Monday, 18 January 2016

December Favourites

As you can see, in December I had lots of favourites. There were more than this but I decided to put them in to January's favourites as they were Christmas presents so have been used more in January than December. So, let's get started!

Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser, GinZing Energy-Boosting moisturizer and Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask

These little beauties were part of an Origins gift set that I picked up. In early December I was out shopping for Christmas presents and I came across a bargain in Boots. They had an Origins gift set that included 3 travel size products and a full size product for £25. As I hadn't tried any Origins products before I was really excited about this set and I am so glad I gave it a go. This cleanser has a really fruity scent which is great to wake you up in the morning and it leaves your skin feeling so fresh. I found myself wanting to use this every time I got in the shower so definitely had to go in the favourites. The moisturiser again smells so fruity and is so light on the skin that it soaks in super quick. I also love the overnight mask as it really leaves your skin feeling soft and supple in the morning.

The White Company Fragrance - Blanc

Now this is a bit of a cheating favourites as it wasn't just a December favourite, it was a 2015 favourite! I first found this scent in 2014 and fell in love with it. After many hints my boyfriend bought me this as a present and I have used it religiously ever since. The combination of geranium, juniper and patchouli are perfect and whenever I wear it I instantly feel happy. It is one of those perfumes that transports you back to some great memories when you wear it. When it runs out, I will be distraught....that is until I buy it again.

Benefit Roller Lash

Again, this is probably a cheat as I loved this through 2015 and not just December but I did find myself reaching for this more last month. I love this mascara as it really defines my lashes and curls them without any clumping. This is definitely my favourite mascara and I am going to have to buy a new one soon as mine is starting to dry out!

Urban Decay Naked Palette

I've had this palette for a little while but I always find I go back to it time and time again. My favourite colours at the moment are Sin and Sidecar but I can honestly say that I use all of them. This is such a versatile palette with plenty of colours to create many different looks. It is well worth the money spent and if I could only ever use one palette again, it would be this.

Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Bare Study & Urbay Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

So I grouped these 2 together as I tend to use both of them to set my eyeshadows and I love the combination. The Urbay Decay primer potion is brilliant on it's own and ensures my eyeshadow does not budge all day. The Mac paint pot does a similar thing and Bare Study is such a beautiful colour, however, used alone it does crease. Therefore, I use both products together to give a lovely base that stays put all day.

Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation & Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Again, I have grouped 2 of my favourites together as they are like 2 peas in a pod. The foundation is good applied with a brush but applied with this sponge it's amazing. With the sponge you can get a medium to full coverage without it looking cakey at all. The sponge also makes applying foundation so quick and easy, you don't have to sit there blending for ages. It's not often that I use the world miracle but I do agree that this is a "Miracle Complexion Sponge".

Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette & Real Techniques Bold Metals brushes

This sleek palette was in my basket the minute it came out and I absolutely do not regret it. The pink and bronze highlighting powders are super pigmented and the creme highlighter is brilliant for brows. I have so many highlighters now that it should make it difficult to pick but I always seem to find myself choosing this palette. The colours are gorgeous.

The Real Techniques brushes have always been a favourite but when the bold metals collection came out, I wasn't sure whether I could bring myself to pay that extra money. In December, Boots were doing an offer where you got a big angled powder brush, a cheek brush and eyeshadow brush for £25 so I could not resist. I absolutely love these brushes, they are super soft and they are so pretty sitting on my dressing table. (I have just checked and they are still on offer!!)

If you fancy trying any of the products yourself, the links are in all the headers.

Lots of love, MiMi x

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