Monday, 29 December 2014

December Beauty Favourites

I just want to start off this post by apologizing for the severe lack of blogging the past couple of weeks. I have felt like the worst blogger in the world but life has just been very hectic the  past while, that paired with the darker days have not been a good combinations for my poor blog! But (almost) new year, new start and one of my New Years Resolutions is to get more organized when it comes to blogging - a diary has been bought, organization will happen! 

I wasn't sure whether to bother do a December Favourites post or to just skip to my 2014 favourites but I decided to do both, because I have been loving some products in the past month that don't quite qualify for the 2014 status but I still wanted to share them with you! My 2014 favourites will be appearing later on this week! 

The Balm | Frat Boy Blush
I bought this on a whim from Cloud10Beauty earlier on in the month and have fallen in love. It is not hte most seasonal choice when it comes to blush but I have been wearing it most days in December. It is a gorgeous matte peachy-pink blush. It is amazingly pigmented so be warned ladies- less is more in this case! But it just seems to brighten up my complexion when I apply it and it is surprisingly long-lasting on the cheeks too which is a bonus! My only gripe with this blush is the packaging- it is housed in a little cardboard palette which I'm thinking is going to get slightly grubby in my make-up bag.

Rimmel Provocolips | Play with Fire
For my Christmas party this month I was on the hunt for a dark, burgandy red lip product that was longlasting. I am slightly lazy when it comes to reapplying my lipstick when I'm out so it is not uncommon for me to arrive home with that dodgy ring of lip colour around my lips and everything else has worn off...oops! So I took to the blogs to see what lip products everyone had been loving recently and I read alot of posts about the new releases from Rimmel called the Provocolips. The shade I went for is called Play with Fire which is exactly what I was looking for - it's slightly darker than your standard red lip. It comes with two ends- one is the colour and the other is the balm you put on top. The first time I used this I was so sceptical because my lips felt so glossy, so I just thought that it would slide all over my face while I was eating. It did not budge. After an evening of food, drink and lots of chats it was still intact! So impressed with these and I will definitely be trying out more shades! 

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat | Pillow Talk
Yes I caved. This lip liner definitely has lived up to the hype for me this month. It is a little bit more pink than my natural lip colour so it doesn't look overly done on my lips. I can get away with (slightly) over-lining my lips with it, so that combined with a lipgloss has given me a very plump lip look for the month of December. It is the creamiest lip pencil I have used but once it is on it stays put for hours. My go to lip look this month has been this paired with Nuxe Reve De Miel on top because my lips have been so dry because of the cold weather. 

Essie Summit of Style
 I went on a mission to get this at the beginning of the month and eventually snapped the last one up in Boots. Since it is the season for glitter this lived on my hands right up until Christmas. It is chunks of rose gold glitter
suspended in a clear polish. I have worn it over both dark and nude shades and it works well over both. Plus it wasn't too bad to get off-bonus!

L'oreal La Palette Nude | Rose
I think this is possibly my favourite out of all my favourites this month. I am so glad that you can start to get eyeshadow palettes like this in the "drugstores" now! I did find this really hard to get my hands on, like the Summit of Style nail polish. It is a gorgeous palette with 10 shades. There is a mixture of both matte and shimmer shades and they are all slightly cool toned which I love on my skin tone. The shades are not the most pigmented but they are easily built up and are super blendable so I think they would be perfect for someone who is starting out with eyeshadows! 


So those are my favourites for the month of December! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and have nice plans for the New Year!  


  1. The eyeshadow palette is gorgeous! Although I swatched some recently and the pigment wasn't amazing! But probably very build-able.
    x x | daisydaisyxxo

  2. I've been wearing Frat Boy most days recently. I agree, it's so pigmented! I only need a light swipe or two for a lovely flush of colour xx

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  3. some lovely picks there danielle haven't tried any of them myself but they all look great, i'd love to try that loreal palette!