Happy New Year!
I hope you had a great night ringing in the New Year. As well, I hope the holidays were good for you. I had 10 days off in total from work and it was just so nice to be able to relax and enjoy spending time with my loved ones. I go back on Monday and I must say that I am not dreading it, but it’s always hard working again when I had so much time off.
On Twitter (@krody), I posted that I wanted to make my blog a bit more personal, so I was wondering if you had any suggestions. I have an idea of what I am going to post, but it’s always nice to hear from you. For tonight, I am going to post my December Favourites and I will also do a 2015 Favourites post.
Come next week, I have a bunch of new posts that are going to be uploaded. I am trying out new products from the drugstore, as there are so many out right now! They have really stepped up their game, so I am excited to share my opinions with you. I am also starting to hit the gym hard again as the last couple of weeks have been a write off for me. I can’t believe how much food I have ate, as I am sure you can relate. Look for fitness/health posts in the future 🙂
Now for my December Favourites!
NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer
I have posted about this concealer before and I found it to look too caked on my under eye. However, when it comes to colour correcting, I find this works really well. I use it around my nose/on my nose and over any imperfections where I need it. A little bit goes a very long way, as too much product will make it look caked on. This isn’t used as my normal concealer, but like I said, it’s great for colour correcting those imperfections.
L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara (Carbon Black)
This mascara is amazing! It took me a long time to finally purchase this mascara and I really don’t know why. The great thing about this is the price! It’s always on sale and I think I bought it for $5. This mascara is great for providing length. For the longest time, I have been using Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara and that was my holy grail mascara. However, I think this could be very comparable. In addition to providing length, my lashes look full. It does clump especially when too much mascara is added, but that is easily preventable. I really do love it and I will have to see if it replaces Better Than Sex.
Lip Medex by Blistex
My lips have been so sore and cracked this whole season and there is only one lip product that helps. Lip Medex is a medicated lip product that smells so strongly, but it cures your cracked and sore lips. I bought it at the dollar store for $2 and honestly, what’s a better price than that?! This has been the one product that I have used every single day.
Lush’s Love Lettuce Facial Mask
The Love Lettuce facial mask has always been on my list to try. It’s a fresh mask, so it is only good for 2-3 weeks until you have to throw it out. It stays refrigerated in order for it to stay fresh. This particular one is meant for normal to oily skin types. The texture and colour reminds me of the Mask of Magnaminty. I use the mask on my T-Zone as that is where I am most oily. It has done a really great job preventing any breakouts and keeping my skin healthy. I have found that some masks dry my skin out, but this one hasn’t. I really recommend trying out their Fresh Masks. They have a great selection that are suitable for each skin type.
L’Oreal Sensational Cleansing Oil
This has been my favourite product to use in my skin care routine. I didn’t
know too much about cleansing oils until Stash Matters posted about her skin care routine and mentioned a cleansing oil she used. I started looking more into it and I figured I would purchase a drugstore brand first, as it is inexpensive. The oil is meant to remove makeup, even waterproof makeup. All I do is apply 2-3 pumps of the oil into my hands and massage it over my face. After that,I apply a few drops of water which turns the oil into a milky texture, where I then completely rinse off the remaining product. This is the first step in my routine and I honestly don’t know how I ever lived without doing this. I plan on doing a full review and walk through of the product, so I will explain everything a bit more then.
I hope you enjoyed my December Favourites and I look forward to sharing my 2015 Favourites with you as well.
Thank you for reading!