January 5, 2014

Favorites: December 2013

Current Favorites as of December 2013

LIP PRODUCT: Jordana Twist & Shine Balm Stain in Honey Love
MASCARA: L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black
BLUSH: e.l.f. Studio Blush in Mellow Mauve
HIGHLIGHTER: Wet n Wild Fergie Shimmer Palette in Rose Champagne Glow
BRONZER: NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in "Sunny"
SKINCARE PRODUCT: Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub and Suave Smoothing Lotion with Cocoa Butter and Shea
PERFUME: Blackheart Beauty "Deadly"

A big giant thank you to +eleventh gorgeous for suggesting the Jordana Lip Balm in one of their recent videos! Oh my stars, this is an amazing product! I actually use it as my regular "chapstick" balm now! I have the Jordana lip balm in Honey Love and I am OBSESSED! 
  • Hydrating
  • Sheer but buildable color
  • Glossy, but not sticky
  • Retractable, no sharpening!
  • Under $4
In the photo the left swatch is one swipe, the right is the built up color. This shade is absolutely a "my lips but better" color and I'm excited to try the others! Try out their other colors and let me know how you like them! I find Jordana at my local Walgreens.

Got to give a big shout out to +Nicole Guerriero as well for this one! I've heard great things all over the net about this mascara and I finally got it! Best part, I got the last one - queue evil laugh! ;)
  • Extreme volume, well duh! ;)
  • Thickening
  • Thick, fluffy brush
  • Under $10

Only downfall I'd say is that my tube either is broken or it gets sloppy after a week of use because now when I pull the wand out it's COVERED in thick mascara! I don't know if the squeeze part is broken or what but now I get wayyy too much product on the stick and the brush. But, that doesn't impact the fact this formula is amazing!

I realize my swatch on my hand isn't very noticeable, but it's there! ;) The e.l.f. Studio Blush in "Mellow Mauve" has been my go to all month! It's a deeper pink perfect for the winter and isn't too bright. I've been going lately for neutral eyes, nude lips, and mauve cheeks and I love it! This blush is only $3 and adds just the perfect flush I was going for in December.

Oh holy night... Fergie, you've done it again! This Champagne Glow baked highlight is the only thing I reach for anymore! I have used it all month and am still using it daily! It adds the PERFECT light highlight to my cheeks to let the light reflect, so flattering. Pick this up! It is so worth it! It has just a light pinky tone and is shimmer city!

I am NOT a bronzer kind of gal but this NYC Sunny matte bronzer is perfect for warming up my pale complexion in these cold months. I can't contour, I'll admit that, but this is certainly helping me learn! It is not too harsh at all so if you are looking at the package in the store don't be scared. This works beautifully on light complexions.

This scrub is so gentle on my skin, I love it! I use it maybe twice a week and it leaves my face so clean! Only complaint: the smell. It's a little... "plastic-y" if you will. Other than that, the scrub itself is so gentle on my face I never have to worry about a breakout or damaged skin. Look, even "kind to skin" is on their label! Simple is a skincare RITUAL in my collection!

Some of you may have read my review on this lotion and will understand why it made the list! Surprisingly, Suave has stepped their game up and have really improved the quality of their products while keeping the extremely affordable price tag! This lotion is one of the ONLY lotions I have ever made such a dent in so quickly. I'm already nearly 1/4 done! (That's a lot for me as I swap around lotions all the time!) It runs about $2.50 at Walmart and the drugstores so pick one up!!! I haven't tried the other scents but I am sure they won't disappoint!

Lastly, we have my favorite perfume this month! I snagged this adorable guy at Hot Topic. It is the Blackheart Beauty "Deadly" perfume and smells like vanilla musk. Yes, I said musk. It's a deep smell with just the nicest hint of femininity! It's only $15! I was able to get mine for 50% off during on of their sales this month. So worth full price!

What were your December favorites? Let me know! Thanks for stopping by! xo

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