November Favourites

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

IT'S CHRISTMASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! November has finally come to an end which means that Christmas is well and truly on its' way. My 18th birthday is also in two weeks so I guess you could say I am pretty excited for December! I have tried out quite a couple of new things this month, some of which I'll be sharing with you in this post. So I hope you enjoy!

I've been really lacking in the skincare department this month. My holy grail facial wash the Neutrogena grapefruit facial cleanser has just ran out and I've also had to change my spot treatment from Freederm to Clearasil, as the Freederm ran out and they unfortunately had no more in stock. My skin has now said goodbye to its' phase of clear skin and I'm beginning to break out again so if you have any good spot treatment recommendations or even just skincare in general - I have combination skin, mainly oily! Then please let me know in the comments down below! 

Lush Santa's Lip Scrub - I recently only decided to try out the Lush bubblegum lip scrub last month and I completely fell in love with it, so I had to get my hands on the limited edition Santa's lip scrub whilst I could. A choice I definitely don't regret. Of course, the lip scrubs work brilliantly for my lips removing dead and dry skin with ease and the coca cola flavouring just tops this product off, I actually went to visit the original Coca Cola van the other day from the Christmas advert as it was in my hometown and this definitely put me into the Christmas mood. Just an all round great product.

Balmi Lip Cube in 'Strawberry' - I've actually never seen a lip cube before and when I was in Topshop a couple weeks ago I seen this and simply felt the need to give it a go. The smell first off is amazing, it reminds me of those strawberries and cream flavoured chupa chups lollies I used to eat all the time as a kid, heaven! Then the smoothness of this product is honestly unreal, hands down the softest lip balm I have ever tried. My lips have honestly never felt so good! They remind me of the EOS lip balms so if you love those, I would definitely recommend trying out Balmi too!


Mac Red Satin Finish Lipstick - Oh my. FAB-U-LOUS is all I have to say about this product. The pigmentation is flawless and it honestly lasts through pretty much anything. I can drink, I can eat and the pigmentation is still pretty much all there so 10/10 for staying power points! The product honestly barely even smudges as well and if it does a little bit that's just my clumsyness and probably the fact I'm too lazy for lip liner. The perfect red lipstick.

Nars Concealer in 'Light 2 Vanilla' - This has definitely now become my holy grail concealer. The coverage of this is flawless. My dark circles with stories of sleepless nights become lifted, my blemishes become concealed and even better, it lasts all day! Usually with a concealer, especially if I have a really bad spot on the middle of my forehead I feel the need to layer up my concealer throughout the day but with this one I can walk confidently knowing my spots are not popping out of my face for the entire world to see.

Topshop Magic Liner in 'Engraved' - For an inexpensive eyeliner I am genuinely really surprised by how good this product actually is. The application is so easy, its' thin felt tip hugs the lash line, leaving a neat, thin but not too thin line across the entirety of the lid. The thin tip also helps to create the perfect little wing. This does last throughout the day but if you do touch it (which I can't see why you would..) it will smear off very easily unfortunately! 

NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray - This product completely baffles me. For essentially 'water' to be sprayed onto my face and make it matte and not oily, is amazing but seriously highly baffling. Since using this I've actually noticed such a difference in the appearance of my make-up, it appears 'flawless' for longer and makes my make-up last all day. Definitely a new must have for me. 


So can we please take a moment to just appreciate the bae's new album 'Four'. So as you probably may already know One Direction released their newest album this month. My favourites have got to be  '18' 'Night Changes' 'Fireproof' 'No Control' 'Act My Age' and 'Girl Almighty'. So basically all of them haha! The album follows through with the 'pop-punk' elements of Midnight Memories with a more upbeat tone pumped throughout the album. I completely love it. 

This past month, I've been trying to wear a little more jewellery than usual as I honestly barely ever wear it! I've been feeling a little more adventurous and experimenting a little more and I've picked up a couple of 'Bohemian' inspired pieces from Topshop. I am especially in love with the blue velvet choker, I think it's so pretty and unique how a necklace is actually attached  to the choker, it just adds a lot more interest and detail to an outfit. Both of these jewellery pieces feature layering which I have been loving this month, especially with simple, block coloured clothes. It really does complete your outfit. 

And for my favourite cosy drinks of the month then hands down it has to be the Starbucks Toffee Nut Latte, it's so sweet and yummy with such a strong flavour, I love it! I've also been loving the Gingerbread Latte from Costa which comes with a mini gingerbread man which is such a cute little touch! I am yet to try their brownie hot chocolate so I definitely think I'll be giving that ago this month before the promotion ends. 

So I hope you liked this post! Let me know what you have been loving in November in the comments below and if you have any skincare recommendations please do let me know! Until next time,

Happy Holidays!


  1. Im loving Costas Brownie Hot Chocolate! Its so nice x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

    1. I actually written this post a couple of days ago now and since then have tried it and it's sooo good! As a matter of fact, I had one today ahahah! X


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