Modern Mom’s Beauty Faves of 2013

2013 is coming to a close in a few short days and I always like to take a few moments and take a look back at the year and all that I am thankful for.  This particular afternoon, while still in my holiday pyjamas, I found myself thinking of all of my beauty must haves that I found this year. Some of my faves I found by trial (from a beauty box or sample) and some were on the ‘must try – you will love’ lists that had been blogged about.  After some (very fast, I know what I love, didn’t have to think too much) reflection I share with you my top 10 beauty faves from my beauty(ful) year.
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A Very Merry Ipsy – Topbox – Luxebox Christmas

December is such a fun month with the anticipation of Christmas, the holiday parties, winter break with the mini’s and the best beauty treats of the year.  All of my beauty boxes outdid themselves for the last mail out of the year!  The beauty boxes arrived with all our other Christmas packages (I have tried to avoid the mall mayhem by online shopping this year) so I held onto all my boxes – without opening them (this took some serious restraint on my part) – until they were all here.  Then I tore into all of them at once and oohhed and aaahed at all the goodness.

I wanted to share my Christmas beauty joy with you all so I have packaged all the December beauty boxes into one post. Let the gift opening begin…

LouLou Luxebox - DecemberLouLou Luxe Box – this box is by far my favorite of the group.  No disappointments here.

Included in the Luxe box for December are: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer • Essie Nailpolish (color: Over the Edge) • L’Occitaine Shea Butter Hand Cream • No Dark Shadows Complexion Enhancer • L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette • Loose Button Lip Brush • Pantene Expert Advanced+ Keratin Repair Split End Fuser and Repair Conditioner




Ipsy Glam Bag - DecemberIpsy Celebration Glam Bag – definitely a bag to celebrate.  All your New Year’s Eve glam face essentials are included right down to your lovely lashes.

Included in the Celebration Glam Bag: Ardell Lashes (Demi 120 Black) • Pop Beauty EyeShadow Trio (Naturally Bare) • Starrily Polish (color:  Bzzzz Bzzzz) • Be a Bombshell All in One Stick (color:  Sunset) •  J. Cat Beauty Big Lip Pencil




Topbox - DecemberTopbox – the wow factor of their December box was not the same as the other boxes I received but the products are still a must try for me.

Included in the December Topbox:  Belvada Cosmetics  Coconut Lip Butter • Cuccio Color Nail Laquer (color: Dare to Dazzle) • Cover FX CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment • Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray