November was a great month for my beauty cabinet, thanks to my past birthday as well. As years go by, I tend to pay more attention to skincare, but I still love an occasional make-up jewel or two. Take a beter look at all the goodies that I bought or received in November.
L'Oreal Pure Clay face masks
For a long time clay has been known for its purifying and skincare benefits, so L'Oreal created three masks with different types of clay for different skin needs: green Pure Clay Purify with eucalyptus extract for purifying and mattifying, black Pure Clay Glow with plant carbon for a radiant complexion, and pink Pure Clay Exfo with red algae for gentle exfoliation and detoxification. Masks can be used 2-3 times a week for 5-10 minutes, depending on the skin needs. I have not yet managed to try them out, but I plan to combine them in different ways and write a thorough review with lots of pics.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Concealer and Pure Konjac Mini Face Puff
Anastasia Corrector 1.0 and Konjac Sponge with red clay are constantly in my beauty bag and are part of my daily routine. I bought my last Anastasia concealer about 18 months ago, while I tend to change my Konjac sponge every 3 months, since I wash my face with it every morning.
Skeyndor Timeless Prodigy serum and cream
Travel sizes of the new exclusive Skeyndor line contain extract of white truffles. Skeyndor celebrated 50 years of this family owned beauty company and I got these two beauties at their celebration event. You do not have to fear that you are too young to use them, because Skeyndor believes that the precious ingredients should be applied even on younger skin to prevent ageing, as well as on older skin for immediate action.
Caudalie body care set
Peche de Vigne Shower Gel and Vinotherapie Nourishing Body Lotion were a perfectly chosen gift. Shower gel does not contain SLS, does not irritate the skin, does not contain soap and parabens, and is intended for sensitive and delicate skin, while nourishing moisturizing lotion in the 400 ml packaging activates micro-circulation with polyphenols from grapes, grape oil and Ginkgo biloba extract. Perfect products for my dry and sensitive skin.
MAC Nutcracker Magic Dust Powder Yum Yum Yum
I always hesitate visiting MAC store before the holidays because I simply can not resist LE products from magical holiday collections. But, this year for my birthday, my friend made sure that I found this wonderful fairy dust in my hands. On my cheeks it looks like pink candy mixed with highlighter. Besides, have you seen the imprinted stars? I think I will not be able to resist the upcoming Mariah Carey's collection, do not look for photos online, I warned you. :)
Avène Hydrating skin tone perfector Rich
Nourishing Avène cream contains mineral pigments for a perfect complexion and is intended for dry and very dry skin. It also contains SPF 30 moisturizing complex that protects the skin from irritation, as well as vitamin E. Perfect cream for all of us with dry skin for days when we want a more natural look.
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation
Do not worry, I will definitely write a thorough review of this cushion that was kindly sent to me. It is light, but still manages to provide excellent coverage and gives a perfect look. Asia is certainly a land of innovations, but when Lancôme and their new creative director Lisa Eldridge pays such attention to details in this particular innovation that originated in Korea, the result is Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation.
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 30 and Ultra Facial Cleanser
Am I the only one that has to watch and enjoy in her birthday gifts before opening and trying them out? This wonderful surprise was gifted by my dear colleagues, perfectly chosen for my current needs. I have been eyeing the Midnight Recovery Concentrate for a while now, and I plan on using it before my night cream. Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 30 I have never tried, but since I just ran out of my daily cream with SPF, no doubt I will use it often. Ultra Facial Cleanser is my old friend, and after an initial disagreement this cleanser has been an item I can't live without.
November was a great month, full of wonderful beauty surprises. What have you bought or received in November, or have you decided to wait for the lavish holiday collections?