December Favorites

So, since it’s the last day of 2013, I decided it would be a good day to talk about some of my favorite things for the month of December.  This may be a regular trend of mine, to post my monthly favorites and discoveries, but only time will tell!  Anyways, for the month of December, here were 8 things I was loving, in no particular order! (By the way, I love making lists.)

Lynda's December Favorites

Lynda’s December Favorites

1. Vineyard Vines Holiday Tartan Plaid Shirt

Vineyard Vines Holiday Tartan Plaid Buttondown, Holiday 2013

Vineyard Vines Holiday Tartan Plaid Buttondown, Holiday 2013

I snatched up the very last one at Belk at the beginning of the month, mwahaha!  And I love it!  It’s a great holiday shirt and also works well with a lot of stuff in my wardrobe, because I’m usually wearing a lot of black, or other dark neutral solids.

2.  Openweave Wool Scarf in Plaid from Madewell

Openweave Scarf in Red Plaid from Madewell, Fall 2013

Openweave Scarf in Red Plaid from Madewell, Fall 2013

Let me just say, this was my go-to scarf of the season.  Like I just mentioned, I wear a lot of dark, neutral colors, and this was the perfect way to complete an outfit on those somewhat cold days we have here in Raleigh.  Because it’s not an infinity scarf, there were multiple ways I could wear it!

3.  Ink Meets Paper Recipe Cards from Anthropologie

Ink Meets Paper Let's Cook Recipe Cards

Ink Meets Paper Let’s Cook Recipe Cards

I purchased these while Christmas shopping from the clearance section in Anthropologie and couldn’t be happier!  I’ve been wanting to start recording all of my original recipes on paper, so when someone asks how I made something, I can give them precise directions, rather than “I add a pinch of rosemary.”  I haven’t had the time to make my own cute recipe cards, so finding these was exciting for me!

4.  Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Black

I sampled this in one of the Birchboxes I received when I was subscribed to it a long time ago.  Of all the eyeliners I’ve tried in my lifetime (which I would like to think is quite a lot), this one is my favorite!  It’s liquid, but glides on like a pen instead of with a small brush.  It also stays on and in place, until you remove it with makeup remover.  I particularly like that it doesn’t wear off throughout the day, because I wear contacts, and I believe I touch my eyes, or eyelids, more than the average person.

5.  Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Spray

Macadamia Healing Oil Spray

Macadamia Healing Oil Spray

This was a present from the precious Ashley Face for Christmas!  It’s something I’ve wanted to try for a while, and now that I have, I am happy I did.  It’s an oil, but since it’s in a spray form, you don’t have to worry about it making any particular spot in your hair look greasy.  It also tames the frizz and I find that in the dry weather, helps calm down static hair!

6.  Sharpie Pens

Various Sharpie Pens

Various Sharpie Pens

I am obsessed with these, and have been since I discovered them a while ago.  I know they came out forever ago, but once I saw all the new colors, I needed them all!  (And I still don’t have them all, but I’m working on it)  I color code my calendar and planner all the time, and these pens are what I use for that!  And what makes them even more awesome is that they stick to those sometimes-glossy calendar pages.

7.  Mark. Hand It Over Hand Cream in Pear Blossom

mark. Hand It Over Hand Cream in Pear Blossom

mark. Hand It Over Hand Cream in Pear Blossom

This little hand cream was given to me a long time ago from a customer at the coffee shop I work at, and I just rediscovered it in my pile of makeup and beauty samples.  I do not believe that Mark. carries this particular scent anymore, but they do still have hand creams!  I’ve been carrying it in my purse this month because it’s perfect for the dry weather.

8.  Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Discrete

Laura Mericer Lip Glace in Discrete

Laura Mericer Lip Glace in Discrete

I received a sample of this (not sure if it was the same color) from Sephora a few years ago from the Beauty Insider program and used the whole tube.  It is very rare that I ever use the entire tube of lip gloss, just because I seem to get tired of whatever it is that I’m using and move on to the next product before I finish the first one. (Don’t worry, I save them and use them again when I rediscover them; I’m not that wasteful.)  But I loved this stuff!  It stayed on for a long time without making my lips feel sticky like a lot of lip glosses do.  And, to me, it also smelled like vanilla, which, it wasn’t flavored, I just thought it smelled good on top of already being awesome!

So there ya go.  My list of some December favorites!  Have you tried any of these products, or are you interested in some of these items?  Feel free to let us know in the comments!

Bows and Arrows,

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