December 2016 | Favorites

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe another year is in the books. I think 2015 was a great year for me and I am excited to see what 2016 has in store. Hopefully my blog gains a lot more followers too! Here are some of my favorite products from December.

Philosophy Back to Nurture Oil Gelee

I have to write about his product first because I am blown away by how great it has been. Over Thanksgiving weekend I stopped at Ulta in hopes of finding a good serum. I tried two Clinique serums which both caused breakouts. I usually don’t impulse buy skincare products, but I saw this gelee next to Philosophy’s Take A Deep Breath moisturizer which I love in the summer months. An Ulta salesperson said the gelee was a new product, so grabbed it.

The Back to Nurture Oil Gelee is meant to give your skin serious hydration. It is a light weight oil (lighter on your skin than coconut oil) that you can apply morning and night. I started by applying it only at night to make sure I didn’t breakout. For the past month I have been using this product twice a day and I LOVE it. My skin, especially my t-zone, gets very dry in the winter. This product has kept my skin so hydrated without causing breakouts. I have seen a tremendous improvement in my skin overall. Since using this product my skin looks brighter and more plump. I have even noticed improvement in the appearance of dry lines. My makeup also applies nicely over this product. The only downside of this product is the price. I’ve gone through almost half a bottle in one month. Also, like many Philosophy product this one has a scent, but it is very mild.

OGX Eucalyptus Mint Shampoo

As I have mentioned in previous posts, my skin and scalp get dry in the winter. The crown of my head always seems to be dry and itchy. I started using this Eucalyptus Mint Shampoo a few months ago and love it. My scalp has barely been itchy. I usually wash my hair twice week, which definitely helps to combat dryness. OGX is frequently on sale at Ulta which makes it a great buy.

BareMinerals Deluxe Original Mineral Foundation

Around the holidays, BareMinerals offers a deluxe size original foundation. It is a great value if you regularly use this product. It is more than twice the size of the standard package, but not twice the price. The original foundations last for a long time. The special holiday packaging is really pretty too. I have actually found the foundation from the deluxe foundation to be sitting better on my skin. Sometimes you just need new, fresh product!


Vanilla Bean Noel Lotion

I haven’t been able to get enough of Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel holiday lotion. It is light and delicious. Early in December I took advantage of a Bath & Body Works sale and coupons. I keep a bottle of this lotion in my room and on my desk at work. The holiday scents are on sales now, so it’s a great time to stock up.

VS Iced Cranberry Winter Plum Body Spray

A few years ago I got Victoria Secret’s Iced Cranberry Winter Plum Body Spray in my stocking. I LOVE this scent and always get compliments when I wear it. It is light and fruity without being over powering. Unfortunately, this holiday scent has been discontinued. My mom found it on Amazon, so I had a nice surprise in my stocking last week!

xo Miss Alyss

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