NOVEMBER FAVORITES 2013!


Hello pretties! [cue: I can't believe it's December already! November had flew by so quickly!] Seriously, where has the time gone? There are 25 days left of 2013 and only 19 sleeps till Christmas. Say what?! Time flies when you're having fun aye?! Anyways, I thought I'd share some of the things I loveed in the month of November. Let's begin!..

BEAUTY/SKINCARE

MAYBELLINE DREAM PURE BB 8-in-1 BB CREAM IN MEDIUM

Before packing to go to Malaysia, I didn't want to bring my foundation with me because I didn't want to wear something heavy like a foundation on my face in the humid, hot weather. So, I opted for a BB cream instead. Now, I know Maybelline has another version of BB cream, but I went with this one because it caters for oily skin and I have oily/combination skin. On the days I felt like I needed a little bit of coverage, I used this. I think it gives a decent coverage but definitely doesn't completely covers up my imperfections. It is light and easy to apply. I do use a powder over it, just to set it. It leaves a dewy finish, which I quite like. I wore this a few times in photos and because of the SPF, it does leave a white cast especially in flash mode. Overall, I quite like this BB cream and will be using it a lot during summer. 

AVEENO POSITIVELY RADIANT DAILY MOISTURISER 

This is actually my second bottle of this amazing moisturiser. This goes to shows, how much I actually love this product. The consistency is quite thick and creamy but it leaves your skin feeling hydrated and smooth. What is amazing about this baby, is that it helps reduce my hyper-pigmentation. That alone, won me over. Another pro about this, is that it has very super tiny little shimmers that helps even out the skin tone and make your skin look healthy and dewy.. Don't let the shimmers put you off. Honestly, you can't notice it at all. [Unless, someone stands really close to you where both of your noses touched..that'd be awkward.] 

AVEENO DAILY MOISTURISING LOTION

OOhh another Aveeno product..I love their stuff! No, I'm not being sponsored by them.. I brought this with me on my trip to Malaysia and I'm so glad I did. It does a great job at keeping my body moisturized for majority of the day. I like that it has natural colloidal oatmeal in it, which if you didn't know oatmeal is actually very good for your skin. Oatmeal contains healthy fats that help repair and revitalize skin. I love using this after I shaved. It just leaves my legs feeling so silky smooth and soft like a baby's bottom. 

SWISSPERS GREEN TEA CALMING FACIAL CLEANSING WIPES

This is definitely an essential product to have. It does an amazing job at removing all of my makeup (even waterproof mascaras!) and leaves my skin feeling so refreshing. It doesn't dry out or irritate my skin afterwards, it still leave it feeling hydrated. I love drinking green tea, so the fragrance is lovely and make me crave drinking green tea hehe. If you're lazy about removing your makeup [warning: NEVER sleep with makeup on] this is your best friend at removing your making quickly and semi efficiently without much hassle. 

FASHION

RIP CURL CROSS-BODY BAG

absolutely adore this bag! I didn't have a tan colored bag till now. I love the plaited braid design and I love how it looks a little vintage. It actually goes with a lot of different outfit and you can fit quite a few essential things in it. 

UNFAVORITE

MAYBELLINE MEGA PLUSH VOLUM' EXPRESS MASCARA

Okay, before you all freak out that this is my "unfavorite" item of the month, hear me out first. I actually bought this a really long time ago (I like to stock up on my mascaras) and I've heard a lot of positive things about it. However, when I used this for the very first time...the wand was missing! 
I kept closing it and opening again cause I thought it was stuck but it was nowhere to be found. In an ideal world, I would have return it but I bought it in advance and didn't have the receipt anymore. I was also overseas at that time, so there wasn't really much I could do. Luckily, I brought my Maybelline Falsies with me, so I just use that wand instead. And then this happened..
When I took the wand out of the Mega Plush mascara, the whole wand was overly covered with the product. It was unusable. Anyhow, let me know if you think I should repurchase this and give it another go.

RANDOM FAVORITE 

  KIT NAIL STRIPS FROM MECCA COSMETICA

I decide to use nail strips while I was in Malaysia as I found them more convenient than having to bring nail polishes and nail remover with me. I love the design. Surprisingly, they last quite a long time. I found that the second week was where it started to chipped. I would recommend wearing a base coat which I forgot to. When peeling it off, it does leave a sticky residue. Wearing a top coat also help it stay on for longer and give it a little shine. Super easy and fast to apply and great for when you're travelling or on-the-go.
EXCUSE MY STUMPY, ABNORMAL LOOKING THUMB!

MUSIC

   "IF"- LUKE CONARD

When I heard and watched this music video, I fell in love with it [not Luke, the song..or both]. Luke did such an amazing job on the video. It just goes to show how far he has come. Not gonna lie, this video did make me a little teary. I thought it was very meaningful. It's about vlogging/recording everyday of one's life and sharing with the world... "If you could go back in time, would you do it again?" Definitely go and check it out and give it a thumb up! ☺

So, that wraps up my November faves. Let me know what some of your favorite products you loved in the month of November. I hope you all have a jolly and wonderful December!
















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  1. What wonderful favorites you have for November love! I used the Maybelline BB Cream this past summer and I enjoyed it very much! As summer was trucking along, I couldn't help but noticed how oily my skin was at the end of the day. I'm going to have to look into this one (I hope it's available here?).

    I absolutely LOVE your crossbody bag! That's just too cute and I can definitely see you toting that darling thing with many cute outfits! I'm so sorry to hear about the two mascaras! That's just awful =( Hopefully if you do give it another go, you won't have any troubles!

    Thank you for sharing your favorites with us lovely! I enjoyed reading your post! xoxo

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    1. Definitely give the BB cream a try if you find it. Hehe I LOVE it too :) I know, such a shame about the wand. I think I might give it another go to really experience the product. You're the sweetest, Liz! Thankyou so much for reading. :)
      Natalie♥

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  2. So many good choices! I love those nail strips! And that BB cream is so cute-- I've never seen the blue packaging. I haven't tried those aveeno products but I really like the aveeno tinted moisturizer!

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    1. Ahh can we do a beauty box swap one day, so I can send these items for you to try out?! hehe. I loveee Aveeno products, works so well for my skin. I've used the Aveeno tinted moisturizer before but don't like it that much. It's sitting in my cupboard right now, will have to give it another try!
      Natalie♥

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  3. Awesome faves list! I love the design on the nail stickers.

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    1. Thankyouu girlie!! Me too, it's so chic and pretty :)
      Natalie♥

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  4. Nice favorites!! I didn't know maybelline made two different bb creams!! I'll have to try that one :)

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    1. Thankyouu Ash :) I haven't try the other one but I love this Dream Pure BB cream a lot.
      Natalie♥

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  5. I really want to try the bb cream! and omg that mascara! I've never heard of that happening before, but I haven't tried the mega plush either!
    -Sisi
    Modern Beauty Girl

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    1. You should! :) I know! I was so confused at first, wondering where the wand was haha. I think I will have to repurchase it and try it out again.
      Natalie♥

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  6. I have the other Maybelline BB Cream and I really like it! My skin has been pretty oily lately though so I might have to try the one that you have! I also have the mascara (the mega plush one). I would encourage you to give it another try. I really like it. On days when I don't feel like wearing my Benefit They're Real! mascara I whip this baby out and get good results! Thanks for sharing with us! :)

    Neya | www.neyavbeautytalk.com

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    1. I hope you will like the BB cream as much as I do! Oooh thanks for letting me know, I will definitely repurchase when I run out of my current mascara. :)
      Natalie♥

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  7. What a shame about the Maybelline mascara. I've always been veeeery impressed with Maybelline mascara, so I think you just got unlucky, I don't know...

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    1. I love Maybelline mascaras too, especially their Falsies! I think I was one in a million to gotten a dud haha definitely wasn't my lucky day!
      Natalie♥

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  8. I love love love Aveeno! Ugh. It is one of the few moisturizers, lotions, and soaps that a. don't dry your skin out, are b. lightweight, and c. actually moisturize as advertised.

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    1. I agree with all of the above! hehe :)
      Natalie♥

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  9. I love all things Aveeno!!!

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    1. I'm going to try out more of their products and I'm sure I won't be disappointed...hopefully! :)
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