♡ December Favourites 2013

December 31, 2013

December seems to have been, and gone in a heartbeat this year; I really can't believe Christmas is over and tomorrow is the first day of 2014. Despite being a quiet month on the blog (I apologise, again, though things should be a bit more productive in 2014, watch this space!), I've actually found quite a few new products to rave about...

1. Mavala Mavadry Top Coat
I'll keep this one quite brief as I actually have a whole post coming up dedicated to this stuff. Basically, it's pretty amazing stuff! A quick swipe of this over freshly painted nails reduces the drying time and increases the wear time.

2. Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot
This translucent mattifying powder has quickly become one of my daily staples this month. The ulta-fine powder sets foundation and eliminates shine without looking at all 'cakey' or 'powdery'. I tend to finish my foundation with a light dusting in the morning then keep it in my bag for a quick midday touch up.

3. Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
As December is party season, this spray has been getting a lot of use this month. a couple of spritzes of this ensures my makeup stays put pretty much all day rather than mostly fading away by lunch! I'd definitely recommend it if you need your makeup to stay perfect for just that little bit longer.

4. Essie Shearling Daring and Toggle to the Top
I've been sporting these festive hues and glitter on my nails virtually all month. Not only is the deep burgundy gorgeous, especially with the glitter layered over the top, but they last a pretty long time too. I've found that I can go at least 4-5 days with just minor chipping. I'm sure i'll still be reaching for this pair even when Christmas is long gone!

5. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Complex II
Recently, the cold weather and central heating has left my skin quite dehydrated. I've been using this for around a month and a half now and i'm shocked at how much it's helped my skin. Just one-two drops of this patted into skin before night cream leaves my skin looking and feeling healthier. It's really helped to eliminated the uncomfortable 'tight' feeling you associate with dryness and appears to have evened out my skin tone slightly by reducing redness.

Have you found any great products this month?
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is looking forward to 2014.

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  1. Great selection of products. The advanced night repair is supposed to be ace; I actually have a sample of this so thanks for the little reminder! :-) Have a great New Year Xx

    Helen @

  2. You've got a good lineup there. It's one of my 2014 goals for next year to try Essie polishes, I haven't tried them yet (shock horror!) and I DESPERATELY want to!


  3. They all seem like great products! Especially those Essie nail varnishes.


  4. Super favourites, I love Estée Lauder, Soap & Glory and Urban Decay as well :O). Happy New Year :o). Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  5. I really want to try the mavala top coat, i get so impatient waiting for my nails to dry!


    B xx

  6. Lovely selection of products, love the sound of the Mavala topcoat, Im always on the look out for something that's as good as my Seche Vite :)

  7. I really need to pick up the UD setting spray for my long days at work.


  8. One Heck of a Blot is my absolute favourite powder! So lovely, and never seems cakey at all! x


  9. Those Essie colors look great for the holiday season!


  10. love the nail polishes from essie! they look amazing! <3

    Check out my latest post on 2013 Christmas Recap :)
    RASSP blog


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