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Favs in Five | January 2016

Let's bring back monthly favourites in 2016 shall we?

In these posts I'm hoping to share with you things I'm currently loving. Whether they be products I've mentioned on the blog already or new-to-me items that I haven't managed to shed the spotlight individually on as yet. I'll just mention five products each time so as to keep it short and sweet :)

Let me know if that's something you're digging or if I should just stick to a Quarterly Roundup.

I'll get the familiar products out of the way first. Click the links provided to read more.

Lancome Cils Booster

Literally brings mascaras - even the poorest performing ones - to life.

Lancome Cils Booster

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat

When I reviewed this line I didn't think this product was anything special as far as these "at home gel systems" go but with continued use I really do appreciate the brush - it's the same as in their Complete Salon Manicure line - as well as this high shine formula.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel System

Pretty Zombie Cosmetics 'Dahlia'

I did the first liquid lipstick comparison post in April last year. Since then the only product of this type that I have worn repeatedly is this one. Y'all know how I feel about vampy lip colours.

Pretty Zombie Cosmetics 'Dahlia' + M.A.C 'Nightmoth' lip liner
Pretty Zombie Cosmetics 'Dahlia' swatch

Newer on the scene...

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil 'Deep End'

I got this in the Ocho Loco 2 set in April last year and only used it recently in #LipSwatchWeek prep. Sigh. It's hella gorgeous. I highly recommend these pencils because unlike many others that I've purchased *ahem M.A.C, MilaniNYX even Marc Jacobs* they do not dry out. Superior packaging by far!

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil 'Deep End' swatch

L'Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper 

I'm working on a tinted brow gel comparison but I just gotta spill the beans: this product right here is knocking my socks off. Now, I already have brows and mostly just want to define/fill and shape minimally; if you're now constructing your brows I dunno if you're gonna love this the same way.

L'Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper
As seen in Cave Shepherd

What beauty products have you been loving recently? Let us know in the comments.

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