November Favourites

Friday, December 06, 2013

I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos lately and other than 'everyday make-up routines' I've really enjoyed watching as many 'favourites' videos as I can. Before I knew it I had a running list of things in my head that I've been excited about. It's a real mixed bag that I put together, I've included lifestyle, fashion and beauty stuff. I don't think I've ever written about beauty before so it's a kind of new area to explore for me too. Very exciting. Anyway, on with the list. 
Pretty Confused November Favourites
Twinings Camomile and Spiced Apple Tea: I come back to this tea every single year, it's just so warming and invokes the whole feeling of the tail end of Autumn for me. I actually stocked up on this so much last year that I still have an unopened packet left. It's perfect for coming home to after a cold walk with the pups. 

Coley & Gill Pillar Candles: These candles have been on sale in my local Poundland for the last few weeks and I absolutely love them. The ones in the photo are unscented but they also have a whole bunch of Wintery ones including ginger bread, winter spice and plum, I've been switching between the three depending on my mood, although they don't have a lot of staying power. It's become a nice tradition lighting a couple of them as the sun goes down each afternoon. 

Superdrug Coconut Oil: I'm not usually a big fan of coconut oil because I find it can be a bit greasy but I picked some up incredibly cheaply (less than £1!) 2 weeks ago and it has been a life saver in this cold weather. It makes a fantastic  hair mask for in the bath, I just rub it into the ends and leave it for about half an hour before I shampoo and condition. I've also been using it on my knees and elbows to combat that Winter dryness. 

Chunky Knits: I've thrifted 2 chunky knits lately, one pink jumper (the background in the photo above) and a terracotta cardigan and I don't understand why I didn't have more in my cupboard already. They are the perfect thing to throw over any outfit before heading outside and I'm looking forward to picking up some more this Winter. 

Primark Thermal Tights: These are seriously the warmest tights ever, they are unbelievably cosy and great quality for the 3 quid price sticker. I'm actually still using the pairs I bought last year so they have lasted pretty well too. The only downsize is they are a little bit shiny so I usual layer them underneath a thin matte pair. 

Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturising Lip Balm: I've been carrying round an old Vaseline for the last few months in my bag and I knew I needed to replace it. I'm so glad I finally did, this product is so much better for me. It can be a little greasy going on but after a couple of minutes my lips feel fantastic, perfect for the icy winds we've been having. 

MUA Bronzer: I've never tried bronzer before but after being ill a few weeks ago I figured anything that can make me look less pallid was a good thing. I've just been dusting a tiny bit on my cheeks underneath my blusher but I'm looking forward to trying out contouring with it too. Hopefully I won't end up looking like a tiger. 

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer: Yeah, this one really proves how far behind I am in terms of beauty products, it's definitely worth the hype though - you can barely tell I only had a few hours sleep last night. It's a lovely thick consistency but it can look a little bit cakey if you put too much on. 

Mashed Potatoes: Aside from soup, which I eat for lunch most days anyway, there is no food I appreciate more at this time of year than mashed potatoes. They're just so easy and tasty.

Well there we go, I actually had so much fun writing this! I think the only similarity between them all is that they are all nice and affordable, although I doubt you expected anything different from me. What products have you loved this November?

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