November 2017 Favorites | Beauty & More

I can’t believe it’s already December 🙂 Things have been moving at quite the pace. The last 60 days have been so hectic for me, filled with moving to our new home including a landscaping project, lots of travel, and a handful of visitors. Here are my November Favorites which include some amazing new finds and the things I’m currently obsessing over!

Beauty Faves

LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask

pink container and box of LANEIGE lip sleeping mask

One of my favorite brand discoveries this year is LANEIGE 100%! Their products just work.  Bonus: They don’t test on animals and don’t have any of the bad stuff, like parabens, in their products. I found the Lip Sleeping Mask during one of my Sephora app shopping sprees during the Black Friday sales. If you want soft lips, or live somewhere cold or dry where chapped lips are a thing you are forced to deal with no matter how much of anything you put on them, you need this in your life.

It’s a thick consistency cream, like a heavy gloss, that you put on your lips before bed. Make sure to kiss your significant other goodnight before you slather this on 😛 When you wake up the next morning, just remove the excess with a tissue, and voila! You will have the softest lips imaginable! I’ve seen some claims regarding this product plumping your lips, but sadly hasn’t been the case for me.

Soap & Glory Face Soap And Clarity Facial Wash

bottle of Soap & Glory face soap and clarify facial wash
Soap & Glory Face Wash

I randomly picked up this Soap & Glory face wash in the travel size from Target for my Mexico trip and really liked it! It didn’t strip down the oils from my face and was able to gently remove most of my makeup residue. I have combination skin but usually oil is what gives me the hardest time. This seemed to help with the oil throughout the day. I’m going to use it on my trip to China in December and will likely be purchasing the large size to have at home.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream

Glass container of vichi aqualia thermal rich moisturizer cream
Vichy Moisturizer

This was another random travel size purchase from Target for my Mexico trip. I haven’t quite found my go-to moisturizer yet, but I think this might be it! It’s so lovely and makes you look really fresh-faced. It also sits nicely under foundation. It does have a strong smell, in case that’s not your thing. I used it in the morning and at night, as instructed. I definitely felt the healthy glow and my skin liked it (or maybe it was all of that Mexico sunshine) 🙂 Will test more when I go to China.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

pink tube of L'Oreal voluminous lash paradise mascara
L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara

I cannot rave enough about this L’Oreal Lash Paradise mascara! THE BEST out there right now, drugstore or not. It seriously thickens up your lashes and makes them super long, and that’s not even my favorite thing! It does not transfer! As long as I set under my eyes (I tend to be oily so I have to), it typically just flakes away throughout the day — which I’ll take any day over leaving me with raccoon eyes.

It has been compared to Two Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara, but I personally think its much better (I’m not a fan of BTS). At this affordable drug store price, I highly recommend you give it a try!

Other Random Mentions

Trader Joe’s Unsalted Dry Toasted Pecan Pieces 8oz

bag of trader joe's unsalted dry roasted pecan pieces
Trader Joe’s Pecans

Last month I kickstarted a personal ‘healthier me’ campaign and jumped on the Keto Diet bandwagon. So far so good (more on that later). This is one of the healthy snacks I can eat that fills me up and helps curb my sweet tooth. These pecans from Trader Joe’s are so great and pecans have become one of my go-to snacks now. I had no idea I even liked pecans!


Bloom ‘N’ Jazz

I discovered a cool alcohol ink artist, Bloom ‘N’ Jazz on Instagram in November and absolutely fell in love with the talent and this art style! I might be putting in an Amazon order for some new art supplies to play with 🙂

That ends my November favorites 🙂 Lots of good finds this month! What were your favorite things in November? Any discoveries you want to share?

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