December Beauty Favourites

December Beauty Favourites
BBC 3CR interviewIceland, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Christmas, New Year... and a few Celebrations chocolates, it's safe to say December was a-m-a-zing. And I'll be honest it's a Christmas miracle that I still fit my jeans! But Christmas miracles aside, there were five beauty products I loved throughout the festive season... 

Kiehl's Tinie Tempah Ultra Facial Cream £43.50*
Although the tub packaging frustrates me (not exactly hygienic, or preserving of ingredients) Kiehl's Ultra Facial cream simply works a treat on my skin, especially now the cold weather is setting in. The cult classic moisturiser although thick in texture, absorbs well, feels lightweight on the skin, deeply hydrates, helps retain moisture, doesn't clog pores, is a great base for makeup, is unscented and instantaneously leaves my skin soft and smooth. I have combo/dehydrated skin and find this moisturiser works very well alone, when paired with a serum things can get a little greasy. (Kiehl's UK will be donating £2 for each purchase of this limited edition Ultra Facial Cream to MTV Staying Alive Foundation.)

MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ £17.00
In the words of Jaclyn Hill MAC Fix+ is "my ride or die" finishing spray. Since discovering this product back in 2013 I've repurchased this product many a time and if that's not a testament to how good it is, I don't know what is. Although dubbed as a makeup setting spray, Fix+ is effectively a finishing spray. The difference? Unlike Urban Decay's All Nighter Setting Spray that locks down any base, Fix+ essentially diminishes excess powder/foundation leaving your make up looking refreshed and more natural. The lightly fragranced, fine mist also works wonderfully with pigments and shadows. And throughout the last month I've been spritzing it onto my Real Techniques Complexion Sponge opposed to dampening with water before applying foundation.

Victoria Secrets Fragrance Mist in 'Rush' £12.99
I've always been a fan of the Victoria Secrets body sprays, so on a recent trip into London, I couldn't not pop in store and  spritz myself in the hope of smelling like a Victoria Secrets model! And to my surprise their range had been reformulated and repackaged and although my much loved Victoria Secrets Coconut Passion Fragrance Mist was no were to be seen, I came across a blue bottle full of a fruity, tropical scent which reminds me very much of an old perfume favourite; Ralph Lauren 'Blue'. The mix of clementine and amber doesn't disappoint, not only does it smell great it lasts on the skin and there's something about VS fragrance mists that guys dig. Honestly, it's like Lynx effect, but better. I may not look like a VS model, but I sure do smell like one. 

LUSH Snow Fairy Shower Gel £9.75
The infamous limited edition LUSH Snow Fairy Shower Gel has become a very welcomed edition to my shower routine. The Barbie pink body wash smells sweet like candy floss and although at first I couldn't quite put my finger on it, the scent reminds me of a pink toothpaste I used when I was younger... and this isn't a bad thing - trust me! The body wash from LUSH lathers well with my trusty body polisher and leaves my skin feeling soft, and my bathroom smelling sweet. Unfortunately the smell doesn't stick around on the skin for too long, but it's safe to say I'll miss it when it's gone. 

Anastasia Contour Powder in 'Fawn' £14.00
During the Christmas holidays the need to fake my cheekbones was greater than ever and having finished my Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow, I rediscovered my Anastasia Beverly Hill's Pro Series Contour KitThe shade 'Fawn' in particular is the perfect contour shade for my skintone. The matte, cool toned powder helped narrow my alcohol infused face without extenuating any lumps, or blemish bumps. It's texture is soft, but no so soft that it flakes, it has a good buildable pigmentation, blends well and I can't fault its lasting power, boasting a good 6 hours wear. 

What products did you love throughout December? 
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