actilabs makeup, contour palette

January 2016 Best Buys

January is a pretty gloomy month for so many people. I think it’s a good excuse to cheer yourself up and indulge in some comfort purchases. That’s what I’ve been doing. You can grab some fantastic bargains in the sales too. I’ve found some new products and household bits and pieces that I have been loving.

What I’m Loving Right Now

Firstly I really love this contour palette. I’ve never used one before and have never contoured either but this was available for for just £19.50. It’s a brilliant price and I am really happy with the product. The palette contains a bronzer, a blusher and an illuminating powder to highlight.  I think for what you get this is great value for money. The compact has a great size mirror. It’s very lightweight and it’s easy to transport.

actilabs makeup, contour palette

I’m still learning how to contour but I’m enjoying practicing with this gorgeous palette

We’ve recently been using a cafetierre to make our coffee and the newest one we’ve tried is this Taylors of Harrogate Hot Lava Java bag from Sainsbury’s. It’s a lovely, rich coffee and great in the afternoon when you need a warming boost and a pick me up. It’s £3.50 for a 227g bag.
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Working on my mindset is really helping me and I started off the year working on my goals by using the book Your Best Year Yet. What a fantastic read! It really helps you get your life on track and start doing whatever it is you want to be doing whether that’s business, blogging, a stronger family life, holidays, more money…whatever it is that you want this book will get you more focus! I purchased the Kindle editionwhich is currently £5.37 and it really helped me to evaluate the past and plan the year ahead.

Your Best Year Yet - Photo Source:

Your Best Year Yet – Photo Source:

Eating healthier has been a priority. I’ve experimented a bit with salads to make them full of flavour.. I’ve found this caramelised balsamic vinegar and practically used a whole bottle in the month. It’s got no additives and gluten free. It has a sweeter taste than regular balsamic so I think it works amazingly with feta cheese which can be quite strong and balances with the pepperiness of rocket.

balsamic vinegar, my secret kitchen, caramalised

This is the perfect addition to Salads and pasta dishes! I love it!

I love Soap & Glory products and the Sugar Crush range is my favourite. This has been one of my go to hand creams in the last month. The smell is amazing and as it’s Hand Food you know it’s a good cream. It’s got that lovely citrus scent to it and absorbs really well leaving my hands feeling soft and smooth.

soap and glory, hand food, sugar crushNeed some hair care?

My top hair products has to be the S.O.S deep conditioning hair masque by Andrew Barton. It smells fantastic and is full of argan oil, vitamin e and shea butter. A walnut size amount is recommending and then wash out after letting the oils sink into your hair.

argan oil haircare, soft hair, hair rescueWhat have your best buys been?





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