Saturday, December 30, 2017

December 2017 Monthly Favorites!

Here at my top 5 products that I have been loving this month: 

Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color Blush Powder in S214 "Rosewood Blush" ~ full size $29.00 (sample size shown here). A unique pressed powder formula providing intense color payoff.

This is just a mini size blush that I picked up as a Sephora point item and I wasn't actually sure about the colour when I first got it; but, it is gorgeous! It's a deeper rose shade and it looks so warm on the cheeks! I haven't tried very many Make Up For Ever products yet, but this has opened my eyes to start trying more! 

Fronaturals Facial Elixir ~ $34.99 CAN. We’ve taken 4 of the most powerful skin nurturing natural ingredients and created this amazing formula. It will have a deeply transformative effect on your skin. All you have to do is massage four to five drops directly into your face, or add it to your usual moisturizer. In just a few days you’ll see a massive difference in the tone and texture of your skin, and other people will notice it too. That’s the power of high strength natural ingredients. Developed with over an year of  testing and based on a proprietary formula, this will make your skin feel so good you will wonder why you didn't find this earlier.

I did a whole review on this serum on a Skincare Sunday and you can see my full thoughts here! This has been a standout skincare product over the last 2/3 months that I have been trying it! My breakouts have gone down an insane amount and it doesn't claim to help with that; but, I haven't been using anything else new in my skincare routine - and my skin has been looking really clean and smooth and I'm giving all the credit to this elixir! I use this every night as my nighttime serum. I also love that this is vegan and a small Calgary company! 

Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in "Santa Ana" ~ $19.90. OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick is a one step full lip color that does not feather. These vibrant colors will give you a vivacious new look.They are creamy and soft in texture, moisturizing the lips and creating a long lasting lipstick effect. No need to use lipliner, this liquid lipstick gives a beautiful edge to your lip look!

I have been really impressed with all the Ofra products that I have tried! I received this in a Boxycharm and this shade Santa Ana is described as a "berry rose and universally flattering pink shade with a hydrating matte finish." This shade is unreal GORGEOUS! I tend to wear my lips but better shades but I have wore this all month! Also, this formula is amazing - it drys down but is actually not uncomfortable, it lasts all night - I wore it for 8+ hours through meals, drinks, kissing the baby, ect. and it wore so well and I did not touch it up and it still looks great! 

Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Diamond Dust ~ mini size set 3 for $33.00 or full size for $31.00 each. A brilliant and long-wearing, liquid glitter eyeshadow. 

I included these liquid eye shadows in Kitten Karma and Smoky Storm in my November favorites too (and spoiler alert - they will be in my 2017 favs too because they are just that good!) You can see my full review, swatches and makeup looks of the 3 shades I have from this line here! Diamond Dust is described as sheer silver and multicolor - this wasn't a shade I thought I was going like and I have use it so much! Love these! 

Pur Cosmetics - Soiree Diaries Eyeshadow Palette ~ $34.00 US. The pro secret is out! Creating a flawless eye look is super simple if you have the perfect mix of neutral, copper and bronze shades handy. Now you can turn everyday and night into a soiree with this super versatile 12-piece eye shadow collection. Filled with highly pigmented and silky smooth shadows, the four versatile matte shades, four satin shades and four shimmers work flawlessly together for all skin tones. Super blendable and anything but basic, this essential palette takes the guesswork out of your eye look. Just use the colors in the vertical rows from top to bottom for highlight, definition and drama.

This is another Boxycharm find! It took me a few months to really dive in and use this - if you are interested in seeing my swatches and a makeup look with this palette I always try to include makeup try-ons with my Boxycharm reviews, so you can check it out here! I love the range of mattes, satins and shimmers and I find I can just get a ton of looks out of this palette! So pretty! 

And, for fun this month, how great is it thatI managed to get a makeup looking using 3 of my favs from this month in 1 look! 

I've got the Pur Cosmetics Soiree Diaries palette on the eyes, the Ofra lipstick in Santa Ana on the lips, and the Make Up For Ever Blush S214 Rosewood Blush on the cheeks! Now you can see why I have been loving all of these products this month! 

What were you loving in December? 


  1. I was reaching for that Ofra lip a lot this month too!

  2. I was so surprised by the PUR palette! The last one I tried from them was horrible, but this one, I can't get enough of.