Thursday, January 9, 2014

December Favorites

Hey guys!  

I hope everyone had a great holiday season!  I know I'm a little behind with this post, but I took the week of Christmas and New Years to spend some time with my fiancee and my family, but I'm back now and I'm going to share some of the things I have been reaching for in December.

The number one thing on my list has to be Urban Decay's Naked 2 palette.

If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time you know I got this palette last year for Christmas and I did a full review that can be found here.  As you can see in the picture above the shade I use the most is called Tease, and this Christmas I got the single shadow of that shade.  Of course to keep all of the shadow where it's supposed to be I have used Urban Decay's Primer Potion in Original, and love it.  

The next palette I have been reaching for over the holidays has been Studio Gear's Holiday Palette which you can read my review of here.

This palette is really great for when I don't want to use brown shades, and I love that the blush is included.  

As for separate blushes I have been reaching for, I have been using NYX blush in the shade Peach.  I love this for traveling because it's small and it's very pigmented.  

A long time favorite of mine for concealer has to be Garnier's Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle eye roller.  This is so easy to use under the eyes, and trust me I have used this for years.  Also I have included the NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in this post because it really works to cover up acne marks I have, but I have to be careful with it because it will hold on to the uneven places on my skin. 

The bronzer I have been using is Rimmel's Natural Bronzer in the shade 021 Sun Light.  This bronzer comes of more natural look for me.  Since I'm so pale it's hard for me to find a good bronzer that won't make me look crazy.  One I have heard of is Too Faced's Milk Chocolate Solei Bronzer which is supposed to be light much like the Rimmel I have already.  Also Too Faced's Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer is supposed to be good. 

As for eyeliner I forgot to include it in the picture, but I have been using Sephora's Long Lasting Kohl Pencil in intense black.  And for mascara I have been using L'Oreal's Voluminous Million Lashes in I'm assuming blackest black or something along those lines.  I have a huge problem with the smell of this mascara.  It just smells like ink to me and it's really strong, but I like the results of the product. 

Last but not least the lips!  I have included the ones I have been using most often this month, I had to dig into my purse to get them back out because I drop them in there so I can reapply during the day.  First up is Sugar lip balm in rose.  I only have this in a tester size from Sephora and I am just about out.  Next is Clinique's Chubby Stick color balm in 15 Pudgy Peony.  Next is Rimmel's Show Off Lip Lacquer in 401 Aurora.  Milani HD Advanced Lip Color in the shade 109 Modern Mauve.  Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Merlot, L'Oreal Color Riche lipstick in 590 Blushing Berry, and NYX Matte lipstick in Tea Rose. 

Thanks for reading!  Comment below and let me know if you would like for me to start doing video posts! 

Some products included in this post were sent to me to review through BrandBacker and Influenster.  These thoughts in the post are all my own.

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