Tuesday, December 4, 2012
I say this all the time but I can't believe this month flew by! November I was very thankful for my amazing family, friends and readers of my blog! Without any of them, I would be nothing. So thank you all <3 Let's get to my November favorites! Beware - it's a long list this month! xo

Beauty Favorites:
Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Body Lotion - (Buy) and Mist - (Buy)
L-O-V-E! I'm almost positive these were featured in my "What's In My Purse?" video which goes to show how much I adore this scent. The scent is a very sweet and warm vanilla. Currently, B&BW is having a buy three, get two free sale so run, skip, jump to your nearest B&BW and scoop these up!

Revlon Colorstay Quad in Addictive - (Buy)
The name of it says it all - ADDICTIVE! I've been loving this quad lately because I've been into the whole smokey brown eye look. This is perfect for it. The quad contains a soft creme, a subtle shimmery champagne, a light brown and a bronze-y tan.

Revlon Colorstay Quad in Addictive

Laura Geller Baked Body Frosting in Tahitian Glow - (Buy)
Laura Geller's Body Frosting is by far one of the best bronzers I've ever used. Talk about an opening line, huh? It's definitely build-able although I think one sweep around your face and neck is usually enough. It has a tiny bit of shimmer in it although I don't see it once it's on my face. What I love the most is that it lasts! I don't know how many bronzers I've used that by the end of the day have soaked into my skin. This one definitely lasts until I get home late at night. Love it!

Laura Geller Baked Body Frosting in Tahitian Glow

3D Crest White Whitestrips - (Buy)
I was lucky enough to have these sent to me by Influenster in a teeth-whitening box! I usually shy away from this stuff because I'm pretty nervous about putting anything on my teeth. I tried it, stuck through it and love the results! By day four, I was really nervous because my teeth were insanely sensitive from the strips. I stopped for a few days and it went away, thank God! Naturally, I was not thrilled to start again, but I did and was fine! My teeth are nice and white! 

  • E.LF. Eyelid Primer - (Buy) I've been using this primer for forever so it's only fair it's featured in a favorites post at least once. It's amazing and has been compared to primers from Urban Decay and Too Faced. Unfortunately, I have neither of those but I can vouch and say it's pretty awesome! You're definitely getting a lot of bang for a buck (literally, it's $1). 
  • Be A Bombshell Eyeliner in Onyx - (Buy) I received this in my Ipsy October bag and have used it almost every day since. This eyeliner is basically a liquid eyeliner in a fine-point Sharpie body. Super smooth and manageable, I've perfected the cat eye using this baby!
  • Chella Eyebrow Defining Gel - (Buy) Another essential from an Ipsy bag. This is from November's bag. I never really noticed how unruly my eyebrows were until I decided to try this and noticed the huge difference. td;lr: It's a clear gel the calms your eyebrows down. 
  • Maybelline One By One Volum Express Mascara in Satin Black - (Buy) I think this was also in a previous favorites post but it's been used so often in November, I couldn't not put it in this month as well. After playing around with a few other mascaras, I've noticed this one definitely is more dramatic. It's more va-va-voom and plumps up your lashes and gives them a fake lash look.

e.l.f. Lotion Wipes in Vanilla Sugar Cookie - (Buy)
While browsing through Target in late September, I came upon these lotion wipes. I bought them and completely forgot about them. November brought super cold weather and dry skin for me, so I searched for these babies and tried them out and was surprised by how moisturizing they were. And they smell yummy! These are perfect to pop in your purse and go!

Chi Keratin Mist - (Buy)
I'm the queen of hair products (or so I tell myself). As a long-time curly/wavy haired girl turned straightening addict, I'm always looking for something to help out my otherwise heat-damaged hair (even with heat protect-ants). One of my favorites is this keratin mist leave-in strengthening treatment which protects, strengthens and softens your hair all in one. Big plus? It smells AMAZING! 

Nail Favorites:
  • Essie Sand Tropez - (Buy) I think it's pretty safe to say everyone knows this has been one of my favorites this month. The perfect nude for me!
  • Lynnderella Snow Angel - (Buy) While it's a little on the thick side (meaning glitter dense), it's perfect for when I want a snowfall on my nails.
  • Pams & Kin Bruised - (Buy) Swatch below. Need I say more?
  • Lynnderella A Neutral Party - (Buy) This is the only tan-based glitter topcoats I own (and have ever seen) and I love it!
Pams & Kin Bruised

Above The Curve Kerbabbled!

Pie nails from the Thanksgiving Nail Art Challenge

Mustache/Tuxedo nails for Movember! 

15 pc. Nail Art Brushes - (Buy)
Okay. So it's a little cheapy at $2.00 for the entire set. Do I plan on getting better ones? Absolutely! But this is a perfect set for beginners like me!

Non-Beauty Favorites:
Slatkin & Co. Sparkling Icicles - (Buy)
Perfect candle to get into the mood for a wintery night! B&BW says it's a combination of sweet moss, bergamot with citrus. I say it smells awesome.

So those are my favorites! PHEW. What a list! What were your favorites this month?