Dec 1, 2013

November Favorites

Woke up to winter wonderland. This is the second major snow storm this week for us already. For sure will have a white Christmas.

For the month of November, I did not try out a whole bunch of new beauty products and mostly I stick to my everyday routine products but added a few new favorites.

Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer
L'Oreal Total Repair 5 Replenishing Mask
em Cosmetics Lash Gallery Waterproof Mascara
L'Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur

I am all into highlighter for the past couple of months. Besides my new favorite: Hourglass Ambient Powder Palette, Josie Maran argan illuminizer has become my other go-to. I got this in a Josie Maran gift set and this is the deluxe sample size. You need  a very tiny bit to give your cheeks a beautiful glow. It was tricky when I first used this as I didn't know how little I needed and always applied too much. Once it is on your cheeks, it is hard to remove. So have to be precise of where you apply.

I have switched to a new hair mask: L'Oreal Total Repair 5 Replenishing Mask from my Macadamia Nut hair masque. This one is  a fraction of the price and delivers same effect on my hair if not more. My hair is so soft and moisturized afterwards. Love this.

I received the em cosmetics lash gallery waterproof mascara in my Ipsy bag earlier this month. As I have mentioned many times before, my lashes are quite stubborn. So far, the Maybelline Falsies Volume Express waterproof mascara is the only one(among many many brands I have tried) that would hold my curls up, doesn't smudge and last all day. I was quite skeptical to try a new mascara as I never have any luck with all the ones sent in beauty boxes. This one surprises me. Keep my curls up, give a very natural effect(not as dramatic as the Maybelline Falsies). It does smudge a tiny little bit though but so far I'm enjoying it. Just hope em cosmetics will start shipping internationally soon so I can repurchase.

L'Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur has been in my collection for a few months but not something I grab on a daily basis. I tried to use it as an all over face primer. I don't see much significant effect and I would rather go to my favorite Benefit Pore-fessional primer to minimize pores. But I have found a good use of this product. I apply this under my eyes as an undereye primer and I find it does smooth out the fine lines around my eyes and make my under eye concealer glide on easily.

Lastly is a non-beauty product. It is the Popcorn Indiana all natural Kettlecorn popcorn. I don't know how many bags of these I went through this month. I don't like very salty and buttery popcorn(yes, I know I'm strange). I like sweet and salty ones. This one is light and fluffy. Not as sweet as the caramel ones that you get. Just because it says zero trans fat on the pacakge makes me grab this more and more without feeling too guilty about it.

What are your favorites this month? 


  1. thanks for sharing!
    i'm definitely include the hair mask in my next drugstore order. love l'oreal hair care. seems they really incorporated their higher end brand like kerastase for example. :)

    1. it is such a nice hair mask. The scent of the Macadamia Nut one is nicer but for a fraction of the price, I will go for the L'Oreal one any day. Hope you will like it too.