December Favourites

december favourites

Before delving into the 2014 favourites (which will be coming to you in a week long feature starting Monday!) it’s time to quickly round up the best of the bunch from December. Aside from Christmas parties, present hunting and festive sock wearing I managed to pick up a few new beauty finds alongside and old favourite that I rediscovered. From caring for my tresses to awakening my tired eyes it’s a rounded selection that saw out a beautytastic year.

Hourglass Ambient Blush Palette – Hourglass and my cheeks are quickly becoming a strong duo act akin to the great classics such as salt and vinegar or fish and chips lolz. Kidding aside from blushers to powders this brand just knows how to do finely milled cheek products that blend a dream to leave a gorgeous and effortless glow to your complexion. Three crafted shades bring light to your cheeks whilst being housed in a divine gold palette, there really is no denying this is blush perfection.

Ojon Rare Blend Moisture Rich Cleansing Conditioner* – In the past month two new hair treatments have entered my shower and transformed my tresses. First up is this from Ojon, I’ve tried a handful of products from this brand in the past but found them to be too heavy for my fine locks. This however is a lightweight conditioner that really clarifies my hair whilst leaving it super smooth.

Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Eraser Eye – I bypassed this drugstore gem thanks to less than appealing packaging, finally though I put my judgemental mind to the side and took the plunge. When you are going for that highlighted look or need some serious help to mask a lack of sleep this does the trick. Slightly thicker in formula this blends in to give a flawless and awaken look.

Garnier Miracle Skin Cream* – An old beauty love this has been rediscovered in December and although the Winter weather would suggest my base of choice would be a slightly heavier coverage foundation, I’ve been sticking to the moisturising and light bases to let my skin breathe. It’s made the world of difference and this gives a light hint of coverage whilst leaving your skin looking radiant.

KeraStraight Protein Mask*  The second haircare saviour this fortifying and repairing mask treats and cares for stressed and damaged locks. Dry and wiry ends have been replaced with sleek and smooth strands that restrain their normal midday frizz. Improved elasticity, reduced breakages and healthy condition – all my other masks have been banished for the protein!

*pr sample

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  • Ebony J

    I love the maybelline concealer (: such a great product!

  • I absolutely adore the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush palette as well. It’s such a beautiful product and worth every penny! xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  • well I’ve been put off by the ugly packaging as well, shall I give it a try? ;)

  • Love the sound of the Ojon treatments, I need to rediscover this brand!

    Josie XOXO

    Fashion Mumblr

  • As I hoped, I did the Hourglass Blush palette for Christmas and I agree, it’s an absolute perfection! I did use the Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Eraser in the past but then the packaging broke and it wouldn’t twist anymore so I ditched it but it was a good product. I might have to repurchase a new tube.

    • Eeek so excited for you! It’s a beaut isn’t it :) I do wish they would repackage the concealer but it still does the trick!xx

  • Ella

    I’ve been wanting to try that Maybelline concealer literally for YEARS. Thanks for prompting me!
    http://www.youtube.com/sparklesandsuch26

  • Joanna Barlow

    Totally agree with you on the Hourglass palette, I only had it for a few weeks and I had to put it in as my favourite blush for the year – so perfect! I’ve always bypassed that concealer as well, might just have to try it out.

    jobrlw.blogspot.com

  • Ah that Hourglass palette is so gorgeous. I love it but I’m just not a blush girl!

    Sophie x

    • This may just be able to sway you! The colours look so gorgeous when blended out on the cheeks :) xx

  • Lindsey

    Seriously, how beautiful is that blush palette! If I owned that I need never buy another blush in my life.

    Lindsey. x
    http://www.elegant-chaos.blogspot.com

  • I do love Garnier, they are so underrated!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  • rita

    I love the Garnier Miracle Skin Cream! I usually use it as a base underneath the foundation but for those days when you don’t feel like stuffing your face with makeup it’s perfect to use on its own xx

  • I love the hourglass palette, it was a recent purchase for me and I don’t regret buying it! I haven’t tried the Garnier miracle skin cream yet, but I use the 5 second blur everyday as a primer and love it!

    mallory
    http://www.makeuptalkwithmallory.com