Saturday 1 December 2012

November Favourites

Soap & Glory Whipped Clean
This stuff smells so so good! I adore the smell of pistachios & this product is packed with it. Its a shower butter that cleans & moisturises in one. It lathers up really well & feels rather indulgent to use. Whipped Clean leaves my skin feeling super soft. This is a nice alternative to traditional shower gels, especially now its turned a bit colder as it gives you a good hit of moisture. You can also use it as a shaving cream!

Truth Or Dare By Madonna
My mum bought me this perfume for my birthday a few months ago. I normally go for quite fruity, sweet scents but something draws me to this perfume & I've been using it a lot lately. I think this is a great Winter perfume. The fragrances I notice most in this perfume are gardenia, tuberose & jasmine with a nice bit of vanilla. If you're a fan of white floral scents you'll love this. Its quite a heavy scent so it might be better suited to older women but I still really like it. Its so long lasting for a mid-priced perfume so its well worth the money.

NUXE Reve De Miel Lip Balm
My lips have been ridiculously chapped lately. I guess its a combo of harsh Winter winds, central heating & being ill thats dried them out more than ever. In an act of total desperation I decided to order both the stick and pot version of this product after reading tons of rave reviews declaring it the best lip balm ever. After using these both for the past week my lips have improved so much. They've totally saved my lips from their cracked & bleeding state. I love the honey scent they both have. Personally I prefer the stick because its a lot more convenient than the pot but the formula of the stick is a bit thinner. It also smells a lot more of lemons than the pot does. They're both brilliant products though.

MAC Bare Study Paint Pot
I normally use the MAC Painterly Paint Pot as an eyeshadow base but I fancied something with a bit of shimmer instead to amp up the shine of my eyeshadows. Bare Study is the ideal product for that purpose. Its a very pretty champagne colour which really perks up the eyes. It also looks lovely used on its own!

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
I've had this palette for ages now but I've used it religiously for the past month. I never used to bother much with eyeshadows, preferring to just have a clean black flick of eyeliner instead. But recently I've felt a bit more experimental with my eye makeup. Both of the Naked palettes are amazing but this is definitely my favourite of the two. The cooler tones suit my skin better and I prefer the tin packaging. I was originally quite reluctant to buy it because I already had the first Naked palette but they really are very different. If you don't own this already you need to pop it on your Christmas list post haste. I'm pretty desperate to get my hands on the new Naked Basics palette now too!


  1. Great pick! I really wanna try the Nuxe lip balm and the UD palette sounds amazing! xx

  2. I'd love to try the lipbalm. also, I love the perfume bottle design.

  3. i love bare study, think paint pots are one of my favourite MAC products :)

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  4. I need that lip balm in my life - carmex is just not cutting it anymore! Xo

  5. That perfume bottle is pretty! And I so want the Naked 2 palette! And I can't find an excuse to go buy it right now because I've already got a million eyeshadows. Oh dear.


  6. Naked 2 Palette was the first I ever bought and now i want them all !! So addictive but it is a great starting place for people who want to get experimental with eye-shadow I think.

    You should show us some of the looks you have created using it :)

  7. I've never heard of the Madonna perfume before but it sounds lovely! :) xxx

  8. the soap and glory product and the madonna perfume both sound great! x

  9. Great favourites :)

    I'm after the Naked 2 palette, I have the original but I'd prefer some more cool toned eyeshadows.

    1. I like the sound of the mac paint pot to put on under shadows. Need to pop into the store and try it out think x

  10. I use painterly and groundwork but I'd love something with a bit of shimmer and people have been raving about bare study so now it's a must have for me!
    I've had the naked 2 palette since it was released last year and I don't know I can't decide if I like it as I rarely use it, I think I prefer the original as it had warmer tones :) xx

  11. I really want to try the NUXE Reve De Miel lip balm, I've heard so much about it and my lips get terribly dry at this time of year.