I can't believe January is over. HOORAY. I hate January. It is the Monday of the months, as my little brother says. It's dull and you've finished your Christmas breaks at school/college/uni and work. Back the boring mundane life. EXCEPT we actually had some decent snow this month, which I love!! Myself, my mum and Aaron took my 2 beautiful nieces sledging. Cady (4) loved it and went down on her own, little dare devil that she is, whereas Aoife (2) really didn't like it, and screamed bloody murder if you tried putting her on the sledge. We went to Mcdonalds as a treat later, and she soon forgot about her horrific experience.

I thought this year, that I would try my hardest to do 'Monthly Favourites'. I love reading other peoples, and i'm trying to get my organised head on, and do one myself each month.

This month has quite a wide selection. From Makeup & Skincare to Haircare & Nails. We like a-bit of variety here on FromRachaelClaire. Who doesn't like variety really?!

I Received MAC Lipstick: Please Me, off my gorgeous boyfriend for Christmas. It is described as a 'mid-tone warm pink'. It leaves your lips with a lovely subtle pink colour. It looks quite natural, which is something a-bit different to my other go-to winter shades, e.g. berries and reds. 

In Decembers GlossyBox, I got Milk_Shake Conditioning Whipped Cream; I'd never actually heard of the brand before, but with a little research, it had some really good reviews. After giving it a go, I now use it every time I wash my hair. It leaves my hair feeling hydrated and well nourished.

I picked up Revlon Nail Enamel: Fashionista; Revlon Base Coat; & Revlon Top Coat; whilst they were on a 3 for 2 offer at Superdrug. I had been after a base & top coat for a while, and who am I to pass up an offer?! Exactly, who would?! The nail enamel colour is a lovely navy blue colour, which I have loved during the winter months. The base & top coat helps the colour to stay on for an age, and also helps prevent any chipping.

After hearing rave reviews about the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation: Ivory, I knew I had to pick it up. I'm so glad I did! I blend it in using my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, it applies to the face really well. Leaving my skin glowing and fresh looking. 

I use the Soap & Glory: Glam-a-Lot Fragrant Spray; when I want a quick spritz, without using my perfume (which I prefer to use when going out in the evening/for a night out), I spray this before I go out to work or nip to the shop ect. It is the ideal size to keep in my bag, to spray on the go. This smell is similar to my Victor & Rolf Flower Bomb, which I love! So this is a much cheaper option, without using up my perfume.

Have I ever told you guys how much I love my mum?! She has amazing taste and knows exactly what i'll like, so when I opened the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette; at Christmas I was so so happy! I love neutral eye shadows and use them a-lot for a smokey eye look. This palette contains some gorgeous beige and gold/brown colours. It also came with a lovely lip-gloss which I use over my MAC Creme D'Nude lipstick.