My January beauty favorites included a couple of brands that were new to me as well as one that I love. I’ve heard so many great things about indie bath and body products but I only got around to trying some recently. I was gifted a couple of indie products to try and I’ve fallen in love. I can see why indie products are an addiction, I already want so many more things! Two of my gifts have made this list in addition to an older lipstick that I’ve been getting a lot of use out of lately. My January beauty favorites were pretty easy to pick, they’re all products I can’t live without this month: Altitude Soap’s Sleepy Peppermint Whipped Soap, Cocoa Pink’s Ginger Crème Brûlée Perfume Oil, and NARS’ Schiap Lipstick.
Altitude Soap’s Sleepy Peppermint Whipped Soap is all I’ve been using this month. I’m usually not crazy about peppermint scents but this one smells so nice and sweet, almost like vanilla or another sweet scent with just a little peppermint mixed in. It’s super calming and the texture makes it really fun to use. I’ve been intrigued by whipped soaps so I was so happy to receive this as a gift! The texture is wonderful, it’s so light and creamy and this soap moisturizes my skin really well. I only need a little for a really good lather but I love it so much that I keep using more than I need to! Altitude Soap is currently revamping their website and turn-around time and I can’t wait until they’re done, I want to order more of their whipped soap!
Cocoa Pink’s Ginger Crème Brûlée Perfume Oil is another indie product that I recently received as a gift. I’m a huge perfume fan but I’m extremely picky so it can be hard for me to find new scents. This Ginger Crème Brûlée Perfume Oil smells amazing! It’s a delicious foodie scent that is addicting. Cocoa Pink describes it as a mix of sweet vanilla bean and ginger crème brûlée with a burnt sugar crust and topped with a slice of candied ginger. This is a heavy, warm gourmand fragrance. The candied ginger adds just enough of a twist to a very sweet, vanilla-based scent. I have a small sample of this but a little goes a long way. I love the texture of the perfume oil and it lasts several hours on me, during which all I want to do is keep smelling myself! Ginger Crème Brûlée is a limited-edition scent but it’s still available (for now!).
I’ve had NARS’ Schiap Lipstick for a while now but I’ve recently been wearing it a lot. This shocking pink lipstick with it’s semi-matte finish is the perfect bright pink for winter. It’s bright enough to stand out among dark clothes and dreary days but it’s not a summer-neon lip color. I think the semi-matte finish looks a little more appropriate for winter but it’s still bright enough to cheer me up when I apply it. Schiap is comfortable to wear and it doesn’t dry out my lips or flake off as the day goes by. Schiap has quickly become my go-to lipstick, I just love how it looks right now!
These three products really stood out as my January beauty favorites. I love the texture and scent of Altitude Soap’s Sleepy Peppermint Whipped Soap and I can’t wait until they reopen their shop so I can try more of their products. Cocoa Pink’s Ginger Crème Brûlée Perfume Oil smells good enough to eat and I can’t stop wearing it! NARS’ Schiap Lipstick has become my favorite pink lipstick for winter. The semi-matte finish and bright-but-not-too-bright shade looks so good with my winter outfits and really cheers me up on gray days. I wonder what next month’s beauty favorites will be, I don’t see myself using anything other than these anytime soon!
What were your January beauty favorites?
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