Anyway. Before the major freak-out commences, I'll lay out the favorites in November. It's a small list this month, and this blush has been featured before, but it's such an easy favorite.
|Sorry about the flash photos...it's that time of year, you know?|
Thank you for the rec, Ashley! I really love this stuff! A little dot is enough to keep both hands happy, and it smells so freaking good. Simply amazing. A bit pricey at $16 for 3.4 oz, yes, but I find that even some drugstore lotions are $8-10, and this one is paraben-free! I will need to try out more Cake products in the future, for sure. Check out my original review here.
Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Mirifique
Yeah, this black sparkly thing is awesome. Awesome. It has a bit of a learning curve, I think, but after a bit of fiddling around with it, I actually find it to be pretty easy to use daily. I like to blend it into the outer corner of my eye (over a more neutral color like peachy gold) for the perfect, effortless smokey look. It adds drama and depth to a basic eye look. It can be sheered out, or applied more heavily. There are a couple of looks with it here, here, and here (okay, this last one is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but at least you can see it at full glittery intensity!), and my review is here.
MAC Blush in Harmony
Hands down my favorite blush. That is all. (Review here, featured previously here in August's monthly favorites post. Also made it in my travel bag over the short holiday - so easy!)
Rouge Dior in Nocturne
This has been my go-to red lipstick this month. It's quite wearable, despite being red - I think the subtle gold sheen tones it down and makes it very flattering. I took it on holiday, even! If you pick up just one of Dior's les rouges ors for the holiday, it should be this one! Here's the review.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment
I was really doubtful about this line of lip balms, given their price, but I've been using this for the entire month so far, and my lips are in the best condition they've ever been during the colder months (okay, let's face it - my lips are always dry). It does slightly annoy me that the balm bumps into the rim of the tube when you use it, but you know, whatever. It doesn't gunk up after reapplication, the packaging is solid and screws on so the cap won't come off accidentally, and it always twists back down (don't you hate it when your balms stop twisting down? Ugh). Find my review here.
Flourish Lavender and Vanilla Perfume Oil
I really love the scent of lavender - but it has to smell like the actual flowers, and not that weird incense-y scent that you sometimes get with lavender - and this combination is divine. I'll be posting a review of the full sizes that I have sometime soon.
Okay, that's it! What were your favorites this month?