Saturday, November 2, 2013

5 Recent Favorites

It's the end of the month (okay, the beginning), so I guess it is time for some favorites.

Here are 5 items I used frequently during the month of October.

Nivea Lip Butter in Raspberry Rose Kiss (review here) -- This is smooth and hydrating, and it smells wonderful.  I keep this by my desk so I can apply it throughout the day (especially when I can't find the lipstick of gloss I was wearing at the beginning of the day).  I also swipe a little on my lips before bed.

Josie Maran Cheek GelĂ©e in Poppy Paradise (review here) -- This is one of the easiest blushes I own, both to apply and wear.  It gives a lovely flush to the cheeks that goes with everything.

Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer in Bare (review here) -- This has been a mainstay in my makeup bag for ages.  It gives me just the right amount of coverage that I want, doesn't oxidize, and has broad spectrum SPF 20.  It seems to almost always make it into my favorites lists.  I wear it 5-6 days out of the week and have repurchased it 3 or 4 times.

Maybelline Mega-Plush Mascara -- I have been using this quite a bit.  I like how I can layer it without it ever becoming crunchy.  It does take a couple of layers to get a great amount of volume.

NYX Love in Paris eyeshadow palette in Pardon My French (review here) -- This just seems like the best fall palette.  I love the oranges with the greens, as well as the golds and browns.  I'm surprised how often I've reached for this since I like to mix up my eye makeup so much.

I wish I had some empties, but I think the only thing I used up was some Neutrogena makeup wipes!

Other favorites: lots of horror films and Halloween candy!

Things I'm looking forward to:  my birthday, a couple of operas (Parsifal in Chicago and La Traviata in Detroit), seeing family on turkey day.

What have your favorites been this month?  What are you looking forward to in the month of November?


  1. I'm going to have to look for that lip balm... sounds so nice. I'm also looking forward to visiting family on Thanksgiving - my sister has three kids and they're bigger ever time I see them!

    1. Kids grow like weeds! I only get to see my nice and nephews maybe twice a year and it always shocks me how big they've gotten.

  2. That blush looks so nice. I've never seen that brand before.

  3. Josie Maran is a supermodel who created her own skincare and makeup brand. Here in the US it's sold at Sephora and on QVC. I wish I could tell you where it
    is sold in the UK. It's a mid-range brand (not drugstore, but not suuuper expensive).