december beauty favourites

usually, I’m the type of girl to try 1-2 new beauty products each month. it’s partially because I like to stick to a strict budget, but also partially because the makeup-skincare routine that I have is working really well for me. why mess up a good thing, right?

well, for some reason in December I was all about trying out new products, and let me tell you - I found a few things that have already become holy grail products for me. I’m excited to share them with you today! I feel like it’s been so long since I’ve done a beauty post, so I’m excited to get my girly on again.

robineylea december beauty favourites

batiste XXL volume dry shampoo / this product blew my actual mind. apparently, it’s been around for ages so I’m full of heartbreak knowing that I’ve been missing out on this for so long. I have thin, oily hair, so I was forced to wash my hair every day. I have tried dry shampoo in the past and it really hasn’t done anything for me. I saw this bottle on the sale rack at winners, so I decided to give it a go and wow. so much instantaneous volume, and such fresh looking hair. this dry shampoo reached instant holy grail status.

essie nail polish: in the lounge / since I am paying off debt and trying to spend less, I am trying to perfect the at-home manicure. I found this colour on an end-cap in a drugstore while I was waiting for the post office to open, and it is perfect. it’s friendly meets polished meets moody. 

origins clear improvement mask / I got this on black friday in a 3 pack of origins products, and it really does make my skin glow. the first time I tried it, I wasn’t wowed, but due to its positive following online I decided to try it again. I lathered it up a little more the second time, and it felt great.

becca ultimate coverage concealing creme / I tried this product out when I went to sephora for an express makeover. usually, when a MUA uses a product on me it looks flawless, but when I try it at home it looks goofy. when she put this product on me, I knew I wanted to give it a try, and it works just as well at home. this is a concealer that truly conceals, and I love that you need minimal product to really get good coverage (read: no creasing layers of makeup!). holy grail status achieved!

so those are my beauty favourites from the past month - what new beauty finds are you loving lately? any recent adds to your holy grail collection?