November is my favorite month of the year because for one it’s my birthday month, and it’s also the start of the holiday season with Thanksgiving – which is one of my faves! – leading into the Xmas time.
I hope you’ve all had a great November. In November I traveled to Las Vegas for business but tacked on a couple days of vacation to spend Thanksgiving and my birthday with my family. I’ll be sure to post about my trip in the coming weeks. Check out my post on the wonderful Fall Display at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Of course spending time with my family and friends was the highlight of the month! But lets get into my other favorites.
Deborah Lippman nail polish in Miss Independant
Fall is the time for vampy colors and one of my favorite deep burgundy shades is Miss Independent from Deborah Lippman. Aside from the fact that I can relate to the name (go strong women!) I find this shade perfect for the holidays.
Here is an example of it on my nails accented by golden metallic dots.
Louis Vuitton Eau de Parfum in Matière Noire
Louis Vuitton launched a full range of perfumes in September and as you know I just love this brand (so I just had to review them). This perfume is perfect for the fall/holiday season and I just love the sophisticated and depth and warmth its scent provides.
The scent I chose is Matière Noire or Black Matter because I’m a geek and I loved the evocation of deep space and quantum physics in the name! But the scent is gorgeous and luxurious as well with a hint of leather. I think it’s perfect for the Fall – Winter season.
Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation
Since I have combination skin I’m always on the hunt for a foundation that will last me through the day, let alone all night :).
This foundation really does have great staying power but it will emphasize any dry patches you might have on your skin. It’s geared towards combo – oily skin so if you tend to have dry skin stear clear or moisturize really well prior to application.
I love the pump dispenser, it’s my favorite type of packaging for a foundation as it’s practical and hygenic. This foundation does oxydize after a while on your skin so I would recommend going a half a shade lighter than your natural skin tone.
Sisely Grapefruit Toning Lotion
Now that we are closer to winter, I like using a gentler toner that is effective for my comination skin but is gentle enough that it doesn’t strip if of the much needed moisture as the months get cooler. This Sisley Grapefruit toning lotion strikes the perfect balance for me in that regard.
A mistake I used to make when I was younger was beleive that because my skin could get oily it didn’t need hydration. Oily combo skin definitly need moisture and that actually helps in reducing any oils from being over produced.
Did I mention that grapefruit is one of my favorite drinks? I had fun doing a quirky video about my favorites drinks on YouTube!
What’s your favorite drink?
My cousin and his wife gave this colorful bangle to me as a souvenir from their trip to Spain. I love the fall appropriate colors. I think this works great as an accent piece that I can wear with an otherwise darker more conservative suit for work.
Bourgeois Velvet Matte Powder
I love a matte look on the face, and highlight only the carefully chosen places. However as the weather starts turning cold, powder can become drying even to my combination skin. Finding a matte powder that can control the oils without compromizing comfort is not an easy find, let me tell you. Well Bourgeois has nailed it with this powder that I love using during the colder months.
The finish is beautiful too as it’s not a flat matte but a velvety matte. It leaves a really natural look to your face. I find this important especially because makeup is part of my daily pamper routine. It’s a real pleasure for me to put on a full face of makeup everyday. I know that can sound daunting to some people but to me it’s just a little Me time :). However I don’t ever want my make up to go on cakey or be heavy. This powder is the perfect finishing touch !
And at a drugstore price that can’t be beat.
Furla Babylon Small Wallet
I just reviewed this wallet and I’ll link the post here. This is a great wallet if you’re looking to downsize into a smaller handbag without compromising too much what you want to carry. One feature I really appreciate is the fact that you don’t have to fold your bills with this one.
Purple is a fun color, and you can also easily spot this bright color in your bag.
Let me know what your favorites for November have been!
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