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Thursday, December 31, 2009

December Favorites

Body Lotion

Lubriderm Advanced Therapy for Extra Dry Skin $8.49

Frigid Temperatures call for extra moisturizing & this lotion does the trick!
I don't feel sticky after having used this, but my skin feels well moisturized.


Coastal Scents Synthetic Wide Buffer Brush $14.95

This is the softest brush I own. There are no pricklies here! It has not shed since I bought it! It is super dense! I love using it to buff my foundation for a flawless finish!

e.l.f. Studio Blush Brush $3

I think this brush applies the perfect amount of powder product. I have not used it yet for cream bases. It may be used for both mediums. It allows me to perfectly control the placement of my blush before blending it.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the tiny brush that accompanies the jane eyeliner gel. It is thin stiff enough to make a perfect line. I've been using black eyeliner pencil, set with NYX black eyeshadow for the entire month.

Concealer Combo

Make Up For Ever (MUFE) 5 Camouflage Cream Palette - No. 4 $36
I applied this with my e.l.f. Studio Concealer brush.

MAC Warm Light Sculpt & Shape Powder to set. $14.75 from CCO.
I applied this with my MAC Special Edition Brush. (light side only)

Eye Makeup

My preferred look was soft neutral eyeshadow this month, as I wanted to play up my lips. My favorite combo was from an old Princess Marcella Borghese Holiday Set, along with a soft matte brown L'Oreal eyeshadow.

I am convinced these are MAC Dupes for the
Warm & Cozy Collection
. I feel like I can skip buying this one. I love saving money buy checking my current collection for dupes!

Embark, Mulled Cider, Modelette, Chamomile
Temptalia (blog) Reviews and Swatches

Blush Combo

L'Oreal HiP Blendable Blushing Creme GLORIOUS
NARS Mounia - This is from 2008 Holiday Collection. I believe it is being discontinued. It is the most beautiful blush I own. Great for women of color.

Lip Combo

Jordana Deep Purple Lip Liner $.50
NK Lip Crayon ROSEBLOOM $1
Ruby Kisses Red Velvet Lip Stick $1

L'Oreal HiP Shine Struck Liquid Lip Color ARRESTING
(Discontinued, but you still may be able to find in your local drugstore or Target)

This combo gave me the MAC Violetta look I have been dreaming about. Fake it til you make it!

I was obsessed with Navy Nail Polish! It isn't as dark as black, but it still has that chic, crisp sophisticated look. Lovely on active length nails.

Revlon Midnight Affair (Navy with Cobalt Flecks) $4.99

Gorgeous in the bottle. Needed 3 coats to achieve bottle color. HATED the brush, it was way to thin. It reminded me of a new MAC Dazzleglass brush...HARD! No staying power, easily chipped.

elf Dark Navy (almost black!) $1
Need base coat & Top coat. 3 coats to achieve bottle color. Hate the square bottle & cap, but getting used to it.

NK Midnight Blue (Cobalt) $1
Streaky, but pretty. Def need base & top coat. What else can one expect for a dollar?

Color Club Jewel Tone (Cobalt) Blue $1.99
Pretty. Could achieve Opacity with only 2 coats. Used with base & top coat.

Everything having been said, I should have probably just purchased the NARS Blue I was trying to dupe. LOL $15 is steep, especially since I'm not in love with that square bottle/cap combo. UGH!

You Tuber SongbirdDiva4Life

I love her channel. She is sophisticated, and classy. She has a huge makeup collection. Hubba hubba! She seems very approachable and sincere. Check her out!

Favorite Blogger

Traycee of KeepItSimpleSistah
She gives HONEST reviews on hair products. She seems to be a genuine sweet soul with a sincere helpful spirit.


  1. Great December faves. I watched SongBirdDiva4Life post on bright lipcolrs, very interesting and I loved it.

  2. Thanks for commenting Kimmy! Yes, she has a dazzling personality.


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