Somehow, we’ve found ourselves in December. The end of 2016 is right around the corner but my head still feels like there’s a good 6 months to go. I’m nearly finished with uni for the year so I’m excited to finally get proper time off and kick TBC up a notch in the new year. Anyway, onto the favourites of the month – as I continue to feel like I need a few more hours in the day, these bits have been quick and easy essentials to get me looking put together in no time.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this one after reading the press release – it’s got claims of hydration, illumination and priming all-in-one but since it appeared in my mailbox I’ve been treating it like a primer spray – spritzing it on before going in with my foundation and I’ve really been enjoying it. It’s definitely glow-inducing and leaves my foundation looking a little more lit from within.
I’ve been reaching for the BeautyBlender a little more lately so I’ve been reaching for this formula, too. It’s so creamy that I often like to use a sponge to really blend it all in. On my skin tone, this pink shade works beautifully to brighten up my under eye area. A feat that has been greatly appreciated as I near the end of my uni trimester. Definitely one to check out if you’re after a creamy, pigmented brightener.
I received these a little while ago and initially they sat there not getting a lot of love, I’m not normally one to reach for creamy cheek products. But since properly trying them out, I’ve been loving the chance to experiment with layering cheek products. Baby Petal is that perfect muted nude-pink that I find myself reaching for every day. It’s a particular favourite when paired with a bit of Tarte’s Exposed over the top. The formula is a little bit balmy and blends out seamlessly onto the cheeks.
As you might’ve guessed from my rantings in Tuesday’s post – I’ve been going for the lit from within, subtle glow lately and really loving it. I find that I can never go overboard when applying this one – it never looks overly metallic or out of place. Although the packaging is bulky, the product inside is well worth the trouble.
Simple eye looks have been on the menu this month so I’ve been reaching for this little wonder trio a lot. I simply throw the eyelid shade all over the lid and work a little of the crease shade into the socket. Two steps to looking just a little more put together.
I already mentioned that my first impressions for this mascara were very good but since then, I’ve continued to be impressed. It holds a curl incredibly well for a non-waterproof formula and leaves my lashes looking long, voluminous and extra black. The wand reminds me of TF’s Better Than Sex so no wonder I get along with this one, too.
For over a month, my skin was worry-free – clear and glowy. But as always, hormones started working their magic and a few spots started to appear. As much as I love Rosehip Oil for prevention of new spots, it’s also a great option for treating current blemishes – making sure they heal in no time. I’m onto my second (maybe third) bottle of the Rosehip Plus formula now.
My lips have also been feeling a little under the weather lately so I pulled out the big guns again to really get them looking hydrated again. I really love the Bobbi Brown Lip Balm but there’s something much more satisfying about this thicker, longer lasting formula.
I returned to an old fragrance this month, as we’ve been moving back into Spring weather. It’s youthful, fruity and sweet and perfect for the warmer weather we’ve been having. I’m nowhere near finished with this bottle but I have a backup stashed in the back of my cupboard already.
What were your favourites this month?
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