Sunday, December 2, 2012

November Favorites :)

Happy December everyone! Yes, I'm going to say it....I can't believe it's December already!! So I figured I'd make my first monthly favorites blog :) Some of these products are ones I have recently purchased and some are products that I've had but just started loving again. So, without further ado...

La Mer Moisturizing Cream
I haven't been using this long but I have noticed such a change in my skin's hydration and an overall improvement of my complexion. I cannot say enough good things about this moisturizer! (It also has anti-aging benefits and reduces the appearance of pores as well!)

Rusk W8less Extra Strong Hold Hairspray
Since my hair is so thin, I have problems finding a good hairspray that won't weigh it down. This hairspray by Rusk is my all time favorite - it doesn't weigh hair down and doesn't leave that crunchy feeling all while holding your curls in place for hours!

Benefit's Stay Don't Stray Eye Primer
I'm in love with this eye primer. I hate primers that leave a greasy feel on your eyelids - this primer doesn't do that at all and it holds your eyeshadow in place all day!

L'Oreal True Match  Super Blendable Concealer
This concealer is perfect for highlighting and brightening your under eyes and down the bridge of your nose. I have mine in the color Fair/Light Neutral - it is MUCH lighter than my skin tone, but I really like the look of super light undereyes. I also blend this concealer with a damp Beauty Blender for a flawless look.

Neutrogena Shine Control Powder
This powder is perfect for setting your foundation and concealers without making it cakey and keeping you matte for hours. I keep one of these in my purse at all times for a quick touch up!

Elf Blush in Pink Passion
I've mentioned this blush before and for good reason. I've had this blush for a year or two now and I used to use it all the time until it kind of got pushed out of the way by newer blushes. I found this a few weeks ago in the back of my blush drawer and fell in love with it all over again. I wondered why I even stopped using it!

Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Mascara
I bought this mascara years ago and I HATED it. I thought this mascara was just horrible and did absolutely nothing, but for some reason I just couldn't throw it away. I decided to try it out again and it is now my number one mascara. I loved the curved brush that helps curl your lashes and the formula isn't too wet or too dry. This is now one of the staple products in my mascara routine!

Tease from the Naked 2 Palette
My all time favorite crease color is Tease from the Naked 2 Palette. I'm not a huge fan of shimmery eyeshadows and this is the perfect taupe-y matte color for your crease. It can be used for an everyday look or you can build it up for a smokey nighttime look.

Paula Dorf Eye Color Glimmer in Silhouette & Eye Color in Mystic
I love these single eye shadows by Paula Dorf. The lighter shade (Silhouette) is perfect for a nighttime brow bone color. It isn't too shimmery but isn't completely matte either. I also like putting this on the inner corner of my eyelid to brighten it up. The darker color (Mystic) is great to make a dark smokey eye. I use this color in my crease and the outer-V on my eye lid for a perfect nighttime look.

Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Liner in Toast
This lip liner is the perfect lipliner for ANY lipstick you have. It's a great nude color but blends so perfectly with your lips that you can even use it with reds, pinks and purples! I like to bring this lip liner when I travel because it's the only lipliner I need to bring!

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Nude Nuances
I cannot get over how amazing this lipstick is - it is the perfect nude with a pink undertone. And let me just say, I wear this lipstick with anything and everything! However, this was from the Porcelain Collection, which I think was limited edition. It upsets me that I won't be able to find this again but apparently it's a great dupe for Mac's Hue!

Essie's Chinchilly Nailpolish
Gray is one of my favorite 'colors'. It goes great with almost everything and looks beautiful on your nails. Chinchilly by Essie is my favorite gray nail polish that I've found yet! Here is a picture of Chinchilly on my nails (with Essie's Set in Stones from the Luxe Effects Collection on my ring finger).

Bath & Body Works' Stress Relief Body Wash & Foam Bath in Eucalyptus Spearmint

If you want to feel squeaky clean and stress free try this body wash! I haven't yet used it as a foam bath but I'm sure I will when it gets cold this winter. The Eucalyptus Spearmint scent helps relax you and keeps you smelling fresh and clean all day! I have the lotion too that I like to use right after I use this body wash in the shower.

Bath & Body Works' Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap in Candy Cane Bliss
This is the perfect smelling hand soap for Christmas time. It keeps your hands smelling like candy canes for a while after you wash your hands. Plus it's antibacterial and foaming, which I absolutely love!

Let me know any of your November favorites in the comments below and if there's anything I should try!!


  1. This was such a fun post to read! I love that gray color and what you did with the accent nail. So cute!