🎄🦌December Look Book🦌🎄

Hello everyone! Happy New Year! Going into this next year, I am feeling very positive.

This last year has been fine, but not great.. I did have a few unpleasant things happen in my life. But there were also good things. I started my makeup instagram and this blog, and exponentially grew my makeup collection.

In this next year though, I will get to continue with my blogging, and that can only be good! I will also finish my Master’s degree, which is very exciting. And then, I will have to find a real job……. *gulp*. Hopefully, there are some out there when I graduate. However, my back up plan is to continue teaching lab sections at my university, and work part time at Sephora. How does that sound? Haha. That will be just until I find a job that relates to my field.

Anyways, here are some of my favourite photos from December. You will notice I changed my nails quite often, because the holidays always inspire me a lot when it comes to manis. I also did quite a few eye looks!

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At the beginning of this month I got to use my November Scratch MMK. It arrived on literally the last day of November, but it worked out since it feels kind of Christmas-y! You can check out my full post on the November Scratch MMK here.

Products Used: 

  1. UNT Ready for Take Off Peel Off Base Coat
  2. CND Creative Play “Crimson Like it Hot”
  3. Sinful Colors “Bon Bons”
  4. Nail wraps from Novembers’s @NinaNailedIt MMK
  5. Onedor No Wipe Top Coat

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dec06-2

Because I was craving snow, I decided to do a really simple winter mani. I give a detailed explanation of how I did this manicure in my Six Holiday Nail Art Manicures post, which you can read here.

Products Used

  1. Orly Bonder Rubberized Base Coat
  2. OPI “Check Out the Old Geysirs”
  3. China Glaze “White on White”
  4. Finger Paints “Easel Come, Easel Go!”
  5. Nina Ultra Pro “Dime Piece”
  6. Dotting tool for the snow polkadots
  7. Toothpick to place the glitters
  8. China Glaze “Fairy Dust”
  9. Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

dec06

A value set that I picked up a couple of months ago was the bareMinerals Nudes for Days kit, which included three deluxe GEN NUDE Buttercream Lipglosses and three deluxe GEN NUDE Matte Liquid Lipcolors. This was the perfect set to get, since I hadn’t tried either of those formulas. You can read my review on this set, and these formulas, here.

dec07

Because I am obsessed with snowflake manicures, I decided to do anther more classy version. This manicure was also in my Six Holiday Nail Art Manicures post.

Products Used

  1. UNT Ready For Takeoff Peel Off Base Coat
  2. OPI “Glacier Bay Blues”
  3. What’s Up Nails Nail Vinyls: Snowfall and Merry Snowflakes Stencils
  4. What’s Up NailsAurora Pigment 
  5. Onedor No Wipe Top Coat

dec10

Oh look! More snowflakes on my nails lolol. But this time I also went with the theme of knitting/fair isle patterns. Another manicure that was in my Six Holiday Nail Art Manicures post.

Products Used

  1. UNT Ready For Takeoff Peel Off Base Coat
  2. Essie “Merino Cool”
  3. China Glaze “White on White”
  4. Finger Paints “Easel Come, Easel Go!”
  5. What’s Up Nails Nail Vinyls: SnowfallKnitting Stitches, and Knit Your Own Sweater Tape Stencils
  6. CinaRhinestones
  7. Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

dec13-2

This is one of the three looks that I did with my Winkylux Kitten Palette that I received in December’s BoxyCharm. It was fun to play around with greens, since I don’t usually. You can read my full post on December’s BoxyCharm here.

Makeup Used

BROWS @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow Pomade “Medium Brown”
@nyc_cosmetics_ Clear Brow Gel
*
EYES @makeupforeverofficial Full Cover Concealer
@winky_lux Kitten Palette
@katvondbeauty Ink Liner “Trooper”
@rimmellondoncan Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal “Black”
@covergirl Clump Crusher “Very Black”
@ardellbeauty Faux Mink Lashes “811”

dec13

This was another photo that I put together using products from December’s BoxyCharm. This has the same eye look as above, but is paired with the Laqa & Co. Cloud Lips in the shade “Sunshower”. I love the contrast of green and red. So Christmas-y!

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Something that I HAD to get this month was the Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette. I had been humming and hawing over it since it was released, BUT, it went on sale on Sephora from $72 CAD to $36 CAD. So suffice it to say, I had to have it at that point. And boy am I glad I did get it! This is hands down my favourite makeup product of 2017. The quality is unparalleled. You can read my full review of this palette here.

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Here is the first look that I did with the UD Heavy Metals Palette! I went with something that wasn’t too crazy, since I did have to go to work.

Makeup Used

BROWS @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow Pomade “Medium Brown”
@nyc_cosmetics_ Clear Brow Gel
*
EYES @makeupforeverofficial Full Cover Concealer
@tartecosmetics Clay Play Face Shaping Palette
@urbandecaycosmetics Heavy Metals Eyeshadow Palette ➡️ “Scream” all over lid
@katvondbeauty Ink Liner “Trooper”
@rimmellondoncan Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal “Black”
@covergirl Clump Crusher “Very Black”
@ardellbeauty Faux Mink Lashes “811”

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dec15

Here is a full face photo with that same eye look.

Makeup Used

BROWS @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow Pomade “Medium Brown”
@nyc_cosmetics_ Clear Brow Gel
*
EYES @makeupforeverofficial Full Cover Concealer
@tartecosmetics Clay Play Face Shaping Palette
@urbandecaycosmetics Heavy Metals Eyeshadow Palette ➡️ “Scream” all over lid
@katvondbeauty Ink Liner “Trooper”
@rimmellondoncan Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal “Black”
@covergirl Clump Crusher “Very Black”
@ardellbeauty Faux Mink Lashes “811”
*
FACE @toofaced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Primer
@maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation “120”
@tartecosmetics Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer Concealer “Light Neutral”
@maybelline Fit Me Loose Powder “Fair-Light”
@anastasiabeverlyhills Contour Powder “Fawn”
@toofaced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer “Milk Chocolate”
@physiciansformula Butter Bronzer “Light Bronzer”
@sephoracollection Winter Flush Blush Palette
@smashboxcosmetics Spotlight Palette “Pearl”
*
LIPS @urbandecaycosmetics Vice Lipstick “Ravenswood”

Dec16

As we got closer to Christmas, I started to use more classic Christmas elements in my manis. The star of the show with this one was definitely the reindeer. Hehe! You can read more about this mani in, you guessed it, my Six Holiday Nail Art Manicures post.

Products Used

  1. UNT Ready For Takeoff Peel Off Base Coat
  2. CND Creative Play “Crimson Like It Hot”
  3. China Glaze “White on White”
  4. Nina Ultra Pro “Big Spender”
  5. China Glaze “Counting Carats”
  6. Orly “Country Club Khaki”
  7. China Glaze “Unplugged”
  8. What’s Up Nails Nail Vinyls: Wrapping Paper and Deer Stencils
  9. La Paloma Boutique Gold Triangle Nail Studs
  10. Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

dec17

This was my first very Christmas-inspired eye look. It was really fun creating this look, and I got to use three shades in the UD Heavy Metals Palette.

Makeup Used

BROWS @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow Pomade “Medium Brown”
@nyc_cosmetics_ Clear Brow Gel
*
EYES @makeupforeverofficial Full Cover Concealer
@anastasiabeverlyhills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
@urbandecaycosmetics Heavy Metals Eyeshadow Palette ➡️ “Glamrock”on inner corner and inner lid, “Afterparty” on outer lid and “Mullet” on lower lash line.
@katvondbeauty Ink Liner “Trooper”
@rimmellondoncan Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal “Black”
@covergirl Clump Crusher “Very Black”
@ardellbeauty Faux Mink Lashes “811”

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dec17-3

Here is a full face photo with that same eye look. I was going to a friend’s Christmas party!

Makeup Used

BROWS @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow Pomade “Medium Brown”
@nyc_cosmetics_ Clear Brow Gel
*
EYES @makeupforeverofficial Full Cover Concealer
@anastasiabeverlyhills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
@urbandecaycosmetics Heavy Metals Eyeshadow Palette
@katvondbeauty Ink Liner “Trooper”
@rimmellondoncan Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal “Black”
@covergirl Clump Crusher “Very Black”
@ardellbeauty Faux Mink Lashes “811”
*
FACE @toofaced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Primer
@maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation “120”
@tartecosmetics Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer Concealer “Light Neutral”
@maybelline Fit Me Loose Powder “Fair-Light”
@anastasiabeverlyhills Contour Powder “Fawn”
@toofaced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer “Milk Chocolate”
@physiciansformula Butter Bronzer “Light Bronzer”
@sephoracollection Winter Flush Blush Palette
@smashboxcosmetics Spotlight Palette “Gold”
*
LIPS @urbandecaycosmetics Vice Lipstick “Ravenswood”

dec18-2

Here is the last nail look that I included in my Six Holiday Manicures post. I liked how playful this one turned out 🙂

Products Used

  1. UNT Ready For Takeoff Peel Off Base Coat
  2. China Glaze “Ruby Pumps”
  3. China Glaze “White on White”
  4. CND Creative Play “Crimson Like It Hot”
  5. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure “On Pines and Needles”
  6. What’s Up NailsAurora Pigment 
  7. What’s Up Nails Nail Vinyls: Peppermint CandyForest, and Candy Cane Stencils
  8. CinaRhinestones
  9. Onedor No Wipe Top Coat

dec18

A brand new purchase for me in December was the Sephora Collection Winter Flush Blush Palette, and I have been using nothing else since! This blush palette has such beautiful shades, is so blendable, and was also so affordable! I am so happy I picked it up. You can check out my full review here.

dec19

Here is a flat lay of December’s BoxyCharm. The theme was Glitz & Glam, so I was really happy with how on-theme this picture turned out!

dec21

Here is the other Christmas look that I did with the Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette. I am really starting to like playing with greens! They look really great on brown eyes.

Makeup Used

BROWS @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow Pomade “Medium Brown”
@nyc_cosmetics_ Clear Brow Gel
*
EYES @makeupforeverofficial Full Cover Concealer
@anastasiabeverlyhills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
@urbandecaycosmetics Heavy Metals Eyeshadow Palette ➡️ “Maiden” on inner corner and “Mullet” on lid
@katvondbeauty Ink Liner “Trooper”
@rimmellondoncan Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal “Black”
@covergirl Clump Crusher “Very Black”
@ardellbeauty Faux Mink Lashes “811”

dec21-2

dec21-3

OK, last snowflake mani of the month, I promise. I was sooo happy with this one though 😉

Products Used

  1. UNT Ready For Takeoff Peel Off Base Coat
  2. OPI “Check Out the Old Geysirs”
  3. China Glaze “White on White”
  4. Finger Paints “Easel Come, Easel Go!”
  5. Orly “Tiara”
  6. What’s Up Nails Aurora Pigment 
  7. What’s Up Nails Nail Vinyls: Snowfall and Merry Snowflakes Stencils
  8. Onedor No Wipe Top Coat

dec24

For Christmas Eve Day, I went for classic glam with a bling-y eye and deep red lip. You don’t often see me wearing red lipstick, so this was special!

BROWS @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow Pomade “Medium Brown”
@nyc_cosmetics_ Clear Brow Gel
*
EYES @makeupforeverofficial Full Cover Concealer
@tartecosmetics Clay Play Face Shaping Palette
@urbandecaycosmetics Heavy Metals Eyeshadow Palette
@sephoracollection Wink-It Felt Liner “01 Little Black Dress”
@rimmellondoncan Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal “Black”
@covergirl Clump Crusher “Very Black”
*
FACE @toofaced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Primer
@maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation “120”
@tartecosmetics Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer Concealer “Light Neutral”
@maybelline Fit Me Loose Powder “Fair-Light”
@anastasiabeverlyhills Contour Powder “Fawn”
@toofaced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer “Milk Chocolate”
@physiciansformula Butter Bronzer “Light Bronzer”
@sephoracollection Winter Flush Blush Palette
@smashboxcosmetics Spotlight Palette “Pearl”
*
LIPS @urbandecaycosmetics Vice Lipstick “Rock Steady”

dec27

If you read my Sephora Christmas Wishlist post, you will know that I have been wanting to try some of the Sephora Collection #Lipstories Lipsticks. Well, I went ahead and got one of each finish (matte, cream and metal)! I will be doing a review on these lipsticks very soon! The shades shown here are 01 Brunch Date (Matte), 13 Coconut Grove (Metal) and 36 Spring Break (Cream).

dec29-3

An unexpected purchase this month was the Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette 2! Who knew a second one was coming out?! I was so excited when I spotted it in an obscure place on the Sephora website, so I went in the next day to track it down. My local Sephora only had one, so I snapped it up.

While this palette is absolutely gorgeous, a few superficial things weird me out. For one, the packaging is literally EXACTLY the same as the original Clay Play Palette. Like you can’t tell the difference, except for the sticker on the back of the palette. Also, all the shade names are the same, even though some shades are definitely different between the two palettes.. So it’s just kind of weird.

I will be doing a comparison post on the original and this new Clay Play soon!

dec29

dec31-3

For New Years, I did three different eye looks, to hopefully give inspiration to anyone that needed it. I wanted to do three different types of looks, so this first one was a classic glam smokey eye. I was soo happy with the smooth blend that I accomplished with this one. That is usually the most difficult part with smokey eyes that use black.

Makeup Used

BROWS @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow Pomade “Medium Brown”
@nyc_cosmetics_ Clear Brow Gel
*
EYES @makeupforeverofficial Full Cover Concealer
@anastasiabeverlyhills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
@tartecosmetics Clay Play Face Shaping Palette
@urbandecaycosmetics Heavy Metals Eyeshadow Palette
@stilacosmetics Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow “Diamond Dust”
@sephoracollection Wink-It Felt Liner “01 Little Black Dress”
@rimmellondoncan Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal “Black”
@covergirl Clump Crusher “Very Black”
@ardellbeauty Faux Mink Lashes “811”

dec31-4

dec31-6

Here is the second look that I did. For some reason I was really feeling a purple and gold eye for New Years. Does anyone else associate New Years with this colour combo? I was also just really wanting to play with some of the brighter colours in the UD Heavy Metals Palette.

Makeup Used

BROWS @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow Pomade “Medium Brown”
@nyc_cosmetics_ Clear Brow Gel
*
EYES @makeupforeverofficial Full Cover Concealer
@hudabeauty Desert Dusk Palette
@tartecosmetics Clay Play Face Shaping Palette
@urbandecaycosmetics Heavy Metals Eyeshadow Palette
@sephoracollection Wink-It Felt Liner “01 Little Black Dress”
@rimmellondoncan Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal “Black”
@covergirl Clump Crusher “Very Black”
@ardellbeauty Faux Mink Lashes “811”

dec31-5

dec31

And here is the last look that I did, and the one that I actually wore out for New Years.

Makeup Used

BROWS @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow Pomade “Medium Brown”
@nyc_cosmetics_ Clear Brow Gel
*
EYES @makeupforeverofficial Full Cover Concealer
@tartecosmetics Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette
@tartecosmetics Clay Play Face Shaping Palette
@urbandecaycosmetics Heavy Metals Eyeshadow Palette
@stilacosmetics Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow “Kitten Karma”
@sephoracollection Wink-It Felt Liner “01 Little Black Dress”
@rimmellondoncan Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal “Black”
@covergirl Clump Crusher “Very Black”
@ardellbeauty Faux Mink Lashes “811”

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And here is a picture of me with that last look on!

Makeup Used

BROWS @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow Pomade “Medium Brown”
@nyc_cosmetics_ Clear Brow Gel
*
EYES @makeupforeverofficial Full Cover Concealer
@tartecosmetics Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette
@tartecosmetics Clay Play Face Shaping Palette
@urbandecaycosmetics Heavy Metals Eyeshadow Palette
@stilacosmetics Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow “Kitten Karma”
@sephoracollection Wink-It Felt Liner “01 Little Black Dress”
@rimmellondoncan Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal “Black”
@covergirl Clump Crusher “Very Black”
@ardellbeauty Faux Mink Lashes “811”
*
FACE @toofaced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Primer
@maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation “120”
@tartecosmetics Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer Concealer “Light Neutral”
@maybelline Fit Me Loose Powder “Fair”
@anastasiabeverlyhills Contour Powder “Fawn”
@toofaced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer “Milk Chocolate”
@physiciansformula Butter Bronzer “Light Bronzer”
@sephoracollection Winter Flush Blush Palette
@stilacosmetics Heaven’s Hue Highlighter “Kitten”
@smashboxcosmetics Spotlight Palette “Gold”
*
LIPS @urbandecaycosmetics Vice Lipstick “Ravenswood”

Well, that’s it for this month! What looks did you create? What type of looks would you like to see me do during January?? I can forewarn you that I won’t be doing very many manis, since I just cut down all of my nails drastically. So they won’t be grown out for 3 weeks or so.

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