January most definitely wasn’t an exciting month when it comes to beauty. Spending days studying doesn’t create opportunities to put on a full face of make up and go out and about. January was tough. Next to all the exams I had to prepare for, I spent my nights awake building models of buildings. As fun as it sounds, it is very tiring and leads to serious back pain. Nevertheless, there were some products I enjoyed using and ended up using more than the others.
From left to right.
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
I already wrote about this mask. It really helped me combat dry, flaky skin which comes as a result of my far too long and far too hot showers. I use it every time I wash my hair and every now and then if my face feels dry from the cold weather. I managed to get used to the scent of this mask, but it doesn’t belong to my favorites.
Moa The Green Balm
Enough has been said about this balm. I doubt I’ll be including it in my upcoming favorites as it has become a staple skincare item of mine. Nothing heals chapped lips faster.
Essie Find Me An Oasis
This nail polish hasn’t made an appearance on this blog yet. This light, pale, baby blue nail polish is great for winter. I left my nails bare most of the time this month, as nail polish streaks can ruin a perfect model, but when I wanted a manicure, Find Me An Oasis was my color of choice.
Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1
My disliking of shampoos was a result of a long battle with a dry and flaky yet greasy scalp. How does that even go together? Ever since I entered puberty, my scalp has been a mess, and every shampoo ends up disappointing me after some time. Because of my love for Kerastase’s Nectar Thermique, I ended up ordering the Bain Satin shampoo from the Nutritive line. Currently, I am very happy with this shampoo. It leaves my hair squeaky clean and extremely shiny and bouncy when dry. My scalp doesn’t turn greasy faster than usual either. But the scent… I cannot find a better word to describe the scent of this shampoo than “medicinal”. Apparently, not all products from the same product line need to smell the same. The shampoo and heat protectant from the Nutritive line smell completely different. In comparison to the Nectar Thermique, which smells very perfumey and luxurious, the shampoo smells utterly unimpressive. I won’t complain about that too much though, as it’s currently working well for my hair and scalp.
Ulola Body Butter Orange & Cinnamon
If you love orange and cinammon as much as I do, you’ll understand what’s there to love about this butter just by its name. I was overjoyed when I unwrapped this Christmas present. Ulola is a Croatian cosmetic brand with amazing, natural ingredients – another reason to love this butter. The divine scent is released as the butter melts into your skin and nourishes it deeply. I might have to stock up on these every time I go and visit Croatia, as they aren’t available outside of Croatia.
In the post about Essie’s Romper Room nail polish, I asked whether I should feature more books on the blog. As I have already decided that I didn’t want this blog to be strictly about beauty and make up (how many new products can I actually buy?), I’ll throw in an occasional smoothie or book as well.
I have never seen any of the Lord Of The Rings movies. I also haven’t read any of the books.
It’s something I hindered myself from doing ever since I realized that watching a few of the Harry Potter movies before reading the books was a huge mistake. This month, I finally finished The Hobbit. It was a read dragged on too long due to everything university-related I had to get done in January. Determinately, I forced myself to finish The Hobbit before February so that I could binge-watch the three Hobbit movies and start reading the great trilogy of Lord Of The Rings. :)