Tuesday, January 1, 2013

December 2012 Favorites!

Happy New Year everyone! I'm so excited that 2012 is over and 2013 can finally begin! I'll be doing my December favorites today. I haven't been blogging for that long so I didn't really find it necessary to do a yearly favorites. Probably the end of this year I'll do that. Anyways, lets get on with what I've been loving this past month!

Everything I've been loving!

The first product I've been loving is the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, and I got the shade 001 Transparent. I just started using this about the last half of December and I can't believe I waited this long after buying it to try it! This is such an amazing powder. If I'm wearing tinted moisturizer or b.b. cream, this sets it so beautifully and keeps my face looking matte. I can do a full review of how I like it if anyone is interested. 

This next product I haven't really heard much about except from maybe 2 or 3 people and it's the Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Highlighter in Rose Illumination. The very first time I heard about it was from michelle1218 on Youtube. She was raving about how beautiful this was and how much she loved rose gold. Literally the next day when I went to work, I picked it up and she was right! It's such a beautiful rose gold color that gives the prettiest bit of sheen on your cheekbones. I've used it quite a bit this month with my skin getting a tad drier than normal to add some glow to my skin.

I've also been loving my Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover. I've had this for a long time but I ran out of my Origins makeup remover and I had this as a backup. It's definitely very gentle taking off eye makeup but once in a while I do get some stinging. I do have insanely sensitive eyes, especially if I've had my contacts in for a long time during the day. I also don't really agree with it being oil-free because once all my makeup is off, there is a bit of a film on my eyelids. I don't really care about that because I always take a shower and wash my face completely after taking off my eye makeup, but I don't think they should call it oil-free if it leaves a film. 

Next I've been loving the Laura Geller Lip Strip. This is just a basic lip scrub that smells and tastes minty. I've never tried any of the LUSH lip scrubs, but I'm going to assume they're basically the same product as this. I use this at night before I brush my teeth and I always put a hydrating lip balm on right after. I absolutely love how this makes my lips feel. They're super soft and this scrub takes any dead flaky skin away. This actually came in a Sephora lip kit a couple years ago, but I never really touched it until recently when my lips kept cracking and getting dry on me. 

I know I've had this bareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara in a favorites post before, but I am just that in love with it! I'll be one sad girl when this runs out or dries up on me. I did a full review of it here so I won't go rambling on about this. It's just amazing.

Next I've been loving an E.L.F. eyeshadow in the color Coffee Bean. The picture makes it look like there's alot of shimmer, but there really isn't once you put on your eyelid. This is just a really pretty color for all over your lids or blended into the crease. I'm typically a one shadow girl and this was mostly my go-to color along with the shadow next to it...

...And that's the bareMinerals Glimmer eyeshadow in the color Desire. Again, I did a full review of this here so I won't say too much. It's another pretty color for all over the lid.

These are swatches of the highlighter and E.L.F. eyeshadow. I tried taking so many pictures but this was the best one out of all of them so hopefully you can see the highlighter.

That's everything! Hopefully this year I can really try out products that I've had for a while so I can review them for you guys!

What were your favorites for the month? (Or year!)

8 comments:

  1. better late than never in finding out how awesome the rimmel stay matte powder is

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    1. Very true! It's an amazing product!

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  2. The e.l.f. eyeshadow is really pretty! I want to try the range because I loved their Studio Blushes. xx

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    1. Their blushes are really good too! I have two of their baked blushes as well and they're also amazing

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  3. Great favorites! I really want to try the Rimmel Stay Matte powder, looks like an amazing product! :))

    XO,
    http://rosychicc.blogspot.com/

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    1. Definitely try it! It's a great product and it's pretty cheap too

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  4. Hi I found you through the blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Following you back btw :)

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