Apologies for the lack of updates lately. My focus has solely been on preparing for my exams. Additionally, there's barely been sunshine here for almost a month now. Every day is dark and cloudy, which makes taking pictures incredibly difficult. We finally saw the sun peek through yesterday so I grabbed the chance to finally be able to snap some photos for my November Favourites post. Just as I had taken the last picture the sun disappeared and I think it'll be a while until I see it again. When I do I'll start working on the empties post for November! I may end up doing a combined November and December one if there's no sunlight for another few weeks, but now for my November Favourites!
As some of you may know I'm trying to make a point of using all of my red lipsticks during November and December for obvious reasons. I've fallen back in love with red lipstick and some of my lipsticks especially. Two of them are these two by Chanel. The darkest one Rouge Allure 73 'Clandestine' is a really cool vampy, super dark red (it's the bottom one) bordering on a bit brown-ish. As I've not bothered doing too much of an eye look lately, this paired really well with a really natural eye giving me a really edgy look with minimal effort. The other one is a Rouge Allure Velvet in 40 'La Sensuelle'. This is also a dark red, with a bit of a vintage vibe. The Velvet's are matte, but not flat and with a nice sheen still. In addition to these being lovely colors, this month I've been reminded of how superior the Chanel Rouge Allure and Rouge Allure Velvet formula is.
I also returned to my limited edition Guerlain Perles du Dragon Meteorites. I finished the Wulong pressed powder which was from the same collection (and basically the same thing, but in pressed version) this fall and have since tried to use a few other things, but I finally missed the amazing finish it gives so cracked open this beautiful tin this month. This gives the most amazing glow to the skin, whilst cancelling out imperfections through the color combination in the pot. I think the two powders from this collection were the best Guerlain ever did and if they ever consider adding any of their limited edition Meteorites to their permanent line, or for re-release, I hope this is what they choose. I would stock up for sure!
One of the perfumes I bought in November was the newly released 'My Burberry' by Burberry. I've never owned a Burberry perfume before, they never quite won me over. 'Body' was close, but there was just something missing. My Burberry is what I always wanted 'Body' to be. I was so excited when I first smelled the new perfume as I felt they had read my mind. It's a beautiful warm and elegant scent that is still feminine, without being cute. Definitely worth having a smell!
Finally I have to mention Creme De La Mer. 'Again?', you say? Well yes, I know I talk about it a lot, but when I'm forking out the kind of cash they are asking for this tiny 30ml tub, it better be because I have good reason. And yet again this month confirmed it's worth it's weight in gold (as the price reflects). Through October and the start of November, since finishing my last tub of La Mer I decided to try and finish off a night cream I had opened before starting on another La Mer tub. While my skin wasn't in terrible shape, and I did use some nice products with nice results, I absolutely noticed that my skin was not as good as when I use La Mer. And surely, after going back to using La Mer for a few days my skin went from good to great. This is it guys, I'm definitely sticking to this until it stops working it's magic. All night creams are crossed of my wish list. I've found the one.