January’s 2015 favourites

Discover what has been my cup of tea this month;

This will be a pretty long post, so grab a cup of tea or coffee…or soda, and let’s get started!

For a more interactive version, go check my youtube video HERE.

Let’s start with skincare, shall we?


Skinceuticals Serum 20 AOX: 20% Stabilized L-Ascorbic acid with ferulic acid. Very light, does not break me out and a little goes a long way.


Dermalogica Skin Smoothing cream: Basic moisturiser, but does a splendid job at calming irritated skin and not making it over reactive. It also is superb to hydrate deeply.


Neostrata Bionic face serum: 10% Lactobionic acid along with pro vitamins. Great to hydrate and brighten the complexion without irritation.

NeoStrata Bionic Lotion

Neostrata Bionic Lotion: 15% lactobionic acid, great for irritated skin, post-procedure or eczema skin. Takes care of any flakiness from using topical or oral retinoids. It is also a great antioxidant.



Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM: Amazing retinol product (1,5% retinol, along with vitamin C and E). Delivers great results without the irritation.


Next, beauty tools;




Real Techniques Crease blending brush: Love it to contour my eyes with cream products.


Bobbi Brown concealer brush: Looks like a lip brush so it is very thin and can apply concealer very precisely.


Mac 187: Amazing to buff in highlighters or powders on the skin. Very soft and imparts a nice glow.



Beauty blender: I only like it to ‘blend’ everything together, including eye concealer.



MsChic Buki Brush: Super to apply liquid foundations. Helps to achieve the fullest coverage the foundation can give.


Now onto complexion products;



Giorgio Armani Face sheer 12: Beautiful plum coloured additive that I use as a bronzer / blush. Gives a very realistic flushed look.


Kevyn Aucoin Celestial bronzer in Tropical nights: This has 3 shades in gradation, from light to dark. Great to contour or warm up the skin. Has a very cool undertone.


Nacara blushes in Fuji-Yama and Azuri. (Top and bottom)


YSL Colorama palette: Nice highlighter, gives a ‘baby’ glow.




Dior Capture totale serum foundation in 010: Luxurious and very high coverage. Covers pretty much everything, has a glowy matte finish and gives an amazing radiance. The shade that I use, 010…unfortunately isn’t super pale (I would say NC/NW 13-14)


Smashbox Photo Finish primer spf 20 with dermaxyl: Bought it for the peptides, but really helps to extend the wear of the foundation, fill in any textural irregularities…yet giving a nice glow.


Amazing cosmetics amazing concealer in Ivory: OMG, full coverage and pale!!! This is seriously an awesome concealer. Been using it ever since I got it in november. I would say it is lighter than NW10, probably NW07.


YSL Le teint touche éclat in B40: Beautiful as contouring product.



Kryolan Dermacolor camouflage palette in Fair: All possible shades you might need for a pale skin. It is wax-based (Like LM SC), so it might be odd to work with it at first…but really is a brilliant concealer with full coverage.


Giorgio Armani lipgloss in Beige 106: Beautiful grey/pink nude gloss, with lot of pigmentation.


Mac candy yum yum: Need I say more? I am obsessed.


Giorgio Armani Lip maestro in 405 and 406 (I love lip maestro’s anyways)


Collistar Gloss in 21: Gorgeous neon coral color


Anastasia Dipbrow in Caramel and Auburn: Still too dark and not reddish enough for my taste, but LOVE the formulation. Can’t beat it.



RMK Eyebrow mascara in 04 copper: Amazing copper shade, fills in and adds hold to the eyebrows.



Burberry Brit Rhythm: Smells elegant, fresh, powdery and intense.

1405962629_LUSH African Paradise

Lush African Paradise: leaves the skin super smooth

MultiAction Floss

Jordan multiaction floss


Big Sexy Har volumizing shampoo and conditioner



Living proof Full thickening cream: Adds a lot of body without the texture