Dec 8: Illamasqua Contour Gel Stick
I'll let you in on a secret, I can't contour to save my life. I've always had a sort of 'fear' of contouring badly and looking like an idiot, but when I swatched this contour stick and saw it wasn't too heavily pigmented nor too dark (it looks way darker on the stick than on my skin) I thought I'd give it a go.
It turns out I have cheekbones!! I wasn't expecting to turn into Angelina Jolie as my cheeks have always been a lil' chubby, but I was very pleased with how the contour stick worked. I'll definitely be using it when I go out.
Dec 9: Chantecaille Eye Recovery Mask
I love a good eye mask, especially when they're well-rated! I've actually brought this home with me to use after my horrific shifts over the Christmas period, so keep an eye out on my Instagram for my thoughts. My undereyes always need some love!
Also, how lush is this packaging?!
Dec 12: Philip Kingsley elasticizer
Honestly, when I opened door number 12 and saw this I was genuinely confused. Is it a skincare product, or what? Nope. This is essentially a 'primer' for your hair to put on before you shampoo. It sure does smell good and is used to make your hair super shiny, which is something I could use some help with. I've used this twice so far and I'm honestly surprised to say that I really like it. Still not sure what it does, but I like it anyway...
Dec 13: Brow Food brow gel
I breathed a sigh of relief when I opened this, it's saved me from buying a new brow gel! I get through brow gel like there's no tomorrow so I was soooo excited to try this - and I loved it! Thanks to my fringe (that needs a cut so bad, I could cry) you can't actually see my brows, but this gel gives my eyebrows such a good shape and it smells amazing - not something you necessarily need in an eyebrow gel, but it's a nice touch.
I also love the wand, which is something I'm very fussy about so that's an added bonus. This will definitely become an everyday item.
Dec 14: Dr Barbara Sturm face cream
I love a good face cream and this did not disappoint. I've only used this once, but I already know that I love it. It's rich and moisturising without being too heavy and my skin felt so soft after using it - I literally saw instant results in terms of hydration. I know this will be a lifesaver for when my skin goes dry, which will inevitably be sometime soon.
I don't want to become too attached to this, though, as a full-sized product is £132. Do you know how much that hurts me?! No wonder it's so good!