Favorites – Novemeber 2017

Alpha H – Liquid Gold – I have used this acid as toner in the past but what made it an favorite this month is using it as a treatment. The bottle states you can use it as a treatment by applying it to your face with a cotton pad and then put nothing on top of it. I had never tried this is the past because my skin is dehydrated and I have never wanted to skip serums or moisturizers. But this past month I tried it as a treatment and it is phenomenal! The morning after my skin’s tone was more even, pigmentation from acne was reduced, active spots were calmed, and my skin felt great with no dryness or dehydration! I wouldn’t do this more than once a week, but I think it’s defiantly worth a try!

e.l.f. – Pore Refining Brush and Mask Tool – Life. Changer. I have always looked at May Lindstrom’s Facial Treatment Brush but couldn’t really justify spending the money on it. But’ this e.l.f. spatula is dirt cheap and easy to clean. Using a tool to apply masks makes making so much more enjoyable.

Laura Mercier –  Translucent Loose Setting Powder – I am so late to this bandwagon and oh boy do I regret not giving into the hype earlier! I got a sample size in a Sephora Play! box and it sat in my cupboard for a month or two before I actually got around to trying it and I will definitely be buying a full size when it it gone. This powder looks great all over the face and under the eyes – its completely invisible, doesn’t cling to dry patches, has a velvet soft skin-like finish, and extends the wear of dewy foundations. My favorite way to use this powder is with Deciem’s The Ordinary Serum foundation.

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Subculture Palette – This favorite will be no surprise if you follow me on Instagram. I was so intimated by the palette but I finally bought it because I just love the colors. And while it does take a little extra effect to work with, i think it’s totally worth it! While I have had a few duds, I have really loved most of the looks  I’ve made and it has been my most reached for palette since I bought it.

Briogeo – Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment – My scalp is always dry and irritated and the winter weather has really exasperated the issue. This treatment is an absolute savior. It relieves  the itching and reduces my dandruff for 3-4 days. It doesn’t make your scalp greasy at all and a little goes a very long way.

TonyMoly – Changing Magic Foot Peeling Shoes – The addiction is real. I have been using these masks for the last few months (every 3-4 weeks) and I just cannot wait until I can use it again! The masks are basically mellow treatments for your feet (lactic, glycolic, and salicylic) that exfoliate the feet causing them to peel about a week later. After they peel, my feet are so soft and calluses are smoother.

Current Favorites – Lips Fall 2017

I noticed that there a few products I’ve been reaching for very regularly this fall and these products have creeped their way into my purse.

I noticed that there a few products I’ve been reaching for very regularly this fall and these products have creeped their way into my purse. (An honorable mention goes to Maybelline  Color Sensational in Touch of Spice and Colour Pop Ultra Glossy Lip in Fairy Floss).

L’Oreal Infallible Paints Matte in Tongue Tied – This matte lip paint took me way out of my comfort zone! Generally, I like lip liners with a gloss or balm on top because they are comfotable fade very gracefully,  this product manages to deliver both! It is a warm, brown nude, it isn’t drying, and it doesn’t flake throughout the day. I really like layering this over bolder lip pencils to create different toned nude lips.

Laura Mercier, Lip Colour Sheer in Baby Lips –  I originally bought this because I read somewhere on the internet that this was Joan’s lip color on Mad Men (Christina Hendricks) – I highly doubt that, but i have no regrets. This lipstick is just the perfect your-lips-but-better color (not a classic red, dear mysterious internet article) with a comfortable, satin formula and vanilla cake flavor. This is the lip product that I can just slap on to look more put together.

Bite Beauty, The Lip Pencil in 22 + Pixi by Petra, LipLift Max in Sheer Rose – I want every single one of these Bite lip pencils! They are creamy, but not greasy, and long lasting, but not drying – they remind me a lot of the NYX Suede Matte Lip Liners. The Pixi gloss is a great color to add glossiness without taking away pigment. I don’t think it is plumping and it is a slightly sticky gloss, but its a beautiful, sheer rosy color. I know I didn’t like the flavor of the gloss when I bought it (I think it was a chemical-mint) so I have since added few drops of peppermint essential oil to it!

I have an itch to pull out the reds and deeper berries and I can’t wait for some holiday parties to rock some bolder lips! What lip colors have you been loving this fall?