december favorites

Monday, January 4, 2016

Why, yes, I'm a couple days late on my favorites of the month, but this shouldn't surprise not one person. I am always a couple days/minutes/moments late with life, and blog posts are no exception. 

This past month, I've been really into face masks. Sheet masks, eye masks, gel masks, you name it. I've been loving the Dr.Jaart masks to save my skin from the dry weather, but I scooped these Shiseido retinol eye masks, and I love them! I obviously don't have any wrinkles or super fine lines under my eyes yet, but it is NEVER too early to start preventing them. I leave them on for about 10 minutes, and they dry right up when all the product is transferred to your under-eyes. I also re-purchased the Aesop resurrection cream on my birthday. I needed more of their Camellia Nut moisturizer, and scooped another tube while I was there. The Aesop store in Boston is so beautiful. The staff is super attentive and they hand you a cup of tea while you shop, so it's overall top notch. 

I actually subscribed to a new magazine this month. It's called Styleby and they're out of Sweden. The editorials and layout are a blogger's dream. I love love love photographing the pages for my Instagram, and even though I can't read it (hah, too ironic), it's a wonderful source of inspiration! 

For fashion favorites this month, I have been loving my Topshop boots. They're such a soft leather, and while they are on the pricier side (especially after the holidays), I decided to scoop them. I made sort of a large Topshop purchase I put on my credit card right around my birthday, so that was my excuse. I don't regret it though. I needed a pair of stylish brown leather booties. I also made a Luvaj purchase a while ago, I think in November. I have been wearing this ring of theirs all month. I love all the hardware on it, and it's a nice way to spruce up my usual ring game. My last favorite is a choker by Diana Ho Designs on Etsy. It's a beige velvet choker. I am obsessed. I scooped this one, and a black velvet one from another Etsy shop. Why pay $45 for a choker, when you can get a handmade one for a fraction of the price! #shopsmall people! 


p.s. Does anyone have a solution for better lighting for pictures? I love doing these favorite posts but I feel like my Canon isn't picking up the best lighting to make for a clear picture. I mean I know natural lighting is best, but when the sun sets at a little past 4, it's challenging to get a quality flatlay. I think I'm just my own worst critic, but if anyone has a suggestion, please! 

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