December’s Little Luxuries

Color of the Month


2016 was a long and difficult year. I thought it might be a good way to wrap things up on the last day of the month and, in fact, the last day of the year, to introduce a new monthly series. A fun post of 5-10 items that all have one thing in common, they’re all the same color.

As we thankfully say goodbye to 2016, we’re going to kick things off with gold. The color is a symbol of wealth and success. Things of particularly high quality are said to be the ‘gold standard’.  At one time, having a gold edition of a certain credit card meant your spending power exceeded that of the typical cardholder. Entire civilizations were created and destroyed based on their ability to control the precious metal.

Let’s stare down the long, cold winter ahead of us, with a pep in our step and a gold sparkle in our eye.


highlighting primer – From YSL Beauty’s famous Touche Éclat line, this illuminating primer brightens any complexion with gold light reflectors. It has a lovely blurring effect, hence the name, and will make your face look perfectly smooth and poreless.  YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer, 1 oz. $52.

metallic ballerina flats – A cute way to give any outfit a fun, festive feel through the holiday season and beyond. ballerina flats, $50.

anti-aging face mask – With a gel texture, this Peter Thomas Roth facial mask is not only ultra hydrating, but also free of alcohol, which can be painfully drying to already stressed winter skin. PTR 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask, 5 oz. $80.

shower oil – French pharmacy brand Nuxe offers yet another Prodigieux product with this delightful gold tinted shower oil scented with the same fragrance as their all purpose beauty oil. Nuxe Huile Prodigieux shower oil, 200ml $18.

nail polish – Let your finger and toe nails show the world what kind of party girl you really are with a shiny yellow based gold polish. Zoya Goldie, $10.

turtleneck – Bring a neutral or monochromatic wardrobe to life with a key piece like this perfect weight metallic sweater that goes with anything. Ralph Lauren turtleneck, $80..

Celebrate the holidays and keep things fun by indulging in a pop of festive gold!

What fun gold things do you have in your world? Tell me about them in the comments.

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