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Monday, December 11, 2017

November 2017 Beauty Favourites


I forgot how much I love this particular shade from MAC. It is definitely more suited to Winter looks (think: I've just come in from the cold) but I've never been much of a follower of "beauty rules" (it's currently Summer here in Australia), anyways. It's definitely a more sheer formula, which I have actually been loving lately because it leaves a much more subtle, natural-looking flush to the cheeks.

I have thin hair that just loves to frizz up when the weather gets hot. I will admit that I skip mousse more often than not when styling my hair, but I definitely do notice a difference when I do use it (and regret all the times that I chose not to use it) and since it's now Summer, I've been using this mousse a lot. It's lightweight and makes hair look naturally thicker, taming my frizziness and defining my natural waves beautifully, leaving my hair feeling soft to the touch and looking shiny. It has a luxuriously thick texture and a little bit really does go a long way. It also gives a nice amount of lift from the roots if I use it prior to blow drying (I finish off my blow dry with my head upside down for the last minute or so and then use the cool setting to set the volume whilst still holding my head upside down).

This lipstick is amazing! You may have seen that I picked it up in my birthday haul. This lipstick has barely left my lips since I've gotten it. Lolita II is an amazing terra cotta nude (my favourite lip shade), as opposed to the original Lolita which is a much more rosy pink nude. The formula dries fast and doesn't budge throughout the day. I've found that it does make the lips feel pretty dry, as do most long-wearing liquid lipsticks, but nothing a good lip balm can't remedy.

Four: Swisse Deep Sea Hydrating Mist Toner
The weather has really warmed up, so I've been loving this spray lately. It contains an impressive list of natural ingredients that work to nourish and tone the skin. A quick spritz over the face is sososososo refreshing, especially on a hot day. The nozzle sprays such a fine, evenly dispersed mist meaning that my whole face is covered in 1-2 pumps and I'm not left drenched in product.

Five: Too Faced Born This Way Loose Setting Powder*
I also got my hands on this stuff in my birthday haul and I'm already obsessed. The powder is so finely milled, meaning it feels silky and light on the skin. I have dry skin, so I don't like to use a lot of powder products but this sets my foundation and concealer beautifully and blurs the skin in such a gorgeous way. My skin feels so soft and smooth when I use this. Definitely the best "translucent" powder that I've tried.












As always, this post has not been sponsored in any way, meaning that none of the items mentioned have been sent to me, endorsed or paid for by anyone other than me, myself and I. This post does, however, contain affiliate links. I will always disclose such information with an asterisk (*) for full disclosure to my readers.
Feel free to find and purchase these products elsewhere if you don't get down like that. :)

30 comments:

  1. Ahh, I have got to get me some of that Kat Von D lippy, it sounds so good! Xx


    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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  2. Everyone raves about Lollita! I need to try it! It looks like a pretty shade.

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  3. My Veteran Woman LifeDecember 13, 2017 at 4:45 PM

    The Kat Von D lip stick is awesome! Got my daughter one for a stocking stuffer this year!

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  4. I really want to try the Swisse Deep Sea Hydrating Mist Toner! I've been so into toners lately and i love the idea for a spray.

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  5. I've never tried any of these, but I wanted to get a Kat Von D lipstick for the longest time. I'm glad to hear it is actually very good and doesn't smudge too much. I also like the color that you picked, I think i'll go with something similar when I'll finally get to buy one.

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  6. I haven't tried any of these products yet and I need to add them to my shopping list.

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  7. I haven't tried any of these! That Too Faced Born This Way powder sounds amazing though. I love the Born This Way foundation, so I have high expectations for the powder. :)

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  8. I might try that powder because I'm the same. Dry skin. Glad you like it.

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  9. Thanks for sharing this list. The Swisse Deep Sea Hydrating Mist Toner looks so refreshing.

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  11. I love Kat Von D range! Cruelty free awesomeness! I would also love to try the tony & guy hair mousse, I have been very happy with all their products esp. the dry shampoo!

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  12. I really want to try that Too Faced powder since I'm in the market for a new one. MAC always does great blushes, I love the shade "warm soul" in particular.

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  13. I’ve heard great things about sea salt water for several different beauty routines. I’ve only tried a spray for hair though.

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  14. Sounds like great products. I really like the lipstick sounds and looks nice.

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  15. Janelle Dominique SwingDecember 19, 2017 at 1:39 PM

    I have always been a HUGE fan of MAC cosmetics! They have excellent quality for my sensitive skin.

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  16. YOU MUST! It's amazing, and there are SO many shades aha. x

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  17. I definitely prefer Lollita 2 to the original (which is the cult favourite), but they're both such pretty colours - I was actually considering getting both haha. x

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  18. Your daughter is lucky! It's a great lipstick. :) x

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  19. It's such a great toner, girl. I definitely recommend it if you can get it in your country. :) So refreshing. x

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  20. Yesssss, Sarah you NEED to try Kat Von D's lipstick. That's right, need haha. It's amazing. x

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  21. What a good thing Christmas is coming up hehe, treat yo'self! ;) x

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  22. I'm obsessed with this powder! It really is great! I would love to know how it pairs with the Born This Way foundation! x

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  23. It's difficult to find a powder that's good on dry skin - the Born This Way powder works wonderfully, though. Worth a try if you're dry skinned. :) x

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  24. It really is, girl. It has SUCH a great mist, too - definitely worth a try if you ask me. :) x

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  25. It's a really good lipstick, Cynthia. :) x

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  26. I do love the fact that KVD is cruelty free - it just adds to the allure of her products (and her in general). Tony & Guy have amazing product! I haven't tried their shampoo before, but I have a few styling products that are holy grails. Their mousse is one of them aha, definitely worth a look in to, especially on your gorgeously long hair. x

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  27. YESSSSS, Janelle! M.A.C. have a great line, glad to hear they work on sensitive skin too. :) x

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  28. Sea salt on hair is amazing! I was nervous at first because salt (obviously) has drying properties to it, but it's amazing in skincare too - it just works! :) x

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  29. I love Kat Von D lippies, haven't tried Lollita II though. I will definitely check out this shade next time :)

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  30. If you like terra-cotta shades, you're in for a treat when it comes to Lollita II hehe. x

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