Winter Beauty Favourites


Winter is still hanging about but its definitely time for me to start embracing Spring, even if the weather isn't exactly cooperating! This season has been my first working full time and starting my days at 5:30am on weekdays, so I haven't had as much opportunity to 'play' with makeup, instead turning to quick and easy products. 

Nail products are always something I love in the winter, as the colours are really me, dark reds, blues and a bit of glitter! The Sprint Finish shade from Barry M is gorgeous and I love the formula. The Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat is a life saver for when I need my nails to dry quickly, it definitely speeds up the drying process. 

I've been loving some classics the past few months. My Urban Decay Naked 2 always gets a lot of love, it's my favourite palette and I've been going back to it quite a lot. The Natural Collection blush in Peach Melba is another favourite, such a lovely colour, it looks really natural. For foundation I've been enjoying something a bit higher coverage and this L'Oreal Infallible Matte foundation is a good coverage but not to heavy.

Contouring has been something I've dabbled in a bit more this Winter, and the Real Techniques Duo Fibre Cheek Brush from the Nic's Picks set is a perfect brush for contouring, it fits perfectly under my cheek bone but isn't so dense that I get a obvious line. I recently ran out of a lot of my nice perfumes and rather than spending a fortune replacing them I decided to try a more affordable option. This Little Red Dress perfume from Avon was on offer when I was flicking through the catalogue so I decided to order, and I'm really impressed, it smells lovely and lasts really well on me. 

I didn't realise how long I'd been using the Rimmel Wake Me Up mascara, but I actually mentioned it in my Summer favourites. Its a really nice everyday mascara, its lightweight and doesn't feel heavy on my lashes, but gives them a nice coating of colour, adds some length and volume and separates them. I wouldn't say its an amazing mascara but its perfect for my 5:30am starts! 

Finally, a product I only picked up a few weeks ago, is the Essence lipstick in 04. I love this formula, and I've mentioned a different shade in a previous favourites, it's really great and for such a great price. This colour is a beautiful red, but its not too intense so can be worn a bit more easily. I really love it and will definitely continue wearing it throughout the year. 

I'd love to know what products you've been loving the past few months, or if you've got any you think would be perfect for Spring. Not that I need to buy any more beauty items!  

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