December favourites 

I promised myself I was going to have more structure to my blog this year and that Monthly Favourites would be part of that! It’s the 9th of January already and I’d normally aim to have a favourites post up by the 7th but it was Christmas right? So here’s what I was loving last month!

 

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Makeup Revolution | Highlighter | Golden Lights| £3.00

Uhhhh, this highlighter is honestly incredible. This product is highly pigmented and let me tell you, a little goes a long way! I use the tiniest amount and it looks incredible. I don’t think I’ll ever run out.

NYX | Professional Makeup Concealer Jar | Medium |£5.50

I mentioned a few months ago how I find it so difficult to cover my humongous dark circles under my eyes. So many people I know absolutely swear by Collection Lasting Perfection concealer but it just doesn’t do anything for my eye bags at all. It’s too thin and just wipes away too easily. So I thought I’d try a concealer pot from NYX. I went for a slightly darker shade than I normally would, as at a recent consultation, I was told I’ve been wearing a shade too light to cover the darkness.

This NYC concealer is so creamy and actually works for me covering the dark circles. The thickness of this concealer fills in my bags and acts like a cement. I use a concealer brush to apply it under my eyes, dabbing gently to blend. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who struggles with deep and dark eye bags on a daily basis.

 

 

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NYX | Professional Makeup Intense Butter Gloss | Cranberry Pie |£5.50

My lip product collection just seems to grow ever month and this month is no exception. I got a coral shade of this NYX gloss last year and absolutely loved it, but it’s more of a summery colour. So I thought I’d get myself one that I can wear during this time of year. I went for the red colour and I absolutely love it. It’s so bright and makes your lips stand out so much. It is quite messy once it’s on your lips as it is not a matte product so it does come off a bit too easily, but apart from that I love it!

 

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Sleek MakeUP | Matte Me | Shabby Chic | £4.99

This is my favourite lip product I have ever ever owned. I absolutely adore it. Karina got me it for Christmas and I have worn it everyday since. It is amazing! It’s so easy to apply and refuses to leave your lips! Which is absolutely perfect for me because I drink so much coffee and never have the time to reapply. I don’t know what else I can say about this except from, you need to get yourself to Superdrug and get yourself at least one. I can’t wait to go and get more shades.

 

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Sleek MakeUP |Eye shadow Palette | All Night Long I-Divine | £8.99

I also got this for Christmas from Karina and I absolutely adore it! The pigmentation is incredible and the colours are just amazing. It’s not too dusty either so you don’t have to clean your face up after applying it as not much falls off your lids. The shade Prosecco is my favourite and is absolutely perfect for this time of year!

 

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The Fall | British Crime Drama | 8.2/10 IMDb

The psychological thriller examines the lives of two hunters — one is a serial killer who preys on victims in and around Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the other is a female detective drafted from the London Metropolitan Police to catch him. The local authorities have no suspects and no experience with cases involving sexually motivated serial killers; DSI Stella Gibson has. She heads a task force dedicated to solving the crime spree, with a simple motto: Anyone not part of the solution is part of the problem. The killer? He’s Paul Spector, a father and a husband leading a double life, as viewers learn from the outset. He’s hiding in plain sight, the protagonist in a cat and mouse game that is every police officer’s worst nightmare.

Ahhh this is an amazing series. I’ve not watched season three yet but watched the first two during December and I absolutely love it. It’s one of the most gripping series I’ve ever watched and man, it’s SO good. It is definitely one of my favourite series I have ever watched and if you love a crime drama then this definitely for you!

 

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Cafe Andaluz | Glasgow

I’d heard so many people talk about Cafe Andaluz but I’d never been myself so when I was in Glasgow last month I just had to have lunch there. I wasn’t too sure on how my tummy would react to all the different flavours but it was absolutely fine. We got 6 dishes between the two of us and couldn’t finish them. I ALWAYS finish food. The flavours were so delicious and I’ll definitely be going back.  The 6 dishes we got included the following:

  • Albóndigas – iced pork and beef meatballs in a rich tomato sauce
  • Patatas Gratinadas – Layers of sliced potato baked with garlic cream and Manchego cheese
  • Croquetas De Jamón Y Queso – Crisp croquettes stuffed with Serrano ham and Manchego cheese
  • Pollo Rebozado Con Miel – Chicken fillets in a light crispy batter drizzled with a honey and grain mustard dressing
  • Chorizo Y Butifarra Negra – Sautéed chorizo sausage and black pudding in a spicy tomato sauce
  • Carne De Res Picante -Spicy strips of beef on a bed of rocket with Manchego cheese and chorizo oil.

 

What were your favourites last month? Let me know in the comments.

Much love,

louise-x

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