I've seen this done on quite a few blogs and I thought it would be a good idea to do a little one of my own! From now on, every month I will post about a few of my favorite beauty items and accessories. Here are my Favorites from December!

A tube of pink lipstick inside a black avon casea gold chain bracelet with stud details
Avon Kiss 'n' Go Lipstick  //  Gold stud bracelet

Favorite lipstick : Kiss 'n' go from Avon. This is actually a fairly old lipstick but I've only just found it again so I making up for lost time. Its slightly lighter than my usual lipsticks which is probably why I like it so much. Unfortunately the sticker with the actual colour name has fallen off so I can't say what colour is it but right now it's definitely my favorite. 

Favorite item of Jewelry : Studded bracelet from Forever 21. My sister bought me this for Christmas and I haven't stopped wearing it since. I love gold jewellery and I love how simple this bracelet is. I will definitely be wearing this with my NYE outfit!

A tube of BB CreamA bottle of Marc Jacobs perfume
Osiris BB Cream  //  Marc Jacobs Dot perfume

Favorite Foundation : Osiris BB cream. This was another present from my little sister and she couldn't have got it more right. I've been meaning to get a BB cream for a while now and I'm so glad I got this one. I prefer this to normal foundation as it has a moisturizer already in it and as I generally have dry skin this is perfect for me.

Favorite Perfume : DOT by Marc Jacobs. Okay, this has been a favorite for quite a few months now. I bought this perfume after falling in love with is gorgeous scent and unique bottle design at the airport. It costs more than I would usually spend on a perfume but that just makes it more special. I was also lucky enough to receive another bottle for Christmas off Sean, so I can use it more than I have been.

A bottle of silver glitter nail varnisha pair of very high black platform heels
City Colour Nail Varnish  //  RIdiculously high heels from New Look

Favorite Nail varnish : City Colour No. 36 Silver Moon. I bought this gorgeous nail varnish a few weeks ago from Store 21 and I have been in love with it ever since. I love metalics and although I usually prefer gold, this silver top coat is perfect for putting over most other colours and that's why it's in my December favorites.

Favorite Shoes : Black Block heels from New Look. I bought these gorgeous heels right at the end of November and although I've only worn them a couple times I'm already smitten. I have several pairs of black heels but these are by far my favorites simply because of the chunky heel. I Will definitely be wearing these beauty's for New Years Eve!

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As I am writing this I am sat with my feet up, relaxing as I have broken my toe. Awesome. But anyway, for the last few days, me, Sean, mom and dad have been in sunny Cornwall. We stayed at a lovely little campsite in Newquay, and I couldn't have faulted it.

Although I could only get a few days off work, we managed to have such a nice holiday, and I would have loved to stay longer. We spent the first day getting settled in and having a yummy meal at Wetherspoons.

 A photo of the beach as the sun is setting, the sea can be seen in the background
One of the beautiful beaches at St. Ives

a strange looking orange drink in a pint glassA selfie on the cornish beach
Not a clue what this drink is?  //  Obligatory selfies on the beach

On the second day we had a drive around Newquay and had a walk down to the beach to watch the surfers. We then parked up on the beach for a few hours and finished the day off with a yummy hot chocolate in an adorable hippie cafe full of cushions and bean bags.

a view of St. Ives from across the bay. Houses and the jetty can be seen
Looking over St. Ives in Cornwall

a selfie inside the Mevagissey aquarium. Fish can be seen swimming in the tank behinda selfie inside a cafe
Selfies at the Mevagissey Aquarium and inside a cool surfer cafe

looking down at the ocean from the top of a hill in St. Ives
The view from one of the hills at St. Ives

Looking out over the cornish sea. A wall can be seen separating us from the oceanlooking across the beach in Newquay. Several boats can be seen moored in the shallow water
Looking across the sea at Newquay  //  One of the beaches at Newquay

On the third day we drove to a little seaside town called Mevagissey and spent most of our time walking around the tiny book shops and boutiques. There was a small aquarium in Mevagissey which we were more than happy to spend a while in.

We then grabbed a few proper Cornish pasties and sat along the harbor,where in true Cornish style it started to absolutely tip it down. But this didn't ruin the day and we carried on looking round the little shops. After that we headed back to the site to get ready for another yummy meal at Wetherspoons.

Looking across the rough sea towards Newquay town. Several buildings can be seen in the distance behind fog
Looking across to Newquay town

Flying a kite on the Cornish beachAnother beach selfie in St. Ives. the ocean can be seen behind us
Flying a kite on the beach  //  Another beach selfie at St. Ives

Clear photograph of a rusting metal fence. The rough ocean can be seen in the background though it is not in focus
Trying to be artsy farsty in Newquay

a peach coloured glass elephant pendant on a silver chainAnother view of the view at ST. Ives
The handmade glass elephant necklace I was treated to in St. Ives  //  The view from one of the hills in St. Ives

A rainbow over the jetty at Mevagissey. The sea can be seen on the foreground with a few boats scattered on the water
A rainbow over Mevagissey jetty 

a cream coloured starfish at the Mevagissey Aquarium Three large mugs of hot chocolate in a row on a slim table. Each hot chocolate is filled with mini marshmallows at the top
A starfish at the Mevagissey Aquarium  //  A hot chocolate on our last night in St. Ives

Looking across the harbour to Mevagissey town. The harbour is filled with fishing boats and the town can be seen in the background.
Mevagissey town

a white stone wall featurestanding on a rock formation on a cornish beach
A stone wall feature I thought was pretty cool  //  Having fun on the beach

On day 4, our last day, we headed into St Ives, one of my favorite places in the world! This time me and Sean headed off on our own round the town and I showed him all the best places to go.

We got the train in from Hayle which runs across the coast giving lovely views of the beaches. I took him round all my favorite shops, picking up some gorgeous incense sticks and some books for the upcoming book swap. We had dinner at a lovely seafront chip shop and Sean bought me the loveliest handmade glass elephant necklace.

We then went to the Tate and saw some amazing pieces before climbing to the top of the 'island' to take in the gorgeous views over St Ives before grabbing some dinner from, you guessed it, Wetherspoons. After dinner we had some lovely hot chocolates and headed home to Brum.

View of mevagissey from across the Harbour
Another part of Mevagissey

Climbing up the hillAnother beach selfie, rocks can be seen behind us
Climbing a hill to look over St. Ives  //   Another beach selfie

View of the whole of St. Ives from on top of the hill. The majority of the town can be seen along with one of the sandy beaches
The view from the top of the hill. Most of St. Ives can be seen from here

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These items are from two shopping trips I took this week, I'm just being lazy and chucking them all into one post. Anyway, I went shopping this week mainly to get some new foundation and birthday presents for my sister, which I haven't posted on here for obvious reasons haha. I ended up needing a second shopping trip after running out of time to get everything I needed.

full shot of the white fluffy jumper with hints of rainbow thread running throughout

Really close up detail of the rainbow thread on the cream jumperclose up photo of the ribbed detailing on the cream jumper

Jumper, TK Maxx £16.99

The first thing I bought was this gorgeous fluffy jumper from T K Maxx. I love the quality and the beautiful rainbow thread, and at only £16.99 I thought it was a bargain. I can see myself getting a lot of use out of this cosy jumper over the next few months!

Gold necklace with gold arrow pendant, and a set of three rings, 1 gold, one silver, and one rose gold. Each ring has a set of fake gems around the band

The gold necklace show on its ownthe set of three rings show alone

Necklace £1.75, Rings £2 Both New Look Sale

I then headed for the new look sale and picked up a lovely simple necklace and a ring set. They were both incredibly cheap and I can't wait to pair them up with some of my favourite outfits!

My beauty haul - a Rimmel stay matte foundation, a magenta pink Rimmel glitter nail varnish, and a burnt orange glitter nail varnish from avon

a close up shot of the Rimmel foundation a close up of the pink Rimmel nail varnish and the burnt orange Avon nail varnish

Foundation £5.99, Rimmel Nail varnish £3.99, Avon Nail Varnish £1.50

I then took myself off to Superdrug to get my favorite foundation, which I was desperately in need of and saw that beautiful pink nail varnish so I had to have that too. The glitter nail varnish is from an Avon order that arrived this week too so I put that in as well. The burnt orange nail varnish from Avon was only £1.50 and is the perfect Autumn colour!

a pair of light brown brogues from New Look

close up detail of the shoelaces on the brogues Close up of the pattern of brogues

Brogues £15.99, New Look

I also needed some new brogues for the winter which I picked up on my second shopping trip. I have some from last year exactly the same so when I saw these ones I was really happy because of how much I wear the other pair. 

                 Lid of the eyeshadow palette

The 8 shades in the eyeshadow palette. The inside of the eyeshadow palette

Eye shadow pallet £2.50 Primark

I then moved on to Primark. Originally I went to get one of those fluffy slouch cardigans everyone is raving about but they didn't have any in my size so I settled for a pretty makeup pallet which I'm sure will get a lot of use. Eyeshadow is probably my favourite makeup product to buy at the moment because it's one of the easiest things to play around with.

The whole gold elephant bracelet

Close up detail of the individual elephants on the bracelet the paper urban outfitters bag the bracelet came in

Elephant Bracelet £8 Urban Outfitters 

My last stop was Urban Outfitters. I don't usually shop there due to my unfortunately low shopping budget, but when I saw this bracelet it had to be mine. It's no secret that I love elephants and to my delight they stocked loads of elephant themed jewelry but I had to stick with this gorgeous bracelet and I have no regrets! I already know I will get a tonne of wear out of this gorgeous elephant bracelet!

So those were all the goodies I picked up on my last couple of shopping trips! Have you bought anything nice lately?

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