It's New Year's Eve, people all over the world are getting dolled up and ready for a night on the town, and I'm sat here in my pj's binge watching Jersey Shore. What can I say? I'm too old for partying like it's
Before the year is out and I settle down to some scrumptious food and a night of documentaries with my better half, I wanted to share my December favourites with you all. Featuring a few essentials, a couple of products which have become real hero products for me in 2015 and a couple of new products I can't get enough of, these are all more than deserving of a spot in my December favourites.
Soap & Glory Supercat Eyeliner Pen, £6
So many bloggers rave about this liquid liner and 2015 was finally the year I gave it a try for myself. I can honestly say it is worth all the hype and more, it's one of the most amazing true black liquid liners with incredible pigmentation and immense staying power you will ever find, and at just £6 it's pretty darn budget friendly too. I definitely need Soap & Glory to make this available in more shades, because it is amazing!
Available in-store and online at www.boots.com.
Neal's Yard Remedies Mothers Massage Oil, 100ml, £19.50
I featured this in one of my recent pregnancy posts which delved inside the beautiful Neal's Yard Remedies Mother & Baby Organic Collection and after using it for the past couple of weeks I can honestly say it is absolutely lovely and has been the perfect oil to use in the last few weeks of my pregnancy. Formulated with an uplifting blend of essential oils, Organic Soya and Almond, it works to help prevent stretch marks, tone skin, boost elasticity and overall keep skin happier and nourished whilst it goes through the inevitable changes of a growing bump. It also sinks in amazingly well, with a little going such a long way.
Available in-store and online at www.nealsyardremedies.com.
Lilibeth of New York Brow Shaper, £6.95
This is my second Lilibeth Brow Shaper, with the first lasting a good year before it needed replacing. The advertising blurb for Lilibeth Brow Shapers actually say they last 2-3 months but I genuinely think you'd need to use it every single day for it to need replacing that quickly! Eventually I do plan on sharing my eyebrow routine with you all, but for now we'll stick to a mention of this beauty in my December favourites. I use this to shape my brows alongside tweezing and it is effortlessly easy to use! It helps keep the shape I like for my brows and also manages to deal with any pesky hairs which my tweezers have difficulty picking up. An absolute essential in my eyebrow routine!
Available at www.amazon.co.uk.
Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Concealer, £17.50
A concealer I have repurchased a few times now, I am such a big fan of this concealer - and the foundation in the same range, whilst we're at it. It's just absolutely wonderful as an under-eye concealer, using Anogeissus to help disguise dark circles and discolouration whilst reducing the appearance of find lines by creating a smooth veil over skin. It doesn't crease, it's easily to blend in and although the shade range is limited, I find 02 Light/Medium perfect for brightening the under eye area.
Available at www.origins.co.uk.
Lush Kitchen Tramp Perfume, 30ml, £28
If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you will know that I have a little bit of an addiction to a discontinued Lush product, Tramp Shower Gel. Recently the team over at Lush Kitchen made my Lush addicts dreams come true by recreating this shower gel, as well as a perfume version of the same scent. Could I be any happier?! I have loved, adored, been absolutely obsessed with this perfume since it arrived and for me, it's like perfection in a bottle. What does Tramp smell like? This of enchanted forests with mossy ground and fairies dancing around sprinkling glitter, that's what Tramp smells like. Heaven.
Still available for a short time in the online Lush Kitchen at www.lush.com.
Lush Elbow Grease Moisturising Bar, 60g, £5.95
I've started using this at night recently as an extra layer of hydration for my bump overnight. A solid moisturising bar, it smells blooming amazing with a hydrating blend of Cupuacu, Murumuru Butter, Neroli, Ylang Ylang and Orange Flower Blossom. You can apply as is straight from the bar or just slice off a little section to massage into your skin. It's an absolute wonder for dry skin and I can imagine it'd be pretty darn good for elbows and knees too, but I've used it solely on my bump and it's been a real favourite of mine this month. I have a feeling this would also make a good product for baby massage!
Available in-store and online at www.lush.co.uk.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, 30ml, £50
A serum I adore using every winter, it's a saviour in the colder months when my skin needs a pick me up and some extra TLC. This serum is pretty world renowned and is definitely deserving of it's cult status. A light-weight non-greasy serum, I find it works wonders overnight to leave my skin looking healthier and happier with a renewed complexion that's more youthful and revived. One of my favourite overnight treatments, you can check out my full review in my post from earlier this year on serums for oily skin.
Available in-store and online at www.boots.com.
Charlotte Tilbury The Classic Eye Powder Pencil in Sophia, £16
Last but not least, my go-to liner for the lower lash line this month has been Sophia from Charlotte Tilbury. It's a gorgeous deep chocolatey bronze that is perfect for this time of year when I'm going for seasonally appropriate smokey eyes. You can find out more about this beauty alongside some gorgeous products it works wonderfully with in my recent post on the Charlotte Tilbury The Golden Goddess look gift box, which features all the products you need to create the perfect golden goddess look.
Available in-store and online at www.selfridges.com.
What products stood out for you the most this December?