Hi beauties! So I know it's basically Christmas Eve but there were just too many goodies I loved in November I wanted to share, even though the post is a little late! Without further adieu...
Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 3: This palette truly has been a redemption for me. You guys know I returned my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette shortly after purchasing it because I felt half the shades were well below UD's phenomenal standard. After Naked 3 launched into superstardom, I began to think maybe I had a bad batch originally but I've never been keen on shelling out the money to try it again. I know some people feel strongly about "knock off" makeup, but for me, the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 is the better palette! All of the shadows are buttery, soft, and stunningly pigmented. The design is also more to my liking as it's streamlined and takes up less room. I ended up taking this beauty on my trip to Arizona and it held up great during rigorous bag shuffling into overhead compartments and lots of trunk travel on the open road. I plan to do a full review with swatches so you can see how gorgeous this palette is, but let me just break the most amazing news: It only cost £4.00! ($6.26 USD/$7.18 CAD)
Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash: I love this! It cleanses and exfoliates and leaves my skin fresh without feeling tight or dry. I loved being able to try the smaller 2 oz size for $9.00 to see how my skin reacted before committing to the $24.00 6.7 oz bottle.
Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo: I've always heard raves about Moroccanoil products and have wanted to try something from the line. I visited a salon here in Atlanta after my blonde ambition tour earlier this summer and the stylist finished off my hair with Moroccanoil Treatment. I could not believe how fantastic my hair looked! The Moisture Repair Shampoo is another stellar product from Moroccanoil. It leaves my scalp balanced and my hair shiny without being weighed down or prone to oiliness. Oh, and it smells AMAZZZZZZZING.
Suvana Organic Paw Paw & Honey Balm (a recommendation from the lovely Taylor of My Lucite Dreams) and the Papaya Gold Paw Paw Moisturizing Balm were the biggest help to me during my month-long battle with chapped skin. For the uninitiated, "paw paw" is another word for papaya, and paw paw ointment has been around since the turn of the century. It's far more popular in Australia, but I think once word spreads of it's incredible soothing powers, it will be everywhere! Paw Paw will be the new "BB Cream"! ;) A lavishly thick and rich balm, this is a fantastic salve for dry, chapped, or cut skin. If you suffer from any of these ailments, both of these ointments are incredible!
Rounding out my month-long balm obsession is the balm dotcom by Glossier. This is my absolute FAVE. After falling hard for Bite's Agave Lip Mask, I've been searching for a more budget-friendly lip balm option and this $12.00 tube is IT. The balm dotcom is 100% scent and taste-free and stays put overnight, leaving my lips very hydrated and soft the next morning. I've been using this balm during the day, too, instead of lipstick. I LOVE IT. HG. Number 1. FIVE STARS! Last but not least, the Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation has just been perfection! It makes my skin look WAY better than it really is and allows me to skip concealer if I'm short on time. Full review here.
The sole lemon of the month was the LE Bobbi Brown Mini Eye Palette. The palette design is fantastic; it's smaller than a drugstore eye quad and would be perfect for travel. The downside? The shadows are dry, powdery, and incredibly sheer. I even tried applying the shades wet (over a shadow primer) and they were still barely visible. Huge disappointment. I returned mine. Save your $35!
So that's it for November! Can you guys believe Christmas is only 17 days away?! WOW!
What product were you reaching for all November long?