29 November 2012

November favourites

Can you belive it's now less than 4 weeks till Christmas! This year really has gone by far too quickly! During November, I was introduced to some lovely new products, as well as rediscovering some old favorites:

Naked volume body building shampoo, Naked weightless conditioner, Sleek true colour lipstick in Cranberry, Avene micellar lotion, Caudalie beauty elixir, Kiwi shoe passion Ball of foot gel cushions, Kiwi shoe passion Heel gel liners, Options Belgian choc hot chocolate, November favourites

Naked volume body building shampoo and weightless conditioner
This was actually my first Naked purchase and at the time I really didn't like it. Since then, I've tried a lot more SLS free shampoos, and am now used to it not lathering up as much. Lather aside, it's very gentle and has really helped to soothed my irritated scalp. The conditioner is rich and hydrating, but still easy enough to rinse out. I've not noticed a difference volume wise, but they do make a nice everyday duo and I like the fact that they're not overloaded with silicone.

Sleek true colour lipstick in Cranberry
Only last week I was saying I tend to shy away from strong lip colours. Well I've since done a compete 180, and am now loving this berry lipstick. It goes on very pigmented and matte (so ensure lips are well hydrated first), but it forms a stain on the lips and the colour is very long lasting.

Avene micellar lotion
Micellar waters are now my make up remover of choice and I think this is a good alternative if you can't get hold of any Bioderma. It dissolves eye make up without the need for any rubbing (although not as quickly as Bioderma) and unlike oil based removers, it doesn't leave a residue on the skin. I'm not keen on the soapy scent, but it's gentle enough not to sting or irritate the delicate eye area.

Caudalie beauty elixir
This was THE product of the summer, and although I don't think it was worth all that hype, I do like it as a setting spray. The fine mist takes away that powdery look, and I find it's herbal minty scent to be very calming and refreshing.

Kiwi shoe passion Ball of foot gel cushions and Heel gel liners
Usually after an evening in heels, my feet are in so much pain, but these gel pads really helped to alleviate the pressure on the balls of my foot, thus making heels for more comfortable to wear. The pads are very slim so didn't get in the way, and I like that they have an adhesive backing. The heel gel liners are also great for preventing blisters when breaking in a pair of new shoes.

Options Belgian choc hot chocolate
Finally a non beauty favourite. I've been obsessed with hot chocolate recently and despite tasting rich and creamy, this only has 40 calories per mug, making it a delicious guilt free treat!

Have you tried any of the products above? What are your November favourites?

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