Thursday, 28 November 2013

November Beauty Favourites!

Before I start rambling on about all things beauty related I just want to say sorry for the lack of posts recently. I normally keep on top of things but i've had so much work on at Uni with doing a dissertation and getting 3 essays done at the same time. To top it all off we had a water leak where part of the ceiling in the living room fell through. I know, great timing! As I type this i've just done my presentation on my Final Year Project and things seem to be slowing down a bit so I thought I would share my beauty favourites this month with you all. Luckily none of my skincare was damaged (priorities) in the water leak! 
Beauty Favourites
First up I have an old favourite from last Winter in the Botanics Rejuvenating Bath Elixir Rebalance. This is the perfect Winter bubble bath as it has a lovely spicey, warm scent to it. You only need a small amount, and it is so relaxing whilst not breaking the bank. I've been using a new conditioner this month which is the Dove Damage Solutions Colour Radiance Conditioner. This not only smells like peaches but makes my hair feel lovely and nourished without being weighed down.
Beauty Favourites
Onto skincare, first being the Pai Rosehip Biogenerate Oil, this has been making my skin feel lovely and balanced whilst improving the appearance and texture of my skin. The only downside is it is not the greatest smelling product but it is definitely worth it for the great result. Next is the Super Facialist By Una Brennan Vitamin C+ Gentle Daily Micro Polish Wash. This has a lovely citrus scent to it which is uplifting when used it the morning, it is also gentle on the skin but exfoliates really well. I use this about 3 times a week when my skin is looking a bit tired in the morning and it really makes a difference. 
One of the stand out products from my recent ELF order has been the ELF Baked Blush in Peachy Cheeky, this adds a lovely peachy highlight to the cheeks that makes the skin look healthy, perfect for perking up a tired complexion. I've dug out the Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore this month which I picked up last time I was in the US. This is the perfect berry colour which has a slight bronzey shimmer to it. Perfect applied as a contour blush. I've been testing out some new concealers this month and a stand out has been the 17 Stay Time 18 Hour Concealer, basically this is like the infamous Collection concealer but without that drying feeling.
A nail polish favourite this month has been Essie A Cut Above from their recent glitter collection. This is the perfect rose gold glitter which is a mix of fine and chunky glitter that looks perfect over a pale polish. A new discover i've been loving is the Real Techniques Complexion Sponge, this makes the perfect flawless base out of any foundation as well as being perfect for blending concealer. 
The final product I have is another new ELF favourite in the ELF 50 Piece Makeup Artist Palette. The pigmentation in the blushes and eyeshadows in this palette is top notch and it would be perfect for travel as it comes with a big mirror or as a gift for someone just starting out in makeup. For £15 you can't really go wrong.

So that's this month favourites. Hopefully December will be a little less crazy and I will finally be able to start my Christmas shopping, it is safe to say i've been watching a lot of gift guides in prep for a much needed shopping trip. What have been you're favourites this month?


  1. Ooh I nearly picked up the Botanics elixir but decided against it until I'd read some reviews! xx

  2. This is a nice collection of favourites! I really want to try the Real Techniques Sponge and Pai Rosehip Oil!

    Olivia Beauty from the Fjord xxx


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