|Bauble In Snow by Petr Kratochvil|
|Smitten Polish The Holly and the Ivy|
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When I went home for Christmas I didn't bring my trusted Urban Decay Naked2 palette home with me, so instead I relied on my old favourite the CoverGirl Shimmering Sands trio eyeshadow. For a drugstore eyeshadow the quality is so good - the shadows are pigmented and blend well. I especially love the lightest shade, it can double as a great highlighter!
Scandal is a fantastic show starring the lovely Kerry Washington. It centres around Olivia Pope, a former White House Communications Director who now runs her own crisis management firm. Basically, she's a "fixer" for all of the major scandals that arise in the media. The show was created by Shonda Rhimes of Grey's Anatomy fame, so it shares a similar dialogue tone. Scandal is currently in its second season and is getting better week after week!
I listen to Christmas music all year round, but there's just something special about it in December! My all-time favourite Christmas album is The Carpenter's Christmas Portrait. The whole album is basically flawless and flows as a continual song, which makes it difficult to pick just one! This year I was really feeling "It's Christmas Time", which is a short little interlude-type song that I often overlook. It has a choir, rounds, and lots of triplets! What's not to love?
Turkey + stuffing. Enough said. (Yum).
I'm currently reading Donna Tartt's The Secret History, which I started in December so it is totally eligible for this list. :) I'm only about 15% into it so far, but I'm really liking it. I have a love of any and all things Ancient Greek/mythology, so the story is very intriguing so far. As a side note: I've challenged myself to read 75 books in 2013...I don't know if this is brave, foolish, or possibly both. Only time will tell! (And if you have a Goodreads feel free to add me, I love to see what books people are reading!)
What were your favourite things in December?