December 26, 2009

December Favourites

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If your still at home and haven't ventured out to the mall for Boxing Day madness sales congrats to you for having restraint. Although, having worked in retail before you must be mad to line-up for sales! Most stores mark down prices before Boxing Day and deals are to be had online too. But there are exceptions! You'll find great markdowns on electronics...and Sephora is having their 1st ever Boxing Day sale too but not sure on the deals. Regardless what you decide to do today enjoy! And check out my December favourites!
China Glaze Nail Lacquer
in shade Salsa (love! this shade. The perfect bright cherry red)
Bioderma Sensibio H20 for sensitive skin (awesome makeup remover! Very gentle and soothing, completely removes makeup but traces of mascara will be left behind. To be honest I don't know of any makeup remover which completely takes off all mascara & this one has been the closest)
Lise Watier Nuits Magiques Illuminating Powder (gorgeous shimmery powder that can be worn over any blush. In this case I've been using it over the Eve Pearl trio blush because its a bit matte looking. I also use this illuminating powder on my browbone & on the inner eye corner) Kryolan HighGloss Brillant Lip Shine in Crystal Rose (beautiful gloss alone or over lipstick. High impact gloss! Non-sticky & moisturizing)
Eve Pearl Sassy Cheeks Trio Blush (at first wasn't loving this trio because I found it too matte looking & blotchy but after using the right blush brush and less product-this is very pigmented-looks beautiful! Highly recommend for Brides-to-be for that natural flush look & great for pictures. I love using the shade on the far left for contouring.)
Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil in Brunette (great pencil with attached brush! Will admit that I love my MAC Brow pencil in lingering a bit more but the Anastasia is a good runner-up. The pencil is softer than I'd like but works wonderfully.Luckily I purchased this at 50% off thus the purchase)
Burt's Bee Radiance Cleanser with Royal Jelly (a good gentle cleanser with jojoba beads-very little though so not really like a scrub. I use this as a morning cleanser as I like to use gentle cleansers in the AM that don't strip my skin of their own natural oils)
Beauté Luminous Volume Gloss in shades if, urge and paramour (all 3 are gorgeous, highly pigmented & non-sticky. Really suggest these 3 shades! I was fortunate to buy all 3 on sale for 50% off)
Embryolisse 24-Hour Miracle Cream (some of you have been waiting for this review! OK I love this stuff! I was worried that the mineral oil would be moisturizing & pore-clogging for me but no. Leaves skin hydrated without feeling greasy! However, I would only rec for those that have combination-dry skin. Although its title has "cream" in it I would label it more like a lotion)

What are your beauty faves for December? Or did you completely get taken over in the Holiday madness that you've forgotten about yourself:)

(disclaimer: I was not paid for any of these reviews. I did receive the Lise Watier & Burt's Bee products at no charge however not encouraged to review favourably)



  1. Wow~ I am the first on comment.
    Thank you for the review on Embryolisse 24-Hour Miracle Cream . However, I couldn't find it in Ottawa.
    Merry Christmas!

  2. I'm anxious to try some Burt's Bee products! I wish they would sell here in Portugal |:

  3. I also really like the Lise Watier illuminating powder, and the Bioderma makeup remover. And the Beauté lipgloss are fabulous. It's the only gloss I finish in my entire life.

    My favorite of the month are the dermaglow Under Eye Brightener that I receive from your recent giveaway and also the Clarins Intense Bronze Self Tanning Tint
    For Face and Décolleté.

  4. I love your collage of favorites!

  5. I totally need to go on a beauty shopping spree. It's been way too long!

  6. Really enjoyed reading your review. I love getting the lowdown on products!

    I still cannot prise my fingers away from my Stilla dual lip/cheek cream in Poppy. It's a fav.

    xoxo DJ

  7. All of this looks wonderful!

  8. Have a very great and Happy New Year 2010!

  9. Love Burt's Bees! I'm gonna try that cleanser. Thanks for sharing. Lovely blog!

  10. Where can you buy China Glaze polishes?

    I'm very curious of this Bioderma Sensibio H2O. I have read about it on BlushPretty too! Do you think that it will take off hard to remove waterproof mascara?

  11. Lots of faves!
    Kate-yeah I don't where you can buy Embryolisse in Ottawa. My suggestion is online.
    Marisa-Haven't seen Burt's Bees in Portugal, maybe online you can order it.
    LookInsideMyCloset-so glad your liking your products from your giveaway:)
    Leesh-I buy China Glaze at Sally's Beauty.
    And thank you everyone for your comments & Happy New Year as well.

  12. Hey, Monica
    Could you write a review on some lip balms? some serious good lip balms to use overnight for winter dry lips!
    Thank you.

  13. Great reviews! I'm clueless when it comes to make-up or beauty products, so i'll be checking your blog daily now.

    A bit late, but to answer your question, yes, those sandals i was wearing are Havainas.

    Happy Holidays!


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