What can I say about December; a month filled to the brim with events, gatherings and a whole lot of family time. I would like to say that this December was a winter wonderland where we locked ourselves indoors, lit candles and watched movies but to be quite frank December was a mild weathered month. I do love a good warm winter but there is always that part of me which longs for the cozy break filled with coffee, comfy blankets and books to get lost in.
This month my favourites are all about bettering and educating myself. If you haven't read my New Years post I describe how in 2016 I am focusing on me and being a better version of the woman that I am, to better myself through learning & loving.
Taking Care of My Skin
This month I have been devoted to keeping my skin clear and working towards having nicer skin as I age. I have never been one to wash my face at night or put too much thought into taking care of my skin. Lately I have noticed that taking a few minutes before to bed to apply products is actually quite soothing. I am hooked on the brand First Aid Beauty for all of my face product needs. I hope to see a great increase in my skin (not that it was bad before) but I would love to get rid of breakouts on my chin and red scarring from past breakouts.
Comment below if you would like to know more about the First Aid Beauty products and what my full thoughts are on them!
When In Doubt, Put on A Face Mask
This Christmas I have received a grand amount of face masks and I could not be happier! Putting on a face mask and relaxing before bed is one of the best feelings (plus who doesn't love to stare at their skin in the mirror as they remove a mask to investigate what just happened).
If you have read any of my other blog posts lately you would know that I have grown a fondness for a few new hobbies! I cannot get enough of my calligraphy set, adult colouring book or doing pilates. I have always wanted to start new hobbies and become fluent with something that was at first foreign to me. If it's doing pilates in the AM or cuddling up with a tea and colouring in the PM I get the feeling of accomplishment.
Whiter Teeth Please
Ever since high school I have sought after pearly white teeth. I did a post back in November about using Whitestrips and if you actually do see a change after one use. Well clearly that did not do much because I am still looking for a whiter smile. I have been using the Walmart version of Whitestrips and have almost finished the 7-day treatment. Let's see if using a full treatment does anything for me!
I have always loved listening to audiobooks while getting ready for the day or driving into work but lately I have switched over to Podcasts. Back in 2015 I listened to the Podcast Serial and when I heard that they are starting a new season this month I could not been more thrilled. The Serial podcast is about true stories that develop over a few episodes and season and to be honest, if you haven't given it a chance, here is your sign to start!
Looking back at my favourites I realize that there is more to me then having super white teeth, glowing skin and strong body. I know that these things wont better me as a person but I also know that when I do these things for me and take the time to pamper myself overall I feel better. These things are just vanity and do not matter in the end but why not look good to make yourself feel great!
So here is the part where you come in;
What did you love this month & what do you want to hear more about?!