Ask the Experts! Must Have Spring Palettes

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Glowing Cheeks on the Cheap

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Afternoon Tea

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december favourites

Well it’s the last favourites I’ll be doing this year and as Christmas rolls around there’s quite a few products making me happy.

dec favourites collage

Naked 3 – This beauty hasn’t been off my lids since I got it, it’s a sure fire winner. I understand why a lot of girls are bored stiff of the sight of it but honestly it’s a beautiful palette, give it a swatch next time you’re passing the Urban Decay stand, just humour me!

Youngblood Primer – I got this a few week’s back to review and it has quickly become a firm favourite I’m reaching for everyday. This is a brilliant primer for the driest of dry skin and is the silkiest primer I’ve ever used. A little goes a long way and this keeps my makeup on without a hassle all day long.

Pillow Spray – I’m not the best sleeper in the world, but this gorgeous little spray is the perfect way to ensure you feel a little more relaxed and subsequently sleepy at the end of the day. Simply spray onto your pillow and you’re met with a deep but subtle scent that’ll help you slip into the land of nod in no time. A nice gift idea too!

PPolishes – The lovely and talented Anita, who’s a great blogger in her own right, has taken up the task of painting the nations nails with her own collection of indie nail polishes. There’s a lovely collection for crimbo and I’d definitely ask you to take a look and support Irish as she’s a great girl!

Warehouse Scarf: I’m a scarf monster as well as a makeup monster and I’m loving my latest purchase which is this wine leopard print lovely. Now I just need the green version!

Madame Glamour – This cracker from Lidl is well documented as an amazing dupe for Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle. Now it won’t last as long and die hard Coco fiends may know the difference, but for under a fiver I think it’s a brilliant gift!

christmas decorations

Christmas Decorations with Faces – Finally, we have some nice baubles and lights on our tree, but in reality, it’s taken over and governed by a small but powerful army of strange faced decorations. They insisted on being featured but this is just a few!

So girls, they’re my favs for this month what’s products are you loving at Christmas time?


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  • Steff

    Awh the little rabbit with the glasses is adorable :) I have purposely been avoiding the Urban Decay stand until I have all my Christmas presents bought or else I know I’ll end up indulging :) x

    • Makeup Monster

      Haha yeah I want more of their new eye pencils but I won’t visit it until January or our present budget will disappear! We have a bunny so had to get a decoration that represented her:)

  • Kassandra Fairhall

    Totally jealous that you got the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, you lucky girl.

    • Makeup Monster

      Ah thanks Kass it’s a beauty!

  • Kate Spitz

    I don’t think I’ll ever be tired of seeing the Naked 3 palette! I definitely want to get it.

    • Makeup Monster

      Ah it’s the business Kate!

  • Makeup Monster

    I know eyeshadows are my weakness, maybe treat yourself in Jan!

  • Not_Just_Inside

    Aww your trees decs are adorable

    • Makeup Monster

      Why thank you!:)

  • Pink Elephant Blog

    I’m obsessed with the Deep Sleep pillow spray! I’ve been using it for so long that I actually associate the smell with going to sleep. The whole Deep Sleep range is amazing! Love your tree decorations, so cute :)

    • Makeup Monster

      Ah that’s brill glad someone else loves it!

  • Nida Moughal

    Youngblood primer seems like a promising product.

    • Makeup Monster

      It’s really great for very dry skin!

  • Lauren Marie

    I really cant wait to get the Naked 3 palette for Christmas. Also freakin love Madame Glamour from Lidls. Such a bargain and smells so much like Chanel.

    • Makeup Monster

      I know it’s such a bargain!!!

  • Nora

    I got the pillow spray and their accompanying body oil and I swear to god, it’s the best! Even the boy loves spritzing it on his pillow!

    • Makeup Monster

      Ah brilliant delighted so many people love it!

  • Ah Sure Tis Lovely

    The pillow spray is getting a lot of good comments on twitter, I’m intrigued. You know I want Naked 3. If it doesn’t turn up under the tree, I am definitely going to buy it or maybe the Clarins Essentials palette, I like the look of both.

    • Makeup Monster

      I have my fingers crossed for you that Santa puts it under your tree!

  • Coco

    The Naked 3 Palette is so good! <3

    • Makeup Monster

      Glad you love it too Coco!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Awww, I love the Christmas decorations :-D Adorable. And I kind of expected the Naked 3 palette to be on your list, so woop woop for that!

    • Makeup Monster

      Haha thanks a mill hope you have a lovely Christmas!

  • Lilliwhiterose

    I love your faves this month even though I still haven’t got the Naked 3 palette or the pillow spray but they are both on my list for 2014. Have a great Christmas with plenty of relaxation xx

  • Claire Kane

    Hope you had a great Christmas.

    • Makeup Monster

      Brill Claire hope yours was lovely too!

  • Style Me Curvy

    Great picks! I’m still dying to get my hands on the naked palette 3! They just make the best eye shadows!!:) Hope you had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year.xx

    • Makeup Monster

      Thanks a mill hope you got the Naked 3 over crimbo:)

  • karolina wizaz

    Nakeed 2 is the best palette!

    • Makeup Monster

      I love Naked 2 too:)