December Favorites

by Joyce in


I plan to do a "Best of Beauty 2013" post before the year ends, but at the same time I didn't want to forget about all of the products I've been loving this month. These products won't make it into my Top 13 of 2013 purely because I don't feel as if I've used them long enough, but I know they will be much loved for quite some time! 

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Tatcha Polished: Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder
I wish I remembered to use this more often (before now that is) and I just love mixing this fine powder with water for a gentle exfoliating cleanser. I just love the way it makes my skin feel. :) I'm curious to mix it with honey or even cleansing oil to see how my skin likes that! 

Lush Celebrate Hand & Body Lotion* 
Winter always calls for a luxurious body cream and this light and airy pick from Lush is a fast favorite. I reviewed it here, but I just have to say that it has given my long time favorite, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream a run for its money. This is limited edition, so run to a Lush shop soon if you want it. Plus all of the Lush holiday collection items are currently Buy 1 Get 1 on their website if you want to snag this and my other favorite, Santa's Lip Scrub!

Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation in Cream
This foundation is pricey, but it looks and feels GOOD. I wouldn't have bought it at $73, but I got it during Chantecaille's 30% off sale on Cyber Monday (Nordstrom price matches, did you know that??) and was happy to see that the shade I picked was a decent match. It has light to medium coverage and a really natural finish. I love the texture too - light and airy, yet feels almost moisturizing or protective on my skin. Perfect for winter in my book!

Sephora Formula X Nail Polish in Gray Matter
This is a nice new formulation from Sephora and I love this medium gray shade with purple undertones. It is opaque in one coat, and I really love the non-streaky easy to use formula. I definitely plan to grab more shades... besides the massive kit I bought LOL! 

BareMinerals Round the Clock Eyeliner in Midnight
Some of you might know that I've been on the hunt for a black liner that is creamy to apply, budgeproof and doesn't irritate my eyes. I think this might be the one - it seriously doesn't move on my monolids all day, and no itchy or watery eyes. Woohoo! 

What products made your December favorites list? Have you tried any of these products? I'd love to know!