January: the Monday morning of the year. The collective post-Christmas stupor is palpable and our festive wardrobe has become redundant for another year. Despite the New Year’s distinct lack of sparkle, however, it is still possible to create a chic winter look without the glitz and rich colour palettes associated with the festive period. Here are my selected monochrome January pick-me-ups to give you a helping hand:
The MAC strobe cream has got to be my favourite beauty purchase of 2015. Massage a dollop of this all over your face before applying your foundation for an instantly revitalized look. Perfect for eliminating signs of dull, fatigued skin and maintaining a dewy glow. Goodbye weary January mornings.
6) Geo stacking ring set – Z for Accessorize range, £15
The ‘Z’ range pieces at Accessorize create the look of high-end, fine jewellery at a fraction of the price. The gold plating and cubic zircona stones add a touch of luxe to any outfit.
Because you can’t beat a classy black handbag for work or play.
Liquid lipsticks are currently the flavour of the month and my favourite of the bunch is this Stila lip colour in the shade ‘Dolce’. It adds a bold, creamy finish whilst hydrating and softening the lips. Everyone knows that winter winds + long hair + glossy lips = disaster, so this long-lasting matte lip colour is ideal for this time of year.
10) Rose gold complete brush set Vol. 1 – Zoeva, £100
Make up brushes looking a little shabby? Why not splash out on a complete new set. This set of 15 brushes by Zoeva complete with zip bag is a statement accessory for a beauty lover’s dressing table.
11) Smart gloves – Accessorize, £12
You can stay glued to your smart phone without exposing your hands to the elements with these touchscreen gloves. Scroll and tap away without feeling the cold.
12) Pomegranate large candle 740g – The White Company, £40
A beautiful, calming scent to add a little warmth to dark January evenings.
13)Peony and blush suede cologne 100ml – Jo Malone, £85
A luxurious and refreshing scent that will give you that much-needed boost in the morning.