Wednesday, 26 December 2012

December favourites

Hi everyone!

I hope you enjoyed your Christmas dinner last night. I think I enjoyed mine too much. I also had some Disaronno and Glayva and I am feeling it today. I don't really drink alcohol all year, except a bottle of Strawberry & Lime cider on Friday night, so I was feeling tipsy after a couple of drinks :) I fell asleep at 9 o'clock with my baby boy and we slept till 9 o'clock in the morning. It wasn't planned, I was exhausted and couldn't move after a massive meal and two desserts. Oooops :)

I haven't done a favourites post in ages, but I would like to make it a regular thing, as well as empties.
We will see how it goes :) This post will be my December favourites/ festive makeup picks.

I will start with my favourite fragrance this month. I am loving Liz Earle Botanical Essence Eau De Parfume no15. It is such a beautiful fragrance. It isn't a typical feminine perfume, but I adore it! It is oriental, woody and musky and lingers on my skin for hours and I can smell it in my hair all day. It is very unique and it became one of my favourite EDP's ever!

On my nails I have been wearing nudes and reds with OPI 18K Gold Leaf Top Coat.
My favourite red this season is Essie Pouf Daddy and the nude one is called Brooch The Subject.

My favourite December lipstick is definitely Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in shade 55 Romance.
It is absolutely beautiful and I can't get enough of it! If I decide to buy another luxury lipstick I will be going for a pink shade. I have been wearing it quite a lot, unlike the YSL Rouge Volupte in Sensual Silk. Don't get me wrong, I love the nude YSL lippe, I just don't wear it enough. I should have picked a pink or a peachy shade instead.

I am still obsessed with Clarins Odyssey face palette and Odyssey Eye Quartet. The powder is lovely, very light and long lasting and I reach for it every day. The eyeshadow palette is stunning! The gold shade is very sparkly and perfect for festive makeup looks. I have been using it a lot and it is gorgeous.

I am also loving my Look Beauty Blusher in shade Pinch. It is such a wearable shade. 
It looks very natural and adds a perfect amount of colour to my face.

I am also loving my Real Techniques brushes. They are simply amazing! The powder brush picks up a a perfect amount of product and feels very soft. The Blush brush is the best blush brush I have ever used - I love everything about it. If you are looking for good makeup brushes, you should definitely look into getting a couple from Real Techniques.

The newest addition to my makeup collection is the Jemma Kidd Concealer duo. I will review it separately, because it deserves a proper review. It is very creamy and gives amazing coverage! Perfect!

My all time favourite makeup product- Bourjous Liner Pinceau in black  also deserves a mention.
I repurchased it many times and I can't live without it. It is simply amazing!
The best eyeliner on the planet!!! 

I linked all the products I reviewed previously, so if you want to find out more, just click on the name of the product :)

I am wearing all the products included in this post + Liz Earle Foundation and Bourjois Queen Attitude Mascara.


  1. I adore the Clarins eye palette the colours are just divine! Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!


  2. Beautiful favourites :) Your photos always look amazing! xx

  3. Wow i love all your products you have. happy christmas x

    chloe x

  4. Great favourites ^^ They all have this festive feel. Especially Clarins palette... Happy New Year)))

  5. Your favorites all look great!! I'm glad to hear you had a food and family filled Christmas :)


  6. Gorgeous set of favourites and photos Sandra. You've got skills girl ;) I'm loving all my Real Tecnhniques brushes too.

  7. You look beautiful! And great favorites, I've really been wanting the OPI Gold topcoat!

  8. Great favourites, i am STILL lusting after that Clarins palette!

    Sophierosehearts x

  9. The Chanel lipstick looks gorgeous and I love the Look blushes, they are so pigmented. x

  10. oh wow drooling over this post =)

  11. Eeeeek those Clarins palettes neeeeeeeeed to be on my dresser... now! Lovely picture!

    Gem xx

  12. Your picks are so so luxurious, I adore them x :)

  13. great eye makeup! I want this Clarins palette!:)

  14. Ooh, really gorgeous products! >w<

  15. These look like some gorgeous products!
    I always adore the photography on this blog :)


  16. The clarins paletteis gorgeous!!

  17. You look gorgeous! Clarins eyeshadow pallete looks so pretty on your eyes. :)

    PrettyGloss - makeup, beauty & a lil gibberish

  18. Love the Clarins palette!!

  19. I am loving Real Techniques brushes as well, I have the face one and absolutely love it!

    Gillian x


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