November favourites

Time for another monthly favourites and in November it was all about super hydrating skincare, comforting home scents and the odd make up item or two to help disguise all those late nights and insomina:

Hydraluron, Bourjois healthy mix concealer, Yankee candle red apple wreath
November favourites

Starting with Hydraluron, which has now become almost a cult favourite. It's one of those products that initially doesn't feel like it's doing much, but with the cold weather in November, I started to notice a difference after just a few days of use. The gel serum contains a concentrated dose of hyluronic acid, which can absorb 1000x it's own weight in water and basically encourages the skin to hold onto any moisture it comes into contact with. The end result? Skin that's left feeling more hydrated, plumped up and just generally healthier looking. 

In November I really struggled with insomnia which is why I've found myself reaching for Bourjois healthy mix concealer on a near daily basis. It's got a yellow base to it which works well with my skintone and the formula is creamy, so ideal for use around the delicate eye area. Coverage wise I'd say its about that of a medium foundation and generally it lasts well throughout the day. I do wish it comes in a slightly different packing though. Although the squeezy tube is very hygienic it can be difficult to control, and on a couple of occasions at the start I've been left with more concealer than I actually need.

Soap and glory kick ass instant retouch pressed powder
Soap and glory kick ass instant retouch pressed powder

Another favourite is the new Soap and glory kick ass instant retouch pressed powder. Although it looks quite yellow in the pan, it actually goes on completely translucent. The powder is very finely milled and feels almost silicony on swatching. It gives a nice smooth semi-matte finish to the skin though and I like the fact that it comes in a small plastic compact with it's own mirror. Perfect for throwing into my handbag and touching up during the day. 

Conscious skincare sweet orange and frangipani body butter
 Conscious skincare sweet orange and frangipani body butter

During the summer I'm all about light quick absorbing body lotions, but come winter time I need something a bit richer. And my go to one at the moment is Conscious skincare sweet orange and frangipani body butter, simply because it smells absolutely amazing. Think of orange creams and lemon sherbet, yummy! In the pot it's very thick, but on contact with body heat it almost melts into a oil. It takes quite a while to fully sink in, so I tend to use it at night, but the results are worth it though as it always leaves my skin feeling super soft and smooth.

Finally I've been loving my Yankee Candle in red apple wreath. It's my first glass jar and I have to say I much prefer it to the small samplers, the scent just seems to be stronger and more intense. With notes of apples, cinnamon, walnuts and maple, it's sweet, spicy and just perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit.

Have you tried any of these products before? What were your November favourites?

12 comments

  1. nice post!!! i like the new Soap and glory kick ass instant retouch pressed powder

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  2. Goodness, that body butter sounds like it smells so lovely! I love the Healthy Mix concealer too. xo

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    1. Glad you like the concealer too. The body butter is gorgeous, would definitely recommend x

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  3. I love the body butter too, super luxurious <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. It's lovely isn't it, I'm really impressed with the brand x

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  4. I keep forgetting about the Hydraluron! I only remember when I read blogs, but I must remind myself to pick it up next time i'm in Boots! x

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    1. I'd definitely recommend it, it's on 1/3 off in Boots at the moment x

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  5. That Conscious skincare Body Butter sounds lovely. I have been seeing a few posts about this brand and I really want to treat myself to a few of their products
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. They do some really nice stuff. What are you thinking of getting? I've got my eyes on the hand cream next x

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