Saturday, 31 December 2016

MONTHLY FAVOURITES: DECEMBER 2016


Beauty products i've been loving in the month of December...

Hair: Oils have been one of the saviours of my hair in recent times and I have been absolutely loving the Garnier 'Ultimate Blends - The Sleek Perfecter Oil' as I mentioned in my bedside beauty post it is the last product I apply before bed to the very ends of my hair and I wake up to gorgeous, supple, soft and lush hair. Blended with coconut oil, the formula protects against damage from up to 230 degree heat as well as keeping frizz under control and can be used on wet or dry hair - the perfect multi usage oil.

Body: I recently spoke about my fake tanning routine and my long lasting love for the Dove Gradual Tanning Moisturiser. I apply the formula every 3 days or so to maintain supple skin as well as keeping up a healthy glow throughout the colder months.

Skin: I'm all for budget beauty, especially when it works. I decided to give the Garnier Moisture Matte + - daily oil free moisturiser a whirl having seen it on offer in Superdrug...I think it was around £2! I use this moisturiser which is produced with green tea extract, an anti-oxidant to help keep the skin nice and clear on a morning before applying my foundation and it keeps me shine free all day long as well as on the whole, blemish free...which is always a bonus. 


Eyes: I have been really enjoying palette shadows again this month and the L'Oreal 'palette nude rose' is no exception. Filled with 12 buttery, purple toned shadows this is my everyday go-to collection of eye colours.

Nails: Of-course the festive season wouldn't be complete without a festive nail shade! I have been loving 'Ruby Night Sky' from the Nails Inc, Alice + Olivia collection - a gorgeous festive brown toned red like looks gorgeous when teamed with the crushed velvet and metallic tones of Xmas parddy dressing.

Lifestyle: Aside from the Christmas festivities which go without saying, December has been pretty awesome as I met my literary hero and beauty boffin Sali Hughes at her beauty surgery / Pretty Iconic book signing in Waterstones. Sali was just as imagined 'in real life' she's witty, sharp and warm #girlcrush. She even told me she loved my outfit and signed my copy of the book with the words 'see you at the dinner party' alluding to an invitation I gave her in this article.

This month I also took a trip to the German capital of Berlin which was bloody amazing. You can read my rather heavy travel guide here. As well as visiting the iconic Manchester Cat Cafe whereby I drank my tea in the company of a few seriously gorgeous purry, extra furry felines! What more could a crazy cat lady like myself want?

Playlist for December on Spotify: Of-course, this month a few Christmas songs have made it on to the list such as my favourites 'Last Christmas' by Wham (RIP George Michael!) and 'Christmas Wrapping' by The Waitresses. However a stand out song this month has to be 'Only love can break your heart' by St Etienne, I heard it on Lauren Laverne's 6music show and absolutely loved it. You can find the last playlist of 2016 over in the right sidebar.

Best blog posts of 2016: Get the Debbie Harry / Blondie look  |  3 ways to recognise you're in a bad relationship | How to live in a studio flat | Berlin - A city guide

Wishing you all a very happy new year! Here is to a seriously sassy 2017



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