It’s time again for my most beloved post: my favourites and unfavourites of the month. Now that November is just about over, Christmas is coming full-force and there is no escape. I am getting really pumped up! The parades, hot chocolate, glitter and lights! The only thing I may be more excited about is my blog content over the next month. Lots of posts planned and I hope you love them too. Back to this month, I have quite a few products to talk about ranging from makeup to skincare, a nail polish and even a fragrance!
First up, let me talk about the fragrance as it took me by surprise. I may have mentioned this in my November Haul when I bought Gold Couture by Viva La Juicy, but I had never actually sampled any of their perfumes before. I have my tried and true scent that I’ve been wearing for years from Aeropostale, and I always forget to put perfume on anyway. But it just so happened that one day at Shoppers, my fiancé and I were checking out their new perfumes on display. You can see where this is going, I’m sure, but the point is I fell in love with it as soon as I smelled it. It’s sweet and girly, my two favourite things! On me, it doesn’t last as long as I would like, but since I got the travel size, I can bring it along wherever I go.
There have been two lipsticks this month that have really stood out: the Annabelle Retractable Lipstick Crayon in Romance, which is a gorgeous dusty pink, and Bare Minerals Lipstick in Get Ready. It’s very rare that I get stuck on a lip product since I have so many, but for the majority of the month, I’ve been switching between these two. They are pretty similar with Get Ready being a bit brighter. I keep it in my purse as it is an itty bitty sample I got from Sephora once upon a time.
For my liner this month, I have been drawn to this Jesse’s Girl black liquid liner. I received it some time ago in an ipsy bag and never really used it. I am not always a liquid liner wearer, so I usually stick to my beloved Marcelle Double Precision Liquid Liner when I want to put in some extra effort. This month, I decided to try something new while I did some experimenting with lashes and grabbed for the Jesse’s Girl eyeliner. It is fantastically fine and easy to use. In fact, it’s what prompted me to order more from Jesse’s Girl in the first place!
This foundation I have only heard great things about. I am sure you’ve heard about the L’oreal True Match foundation before so I won’t ramble. I have been exclusively been using this foundation for about a month now so I am confident in the coverage, colour, finish, staying power and application which are all fantastic.
Next up, concealer. I have had the Rimmel Stick Concealer for a while now but never seemed to actually use it. Occasionally, I put it on a blemish but that was about it. In the past month, I have been really been breaking out so I pulled it out and made an important discovery: I do not like it one bit. It is very thick, doesn’t set properly, not easy to work with and this is the wrong shade for me (but that’s my fault). My breakouts were mainly on my chin around my mouth and when I wore this, I could feel how sticky and cakey it was every time I moved my mouth. It could be a combination of things like my foundation, how I apply it, my skin type or whatever else, but I am not really willing to try this product out again.
Speaking of acne though, let’s talk about the Clean and Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment. My only con with this product is that it can be very drying and it bleaches fabric (as my bed sheets discovered). However, despite that, it worked quickly to resolve most of my acne issues. I don’t know what has been making my chin freak out so much this month, but it hasn’t been pretty and it isn’t stopping, so I will most definitely be keeping this stuff close by.
Another kind of skin care, kind of make up favourite is the coconut oil which you saw in my Everything Else Haul. It is so multi purpose but the two things I have been mainly doing is removing my mascara/eye make up and oil pulling which I try to do nightly. I have been really trying to get rid of a nasty never ending stye this month and have been ringing my eye with coconut oil as well which seemed to help too (but it still won’t go away). I don’t think the brand really matters, but it does have to be organic! I do really like this one though because it smells so amazing!
This one may be a shock since I have never heard a bad word about it, but an unfavourite this month is the Body Shop Body Butter. I started to religiously use this body butter at the start of November when my skin started to dry out – my legs more specifically. It worked fantastically and I love love love the smell! Though it is thick, I would just apply it immediately after a shower before drying off and then it would absorb beautifully into my skin. However, out of no where about a week into this routine, I started to get very painful zits on my thighs(??!). I just about immediately discovered it was caused by the Body Butter and stopped using it which is such a shame because otherwise, it was a 10/10 in my books.
Finally, at the end of my list, is a nail polish. Actually, it’s an entire line. I only have the two colours pictured above in Up The Ante and Cardshark but the formula is drop dead gorgeous. Revlon ColorStay in general has got to be one of my favourite brands I’ve ever tried. Everything is spot on and these Gel Envy nail enamels are no exception. Stunning, opaque and easy to work with. How could you resist?
That’s all for this month! I hope everyone is getting as excited as I am for the holiday mayhem that is about to ensue.
Til next time, ttfn x
What is your favourite product by Revlon?
Do you use coconut oil for anything?