December Favourites

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Hope you’ve had an amazing Christmas with your loved ones and now you’re ready for last month’s of 2015 favourites!

I did quite a bit of travelling in December and my skin always suffers when I’m away. So, I had to be sure that I have skincare helpers in my beauty bag.
The combination of two products really made the difference and these two products are Maya Water Facial Mist with Organic Acai* and Biotherm Aquasource Cocoon*.
I love facial mists and this is the first facial mist with Norwegian thermal spa water that I’ve tried. It gives an instant boost of hydration and when you apply an oil and/or moisturiser on top, it just locks the moisture. This mini size bottle contains Vitamin A, C and E, Zinc, Iron and the fatty acids Omega 3, 6 and 9 which really provide amazing care for the skin in the winter.
At first, I wasn’t sure if the moisturiser would be good for my combination skin as it’s more appropriate for dry skin. However, the unique balm-in-gel formula is really hydrating without making my face oily. It can be used day and night but I think it’s a great make-up base, as it really smooths out the skin and the foundation applies very well after that.

To keep my hands soft, I’ve been relying on the new Frosted Plum Hand Cream from The Body Shop. My hands tend to bleed in the cold months and this is a very lightweight but really nourishing cream that doesn’t leave a sticky residue and smells gorgeous!

I also have a couple of make-up favourites. Like this affordable but extremely good eye pencil from Essence. The shade is 06 Cocoa Bean and it’s really pigmented while the dark brown looks quite flattering and not so harsh as black, for example. The formula is waterproof and you have some seconds to smudge the liner if you want, after that it sets and doesn’t move during the whole day. Plus, the pencil doesn’t require sharpening because it’s a retractable one.

My favourite lipstick has been one I picked up in Munich at the beginning of the month. It’s from p2 and and their Full Shine Lipstick range. The shade is 080 Tell me a Tale which is a wearable vintage pink one that looks simply gorgeous, the formula is creamy and feels pretty luxurious on the lips. Pity that it’s not available outside Germany.

What have you been loving in the last month of the year?

*PR Samples

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