December Favorites

Hey guys!
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Welcome back to my blog. I hope the start of January is treating you well.
I’ve only finished three days of school and I’m already super busy, but I’ll be doing loads of fun stuff this semester.

Time for another top 5 of the month!
I did toy with the idea of doing a yearly favorites for the whole of 2015 but for now I’ve decided to let monthly be enough. Let me know if you want to see it though and I’ll pull it together.
But it has been a while since I did a favorites so for now:

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So the first thing I’ve been loving through the month was my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. This is the famous Beauty Blender dupe and I’ve been loving it. I’d never really gotten into the whole beauty sponge thing but recently my skin’s been acting weird and my foundation was just not looking as good as I wanted it on there. So I decided that before I’d go on the hunt for a new foundation I’d try out this sponge and it’s worked wonders for my foundation game. Now I’ve never tried the Beauty Blender but from reviews I’ve read online the Real Techniques one is at least almost as good and definitely a good pick if you’re on a budget.

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The next favorite is the book Facepaint – The Story of Makeup by Lisa Eldridge. Lisa is a certified makeup queen (currently the Global Creative Director of Lancome) and this history of makeup is a really interesting and fun read for anyone interested in makeup.

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Next up are candles. No candle specifically just candles. I kept forgetting to buy candles and finally before Christmas I went out and bought a couple of cheap scented candles and a whole bunch of tealights and I’ve been burning them like crazy. In Icelandic we have a saying that Christmas is the holiday of lights and piece, which I think is a really nice sentiment and I couldn’t imagine Christmas without candles everywhere

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In the spirit of Christmas coziness I couldn’t go through this favorites without mentioning this beat up, cozy, comfy, fluffy, soft sweater (can you tell I love it?).
I bought it at F&F Iceland before last Christmas and this holiday I’ve been wearing it non stop. I wore it almost every single day around the house when we were just staying at home enjoying the holiday (and not even leaving the house) and you can really tell that it’s been worn to pieces.
It’s white and light pink and sort of an ombre pink to white with cute pink snowflake designs on the sleeves and bottom.
And obviously kitty loves it too.

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The last December favorite was of course Christmas itself. The relaxing holiday, spending loads of time with my fiancé and cat, the loads of food and sweets, the entire cozy thing.
It really is my favorite time of year and I think I’ll be an eternal “kid on Christmas”.

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So those were my December favorites, what were some of yours?

Hæ vinir
Ég vona að janúar byrji vel hjá ykkur öllum. Sjálf er ég byrjuð aftur í skólanum og strax orðið brjálað að gera.

Nú þegar nýr mánuður er genginn í garð er um að gera að fara aðeins yfir þá fimm hluti sem voru í uppáhaldi í þeim síðasta.

Í fyrsta lagi er það þessi svampur Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. Hann hefur alveg bjargað förðuninni minni þennan mánuðinn. Húðin mín hefur verið að láta eitthvað undarlega og farði var ekki að sitja vel á húðinni minni en eftir að ég fékk þennan svamp hefur það algjörlega breyst og farði litið mun betur út.
Þvínæst er það bókin Facepaint – The Story of Makeup eftir Lisu Eldridge sem er algjör förðunardrottning og í augnablikinu Global Creative Director hjá förðunarrisanum Lancome. Þessi bók er ótrúlega skemmtileg og fræðandi og skildu lesning fyrir alla sem hafa áhuga á förðun.
Kerti kerti og aftur kerti enda eru jólin hátíð ljóss og friðar. Ég elska kerti. Fátt meira að segja um það.
Þessi bleika mjúka peysa er ótrúlega mikið notuð eins og sést á henni. Ég fór líka bara ekkert úr henni í desembermánuði. Hún er mín fullkomna inni kúripeysa og ég elska að eyða letidögum í henni og nattbuxum. Því segir það sig sjálft að ég hafi mikið verið í henni í letimánuðinum desember. Peysuna fékk ég í F&F í nóvember 2014.
Síðasta uppáhald desember voru að sjálfsögðu jólin. Jólin eru að mínu mati besti tími ársins og ég er eilíft jólabarn. Ég bókstaflega dýrka letina, kúrið, matinn, nammið og allt sem viðkemur þessum tíma.

Þar höfum við uppáhöld mín að þessu sinni.

Until next time
Margrét

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