Well hello there friends! It’s been awhile… about 3 weeks to be exact! I kind of randomly decided to take a little bit of a break from the blog over the holidays, and I have to say it was pretty nice. It was more needed than I thought it would be, but I’m excited to be back! What better way than to kick off the year with my December beauty hits and misses. I’m so glad I started this monthly series in 2018, and can’t wait to share last month’s picks with you!
December Beauty Hits:
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion: I have been using the drying cream for a few years, but recently started disliking how much quickly it dries out in the container. I have seen some of my favorite beauty bloggers share the drying lotion, so I decided to give it a shot. While the application is a little weird (you stick a Q-tip into the bottle and take it out without shaking anything off to apply), it really helps. My skin has always been acne prone, and while I wish I wasn’t a 34 year old with acne, such is life. This stuff really helps clear up any breakouts in a day or two.
Dryland Wilds Beauty Oil: You guys know I’m obsessed with all things Dryland Wilds, and this beauty oil is no exception. I have been using it every other night now for about a month and am in love. I typically put 2-3 drops on and then use my jade roller (grab one on Amazon here for $13!). The oil dries quickly, and makes my skin feel so soft! I have been using the Rosehip + Thistle oil, and have my eye on the Evening Primrose for the next time. The smell of every Dryland Wilds product is just incredible, especially if you’re a NM local like I am and love our desert smells.
December Beauty Misses:
Pixi Lash Primer: I generally love everything that I try from Pixi. Sadly, this primer was a big miss for me. It is basically just a mascara rather than a primer, and not a great one at that. I didn’t like how it layered with my regular mascara, and it didn’t do my lashes any favors. Definitely a big miss.
RoC Retinol Daily Hydration Creme: A product that I truly wanted to love! And let me just say that I don’t totally dislike it, I just don’t notice any difference in my skin after using it. I like the texture of the cream, although it feels a little greasy at first. No noticeable improvement in the texture of my skin/wrinkles as the packaging suggested, so I’m going to go ahead and call this one a miss for me.