Wednesday, 26 December 2012

December Favourites

Hello Lovelies!

I hope you all had a brilliant, relaxing Christmas with your family and loved ones!

I thought I would get my December Favourites out abit earlier this month because I'll either forget completely about them otherwise or do them extremely late next month! I'll also be doing my favourites of the year so you can expect that in the next month or so!

So on with the past months favourites. I've been quite boring this past month and kind of just sticking with the same make up bits everyday, normally I try and change something different each day but this month I've literally looked the same.

Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Body Milk
If you've seen my post from earlier on in the month you'll know I treated myself to the Soap & Glory "Best of All" kit, and this has been on of the stand out products from that set for me. I've been using it every night since I've got it. I'm head over heals in love with the smell which is a gorgeous almond scent. It leaves my skin feeling so moisturised. It is a lighter body moisturiser than the Righteous butter which I also love so I tend to use this more for day to day moisturising and leave the Righteous butter for more deep moisturising nights. 

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation
This is a foundation I've been loving over the past couple of months. I bought it when there was a 3 for 2 on in Boots on a whim and have been loving it ever since. I would say it is a light to medium coverage foundation so if you're into fuller coverage face make up I would advise you to steer clear of this! I have it in the shade 100 Ivory (surprise surprise the lightest one there is) and I think it's a brilliant color match when I don't have tan on.  Like I said it is a lighter coverage foundation, so I would wear concealer with it which leads me nicely on to my next favourite...

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
The infamous Collection (formally known as Collection 2000) concealer has been a firm favourite in my make up bag all through out this month too! I've paired it with my Rimmel Match Perfection, to cover up any blemishes and to put on my under eye circles. I think it's the best drugstore there is and I don't think I will ever stray from it. I have it in 01 Fair (yep I am that pale!)

ELF All Over Color Stick
One of the items I bought in my mahoosive ELF haul that I have been using everyday is the All Over Color Stick! I have mine in the shade Pink Lemonade which leaves a natural flush of color on the cheeks. I use my Real Techniques Stippling Brush to apply this on my cheeks. I have been reaching for this over my powder blushes recently because I have been liking the "Creme" Blush look lately! The only thing I don't like about it is the smell...chocolate orange..blergh!!

Barry M Racing Green
This months nail colour of choice has been Barry M's Racing Green. A gorgeous deep forest green colour. I think this would look amazing on any skin tone. I hadn't actually seen this color at many Barry M stands but I fell in love once I did. I have been layering it with a few glitter polishes on my "bling finger" in the past while too.

Something that has been essential to me the past couple of weeks has been my trusty carmex. Now I have heard stories that this isn't meant to be the best thing for your lips but I have blatantly ignored all of them. Without Carmex this month my lips would have been bloody, chapped messes! TMI? It has been my savour throughout the wintery days and I always have to have one with me!

Yankee Candle Vanilla Cupcake
A candle I have been loving is actually my mums. It's the Yankee Candle in Vanilla Cupcake. Apparently this is pretty much the same as "Christmas Cookie" but I haven't been able to get my hands on that yet. I love sweeter candle scents and this is as sweet as it comes! The smell actually does last for ages too!

A|Wear Bow Purse 
Random thing thrown in last is my new purse. I had been eyeing this purse in the window of my local a|wear for weeks now but it was the last one left and it had a scratch on the bow, and for €15 I didn't want to pay for something that had been scratched so I decided to look online for it. I found it on the website here for €7.50!! Bargain! So of course I snapped it up and it has been idolised by me ever since!

So there is the last ever monthly favourites this year from me! I'm off now to have Christmas dinner round two which I am very excited about and to stuff my face with chocolates! The diet starts in the new year....I swear!


  1. I love Rimmel's Match Perfection foundation & that yankee candle smells amazing! xx

    1. I'm obsessed with the smell of it! I'll be really sad when it runs out! xx

  2. Love Yankee Candle in Vanilla Cupcake! =) xo

  3. These products look really good:) I do like a bit of carmex! My sister has the Christmas cupcake Yankee candle and that smells delicious! Xx

    1. I'll have to sniff the christmas cupcake one!:D xx

  4. racing green looks so pretty! must try it haha. I nominated you for the Versatile blogger award :) xxx

    1. Awh thanks so much hun!:D I can't wait to do it!:) xxx

  5. I have that foundation too, and think it's really good for the price tag! The purse is soooo cute & the body milk is just divine isn't it? :) xxx