Favorite Favorites, December 2015

I’m bring sexy favorites back, and this time we’re rounding up my end of the year/December favorites. Also, how the heck are we already one week into the new year? Slow down 2016!

"It's a 10" Miracle Leave-In Conditioner, Target

Favorite Hair ProductIt’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner! I honestly can’t believe I haven’t blogged about this product yet. My dear friend B introduced me to this product (I told you we do text reviews of products!), and I haven’t let it leave my side yet! I usually wash my hair at night and then spray it in after I comb through my hair. It doesn’t make your hair sticky or stiff or anything (and it smells really good too)! The price is a BIT more than I normally spend on hair products, but it is definitely worth it!

Favorite Nail Polish Color: This combination: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel “Bare Dare” (exact) + Essie “Hors D’oeuvres” (exact). It’s the perfect sparkle and shine while not being too over the top. Just paint one light layer of “Bare Dare”, let it dry, and then paint the Essie “Hors D’oeuvres” on top of that. Top it all off with your favorite top coat, and you’ve got some subtle sparkle!

j.crew winter favorites

Favorite Clothing Item(s): Anything and everything from J.Crew’s holiday catalog. They took the pictures in Kerry County, Ireland, which if you remember from my Ireland post (here if you missed it) was The Husband and I’s favorite part of Ireland! I love how all the red and blue looks on the lush Ireland countryside, and how vividly I remember those views (and winding roads)! I’ve rounded up my favorite items below (including that fantastic plaid coat)!

Favorite Treat: My mom’s Christmas cookies. Specifically these peanut butter blossoms (see them here on Instagram) and the best sugar cookies ever (we made some that look like foxes!)! It’s truly a blessing and a curse to have a mom who is sooooooooo good at making cookies! We’ll see if all this sucking up on the blog can get The Husband and I a cookie care package down the line. ;)

Favorite Book:  In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. Well, it’s more like the only one that I read in all of December, but don’t worry, it was SUPER good. I read about 30% of it one night, then got busy with Christmas and other stuff and only read 20% of it sporadically, and then read the other 50% in one sitting! Super riveting, and I think if you like Gone Girl or The Girl On A Train (both great too!), that you would enjoy this one!

Pixi Glow Tonic toner; Target

Favorite Beauty Product: Pixi Glow Tonic. This is actually my second bottle of this stuff, because I’ve really enjoyed how it works with my skin! I use it every night after washing my face, and it really does seem to make your skin glow! I’m clearly not a beauty blogger, but all the reviews online are glowing as well (pun intended)!

Favorite Shoes: Oh shocker…it’s another pair of Sole Society shoes! This time around, it is a beautiful pair of leopard print wedges. Great now with tights and later with bare legs!

Starbucks red holiday cup; red nails; Holiday Spice latte

Favorite Drink: The Holiday Spice Flat White from Starbucks! I hope it isn’t too late for you all to try one, and I hope they continue it forever! My bestie, B, encouraged me to try it, and I described it to her as a warm, cinnamon hug…you know, if that makes sense at all! It’s perfect for those of you like me that don’t want the syrup-y sweet drinks, but something other than just coffee all the time! If it is gone for good, I’ll be counting down the days until it is back!

Favorite Accessory: These fair isle fleece lined socks. They are the softest things ever…and so warm and cozy! I also got these fox socks that aren’t quite as thick, but are still super soft and cute! Let’s just say my slippers are getting a bit jealous! ;)

Cooper dog

Favorite Cute (basically something that I think is cute): Ummmm this little Cooper puppy (who is not little and not a puppy). Not that I am a biased dog mom or anything, but seriously. He’s the cutest and hasn’t made an appearance on the blog in quite some time, so enjoy his precious little mug!

Favorite Outfit: My favorite outfit of mine from December was my print mixing look from the “Buffalo Plaid and Stripes” post. Though I also loved the opportunity to style posts for the NFL (here) and Express (here)!

Be sure to leave your favorite favorites in the comments! I’d love to hear about them!

  • obsessed with that nail polish combo! do you have a base and top coat you recommend? i’m so clueless when it comes to nails!

    • So this will be the blind leading the blind then? Haha. I know NOTHING about nails, but I love the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel collection. Great colors and I just use the gel coat as my top coat? Super easy!

  • My favorite (fun) book lately was Crazy Rich Asians. And my new favorite hair thing is the Living Proof blouwout stuff. I swear it makes my hair dry faster, and so soft! Also I probably need to be on Christmas cookie detox :)

    • Ooooo. You’re like the third person to mention that book this week, so I might have to check it out! And I love my Living Proof hairspray, so I might have to explore the rest of their line when my other stuff runs out!

      And Christmas cookie detox….what’s that? ;)