November Favourites 2013

 Are we all excited for Christmas yet?! I think I would be more excited if I was decorating my flat! My boyfriend and I are leaving London on the 12th for four weeks, to go back home to Bournemouth, so there’s not really much point in decorating. However, most of my Christmas shopping is done, I’ve got my advent calendar, and I’ve popped a playlist of cringey Christmas tunes on my iPod so in my head, it’s basically Christmas.

Before I go full swing into Christmas themed posts, here’s a rundown of the products I have been obsessed with this month.

First up, there’s been a lot of nail polish loving this month. I hit Boots hard at the beginning of the month looking for wintery, Christmassy polishes, so on my nails has been a rotation of these shades. The first purchase was Essie’s After School Boy Blazer, a gorgeous inky navy that just looks so sophisticated on your paws. I hunted high and low for the gel formulation of Nails Inc Porchester Square (I can’t stand the standard formula of Nails Inc Polishes, so streaky, but I’ve been lusting after Porchester Square for the longest time), I absolutely love this polish, it’s so gorgeous, and the formula is incredible, even if it does take its time drying. I’ve also been loving the Essie Winter Minis Kit, which contains Toggle on Top, Shearling Darling and Parka Perfect. Definitely reccommend picking up this kit, it’s such good value for money, and would also make an excellent stocking stuffer.

Three lip products have pretty much owned that department this month. Rimmel Moisture Renew in Let’s Get Naked has gotten me a fair few compliments this month, it’s a gorgeous warm peach, that definitely suits the season. I’ve been pulling this out for every smokey eye look. In the same vein, I’m totally in love with the Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Colour in Tutu, which is a slightly darker, slightly pinker and slightly sheerer sister to Let’s Get Naked. I’ve barely stopped wearing it this month, I love the formula and I’ll definitely be picking up more of these. I’ve been pairing both of these with the Benefit Ultra Plush Lipgloss in A-Lister, a true peach gloss that isn’t sticky at all, but adds a gorgeous shine to the lips.

In the eye department, I’ve been rediscovering my love for the Max Factor Kohl Pencil in 020 black, which has been my favourite black pencil since puberty struck, and I went nowhere unless I was sporting heavily kohl rimmed lids. This is the blackest of black pencils and it has awesome staying power. I’ve been pairing this with my Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara, which gives really thick, full, long lashes with not a clump in sight. 

There was little chance that the NARS One Night Stand Palette wasn’t going to be in this favourites. I am absolutely obsessed with this palette, the colours are gorgeous and the staying power is second to none. Surprisingly, one of my favourite shades has been Mistinguette, the barbie-esque matte pink, that really perks up your complexion. I also love the highlighter in this palette, it looks gorgeous under the brow bone. 

One skincare favourite, and I’ve gotten through about half a bottle of the Lush Tea Tree Water. At the beginning of the month my skin was being a bit strange, and I was struggling to shift a few pesky blemishes. I swapped out my usual toner for this, I’ve been spraying it directly onto my skin in the evenings, and on a cotton pad in the morning, and it’s done wonders. Its’ antibacterial so it’s fab for congested skin. 

Lastly, I wanted to mention a candle that I have just been in love with, it smells like mulled wine, and the scent throw is so incredible that just having the lid off fills the room with a warm and spicy fragrance. I found this in TKMaxx, and I’m definitely going to pop back and look for a second.

What have been your favourite products this month? What are you most looking forward to about Christmas?