I still can't believe we're in 2017. When people used to say as you get older the year and years go by faster they weren't lying. As a kid the summers used to feel like they lasted forever. December was here and gone so fast that I had to really think what was I used that month. I managed to remember what I was using and loving all month long.
From fashion to skin care to hair care I managed to pull some of my coveted items.
Let's start with my planner. It's a Recollections Creative Year Solid Planner in metallic ivory which you can purchase at Michaels. With December being full of so many activities plus the holidays and my parent's anniversary on New Year's Eve this baby kept me organized and sane.Too bad it couldn't help with burnout. If you're into planners I highly recommend it. It can hold a lot and the rings haven't given me any issues. To get a look at how I used it, check out my 2017 Planner blog post.
With it being the colder months, I've really been into earthier colors when it comes to nail polish. For the entire month of December I was rocking Essie's nail polish in Very Structured. It's a neutral color that I think would look good on all skin tones. I love it! I'll will be rocking this color when the months become warmer too for sure.
I will confuse that I'm bad when it comes to moisturizing my skin. I've come to realize that I had a bad habit of bathing, towel drying and then putting on my pj's at night. Sometimes you're just too tired to bother. With the colder months and the air being so dry it was literally drying out my skin. Regular lotions were not working.The only thing that keep my skin moisturized is Palmer's Cocoa Butter. It has saved my skin. Thank god.
I already shared with you a while back my favorite moisturizer for my hair. Here's my favorite conditioner hands down.I use this in combination with other conditioners but my hair would not survive anytime especially these winter months without it. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist is a must in any hair routine. My hair feels moisturized and easy to detangle after using it. Don't walk, run and get yourself a bottle.
No matter how you feel about the Kardashian/Jenner family they sure know how to make products that sell. Kylie has done her thing when it comes to her makeup brand. My sister gave me this lip gloss in Like when she got her replacement with the new wand. Let's not talk about how f-uped this wand is but the product in the tube. With it being colder I rarely wear a full face of makeup except eye liner, mascara, lip balm and this lip gloss. It's described on the website as a ultra-pigmented, lustrous gloss in a warm mocha brown. It's true to it's description. Hands down the perfect lip gloss for a bare face if you want to add a bit of something to your lips. Even with lipstick underneath it's a perfect match. It literally last for hours through eating. The lip gloss is still there going strong.Good job, Kylie. This lip gloss lives in my bag and makeup bag. It has replaced all my other favorite lip glosses.
I'm not going to lie to you when I say the weather here in NY has been bipolar.One minute it's cold,then hot, then cold, then arctic. With that my lips have been taking a beating. If I don't have a lip balm on they're getting chapped which leads me to biting my lips. Nivea A Kiss of Milk and Honey has been saving the day. Hands down the best lip balm around. It definitely keeps up with NY's bipolar weather conditions.
I moved into my thicker and bulkier coat in December which means who has time to carry a handbag. I love my handbags I really do but I love my fingers more. I've taken my sister's crossed body bag from H&M as my own a while back when my Forever 21 one went bye bye. I just carry the essentials and go. If it can't fit inside this bag I'm not carrying it.
This card case is my baby. From the time I created my Cognac Card Case I moved my business cards, ID, and store cards into it. It is a essential and I no longer carry a wallet because of it.They're just too bulky and if I was using one it wouldn't fit inside the cross body bag. It's super light weight and compact. Chic and sleek. You don't have to feel self conscious about pulling it out because of how fashionable it is.
And this completes my December Must Haves. I wanted to include so many other items but they sold out I guess during the holiday season and it would be a waste to include if you couldn't go out and purchase it if you liked it. Time will only tell what I'll include in January Must Haves. You'll have to wait and see. What did you love for December.