Friday, 7 December 2012

November Beauty, Skincare & General Favourites!


Aaandd, we're into my most favourite month of the whole year!

November has just flown by, I can't quite believe it, I didn't even have time to buy an advent calendar! (that's saying something). 

In these past months I have been up-ing hydrating, moisturising products and ditching the lightweight stuff - as winter is well and truly here my friends! So I thought I would jump in with my November Favourites.

Skin, Hair & Body Care.
Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm : after my Liz Earle Failure I swiftly moved straight onto this marvellous product. I've been using it around a month and a half now and I can't quite sing its praises loud enough. It - is - amazing, but a more in-depth review to come shortly! Just trust me when I say - you need this in your life.

Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream : again, this is a new product I bought during November but so far I am absolutely loving it. It's my first purchase from Antipodes and as it stands I am very impressed. This has such a lovely vanilla/deep honey scent and makes my skin feel incredibly soft. Once I've used it a bit more, I'll review it in full!

Lush's Snow Fairy : well, what can I say? Other than - why have I only just bought this this year, I feel like I have drastically been missing out! It's a pear drops & candy-floss infused sweet overload for your shower. It's pink, girly and even has some glitter in. It doesn't necessarily hydrate my skin more than any other body wash, but the novelty of something so wonderfully smelling hasn't worn off. I absolutely LOVE it! They also have smaller sizes, which would be great as stocking fillers.

Dove Nourishing Oil Shampoo : I'm not sure if including a shampoo is normal in these Favourite posts, but hey, here it is! I've never been head-over-heels for a shampoo before, but I am very impressed with this. Having very dry, very brittle, very over bleached hair I need all the moisture/smoothing properties I can get my mitts on when it comes to haircare and this does all of the above. It smooths, nourishes and generally does the best job I've ever known for a high-street shampoo and for half the price of salon brands I will definitely buy this again.

Make-up. 
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara : I mentioned this in my last favourites, but I have just bought another tube and because of that - I think it deserves mentioning again. I never generally buy the same mascara twice, I liked to try different types as I was convinced the perfect mascara didn't exist, however after trying this I think I may have just struck lucky. It gives great length & curl, doesn't flake and lasts a long time, plus it is under £10 - so very affordable compared to many others. I think I will continue to buy this for a while!

NARS Sheerglow, Ceylan : my main foundation at the moment, I seem to be using this all the time recently, mainly for its great coverage! It matches my skin really well too, what more could you want?! Full review here.

Burts Bees Acai Berry Lip Balm : I've had this a while now but have been picking it up a lot more frequently in November. It has such a nice, sweet 'taste' and makes my lips feel nice and hydrated without feeling heavy. Perfect pocket size & always nice to have around when hit by the dreaded dry lip!

MAC Bare Again Sheen Supreme : I've had this for months now and I'm always surprised by how moisturising it is. For a nude winter lip, this is ideal. It has beautiful peach undertones and so perks up the colour in my face, it glides on so well & hydrates my lips unlike other normal MAC lipsticks. I seriously want to buy a lot more of these! They're perfect! Old, full review here!

Non-Beauty Favourites.
Favourite blogs : if you're not already, go follow them, they're all lovely!
SailorJennie // WonderfulYou // PaintPotted // BlogOfShadows // FridayIsForever

Favourite songs :
Need by Maverick Sabre
I Just Wanna Make Love To You by Etta James (oh yeah. try not strutting down the street to that).
The Zone by The Weeknd
Always by Submotion Orchestra
Tell Me How You Feel by Bonobo

Favourite Book : The Perks of Being a Wallflower by - Stephen Chbosky, currently reading this on my iPad and it's a great little book. I've never read it before but it seems to be one of those cult classics that nearly every man and his dog has read - so time I got on that bandwagon! So far, so lovely.

Favourite Food : Mince pies? Does that count? Well, I just wanted to add them in because it seems my diet is 90% fruit and pastry at the minute. Yay for December fatness!

What are your favourites this month? I love reading these posts, so link me up!
xo

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  1. Love this post. So many amazing looking products! I still haven't tried my Snow fairy because the smell is so strong. I'll check out these songs and blogs too:)x

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    1. Aw I love the scent! Wish it lasted longer on the skin :) x

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  2. In adore the Antipodes vanilla pod face cream, but my husband loves it even more. It is his holy grail skincare product :)

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    1. Aw cool! :) I'm lucky that my products are safe from male mitts as my boyfriend only liked what he knows (Clinique) hah! X

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  3. I am really loving Mac Bare Again it is such a lovely colour. x

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    1. Honestly it is so pretty & peachy! My go-to nude :) x

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  4. Great post! Snow fairy smells amazing doesn't it?! :)
    I recently ordered Antipodes Vanilla pod day cream- hopefully I'll love it too!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Fingers crossed! :) the smell is lovely if nothing else! X

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  5. That Antipodes moisturiser sounds lovely! I've just bought the light version of it. Also, The Falsies is the best mascara ever!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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    1. Ah, I didn't know they had a light version? Might have to check that out :) x

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  6. Bare Again looks like a gorgeous colour! I'm not really all that adventurous when it comes to mascara but will be trying this when my current one runs out!

    I wasn't really all that keen on certain aspects of Perks but it really is a good book! xx

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    1. It is! Very natural but with a hint of peach :)
      Would definitely recommend the Falsies! Very rare I buy a mascara twice! X

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  7. I LOVE the EH cleansing balm its really saved my skin.Want to try the falsies to x
    kittymakesup.wordpress.com

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  8. OH YOU LINKED ME! Such a nice surprise, I love you so so much, I do!

    I'm desperate to try that EH stuff now, it looks so prestigious! Snow fairy will ALWAYS be amazing. I remember my dad admitting he used it, loved it, and it made his hair really soft. Once I pointed out the glitter he stopped using it haha! I've never actually noticed ANY glitter come out or end up on me though have you?
    Also desperate to try the Nars foundation but daren't leave what I love already.. Fear!

    ALSO, Awesome book! Read that when I was a teenager and really connected with it. Still haven't seen the film *scared*

    fridayisforeverblog.com x

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    1. Hehe! No problem lovely! No I've never seen any glitter on me (boo) but I guess it makes the bottle look nice! X

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  9. Ooh great favourites, I love Snow Fairy and I think I need the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm in my life - I keep hearing such rave reviews and I can never resist a gorgeous sounding cleanser for too long! I've also had my eye on the MAC sheen supreme range for a little while!

    Thank you so much for linking my blog lovely, it was such a lovely surprise to see me there! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. No problem :) love your blog!

      Yes, I gave in to the EH hype (don't usually) but it was worth it!

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  10. This is such a good post! I really must try Nars Sheer glow soon. And I must read Perks of a Wallflower soon too. Thank you so much for the lil shout out, it made my day!! You are deffo one of my fav blogs too :)

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  11. So many things here I love! My dad has got me the Emma Hardie cleansing balm for Christmas and I really can't wait to use it. I love Antipodes and although I don't have that particular one, I am addicted to their Divine Face Oil followed by the Nourishing Avocado Pear night cream :) And you can never go wrong with Burt's Bees lip balms :) Great post! xo

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    1. Thanks lovely! I'm sure you'll love the EH balm :) it's so luxurious! Will have to have a look for those Antipodes products, seems like a great brand x

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  12. Snow Fairy is such a cliche isn't it, but I still love it! I kept a bottle from last winter so I could dip into it throughout the year to enjoy! I got a couple as little extra presents for my friends as nice little treat too xx

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  13. OOOH I have just found your blog and I love it! I really want everything you mentioned in this post, especially the moringa cleanser *drool*

    http://raspberphobia.com

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  14. A lot of these products are favorites of mine as well. Have you tried the Burt's Bees Pomegranate lip balm? It gives a really natural tint, but is hydrating like the Acai - I adore it :)

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  15. Ooooh just too much love for you!!xx

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  16. Lovely selection of products. I'm in love with snow fairy at the moment as well (:

    xx

    http://laurathroughthelens.blogspot.co.uk/

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