Friday 13 December 2013

November Favourites

Essie Bahama Mama
I've fallen hard for Essie's nail polishes. The formula is brilliant & the applicator brush is just so perfectly shaped. I want them all! I've been rocking Bahama Mama all month long. When it started to look a bit tatty, I removed the chipped polish & applied it again. I get bored really easily so this literally never happens but I adore this plummy Autumnal shade. Chloe's been begging me to paint her nails ever since she first spotted me doing mine so I finally christened her tips with a matching Bahama Mama manicure. We're a cool pair ;)

Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid
This is such a lovely lip balm. It is made from pure whipped lanolin & features organic lemon oil. The result is a super slick, creamy, non-sticky balm that deeply moisturises & exfoliates your lips all at the same time. It works really well and leaves my lips feeling incredibly soft & smooth. It stays put for hours even after eating & drinking. Plus the lemon scent & taste is absolutely gorgeous! Full review here.

Organic Surge First Class Face Mask
I've been reaching for this face mask a lot lately. This mask works to clear up blemishes & hydrate the skin at the same time. It's perfect for when I have some congested areas that need a bit of a detox. I love the rosemary & lemon scent of this mask, it turns a weekly skincare treat into an indulgent aromatherapeutic experience. It makes my skin feel so soft & fresh. Detox masks can suck all the moisture out of your skin so this is a much better choice if your skin is too dehydrated or sensitive for other products. Full review here.

HealGel Face
I really love this moisturiser. It's such a joy to use because I can notice my skin improving every time I apply it. This creamy white gel is quickly absorbed & it uses hyaluronic acid to rehydrate the skin. It makes my skin feel really soft & it also plumps it up by boosting collagen production. It has helped to fade some of my scarring, heals blemishes faster & it soothes any irritation. It's easily one of the best moisturisers I've tried. Full review here.

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil
I've wanted to try this brow pencil for so long & I finally treated myself when Space NK had their amazing gift with purchase offer a couple of weeks ago. I've been using this every day since I got it & it was instant love. This product combines a powder & wax in the form of an eyebrow pencil. One end has a spoolie to brush through your brows with & the other has the pencil. What really makes this special is the shape of the pencil. It has a thin slanted triangular shape so you can get really defined edges. You can use the tip to draw in thin lines or you can use the side to create thicker shapes for fast filling in. It's a very versatile product & using this always results in a pair of beautifully groomed brows. I have the shade Soft Brunette which would suit anyone with ashy brown or silver hair. No warm tones in sight! Hourglass are just one of those brands where I want to try everything. Their products are amazing & well worth the hefty price tag.

PS. Apologies for the late monthly favourites! My Macbook Pro needed a new logic board so I've been without a computer for the past few weeks. Hopefully everything has been sorted now though!

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  1. I keep eyeing up Bahama Mama! I've started dropping massive hints with everyone I'm at the shops with now, so I'm hoping it appears at Christmas xx

    D Is For...

  2. That Essie Nail polish is such a beautiful shade! x

  3. Such lovely sounding favourites, I now want to try them all :)

    Danniella x |

  4. wonderful the essie polish!

  5. Loving healgel face too, it's so wonderful to use a product that lives up to expectations!

    Jennie xo |

  6. I love the sound of the Hourglass eyebrow pencil and the Organic Surge mask, more products to add to my 'must try' list!!

    Gem x

  7. The Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid sounds like a lovely product. Citrus scents are my favourite

  8. HealGel Face is gorgeous isn't it, I agree with everything you said. I picked up Lanolips last month and I adore it, I don't know why I put off trying it for so long.
    Amy x
    A Little Boat Sailing

  9. That Organic Surge mask sounds like the perfect match for my skin type! I'll give it a try in the upcoming future :D

  10. Essie very quickly became my go-to nail varnish and that colour looks right up my street! I'm also desperate to try that Organic Surge mask! I think a trip to Boots is in order


  11. That Essie nail polish shade is lovely! x


  12. That polish is gorgeous! Just found your blog and it's adorable!

  13. The Hourglass Brow pencil is at the top of my wishlist x

    Roxanne | Sweet Style Beauty

  14. I love the Hourglass brow pencil, it really is amazing. I use it everyday.

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty

  15. I've heard such amazing things about the Lanolips balm, I'm really tempted to give it a go.

    lillies and lipbalm

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