January Favorites and Fails

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I don't have a long list of favorite products for the month of January. The last month has been dedicated mostly to trying new products that I got during the holiday season. While I really like most of the products I have been trying, I haven't been using them with enough frequency to call them favorites. Because of trying so many new things, I also have a couple of fails.


First up, I have a couple of skincare items from Jurlique. I have not used many things from Jurlique, but I like everything that I have used. The Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cleanser is a creamy cleanser that does a great job of cleansing the skin without stripping it. Because my skin is typically oily, I normally steer clear of cleansers that claim to be moisturizing. In my mind a moisturizing cleanser won't cleanse my skin as well as one that is clarifying. That isn't the case here. My skin is clean and refreshed when I use it in the morning and free of any makeup or residue when I use it at night. At night, I follow the cleanser with the Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cream. This is a very thick moisturizer that contains rose hip oil along with other natural oils to protect the skin. It is heavier than what I have used in the past, but it has been perfect for cold weather this winter. The sides of my nose have been irritated from a case of the sniffles, and this cream has been great for calming the irritation and not stinging the area.


My next favorite is the L'Occitane Immortelle Precious Protection SPF 20 cream that I have been as a daytime moisturizer. This is a product that has been new to me this month, but expect a full review coming soon. I was so excited to receive this because there was an article about this line from L'Occitane in the December 2013 issue of Marie Claire. This is a thick moisturizer with SPF that has really helped to protect my skin from UV rays and the wind and cold. The fact that this cream didn't make my skin too oily and worked well under makeup helps too.


The Rimmel Match Perfection Skin Tone Adapting Concealer has been my concealer of choice for January for the undereye area. This has a squeeze tube with a little brush on the end. The packaging isn't bad, but it does get a little messy. I wish Rimmel would have thought that through a little better; it doesn't quite work very well. The product itself is very nice and convenient to use. It blends quickly and easily and doesn't crease under the eye throughout the day. This is a very nice affordable option for under the eyes; however, this may not have enough coverage for those with serious dark circles.


My last product favorite is the Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Verve. I have long been on the hunt for an eyeshadow exactly like a L'Oreal single that I owned years ago. I cannot remember the name of the shade, and L'Oreal does not appear to sell it anymore. This eyeshadow is the closest match I have found, and I love it. I have been wearing it on its own all over the lid, over a cream eyeshadow base, and with other eyeshadows. Verve is described as an oyster shimmer, and that's accurate. Urban Decay Verve is a very quick, convenient, and easy to wear shade. That seems to be a theme for my makeup picks!

Unfortunately, I have a couple of fails. My first is the Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color. I had a rather negative experience with this product and reviewed it in my previous post. You can go to the link for all of the information on why that did not work.


My very last fail and product is the John Frieda Root Awakening Shampoo for oily scalp. I have a very reactive scalp, and something in this shampoo made me have a reaction. My scalp got worse while using this! It does contain eucalyptus and peppermint oil, but all of the other ingredients are nothing special. This shampoo also have sulfates, so I think that is what caused the issues. I did not return this because my husband didn't have any problems using it. 

Those were the products that I used on a regular basis and loved last month along with a couple of products that did not work for me. What were your favorites for January 2014?
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  1. Thanks for sharing your picks with us my dear. Verve is absolutely gorgeous. I am with you on the color elixirs. Looking forward to learning more about the L'Occitane. Sounds great.

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    1. Thank you dear! I have so many skincare reviews to do. I keep finding great stuff!

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  2. I believe I know the L'Oreal single shadow you're talking about!!! I believe it was called "Oyster"! I loved it also, but it was discontinued. So far everything I've tried from l'Occitane is fab!

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    1. I couldn't remember! I so wish L'Oreal would bring that back. I wore that eyeshadow almost every day. I will definitely be trying more l'occitane skincare!

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  3. Hey Lauren! I love your blog so decided to tag you in the "would you rather - beauty edition" game :) Here's my post for the questions and details of your tag. You don't have to do it but it would be fun to see your choices :)

    Kerry x
    http://dulltoglam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/tag-would-you-rather-beauty-edition.html

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    1. HI Kerry! I think I have seen this tag around, and I would love to participate! Thanks for tagging me! I will try to get the tag up soon! xoxo

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  4. These products look all so lovely! Loccitane always smells so very nice. Thank you for sharing these lovely products! Kisses, Sissi

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    1. It does smell really nice. I'm working on a full review. Thank you for your sweet comment! xoxo

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  5. Thank you for sharing with us your picks! The Jurlique cleanser and moisturizer sounds fab! I'm happy it worked well for you =) The only product I've used from L'Occitane is their hand cream which I do love because it makes my hands so soft and the softness lasts all day (even after washing dishes!). I enjoyed reading this very much and again so sorry about the Elixir gloss not working out for you =( xoxo

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    1. I haven't used the L'Occitane hand cream in too long! I love it too! I just got a full review on the face cream posted. Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

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  6. I have yet to try any Rimmel products I will have to pick some up
    http://alwaysblabbing.blogspot.com/

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    1. There are several products from Rimmel that I really like. I recommend this concealer or the moisture renew lipsticks as a place to start with them. I also have the Scandaleyes eyeliners and really like them. Thank you so much for reading! xoxo Lauren

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