It's the most wonderful time of the year!! Happy December lovelies, we are officially on the countdown until Santa pays us a visit. I absolutely love the run up to Christmas and all the festivities that come with it so I'm extremely excitable right now and it won't be long until I've dug my Christmas jumper out. In November there were a few brand spanking new additions to my favourites and a couple of long forgotten about products that I've fallen in love with since giving them a second chance.
If doing my face was a game of football then the E.l.f Contouring Blush & Bronzer Cream Duo in St Lucia (review here) would be man of the match. I have to admit that it's the bronzer side that gets most of the love from me, it's the perfect contouring product. I've never got such amazing results so easily and it's only £3.75!!!!!! Another new discovery this month is the blogger favourite NARS Sheer Glow, I was a bit worried about this because I ordered blind from ASOS when they had 20% off but thank god the colour match was perfect and I absolutely love the formula, I won't go into too much detail about how amazing this is because I've got a proper review coming up in the next week or so but I will say that this is definitely worth the hype! I'm forever missing out when Fragrance Direct restock their Essie selection but when I was checking to see if maybe they'd added a few shades I managed to get lucky and nab A Crewed Interest which was the shade I was hoping would pop up. It's the most beautiful nudey peach colour, probably more spring appropriate but a shade this lovely needs to be worn all year round! It was Joel's birthday at the beginning of the month and we had a few days off work so I took the opportunity to sort out my overflowing make up basket and rediscovered a few forgotten gems (There are probably more at the bottom, I didn't manage to get that far!) In the Summer I had a bit of a Look Beauty haul, got all excited for it to come, dedicated a blog post to it and then...nothing. I shoved all the products that I got in my basket where they sank to the bottom and out of sight out of mind! I dug out the Make Me Blush Blusher in Pinch and even with it being with all my everyday make up products it was still a good few weeks until I actually used it and I have definitely been missing out - it's a really nice subtle pink colour that perked up my whole face. Something else that got unearthed while I was having a little rummage was this RMK Cleansing Balm that I received in a Birchbox sometime this year, I think that I used it once and the smell put me off so I stored it away until this week. My beloved Liz Earle is on its last legs and I'm trying to get my skin ready for my work Christmas night out on Saturday. This literally melted every trace of make up away and my skin is looking so much brighter and hydrated. The Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer (review here) is a new addition to my daily routine, it's a creamy, crease free under eye concealer with amazing coverage. There was a little sponge that I used to apply but the whole thing seemed to explode after the twist to get product out bit stopped working properly so now the sponge isn't useable and I've been using my fingers but I still love it!