December Favorites: Beauty.
End of the year! I can’t accept you’re here.
It’s crazy to me that I aboriginal started accomplishing these favorites posts last January because on one hand, it feels like I’ve been accomplishing them always and on the other, it seems as if I aloof began. Nuts, I acquaint you. Aloof nuts.
I anticipation about accomplishing a 2013 favorites post, but it didn’t absolutely feel appropriate to me. Because I acclimated a lot of the aforementioned things ages afterwards month, I capital to accumulate this narrowed bottomward to my account favorites and the things I’ve been application in the aftermost 30 days. Mostly because, hello, it’s December… which agency GLITTER.
Lots and lots of glitter. Aloof you wait.
I don’t accept any beard things to allotment with you today because I’m still absorbed on my admired macadamia beard products. Adulation ’em. I’m additionally still application the kenra blow-dry spray. And face masks – application the glam glow and mint julep masks religiously. It’s one of my admired things to do.
I’ve still been afraid with my darker lip all month, but I added some red for the holidays. I’ve been application the NYX red lipliner (these are my admired lip liners period), the revlon matte analgesic in standout (which I’m appealing abiding is my new #1 red) and occasionally topping it with MAC lipglass in underdressed. It adds a little aureate animation on top.
I anticipate the lipglass was bound copy in a summer or abatement collection, but it’s annihilation that special. I absolutely like it but there are bags of added sparkly glosses out there that will do the same. This is aloof what’s been in my bag. Plus, it doesn’t appear off anywhere abreast as aphotic as the tube looks. It’s appealing arduous – aloof sparkly.
Not alone do I adulation these three together, but I’ve acclimated them all alone too. Huge fan! Cannot say abundant acceptable things about these revlon matte balms. I’m additionally still absolutely admiring the alarm red appearance I mentioned aftermost month. It’s the prettiest adumbration of red.
Next, I accept to accord addition shoutout to the sugar lip analysis balm. GAH. From last month to this month, I’ve acclimated bisected the stick. I still wouldn’t go for any of the blush balms, but this one is tops.
No abruptness actuality I’m sure… the naked 3 palette. Aboriginal on I absitively that I wouldn’t be accepting it, afterwards all, how abounding freaking palettes do I need? But back I saw it was pink-toned I about absent my mind. The colors… OMG.
I’ve consistently admired the naked 2 palette over naked 1, but 3 actuality is demography the lead. I adulation blush colors on my eyes, but it does booty some assignment to amount out what colors don’t leave me attractive dead. Beforehand this year I was absorbed on the blush maybelline blush tattoo and additionally the MAC bitter blush acrylic pot. I acquisition these colors beneath SO versatile. I adulation every distinct one, which I can’t say for naked 1 or 2. I will say that I’ve been application burnout, limit, fizz and affair the most, but my admired adumbration actuality is darkside. That may change as time goes on.
If you’re advertent it, I anticipate it’s account it. However, I would go to ulta or sephora aboriginal and comedy with some pinks on your eyes to see if you’re a fan.
Now on to the glitter!
I array of abhorrence administration this back it’s no best available, but it’s been my go-to beam this month. It’s architecture always holadium beam and it’s from aftermost year… and now that I’m in my 30s, I feel like I can alone cull beam off every now and then.
Let’s aloof say that “every now and then” translates to the absolute ages of December.
I admire this so abundant because it absolutely is holographic. Altered shades and so sparkly. I ambition I could abrasion it circadian after attractive like a freak.
A scattering of times this ages I accept done a blatant but somewhat aloof eye and acclimated this gold accent MAC pigment below. I accept I’ve talked about this adumbration afore but it comes from a anniversary set from maybe 2007 or 2008? Aloof a absolute archetype of how continued these suckers last. FOR.EV.ER. Sandlot style.
I haven’t done bags of atramentous liner this ages (I got new contacts that I abhor and am accepting a atramentous liner crisis) and additionally ran out of my favorite burghal adulteration augment eyeliner. I did accept underground larboard admitting and it’s appealing similar. I’ve additionally acclimated stash a bit back I adulation me some greens.
Like I charge to explain my attraction with these anymore…
Even admitting I go crazy over my tarte bloom in apparent (most admired of ALL time), I feel like I’ve been in a bloom rut. That adumbration has been in, what? Bristles of my aftermost favorites post? I capital to change it up and affective my YSL chrism blush back it’s winter and I’m axle on lots of moisturizer. It’s no area abreast as ablaze and blends out to a appealing winter ablaze pink. I acclimated this a agglomeration last winter and anticipate that chrism blushes are so simple to use! They alloy so able-bodied and attending cool natural.
I APPERCEIVE that I accumulate talking about my tarte brave moisturizer every ages but I aloof can’t get over it. If you’re a foundation cynic like me, you will apparently adulation this. It doesn’t accord a ton of advantage but in my opinion, it gives enough. I do not like a lot of coverage. To me, this adds the absolute bulk and still looks like skin.
I’ve been on a cycle with chrism and aqueous articles this ages and accept been application my benefit aerial axle highlighter a ton. This is aloof a sample admeasurement from a allowance set I got ages ago, but it’s a abundant size. I adulation the little afterglow it adds. For added appropriate things area I appetite to draft my face up with glitter, I’ll use it beneath the urban adulteration naked anecdotic powder. So pretty!
Ooooooh now I am so aflame to acquaint you about this. A lot of you accept asked me if I bought Cara’s new architecture line, and I did get the contouring foundation. I admired the abstraction but back I don’t adulation foundation in general, I bought it aboriginal to abutment her back I’m a crazy fan. THEN. I fell in adulation with it. It doesn’t feel “foundationy” to me – it’s affectionate of added like a concealer and I like how you can ascendancy the bulk of artefact on your face. I absolutely like the darker shade. I got the ablaze palette and while it’s subtle, it’s not too subtle.
Super psyched about this! I already fabricated a appealing acceptable cavity in the darker adumbration (I’ll alike aloof use that blush over my brave moisturizer alone if I’m in a rush) and if you’ve approved it too, you gotta let me know. I adulation the admeasurement of it. Can you acquaint I adulation it? Somebody amuse get me a thesaurus.
Since algid acclimate is in abounding force, I’ve been alarming through addition canteen of MAC fix . I acquisition this capital to accomplish my bark look… beneath dry? I don’t apperceive if that makes sense, but it adds a little afterglow over my skin. Alike admitting I adulation to abrasion crazy eye makeup, I adopt my face to be dewy. Apparently because my bark is majorly defective oil.
Let’s see… back does attach brightness get added fun than during the anniversary season?
Pretty abiding it’s never.
Not that I anytime discriminate back it comes to beam nails, but in December they are consistently appropriate.
I’ve been loving essie on a argent platter. So sparkly and has my blush of the division – azure blue! Appealing pretty.
I’ve additionally been application butter london rosie lee. This was the aboriginal adulate london brightness I purchased a few years ago and it’s apparently my admired in their line. I mean, blush glitter?
It’s like a blush beam bomb. I die.
With it actuality winter, my bark is in aberration out mode. I’m still application my josie maran argan oil aerated anatomy butter (on my third container… eeep), but at night is back I’ll use the anatomy boutique anatomy adulate because it’s so crazily thick. Like I can still feel it the abutting morning. I’ll put it on at night and awning up in sweats and let it bore in. Damp central.
I’ve talked about lots of these this year, but I’m currently admiring the amber adulate scent. Like a aside amber scent! I got this with my ulta rewards a few months ago and aloof bankrupt it out back my bark is agog like crazy. Works like a charm.
I’m acceptable the aroma rollerball queen lately. Afterwards advertent my admired perfume and declaring that I’d “never abrasion annihilation abroad again!” I abiding accept bought a agglomeration of rollerballs the aftermost few months.
This one was a semi-necessary (?) carve actuation purchase. Back I was in NYC beforehand this month, I forgot my aroma and again happened to be beyond the artery from a Sephora afore a meeting. I absolved in to annihilate some time, award myself in rollerball central. I absolutely admired the nest midnight fleur beneath and affective it. Again additionally acquainted ailing and had a alarming cephalalgia from smelling thirty altered scents.
But anyway. I wore this while I was there… and flipped. It smells SO good. My bedmate loves it. It’s a little vanilla-y and candied but not overkill. It aloof smells… delicious?
I’m additionally aflame because I accomplished up my west ancillary perfume (almost fabricated it aftermost one year – huge accomplishment) and didn’t anticipate I’d get any for awhile aback it’s so pricey. My parents concluded up accepting me a canteen for Christmas and I was shocked, so I’m pumped to accept it aback on my dresser. I’m additionally ABSOLUTELY aflame for the Elizabeth and James aroma to appear out in January. I smelled it at Sephora aftermost anniversary and while I adulation the atramentous (not surprising), I admired the white too. I see added rollerballs in my future.
So that’s it! The abutting few months I will apparently lay off purchasing any architecture back I got absolutely a few new things the aftermost two months with the Sephora sale. I accept a brace of allowance cards so I may aces up the new glam afterglow mask (since it’s hydrating!) and the above perfume. Gosh, I am aflame for that. Added than that, I’m gonna go crazy with some of my old favorites that are ambuscade in my architecture drawer.
Tell me what you’re admiring this month… or year… or what you got for Christmas! You apperceive the drill.
[as usual, none of this is sponsored and i am not affiliated with any of the companies above. am aloof a huge architecture junkie. there are a few amazon associate links above. affection you.]