Monday, 28 December 2015

December Favourites with Shy Life Living


Christmas is over. They are words I really didn't want to type but it's time to face the facts. I now have no excuse as to why I'm still eating everything in sight. 

I planned on having a little blogging break after Christmas in order to get my mojo back but guess what? My mojo is back and here to stay, starting with a collab!

Me and Sophie from Shy Life Living decided to team up and bring you our favourite things of the month. So here are my beauty favourites from December.


Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub
It's Winter, it's cold and our skin needs that extra bit of TLC to keep it feeling soft, that includes lips! Lip scrubs have been one of my staples for years now and to be quite frank, I'd be lost without it. I don't feel complete without having used it and it's damn tasty too. Do try to refrain from eating it (even though I have in the past, sorry not sorry). 

L'Oreal True Match Foundation
You may remember me babbling on about the L'Oreal Infallible Matte foundation in my Autumn Essentials that was posted back in November but it's fair to say I do regularly switch up my foundation now. 
Recently, I've been reaching for my trusty old True Match foundation as I love the finish it gives me, especially since it's been reformulated. My skin has been struggling a lot lately due to my insomnia playing up and lack of water so this product is just what I need to give me a lovely, healthy glow. Since getting back into this foundation, I tend to wear it with just a simple contour and highlight, no blush. 


MAC 'Diva' Lipstick
I may have only owned this lipstick for 3 days, but it's going in my favourites whether it's against the rules or not. Anyone who knows me will be aware that I've wanted to own this shade for so long and it so much happens that I was lucky enough to receive it for Christmas! My year is made.
The colour is perfect and exactly as beautiful as I thought it would be and not drying at all. As it's a MAC lipstick the pigmentation is bound to be amazing and so is its durability, I managed to eat my Christmas dinner without it budging one bit. 


Sophie and I also wanted to include a couple of non-beauty/fashion related favourites, just to mix it up a little you know.


ban.do Gold Ringleader Diary
How long was I looking for this planner you ask? TOO LONG. Unless you get the ban.do 18 month planners as soon as they're released, they're impossible little buggers to track down... Well, they were for me anyway. 
This product is everything I could ask for in a planner. It's spacious and also includes monthly and weekly pages. Bloggers need all the space to write everything down. I find it so useful when it comes to planning out my schedule (which I may do a post on soon) and it's just aesthetically pleasing really. 


Meg Says
For my final favourite, I wanted to include a Youtuber who's Vlogmas I have been loving this past month! So many people have been doing Blogmas, Vlogmas and every other type of "Ogmas" there is but Meg's videos definitely stuck out to me. 
Meg is so lovely and down to earth, her personality shines through which means it's hard not to enjoy her videos! She also gives a lot back to her viewers which I respect a lot and I would definitely recommend heading over to her channel or blog.

Make sure to check out Sophie's blog and say hi as her post includes her fashion favourites from December! Her photography is stunning and just total goals ok. You need Shy Life Living in your life. 

What are your December favourites?

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and stay tuned as I'll be sharing with you what I got for Christmas on Wednesday!

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  1. These are great favorites! I need to try True Match foundation and that planner looks amazing! :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. The True Match foundation is the one I go back to everytime!

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  2. That diary is SO lush!! I love it! Xx

    OliviaCheryl.com

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    1. It's the cutest and most colourful thing I own! x

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  3. Absolutely loved this post! The diary is so nice and I still really need to try the True match foundation! x

    http://www.theperksofmeg.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks gal! I'd totally recommend this foundation to anyone. x

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  4. Need that diary in my life!! Kat, you know I'm almost as addicted to stationary as you are! haha! I got my first MAC lipstick and lip pencil this year so I'm very proud of myself!

    Dee | Prompts by Dee xoxo

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    1. You're right, you DO need it! >:)
      Welcome to the MAC party, once you start you won't stop. xx

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  5. Diva has been my favourite lipstick lately too. I have the popcorn lip scrub at the moment, it's not half as nice as the bubblegum one! Won't make that error again haha x

    Tamz || http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. I've tried the popcorn one in the past and NOPE, it's just not for me haha! x

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  6. Love L'Oreal True Match! I haven't tried the new formula/bottle yet, so I'm hoping I love it just as much :)

    Karishma | http://www.beneaththebrush.com

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    1. I'm 99% sure the new formula has made me love it even more. It sits on my skin so nicely!

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  7. YOU GOT DIVA!! You are going to look so stunning with it on girl ... I am still to get it though... I WILL have it soon! Also .. I LOVE that diary so so much ... I am on the hunt for a new one so will see if I can hunt it down. If not ... Paperchase have some GORGEOUS ones!
    Saira
    www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
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    1. I linked the diary above, I got it on ASOS! BUT Paperchase have a really good sale on right now, good shout. xxx

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  8. I am actually really tempted to buy diva now!! Kat your a bad influence haha only joking! I have that foundation but it is still way to dark for me even though it is in the lightest shade #palepeopleproblems


    http://thriftyvintagefashion.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Do it, do it! Omg really? I know The Body Shop do lightening drops for foundations but that might be a bit of a faff. Worth a try though as it's a great foundation! x

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  9. i just find your blog <3
    i enjoyed your post <3
    Greetings from Greece.
    beautyisallaround6.blogspot.com

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  10. Loved doing this post with you!! You're one of my absolute faves so it was great to do. Loving your favourites and the lipstick looks beautiful!!XX

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    1. Aw love you. The lipstick is absolutely beauuut! xx

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  11. I was lucky enough to receive Mac - Diva also and the Lush Lip Scrub for Christmas! They're definitely some of my December favourites also! I loved reading this post x

    itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah I'm so happy for you, they're the best! :)

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  12. I love the lipstick! :)) And the diary? OMG it is gorgeous, I want one!♥:))
    CAPTURING MY LIFE blog

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    1. Isn't it just SO cute? I'm obsessed with it!

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  13. These are some lovely favourites! I love the Bubblegum lip scrub, it is so tasty and keeps the lip flakes at bay at this time of year. So jealous of your ban.do planner, I put this exact one on my xmas list but sadly Santa didn't deliver it to me haha. MAC's Diva is so hyped about and it looks gorgeous :) x
    Charlotte's Road

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    1. It's a lifesaver for my lips too!
      You should totally buy yourself the planner as an after Christmas treat. ;) x

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  14. I love your written voice, this was such a pleasure to read! The Lush bubble gum lip scrub is my absolute favourite flavour of all of them. The only positive about Christmas being over is the fact that the Lush sale is on, am I right?

    Bethany | Curly and Wordy

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  15. Lovely post! And some really lovely things in there! Need to get one of those planners! And that lipstick looks gorgeous! I've also been told that that foundation is worth trying too and also being like you i like to change my foundation up once in a while so need to give this a go!

    heldtogetherbypins.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I remember following Meg Says BEFORE she has a Youtube channel. She has been doing a great job.
    Lovely post, Kat!

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  17. I have all of the LUSH lip scrubs and it's so hard to choose a favourite, they are amazing though!

    Great post Kat! xo

    Holly | www.thekittyluxe.com

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  18. That lipstick looks sooo pretty!! I also NEED that lip scrub! I've heard good things about it and my lips could definitely use it!

    Shannon Sage

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  19. LOVE L'Oreal True Match foundation! It's been my everyday foundation for almost a year!

    Elesaurus | elesaurus.com

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  20. I keep seeing the Lush lip scrubs around and I really want to give them a go!

    Cultivation of Jasmin

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