As promised, I'm starting off the year as I mean to go on and am sharing with you today the bits I've been loving this month! I haven't done a favourites post since...I think it was July 2013. I don't tend to buy myself bits too often, so I've always worried that I'd just have the same favourites month in month out, but with my mission to clear through my ridiculous stash of bits, I think I should have something different to share with you every month!
Starting with my ultimate favourite for this month - The Body Shop's Almond Body Butter. I've had this in my stock for a while now, but had been working my way through other body moisturisers. I can't even begin to say how much I love this body butter - it's super moisturising, but this one smells incredible. Even though it's just almond, I feel like it smells a smidge like a cherry bakewell because it's also a bit sweet! But because of all that...I'm absolutely gutted that this seems to have been discontinued. I can't see it online, and when I asked The Body Shop they told me to check outlet stores and the sale in April - please let me know if you spot it!
The lip balm that I've loved this month is LUSH's Lip Service. I got it for Christmas from Liam's parents and spoke about it in my LUSH Christmas Haul - I've never tried a lip balm from LUSH before but I really like it! It smells a bit orangey, but it's not a tangy citrus scent...more of a sweet orange scent. It's really helped my lips this month - they were seriously dry when I was poorly with the flu! Revlon's Matte Balm in Sultry has been my lip shade of choice this month. I have already spoken about it here, so I won't bang on about it again, but it's definitely one that's worth checking out if you're into the whole 90's lip look.
I have a review of this coming up soon, but don't wait for it - you need the Jouer Long Wear Creme Mousse Eyeshadow in your life. I have the shade Dusk and I hardly wear anything else. I bought the Maybelline Color Tattoo in On and On Bronze this month to see what the fuss was on that - it's got nothing on Jouer. I've already got my eye on the rest of the shades, particularly Galaxy and Twilight!
This month, I also picked up my first Illamasqua Cream Pigment in the shade Delirium. It was in the sale already, but I got an extra 15% off with my birthday discount code! It's been my contour of choice since I bought it, and I can't see myself switching to anything else anytime soon - it's really long lasting, and creates a beautiful natural shadow on the face because of the grey undertones. I've been applying it with the Eco Tools Complexion Blending Brush as it's perfect for contouring. It's paddle shaped which makes it ideal for slipping under the cheekbones, and because the bristles aren't super dense you can easily blend upwards!
What have been your favourites this month?