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December Favourites featuring Armani, MAC, Xen Tan & more!




It's favourites time again and the last one of the year! This month has been pretty much all about make-up!

For base, I have been wearing Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation. This is my fool-proof/guaranteed to look good foundation. It just covers all imperfections & has incredible staying power! For blush, I have been loving my updated MAC blush palette.

Battle of the primers featuring Lancome, Pixi, Elemis, Clarins & more!




I can't remember the last time that I didn't use a primer before applying my foundation - it is just an integral part of my foundation routine & really extends the staying power of my base. However, I also like how a primer can blur pores & fine lines, brighten the complexion and act like polyfilla for the face! I have a number of primers, some I use more than others depending on what my skin needs & I thought I would share my thoughts on them with you today. FYI, I have dry skin that is prone to dehydration.

My favourite make-up picks from 2014 featuring Nars, Lorac, YSL, Kevyn Aucoin & more!




It's make-up favourites day! I just love how make-up can brighten up the darkest day & make you look bright & awake, even when you're not actually feeling that way! It was difficult to narrow my favourites down to what I have here today, but I absolutely adore everything mentioned here.

My favourite skin care products of 2014 featuring Elemis, GLAMGLOW, Origins, Clinique & more!




Ah, skincare! My one true love! I bought my first cleanser, toner & moisturiser on my 13th birthday & the obsession has not abated since then! When I was even younger, I loved sitting at my mother's dressing & sneakily applying my mother's skincare products! Today, I am sharing my favourite skincare products from 2014. Some are new & some I had used previously.

My favourite body care products from 2014 featuring Bio-Oil, L'Occitane, Xen Tan, Palmer's & more!


Today, I am sharing my body care favourites with you. I tend to use a real mix of budget & mid-priced products on my body & only occasionally use high end body products because I generally fly through body products!




First up is Bio-oil. I love this product as an all round, hard working moisturiser. I tend to use it on my hips and thighs, but also use it on my face occasionally. It is a great budget product. For foot cream, my favourite for the year is Palmer's Foot Magic. This an intensely moisturising foot cream and it is so purse friendly, that I am unsure I will ever try any other foot creams now!

My favourite haircare products of 2014 featuring Kerastase, TIGI & Macadamia Natural Oil






Today's favourites post is all things haircare. First off, I have dry, coloured & damaged hair so the products that I mention are all tailored to that specific hair type. I have a few products that are just non-negotiable for me now!

Favourite beauty discoveries of 2014 featuring GLAMGLOW, Darphin, Clinique, YSL, Hourglass & more!





I'm going to break down my favourites of 2014 into separate categories: Hair, Body Care, Skin Care, Make-up & New discoveries. Beauty products are my obsession & I love trying new products. Some I love, some not so much. Today, I am going to share some of my favourite discoveries from 2014 with you.

Empties & speedy reviews #6 featuring Emma Hardie, GLAMGLOW, Dermalogica, First Aid Beauty & more!




It's empties time again! I am so impressed with how I've used up so many products this year & my shelves are happy too! I have mainly skincare products this time around, with one perfume.

I'll start with perfume, because their is only one & it is my favourite: Cerruti 1881. I fly through bottles of this because it is the one I wear most often. I have already re-purchased it & it will be forever re-purchased!

Nars Cruella - the perfect red lip?





I have never owned a red lipstick before because I have never found one that I thought suited me, however I felt that Christmas was the right time to try to find the right red. I am a big Nars fan & I really love the formulation of the Velvet Matte Lip Pencils (I already own Damned), so I thought I would try a red from that line. I think when you are new to a colour range that you are unsure of, matte is the way to go because gloss can be very full-on. There were a few to choose from, so after doing some research, I decided on Cruella.

Nars Narsissist palette - one for the wishlist!





I'm a huge Nars fan & have yet to try one of their products & not fall in love! I bought this Narsissist palette a few weeks ago after it being on my wishlist since late last year, when it was first released. I was so excited to finally get my hands on it & I have been really enjoying using it!

Lookfantastic December Beauty Box





For the past few months I have bought and loved the Lookfantastic Beauty Box, so it was a no-brainer that I would order December's and I was excited about receiving it because I assumed it would be even more special than the others because of Christmas. I have to say that I am a little disappointed with this month's offering.

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Gift Set - a real treat!





I'm running a giveaway here on my blog where one of you will win a Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Gift Set and I decided recently to buy one for myself too because I am a blush fiend and having seen so many pictures of it on other blogs, I just knew I would love it! I didn't open the one I have bought for a prize so I was dying to get my hands on this one & try it out for myself!

My Mac blush palette updated!





A few months ago, I posted about my MAC blush palette, which was looking pretty sad! I must admit that I kind of neglected it until this week when I purchased 3 new blushes to update it & I thought I'd share it with you today! 

Mini Duty Free Haul featuring MAC & Clarins




My parents were away recently so I took advantage of The Loop's shop & collect service and ordered a few items that I had wanted for a while & my mother collected them for me!

I needed a new hand cream, so I ordered one of my favourites from Clarins as it was at the bargain price of €11.

REVIEW: Kerastase Gloss Appeal






I'm always on the hunt for products that will help to add shine to my hair. My hair is quite damaged from years of colouring & using heated tools so anything that promises to add shine is right up my street! I bought Kerastase Gloss Appeal a little while ago but didn't use it until recently because I had some other products that I wanted to use up first. I'm a big fan of Kerastase products in general so was excited to try this.

My Christmas Jumper Picks!


I absolutely love Christmas & a Christmas jumper is a must have in my book! There are so many pretty jumpers in the shops at the minute so I thought I would share my top picks with you today!



First up is this fabulous Christmas Bell jumper from Top Shop. I love the sequinned bell on the front & the gold looks great against the navy blue background. It is a cotton mix & looks very cosy. It is not the cheapest at £42, but it's just SO pretty!
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