December Buys

Hello my lovelies,

So although most people don’t buy a lot for themselves in December due to the Christmas period I on the other hand went a little mad. I received some vouchers prior to the festive period and I thought I might as well spend them. I mean technically I was just buying Christmas presents for myself and that is acceptable right?

There are a lot of things I have been wanting to try for a long time and I thought now was the time to buy them. I also picked up a few bits that I have had previously and I couldn’t wait to repurchase them! I’m always scared of running out of a product that I love so I always quickly rush to the shops to repurchase so I don’t ever run out. Does anyone else do that or is it just me?

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The first place I had a little splurge was Amazon, although I brought other bits I thought I would share with you my beauty purchases. I didn’t realise you can buy so much beauty products on Amazon – who knew!? I suppose you learn something new every day!

Technic – Highlighting Powder. See Here

Now I have never tried anything from Technic before and I thought now was a good time to do so. I love a good highlighter and the colour is a lovely pink shade with not too much sparkle. I will of course do a review on this when I have played around with it.

Technic – Contour Stix See Here

Again another Technic product, I thought I would choose a few to see what the brand was like. I have always been interested in contouring sticks, in the hope it will make the whole process easier! I have the Maybelline one, but it also has the highlighter on the same stick which I don’t use. As these were separate I thought this would be perfect to try. Of course I will do a review and let you know how I get on.

Garnier – Skin Active Moisture Bomb Moisturiser See Here

I have heard a lot about this range especially the tissue mask that they have brought out and I was on the hunt to try a new moisturiser. I am hoping this will live up to my expectations!

Barry M – Chisel Cheeks Contour Creams See Here

I haven’t brought anything from Barry M in quite some time, if I do it is normally their fantastic range of nail polishes. When I was browsing I saw this duo and I thought I would give it a go. As you know I am interested in trying new contour sticks so I’ll be interested to see what these are like against the Technic version!

Elf – Blush Palette in Dark See Here

Elf used to be a brand when I was a lot younger that I loved. Unfortunately it is becoming increasingly harder to get these products in the UK. When I saw them on Amazon I jumped at the chance to buy something to see what they were like again. I love blushes and haven’t purchased any in a while so I thought the palette was a good place to start.

L’Oreal – Pure Clay Detox Mask  & Purity Mask See Here

 I have heard a lot about these masks in the blogging/YouTube world and I thought now was the time to purchase them. I love face masks and I think it’s good to have a variety of different ones depending on what your skin needs. I didn’t pick up the brightening one as out of the 3 I didn’t feel like my skin needs this. I will get back to you on what I think of these!

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I love a good shop in Boots, who doesn’t. I can spend hours in the shop walking up and down the aisles seeing whats new, I was however very refrained on this trip and brought what I call essentials!

Batiste – Dry Shampoo in Cherry. See Here

This is my holy grail dry shampoo, I could not live without it – it’s a life saver! I’m not sure why I always go towards the cherry scent I don’t think they have such a strong scent but I have gone through countless bottles of this and the one I currently have is running out.

Liz Earle – Cleanse & Polish See Here

As you may of guessed from reading my previous posts I love Liz Earle. I haven’t had one of these for a couple of months and I thought it was time to treat myself to a new one. I cannot wait to start using this again!

Simple – Facial Wash Gel See Here

I don’t think I have ever used any other face wash for years, my current one is starting to run out and I thought I would stock up before it does. I used this every time I am in the shower to wash my face and my skin feels so clean and smooth after I use this.

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This is never a place I would normally shop, but my lovely boyfriend said I could buy a few bits from the website as he had credit in his account so I thought why not. They have an amazing range of beauty products & it took me forever to choose!

L’Oreal – Color Riche Matte in 430, Mon Jules See Here

I have never had anything from the Colour Riche range before and I thought it would be a perfect time to try it. I love matte lipsticks and I have heard so many good things about this formula especially this colour. I love a dark lip so it’s perfect for this time of year, I cannot wait to try it out!

L’Oreal – Colour Riche Matte in Blake’s Red

Unfortunately I can’t find this on the Littlewoods website anymore but I know that you can probably find it in your local drugstore. I don’t own too many red lipsticks and I thought I would pick another up from the same range. Here’s hoping I like the formula!

NYX – Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo See Here

I think everyone and their dog has one of these lip creams apart from me. I was overdue purchasing one of these and I was debating on the color for such a long time. In the end I went for Monte Carlo which is a beautiful dark red colour. I will let you know how I get on with the formula. I am hoping I love it as there are so many beautiful shades in the range.

L’Oreal – Infallible 24H Matte Foundation See Here

I have been on the hunt for a new drugstore foundation for a long time. I wanted to try something new and I heard so many good reviews I decided to pick it up. I got the shade Vanilla which is one of the lightest shades in the collection so fingers crossed I have colour matched myself correctly!

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That is everything I have brought in the month of December & I cannot wait to start using them! Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what you think of them.

-A x



22 thoughts on “December Buys

      1. Yeah it is sooo durable. I didn’t expect to be soo clumpy on the lips. It escape from the lip lines. Need 15 min to dry matte it doesn’t dry completely. Has a wierd smell. For the same price I love more Nyx Lingerie liquid lipstick. But it is not sooo bad just I don’t use it because I have better products around me. And my is somewhere I forgot about it haha


  1. L’Oréal foundation is my fav!!!! Hope the shade is right for you because I know if I pick up the wrong shade of a foundation it puts me off and end up not liking it even though everything else is great!

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