oooh november. what a beautiful month you were. for as much as i love summer and winter, fall is where i really excel. i get that fresh start feeling, my mind starts to wander to cozy thoughts, and i feel settled. this november was particularly special to me; i met a man that really makes me feel, i was home for thanksgiving for the first time in 6 years, and i’ve been stressfully, excitingly busy. and as far as products go, i feel confident in my routine and how i am presenting myself to the world. and isn’t that what products and beauty and style are really about? haircare //
i use very few products on my hair, but inevitably every winter i find myself needing something to get my lifeless hair back in action. i’ve been using the klorane dry shampoo and kristen ess dry finish working texturize spray this month and both are simply enough that even i can use. i’ve been using the dry shampoo on my hair when it’s damp, just spray at the roots of my hair to give a little lift. somehow this works like a total charm, without making my hair feel immediately dirty or gritty.
the other hair product i’ve been loving is the kristen ess texture spray. it’s supposedly a great alternative to the oribe dry texturizing spray, but really i got it because it was one of the only texturizing sprays i could find at target that had good reviews. i like this because it’s easy to build up to your desired finish; it doesn’t get greasy or dirty too quickly either. i don’t use these products every day, but i have been surprisingly diligent.makeup //
i mentioned on instagram that i got a few alima pure items in a recent credo beauty order, and they have been firm favorites this month. alima pure is the company that makes my powder foundation and i absolutely love the brand. from their aesthetic to their mission to the fact that each compact is refillable, they are a solid company to support.
so during this order i picked up the lip tint in honey and the pressed eye shadow in icon. the lip tint is the perfect lipstick for me. it applies and hydrates like a balm, but has the coverage of a lipstick and isn’t too shiney. the color is my dream slightly peachy nude that i can throw on every single day without feeling over the top. i’m actually contemplating getting another one to keep in my purse.
the shadow i mentioned in my thanksgiving post, but it is a beautiful, very subtle browny silvery taupe. i like that it is slightly lighter than my other taupes and gives the lids an almost wet glow. i’m also considering getting another eye shadow in the shade mirage, a shimmering beige. highly recommend checking alima pure out!my other makeup favorite this month is actually a tool. do you all remember my saga with the bobbi brown bronzer brush? basically i bought it during the sephora vib sale last year, and it turned out to be an absolutely shedding mess. i returned, but it has stayed in my mind because it really is the perfect brush for bronzer.
anyway, i’ve been selling some things on poshmark recently, and randomly figured i would see if anyone was selling a new bobbi brush at a discounted price. well someone was, so for $15, i reinvested in a brand new brush. well i don’t know if this was is new or old or i just got a complete dud, but it is insanely soft and doesn’t shed in the least. i’m so pleased with it and can’t believe my luck. highly recommend this seller if you are interested!etc. //
i won’t deny it’s been a while since i have read for fun, but over thanksgiving break i went through my bookshelf and picked out a handful of dust by evelyn waugh. i purchased this book quite a while ago during a library book sale (one of my favorite things ever), but never got around to reading it. it’s the strangest, very british story of a man who’s wife has an affair and decides to leave him, all in a very matter-of-fact way. i don’t know why but i completely devoured it. it feels so good to have finished a book that isn’t education related! waugh is a very famous british author, so i definitely want to read more of his works.
this month i also watched stranger things, ooobviously. it’s funny, i watched the first season of the show, but stopped halfway through because i really didn’t like it. but for whatever reason when the second season came out i became fully obsessed. i actually went back to finish season one while still watching season 2 and feel like a total weirdo, but it’s sooo good. i would like to formally apologize for not being into it at first. if you like thrillers that aren’t too scary, you should go for this.
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