Yayyyy November is now over and the Holiday season is upon us, who`s excited? Well before we wrap up November I need to do my favorites for the month so here it goes ! Oh and I want to do a little announcement as well, and let you guys know that I am planning on doing my own little version of BLOGMAS this year. What I plan on doing is posting every other day until the 25`th (and maybe even after Christmas we shall see how it goes). I have to admit I am quite nervous about committing to posting every other day but I need to challenge myself and since I love the holiday season so much and this year December is quite relaxed with my university schedule there is no better time to do it. I hope you are excited and will stop by as often as possible and keep your fingers crossed I don`t miss any days (if I do you are more than welcome to yell at me on Twitter, Instagram or in the comments). Now let`s get back to your regular scheduled program , here goes my November Favorites! Hope you enjoy!!!!!
The first favorite in the makeup category is this single eyeshadow from Sephora ( Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow Matte N°229 Scented Candle 12$) . I am not much for single eyeshadow , I much sooner reach directly for a palette that has it all , but for some reason this color just captured mu attention. The picture doesn`t really do it justice it`s more of a taupey rose shade, very unique and the perfect crease shade for a simple matte eye that I like to pair with a thin cat eye flick. The quality of the shadow isn`t outstanding (it`s a bit on the chalky side) but it does the job and looks very pretty.
The next product I want to talk about is a bit of a throwback to last spring when I know I raved about it as well, it`s The Body Shop Liquid Highlighter (14 $). This product is extremely multifunction I use it as a primer, I add it to my foundation , or use it as a highlighter ( not all at once obviously) , it`s just the perfect addition if your skin is looking dull and a little dry (which mine is all the time). It`s not a glitter it just gives the perfect amount of glow to the skin.
If you are a regular reader of my blog you might be tired of my obsession for gray/taupe/lavender polishes, I promise next month I will switch it up, but I had to talk about this beauty. This is the Ciate Nail Polish in Pillow Fight (15$) and it`s just up my street, a darker gray with lavender undertone.
I have become a huge fan of Khiels skincare (and have also turned broke at the same time) and this is one of the standout products in my routine right now. It`s the Khiel`s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate (58$), I know it`s an expensive little bugger but it`s pretty amazing as well. For my uber dehydrated skin this guy together with a scrub also by Khiel`s have really gotten my skin texture under control. Especially during the colder months my skin gets really rough and foundation starts looking really bad but this beauty of a serum has really been injecting the much needed moisture back into my skin. I used to apply it every morning but now I switched to 2- 3 times a week in the morning after I exfoliate.
Shampoo is not really something I put too much tough into, I don`t really think it makes much of a difference and when it comes to my hair I would much rather spend my money on masks , treatments and styling products. So shampoos are usually whatever I can find in the supermarket that has the word hydrating in it ( I think we have already established that I am basically a dehydrated raisin ). A couple of weeks back I saw a display of this new range by Dove and decided to give it a go. What I enjoy most about this shampoo apart from being a nice and hydrating formula is the scent, the only way I can describe it is perfumee and not a bad perfumee but a nice high end relaxing scent. The scent actually lasts in my hair which is basically the cherry on top.
I don`t really drink tea in the spring summer but when fall hits my tea addiction goes crazy. I am also not huge into fruity or crazy combination teas, I stick to the classics and that usually means English Breakfast Tea and this brand is my favorite. Honestly I can get up to three cups of this ting on the daily, which combined with my huge morning cup of coffee isn`t the healthiest thing but I can`t help myself.
Now when it come`s to cute mugs and tumblers I can go a bit crazy , so naturally when I saw that Starbucks brought in their Christmas collection I had to go get myself a couple of things and this beauty has to be my favorite. It`s a beautiful simple tumbler, not very Christmasy so I will be using it all year round and to all you coper addicts out there, Go get you some.
For my music favorite I chose an album that has been playing on repeat on my way to class, and that is Jamie Lawson`s self titled first album. If you enjoy a good singer-songwriter type album you will love him. Plus it`s the perfect soundtrack for the fall! Check it out!!!!!!!
I love getting style inspiration from Instagram and this moth I have been getting a serious girl crush on Taylor Morgan from LittleBlondBook. She is an amazing style blogger as well but her instagram feed is extremely inspirational. She might be pregnant but I still really enjoy her outfits. I will include a couple of them so you can see how amazing she is. Her style is very simple and quite casual but I think she really masters the effortless chic look and I for one am obsessed!
Well now that I have finished this post , if you will excuse me I need to go decorate for Christmas , oh and write 13 posts, what have I gotten myself into? And if you have a few free moments how about leaving me a comment and letting me know what you have been loving for the past month!! See you again on Tuesday for the first day of BLOGMASS!!!!