December 3, 2014

November Favorites

I am so sad to see November go. Just like October, November is one of my favorite months. It definitely wasn't an easy month, as I've previously said. For some reason, I couldn't get a grip on my mood but I must say, within the past week or so, I've felt a lot better.

It really is such a pain to not feel like yourself, to wake up every day and just not be in a good mood—for no reason. I'm always thankful for the days when I do feel good and can see all the happiness in my life.

Anyways....November was meh but still one of my favorite months thanks to Thanksgiving and my birthday. My birthday was on November 30th and it was just meh. I spent the day hungover and at home, alone, but nonetheless, my birthday "week" was fun with friends and family.

I'm sad to see November go but happy to welcome December. I hope this month goes slow because I just love the Christmas season and I want it to last forever!

Let me stop rambling and dive into my favorite things about November.



//Candles: This is a weird favorite but I'm seriously obsessed. Right now I have about six candles lit in my house. If I'm home, a candle is lit. My mom bought me holiday scented candles for my birthday and I was overly excited about them. I can't wait to go to Bath and Body Works and TJ Maxx this weekend and get some more.

//Vaseline Rose Lip Therapy: My skin has been taking a beating this month. I usually suffer from dry skin but this is just excessive. My hands, eyes, lips...everything is just so dry. I've been experimenting with different products and I finally got my hands on the Vaseline Rosy Lips. I never use Vaseline because the consistency just isn't my favorite but this is pretty great. I wear it at night or at a home sans makeup and it gives my lips a great rosy tint and keeps them moisturized. 

//Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream: I've had this product for a while but never used it that much. I associate BB Creams with the summer time and I was too tan to use this shade during the summer months so it's kind of just been sitting on my desk, unused. This month, I wanted to try to give my skin a break from foundation because I've been breaking out a lot so to still have some coverage on my face. In comes this gem and I'm obsessed. I apply it with my beauty blender, set it with my other new favorites Maybelline FIT Me Powder or  Bare Minerals Original Foundation and it gives me the perfect flawless, simple skin finish. 

//Maybelline Creamy Matte in Daringly Nude: I mentioned "Touch of Spice" a few months back and treated myself to another Creamy Matte shade. I've been meaning to get my hands on a simple nude shade that is perfect for everyday wear and I think I found it. I have to make sure my lips are super moisturized before application but it's such a simple, lovely shade, I haven't worn much else this month.

//Printables: This is another weird, random favorite but I've been obsessed with those free printables you find on Pinterest or that blogs offer. I've printed out so many I feel like I need a binder to keep them altogether. From holiday lists to blog planners to bill planners, I've printed out so many. Here is one of my favorite places to get printables. 

//iPhone 6: I got my new iPhone 6 at the end of October and I've been obsessed. I was worried that it was going to be too big and I wouldn't like it but I was so wrong. It's so light, the screen is the perfect size, and it runs so fast. I'm in love and I wonder why I didn't want it in the first place.

//Honorable Mention(s): Christmas trees, Christmas movies, Black Friday/Cyber Monday, Michael Buble Christmas album and EVERYTHING CHRISTMAS!

Unfavorite: STUDENT LOANS. I got my first student loan notice this month and oh, it's not pretty. #postgradproblems

Cheers to a better December and Christmas spirit for the next 24 days!

What did you LOVE in November?



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