For some reason I am particularly passionate about this November's favorites. I can't recommend them highly enough. Which is weird because I was numb from the flu for half of the month. But no matter, I did manage to eek out some enjoyment and comfort from my beauty products. If you are curious about what surpasses the flu, read on.....
NAILS: Essie "Going Incognito" nail polish. It's my favorite dark green - perfect for Fall and Winter. It's not a forest green but more like a really dark emerald - very flattering.
HAIR: Oscar Blandi Dry Texture & Volume Spray. Would I prefer to have the famous Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray? Of course. But it's $42 so I go with the Blandi. And I actually like the Blandi a ton. I like how it looks even better than a dry shampoo plus it holds the style.
WATCHING: Chopped Junior on the Food Network. I've been a fan of the regular Chopped competition for years but these precocious kids are hilarious and have mad cooking skills.
EATING/DRINKING: Ever since my bad flu I have been super hot all the time so a morning cup of tea heats me up too much. I have taken to making a refrigerated hibiscus and white tea blend the night before. I have become addicted!
BODY: Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse OR Multi-Purpose Dry Oil smells like Summer sunshine and the "OR" here means gold in French. It has micro-fine gold specks in it. It smells so good I love putting it on before bed instead of a perfume, and besides, who doesn't need a little sparkle to sleep in. Plus it hydrates and absorbs instantly.
READING: The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs is a fun escape. Good characters (interesting). Knitting (comforting). NYC (cool).
FACE: Dermalogica The Sponge Cloth. Used with a gentle cleanser, I find this reusable micro cloth the gentlest way to cleanse my face. It is soft and smooth as can be, and is bacteria resistant and machine washable.
MAKEUP: color! color! inexpensive color! I am especially loving my drugstore palettes Wet N' Wild "Comfort Zone" and Pixi "Plum Quartz" (at Target). The quality of these is surprisingly good (Wet N Wild makes terrific eyeshadow pallets). The textures are soft, the colors are vivid, all with good lasting power. "Comfort Zone" has 8 shades of dusky greens and browns. "Plum Quartz" has 6 shades of plum, burgundy and rose gold - a lot like the much more expensive Lorac "Unzipped" palette.
What were your favorites in November?
all products reviewed were either bought, researched, or sampled by me. I am not financially compensated for my reviews