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Monday, December 12, 2016

November Beauty Favourites.



Holy moly, you guys. I'm so incredibly late to the party with this one, but man am I glad that I'm finally here. I got my hands on this palette for my birthday in October when it finally became available again and my contour life hasn't been the same since. I'm sure you've all ready a zillion reviews on this baby by now, so I won't go in to too much detail, but this is absolutely amazing. Natural-looking and non-muddy bronzers that blend out beautifully, shimmery and flat highlighters that do not appear chalky at all, a chocolate smell.. you can't go wrong. I even prefer this over my beloved Hoola Bronzer.

Two: The Body Shop Vitamin E  Moisture Cream
I picked this little beauty up in my Body Shop birthday haul. Vitamin E has soooo many amazing benefits that are good for the skin, Google it if you're not informed (do it!), so I'm a huge fan. It's especially wonderful for drier skin types. I mix this in with my various face lotions and potions both day and night, and I've noticed a huuugggeee improvement in the condition of my dry skin patches. It's just so damn moisturising, just want I need in my life.

Three: Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer
Oh, how I love this packaging - it looks so dang luxurious. This primer has a thin consistency and spreads easily. I do feel as though it's better for drier skin types than majority of other primers. It absorbs quite quickly and leaves no tacky, greasy or siliconey feeling on the skin, it just feels soft, smooth, supple and hydrated, leaving my skin with not dewy yet not exactly matte finish, which to me is the perfect natural-looking in between. It helps to smooth out the skin and helps my foundation glide on, as well as prolonging it's wear, of course. Finally, the part I know you're all curious about: Does it smell like coconut? Well, yes. Subtly. The scent is light and pleasant and lingers on the skin for a short while. So.. there's that.

Four: The Body Shop Oils Of Life Sleeping Cream
Yet another win from last month's Body Shop haul. I decided to pick myself up a pot of goodness after reading glowing reviews from a few of my favourite beauty bloggers. It does have a very (and I mean very) strong scent, but it also does a whollllleeee lot of good to your skin while you sleep. Although it's a cream, it has an almost gel-like texture which soaks into skin, which far outweighs an overpowering scent in my book. If you don't like the feeling of heavy creams or sticking to your pillow, then this is definitely one for you. It's light enough to layer over my heavier nighttime moisturisers (yes, plural) and rosehip oil combination for an overnight boost without feeling sticky, heavy or congested and I wake up with such soft, supple skin.

Five: Pureology Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier
I mentioned L'Oréal's 10-in-1 Perfecting Spray in September's beauty favourites, and I basically feel the same way (in love, obvs) about this product, the only difference being that I'll use this on wet hair in the evening, as opposed to dry hair in the morning, which is where I'll use L'Oreal. This multi-tasking treatment provides 21 amazing benefits to the hair. I won't list them all here but basically, it all works together to prime, protect, and perfect your locks in a multitude of different ways. Like the L'Oréal offering, this is for colour-treated hair (which I do not have), but my natural light blonde locks really love this stuff. My hair is noticeably smooth and soft and the appearance of split ends has reduced drastically. It has a pleasant smell, is non-greasy, waxy, or heavy, and really works to fix my frizzy, dry hair.

47 comments:

  1. This is a great roundup, girl! I haven't even tried the hoola bronzer yet - it's on my wishlist since I've heard nothing but rave reviews on it! The cocoa contour is definitely something I need to keep my eye on ;)

    xo Kathryn
    www.fashionablyfrank.com

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  2. These are awesome brands! No wonder why they are your faves. I would love to try the Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer and Too Faced Cocoa Contour Kit. Thanks for the share Christie! xx

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    Much love,


    Christie Brown

    Christie's Take on Life

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  4. I love the cocoa makeup. Makes me happy.

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  5. I'm obsessed with body shop's vitamin E creams as well as the too faced products. the rest sound good I'll definitely give them a try

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  6. I'm loving your roundup. So many items I want to try, especially the Life Sleeping Cream! Maybe I'll find it in my Christmas stocking.

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  7. That contour kit is super cute! I'm completely obsessed with buying contour kits right now. I admit, I have way too many of them haha

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  8. I need to try the Two Faced Contour Kit! Do you think you could do a tutorial on that? Love this post and the different picks!
    xo Debbie | www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

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  9. That contour kit look amazing! I think I need it. :)

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  10. Loving this roundup!! I've been researching solid creams with Vitamin E - need to get the one you recommended! I also am a big fan of the Marc Jacobs primer - it's my goto and certainly helps with my dry skin during the winter!

    Thank you for sharing this Christie!

    Xo
    Jen
    frecklesonfillmore.com

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  11. Based on your review I really want to try that primer! I'm always in a rush doing my makeup and I want something that dries/soaks in quickly!

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  12. I am a huge fan of Pureology. The smell of all of their products is so good and they all work so well! I need to try that Vitamin E from body shop!

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  13. Oooof guuurrrrrlll, get on to both of them - they're amazing!
    Cocoa Contour smells great, too - bonus points. :P x

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  14. They're definitely worth the try (and the price tag) in my opinion. :) x

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  15. Yassss. They're both so wonderful. Definitely let me know if you end up trying anything from this list - I'd love to know what you think. :) x

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  16. YES! If there's one thing on this list that you HAVE to try, it's the Sleeping Cream! I hope you find it in your stocking aha. x

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  17. Ahahaa. Is there really such a thing as TOO many contour kits? :P x

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  18. Yes you do! It's amazing. I could possibly do a tutorial, what a good idea. Stay posted, I may just do one. :) x

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  19. Yes! I'm sososo in love with anything Vitamin E - definitely give The Body Shop's offering a go. :) x

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  20. Oh yes. I hear you there - Marc's primer definitely goes absorb quicker than many other primers out there. :) x

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  21. Oh man. The smell of this spray! *is in heaven*
    I couldn't recommend The Body Shop's Vitamin E Cream more. Definitely worth a try. :) x

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  22. OoO! That cocca contour looks fun

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  23. Loveee all of these! The marc jacobs primer is my favorite too!

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  24. Kimberly @ Berly's KitchenDecember 14, 2016 at 2:50 AM

    Great picks! Would love to try the primer.

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  25. Funny enough, I was actually looking at getting a new face primer as well as the moisture cream.

    Thanks for these ideas. I so am lost most days while browsing the beauty supplies. (So not a beauty blogger. Lol.)

    Have a fantastic day

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  26. I can attest that Pureology's 21 benefits is amazing for hair! So shiny after.

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  27. I always love a good beauty roundup! Love these products and your explanations!

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  28. That Marc Jacobs Face Primer looks amazing! It's on my list.

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  29. I've been holding on to a sample of the Marc Jacobs primer but have never used it, so thanks for reviewing! Now I feel a little better about trying it out :)

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  30. Such a great list, I'll have to try that hair beautifier...it sounds wonderful!

    XO

    Lee Anne

    lifebylee.com

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  31. I've never been big on contouring, simply because I have no clue what I'm doing, but having the contour kit would make it so much less intimidating!

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  32. These beauty products all look so great! I absolutely love the Too Faced Cocoa Contour Kit. It works great :) I really want to try that moisture cream. I use vitamin E on everything in the winter, my lips, my skin, I even take it in capsule form! I definitely want to give that a try.

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  33. I have been dying to try that primer for months, it's always sold out!

    La Belle Sirene

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  34. Definitely worth a try in my opinion. :) x

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  35. What a coincidence. :P Let me know what you think if you do end up trying them. :) x

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  36. It's so amazing. I love me some soft, shiny hair. :) x

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  37. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Kassy. :) x

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  38. Yasss! Let me know what you think if you do try it. :) x

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  39. I'm definitely a fan. Let me know what you think when you do get around to trying it. :) x

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  40. Wonderful is an understatement. Highly recommend. :) x

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  41. It's hard to overdo it with the shades in this contour kit, so it's definitely something that's suitable for beginners. :) x

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  42. Oh my lawd yes. Vitamin E is amazing - definitely x100 give The Body Shop's offering a try! :) x

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  43. Ugh I know! It was so hard to get my hands on, but worth the hassle for sure. x

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