Sunday, 25 December 2016

2016 December Favourites ♡

Twenty-sixteen is over. The last few months of this year flew by way to quickly. I have been really enjoying relaxing over the Christmas break, however I am still working as per usual. I have discovered a few amazing products this past month which I am very keen to share. Looking back at my past favourites posts has made me realise how much make up I have collected and how amazing some of the products have been this year. There has been so many new brands I have discovered and I am very pleased with my collection right now. 
Mario Badescu Skincare Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rose Water - This product gives me life. This was a random impulse by when I was standing in line, waiting to pay at Mecca Maxima. I turned to my left and there it was, this beautiful rose water for just $9.00. Believe me when I say that this product has made my skin so radiant and healthy looking. I use it before my make up, as a setting spray, throughout the day and before I go to bed. <- Maybe a little excessive but it is such a multi-functioning product and I am obsessed with it. 
Zoella Beauty Double Creme Body Cream - I love me some Zoella Beauty, especially her body creams. My collection is slowly growing. For staters, this body cream smells bloody amazing. It has this beautiful vanilla, marshmallow scent that is not sickly sweet at all. Moisturising is something that I struggle with because I am so lazy. However, this product makes my skin feel so incredibly soft that I am constantly wanting to moisturise.
Zoella Beauty Blissful Mistful Fragrance Body Mist - Surprise surprise another Zoella Beauty product. I absolutely love this fragrance. It is a very light fresh and floral scent that is perfect for spring and summer. It is not too over powering which is lovely for a day wear mist. 
Colour Pop Lippie Stix in 'Brink Matte' - This shade is a beautiful nude with a pink undertone. The formula is very hydrating, unlike many matte lip products that I have tried. It is very comfortable to wear and quick to apply because it is a crayon which makes it easy to line the lips. It is not super matte, it still has a sheen to it which is what I like because it does not make my lips look dry. 
Colour Pop Ultra Satin Lip in 'Dopey' - When I first swatched this shade, I did not like it because for some reason it appeared to have a really ashy undertone. The more I used it, the more I started to like it. It is a mauve shade (typical Sara), although it is more on the purple spectrum. I love the formula of this; Colour Pop lip products are known to be quite identical to Kylie Cosmetics, however Colour Pop ones are so much better. This has a satin finish so it is very comfortable to wear on the lips. They smell good too which is a bonus. 

Music:
Waves - Dean Lewis
Just Hold On - Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson
Starboy - The Weekend
Million Reasons - Lady Gaga
Can't Help Falling in Love (cover) - Christian Akridge
Fast Car (acoustic) - Jonas Blue
Perfect Strangers (acoustic) - Jonas Blue

Films:
HAIRSPRAY LIVE. If you know me you would know how much I bloody love Hairspray. I have been waiting for Hairspray Live since it was announced and it did not fail to amaze me. I love the cast so much! Derek Hough was literally born to be Corny Collins, Ariana Grande slayed my life and so did Garret Clayton, Ephraim Sykes, Jennifer Hudson and of course Maddie Baillio. . The choreography, music, costumes and set were amazing. I just want to re-watch it over and over again. 

The Little Things:
Pamper time has been something that I have been trying to incorporate in my week. It is a great way to relax and cleanse your soul. We all tend to have a minds focused on other things that we forget to take time out and treat ourselves, well for me at least. I love putting on a detoxifying mask to cleanse my skin, which has been something that I have been mistreating recently. Hand creams have become apart of my daily routine (honestly turning into my mother). I also love the simple yet dreadful tasks such as exfoliating and moisturising the entire body. I get so lazy when it comes to taking care of my body, so setting time to do all this is a really good self confidence/esteem booster. 

No make up days have also been amazing for my skin. I love wearing make up but sometimes I feel like my skin needs time to breath. I have always been a little self conscious when I don't wear make up but I am slowly, slowly learning to accept what I look like because there is no point wasting time caring about stupid things when we are all unique and beautiful. As dumb as this probably sounds, I find  sometimes skipping a few steps of my make up routine really helps in developing that positive self esteem. By getting out the house without make up, I have learnt that it is not the end of the world.

I hope you all have enjoyed 2016. It was a crazy year full of exciting beauty products, music and films. As well as a whole lot of life lessons and experiences. I hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Years. God bless.

Love Always,

Sara xo

2 comments:

  1. Do you have any other Colourpop product? I would like to try them out, just haven't had a chance to purchase them yet.
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  2. I have a couple of eye shadows, an eyeliner and some other lip products. I would recommend the creme gel eyeliner in 'swerve' and any of the satin liquid lipsticks. I also have whole post on Colour Pop coming out in the next few weeks with a full review on the products I own :) x

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