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Saturday, 30 December 2017

The December Beauty Favourites

December has been an incredibly busy month for me. From endless work deadlines to hosting my very first Christmas party, it's been crazy, chaotic and downright exhausting. Thankfully, these products have been my perfect pick-me-ups during this busy festive period.

Becca Blacklight Priming Filter// My skin's been looking a bit lacklustre lately and this luminous primer has been my ultimate saviour. It feels lovely and moisturising and makes skin look instantly more awake. I usually mix it in with the Glossier Priming Moisturiser for an extra bit of glow and hydration.

Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate (Scintillate)// This was one of those PMS-fuelled impulsive buys that I thought I might regret, but surprisingly it's been one of my most used cheek products in the last month or so. It's lightweight, silky and imparts a sheer tint of colour. I like formulas that don't set on the skin and this beautiful blusher-highlighter duo retains its dewy shine without fading away. It really is an investment worth making. And I don't say that lightly.

 Jilian Dempsey Lid Tint// I found this while scouting for a Secret Santa pressie at Topshop. I might have done a little happy dance because this has been on my wishlist ever since I saw Lisa Eldridge use it in this video. If you've read this post, you'll know that I love a good glossy eye and this is the perfect product to achieve that look. Creamy and waxy, this eyeshadow imparts a beautiful radiance to the eyelids without looking like an oil slick. Though the texture is lightweight, there is a slight tackiness, which some might find annoying, but personally, I don’t mind.

NAF Cuticle Oil (Juicy Mango)// I have Sahara-dry hands and my cuticles look more unsightly than ever during winter. To stop them from peeling, I've been brushing this oil over my nails every night and they've made a huge difference. Vegan and cruelty-free, it features a mix of Vitamin E, jojoba and mineral oil to nourish, hydrate and strengthen the cuticles.

L'Oreal Nail Polish (Rubis Folies)// I don't usually wear bright nail colours, but recently I was overcome with this urge to find a particular shade of red. I wanted a cross between ruby red and raspberry and Rubis Folies from L’Oreal seemed to perfectly fit the bill. It's a gorgeous claret hue and it feels less in-your-face than a true red. I've been wearing this all of December and I've got tons of compliments, which leads me to believe that it's a pretty unique shade. Also, I was pleasantly surprised with the formula, it's creamy and delivers rich, pigmented colour in just one coat. Top marks all around!

 Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse// I'm extremely lazy when it comes to moisturising my body, but this dry oil makes it a quick two-minute affair. One of the problems I have with using a body oil is that it leaves behind a sticky film but this one from Nuxe sinks in quickly while eliminating the uncomfortable over-lubricated feel. Apart from being deeply nourishing and hydrating, it smells absolutely lush, too.

REN & Now to Sleep Pillow Spray// The first time I used this sleep-inducing spray, I didn't notice much difference but after prolonged use, I can say it works brilliantly to calm my busy mind before bed. Formulated with calming ylang-ylang, frankincense and lavender, it smells incredibly lovely and relaxing. Also, how cute is the packaging?

Escentric Molecules 01// Much like finding the perfect pair of jeans, finding your signature scent can be a bit of a task. However, I can safely say I've found my signature scent in this fragrance. It's musky, woody and transforms into something infinitely more sultry on the skin. It's also the only fragrance I've ever worn that routinely has people coming up to me asking what I’m wearing. And that rarely ever happens in London, so that’s saying something. 
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