Wednesday, January 1, 2014

December Favorites!

Its 2014, which means its a totally new year! and its time for my monthly favorites!!
I can't believe December has come and gone...
1. Urban Outfitters Blossom Lip Gloss
I am not normally the lip gloss type of girl, but a wonderful friend gave this to me for Christmas, and I am totally in love with it, not only is it super cute, and filled with blossoms, but it smells yummy and actually does a great job of moisturizing my lips!
2. Mac's Painterly Paint Pot

an oldie but a goodie, this does a great job of keeping my shadows lasting all day long, but it has also doubled as a concealer. I use it to set my concealer, and my dark under eye circles stay hidden pretty much all day long!
3. Pixi's Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched

like the lip gloss, I am not normally one for bronzer, possibly because I am so fair and nothing is light enough for my complexion... until I tried this one! its slightly pinker than normal bronzers so it doubles as a blush, but gives my face the warmth of a bronzer, for a happy sunny California look!
4. Be A Bombshell.... in Sunset 
I've never tried a stick blush because I've heard too many people complain about how they break, but I got this in my monthly ispy bag (which i'll link below). This is a creamy blush that blends in with the warmth of my skin, and doesn't look cake-y, or streak-y. yay!
5. OPI's All Sparkly and Gold
this glitter, from the Mariah Carey collection, is the perfect holiday glitter! its gold with a slight hint of silver, which makes matching metals even better! but most of all it lasts and keeps on shining for days unlike some glitter polishes that get dull and crack easily.
6. Starlooks Obsidian Eyeliner 

I started wearing pencil eyeliner again, just because its so easy to apply, and takes less time and concentration than my gel liner. This one is great because its pure black and doesn't smudge and leave me with raccoon eyes...
1. J. Crew Pixie Pants
now I am not gona lie, this month has been comfort over fashion, I had finals, then got sick, then had to work a bunch, and there was the holidays, and with everything going on my outfits fell by the wayside, and my pixie pants  became my best friend. sturdy and yet comfortable these are definitely my go to pants!

 2. Scarves and Chain Fringe Pendants
these kind of go hand in hand, but I've been loving this combo, the fringe necklace is trendy and stylish and looks great layered under an infinity scarf. its that added glitz and glam to a winter outfit!
3. Gold Sparkle Flats
Twas the season to be jolly, and glittery! these flats kept me feeling festive this holiday season, despite the stress and cold I was undergoing at the time. plus they work as a neutral too so they basically went with every outfit!
4. J.Crew Elbow Patch Sweater
these sweaters are slightly oversized and were a hot ticket item this holiday season, but I managed to snag this maroon one and wore it obsessively! its so comfy and so cute!
5. J. Crew Oversized Cardigan
I know... too much J.Crew... but I can't help it... this oversized cardigan was also a lifesaver, it looks great with a white t-shirt and skinny jeans! (plus I can wear my gold sparkle flats too!) it was a go to for my December wardrobe.
1. Hogwarts Coffee Mug
my best friend knows me all too well, and combined my two great loves in life, Harry Potter, and coffee mugs! this will be my favorite mug to drink my tea and coffee from every morning.
2. Peppermint Hot Chocolate

so festive and so yummy, peppermint hot chocolate kept me in the mood for Christmas this year, despite everything else that I had on my mind.
3. Aladdin Travel Mug

because of this mug my trips to starbucks have been less frequent, and my pocket book a little bit bigger, I treated myself to a new travel mug since my old one was kinda small. but now I am motivated to make my own coffee instead of having the barista at starbucks do the same thing for me.

4. Ramones
My music of choice recently. I've been getting back into the grove of classic rock n roll, and the Ramones have that punky edge that makes listening to them so much fun!
5. Caesar Salad

not exactly the healthiest salad, but its tasty and keep my appetite smaller, so I'm less likely to snack on things that a far less healthy.
 6. Trader Joe's Chicken Enchiladas
in a month where I have practically done everything non-stop easy dinners are a must, and trader joes usually nails it in this department, and the chicken enchiladas are so yummy! it fills me up and its quick to make.
so there's my December favorites!! I hope you all had a merry Christmas and a happy new year!!
Tanti Abbracci!

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