Hi loves! Happy November!
Can you all believe Halloween’s over already, and it’s almost Thanksgiving? 🙂 While I am a little sad that the year is passing by so fast, I’m more excited about the upcoming holidays! Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday, largely due to my Grandma’s annual Thanksgiving dinner (and I get to eat so much without feeling guilty)! And of course, the next two months are going to be filled with festivities in preparation for my absolute favorite holiday ever – Christmas! 😀
As with every month’s end, I’ve rounded up some of my favorites, so I hope you’ll enjoy!
First up, without any further introduction, is the Nature Republic Color and Nature Nail Color in Shade 14. As you all know from my previous review here, I’ve been obsessed with these nail polishes, particularly this color. Though it looks a little dark from the bottle, it’s actually a beautiful French pink color that looks so feminine, delicate, yet chic at the same time. I love how liquidy the formula is, and the brush is of such great quality as well (absolutely zero streaks when applying)! And the best part – it’s only $2! 😀
Following up on the topic of nails, another favorite of mine this month is definitely the Burt’s Bee Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme Lemon. Though I love painting my nails, having nail color on all the time can leave nails and the skin around the nails feeling a little dry, fragile, or even broken. This is why I try to let my nails rest for at least a day or two in between nail polish application, and during this downtime, I generously apply lots of hand cream, but I always notice that the skin around my nails tend to still be a little dry despite everything that I use. After trying Burt’s Bee, though, I can definitely feel a difference – the broken skin around my nails heal so fast, and it’s left feeling so soft! 🙂 I also love the lemony, fresh scent of it!
As many of you know, I’ve been suffering from a mild allergic reaction for the past two months, but I’m almost all healed now, and I can’t thank my Clarisonic Mia 2 enough! I’ve had my Clarisonic for a while now (almost two years), but I would use it on and off in the past, never really committing to it despite all of the great reviews that I’ve heard (mainly because I’m lazy). However, due to all of the multiple breakouts that I’ve been having recently, I turned back to it, using this cleaning device religiously, and I definitely see an improvement in my skin! 🙂 I know that some of you think using a cleaning device on already reactive skin might be a little too harsh, but I made sure to set it to the lower speed, and I also paired it with the Acne Cleansing Brush Head for the gentlest cleaning experience. I’ve really seen such a drastic improvement in my skin, and I know that I’m going to be regularly using the Clarisonic even after my skin is all healed!
With the holidays coming up, Victoria’s Secret has been pushing out a lot of the holiday editions of their fragrances, and every year, I’m never able to resist the pretty packaging and gorgeous bottles! This year is no different, as I couldn’t help but pick up the Victoria’s Secret Victoria Eau de Parfum Rollerball, which is a fruity floral blend of red berries, Victoria rose, and creme brulee 🙂 I love how this rollerball is so travel-friendly and is something that I can stash in my purse or clutch for touch ups throughout the day, something I’ll definitely need during the holiday season for parties and social gatherings.
And of course, last but not least is my favorite book for this month,The Maze Runner by James Dashner! Unlike a lot of people, I actually saw the second movie first (I watched the first half of the first one, but never finished 😦 ), but the movie was so exciting (I was literally at the edge of my seat for the whole two hours), I knew I had to read the book! I think dystopian literature is so difficult to write because creating the world takes such effort, and likewise, the author can’t do at the expense of the plot, but I have to say that James Dashner does it really well in his book. I think the characters can be a developed a little more, though, but seeing as it is a series of books after all, I’m sure Thomas’s and Teresa’s and all of the other boys’ traits, personalities, wants, and needs will be further divulged upon in the later books. The Mazer Runner is definitely an enjoyable read, and I can see how it became so popular with the younger crowd 🙂
And that completes my favorites for October! Sorry that it’s a few days late! I was out of town on a mini trip to Las Vegas (it’s a four hour drive away from where I live, so it’s pretty close), and I’ve just returned a few days ago 🙂 I’m in the process of editing some of the pictures from the trip (though there weren’t a lot of great ones due to the weather conditions), but I’ll definitely be sharing those soon!
How did you all enjoy October, the month of all things pumpkin and Halloween? Are you all as excited about Thanksgiving and Christmas as I am? 🙂 Let me know in the comments!