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  • [Alfie:] See you later.

  • See you later.

  • Hello everybody. It feels so long since I have done a favourites video,

  • because the last time I did one was at the start of December

  • which was my November favourites.

  • And since then, I haven't done a favourites.

  • I didn't do a yearly round up, I didn't do a December favourites.

  • So today, I'm going to be doing my January favourites.

  • And, if I'm honest, these are some of my favourite videos to film and to watch

  • just because you get a really good idea of what someone has genuinely been enjoying,

  • and I feel like that's a great thing to go off of.

  • If I watch someone's favourites, and they're like, I used this product all through the month and I love it,

  • I'm like, I know you mean that and I'm going to go and buy it.

  • I kind of want to keep this short because I've just cooked myself a pizza for lunch

  • and it's now on the side getting colder.

  • Although, I have to say, I much prefer to eat pizza when it's, like, not that hot

  • because there is nothing worse than biting into pizza,

  • and it's like molten lava and it burns you mouth and you can't taste anything for like the next two days

  • so, I mean, I'm quite happy about that.

  • I'm happy that its sat on the side waiting for me,

  • but, I don't want to take the p and leave it too long.

  • So I am going to try and film this quite quickly.

  • Cause I'm quite hungry, and my stomach might also rumble.

  • Because I feel like its been a while, and I've got a hair in my eye,

  • I have accumulated quite a few beauty products,

  • which, generally, if you watch my favourites you'll know is the one thing I struggle to actually use.

  • Because, once I love something, I continue to use that until, like, forever

  • Forever.

  • So, where to start?

  • I have mentioned this briefly on my vlogging channel,

  • but I am loving this.

  • This is the Sunday Riley Martian mattifying melting water gel toner.

  • I very kindly received a sample of this in my P.O. Box

  • in... December? And I've been using it ever since,

  • this is one I've since purchased myself.

  • In fact, I purchased two because I didn't want to run out and then not have it.

  • This is for oily to acne prone skin.

  • And although I don't particularly have all-over oily or all-over acne,

  • I have areas that are oily and areas that are acne prone.

  • So I have found that this has been amazing.

  • Generally when I've had a spot or a blemish,

  • the marks take a really long time to fade.

  • I always say it's kind of like my skin is see-through,

  • and whenever I've had a spot you can literally see it

  • for like, weeks afterwards,

  • and I feel like that's really helping with this.

  • I also feel like any spots that I do have,

  • which is kind of a given around a certain time of the month anyway,

  • they're not as... I want to say savage.

  • They're not as savage.

  • They're not as huge, they're not as, like, painful,

  • and I really think that this has helped the overall kind of appearance of my skin.

  • Also I just really like the toner stage.

  • It's, like, one of my favourite stages, because it's so, like, refreshing.

  • I don't know. It's nice to, like, prep your skin before moisturiser.

  • The next thing I've been loving is this,

  • which is the Peter Thomas Roth pumpkin enzyme mask

  • enzymatic dermal resurfacer.

  • This is as scary as it sounds.

  • This was actually quite painful.

  • But then I quite like a face mask that's like, woah, I can feel that working.

  • I know that some people don't, and to be honest, I probably should steer clear of these

  • because I think I have quite sensitive skin,

  • but, when I put this on, my whole face was like, woah, I feel like

  • there is like a tiny, like, army of red ants like going at my face right now

  • but when I took this off

  • my skin was like a whole other dimension.

  • It was just like, woah, okay this mask really does something.

  • It says "a 3-in-1 intensive skin resurfacer mask exfoliates with pumpkin enzyme,

  • peels with alpha-hydroxy-acid, polishes with aluminium oxide,

  • and reveals smoother, younger-looking, radiant, and revitalized skin."

  • I can 100% vouch for the radiant.

  • When I first took this off, my skin was glowy, it looked amazing.

  • The next day, however, I did have some spots. So I think that it kind of drew those out.

  • But, carried on using it, and I use this, I don't know,

  • at the moment I would say I probably use this, like, once a week, or

  • three times every two weeks. I don't wanna use it too much.

  • And it just says to "apply a thin layer to clean skin, gently massage in a circular motion with wet fingertips

  • to polish with micro-polishing aluminium oxide powder.

  • Leave on for three to seven minutes."

  • *doorbell ringing*

  • There's someone at my door.

  • It's not just kind of a slap-it-on-and-leave-it, but I highly recommend this.

  • It's really great. If you want a mask that feels like it's doing something to your skin, this will.

  • And because it said pumpkin, I was really, like,

  • "Oh! This is gonna smell so, like, autumn-y and, like, pumpkin cupcakes."

  • I was wrong.

  • I mean, it does a little bit. But it mostly just smells like actual pumpkin.

  • Not, like, pumpkin spicey goodness.

  • I'm gonna do the next two together, because I feel like they kind of go hand in hand, although they don't.

  • But it is a new toothbrush and a new flosser.

  • I had one of these about two years ago, and this bit broke.

  • Oh. And I've just realised, I literally probably could have just bought a new head of it.

  • Something broke and it didn't work.

  • I thought I'd just snapped this, but I could have replaced that, so...

  • I don't know. What did I do?

  • I loved it, and I was like, I need to get that flosser again, because I really enjoyed it.

  • This flosser is intense. If you wanna feel like you've been to a hygienist,

  • you need to use this toothbrush, which is the

  • uh, Oral-B Braun...

  • something.

  • I don't know the actual model of this, but it was half price in Boots after Christmas,

  • so I treated myself to a new toothbrush.

  • I feel like treating yourself to a new toothbrush every January

  • is kind of like, do you know what? Fresh start. Fresh toothbrush.

  • I don't know, I really like buying new toothbrushes.

  • And I just spat. That's how excited I am for a new toothbrush.

  • I had not used one like this before,

  • but it's got multiple different functions,

  • it's, you know, got sensitive, whitening, all the things.

  • But the main reason I was drawn towards this was not just because it was copper, or because it was half price.

  • It was because...

  • it...

  • came with a little, like, phone mount that you can put on your mirror,

  • and you put your phone in it.

  • And this syncs up with bluetooth,

  • so that it tells you when you're pressing too hard, and it gives you a rundown of

  • um, how long you need to do your teeth, and, I don't know, it's like a teeth diary, and I really, really like it.

  • Granted, I don't always open the app every time I brush my teeth.

  • So the app looks like I never brush my teeth.

  • But, um, I just love that it tells you when you're brushing too hard.

  • Which, weirdly, I always do on this side. Never this side, just this side and at the top.

  • Which I didn't know before I had this toothbrush, so...

  • very useful. And

  • I like this because it-

  • ah!

  • Basically how it works is, you fill this with water or, um,

  • mouthwash. I tend to put mouthwash in there, just because I like my mouth to be all, like, fresh and minty.

  • So I'll put my Listerine in there,

  • eye-watering stuff, but it's great for your mouth, and your gums, and your teeth.

  • Does anyone remember? I remember these in school because we weren't allowed chewing gum,

  • but they had just brought out those little tabs that you put on your tongue,

  • and I used to keep those in my pencil case, and I had Listerine ones.

  • So whenever I was a bit like, oh my God, I'm sat next to this boy, and I don't want bad breath, so

  • I'm gonna, like, slip myself a little, like, Listerine tab. How funny is that?

  • And then no one would ever know, because it just dissolved on your tongue, and they were genius.

  • I don't even know if they're still around. I haven't seen any in a really long time.

  • And you press this button...

  • and you hold this on your teeth, and it shoots the

  • uh, Listerine, or mouthwash, between your teeth.

  • So, these two things together, I think, have a) made my teeth whiter,

  • b) made my mouth feel more clean,

  • and c) make you feel like you've been to a hygienist every time you use them, so

  • I mean, this is kind of bulky, I have to say. It's not like normal dental floss.

  • But I think, personally, this works a lot better.

  • So I briefly mentioned in my previous video how much I I have been loving

  • the Revlon Colorstay makeup foundation. Makeup foundation?

  • The Revlon Colorstay foundation.

  • Love that it's now in a pump. Love it, love it, love it.

  • I've got it on today, I've been wearing it for, like, the past two weeks,

  • I just really like this foundation. This one is for combination to oily skin, and I believe you can also get it for normal to dry skin, or just normal skin.

  • And...

  • I don't know.

  • I can't tell you what it is about this that I love, apart from that it's a great foundation,

  • it's a great price,

  • it blends really lovely, they have a great selection of shades,

  • and I would say it's like a medium to buildable coverage,

  • doesn't feel drying, lasts really well,

  • I just really like it. And I'd forgotten how much I liked it until I rediscovered it in my makeup when I was having a clear out, so

  • love ya.

  • I've also been loving this. This is quite random,

  • but this is an Anastasia Beverly Hills A23 brush.

  • I got this on Cult Beauty, because

  • it's the sort of size brush that I really love for highlight.

  • I have quite a small face, so quite a lot of blush, highlight, and bronzer brushes

  • are too big for certain areas of my face.

  • Things like this are perfect for quite, like, precise blush and highlight application, or even contour, to be honest,

  • which is why I bought it, and now I swear by it. It's just amazing.

  • It's just that perfect size to do those three things on my face.

  • Eyeliner! This is the Stila Stay All Day waterproof liquid eyeliner.

  • I hadn't really been wearing eyeliner much, I don't know if anyone even noticed,

  • but I used to do my little cat-eye quite a lot,

  • and I just stopped doing it because I was really struggling through the summer to find

  • a eyeliner that was

  • easy to apply and lasted well. They were either easy to apply,

  • and within, like, three hours my flicks had gone, because my eyes were really watery in summer for some reason,

  • Or... they were...

  • they just didn't have great colour payoff. And I just feel like, with a liquid eyeliner,

  • you want it to be really black.

  • And you want it to stand out over any eyeshadow, or

  • um, just, I don't know, make it easy to get those, like, lines.

  • I'm useless with gel liner, because I'm just rubbish, so I need some sort of, like, felt tip...

  • applicator when it comes to eyeliner. So I saw this one,

  • and I thought, Stay All Day, waterproof. Those are two words I like to hear

  • when we're talking about eyeliner. So I thought I would give it a go,

  • and I love it. It's made me fall back in love with liquid eyeliner.

  • I'm not gonna say this lasts...

  • all day if you have leaky eyes.

  • I had a day of cry-laughing recently, and- as you do.

  • I had a day of cry-laughing.

  • And I did lose one flick. The other one was fine.

  • I seem to have this eye leak more than this one. But, considering I had, like, proper tears coming out of my eyes,

  • I thought it was really good. And actually, if I didn't have watery eyes, this would definitely see me to the end of the day.

  • Another thing, which I actually showed in my last video, is this,

  • which is the Rimmel Born This Way brow sculpting kit.

  • Which, if I'm completely honest, I bought on a whim, thinking, yeah, this looks okay, I wanna see what...

  • kind of, the more high-street shops can offer in terms of eyebrows, because I was quite happy with the eyebrow product I was using, which was powder.

  • In that video, I tried this on my eyebrows, and I have been using this on my eyebrows every day since.

  • I love it. And it's actually the dark brown wax that I put in my eyebrows, and I just use

  • a MAC 226 slanted, like, eyebrow, eyeliner brush.

  • And I dip it in the wax side of this, and then I put it through my brows.

  • I feel like it offers a much more natural look. It doesn't feel...

  • as flat.

  • It kind of gives a bit of shade,

  • gives a bit of dimension, makes the hairs how you want them to be without having to use powder, and then a gel on top of that,

  • it's just the best thing ever. Honestly, use a dark brown wax for your eyebrows.

  • You will not be sorry.

  • A lip product I've been really enjoying is this one, which I actually have on my lips today,

  • and this is the Colorpop Hello Kitty, so it's part of their Hello Kitty collection that Colorpop did,

  • and it's the ultra-satin lip.

  • You know how much I love the actual liquid lipsticks that Colorpop do, so I was really interested in trying out

  • the ultra-satin lip, because it's a different formulation,

  • and this is in the colour...

  • Tiny Chum! It's very similar to the colour that I love by Colorpop, which is Bianca. It's that kind of...

  • mauve-y, pinky nude, but quite dark. And I really, really like this.

  • But, more importantly, for any of you that don't like how drying the liquid lipsticks are, you are gonna love these. Because...

  • the colour payoff is just as amazing, they're just as easy to apply, but they don't feel as heavy, and they don't feel as dry.

  • I really, really like them. I want more colours in the ultra-satin lip.

  • Fragrance-wise, I've been really liking this. This is White Peacock Lily by D.S. & Durga, and it's the Eau de Parfum.

  • I couldn't tell you what notes are in this, because White Peacock Lily...

  • I mean, is that a flower? It ain't a peacock, that's for sure.

  • But what I can tell you is...

  • it's fresh, slightly floral, quite summery, actually, I feel like this would be a really nice summer perfume.

  • But I love it. It's like nothing I've ever smelled before, and I quite like layering this with

  • Jo Malone, um, Sea Salt and Sage, or Wood Sage.

  • And I also really like to layer with the Molecule 01, which is also one of my all-time favourite perfumes.

  • And it just smells really, like, light, and, like, fruity/floral,

  • um, it's probably, mm, I wouldn't say it's, like, overly feminine, though,