January beauty faves

A quiet social schedule has meant that I've had a bit more time on my hands this month and I've spent quite a bit of it beautifying and pampering. I got lots of lovely goodies for Christmas so it's been nice to try some of them out and there are a few that are really floating my boat this month. Here is my round up of my favourite five: 1) MAC Keepsakes Eyeshadow Compact

https://www.maccosmetics.com/whats_new/13507/New-Collections/Keepsakes-Eyes/index.tmpl

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I love this palette - I love the nude and smokey hues, I love the quality of MAC eyeshadows and I bloody LOVE the cute little packaging, complete with cameo and pearl edging. What more can a girl want from an eyeshadow compact?

2) Soap and Glory Whipped Clean Shower Butter

http://www.soapandglory.com/bath-body-care/bath-products/bath-shower-gel/whipped-cleantm-shower-butter

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I can't explain how good this product smells. It's a wonderful sweet smell, a mix of almond, macadamia and cocoa, and let's face it, it makes me want to eat really nice biscuits when I use it. As well as making me smell totally edible, it also leaves my skin super soft and silky, so win win all round really!

3) YSL Gloss Volupte

http://www.yslbeauty.co.uk/makeup/lips/gloss-volupte/1015YSL.html?cgid=makeup-lips-and-nails&dwvar_1015YSL_color=4%20Fuchsia%20Vermeil

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My Mum always buys me a new fancy lippy for Christmas and this year she did GOOD. The applicator wand of this beauty makes it super easy to apply and it has just the right consistency - not too greasy but not too sticky. I've been wearing it on its own and also layered over a red lipstick base - it's incredibly versatile. I'll definitely be stocking up on a few other shades.

4) Bumble and bumble Thickening Hair Spray 

http://www.bumbleandbumble.co.uk/product/74/224/Products/Styling/Structure/thickening-hairspray/index.tmpl

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I recently rediscovered this in my bag of hair goodies and I have fallen back in love with it. I spray a bit on my hair whilst it's damp and comb through before styling. It leaves my hair bouncy and full of volume - best of all it makes my blow dry last twice as long!

5) Lush Mint Julips

https://www.lush.co.uk/products/mint-julips

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I bought this lip scrub a little while back and loved it, but since the weather has got bitterly cold I have been using it every single day to keep my lips from getting chapped and rough. I use the scrub and then apply a little bit of Carmex and it has helped to keep my lips feeling smooth - and it tastes pretty great too!

What beauty products have you been loving this month?