Sunday, 3 January 2016

A few of my favourite things: December

This is a new series of posts I am introducing to the blog that will feature my monthly favourites! I'll be posting them at the end of every month or the beginning of the month after.

As 2015 came to a close, here are a few of my favourite things from December...

First up, is The Body Shop's Fuji Green Tea set which includes body lotion, body wash and a shower puff. I love the smell of the Fuji Green Tea, it is one of my favourite releases of the year and I would recommend purchasing these while you can!
Mine came in a small cube box for $9.95, and when I go back to the store again I'm hoping to buy larger bottles.
I use the body wash in the shower and then moisturize with the lotion when I'm dry- and both are the perfect combination for skin that is glowing, moisturized, and smelling soft and fresh.

The other item in the photograph below is The Body Shop's Moringa Body Butter.
I only purchased the 50mL as I wasn't sure how frequently I would use it considering I had also purchased the Fuji Green Tea lotion.
The Moringa Body Butter is a thick butter which is a combination of shea butter + cocoa butter. I quite like it as it is different from the Fuji Green Tea lotion and leaves my skin feeling silky and refreshed; although I do prefer the lotion as it is lighter and leaves my skin smelling for longer.

I recently purchased my first pair of Doc Martens a few days ago after admiring them from afar for quite a while now. I've been waiting for my feet to stop growing so I can finally invest in a pair (size 39 EUR, of course!) in the lovely cherry red.
I contemplated buying the plain black ones however the cherry caught my eye and I couldn't resist going with this colour. I luckily scored them for a bargain price of $150 from Platypus Shoes and I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
I wore them for the first time today and throughout the day my feet were slowly killing me but once I break them in they should -hopefully- be the comfiest shoes ever.

I've been loving the Smashbox Full Exposure Eyeshadow palette, and even though I purchased this in November 2013 in Hawaii I've only really been using it frequently up until now. I like the gold shimmer and I think it's perfect for the holiday season.
The neutral shades work with every outfit which is good because instead of having colourful eyelids, I like to go for a bright or bold lip colour. Kate Moss' Rimmel London in shade 107 has been my favourite as of late, and it is a deep matte red. I find that it doesn't stay on for long amounts of time so I think I should invest in a lip liner!

When I went to the QVB in Sydney I picked up this bronzer from Mecca Maxima. I've been using my bronzer from H&M in Italy for over a year now and as it has almost run out I thought it was time to try another one. This one is the Too Faced Beach Bunny bronzer, which will hopefully last me as long as the one from H&M has!
I'm naturally very pale and I'm not a huge fan of spray tans or DIY tanning, so I use bronzer to help give me a slightly darker glow.
I'm excited to use it after reading positive reviews online, and how incredibly cute and adorable is the packaging? I love how compact and small the bronzer is- perfect for taking away or even fitting it into a purse to use on the go.

For Christmas I was given a Haigh's Chocolate Teddy Tin. This was a part of their Christmas range this year and the milk chocolate teddies are absolutely delicious. Not only are the chocolates themselves good, but the tin and wrapping are stunning too; and would be perfect to store other Christmas sweets after the chocolates have been eaten.

What are your favourite things? Let me know in the comments below!



  1. Right now I haven't picked up any new favorites - but the urban decay setting spray and makeup forever hd foundation are still worth the hype.

  2. The urban decay setting spray looks really good! Next time I see it I will definitely try it out.


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