It literally has every neutral shade you'd ever want xx Sophie/ www.prettyandpolished.co.uk

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  67. That Revolution palette looks amazing! Such beautiful colours. Lovely post! :)

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