Monday, 4 January 2016

December Favourites

I literally haven't done a favourites post since July, but to be fair I didn't post much between July and December at all! I am trying my best to be on track with blogging though and my New Years resolution is to post at least once a week but at the moment I am trying to post every two days. The once a week resolution just keeps the pressure off if I miss a day.

It is the beginning of a New Year but before I completely let go of 2015 I have a few reflective posts such as favourites and recaps planned so let's dive right in to my December favourites.

Make-Up and Beauty

L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24H-Matte Mattifying Foundation: I had this foundation in my make-up bag for a while but I was so attached to my Rimmel foundation that it sat in the bottom of my bag lonely and unused. However, during the month of December I ran out of my Rimmel foundation and I was too lazy (and too cheap) to go out and buy a new one. Thus the age of the L'Oréal foundation began! This foundation is wonderful, it goes onto my skin so smoothly and gives amazing coverage without looking cakey. It lasts all day, it makes my skin look flawless, it doesn't make me feel oily or look shiny. It's just overall an amazing foundation and I am currently obsessed.


Scarf: I can't remember where or when I got this scarf but it is always a must-have for me during the winter months. It is the cosiest scarf I have ever come across and the lovely neutral light brown/creamy colour goes with absolutely anything. Especially in my wardrobe as 90% of my winter attire is black, white and grey. It also goes beautiful with my favourite beige winter boots.

Winter Socks: There is nothing better than a cosy pair of winter socks. Whether it's the obnoxiously fluffy kind that you wear around the house, or the really cute fashion kind that you wear with winter boots. I have have been loving wintery socks in December and a part of me will be sad when spring rolls along and it's too warm to wear them.

Rings: I am not a big Jewellery wearer, but this month I have once again started wearing both the ring that Jordan bought for me and a ring that I received from a family member this Christmas. They are both so pretty and shiny and I don't entirely understand why but I've been loving wearing them.

Food and Drink

Anything Home Cooked: Literally, after being in university for 3 months and living off pasta, pot noodles and onion rings I am so incredibly happy to be home with proper meals cooked by my mum (and the many meals we've gone out for). I usually have no motivation to cook for myself in the evenings so it's very, very nice to have them cooked for me for a few weeks.


December is the month of Vlogmas so I've been watching a LOT of YouTube this month. Some of my favourites have been: Zoella, MoreZoella, Abookutopia, Katie Snooks, SacconeJolys and PeruseProject.


Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas: I have talked about this series (Throne of Glass) a lot on my blog recently but that is simply because it is one of my favourite series right now and this instalment was no exception. There's been a lot of conflicting views on this book but I for one loved it. I'm not happy that I have to wait so long for the next one but at least I have the second instalment of A Court of Thorns and Roses in a few months to make the wait a little more bearable.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas: This is such a classic Christmas film and I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion but I think I actually like this film more than Elf. It's adorable, has songs and is just indescribably wonderful. Watching this film in December reminded me how much I love it, definitely one of my favourite Christmas films I watched this month. The post that goes with this film can be found here.

Serendipity: I did not expect to love this film as much as I did. I thought it would be too cheesy and annoying but I was wrong. It was just the right amount of cheesy and annoying and I loved it. I loved it so much that I gave it 5/5 Santa Faces. the post that went with this film can be found here.

Santa Tell Me by Ariana Grande: Celebrities' original Christmas songs can often be awful, cheesy and difficult to listen to, but I found myself playing this song on repeat throughout the month of December. It's just so catchy!

Walking In A Winter Wonderland/Be Happy by Pentatonix ft. Tori Kelly: I love Pentatonix any day, but this Christmassy mash up is amazing! Tori Kelly's voice is absolutely beautiful and the harmonies are on point. A must for my Christmas playlist.


Barry: Towards the end of the month my parents, Jordan and I spent a few hours in Barry with my dog, Bella. We walked along the beach and through the town and my mum took a few nice pictures. Bella loved it, even though she ran away from the waves of the sea like a child. Overall it was a lovely day and definitely my favourite of the places I went this month.

How I Met Your Mother: A while back Jordan and I decided we wanted to watch How I Met Your Mother from start to finish. It is such a brilliant show that we finished 3 seasons in about 2 weeks. Don't even judge me, it's winter break! The show is so incredibly funny and all the actors are amazing, I highly recommend this series if you haven't seen it yet.

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