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November Faves


It's the end of November already and I cannot believe we have 26 days until Christmas. Have you got all of your Christmas shopping done? Anyway, it's monthly favourites time on this fine beautiful Sunday and I hope you enjoy.

The Weekly Round Up's:
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I feel like I say this in every monthly favourites, (goes back and checks, nope, nevermind) but I have some new discoveries and some old favourites that I have been loving this month that I just had to mention in my monthly faves.
Starting first with the Emite Diamond Primer, this I received in a subscription box this month and I have been loving the peachy tone to colour correct as well as the radiant and glowing appearance it gives to my skin. This is a sample size but considering I don't use a lot of it I can see this lasting a long time. I love illuminating primers so I am really happy with getting this this month.
For base, there has been a real game changer in my makeup collection that I have been obsessed with and that is the The Body Shop Lightening Drops. I have super fair skin so finding an exact match in foundations is tricky, so this has been such an incredible part of my makeup routine and I can wear foundations that I thought were too dark that I wasn't able to return. I love this stuff, it doesn't change the formulas of the foundations you use them with, or the finish, performance etc. It literally just changes the shade and I am obsessed with it. 
The foundations I have been using with this are the Tarte Full Coverage Foundation, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation & Too Faced Born This Way Foundation. All great foundations for different reasons but all now in my foundation rotation with my other faves. 
I discovered cream contouring this month and that is thanks to the Makeup Revolution Cream Contour Palette. I have the powder version of this too and I never really took to it but as soon as I tried it's cream counterpart, I fell in love. I use these palettes with the Real Techniques Contour Brush and I go in with the cream contour first, and then set it with the powder of the same shade.
Sticking with contouring I have been using the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Palette non-stop this month. The sculpting powder is incredible and that highlight, oh wow that highlight is beautiful and has been the only one I have used all through the month of November. I love this palette so much and anyone who wants to try something from Charlotte Tilbury should definitely give this a go. 
Alright my blush of choice this month has been the Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Baby Love. I'm not normally one for a peachy toned blush but this one has just been my jam this month. I love the shade, it's a formula, has the right amount of sheen in and it's not too peach on the skin that makes me look odd. I love it and I really want to pick up more of them. 
C'mon you knew this would be in here with how many times I've mentioned it this month. Just in case you're new, I want to introduce you to the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette. This is a stunning selection of warm and cool shades which just work together. I did a makeup look using this palette with 3 different lip colours to choose from so you can check that out here. But overall, I love this palette and it's pretty much all I've worn all month.
There's a new mascara in town that are kicking Benefit Roller Lash to the back of my makeup drawer. The Clinique High Impact Mascara came with this months Glamour Magazine (with the beautiful Tanya Burr on the cover) and I have heard a lot about this mascara and this is definitely something I would buy the full size of. I love what it does to my lashes and it's just been working for me this month.
Alright on to lips now and first I want to start with the lip balm that have come everywhere with me this month, the Jack Wills Berry Lip Balm. This is possibly one of the best lip balms ever. I am addicted to this stuff. I put it a hundred times a day and it has made my lips so soft and smooth that when I wear a lipstick it looks the best it ever could. They have a Vanilla one and a Rose one in the trio I got from Boots but the Berry one is by far my favourite.
Speaking of lip colours, all of these can be found in the Zoeva Palette Makeup Look, but the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets have been making their way into my makeup routine. I picked up the shade Plum Plum Baby and Don't Pink Of It in my New In Beauty/Haul at the beginning of the month and I have been loving them. I like to use the Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liners first so they can prepare the lips and then the REV's go on so smooth and easily that I just love them.
The Maybelline Color Dramas have been spotted in my makeup bag, especially the shade Red Essential. I love these as they'er so long lasting and I am trying to get into the holiday spirit as right now I am not feeling Christmassy at all.
Finally is the nude lip I have been drawn to this month and that is the GOSH Matt Rose 002 Lipstick. This is a perfect MLBB shade for me and I love the formula, the mauve tone and I like that it's not too nude but not too dark either. I want to pick up some more of the lipsticks, specifically a red and a berry one.
I have been loving mostly TRESemme products this month. Specifically the TRESemme Perfectly Undone Shampoo & Conditioner, the Perfectly UnDone Hairspray and Dry Defining Spray, as well as the Perfectly Undone Wave Creating Sea Foam, and the Runway Collection Make Waves Hairspray. I never used to get on with TRESemme hair products but now, I don't know whether it's because my hair is shorter or I was just using the wrong products but all of these are my new go to hair styling products. They don't feel crunchy or heavy on my hair, they give texture and volume without my hair feeling like straw. If you haven't tried out these new ranges from the brand then I highly recommend you take advantage of any 3 for 2 offers and go pick yourself up some.
My skin has been freaking out with the weather change this month so hydration and detoxing has been my main priorities. So for the hydration part, I have been incorporating oils into my morning and evening routines and my current faves are the Pai Rosehip Oil and the Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial. Both make my skin look and feel hydrated and healthy. The rosehip oil works great on scars and the overnight facial is giving my skin and extra hydration boost. I love oils in the autumn and winter and these are definitely worth their price tag.
As for the detoxing, the Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed Self Heating Mask is great at drawing out all the crap that may be left in your pores and making your skin feel thoroughly clean and fresh without it feeling dry and tight.
You ever get those products that you know it just works for you but you forget to mention it as it's just such a staple and a must have in your routine? Well that's how I feel about the Soap & Glory Beauty Accelerator Night & Flight Moisture Miracle. It smooths, hydrates, softens and generally just perks my skin up. This month my skin has deteriorated thanks to the colder weather and this has just been amazing. 

That's it for this months beauty favourites. What else happened this month will be up tomorrow so be sure to check back and see some random favourites, some of my favourite bloggers and YouTubers and also some cool firework shots I got. Ooh, and Blogmas starts on Tuesday - Officially Christmas when December 1st comes around - so I hope you will join me everyday until Christmas here on It's a Beauty Thing as I have lot's of awesome posts coming your way.

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