December Favourites

It's that time of the month again! During December I've been loving colour, glitter, and everything in between. Sit back, relax, grab a cup of tea or a cold drink and have a read of this month's edit..

Bobbi Brown Nail Polish in Chrome, limited edition*-It's no secret that I love glittery things and this gold nail polish is no exception. This glitter is easy to apply and the fine glitter pieces mean you can layer this over other nail colours, super festive. It dries fast and is super easy to remove, unlike most glitters. I'm quite tempted to go pick up the other gold shade from this collection as well.

Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayons in Peach on the Beach and Orange Punch-I love the simplicity and ease of application that comes with lip crayons. These Bourjois offerings are pigmented, creamy and pretty darn long lasting. 

Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub-My skin's been a little bit scaly lately, particularly around my elbows and ankles. This zesty lime, lemon and smashed brown sugar scrub solves that problem though. Using a scrub like this one in conjunction with a body butter leaves your skin incredibly moisturised. It also helps that this scrub happens to smell delicious!

Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Ore-Pigments are perfect for jazzing up eye makeup, particularly during the festive season. Ore is a stunning bronze with flecks of gold glitter throughout. I like wearing this by itself or layered over other eyeshadows with lots of mascara.

Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Let's Skate-This paint pot has been featured in several posts this year so apologies if you're seeing it yet again. Eyeshadow tends to crease like crazy on my eyelids, more so in Summer. With a cream base like this one eyeshadow, pigments and even loose glitter stay put. Let's Skate is particularly festive as well with its flecks of gold glitter so you get a touch of sparkle to your eye makeup as well. Wins all round. 

Laura Mercier Radiance Primer-Usually the words radiant or ambient lighting would send me running for the hills, not anymore. Compared to other primers this has quite a creamy, almost gel-like texture. Laura Mercier was responsible for creating the world's first primer and this one adds a soft-focus finish to the skin. It leaves your skin looking smoother and manages to blur imperfections, much like this primer. You get 50ml of product with this primer as well which is fantastic in terms of the price you pay.

Josie Maran Coconut Water Cheek Gelee in Poppy Paradise-I reviewed this gelee in a post yesterday. In a nutshell Poppy Paradise is a warm-toned hot pink blush. Using a duo fibre brush deposits the perfect amount of colour on your cheeks and this blush will last for hours. If you're like me and blush is one of the first things to disappear from your face then you will love this. 

Sonia Kashuk Flat Top Multipurpose Brush, sold as part of a set-This brush is fantastic for applying bronzer subtly along your cheekbones. Duo fibre brushes never seem to pick up too much product so there's less danger of turning yourself into one of the Jersey Shore cast members. 

Essie Luxeffects in Set in Stones-This glitter looks so pretty on the nails, especially if you pair it with darker shades. The silver pieces are chunky but once this polish dries it doesn't have that sandpapery feel to it, which I personally am not a fan of. If you're after glitters that are sure to make a statement then you have to check out the Luxeffects range. 

So that concludes my favourites for another year. I know it's cliched but how crazy fast has 2013 gone?! I won't be blogging again until after Christmas so I hope you all have an amazing day and week celebrating! xo

*PR Sample


  1. I swear your blog always opens me up to new beauty goodness! Merry Christmas, gal! Hope it's a goodie xx

    1. Thanks Jess! I hope you have a fabulous Christmas too. xx

  2. Love the Bourjois Lip Crayons :-) Have a lovely Christmas x


    1. They're such good lip crayons. Thanks Ruby! Have a fantastic Christmas with your family. xx