Loving Right Now

December 23, 2011

I hope everyone is well and ready for Christmas & the holidays! It’s been a crazy busy few weeks and I’m looking forward to having time off starting today 🙂 What are you loving right now? Things that make me happy right now:
  • NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara – thickens, holds curls & doesn’t flake (reviewed back in 2010 here)
  • Glitter Nail Polish – Butter London Tart With a Heart & Deborah Lippmann Stairway to Heaven (yes, it’s a shocker, but these looked so lovely on Lilly Chantilly & Messy Wands I had to check these out)
  • Mini Brushes – Laura Mercier hands down makes the best minis in sets and palettes, I like them more than her full sized versions, Le Métier and MAC have some lovely options too
  • Bond No 9 Bon Bon Set – My husband and I are going to work our way through each one
  • Lanvin Flats – My first pair in taupe, so comfortable!
  • Le Métier de Beauté Antiquité Poupée – even with the dupes, I can’t deny the colors in this palette are so lovely
  • Clé de Peau Intensive Eye Contour Cream (courtesy of Neiman Marcus and Clé de Peau) I never believed in Eye Cream until this winter, the dry weather & long work hours have been harsh on my skin, this has been a miracle worker
  • Henri Bendel Candles – Among my favorites, especially the new Silver Birch! Other favorites include Vanilla Bean, Firewood, Fig, Quince, Pomegranate … I could go on and on!
  • Nude Nail Polish – Hard to tell the color from the instagram filter, but it was Chanel Beige Petale
  • Chanel Rouge Coco Shines – Being short on time and always on the go, Chanel Rouge Coco Shines are those easy swipe-and-go lipsticks that don’t require a mirror, the sheer glossy finish makes fading less obvious because it fades naturally
  • Jo Malone Wild Bluebell – This is more appropriate for spring, but it lifts the mood and brightens my day, I’ve splurged on the shower gel, candle and cologne (reviewed here)
  • Edward Bess Afterglow Cream Highlighter – Another lifesaver, the perfect cream highlighter to brighten and illuminate without being overly frosty or greasy (previously reviewed here)
  • Chanel Wallet on Chains – Love these when I just need cards, keys, cash and one lipstick
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 – Yes, this is an amazing palette! Very similar to the first Naked but a definite must for any neutral-lover, the layering possibilities are endless
  • Chanel Le Vernis – Of course, always on my list of loving right now
  • Nespresso Pixie & Aeroccino Plus – The best part of every morning and much more affordable compared to Starbucks, wish I could put one at my desk at work but it would make me way too popular & I would never get anything done
I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday! Thank you everyone so much for your support! I’ve been so touched by everyone’s kindness this past year and week after week I’m amazed you still come back to read my blog. Thank you again 🙂
Is there anything you are loving right now? I’m all ears! Beauty and non-beauty related!

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  • Amazing pictures!
    Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday!

  • Thanks for the well wish. Fantastic photos. They are everything I love.

  • Anonymous

    I'm loving The Beauty Look Book 🙂

  • Such a great selection of products!!!
    Happy christmas!

  • yes, you picked my favorite as well which is the urban decay naked palette. I am also loving "the balm" blushes and mascara, and the NARs stylo pen in black.

  • I love to see what everyone else is into this season, it varies greatly! Happy holidays to you & yours!

  • You have such great tastes in everything! I can always be assured that I will like the same products that you do 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I love your blog, terra Inca Bronzer of Guerlain, latest Meteorites, Sisley's sheer lipstick in Sheer Cherry, nail enamel of Chanel in Rouge Noir, my fluffy long navy blue jacket and bright yellow woolen scarf from Tommy Hilfiger.
    Best regards from 'snow-less' Sweden!

  • Happy Holidays to you too! What a great montage! I love your Lanvin flats and Jo Malone collection. It's nice to hear your thoughts on Naked2. Pretty much every other day since it came out I've wavering between "I need it" and "I need it not". I think I will probably take the plunge when the new year rolls around.

    I think my essentials now are Chanel Vitlumiere Aqua, drinking lots of real aqua (aka H2O) and well drawn eyebrows. I've used my Bobbi Brown eyeliner (not the ultra fine) brush and the eyebrow brush a lot for brows lately.

  • Happy Holidays and Thank You for your wonderful blog!! It always brightens my day! Here's to a colorful, beautiful 2012!

  • Happy holidays to you as well! I always look forward to your posts! Would love to know what you have planned in terms of make up and accessories for NYE! 🙂

  • Love all of your current favorites 🙂 I love Henri Bendel candles too & just got a couple of trio sets to give as gifts! I'm also loving my new Laura Mercier Pony Tail eye brush. Happy Holidays!

  • Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
    I'm a big fan of your blog! 🙂


  • milktea

    Love all your Beauty picks! Have a beautiful christmas and gorgeous year ahead! Wish I had the Nespresso coffee machine too! Here it's marketed as Nescafe Dolce Gusto and I'm sooo tempted. 🙂

  • Sabrina, I love all your posts! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    May I ask you to do a comparison or review of Naked and Naked 2? Do you have a favorite? 🙂

  • Eileen

    Happy Holidays, Sabrina. May all the magic of the season bless you and your loved ones with now and throughout the New Year.

  • Sabrina!

    Merry Christmas to you and all your lovely creatures (including your husband) ;-D I'm always loving The Beauty Look Book! Don't know what I'd do without you!

    Sending you much love and appreciation for producing a blog that is, obviously, coming from a place of passion and love! It is a joy to resd! XO!

  • Sabrina, thank you so much for keeping us informed … and enabling us!
    This year, I am loving the GA lip glosses, Lancome Teint Miracle foundation, Alterna Bamboo hair care for volume, L'Occitane LE body creme in Clementine (divine), D&G Mauve Diamond blush, Hakuhodo eyeliner brush (the one that tightlines) AND I am awaiting my own Antiquee Poupee but it has yet to arrive at BG from warehouse! I am so looking forward to receiving it!
    Happy Holidays to you!

  • Loving right now: my Christmas tree and everything on it, my poinsettia, and all the gorgeous meal that my mother prepared for tomorrow…can't wait to taste it! And I love receiving and giving Christmas gifts…Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I love your blog, it's the only one I read and trust…

  • Anonymous

    I treated myself on a new blush and one by Guerlain!! Just the golden box on its own is a jewel!!! And the colours "rose plein vent" (four colours you can blend)beuatiful!
    Happy holidays for everyone and good health in 2012!


  • happy holidays sabrina. wishing you a lovely holiday season and exciting, successful 2012 x

  • Right now, I am loving MAC prep + prime

  • Love all your selections. What color of Coco Shine is in the picture? So pretty.

  • Anonymous

    If you had to pick one highlighter from Edward Bess, would you pick cream highlighter or powder like summer in capri or south of france?

  • So many lovely items you girls have picked out! I loved reading your lists!

    Isla, after playing with both UD Naked Palettes, I find I love them equally. At this time I don't plan on writing about them, there is already a lot of great coverage on these beauties, I liked Temptalia's comparison the best.


    Anonymous, I normally don't like cream highlighters because I find they make my face oily, but the EB is an exception. I don't know that I could pick one in real life, but I prefer the cream because you can use it as a base for eyes or cheeks and also as a simple highlight. I find it more versatile and gives you that glow from within effect. HTH!

  • Anonymous

    Hey, I just discovered your blog and so far, so good! Beautiful images. Can I ask how you created the picture for the above post? It's amazing! Thanks-