November Beauty Favorites

I know it’s only been November for a few days now, but with the change in seasons comes a change in my beauty and hair products. Whether it’s a free sample from a recent Sephora order or a product I tried and loved, here are six of my favorite beauty products of October and November.

november beauty favorites(1) John Frieda Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Creme   (2)  NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in “Merlot”   (3)  Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Body Wash  (4)  Burt’s Bees Radiance Eye Cream  (5)  DDF Ultra Lite Oil Free Moisturizing Dew  (6)  Real Techniques Powder Brush

John Frieda Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Creme

Over the past few months, a few hairs around my part-line (is that what you even call it?) have mysteriously broken off, resulting in me having a few 1-inch long hairs that stick up constantly around my part. Luckily I have a ton of hair, so I try to just put a longer, regular-length strip of hair over them, but sometimes they still stick out. So when these hairs DO stick out, I use this finishing creme on them to tame them and keep them down. Has this ever happened to anyone else? Did my hairs break when I accidentally pulled out a snarl during brushing? Eek.

NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in “Merlot”

My new favorite color for fall! This lipstick goes on matte but is still fairly creamy and non-drying. The merlot shade is a wine-color (obviously) that is the perfect purple-red that doesn’t make me look gothic. Win-win for this pale girl.

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Body Wash

I received a few bottles of this from Klout and lovvvveee the smell! I usually stick to my tried-and-true gentle Dove soap, but when I exfoliate, I’ve been using this body wash.

Burt’s Bees Radiance Eye Cream

I was always one of those people who thought you didn’t need to use eye cream until you were older (aka not 24 like myself), but I figured it’s never too early to be prepared, right? I use this eye cream every night around my “laugh lines” and under my eyes. While I thankfully don’t get dark circles often, I use this eye cream to brighten up that area and keep my delicate eye skin soft.

DDF Ultra Lite Oil Free Moisturizing Dew

I dislike heavy moisturizers that cake on. In my opinion, a moisturizer should soak into your skin and not feel sticky or heavy. This moisturizing dew does just that- it has a watery-like lotion consistency and spreads evenly and easily. I forget I even have it on under my makeup most times.

Real Techniques Powder Brush

This brush is so fluffy and soft, it’s unbelievable. I don’t really use powder to set my foundation (if I do, I use translucent powder and use a smaller brush for the specific areas I’ve applied it to), so I use this for a light dusting of bronzer. The bristles are thin and airy, so they distribute just a light amount of product.

What products have you been loving lately? Which ones should I try out? 


  1. Have you been using a flat iron a lot? That can cause breakage to your hair. It’s happened to me a lot so I try only to use heat styling products a few times a week.

  2. I LOVE eye creams and I have been using them since I was 22, I think it is never too early to start taking care of your eyes since the skin around them is so sensitive! Plus I have horrible bags, so I’m trying to stop them from getting worse! I might need to try this eye cream!

  3. I love Sephora, and their face cream (the Sephora brand) has been great for me. If your skin tends to be more dry than oily than it would be a good product to check out. It’s the one in the pink circular jar.

  4. I’ve heard amazing things about the John Freida finishing cream! I have a widow’s peak and cowlic right in the middle of my hair line, so I constantly have “baby hairs” awkwardly sticking up front and center! So, I will definitely be buying it after what you said. Also…I’m reading more and more about the benefits of using eye cream early, so when I do decide to start I’ll try Burt’s Bees!

  5. I got some Real Techniques brushes from Klout awhile back and they are AMAZING! I’ve always been afraid to invest in makeup brushes, but if these are any indication of whether I should or not, I’m sold!

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