This is not my “best of” list for 2016 yet – it’s simply my final quarterly favourites for the year. I’ll be posting my full favourites list for 2016 in January! Here’s what I’ve been enjoying from October to December:
Remember that for 2 of the past 3 months, I was essentially in makeup jail doing Project Pan! 😉
I hope you all had a good Christmas! It’s great that Christmas day fell on Sunday – we have Boxing Day off (yesterday) and we get an extra day off since Christmas day was on the weekend. So we don’t have to go back to work until Wednesday. 🙂 It’s the tradition now to talk about what everyone got for Christmas so here it is – I’m posting stock photos because who has time to take proper photos during the holidays?
Sony ear buds
My other ones broke right after our cruise so I specifically asked for this.
Nature Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes
I also asked for this – can’t wait to colour these!
Have yourself a Merry Christmas! I hope you were just a little bit naughty. 😉
You’re thinking to yourself, “that Stashy is really running out of ideas for this Blogmas thing, isn’t she?” 😆 Well, hear me out! I think we focus so much on our sense of sight that we sometimes neglect our other senses. For previous Blogmas posts, I’ve already focused on the sense of hearing (Christmas music) so why not talk about how Christmas smells?
Yes, there will be talk of food… but also some fragrances too!
I went fairly standard this year for my Christmas mani – a shimmery red polish. That’s normally what I think of when I think of the holidays! I chose this one partly because of the name, Red Fingers & Mistletoes:
This was part of the 2014 OPI Holiday collection collaboration with Gwen Stefani, which I got earlier this year at a discounted price.
We weren’t sure if it would be possible to sneak another episode in before the holidays, but by the tenacity of Cat, we were able to bring you this episode just before we take a short break. 😀 Our guest is the amazing MyStyleInsideOut, aka Rosalyn!
It’s a Christmas miracle! 🎁
I’m going to pass these hauls as early Christmas gifts to myself because I’m not above blatantly cheating on my low-buy. 😆
I ordered the Beauty Bay items on November 24th and it finally arrived on December 16th! The Sephora haul is from the VIB coupon – for VIB Rouge, the coupon is $25 off $50 minimum spend. I wasted no time in placing my order! 😀
I haven’t done a Chit Chat Tuesday in ages and I miss them!
Today’s chat is a quick one: What are your thoughts on the practice of regifting?
Even though I decided to do a shortened Blogmas this year, I was quite challenged as to what topics to write about, since last year’s Blogmas pretty much covered all the major Christmassy topics like Christmas music, movies, gift ideas, etc. So I was excited when I spotted this tag on The Life of Kristyn blog. 😀 Problem solved! Well, for one day at least…
1. Have you been naughty or nice this year with your skincare routine?
I’ve been NICE! I always wash my face before bed (ahem, A!). I wear sunscreen. I exfoliate.
I even did IPL this year. So I’ve been GOOD! 😀
It’s been a few weeks since our last podcast – it’s such a busy time of the year but we managed to snag Daniel the jewellery elf for a chit chat!
For those who do not know Daniel, he is the designer and creator behind Earth Elements. We talked a bit about his creative process which includes middle of the night jewellery making frenzies. 😆