Hey all! I recently did a Best of 2015 post in lieu of my December Favourites but I felt like something was missing. I had a few different things I really loved during the month that I wanted to give some extra lovin’ but didn’t make the 2015 list. So, here I am with my December faves (and unfave).
Bite Beauty has been on my radar all month long. I was obsessed with the Best Bite Rewind set, I received the Bite Discovery set for Christmas which is beyond exciting, and that’s on top of what I already had from the brand. There is no surprise that I have a fave – but I also have an unfavourite. This has happened to myself and others before from what I have heard but the Bite Beauty lipsticks are prone to breaking or melting. I am not totally sure what happened here as this lipstick duo was simply sitting in my purse when I went for dinner, but the tube fell out and the lipstick squished or melted? I went to reapply it (This is the shade Violet) and noticed this had happened but the second side is totally unscathed. Yet another packaging malfunction I guess.
From the Best Bite Rewind set (swatches here), I am loving the Bite Beauty Matte lip crayon in Torte. This is a beautiful brown pink nude shade. The formulas for these are creamy and comfortable but as I mentioned in my review, not matte as they claim. That doesn’t bother me at all and I have been obsessed with this crayon all month. When I need something with some staying power, I have been reaching for the Hourglass liquid lipstick in Icon. Between Christmas, New Years and everything else, I have been so into the red lips but need something to last through visiting, meals, drinks and kisses. This totally does that and more while it stains the lips.
I mentioned the Benefit Hello Flawless foundation a lot these past few months but here it is again. I have been wearing this without setting it with any powder (which I can do now that I am less oily) and found it even more incredible. I love this stuff. It is just so worth the $50.
I have been using the Marc Jacobs Twinklepop in Honey Bunny almost too much this holiday season. It is a cream shadow stick that gives your lid this amazing shimmer so of course, for the holidays, I wore this all the time.
A mascara favourite that I may have mentioned a few times as well, we have the Marcelle xtention plus curl mascara**. This is possibly my favourite mascara ever. I have been reaching for it over my Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara and it is less than half the price. I will be reviewing this soon to give you an idea on how it compares and wears with other mascaras. I think you might love it too!
As usual, I am all over masks this month but for a change, I am really into hydrating masks. I have two from Peter Tomas Roth that I have been wearing once or twice a week and can pretty much promise will be empty before February. I first started using the PTR Rose Stem Cell mask after a clay mask to firm up and soothe the skin and was overwhelmed by how nice it felt so from there, I started playing around with the PTR Cucumber Gel mask. These two along have been my outstanding favourites but I have been trying out a few more that you will likely see in upcoming #MaskMonday posts. Stay tuned!
On my nails, I have been pretty much naked or wearing the Sonia Kashuk polish in the shade Bewitched. I wore this for about a week with my Evergreen nails just before Christmas, but I had also been wearing this before hand to get me in the spirit! I got this before Target closed its doors in Canada but I know there are dupes out there!
Let me know what you have been loving in the comments! I am always open to beauty suggestions!
Til next time, ttfn x