1. Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream
A long, long time ago now I fell out of love with make up wipes so for ages now I use a cleansing cream to remove my make up. I do a cleansing cream and then a cleansing balmy type cleanser. For the past year or so I have used and re-purchased LUSH's 9 to 5 Cleanser but one day I ran out unexpectedly (*cough* disorganised *cough*) and so I had to scour Boots for something similar. I straight away headed to Botanics as I adore their products which are similar to LUSH's in many ways, especially their ethics, and they are extremely price conscious too. I stumbled across their all bright cleansing cream and it's literally identical to 9 to 5 in performance and I really, really love it. I think, if I remember correctly, it was a mere £2.99 which is so fabulous for 250ml worth and it is lasting me forever. I am going to re-purchase this for a while now! It doesn't leave skin with an oily cast and removes make up effortlessly whilst leaving the skin free from all irritation and is non-drying. It is also very slightly exfoliant due to Hibiscus, nature's brightness booster, and the natural AHA's from the flower act as mild exfoliators to help leave skin smoother and brighter. But there's no harsh exfoliating beads it's very creamy and gentle you don't even think it is exfoliating but I can inform you all it really does brighten the skin. Hurrah Botanics for this wonderful product!
2. Lime Crime 'Babette' Lipstick
So everyone in the beauty world talks about Lime Crime lipsticks and I personally really love them, and even more so recently as I swear they have improved the formula. Some of the colours are totally and completely out there (we're talking yellow, we're talking blue and we're even talking green, oh yes!) but Babette was introduced this year for neutral lip statements. This pink-peachy nude is so soft and so pretty I can imagine it to look so fabulous on all and I adore it for an everyday go-to lip, or something to compliment a smokey eye. Sure, there are probably dupes but you guys it has unicorn packaging, UNICORN PACKAGING! *breathes*.
3. LUSH Cupcake Face Mask
So lately I have become fascinated with discovering where my Beauxoxo customers are from, and to my delight so many are wearing my hair accessories in far away lands such as Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and more! I wanted to find out more about my audience in these countries and how I can make my products more accessible to this market as I know sometimes the time things take to reach international destinations, and the overall postage costs is a problem all sellers face. So, I found a magical area in Selfridges that house magazines from all over the world, and as a magazine obsessed girl it was a gem of a find! I picked up a lot of magazines from all over the world and the Australian magazines, such as SHOP are definitely my favourite. I then later on that day found a second shop called JP Books that sells magazines, books and more from Japan. I am so in love with Japanese fashion and style so this was just perfect for me and I spent many an hour flicking through all the amazing magazines. Granted, I can't read a word, but you know what they say; a picture says a thousand words, and for me, it is so fascinating to get an insight into the lives of my international friends.
8. Oasis Mollie King Floral Jacquard, Tapestry Dress
I adore almond milk I have it with porridge every morning and occassion love a little drink of it with some dark chocolate. I have tried many brands over the years but this Rude Health one is my new obsession. It's made with fully organic, natural ingredients and just tastes pure almondy goodness. A hug in a carton! I buy my Rude Health products from Waitrose but a stockist list can be found right here.
10. Josh Record 'Bones'
As always the last favourite is saved for a song or musician I adore and this month it is Josh Record, and in particular his beautiful single 'Bones'. I have been hearing this on the radio and about so much lately and it really is, to sum up in one word, mahestic. Truly majestic. The track Bones has a wonderful spiritual feeling to it, with Josh's soft voice ebbing towards to a symphonic climax with the most beautiful choir harmony I have heard for quite some time in the charts. You will absolutely fall in love with this song, it will absolutely be something you sit up and listen to from start to finish.
What have you loved in November? Share your favourites with me below :).