November was a pretty low-key month for me, which was a nice change of pace. I re-designed Blog Beautifully, which was a looong time coming, and after finishing the launch of my new Pinterest course on October 31st, I took a couple weeks of down-time to relax and re-cooperate.
Scott and I decorated our home for Christmas last weekend, which was so much fun! We built a gingerbread house, put up the tree, and even bought chocolate advent calendars for each other. I’m a huge, HUGE Christmas fan (in case you couldn’t tell!) and I usually kick off the festive season sometime in October when I put Michael Bublé’s Christmas album on repeat.
I’m sooo excited for Christmas to arrive and to spend time with my family. Before the holidays roll around and I stuff my face with turkey, chocolate, and mom’s mashed potatoes, let’s look back on my favorite beauty products from the month of November!
Weleda Sensitive Skin Line
You ladies heard how happy I was with my Weleda products when I mentioned them in this post a few weeks ago. Having such sensitive skin, it’s hard to find products that don’t irritate my skin or break me out. I’ve finally found a new holy grail skincare brand in Weleda! A few of my favorite products from their line are the one-step toner and the almond facial cream.
22-Inch Irresistible Me Extensions
I’m going to do a full post about these gorgeous hair extensions soon, but I couldn’t NOT include them in this round-up. In my opinion, there’s nothing more glamorous than long, silky hair. Which is why I’m obsessed with these extensions! I’m wearing them to my anniversary dinner tonight, so I’ll try to get some snaps of them in my hair so you can see how they look 🙂
Illamasqua Skin Base in 01
If you have pale skin like I do, you NEED this foundation in your life. If you have a hard time finding a foundation light enough for your skin tone, you NEED this foundation in your life.
When factoring in the $30 shipping fee to get this product from the UK to Canada, this is probably the most expensive foundation I’ve ever owned. And honestly, it’s worth every.single.penny. And more!
I mix this white foundation with EVERYTHING. To this day, I’ve never found a foundation that matches my skin perfectly – it’s either too dark, too pink, too yellow – but with the Skin Base in 01, I can make any foundation a perfect match. This has become a must-have in my daily makeup routine, and I would suggest every pale-skinned lady checks it out!
Revlon Cream Blush in 200 Flushed + Milani Baked Powder Blush in Dolce Pink
Once winter rolls around, I like switching out my usual coral blush for a more rosy shade. My favorite blush combo this month has been the Revlon Cream Blush in Flushed topped with Milani’s Baked Blush in Dolce Pink. The two pair so well together and make for a super long-lasting “just-pinched” winter glow. OB-sessed.
Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette
I’ve been into a natural eye look lately, and this palette from Too Faced is perfect for achieving that. I start off by sweeping Heaven (matte cream) all over the lid, then add a bit of Silk Teddy (champagne pink) in the inner corner and underneath the brow, run Nudie (light brown) through the crease, and then smoke Sexspresso (chocolate brown) along the lash line and in the outer corner.
It’s a great, natural eye for daytime, and when I go out at night all I need to do is run more Sexpresso on my lower lashline and deepen up the crease with Cashmere Bunny (a cool-toned brown).
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
This mascara and I have had a long-time love affair. I can’t say enough good things about it! Incredible volume, tons of length, and it’s SUPER black. I mean, what more could you want? Fun Fact: I’ve been asked MULTIPLE TIMES if I’m wearing false lashes when I’m only wearing this mascara. Score!
Clinique Chubby Stick Lips in Curviest Caramel and Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 07 Nude-ist
I’m all about the combos lately! My lip duo of the moment is the Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Balm in Curviest Caramel mixed with the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Nude-ist. I apply the Rouge Edition Velvet lippie first and let it dry for a minute or two, then go in with a light layer of the Chubby Stick to add a bit more brown to Nude-ist’s deep pink. Beautiful AND long-lasting.
Let me know your favorites down below!