Tuesday, 11 December 2012

[A late] November Favourites

Hello all!
I am so happy December is here. I have been munching my chocolates everyday from my calender, decorating the office, listening to Michael Buble's velvety tones on the radio and getting my Christmas shopping done....maybe not as fast as Id like but hey theres always panic buying....eek!

November was a busy month for me adjusting to my new job and job role but I'm glad to report I'm settling into a routine quite nicely from week to week and enjoying where I work. I thought Id show you what Ive been loving over November and what I will doubtless be loving over December too.

With Face products I have been loving Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation and Estee Lauder double wear. The double wear lasts me through my long days, but I also really enjoy the luminosity of the Wake me Up Foundation. I always use my Real Techniques Buffing Brush to apply my foundation and it smooths out my base perfectly. I also use the small Real Techniques brush to apply Benefit's Erase paste to my under eye area.

I am always mixing up my blush throughout the week. It depends on what colours I'm wearing and whether I am going for a bold of natural look. I really have been embracing a rosier cheek over November. Her Blooming Cheek is a limited edition which is very similar to MAC Dollymix, little is more and I love the hot pink flush it brings to my cheeks. Nars Deep Throat is another favourite, fairly understated with a silver shimmer running through it it brings definition to the face an compliments a stong eye colour perfectly. The Accessorize baked blush is another gentle shimmer which brings wonderful luminosity to a look, its a brand I don't know an awful lot about but would love to try more of their products.

Nails have been high on the agenda over November, I have to confess that the Models Own Wonderland collection has been possibly my best nails purchase this year and my nails have been adorned with all types of sparkle throughout November. To tone the general sparkly campness of a glitter nail I have been using nudey colours such as Essie Mademoiselle which I think is a "my nails but better" colour. I really have been enjoying my nail combinations more than usual thanks to Models own, read my review here.

My lips have remained very office appropriate over November. I have been absolutely loving 17's new look Beehive lipstick and will post a full review out in due course. Its just wonderfully moisturising for this cold weather as is Honey is moisturising a more-pigmented-kinda-way.

Phew late better than never.
I cant believe how quick the holidays are coming around.
What have you been loving recently?


  1. I love the Real Techniques buffing brush - you know you're a beauty blogger when nothing else will do to apply your base!

    Have to admit I'm more of a subtle shimmer fan if at all when it comes to nail varnishes, unless it's paired with an outrageous Xmas jumper to go with! I've been loving the Mavala ones - you can find them everywhere in France!


  2. I really like the Accesorize blushes, they give a great flush of colour to the face x

  3. i love the accessorize blushes and cant live with out my buffing brush! love the look of those models own polishes cant beat a bit of glitter! x

  4. Loving the buffing brush too! Its amazing! xxxx

  5. I dug out Nars deep throat the other day and have been loving using it. its such a great blush. x

  6. Love the November favourites, I really need to try the Wake Me Up Rimmel foundation!


  7. Great favourites hun.



  8. Great Favorites dear! Love everything! :))


  9. hi Awesome collections - there was some lovely items, especially the model own nails polish. x


  10. Double wear is an absolute favorite of mine too!

    I've nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. Check it out here

    Lots of Love Aimie xxx