Happy December, everyone! For all the semi-Scrooges out there, you can now claim that it’s the most wonderful time of the year. I’ve already been celebrating Christmas since the beginning of November (yes, Nov 1st). So this entire favorites is filled with holiday bliss and some perfect late fall/early winter essentials. I hope you enjoy them! x
C L O T H I N G
JustFab Shoes- While these shoes were gifted to me through my JustFab partnership, I can easily say that these shoes are amazing. They are such great quality and I haven’t been able to stop wearing them all month long. JustFab is an absolutely amazing brand and you should all check them out with the link I provided!
Ugly Christmas sweaters- Not really sure I need to provide an explanation as to why I can’t take ugly Christmas sweaters off. Comfy, cozy, and festive. Need we say more?
American Eagle blanket scarf- This scarf has literally been doubling as a blanket and a scarf for me the past couple of weeks. Winter has officially come to my hometown and we have not been able to catch up. Plus, sometimes it is nice to just have a blanket around you for extra comfort. Not only are these 50% off right now but they are also donating a warm hat to someone in need with every purchase of one of these scarves!
F O O D
Starbucks Winter Blend- I love all the coffee but this packaging and how dark this blend is. It’s the perfect balance of dark without being excruciatingly bitter- my kind of coffee.
Starbucks Holiday Blend- Now this is the best Starbucks blend ever (these don’t taste burnt when you brew them in your house). I have no other way to describe it but holly jolly. It pairs perfectly with Peppermint Mocha creamer (see below) and just feels like Christmas can’t be complete without it.
International Delight Peppermint Mocha Creamer- Peppermint and chocolate is the best combination ever made, in my humble opinion. It needs no other explanation. I will definitely be drinking this until the end of February.
Holiday Mint M&Ms- Again… mint and chocolate… not sure how it can be any better.
Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark- Seriously, do I even have to explain? This is my Christmas addiction every year and I have to stop myself from eating them all in one week… or one sitting.
C O S M E T I C S
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette- I have been hunting for a good pink palette for what feels like forever. This is actually more pigmented than any other Urban Decay palette I have seen or used before. This palette can be used every day and be taken from really low-key looks to mega-glam looks I can never properly accomplish. I love this thing!
Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener in Stella- I got this in a FabFitFun box and probably wouldn’t have bought it without that but I am so glad I got it! It immediately makes any eyeshadow look become concrete and more put-together. This is the key to anyone who wants to take their makeup skills over the top- not something I can do, but a girl can dream.
Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream- This eye cream is amazing if, like me, you wake up with puffy eyes every morning. It’s so relieving and instantly cools your eyes and de-puffs them. I love putting this on every morning!
Juliette Has a Gun Perfume “Not A Perfume”- Honestly… this might be the best perfume I have ever smelled. I have been smelling a lot of perfume recently through subscription boxes or random online order samples. If this wasn’t $100, I would have bought the full-size like immediately. I get compliments constantly when I wear this. It’s hypoallergenic and freaking beautiful! Go sniff it and dream.
H O M E
Christmas decorating- This is easily my most favorite time of the year. I am a ball of joy from October to December and Christmas decorating just puts a cherry on top. My mom agrees as you can see by the cuteness of my house every November through December!
Magnolia Hearth & Hand winter mug collection- I have a mug addiction. I’m not kidding… I can’t stop buying mugs. I really don’t need anymore but these were so beautiful, I had to get my hands on them. These mugs are so sturdy and such great quality. You can’t go wrong with Hearth & Hand.
Bath and Body Works Pumpkin Apple candle- This is a candle you can light from September to November and not get tired of it. It smells fresh like apples but is still filled with amazing fall scents for your nostrils. All single wick candles are currently sold out on the Bath and Body Works website (annual candle sale took over, y’all) but this scent is still available in the wallflower which is half off (linked)!
Starbucks Tumbler- These things are insane. My coffee stayed piping hot for about two hours and didn’t get cold until hour four (my brother and I tested it out). They are super sleek and absolutely amazing. Anyone who likes to drink coffee slowly and make huge cups of it needs this.
E N T E R T A I N M E N T
A Star is Born movie and soundtrack- I don’t want to say too much to spoil this for other people who haven’t seen it yet.. but oh my gosh. This movie and the soundtrack are beyond worth the hype. Lady Gaga is a force to be reckoned with and she proved it once again with A Star is Born. Go and see this/listen to this ASAP!
Wreck-It Ralph 2- I pretty much think that Disney can do no wrong and this movie was no exception. I don’t want to spoil this because it’s only been out for a couple weeks, but if you love Wreck-It Ralph, Disney, or princesses (or Gal Gadot), go see this!
Thanks so much for joining me for this month’s favorites! Don’t forget to let me know of your favorites this month and if you’ve been loving some of the same things I’ve been loving. Now let’s blast those Christmas tunes and get our merry and bright on!
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