December 2014 Favourites

Ohhh Hello Stranger, I know how awful I have been at neglecting this blog. I just took a week off without notice to relax and enjoy the season with my loved ones. I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas. I spent mine in Scotland with my boyfriend and it was amazing! The weather was atrociously cold as expected but I still had a beautiful time.  In the spirit of the season, just before the New Year finds us, I present my December Favourites. It's a mixed box of beauty, fashion and lifestyle favourites..

Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencils
I have already reviewed the nudey shades of these pencils here and I loved them so much that I had to go out and try my hands on the bolder colours and I am so glad I did. I  feel the bolder colours are easier to apply on the lips and they feel much more velvety than the nude ones which I purchased previously. I went all out and got colours I would not wear on a good day and the shades I got include: Keep it Classy (A Deep Berry), Fab Orange (a Bright coral orange) and Red Essentials (an almost True Red) . I absolutely love all of them and I have been wearing them especially with Christmas and A/W on the cards. My favourite would have to be Keep It Classy as I can still wear it to work and not worry about being too bright. I save the red for weekends or outings and I have not really worn much of the orange one because I think it would look best during Spring.

Kuddy Cosmetics HD Powder*
I was kindly gifted with this HD powder back in May when I visited Nigeria and I would be posting a full review sometime next year (in January, lol). I really love how it makes my overall makeup appear flawless and it looks amazing on photos; it’s not called HD for nothing. I don’t think I have skipped wearing this especially ever since I purchased the Make Up Forever HD Foundation and they both work amazingly well together.

MaxFactor Excess Shimmer in Bronze
After reading the lovely Jasmine's review of the Max Factor Excess Shimmer eyeshadows, my interest was naturally piqued and I knew it had to be mine. It's a somewhat dark bronzey colour in fact I would almost say it's more of a coppery shade.  I love how beautiful it applies and it has an almost "wet" feel when you apply it but nothing terrible. Once it sets (which takes a few seconds), it stays put for a really long time. I have worn it alone and under some eyeshadows and it always looks amazing. It's a little pricey for £7.99 but they are always offers on in Boots. 

Body Shop White Musk Smoky Rose Perfume
When Body Shop did a 40% off sales, I knew it would be insane to let it slide and trust me, I did not close my eyes to it. You know I am hopeless in describing scents but it smells exactly as the name states; white musk and rose and it's right up my alley. I got this in the EDP and I find that it lasts for a longer time compared to the EDT which I also have in the handbag size. Can you believe I only paid £11 for both of them? It’s incredibly barganicious (yes, that's not even English I know).

H&M Chelsea Boots
Well, there are not quite Chelsea Boots but they were also in the sale for only £15 and I had to get them. All the stock including my size was sold out and I had to get a size above my normal size which was not too much of a problem because I think my actual size (UK Size 5) would have been a little tight with socks. Honestly, there are one of the most comfy boots I have ever tried and they go with all my outfits especially this season. I am not sure they would serve well if it snows but they are perfect for this season and transitioning to Spring.

Beanies Coffee in Amaretto Almond
I heard about Beanies coffee a little while ago but I never bothered to pick it up until I went into Sainsbury’s and spotted them. They were only £2.50 and yes, they are quite small but they are suitable if you are not a serial coffee drinker. I drink coffee occasionally and when I have it, I like it sweet which I know many coffee drinkers may loathe. It tastes and smells amazing and you really don’t need to add sugar or milk to enhance the taste because it's perfect the way it is. The almond comes through really strong but not too sweet and I absolutely love it. If you are looking for new ways to try your coffee, I recommend this. That’s it folks and I hope you enjoyed this little round up of all my December Favourites. Make sure to check back for my 2014 Favourites and I think it may be a long one so don’t say you have not been warned...See you in my next post...and a Happy New Year's Eve....x
*PR Samples


  1. Aww I'm glad I inspired a good purchase ;) I definitely agree the Maybelline Pencils in the brighter colours are much creamier and nice in general! Definitely want to try that flavour of the Beanies Coffee too as I love their Cinder Toffee one xx

    Magpie Jasmine || GIVEAWAY!: Urban Decay/Nars/Charlotte Tilbury/Too Faced

    1. You absolutely did and you have inspired many more which I am sure you would see soon on this blog..I would never have purchased the Max Factor Excess Shimmers at all because MaxFactor is not the typical brand I would look out for in Boots/Superdrug but I am impressed....x

  2. I've never seen those Maybelline pencils before! Awesome find! Especially the Fab Orange shade, I'm drooling over here<3

    -Elizadeath Taylor

    1. Awwww you should haunt these Maybelline pencils down as they are amazing especially the brighter colours which apply much better than the nude/lighter colours....they are definitely drool worthy!!!...x

  3. I really want to try out that coffee, I love flavoured coffees.


    1. Flavoured Coffees are the best and Beanies make a wide range to choose from with flavours that you would actually want to try....xx


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