November – Thank goodness! It’s been a busy busy year and I’m so very glad that the end is in sight. November is always a busy month at work and just generally in life but I definitely wanted to find the time to share with you what I have enjoyed. So let’s get started!
Urban Decay Naked Palette
The original. It just never disappoints. It doesn’t matter what day of the week it is I feel like I can always open up this palette and find inspiration and end up with an eye look that is just right for the occasion. I have enough eye shadows so I am resisting the urge to buy any of the other Naked palettes. Well, I could put them on my Christmas Wish List I suppose and see if Santa delivers…..
Nuxe Reve de Miel
I’ve been having a bit of a lip issue. They have been dry and cracked and dry and did I mention cracked. None of the usual products have been able to help for more than a few hours so I decided to purchase this Nuxe Lip Balm and give it a go. I’m so very glad that I did. All of the You Tubers and Bloggers who have recommended it are right – it’s pretty much the best treatment out there. It’s very matte but at the same time soothing and the results are almost instant. I like that it’s made of honey and precious oils – exactly what my poor cracked and dry lips needed! I feel like I have finally broke the back of the lip issue/crisis…..bring on the bold Christmas/New Year lip colours!
De Lorenzo Ends
What can I say. De Lorenzo is always in my bathroom and this is one of my favourite products. I just towel dry and then run a small drop of this through the mid lengths to end of my hair and either dry naturally or with heat. Love this leave in finishing cream as it provides nourishment to the ends
Clinique All About Eyes Rich Eye Cream
Needed some help around the eye area this month due to the late nights and heavy workload. Time and again I always return to this eye cream – it refreshes the eye area and makes it feel comfortable. Hopefully it’s having some long term effect on the skin as well.
Natio Top & Base Coat
This is a great drug store product. I really enjoy using it as a base and top coat and even as a clear varnish on it’s on. It really helps to prep the nails before the colour and then seal it in. Love it and very economical.
Josie Maran Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick
I was so excited to try these and I picked up two shades when I visited Kit Cosmetics in the Myer Sydney store. These are beautiful lipsticks – infused with Argan oil and they sit and stay nicely on the lips. Given my lip issues this month, I have really enjoyed the additional hydration these lipsticks provided – another winner from the Josie Maran range! I love both shades: Berry Bliss is a gorgeous berry colour which I wear for work functions and special occasions. Happy Honey is a gorgeous nude shade which I am very glad to find as I struggle to wear nudes well and so this is a nice addition to my beauty bag!
Kit Blender Sphere
I’ve been keen to try one of these beauty blenders for awhile now after hearing and reading lot’s about them. I decided to get the Kit Beauty Blender because I saw it when I was in Myer Sydney and thought there was never a better of time to sample the beauty tool. I love using it to set my concealer under my eyes. I don’t think I’ll ever be a convert for the entire face application – I like my makeup brushes too much! – but I do really like it to set my foundation and concealer. I’m going to purchase the Real Techniques version and do a comparison.
Burberry Body Fragrance
I hate to admit it but this perfume got pushed to the back of my cupboard while I spent most of winter and early spring indulging in my Jo Malone London Rain, Chanel Noir and Stella. However I had a small bottle in my handbag and I pulled it out one day at work to freshen up before an event and I loved it again! A little goes a long way but it reminds me of London and of course a little bit of luxury in the form of the Burberry brand.
Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser Skin Conditioner Pampering Honey
I have to say, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this. But Nikki from Styling You has only had good things to say about it so I was happy to give it a go. And I wasn’t disappointed. I’m a lazy beauty addict so I was certainly happy to skip a step after showering if this worked. And it does! It doesn’t leave you feeling oily just very well hydrated and ready to step into your clothes and out the door. I am a big fan of honey body products so this scent was the obvious choice for me. Thanks Nikki and thanks Nivea!
Downton Abbey – Season 5
I love this show. I couldn’t’ wait for Season 5 to start and then it ended – all over in just 8 episodes!! I love the fashion, the sets, the characters and the story line all plotted against one of the most interesting times in history. It’s a must see – and I can’t wait until the year gets wrapped in a beautiful Christmas episode.
Zeus Greek Street Food
I love reading about local restaurants on food blogs – especially Not Quite Nigella. So I was very happy to try Zeus Greek Street Food in Drumoynne. I love Greek food – it reminds me of when Mr PP and I went to Athens and then spent a few beautiful days on the island of Santorini. This place doesn’t disappoint either – the food is simple yet amazing and the chocolate donuts are to die for!!
What did you love in November?