30 December 2016

December Favourites

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, it's been a while since my last post just because of how hectic everything got, I feel like those who work in retail can definitely relate. I can't believe it's New Years Eve tomorrow, I'm sure a lot of people are so ready to see the back of 2016, it's had it's ups and downs for me but I'm so excited to start a new year and see what happens! It's been absolutely ages since I've done a favourites post, but I feel like December is one of the best times to do them because some of my favourites are Christmas presents that I've been addicted too ever since I got them so you've got loads of new things to talk about!

- Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. This was one of my presents that I'd been after for ages just because I'm constantly hearing rave reviews on it, and I'm really loving it already. It claims it's an 'instant radiance booster that revives skin beauty for a softer, smoother, healthier looking complexion'. I really love anything that is a 'beauty pick me up', so far I've just been applying this before I do my makeup but I'd love to hear how anyone else uses this. I actually caught a cold on boxing day so this has been ideal for when I'm looking worse for wear! I feel like I just look more awake and refreshed and my skin generally just looks better after using this.

- Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate For Night. This was another of my presents that I received in a Liz Earle gift set, I've never tried this brand before and I actually got the gift set because I really wanted to try the Hot Cloth Cleanser, however I'm so obsessed with this! This claims to 'plump, smooth and rebalance the look and feel of your skin'. I love products to use at night I feel like they're just so easy, and I love the roller ball application it's so quick to use and the scent is so nice. It has rosehip oil, argan oil and neroli oil and I feel like this is another one that just makes my skin look and feel healthier after use.

- GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Mask. I have honestly been after this product for so long and it really didn't disappoint me. I got this from duty free because it's so expensive for a mask but I'd seen so many people raving about it. I won't say too much here because I have a post on this going up in the new year, but it's so worth the money if you have dry skin like me and it's perfect for winter. Also the smell is amazing it reminds me of caramel, so obsessed with this!

- Benefit They're Real Mascara. This is only a mini size that I got in a set, however it just reignited my love for this mascara that I haven't used in so long. I've only been using Maybelline's Lash Sensational for months now because it's so good and so cheap, however I am instantly in love with They're Real again, the only thing that puts me off buying the full size is the price! The wand is so lengthening and doesn't make lashes clumpy, plus I love it for bottom lashes as well.

- BOSS The Scent For Her. I've actually been trying to find a new perfume that I really love for so long, my old favourite was Alien by Thierry Mugler however I feel like I ruined it by wearing it for work all the time and now I associate the smell with work haha! So I let Matty pick a perfume for me because I'm so fussy so he got me this one which I would never have even thought of trying and I'm so obsessed, definitely my new favourite! it has notes of honeyed peach, freesia bloom, osmanthus flower and cocoa, usually I only go for fruity perfumes however this is the perfect mix of fruity and floral, I can't really describe it, but I'd so suggest going and trying it, it smells gorgeous!

- Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation. This is another one I won't say too much about because I have a post going up on it really soon, however this is honestly such a good product especially considering the price! It's really different to any other drugstore foundation I've tried, it's like a gel in the packaging but it applies like a liquid once blended, it's just so dewy and it really does leave your skin looking nice and fresh.

- Origins GinZing Moisturizer. I've had this for about two months now and I love it so much, I really love Origins skincare anyway but I had seen Zoella mention this so I thought I'd try it, it makes my skin look so much healthier, which is so good considering how dry my skin gets in winter, plus I love the orange scent! I feel like some people who don't like strong scents won't be too keen however I personally love it. I can definitely see me getting a lot of use out of this and I'd really love to try some more products from the GinZing range.

- Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Split Pan. Out of all the products on this months favourites this is definitely the one I've got the most use out of. I was already obsessed with Champagne Pop, it's my favourite highlighter by far, so when I got the chance to get one of the split pans which also has one of Becca's mineral blushes I chose the split pan with Champagne Pop and Flowerchild. I'm really not one for bright blush shades so this one was perfect for me, plus I really love the packaging and it's so good for travelling, and the mirror inside is such good quality as well!

Champagne Pop, Flowerchild

I don't actually have that many non beauty favourites this month just because I've been far too busy to chill out and enjoy things like TV! However I did go to the cinema to see Moana which I fell in love with, it was really emotional as well I cried like three times, I thought it was so much better than Frozen plus the songs were so good. I'm also really happy because I've just booked Disneyland Paris in September with my friend Katie so that's going to be amazing, I've definitely caught the Disney bug after going to Florida so if anyone has been let me know in the comments it will make me so much more excited speaking to people who have been! I hope you all have a lovely New Year anyway, let me know in the comments what you've been loving this month!


  1. Great favourites! That Becca split pan is so gorgeous. Love the swatches xx

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  2. Love it. Please check out my NYE 2017 hairstyles tutorial!

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  3. Looking forward to reading your post about the Rimmel foundation. Love the Benefit mascara too :)

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  4. That mascara is amazing! You've reminded me to replace mine!


  5. I love the GinZing moisturizer, it smells amazing! Flowerchild is gorgeous as well, I wish it had come in the Champagne Pop palette x


    1. Yeah me too I only really like Rose Spritz from the palette blushes!x

  6. That split pan is gorgeous! I've never tired the flash balm but I've heard so much about it too!

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  7. All sounds great!


  8. I love your favourites as you always speak about products I've never heard of before so I end up buying them haha!
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  9. I love GinZing so so much, so I definitely agree with you there. It really leaves your skin looking so refreshed and radiant. I'm also a big fan of the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser so I'm interested in the Concentrate for Night!

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    1. I want to try the GinZing mask now!x

  10. Great favourites! Happy new year!

    Darriyan xo

  11. I am so glad that you love Beauty Flash Balm - it has been a favourite of mine for years! I love Thirstymud too! That Becca split pan is fab! xx

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    1. I love it I can't wait to use it more!xx

  12. I keep hearing good things about the Clarins balm too! I will have to check it out :) ThirstyMud is another cult product I've somehow never tried!

    Happy New Year

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  13. I'm looking forward to seeing what you write about the foundation as I'm yet to try it! I'm glad you had more luck with GlamGlow than me, as I found it really dissapointing x
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  14. I love the sound of the BOSS for Women fragrance. And ohh yes, I think we can all agree 2016 was a strange year haha - so glad 2017 is here now, a fresh start! I hope it's a wonderful year for you Lauren :)

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  15. The Clarins Flash Balm and Glamglow Thristymud are also some of my personal favourites, they are just great products. How gorgeous is that Becca split pan blush/highlighter duo *all the heart emojis*. Happy New Year x

    Beauty with charm

  16. I love that Hugo Boss scent, it's been on my radar for a while, also! I think it smells like fresh peaches, which is lovely. :) Some truly fab picks here, hun! Happy new year. :) <3 xoxo


  17. I've tried the GinZing moisturiser time and time again at the counter and it has such a lovely light yet nourishing texture. I would love to try the eye cream from the range!

    Happy new year :)

    Sinéad ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

  18. I have been DYING to try out Champagne Pop!!! Though the price is really putting me off.
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