Saturday, 1 December 2012

November 2012 Loves! AKA Back to Basics (+ bonus video!)

At the end of each month I have a little rummage through my stash picking out the products I've been using and loving a lot in the last month. This month I didn't come up with anything that was particularly new or exciting. But I did realise that a lot of the products that I use an love everyday rarely get mentioned, so I've thrown a few of them in here to share some of the things I love using everyday, but don't mention as much as I should!

PS If you scroll down to the bottom there's a video version of my favourites if you prefer watching to reading! 

Miss Sporty Pump Up Lash Mascara 
(£3.49, Superdrug)
When I first got this mascara I really didn't like it. But like a good wine, mascaras sometimes take a little time to mature and be their best. It's thickened up a little now and works really well at volumizing my lashes, and at such a cheap price too! Infact so good that I've inserted a picture below to share with you how this looks on my lashes - it didn't look this good at first though. But so cheap! 

Wearing the Miss Sporty Mascara & MUA's Brow Pencil

17 Mirror Shine Lipstick - Beehive
(£4.79, Boots)
You can tell I like this, just look how much I've used! It had however been put on the back burner quite a lot recently until one of my friends mentioned liking them and how she pretty much used it as a lipbalm. Which meant I had to pick this up again, it's just a great subtle milky pink shade, which as you can tell from the usage is a go to for me! They've now changed the packaging of these, so they come in a much sleeker black colour, so if you go hunting for them don't look out for the blue!

MUA Eyebrow Pencil - Blonde
(£1, Superdrug & MUA's Website)
So I've raved about this many a time, but I'm not sure it's ever made it to my favourites, despite being my most repurchased item, this is my fourth or fifth I think! If you've been around since the old times you'll know my eyebrow hairs are pretty much invisible, so all the colour you're seeing here is the pencil, and it lasts all day! 

ELF Cream Blush - Seductress
(£6.50, ELF's Website) 
The texture of these are more mousse/cream, it's quite odd and even a bit spongey. But the important part is that it works well and lasts on my face. I tend to use the ELF Studio Stipple Brush which gives the perfect coverage of this reddened berry shade. I saw one of my lovely friends the other day and she had the one in Vixen, which is also a beautiful flush shade and definitely on my wishlist!

ELF HD Powder - Corrective Yellow 
(£6, ELF's Website)
Another ELF product! This is a saviour product for me, if I'm having a bad skin day this works wonders for making it look more even, minimizing my pores and also more photographic and soft to the touch. I have no faults for this at all, besides perhaps the unnecessarily huge packaging! Will absolutely be repurchasing! 

Barry M Nail Paint - Christmas Blue 
(£3.99, Superdrug only)
Before we get started on this beautiful colour I have to say that it's limited edition so pick it up whilst you can! It's also free when you spend £6 on BarryM in Superdrug. Details aside this has a really interesting texture which in my NOTD post (link) I described as motled metallic, but it's quite foil like too! The colour is an icy blue, with slight green tones and patches of gold. All in all, beautiful! 

Benefit Porefessional 
(£23.50, ASOS)
Pricey right! Too pricey for me to part with money lightly for this, but I may invest for my graduation or some other super special event. It works wonders on my pores, setting down a great base for my foundation. But unfortunately this is on it's last legs, only a few uses left now. But I don't think I'm going to save it, think I'm just gonna enjoy it whilst it's good! 

Alison Claire Natural Beauty Mango Body Butter 
This actually came in this months Glossybox, but as I say in the video, it wasn't something I was expecting to like as I hate mango. Not dislike, really hate! But strangely I think this smells really good, go figure?! Aside from that it's nice and lighweight whilst still moisturizing well and feeling luxurious. Some people will also be pleased to hear this is 70% organic too! 

A lot of favourites this month! I probably won't have a monthly favourites until next year now as December brings the yearly round-up of what I've really been impressed with through the whole year!  But I hoped you enjoyed it and I'll speak to you again soon, Hannah 

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