December Favourites

I'll spare you all the usual, 'where has the year gone' statement. That'll come tomorrow... December's been a darn good month. For so many reasons it's my favourite month of the entire year so I'm glad it lived up to its expectations. It was also a good month for favourites as well and there could easily have been a fair few more items in here. For now though, here's the eyeshadow I'm quite smitten with, a book I wish I'd read sooner and everything in between...

Printicular App-This app's had a fair bit of the limelight around these parts so I'll keep this brief. Cheap, cheerful, Instagram sized images at your disposal. If you live in New Zealand and have a Warehouse Stationery handy you need to give this app a go. These are also great to gift somebody else as well of course as keep tangible versions of your visual memories.

Mac Satin Lipstick in Brave-Thanks to the lovely Fiona this lipstick made its way into my life this month. Whether or not it is Kylie J's shade of choice, it is a stunning colour. It's a lovely pink nude, with the slightest pearlised sheen running through it. Go give it a swatch and be prepared to swoon.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Eyeshadow in Bette-Dear Charlotte, please bring your luxurious makeup to the Southern Hemisphere in 2016. Love from Sophie x. These cream shadows are heaven in a frosted glass jar. They're so moussy which makes blending them a dream and the pigmentation is spot on. Bette is a golden bronze hue, perfect for the Summer months. It might be a bold claim but this is definitely one of the best cream eyeshadow formulas I have ever tried.

Essence Mattifying Compact Powder in Light Beige*-This powder was sent to me months ago and I remember liking it at the time but it ended up lost in my makeup drawer. It's definitely getting a thrashing at the moment though, when my face begins to resemble the reflective surface of a CD. Every day in other words. This powder is porcelain-skin friendly, doesn't look cakey and helps to keep shine at bay. It mightn't be the most long-wearing of powders but given how cheap and cheerful it is you can't really complain.

About A Boy by Nick Hornby-It took me far too long to read this one, given I watched the movie months ago and bought the book at the beginning of the year. Whoops. For those unfamiliar with the story it charts the journeys of Will, a thirty-something singleton and Marcus, an adolescent+outcast. Their paths cross and ultimately they both have a lot to learn from one another. This novel offers an interesting insight into life in 1990's London as well as the contrast between youth and adulthood. It's well worth the read.

Gilmore Girls-No brainer: I'm doing that thing where I rewatch Gilmore Girls and love it+inevitably declare it a current favourite. Let's be real, it's at all-time favourite status now. It doesn't even need a proper explanation.

Memories by Lang Leav-When I spotted this in the bookstore it was one of those moments where I judged the book solely on its cover. It didn't disappoint. Biographical, nostalgic, mesmerising poetry is contained within its pages. If you like inspiring writing give this a try.

-What have you loved during December?

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