BLOGMAS DAY 20
I can’t believe I’m already discussing December favourites?! This year has gone by so quickly I can hardly believe it’s coming to an end in less than two weeks. One of my favourite posts to read/videos to watch are monthly favourites so I thought I would try one out myself! I have tried lots of new things this year and I thought I would share my favourites with you today – enjoy!
My boyfriend’s sister gave me this for my birthday last month and it has completely changed my hair game. I have thick wavy hair and sometimes it can get frizzy and out of control to the point where it looks like I’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards on a regular basis. Lush’s Jasmine and Henna Fluff-Ease mask can be applied directly to dry hair. I tend to lather this stuff on for a more intense treatment when my hair needs a moisture boost. I leave it on for roughly 20 minutes and wash it out before continuing with my normal shampooing and conditioning routine. The way my hair feels afterwards is incredible, it feels so light and fresh and it smells divine. I would strongly recommend using this if you have dry or damaged hair – it makes such a difference!
I posted a review of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette on Blogmas Day 12, so most likely, you will know what I think of it already. It’s my favourite eyeshadow palette and it has such warm and rich shades in it, which I have been loving for creating festive looks. I also included a look I created with this palette in that post too if you’re interested!
During Winter my skin gets quite dry so I’ve really enjoyed using this Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix Lifting Mask. I use a lot of their skincare and this is one of my absolute favourite products. It’s a gel mask containing bee venom to plump the skin, propolis extract (a healer, anti-oxidant and antiseptic) and AC moisture plex which helps the skint o retain moisture. I know, it sounds very complicated but it actually does an amazing job. I also notice a difference within an hour of using it as my skin seems much smoother and more plump looking.
Luckily I’ve pretty much always been blessed with good skin every year. I’ve never had a problem with acne or spots other than the occasional blip every now and then due to stress. Recently my skin has decided to mix things up and I’ve been breaking out way more than usual. My usual way of dealing with any blemishes/spots is the Quick Fix Facials Anti-Blemish Mud Mask. This dries out any spots that I have and they’re so visibly reduced in the morning! Try out some of their other masks too, I love them all!
Don’t even get me started on how much I love Lush’s Snow Fairy products – I am obsessed! I always stock up on this during Winter as it’s only available at this time of year (sobs uncontrollably). Luckily I was given this shower gel for my birthday so I’m all good for now! The best way I can describe the scent is that it’s like sugary bubblegum with hints of candyfloss and sweet shops (drooling at the thought). I always find that I can still smell it on my skin hours after my shower/bath and my skin feels super silky soft. If you have access to a Lush store – GO AND BUY IT! (You can also order online)
I picked this little gem up at my local Homesense store for £1.99 but apparently it’s also available in Superdrug too (thank god). I’ve always loved things that smell of cherries etc so when I took a whiff of this I was immediately obsessed. It smells like a Cherry and Vanilla Bakewell tart was bottled and I freaking love it! It’s the perfect size for my handbag too so it’s perfect for on-the-go use as well.
I have been obsessed with this Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops in the shade Beam Me up. This only cost me £6.99 which I think is such a steal for 12ml of product. It’s such a stunning highlighter and it can be used for a subtle glow mixed in with some foundation or it can be absolutely blinding on it’s own. Either way, you definitely it in your makeup bag (and on your cheekbones).
As you probably already know, I bloody love me some festive candles. I wrote a post specifically about Autumnal and Winter candles if you fancy having a nosey. I have recently discovered these gorgeous scented candles by DW Home (my absolute favourite candle company ever) I was surprised at how much I loved these as I don’t think peppermint is a very traditional home fragrance. I think I like it because it’s so refreshing and it reminds me of candy canes which is perfect for Winter.
Kiko Smooth Temptation Lipstick in 03 – In all honesty this is the most pigmented lipstick I own. It’s so creamy and rich in colour it’s the PERFECT red lippie. I don’t think they sell this anymore, but they often bring out new shades and their formula is really great with all of their lip products.
Mr Stanley’s Great Gummy Gingerbread Men – This is a bit of a random one but I’ve seen them on sale all over the place so someone other than me must be buying them! They’re cookies and cream flavoured and they’re in the shape of tiny itty bitty gingerbread men. I feel like that’s all I need to say.
Zoella Bake My Day Body Mist – A mixture of gingerbread and vanilla with cinnamon and chocolate so to me this is the ultimate sweet festive scent. It’s currently not on sale separately but it can be bought in a set of four (my friends got me this set for my birthday- it’s fabulous).
Primark Merry Kiss Mas Perfume – Primark has really surprised me with their fragrances this year. I really like them! I was a bit hesitant as I like to stick to what I know but I’m so glad I branched out. This fragrance is a mixture of peppermint and chocolate – another sweet smelling perfume that’s perfect for Christmas.
Zoella Snowella Body Mist – It took me a while to get used to this fragrance as at first it’s quite intense, but now I absolutely love it. It’s a gorgeous fruity floral smelling spray with cranberry, mint, peony and pink pepper. It’s so fresh and lasts for hours too.
This was a long one so congrats if you’re still here! Let me know what your favourites have been this month or if you have any recommendations, I would love to know.
P.S. I forgot to mention Riverdale. I have been so addicted to this I’ve literally binge-watched the entire first season and I’m already halfway through the second. HELP. If you haven’t already, watch it (it’s on Netflix) and it’s sooo good!
I am fascinated with that highlighter. I think it would be perfect for me.
Ooh I’m glad you like it! x
That Barry M highlight is stunningggg! I need it! Great picks for this month. My skin hasn’t been co-operating recently too and I’ve just been breaking out constantly with all the uni stress, defo need that mud mask xx
Yeah I know exactly what you mean, uni stress is taking over! Let me know if you try then mask x
Oh the liquid gold looks incredible!!!
What some awesome favourites, I am loving the sound of the Lush hair treatment, once I’ve used my current one I might just have to switch over and I’ve been hearing so much about the Modern Renaissance palette it’s on my Christmas list for sure.
I used it yesterday night and my hair feels incredible right now – loving life! It smells so great. I hope you get it – it’s my favourite palette ever x
I love snow fairy from LUSH and need to try that hair treatment as it sounds fab
It’s my favourite scent! Yes do try it x
Some great items here, I always love Snow Fairy and the Homesense candles, I’ve been meaning to try the Barry M drops too x
Oooh let me know what you think x
What a great selection of items for the wintery month of December, the sweet as cherry pie hand cream caught our eyes,
It’s delicious! x
Love the sound of that Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix Lifting Mask! Think that’s what I need this winter.
They have lots of other products in this range too! x
Fabulous round up here, and so many products I love including the snow fairy and patisserie de bain ranges. I really want to try out the Fluff ease from Lush now too
Snow fairy is amazing and patisserie de bain products just smell amazing! Ooh yes you should try it! x
I use Lush a lot well too much opppss has a big addiction to it but now as bad now, I did think they have some good items and not many I have not tried.
They’ve got great stuff at the moment x
That hair mask from Lush does look very good
It’s honestly the best I’ve used x
Ha ha I want everything in this post! Some really great favourites here! I’m definitely going to have to try the Lush hair mask.
Hahah thanks! You definitely should girl xx
What a gorgeous selection of products. I love the look of the liquid highlighter. I also am a huge fan of lush products, they all smell amazing x
It’s so gorgeous isn’t it! I’ll definitely be including the other shades in a review! Lush are my fave x
I really want the ABH palette and the Barry M highlighter now x
I strongly recommend both x
I love a face mask at this time of year too. I need to find that hand cream, I bet it smells amazing!
I feel like it’s a must for my sad winter skin! It does smell amazing x
That Barry M looks amazing and what a bargain price!
It’s great isn’t it! x
Lush is great isn’t. I got some great stuff there for my skin that I’m not allergic too which is a wonder!
I absolutely love Lush! Oh I’m so glad to hear that! x
What a wonderful selection of products, some I have heard of others its great to discover them from blog posts like these as I can look out for them. I love the sound of the hand cream.
Aw I’m glad you enjoyed the post! The hand cream is lovely x
My skin gets so dry at this time of year and I haven’t found anything that works so far, so I will definitely be giving that a go.
Ooh me too, I hope it helps you out xx
That hair mask sounds amazing, I’m always looking for new hair products as I use so much heat on my hair and definitely don’t give it a break as often as I should. Snow Fairy smells too sweet for me, I always feel like such an outcast since everyone else seems to love it!
It’s literally incredible, honestly you should try it out the difference is defo noticeable! Yeah I get you, snow fairy can be so intense so I can see why some people don’t like it!
Oh that mask looks so amazing! I think i would that that lush and that lipgloss too. Urgh! I want them all. lol!
Hahah well you know where to find them now! x
I am all about those masks, they look amazing!
They really are!
Those candles look absolutely gorgeous – I love a good wintery candle.
Me too! Any excuse really x