December Favorites 2013


I decided to not do a “Best of 2013” post because I knew I would have a hard time keeping the post short. Also, I haven’t really been keeping track of my favorites until recently, so maybe next year I’ll do a “Best of 2014”? Who knows. That’s a long time away.

This month, I feel like I was really loving the same look over and over again. I am trying to really use my products, so I like to use the same shadow for 2 or 3 weeks at a time. That way I can really get to know it.

This month features some new discoveries and some old loves. Let’s get started!


Make Up:

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

While it may be a tinge too dark for my skin, this foundation makes skin look amazing. With it being a bit dark, and having a bit of a shimmer, it really gives my skin a summer time glow. The coverage is about medium, which is a problem when my skin is acting up, but most days it’s fine. In the dull months of winter, this will help keep me looking bright!

NARS Laguna and Orgasm Duo

An oldie but a goodie. I love having this little compact, it makes bronzing and blushing just a breeze. Laguna is the perfect shade to just bronze my skin without look too heavy or muddy. Orgasm gives skin the perfect flush of pink, with a hint of shimmer. This duo is great for traveling, which I did allllll month.

Covergirl Lipstick in Hot Passion

In time for the holidays I took out my trusty red lipstick. While Covergirl Lipsticks really aren’t the best quality, I’ve made this work for me. It is very drying, but very long lasting, perfect for a holiday party. Rumor is this is Taylor Swift favorite color. If that’s something that interests you.

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink

My favorite eye combo for the month was this with Stila Kitten on top. This color tattoo works really well on its own though, depending on your skin type. I love how the pink looks on my skin, but I think someone with a pale complexion would look strange. They last all day, and blend really well.

Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten

With this on top of the color tattoo, it’s like I have a shiny rose gold eyeshadow on. I’ve been obsessed with this combo all month. I also really like Kitten for easy make up days. Since it is very shimmery it really wakes up the eye area.

NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel 

I a few months ago I picked up a pack of 3 NYX lip butters, and am finally getting around to using them. I randomly through Apple Strudel in my bag, and found myself gravitating toward it. While sticky, they aren’t uncomfortable, and the color lasts a surprisingly long time. This color is so cute, and I love with with Nars Orgasm.

Face and Body:

Organix Coconut Milk Hibiscus Body Wash

Hydrating body washes are a must for me, especially in the winter. I love the smell of fresh coconut, and this Organix bodt wash is perfect. Just a little bit goes a long way. Usually in the winter I find myself need really heavy duty moisturizers, but this is hydrating enough on its own. Which saves me time!

REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask

I’ve used this..4 times now? I think if I use it too much it can’t really work to its best because there isn’t any work for it too do. I love masks that are easy to wash off, and this one definitely is. I think I’m going to only use it once a month, or just when my skin is feeling extra congested. I have found my acne scaring has faded while using this as well.

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