Saturday, December 6, 2008

My December Must Haves

Photo: Quiksilver

Dresses by Quiksilver Women's: With holiday parties come a good excuse to get all dolled up and put on a fabulous dress. The Audrey is a cap-sleeve dress in silk, which has alternating panels of tulle in the front and back, a satin removable slip with tulle trim, knife pleats at the front, a shirttail hem, hidden pockets along the seam, and exposed satin zipper detail at the back.

Photo: Quiksilver

The Lily dress features a silky brushstroke plaid print and a solid vest bodice with a racerback, exposed satin zipper detail at the side seam, a shirttail hem in the back, decorative stitch detail, and fabric covered buttons. I plan on wearing both of these dresses during Christmas festivities this month.

Photo: Sephora

Diorshow Mascara by Christian Dior: When I was in Sephora last week, I decided to splurge on some new mascara because I haven't been loving my regular Maybelline so much lately. I wanted something ultra-glam, so I picked up a tube of Diorshow, which is Sephora's best seller both in-store and online. I have to admit, it lived up to the hype. This is hands down the best mascara that I've ever used (and I've pretty much tried 'em all). Long, black, separated, curled, thickened lashes! No clumps, no smudges. It even keeps my naturally very straight lashes curled to perfection all day.

Photo: Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Eyeshadow Mosaic: Four shades in one compact, which can be used alone or together to create the perfect look. I have a makeup kit full of MAC shadows from my days as a makeup artist that I'm absolutely bored with. I picked one of these mosaic kits up in "Sultry" and it's just that. I love it.

Photo: Revolve Clothing

7 For All Mankind Flynt Jean in New York Dark: Despite my seemingly large collection of denim, I'm always on the look out for that next, perfect pair. I know that a good pair of jeans can last years, will go with any outfit and most importantly, that there's nothing better than putting on a pair of jeans that you look and feel hot in. I recently added a pair of Flynts by Seven to my wardrobe. They're the ultimate go with everything, classic that I've been looking for.

Photo: Kerastase

Kérastase Ciment Thermique: With the massive popularity of heat styling tools, especially hair straighteners and blowdryers, it is becoming more and more important to protect your hair from the extreme heat these tools put on your hair. No matter how good the tools you use are - any extreme heat will sooner or later have a damaging effect on your hair, causing it to split or break off or making the colour of your hair fade. This is where Kérastase Ciment Thermique comes in. Basically, it's a Thermo-cosmetic reconstructing milk which reinforces weakened hair. Activated by heat, Ciment Thermique covers the hair fibre, adding a layer of protection and moisture to the hair. The hair is left firm, supple and strengthened, with added shine. I have never been more impressed with a product's ability to do what it claims it will do.

Photo: UGG Australia

UGG boots: These have become an absolute staple in my world. They are by far, the most comfortable footwear in the universe. I was happy to (finally) replace my old and very well worn "two tones" with a brand new pair last week. My cozy toes thank me.

Photo: Bath & Body Works

C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine/ Breath Freshener: A mint-infused lip balm, which provides a glossy high shine as well as a refreshing, cooling sensation. It keeps your lips moist and protected while peppermint oil gives your breath long lasting freshness. I'm completely addicted to this stuff. Plus, the mint makes me think of something else that I love this time of year...


Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Twist: 'Tis the season to indulge. I'm pretty sure that I don't need to go into detail about why this makes my list. This particular drink is key for the holiday season. In fact, it's very likely that I will get one this afternoon.

What are your must haves for this month?


PatZ said...

a toque, plenty of bacon and a waterproof jacket.

Jennifer Stoddart said...

@PatZ: At my sales meeting last week, the served bacon with pretty much every single meal. You would have been in heaven!

Melissa said...

You can go ahead and buy me the Lily dress for xmas - I'll pretend to be surprised...
For me it's spiced rum, Marc by Marc Totally Turnlock clutch and new christmas pjs...

Roshan said...

A giant bottle of Apple flavoured Vodka.

Amber said...

Those are great jeans!

Marda Mischa said...

I totally agree - Diorshow is the best mascara ever. I have very unhappy eyelashes and just by applying this mascara made by god, they look even better than when I had extensions. I still have to curl them, but they stay put.