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I decided it might be a fun little posting series to share with you some of the personal items in makeup, beauty, and fashion that I buy in the span of a month. Part of the reason why I wanted to start blogging from the beginning was because I love being a consumer. I am not and have never claimed to be the authority on anything more than what I personally like. This also isn’t really a review, just simply showing you some fun new items I grabbed with my own money.

Scrunci headbands:

scruni headbandsI am dealing with some post-baby hair loss around my hairline. I will have a post about that soon too. I bought these when I realized I needed a bang trim and I couldn’t pull them back with a bobby pin like I normally would because of my bald patches. They are also perfect for the gym when I want to pull my bangs back out of my face. They haven’t been slipping at all which is normally a problem for me with headbands. I probably wear these too often lately- hopefully the headband is not rubbing off any of my fine little baby hairs that are growing back! 

The Body Shop Sweet Almond Oil Nail Polish Remover

the body shop sweet almond oil nail polish removerI needed something to get me back to a certain status or earn points on my card or something, so I bought this. I can always use more nail polish remover! It actually smells decent and I already used it to get plato out of my carpet!

Bite Agave Lip Mask in Champagne

bite agave lip mask in champagneI have the original lip mask and really like it. I misplaced it at some point during our move so I haven’t had it in a while. I have been hearing great things about it, and Phyrra was telling me she swears by it so I decided to grab one. I have since learned they came out with a rosy, red wine tint called Smashed, and I wish I got to test that in store, but I think I still would’ve left with the Champagne.

Dior Addict Lip Glow in Coral

dior lip glow coralI was between the Bite Agave Lip Mask and the Dior Créme de Rose one and decided to go Bite for the lip balm and Dior for a fun lipstick. I still really want to try Créme de Rose sometime because I LOVE the way it feels when I try it in store, but I’ve also wanted to try the Lip Glow for ages so I’m glad I picked it up. Coral is a limited edition shade so I went that route instead of the regular one. 

Josie Maran Coconut Water Color Eyeshadow in Rio de Rose Gold

coconut water color eyeshadow josie maranThis came as part of a gift set from Josie Maran that I originally planned on picking up but they didn’t have it in store. They offered to order it for me, but as I was debating back and forth I realized I already owned the oil, the luminizer, and a couple other things. I ended up buying a full size of the Rio de Rose Gold since that was what was attracting me to the set to begin with. I spent my 500 point perk on a Josie Maran set though, so it’s all good! If you want to read about the gift set I was talking about and see some swatches of the Rio de Rose Gold, check out Intrubeauty.

Josie Maran Infinity Lip & Cheek Creamy Oil in Everlasting Honey

lip and cheek creamy oil everlasting honey josie maranI have a mini size of this from the duo that I reviewed here. I loved it so much I picked up the full size while they were having a sale.

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance in Highlight

laaura mercier matte baked radiance highlightI’ve been dying to try this for a while for no other reason than it’s a highlighter and I didn’t own it yet. LOL I’ve only tried it a couple times but really like it already. It gives the lit from within glow rather than being overly sparkly or opaque. I love it so far! 

Sephora Perfecting Ultra Smoothing Primer

sephora ultra smoothing primerI bought this as a less expensive option when trying to replace my Lancome La Base Pro. So far so good. This leaves my skin looking and feeling velvety smooth and my foundation looks amazing over top. We will have to see how long it lasts me and hopefully it doesn’t break me out! I think those with dry skin like mine will really like this.

Well that concludes my December Beauty Buys! I almost never spend this much in a month, but I was drawn in by some really good sales, and a $25 off of $50. Gets me every time!

Did you buy anything beauty or makeup stuff this month? 

20 Comments on December 2014 Beauty Buys

  1. Jessica T
    December 30, 2014 at 5:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Good picks! I’ve really been into Josie Maran lately with that watercolor eyeshadow and her creamy lip and cheek oils. I have the original Dior Lip Glow and love it, you’ll have to show me the color of this one sometime!

    • justina
      December 30, 2014 at 9:27 pm (3 years ago)

      I like it a lot so far! I am tempted to get the other one too. I am making some returns at Sephora tomorrow and I might buy the original too, we’ll have to see!

  2. Brooke @ Blushing Noir
    December 30, 2014 at 9:33 pm (3 years ago)

    That Dior is an HG of mine. A little luxury I’ll never give up!

  3. Cindy (Prime Beauty)
    December 30, 2014 at 9:36 pm (3 years ago)

    I’ve bought so much this month, I’m afraid to add it up. I will say, however some was from gift cards and sales.

    • justina
      December 30, 2014 at 11:17 pm (3 years ago)

      OMG I know. I looked at my Sephora bill on their site for the year and went to hide lol

  4. Allison
    December 30, 2014 at 10:01 pm (3 years ago)

    What a great haul! I love all the rose gold-y items that you came home with. I’d love to see a look with the JM Rio de Rose Gold Eye Shadow

  5. Kath Thefabzilla
    December 30, 2014 at 10:38 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m intrigued w/ that JM rose gold e/s! And yes, I still have to try Bite Lip Mask.

  6. Phyrra
    December 30, 2014 at 11:23 pm (3 years ago)

    Yay so happy you got the lip mask!

    • justina
      December 31, 2014 at 11:00 pm (3 years ago)

      Me too! 🙂

  7. Destany
    December 31, 2014 at 12:23 am (3 years ago)

    everyone’s raving about that Bite lip mask!

  8. Nidia - Lit From Within
    December 31, 2014 at 1:41 am (3 years ago)

    Love what you bought. I am looking forward to the reviews on the Bite Agave Smashed. I got a little tester of the regular mask, finally. I get to join the cool kids. lol!

    • justina
      December 31, 2014 at 10:59 pm (3 years ago)

      Yay Nidia! Hope you love it!

  9. Sheila
    December 31, 2014 at 3:21 am (3 years ago)

    I’ve been wondering how to spend a Sephora GC and it’s totally going to a Bite Lip Mask.

  10. Renu
    December 31, 2014 at 3:52 am (3 years ago)

    What a nice haul! I need to get the Bite Beauty lip mask and a Josie Maran Coconut Water Color eyeshadow.

  11. Anastasia
    December 31, 2014 at 7:22 am (3 years ago)

    Curious about that polish remover, I wonder if it’s any good 🙂

    • justina
      December 31, 2014 at 10:59 pm (3 years ago)

      I actually really love it! I don’t paint my nails often so it will take me forever to run out, but when I do I would definitely repurchase!

  12. Ashley
    December 31, 2014 at 11:56 am (3 years ago)

    I want to try the Josie Maran eye shadow liquid thing soon. I wonder if it’s like LORAC’s 3D Lustre?

    • justina
      December 31, 2014 at 10:58 pm (3 years ago)

      I’ve never tried the luster so I’m not sure!

  13. Betzy Carmona
    January 2, 2015 at 5:57 am (3 years ago)

    The lipbalm is great


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