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December Favourites

Hello everyone! Okay so I know I'm a little late with this one now right but oh well, here it is. December is not only a time of treating others but for treating yourself as well and so this month I've had the chance to try out quite a couple of different products and so this is just a list of all the beauty products and a couple of little random bits in between that I have been loving in December.









NARS Eyeshadow in 'Opal Coast'
I picked this up on a whim a couple of weeks ago simply because it was exclusive to Selfridge's, limited edition and the packaging was absolutely gorgeous. How can a girl refuse?! The colour is a beautiful, silvery, sparkly, shimmer colour. It basically screams all things party and so was perfect for the holiday season! With it being glittery I was worried it may have quite a lot of fall out but it is far from that. I worn this across my lid on New Year's Eve with a black in my crease to create a dramatic, sparkly smokey eye and it was perfect. It lasted me all night, I simply cannot fault it.

The Balm 'Mary Lou-Manizer'
Okay, I'm just a little bit late on this one, I know! I received this as a birthday present from my sister and I absolutely love it. I was used to using silver toned highlighters and so it was interesting to see what it would be like to use a more golden toned one. I have no regrets, I've been trying out so many gold highlighters since. This product blends in so well with my skin and when the light catches your face it creates a beautiful, golden glow. Perfect for the holiday season.

Bourjois Healthy Mix in '52 Vanilla'
Once again, I'm late on the hype as always. But anyhow, this is another one of those products that are certainly worth the hype it receives. This definitely gives a nice medium coverage to the skin which is definitely buildable with a concealer. The consistency of this I find is quite creamy which leaves my skin looking dewy with a fresh faced glow. I worn this for my birthday meal and it honestly lasted all night, I was so impressed! I wouldn't recommend this however if you have oily skin as it does hydrate your skin quite well and leaves it looking super dewy!

MAC Strobe Cream
Throughout the party season I have been using this as my base without even bothering to add a primer on top. Not only does this moisturise my skin but it has a slight shimmer to it which creates more of a fresh faced look. My skin feels so much more hydrated once I've used this, because its' so hydrating i feel it definitely adds to my foundation and creates an instantly much more dewy look which I have been loving lately!

NARS Translucent Powder in 'Crystal'
I've been wanting to try out a translucent powder for quite some time now and finally decided to snap this one up last month. I love the colour of this, it definitely is translucent that's for sure! I love how light this is on the skin too as it allows for my foundation to still have that nice dewy effect but without it sliding off of my face, therefore creating more of a natural look. I also love the packaging of this, it comes in a beautiful black pouch alongside a little sponge for you to blend the product in with. 

Benefit 'Hoola' Bronzer
Definitely an old time favourite of mine but recently I've found I have been reaching for this product quite a lot more. I think this has definitely become my holy grail bronzer this past month. This product  can be quite heavy when first applied but blends out brilliantly to create a natural, bronzed look. Once again, for the party season this has been perfect!

Victoria's Secret PINK Flashing Phone Case
Now onto the random favourites. This was actually a limited edition purchase that I picked up during their Black Friday sale. I've said this far too many times in this post but this has been perfect for the holiday season. It has Christmas lights on it with a sparkly grey hardware and it lights up; with three different settings. Yes, that's right I really did say THREE. The amount of compliments I have had for this case are unreal, my friends love it, my teachers love it, my family love it, even Union J loved it. I'm still in shock I managed to get this beauty for only £10! 

Starbucks Toffee Nut Latte
As always, in every favourites post I have to mention my current Costa/Starbucks love. At the moment the Toffee Nut Latte has been my bae. I just love the sparkly nut sprinkles they have on the whipped cream, which tastes divine for one. And then the drink itself is so nuttyfied and just makes me feel all cosy and warm inside and makes me actually happy that it is Winter so I can enjoy its nuttiness. 


So I hope you liked this post! That's everything that I have been loving in December, hopefully 2015 will bring many more beauty products my way! What have you been loving in December? Are you excited to try out a new product in 2015? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time.

Love,
Toni, x

33 comments:

  1. I totally agree that Starbuck's toffee nut latte should be part of the favorite lists, it's too pretty and tastes awesome too!


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    1. It just tastes soooo good! I'll honestly be so sad when they stop selling it haha!

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  2. Great Favs toni! mac strobe cream is definitely one of my favs this month as well and has been for so long.

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    1. Thank you lovely! It just works so well, definitely something I'll gladly repurchase in the future :)

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    1. Hahahah I'm still to this day amazed by how it lights up!

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  4. Omg love a toffee nut latte!! i also really want to try out some Narsproducts this year x

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    1. They're so good aren't they?! And you definitely should, I've absolutely loved everything I've tried by them so far! X

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  5. Great picks! I need to pick up that Benefit bronzer.. and a toffee nut latte!! :)

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    1. The hoola bronzer is a must in every girls make-up collection!

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  6. IN LOVE with the highlighter from the balm. I also have one and I've been using it non stop for my cheekbones and for my eyes. It's a very gorgeous color <3

    xo
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    1. Ooo, I've never thought of trying it on my eyes!<3 I'll definitely have to give that a go! x

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  7. The Hoola bronzer is one that I have really been wanting to try lately!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. You definitely should! I thought it was a little too dark at first but it blends out brilliantly!!

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  8. Just ordered the Mary Loumanizer - so excited now I'm seeing it in everyone's favourites :D xx

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    1. Ahh, I hope you like it just as much as everybody else then! xx

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  9. I really want the Mary Luumanizer it looks stunning! <3 xx

    KirstyLeighx

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    1. It really is!<3 You should definitely try and pick it up this year if you can! xx

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  10. You should make a GIF for all three light settings. That's the first thing I saw and thought of when I saw this post.."what is that thing with all the lights?!" haha

    Tiff | AMtoPM

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    1. Haha, sorry I probably should have! It's shown in this video if you would like to have a look :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl68RRZuTWo Just skip to 1:45 x

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  11. Very nice! I LOVE NARS :)

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    1. Their products are amazing, NARS are definitely beginning to become one of my favourite brands!

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  12. The Victoria Secrets phone case is amazing, it's so unique! Loved your favourites :)

    Rebecca Coco

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    1. Thank you Rebecca, I'm definitely so happy I picked it up!

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    1. Thank you Sera! Their products are starting to become holy grails in my collection right now! xx

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  14. i've really like the stila convertible colour cream blush in LILIUM, it's a gorgeous baby pink, you should definitely try it out x

    sophie
    http://floralsophie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you for the recommendation Sophie, I just googled it and it looks lovely! x

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  15. I went to buy MAC strobe cream but they didn't have any :( was so gutted, really want to try it!

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    1. Ah, that's gutting! :( You should definitely try again, it's so worth it! xx

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