November Favorites: Beauty.

Woohoo! Best time of the month.
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I have SO many fun things to talk about this month. Eeeeek.

So, you’ll notice that a ton of my favorites are things I picked up at the VIB sale earlier this month – that’s basically all I’ve been using. I didn’t pick up much makeup at all during the sale because frankly, I still don’t have a ton of time to wear it. But I did want to pick up lots of skincare things I had my eye on (which I think is the best time to do so – they never go on sale!) and I’m really loving every single thing I bought. There are a few that I haven’t got to use as much as I’d like, but these are the things I’m 100% loving. I’ll keep you posted on the others as I use them, obviously. Beauty junkie to beauty junkie.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo. One of my favorite scents ever, I am loving this product just as much as my usual favorite – Batiste dry shampoo. The Batiste is obviously waaaaay more economical so it’s what I use everyday (and by that I mean, most often), but I’m super impressed at how well this EJ does at… dry shampooing. I figured it would just be perfume for my hair! But it’s both. And I love it. A fun way to feel slightly pampered. Also, I’m still really liking the Oribe texture spray, especially when I straighten my hair! It gives the best texture without making my hair feel like straw. 

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MY OTHER RECIPES

Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme. OMG. I love this scent so, so much. I waited for months to pick it up at the sephora sale, going through three or so samples before biting the bullet. If you love warm, amber-y, almost slightly masculine scents, this is the BEST. It’s so warming and just perfect for this time of year. I need Tom Ford to start making rollerballs for my bags.

Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist. Holy cow this stuff makes your face DEWY. I mean, yes, obviously, but I’ve tried products that claim to do the same in the past and it does nothing like this. This makes your skin SO dewy and glowy. You will probably hate it if you have oily skin, but if your skin is dry like mine, you will probably love it! Possibly my best purchase of the sale.

MAC Relentlessly Red. My favorite red – it’s almost a pink and coral and I’m totally going back it already for the season. Bright lipstick is my lifesaver right now since I don’t have tons of time for lots of makeup. Only downfall: this is a little drying. I just use some lip balm like burt’s bees under it.

Tarte Maracuja Oil. I’ve used this for years but had been out of it prior to the sephora sale. I forgot how wonderful this makes my skin feel (I mix it with body butter after a shower) and it is working wonders for my dry skin already this season. Plus, I think it smells really good. Out of all the oils, I think I like this one best.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Liquid Lipstick in Addiction. This color is super pretty – very fall-like but not quite as dark as MAC rebel or urban decay afterdark. And I really am liking these ultra HD products, they aren’t as drying as some others I’ve tried. Found mine at Target!

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Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed. I know I know I KNOW! I went back to it. I love it so much. Gosh it’s just the best color ever. This is probably the product that’s been in my favorites the most over the last three years.

Glam Glow Pout Mud Lip Treatment. No surprise here – my obsession with Glam Glow products continues because this stuff is so wonderful. I love the exfoliant but what I REALLY love is the balm. It’s super moisturizing and I can even feel it on my lips the next morning. The only thing I don’t love about this is the packaging… it’s just sort of weird and bulky? Times two.

Fresh Cocoa Scrub. I’ve been using this so much since I bought it that, um… I bought a second one. It’s been my exfoliant of choice this month and it smells like a freaking brownie. I want to eat it.

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil. So I bought the Power Couple duo at the VIB sale and have been using it every night. Sometimes I forget to put on the Good Genes (because you have to wait slightly after the Luna oil) but I always do the Luna right after washing my face. I swear my skin is looking better! And this has not irritated it at all. The only downside to this product is that you can’t use it during pregnancy, and while I’m not pregnant now, at some point in the (somewhat far) future I hope to be and I’ll have to swap it out. NO biggie, I’m just obsessed with the idea of finding a system I love and can use consistently.

So that’s it for this month. Now give me the goods! What are you loving, what are you buying for friends (and yourself) – what are you doing for stocking stuffers? If we get another sephora coupon I may buy some Dr. Jart sheet masks – I’m in a real jacuzzi bath/sheet mask phase right now when I get a few minutes at night. Ooh ooh! Also – what nail colors are you loving this month? I’m in a RUT.

{as usual, none of this is sponsored and all of these products were purchased by me. i am not affiliated with any of the companies above, nor do i accept free products. just love to talk about what i like, makeup junkie to makeup junkie. there are a few amazon affiliate links above. thank you for being here!}