December Loves

NARS Charade Eyeshadow Duo: This duo is often recommended for people with brown eyes, and I can see why. I have lighter brown eyes with yellow flecks, and although I've always wished my eyes were dark like my sisters, I'm slowly realizing that it will never change and I have to deal with it. :( That said, I've been trying to use eyeshadows on a daily basis to compliment my peepers and this NARS duo is great at just that! The two colors go well together, and the purple goes well with darker shades for a smokey eye.
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Stromboli: Great coverage and consistency! I mix it with my Laura Mercier foundation just to get the perfect color for me. :)
NARS Little Darling Lipstick: This lipstick is so smooth and my most favorite thing about it is the color (darker nude)! I've been switching between this lipstick and my YSL lipstick (see below) everyday.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte 2 Sensual Silk Lipstick: This is my new favorite lipstick! It is a beautiful pinkish nude color and great for everyday wear. The formula of this is the best I've ever come across, and so is the packaging. Gorgeous! I do like NARS lipsticks and some of the MAC finishes but this has great color payoff, and is smooth and moisturizing.
MAC Coffee Eyeliner Pencil: I use it on my waterline for a less intense, defined look.
MAC Blunt Blush: My older sister let me use hers for a while, but I decided to buy my own because it is such a great contour powder for me.
MAC 109 Brush: I have been wanting this brush for a while and I'm glad I finally got my hands on it! Great for contouring.
L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara in Blackest Black: After three coats of this it looks like I have on fake lashes, and with my short lashes, that is a miracle! haha.
American Apparel Mouse Nail Polish: One of their new shades that I've worn most of the month.
Dogeared Necklaces: When it comes to necklaces, I'm pretty boring. I only go for dainty, simple necklaces and I love layering delicate pieces. This Karma necklace and this Lotus necklace from Dogeared are wonderful for that. They are timeless and I know I will love them forever.

December was a great month for me and I'm terribly sad it's almost over. I'm heading up to Colorado later this week to prepare for winter quarter: settle in my apartment, buy my textbooks and such. I hope you all are enjoying your holidays! What were your favorites this past month?


Happy Holidays!

I just love the holidays. I get to see my family and friends from back home, dress up for parties, eat delicious food, shop and spend time with my lovable Shih Tzu. I have been running around trying to buy presents and wrap them up before Christmas, but I have found some great things for myself as well (shown below). Yay!

Her name means "gift" in Hawaiian.

1) NARS Sheer Glow in Stromboli
2) NARS lipstick in Little Darling
3) NARS lipstick in Cruising
4) MAC lipstick in Creme D'nude
5) MAC lipstick in Pervette
6) MAC lipstick in High Tea
7) NARS eyeshadow duo in Charade
8) MAC eye pencil in Power Surge
9) MAC eye pencil in Coffee
10) MAC blush in Blunt (for contouring)
11) MAC eyeshadow in Brun
12) MAC eyeshadow in Woodwinked
13) MAC eyeshadow in Smut

I've been saving my money in Australia to buy these products when I got back to the states because they are so much cheaper! haha. I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season, and I'd love if you'd share your favorite parts about this time of year! :)