November, November… what a month! There has been an avalanche of newness in preparation for Christmas, from beautiful new gift sets to pampering treats to see you through the winter season. There’s an endless array of goodies to choose from. So, which of the new launches has made us the most excited?
Here we reveal our November favourites…
Despite it still being November, this month I have really started to gear up for Christmas – I just couldn’t help myself! With 2016 being the first year in my own home, I am determined to make every moment feel special. This has meant that even my favourites have something extra special about them this month. With my favourite lip balm having a little makeover, a new palette that’s super luxurious and a beautiful fragrance that’s filling my new home with virtual tinsel as we speak.
Nuxe Reve de Miel Honey Lip Balm Collector’s Edition
I don’t think there will ever come a time that I stop raving about the Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm. Especially because they keep releasing beautiful limited editions, which I cannot resist! For Christmas 2016, they haven’t disappointed too, bringing us three limited edition lip balms in pop art prints. The perfect stocking filler, the honey packed lip balm is all I plan on using this winter to keep my lips looking and feeling great!
Givenchy La Palette Nudes Nacres
Have you ever seen a palette this beautiful? I haven’t! It would have been a complete sin to miss this from our Beauty Team favourites, because it truly stole all of our beauty-loving hearts. An Escentual Exclusive, the ultra-luxe palette has three shimmers and three matte shadows, all with great colour pay off and easy to blend textures. Perfect for day and night, with a beautiful array of neutrals, this will not be leaving my makeup bag anytime soon.
Crabtree & Evelyn Noel Home Fragrance Oil
If my boyfriend would have allowed it, I would have put my Christmas decorations up at the beginning of November. Instead, I have had to settle for filling my home with a Christmas fragrance instead. My scent of choice? Crabtree & Evelyn Noel of course! With beautiful warm notes of mulling spices, fresh evergreens and citrus fruits, I have loved coming home to this scent every day. This year, I opted for the fragrance oil instead of the candle, as it works wonderfully with my diffuser – and I’ve had so many compliments from visitors!
Where is the time going? November has flown past! Loaded with stacks of Christmassy newness and my most favourite launch of the year, I’m so excited to share with you my ultimate beauty loves! Prepare to get spendy…
Comme des Garcons Blackpepper
I love creating new memories with scents, so for my 26th birthday, there was no better way to celebrate than cracking open my first Comme des Garcons fragrance, Blackpepper. From first spritz, I was hooked. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced more compliments than when I wear this scent; it’s safe to say I’m obsessed.
DIOR Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel 001 Nova
For me, December can’t be done can’t be done without at glittery nail, especially of the Dior kind. Again, it was love at first sight with this one, as it’s impossible to not to fall in lust with. Similar to the holographic beauty of a broken mirror, it’s eye-catching finish is perfect to wear alone or as a top coat on top of your favourite nail polish.
DHC Beauty Bento Gift Box
There’s nothing I don’t love about the DHC Beauty Bento Box! The name, the packaging and most importantly, the contents; it features all of the best-selling cult skincare favourites from Japanese brand DHC. Packed with the award-winning Cleansing Oil, Revitalizing Moisture Strips and Mild Soap and Blotting Papers – it’s everything any beauty lover needs this Christmas.
November has been an incredible month for sumptuous new products. I’m talking luxurious textures and fragrances that’ll make you feel all snuggly and pampered, even if the temperature outside is sub-zero. My favourites this month include something festive, something nourishing and something that’s all about the glow – what more could you want for winter?
Darphin Lumiere Essentielle Illuminating Oil Serum
In my quest to defy the dull, lacklustre skin of winter, I’ve been giving the Darphin Lumiere Essentielle Illuminating Oil Serum a whirl – and needless to say, I’ve completely fallen for it. Its hybrid oil-gel texture is a perfect blend of nourishment without weightiness, and its encapsulated blend of citrus essential oils gives my skin a big kick of brightness. I’ve gotten so many compliments, and it’s all down to this one product.
Tisserand Seasonal Joy Candle
Nothing creates an instant festive atmosphere like a Christmas candle! The Seasonal Joy Candle from Tisserand is a particular favourite of mine this year, with a rich and spicy fragrance driven by the warming scents of cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon essential oils. It makes you want to wrap yourself up, grab a cup of mulled wine and watch Love Actually on repeat.
Bioderma Atoderm Ultra-Nourishing Anti-Irritation Shower Oil
And finally, some tender loving care in the form of a delicately pampering shower oil. If you’ve not tried a shower oil before, you’re really missing out – there’s nothing like smoothing that gorgeously silky texture all over your skin in the shower. The Atoderm Ultra-Nourishing Anti-Irritation Shower Oil is my latest obsession as it serves a dual purpose; not only is it all smooth and glamorous when you’re showering, but it also works to intensely nourish and protect dry skin. It’s a winter essential!