December Favourites 2014

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Hello everyone, I hope you’re well! Can you believe today is the last day of 2014? Where on earth did this year go? I did a little review/look back on this years goals which you can read here and I’ve just sat and thought about some of my goals for 2015, which will of course be up tomorrow. But this post is about all the products I’ve been loving throughout this month...leggo!
NARS Sheer Glow Stromboli beauty blender

For my base I have really had the chance to try out NARS Sheer Glow (Stromboli) and although it’s not really glowy, I love it! Long-lasting, medium to full coverage and photographs beautifully. I did the lack of glow from seeing so many people rave about it, so I wasn’t too disappointed! The shade match it amazing for my skintone, it’s one of the only ones that match me EXACTLY. 

I’ve only applied this with the Beauty Blender which I got free from the awesome birchbox. Let me just say, the hype is R E A L. I own the RT sponge and the difference in texture between the two is pretty large. But more on that in another post - basically the Beauty Blender is a must if you want a non-cakey, natural-as-possible finish with your base. I wouldn’t recommend using it for a particularly sheer base like the bareMinerals serum foundation, but for a liquid that is thicker in consistency like the Sheer Glow, it works like a dream!

Anastasia Beverly Hills brow wiz brunette

For brows I have really been enjoying the much loved Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette. I purchased this at the same time that I bought the dip brow and from the first use I understood why it’s got so much appreciation - it’s a pencil that mimics hairs, when applied lightly you can literally fill in any gaps and patchiness. It’s also brilliant for adding shape and definition to the brow, oh and the little spoolie on the end? Perfection. I love this product for a quick fill in and shape of my patchy brows and it takes a lot less time than using powder or pomade for me as it’s a two in one, and in a few strokes I’m pretty much done. If I want those perfect looking brows for a special occasion I use this with the pomade and of course they’re a match made in heaven!

essence stay all day concealer 10

The final thing I’ve been loving this month is the Essence stay all day concealer in 10. This to me is a fantastic concealer for highlighting. It’s not too light for my warm skintone, yet it’s also light enough to make a difference. I bought it with the purpose of highlighting as I would never use such a light shade for under my eyes, and although it does seem to go a little darker, its a quick and easy natural highlight and blends seamlessly with a damp sponge. Definitely worth checking out if you’re of olive skintone (around NC30/35) for adding a brighter dimension to the face!

That is about it for my December faves! For a lot of the month I’ve been thinking about what products will make it to my 2014 favourites, so look out for that in two days. I hope you all enjoy New Years!

2014 you have been an awesome year for the most part.

And as this is the last post of 2014, I just want to say thankyou SO much to each and everyone of you who read my posts, comment, e-mail, like and share them - you’re all brilliant and I appreciate you to the fullest!

Thank-you for reading ♥