Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Again a month has come and gone in a blink of an eye and its time for me to do my monthly favourites. This month all I could think about was to get ready for Christmas! I know its a little early to start stressing about Christmas presents but when you have a tone of people to buy for and also have to send some parcels back home, there is no time to leave Christmas shopping a last minute affair. One year I send a parcel off to late and it got to Germany 2 weeks after Christmas, not a good look!
But this year I am right on track with December free to enjoy the Christmas season with the children and also get some festive home baking done.

But now lets get one with what products I most loved this November!!

Number one product of the month has to be my new YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation.I looove this foundation. I heard a lot of people rave about this foundation and was super intrigued to try it out myself and was completely blown over. I have tried lots of foundation before and thought I tied some really good ones but nothing can quite compare to this one. It just glides on effortlessly and give me a that flawless complexion with a healthy glow that I have been after for so long. I only have been using it for about a week but I had to have it in my monthly favourites( watch out for a full review coming soon) and I am sure you will see this keep on popping up in a few post of mine.

Next up is Clinique Take The Day Of Cleansing Balm. A lovely lightweight, perfume free cleansing balm that quickly dissolves make up and removes even the most stubborn waterproof mascaras. Using this for a whole month straight has made my skin behave and not break out as much as it normally does. I think its down to this cleanser as its really gentle to my sensitive skin. I like to do a double cleanse with it each night and normally when I remove my make up and I go in with a toner afterwards I can still see make up on the pad but not with this baby!

And that brings me to the next product that has helped my skin stay calm. The Clarins Gentle Exfoliator. First up I want to say that its not as good as the Alpha H Liquid Gold that I love so much, which made me a little disappointed but after trying it for a whole month every night I have to say that this gave me that glow and fresh look that I loved so much with the liquid gold. The difference is that the Liquid Gold give you quick results but you can not use it every day as it is to harsh on the skin but the Clarins toner is a really nice gentle everyday toner that give you the same good results if you use it on a regular basis.

Another skincare item that I have been obsessed with this month is the Una Brennan Tea Flower Deep Clean Facial Scrub. This scrub has been my wake me up dose in the morning, with its lovely cooling and fresh scent its the perfect start into a new day. And after using it you are left with squeaky clean skin that feels fresh and plump.

November was kind of the month of skincare but I do have one make up product that also made it into this month favourites. And its an old favourite of mine that I will be sad to see come to its end of its life. I am talking about Mac Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick. Its that kind of red lipstick that you can easily wear on a day to day basis. It has slight pink undertones and goes super nice with my kind of skin colour. But it is coming to its end and only was a limited edition, leaving me on a new hunt for the perfect everyday berry red lipstick that I can where during the day and not look like I tried to much!
Don't get me wrong I happily wear a  full on red lip during the day but that can get me the odd look here and there when I drop off the children at their school.


  1. Looking forward to seeing what you think about the YSL foundation, it seems a lot of people are liking it again!
    We have to 'do' Christmas earlier as we send boxes back to Canada, I think they will go this week. DO you go back to germany often?

    Ineffable Beauty

    1. Yes I also will send my parcel off this week, it doesn't matter if it gets there early. I will try and write the review for ysl foundation by the end of the week. I really urge you to give it a go, its the best foundation I have tried so far!!!

  2. Great picks!! I love the look of the facial scrub

    1. Its really nice and refreshing and leaves my skin super smooth!!

  3. All great choices!

  4. Nice product you got YSL serum foundation I never try will look into it.

    1. I will write a review of it soon and will tell you a little bid more about why I love it so much!!

  5. i love the Clinique cleansing balm, definitely one of my favourite products!!
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    1. Yes me too. I am thinking of repurchasing it once its finished. I want to try other ones but I just love this one too much to move on.

  6. you have such a great favorites ! lovely pictures quality my dear !! i love Clinique ...always works for my sensitive skin :) would you like to follow each other doll :) xx

  7. Wonderful Products,love the Clinique Cleansing Balm! Great Post <3
    follow new ,mind follow back?

    kisses :)

  8. I love the cleansing balm! I just featured it in my November favourites too. :) And I would like to try the Clarins toner so much! I heard only great things about it. I will buy it the next time I'm abroad.

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  9. Everybody is all about the YSL foundation, now I'm getting really curious about it. I can recommend Viva Glam VI too, very natural color but just a little bit more oomph due to its glossy finish!

  10. I so want to try the YSL Youth liberator foundation after reading this.. it sounds so lovely xx
    Gem //

  11. Great picks! I'm still searching for my perfect berry red shade!
    Modern Beauty Girl

  12. I have had the YSL serum tried on me and I fell in love! All are great picks though, I love the Clinique cleansing balm too.

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  13. I want to try out the YSL foundation so badly but I'm on a college student budget:(
    elizabethsophiee x

  14. I would love to try the Clinique product but it's a bit out of of my budget, maybe one day I'll have a chance to try it out! :)
    -B ♡ MsBerryStylish 

  15. I love the look of the tea flower scrub!! sounds gorgeous

  16. YSL Is amazing!

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  17. Great post, I have the una brennan rose scrub and I love it x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  18. Hi dear,
    thanks a lot for your lovely comment :)
    Of course, we can follow each other! I follow now on GFC, hope you follow back :)

    You have a really nice blog by the way. Keep up the good work :)

  19. Fantastic products. I love the sound of the Clinique cleansing balm ! xx


  20. Hi dear,

    I like your pretty blog, I'll be back more often =)
    Do you want to follow each other on GFC and maybe social media?
    Let me know so I can follow you back.
    Kisses, Ana

  21. Have heard great things about the clinique take the day off face wash. Definitely going to try it out! xxx


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