Happy monthly faves time!
I hope you had THE loveliest Christmas time, & a HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOUUUU!
December is definitely one of my favourite months and I just knew it’d be a corker for dishing out the December faves – because y’know, Christmas. I’ve included some of the lovely gifts I received, so it’s a little faves, a little ‘what I got for Christmas’. Lets go!
Make-Up Brush Cleaner – Amazon – £1.96 & Free P&P (!!)
This was definitely absolutely and unashamedly one of my bargain buys from China again (see my makeup brushes over on my Mini Beauty Haul!). I’d wanted to try a makeup brush cleaner because I was getting nowhere the was I was doing it – literally just swishing them around on the palm of my hand – I know I know – & anyway at £1.96 what was the harm!
What a steal. It works wonders, and the one thing I always struggled with is getting the deep rooted liquid foundation out of the bristles, and this definitely does the trick. I tend to use a jug of warm water, some baby shampoo (makes them smell gorrrrgey) & this. Wonders I tell you, WONDERS.
Ciaté Fierce Flicks Eyeliner – Birchbox – £15
I received this as part of a Birchbox order – FULL FRIKKING SIZE MAY I ADD, & in my first box too. Safe to say, it was a
good great day. I literally rinse liquid/felt eyeliner & I’m a big fan of the cat flick and an egyptian flick…flicks generally apparently (oo-er). Anyway, this is spot on. It’s great for a thick or a thin line, stays put and is super pigmented with a nice shine. Yayayayay.
The Victoria Letters by Helen Rappaport – Amazon – £7
I received this a Christmas present and OMG I’M IN LOVE WITH IT SO MUCH. I just love new books, and the smell; the smell of new books is everything. I literally just stick my nose in between the pages for a solid five minutes a time (actually not joking). Couple my weird book-smelling fetish with the facts that I loved the Victoria series starring Jenna Coleman (which the books accompanies) and my geekish love for history/Queen V/the Victorian period, and I’d bagged myself a winner. SO beautifully written, a sort of biography on the young Queen’s life and pictures from the series. Glorious!
Zoella Lets Spritz Body Mist – Superdrug – £8
Another gawwwjus Chrimbo gift, and one I was v happy to receive! I’ve loved this scent since it came out but strangely just never picked it up – I settled for sniffing my BFF smelling Summer sassy all year, and then voila, I got it for Christmas, yay! As I say, it is v much a Summer scent but it’s so beautiful I just wanna wear it all the time. & at £8 it proves you don’t have to whack out the big bucks to smell a million dollars.
Yankee Candle Advent Calendar
This was all kinds of yes! Such a lovely (& fragrant!) calendar – I had this last year too! You get 23 tealights and on the 24th day, a Christmas Eve votive, which is as festive as festive gets. I believe there were six different smells this year, including Snowflake Cookie, Bundle Up &…yeah. I forget the rest, but I am abundant with tealights now AND IT’S MAGNIFIQUE.
Matte Lip Liquid in ‘Mauritius Dahlia’ – The Body Shop – £6
So I basically saw a girl wearing this on Instagram, and she looked amazing! I’ve been after a dark lip AND a matte lipstick that work for me – two birds, one stone! This is gorgeous, quite buildable, not tooo dark and doesn’t dry out your lips, leaving quite a velvety look.
I’m in love.
‘The Magic of Christmas’ Reusable Bubble Bar – Lush
I actually got to pick this as one of my Christmas presents from my boyf (top banana that he is) and holy moly, IT SMELLS SO GOOD. & look how beautiful it is? I don’t want to use it, it’s so freaking perfect. Can it be Chrimbo everyday pls?
What did you get for Christmas? Comment below, just because I’m unashamedly nosey!
Til next time…