Sunday, 8 December 2013

Beauty Favourites & Winter Catch-Up // December

Mood: Festive
Listening to: Michael Buble-It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Hey beautiful bloggers!

It's been forever since I've posted last, but honestly I've been so busy/enjoying everything festive I've not had the time or inspiration to do anything. I hope you've all have a great few weeks!
So while I've been away, I have actually completed my Christmas shopping! For anyone who actually knows me, this is a huge deal because I'm always last minute! (I've even wrapped most of them!)

Favourite candles lit

My Christmas tree in my room

Getting back to all things beauty, I haven't done a monthly favourites in so long, so I'm just going to show you my favourite winter items and things I've recently purchased. This is going to be quite a long post so please bear with me!

Top Winter Items/Purchases

1. Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

I finally bought this and then found out about the Naked 3 palette...Typical. Ah well, I love this little beauty so much. I practically use it everyday. It has a lot of taupe and neutral colours to suit all. My two favourites colours are Bootycall and Busted. Although I love the look of the rose coloured Naked 3 palette, I am still very happy with this one.

2. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Jilted

It was love at first sight with this lipstick. I went to Debenhams with the intention of buying the Naked 2 Palette and nothing else, and then I saw this lipstick and had to buy it. The lovely lady at the Urban Decay counter tested it on me first and said it looked great on me. The colour jilted is a rich fuchsia colour with blue undertones. It has a creamy texture and the colour pigmentation is spectacular! I really recommend these lipsticks.

3+4. Kate Spade for nails inc. in Big Apple Red and BarryM Limited Edition Glitter Nail Paint in Silver Lights

I picked up Glamour Magazine(UK) and I was overjoyed to see a free nail polish I have been eyeing up for ages! I wanted Big Apple Red by Kate Spade for nails inc. for ages but never got round to buying it, and it's such a pretty red perfect for Christmas! The BarryM nail glitter was also a sparkling surprise purchase, I went into Boots and when I saw it, I thought it would look great for my work's Christmas Party next week. I love both of these nail polishes and both are perfect for the festive season.

5. Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask from Lush

My skin is always at it's worst during winter and I've also been suffering from monthly breakouts, and they've been worse than usual lately. I've been drinking plenty of water and sticking to my skin routine every morning and night but I thought I would add a mask in there to see how my skin would benefit from it. I had great advice and recommendations from the lady who worked in Lush, and in the end I settled on this mask. It contains lime and ginger plus many other beneficial things your skin needs. I've only used this twice but it's left my skin feeling hydrated and soft.

6+7.  La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo & Liz Earle Skin Moisuriser

I haven't long bought the Effaclar Duo but so far I'm loving it and I can see a difference in skin already. I use it twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. It's an anti-imperfection moisturiser that helps unclog pores and helps smooth out your skin. The smell of it is amazing and it doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy at all. I know I've raved about the Liz Earle Moisturiser time after time, but I've just re-purchased it again and I really love how it quenches my thirsty skin. If you haven't tried any of these products I really can't recommend enough.

8. Bourjois Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix Foundation

I bought this foundation on offer when I ran out of my Benefit one. I love radiance enhancing foundations and this one is one of my favourites so far. The smell is so fruity and it actually smells good for your skin. It's a medium coverage but you can use as much or as little as you need and it still gives and even complextion. The colour I had was Vanilla and it's the second lightest one. The only problem I had was it only came in 8 different shades and I think people could have trouble colour matching with their skin. Apart from that I love it!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and hopefully I will be posting a lot more throughout December! Hope you have a great day/night!

Love from Bethan


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