Monday, December 10, 2012

November Favorites

I want to apologize to you all for taking the past week off from blogging and also for putting up my November favorites so late. I do have some great favorites from November though so I still think that they are worth sharing. Also I purchased a lightbox and was playing around it with it but I don't think I'll be keeping it since I didn't think that the came out that amazing. I cannot wait for when I get more daylight to take outdoor pictures.

November Favorites
November Favorites

Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Hand Cream- This is an amazing smelling hand cream. It feels very moisturizing on my hands but it concerns me that it contains mineral oil. Still I enjoy using this during the holiday season. This is one of my favorite holiday scents. Great hand cream if you don't mind mineral oil.

Mac Eye Shadow in Grain- I recently went on a mac eye shadow purchase craze where I bought a ton of shadows and this was one from my list. It's a great all over lid color for when you want a natural look but just a little something different. I'm loving it so far. It's one of those colors that looks boring in the pan but amazing on the lid.

Redken All Soft Shampoo & Conditioner- I recently got into using the same shampoo and conditioner and while I normally prefer sulfate free ones I decided to give this a try. I loved it this past month. It really makes my hair super soft and I think its a great set and not crazy expensive.

H20 Spa Hand and Cuticle Scrub- I love hand scrubs and use them every night before putting on lotion. It makes sense that if we scrub our body why not our hands. I picked this up at TJ Maxx and love it for the price. It makes my hands feel very soft. Perfect for winter.

Shiesedo Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector SPF 42 A+++- This stuff has become holy grail in such a short time. I used to always use moisturizer with SPF but I think that this stuff is just so much better. I love it and it doesn't make my face oily nor does it feel like sunscreen. Highly recommend trying this out. I also found it recently at TJ Maxx for like half the price.

Tarte Natural Cheek Stain in Flush- I got this as a deluxe sample with one of my recent Tarte orders. Even though this is a bit sticky I still love the color. It gives my cheeks the perfect "flush". I wear this on my more natural days and it looks beautiful.

Laura Mercier Camouflage Powder brush- I am obsessed with this brush and only use it from cream eye shadow which is weird because I guess its meant for powder. It's perfect for cream shadow. Works amazing with my benefit crease-less cream shadows.

LipFusion Infatuation in Pucker Up-This might be one of my most favorite lip glosses. You do need to apply a thin coat so that it doesn't go on your teeth but its super glossy and just a beautiful Fall/Winter rosey/plum color. I think it really does plump my lips a bit. Wish that they sold these more places.

Laura Gellar Blush-N-Brighten in Golden Apricot- I got a sample of this blush at a Laura Gellar event that I attended. I wasn't overly excited when I got the color but one day last month I decided to pick it up and its amazing. It is so easy to apply and really gives my skin a ton of life. Golden Apricot is the perfect way to describe this.

Maybelline Bit of Berry (175) Lipstick- I kept hearing everyone on YouTube talk about this color so I had to give it a try. I really like it a lot. It's super easy to wear and great for an everyday berry lip color. I really like the Maybelline formula too. Great lipstick.

So that's it for my November favorites. This month I have been doing drugstore december which basically means I have been using all drugstore makeup products so I will probably have a few more drugstore favorites for December. Hope everyone is having a great start to your week. Would love to hear what you loved in November?



  1. I love Redken's All Soft line! That MAC shadow does look like a great lid color! Great faves! :)

  2. Great list! The Shieseido sunscreen sounds fantastic (hard to find one with a high SPF that isn't greasy) and the Laura Gellar blush looks beautiful! :)


  3. I love the look of that Laura Gellar blush! Wish we had it in the UK xx

  4. So glad that you love the Laura Geller blush! It's one of my faves!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  5. I've been loving Tarina Tarantino's Dollskin Cheek Blushes in Neapolitan Lane and Feather, as well as Essence eyeshadow in #58 "Cappuccino, Please!". I'm looking forward to reading about your drugstore favourites.

    I don't know much about the Laura Geller line. Is the "Blush-N-Brighten" supposed to be a blush & highlighter in one?

  6. I have been using Redken All Soft for about 3 years now. You should check out the Redken All Soft Heavy Cream....holy smokes it takes your hair one more step to softness!!!! Love your blog!!!! :)