December 2013 Favorites!


I’m finally back home from my holiday travels, and had some time to take pictures of my December 2013 favorites! December was a whirlwind month for me. My family came into town on the 21st, and then my husband and I went to visit his family for a week. Because of that, I found myself going to the same things over and over again.

Too Faced Matte Eye palette– I love this palette and have been using it alone, as well as with other single shades.

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Forever body spray- I picked this up on a whim in November and it smells AMAZING! It’s just a small bottle and I’ve already used 1/3 of it.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl– I’ve been mixing this in with my matte foundations for a soft, subtle glow.


Stila Convertible Color cream blush in Orchid– I wore this blush all month long. It stays on all day, and this color provides a gorgeous, natural flush. It isn’t greasy, and it is so easy to apply!

CoverGirl 3-in-1 Stay Fabulous foundation in 825 Buff Beige– I can’t believe how much I like this foundation now. I went from lukewarm to wearing it daily, and love it mixed with my Becca highlighter.

The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream in 01– I purchased this in Chicago last April and finally opened it up in November (no clue why it took me so long). This is VERY similar to the Josie Maran Matchmaker foundation that I love so much. I haven’t determined if it’s a dupe yet, but believe it to be a solid alternative. I’m planning on doing a comparison post soon.


Buxom Lash mascara– I received a sample of this and decided to try it out. I LOVE it! It is lengthening, stays on all day, is easy to remove, and doesn’t give my lashes that “crispy” feeling that so many mascaras do. I would definitely buy a full-size one, even though it’s $19.

Jouer Moisturizing Gloss in Monaco (not pictured)– I got this mini gloss in a Birchbox and really like it. My lips have been incredibly dry and chapped due to sub-zero temps and running outside. Because of this, I’ve had a hard time wearing lipstick and lip gloss, but this one doesn’t accentuate any dry areas. I definitely want to get one of these in the full size!


My last favorite is the Smashbox WonderVision palette. This is a versatile palette with all kinds of shadows, plus three blushes and a bronzer. I used this all week while I was out of town!

What were your December favorites?

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2 Responses to December 2013 Favorites!

  1. satine89 says:

    Great picks, I love the Too Faced palette! I have the Natural Eye in my wish list since 2009, I think! 😛

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