Yes, my title is a hashtag because, I don't know... YOLO.

Now that that's out of the way, yes, December is my favorite month because 1.CHRISTMAS IS MY FAVORITE THING/DAY/EVENT IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD 2.It's my birthday month. I always pamper/treat myself in the month of December because, well, why not? I didn't post a November Favorites because I've been using most of what I already have and I didn't want to bore the 2 people who read this stuff. So, I decided that I'd share the new goodies that were recently added to my collection. Some of the items pictured above were gifts and some things I bought myself.


Urban Decay Gwen Palette- I was eyeing this palette since before it launched but I was on the fence about getting another Urban Decay palette. I kept going back to Sephora and I just stared at it for a good while. When Michael gave me a Sephora gift card for my birthday, I knew immediately that I will give in to the craving and actually get it.

Dior J'adore- I received this as a gift from one of my students which is pretty neat, but I've never smelled it before. I've seen the commercial a hundred times but I never really gravitated towards it. In my head, I presumed that it would smell like an old people perfume- am I making sense here? Well, I actually like it a lot.

Chloe Perfume Mini Set- I received a Chloe roller ball perfume last year as a gift and I really loved it so I was so thrilled when a friend of mine gave me this set for Christmas. It just looks so pretty on the vanity.

Sephora Lip Favorites- Isn't this just the cutest?! My friend Rina gave this to me for Christmas and it's brilliant. I love all of the colors in this set but I am determined to use one at a time. Right now, I am using Kat Von D.'s Lolita.

MAC Fix Plus- Michael had a Macy's gift card that he wasn't going to use so he gave it to me. I used it to pick up my very first bottle of MAC Fix Plus. I've heard such great things about this product for years but just never bothered to try it. I've used it for the second time today so I can't really say much about it but I'll definitely post an update at a later time.

Kat Von D. Liquid Lipstick- My sister gave me this in the shade Melancholia as a Christmas gift. I'm most likely going to hold off using it until the spring because it is a bright pink shade. I like to wear darker shades during the colder seasons.

NARS Lip Pencils- I got these as a birthday gift from Sephora which is really great! I love Sephora and I'm seriously loving these lip pencils. I got one satin finish and a velvet matte finish.

What I bought myself:

Marc Jacobs Lolita Palette- I've been wanting to get myself one of these palettes because I think they are just so pretty but I've never had the courage to shell out a bunch of money for this palette. My co-worker gave me a $20 Sephora gift card, so I said "It's treat yo self December" and I finally sucked it up and got it and I freaking love it! I am wearing it right now and I am obsessed!

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lip Pencil- I just started to use lip pencils recently and I've heard good things about these so I decided to check it out. I grabbed the shade 1000 Kisses which is a wine shade but on me, it looks like a nude color.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor- I only got this because I realized that I left for work without my lipstick. I went to a drugstore and just picked up the closest nude I can find and it was this one. I'm really liking it so far.

MAC Cremesheen Glass- I've NEVER had MAC products so I decided that perhaps, it was time that I give this brand a chance. I wanted to get a lipstick from the new Faerie Whispers Collection but the shade I wanted was out of stock so I picked this up. I was hoping that it would be more pigmented. It's okay.

NYX Intense Butter Gloss- I picked up the shade Chocolate Crepe at Ulta earlier this month and I think it's my favorite NYX lip product that I own. It's very moisturizing and pigmented and I love that it cost less than $7.

NYX Lip Glam- I got this at Ulta the same day I bought the intense butter gloss. I tend to be attracted to sparkly things during the holiday season so I thought that the shade Cool Cat would be perfect for December. It's more sheer than the intense butter gloss.