Well hello to you my reader chums! The Christmas season is fully amongst us with festive tunes and twinkling lights at every turn. November seemed to sweep by in the blink of an eye and I'm not entirely sure where it went. The past few weeks have been busy, however I had the chance to try out some new products and can't wait to share them with you.
Here's an overview of my November favourites:
Zoella Beauty 'Hungry Hands' hand cream
When the cold weather hits, my hands are constantly dry and the skin can crack open so carrying around hand cream is a life saver. A new discovery and obsession of mine is the Zoella Beauty hand cream from her Christmas collection. Initially, I picked this up because I was on the hunt for a new hand cream and adore gingerbread so thought I'd give it a go. I have to say, it didn't disappoint. The ginger and vanilla blended scent is addictive, I can't get enough of it, plus the consistency is creamy yet not sticky and sinks into the skin after a few minutes; a heavenly combination. For the £5 price mark, there's a lot of product and as the cream is a thicker texture, you don't need heaps to do the job. I'll be sure to keep this beauty in my handbag for the upcoming colder months and would highly recommend it.
Stila Beauty cream blush in 'Peony'
Last month, I was lucky enough to win a competition on Twitter and received this gorgeous blush as one of my prizes. Blusher isn't something I usually buy often as I tend to stick to the same one, changing up other products in my routine so was excited to give this a go. I've fallen in love with this blush, it's the ideal everyday colour to give a flush of natural pink to the cheeks. As it's a cream blush, it's an easy part of my makeup routine, dabbing on my cheekbones and blending out with fingers. The consistency is very smooth and pigmented, leaving a lovely dusky, warm pink colour on the cheeks. With a lightweight feel and overall rosy glow, it compliments a variety of different looks.
Nyx cosmetics matte lip cream in 'Rome'
When it comes to lipsticks, a matte finish is my favourite. Over the past few months, I've become obsessed with Nyx's matte lip creams range as not only do they have my desired finish but are creamy on the lips. My current go to colour of theirs is 'Rome', a beautiful brown toned, dark dusky pink. As it's a slightly darker shade it can vamp up any look but also be worn with toned down makeup, it's a versatile shade. I think it's very suited for this time of year as it's a warmer based colour which compliments bronzes and gold toned eye shadows well. If you haven't given these liquid lipsticks a go, I'd 100% recommend them. They have a variety of colours from baby pinks to striking purples, a shade for everyone.
Spiral hair toggles
This is a bit of an unusual favourite, yet an accessory I use constantly for convenience purposes, the spiral hair toggles. The bobbles are designed to prevent kinks and make hair tying that little bit easier. I'm obsessed with these little gizmos because instead of that annoying tough tying of other hair bands, you can whip your hair up in a breeze and take it out if need me without any major kinks.
German Christmas markets
My top favourite has to be visiting the Cologne Christmas markets. I went away with a group of friends for 4 days and saw all the best parts of Cologne, the highlight being the Christmas markets. I loved the charismatic vibe and quaint, quirky trinkets that were in store on all the various stalls. The food was cooked to perfection and the freshest, most delicious delicacies I've ever tasted; I would love to go back. There's just something about festive cheer and the wintry air, that brings the magic of Christmas to life.
I hope you enjoyed my November favourites. What products have you been using this month?
Thank you for reading <3