I feel like November went by so fast!! How is it December? I feel partly like the grinch sometimes because I cringe every time I hear Christmas music. I’m in denial that it’s December already but I’m sure once my tree is up I’ll like Will Farrell in ‘Elf’. I ended up doing a massive beauty haul (see here) but am still in the midst of trying a lot of things out- bring on the holiday partayyys. Two of the items in my favourites this month I actually got for free with Shoppers Drugmart points. Yay me!
–Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in ‘Babe Alert’
I decided to go for this after seeing so many positive reviews. It lasts ages and I love the applicator. It’s a bit of a bulky shape however – I wish it was more sleek!
–YSL Mon Paris Eau de Toilette
Since this came out I dreamed of owning it. It’s such a sexy, feminine scent without being strong or generic and it lasts ages on the skin. I don’t know why, but it’s always hard for me to spend money on perfume because it’s such an investment. What if I start hating it after I’m halfway through? What if I drop it? What if I find out someone annoying wears it? Jk, sort of. Lucky for me I got this free with Shoppers Optimum points- my Canadian readers will know what I’m talking about!
–L’oreal Paris x Balmain Lipstick in ‘Dominance’ and ‘Urban Safari’
This was a super exciting collab for me and I ordered this before it was available in Canada from Barneys New York. At $14US a pop they’re more expensive than normal L’oreal lipstick but I really love these colours. Currently I can’t find ‘Urban Safari’ which is such a shame because the packaging is so nice! Don’t fret, I’m planning to do a dedicated review on each shade I bought.
–Voluspa Coconut Wax Candle in ‘Crisp Champagne’
You can never go wrong with buying a Voluspa candle, EVER. They last ages and they don’t horribly smoke up your living room when you blow them out like regular candles do. This scent is a great year round ‘pleasant, but not over the top’ background scent.
–Clarins Multi-Active Yeux Eye Cream
I was recommended this by the lady working at Shoppers as I wanted to get the Biotherm Aquasource Eye Cream but hated how it’s in a pot. I find pot eye creams just don’t seem sanitary and I love that this has a cooling metal applicator, it’s not greasy but not too thin either.
–Caudalie Beauty Elixir
I know I’ve already talked about this before but this new special edition gold packaging has me feeling extra chic every time I use it, not to mention it looks beautiful on my vanity!
Have you tried any of these products or are there favourites I must try?