I hope all is good. Normally I'd produce a favourites post promptly for the first, but of course this month had to be an exception due to my reflection of 2014 post instead on the 1st. However, of course I can't let a month slide without a favourites post! So without further ado, here are my pre and post-Christmas favourites...
Firstly, I have absolutely been LOVING my Soap & Glory 'Zinging In The Shower' gift-set that I received as a Christmas present! As well as a body polisher, the set came with the absolutely lush items above: the sugar crush body buttercream, body wash and body scrub. They're so zesty as they smell of lime! I tried them out in the bath for the first time yesterday and was so impressed, particularly with the body scrub, but I genuinely love the gritty feel of body scrubs made like this! The packaging is also superb, they look so pretty taking over the bathroom! I'm obsessed with Soap & Glory products right now.
The trio of lipsticks now that have taken a bit of a dip in my wages! The first one I purchased was the Kate Moss Rimmel Shade 01 lipstick at the price of £5.49. It was a bit brighter than expected and less of a rich red than it looked, but the quality is fantastic, another success with Rimmel lipsticks after my Glam Plum Fulham one! The next lipstick I'd been eyeing up for AGES was the MAC lipstick in Film Noir at a price of £15.50 from Debenhams. It was a bit of a shock when wearing it to discover just how dark it is! It was a little darker than anticipated so not all that suitable as a daytime shade, but would look fabulous at night-time. The quality of MAC lipsticks are undeniable, too! Finally, what turned out to be my favourite of the three was the No.7 Moisture Drench lipstick in Sugar Plum for £9.95 from Boots. On the surface it looks like quite a light pink/purple colour, but when applied it is one of my dream shades! It comes out a bit darker but not TOO dark, so what a result!
Here are a couple more beauty-related things that I've been using a fair amount this month! On the left there is a Benefit make-up bag that was a Christmas present and it is now my go-to make-up bag! I am a huge lover of Benefit products and I adore the cute monochrome flower pattern, with pink insides. Also, after the Christmas period ended, I decided to switch up my formerly red glittery nails to more emerald ones. The nail polish was of course Bourjois shock resistant nail enamel (#37) that I picked up for 50p at a carboot sale back in summer! It looks metallic and comes in a fab bottle, what more could you want!
Here are a couple more Christmas presents that have pretty much been worn every day since! These white converse with the red line are my third pair, after already owning black and red ones, and as a self-confessed Converse lover that was an excellent present! They have provided much comfort at work also. Next to that is a beautiful silver 'Jade' necklace that my parents bought me for Christmas, it's absolutely stunning and quite a short chain which makes a welcome change to all my long necklaces.
These are SO cool! I absolutely adore The Beatles of course, and after seeing these in Most Marvellous (a local retro shop in my town) they were definitely something I wanted to purchase when I had a bit more money. This was remembered as I presume they were from there, and I now have cute mini mugs of John, Paul, George and Ringo! Because I hate tea (oops, how un-British of me), they're being used as storage to hold smaller items such as cosmetics, pens and jewellery!
These are the more musical items I've been loving this month! Firstly I purchased the black shirt with the Oasis logo for around £5.45 on eBay! It may have been a mens shirt... Oh well, who cares when you love the band on the top! Another item to add to my hideously monochrome wardrobe as it is, gotta love it! Speaking of Oasis, I received their debut album 'Definitely Maybe' on vinyl for Christmas and it's such a top record, featuring my favourite ever song by them, 'Live Forever'. Also as a Christmas present, I received also debut album 'Aquarius' by Tinashe, and her voice is HEAVENLY, probably my favourite R&B girl right now. Lastly I love geeky music trivia and the NOW! series, so I purchased the Now That's What I Call Music book for £5.00 in Sainsbury's which is brilliant value for a hardback! The detail is a bit minimal but still full of so much nostalgia and trivia!
I hope you guys enjoyed my belated December favourites! What were your own for this month? Feel free to link them :)
Thanks for reading,