It’s time for another favorites post! I’ve found and tried some really great products and clothing that I’m so excited to share with you. If you live in the states I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving last week, I know I did! There was so much food, and I got to spend time with family that I haven’t seen in a long time. If you need ideas for a game that your whole family can play together during the holidays, I highly suggest the game Heads Up. You can download the app onto your phone and then all you need is at least 4 people to play! My family and I had such a good time yelling out clues for the person guessing what the object on the iPad was. Every time we said it was going to be the last round we continued to play because it was so much fun!
Moving on from November and into December I’m looking forward to all things Christmas related and hopefully starting a new job soon! I have a feeling December is going to be a good month… Before we get there though it’s time to share what I loved this month!
While taking pictures for this post I’ve realized that out of any drugstore brand I definitely have the most things from NYX. I really enjoy so many of their products, and I tried out three of them in November; the Lip Lingerie in Bedtime Flirt, the Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo, and the HD Studio Photogenic concealer.
The Lip Lingerie doesn’t dry all the way, and unfortunately is a little sticky. However, it is completely matte, still very comfortable to wear, and and stays put all day. The formula is also incredibly opaque, meaning you only need one layer of this lipstick and then you’re ready to head out the door! All the shades in the Lip Lingerie line are various nude colors, so there’s sure to be a shade for everyone. You can check out a makeup look I did with this lipstick here.
If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile now you’ll know that I love the Soft Matte Lip Creams. The formula is velvety, comfortable, and unlike the Lip Lingerie it does completely dry down. I was in need of a matte red lipstick and I had had my eye on Monte Carlo for a while. The formula is just like the other lip creams (read more about them here) and the shade of red is perfect for holiday parties!
I had heard good things about the NYX HD concealer, and at only $5 it’s a steal! It provides medium coverage, blends really well, and doesn’t move or crease. I bought the lightest shade available and use this concealer for underneath my eyes. I do find that it clings and accentuates any dry skin you may have though.
I’ve been trying out a lot of new skin care products as the temperatures have dropped and my skin has dried out. With that being said, one of the things I’ve really enjoyed using is the drying mask from Mario Badescu. This mask smells awful. There, I said it. Moving past the smell, this mask does an incredible job at clearing up acne. I tried out a moisturizer this month that gave me the worst acne I’ve had in a very long time. This mask really helped clear things up! Made with sulfur, calamine, and cucumber amongst other ingredients, this mask is both clarifying and soothing. After 20 minutes of wearing this mask my face is so tight I can hardly move it. That’s when you know it’s time to take it off! After using this product, I’ll follow up with a hydrating mask the next night to ensure that my skin is still hydrated.
To help fight the dry skin around my eyes I’ve purchased the Garnier Ultra-Lift anti-wrinkle firming eye cream (say that five times fast!). After just a week of using this product I noticed my under eyes were brighter and looked healthier overall. No more dry skin either!
I’ve also really been enjoying the Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser. It has a light fragrance that is actually really lovely. The cleaner itself foams up really nicely and leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed.
I needed a new texturizing spray, and I know Not Your Mother’s makes good products so I decided to give this one a shot. I use texturizing spray on my hair after curling it, and this one really helps my curls stay all day! It also provides some nice volume to my hair, which is often hard to achieve! It smells a bit like fabric softener, but once I spray it on my hair I hardly notice a smell at all.
I placed an order at American Eagle early in the month, and while waiting for the order to come I wasn’t sure if I’d end up keeping everything. Well, I did. You can see from the pictures that I clearly love color… (neutrals are just so easy to wear!) The cardigan is the coziest thing to just throw on over a simple top. It’s surprisingly warm despite the little holes. The tan sweater is the perfect length to wear with leggings; the back is slightly longer than the front so your bum is covered! The black jegging long sleeve t-shirt is now the softest item of clothing I own. It’s so comfortable too! I could’ve done with a size small instead of a medium but I was too lazy to exchange it. Lastly, I’ve found the perfect leggings. Never have I found a company that sells leggings in different lengths, but American Eagle does! I ordered a medium short and they fit like a glove. They’re also not see through at all.
Whew! That was a long favorites post. I just had so much I wanted to share with you all. I hope you all had a lovely November, and here’s to December!
Thanks for reading,