November 2012 Luvs

A year ago I started doing monthly product favourites so when I went into my Dropbox folder to add in my photos for November, I realized that I now had to specify what YEAR of November I was referring to! My, how time flies! I feel like I should have more favourites for the month, but sometimes I forget to write a product down and then *poof* it disappears from my brain. Anyway, here’s what I could remember!

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Bath and Body

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1. L’Occitane Limited Edition Hand Cream in Desert Rose

It’s really quite sad that I only just got to trying out this hand cream when I actually blogged about when I got it last year here! I’ve talked about L’Occitane hand creams before and how much I love them so I won’t bore you with my jibber jabber, but this is a scent that I didn’t expect to love as much as I do! It’s a floral fragrance, but more on the sweet side. I’m sorry for even mentioning this as a luv because it isn’t even available right now. Please don’t hate me!

2. Ahava Mineral Body Lotion

We all love this line of hand and body lotions and I’m amazed I haven’t mentioned it as a favourite yet! If you haven’t gotten your hands on this product and smelled it, you haven’t lived! I’ve never smelled anything like it! As for the consistency, this moisturizer is fairly thick, not too watery and hydrates in a non-greasy way.

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3. Lush Calacas Shower Jelly 

This was a limited edition for Halloween and was crafted in honour of the Day of the Dead. You can’t quite see it anymore, but the jelly is supposed to be shaped like a skull. When I went to pick this up, the sales associate said that a lot of people thought the jelly was shaped like a baby…how morbid…anyway, this shower jelly has the scent of neroli and lime and really wakes you up! It has such a zing to it, you can’t help but perk up!

Makeup

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4. Julep Quick Dry Polish Drops

I’ve never used dry drops before and have been tempted to try OPI’s Rapid Dry Drops, but when these were offered in Julep’s October Maven Box, I decided to give them a go and boy am I glad I did! These have been a complete GAME CHANGER for me when it comes to drying time! I have gone from waiting all night to a matter of 10 minutes! I am able to actually RUB my nails against each other and they are not tacky at all! These also have lavender, rosewood and sweet almond oil which moisturize your cuticles and leaves them smelling like an apothecary.

5. Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Posy Pink

I picked this up after having my makeup done by Smashbox at an event at Shoppers Drug Mart and you would think that I would already own a lipstick in this colour, but when I tried it on, it became quite a nice shade of pink on my lips. This lipstick is creamy, provides full coverage and has been a fantastic colour to wear everyday.

6. Real Techniques Blush Brush

When I saw that London Drugs started selling Real Techniques brushes, I flipped out! I have been using a blush brush from BH Cosmetics for the last 2 years, but when I switched to this one, the difference was incredible! This brush is so soft and blends out blush so softly and beautifully! I am never going back!

Can’t wait to read what all of you have been enjoying this past month!

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  1. I got the it girl and the maven's choice box for October. Now I kind of regret not getting the quick dry drop after hearing all the raving reviews!

    Samantha
    Nailartcouture

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    1. You should try them out Sam, I was so impressed and I am tough sell!

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  2. Calacas was one of my favourite products of the month too except unlike yours, mine's all used up! So sad :(

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. LOL!! I use such a tiny amount because I know I will miss it when it's gone!

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  3. I love smashbox lipsticks, I have two of them one is Nylon Nude and the second is Pout
    I cannot wait to try the L'Occitane hand cream, I think mango will be my first pick from those gift sets I picked up!

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    1. Ooh, I shall have to look up swatches of those because I really like the consistency. I was so happy when I saw that you got the hand creams from Murale!

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  4. I wish we have London Drugs here in the east coast, I have been wanting to buy the Real Techniques Eye Starter Set for a while now. :(

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    1. Maybe Shoppers might carry it one day?

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  5. Agh, why can't we have London Drugs here?! I hope Shoppers gets the brushes!

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    1. That would be sweet because then I could get points for them!

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  6. Can you believe I've never tried L'Occitane hand cream? I need to, badly!

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  7. I've been wanting to try Real Techniques brushes for a long time but I've never had the money or mind set to at the same time, LOL.
    All of your favorites look great, especially the shower jelly which sounds awesome!

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    1. Christa! I'm so jealous that you can get these for cheap and easily in the States!
      The shower jelly confused Casey...he was like uhhhh, how do I use this?

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  8. Great items. Those quick dry drops look amazing right now lol.

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    1. They are AMAZING! I have them at my desk 24/7!

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  9. i really need to try more Ahava products! i've only tried the one hand cream but i love the smell of that one sooo yes! need more!
    and i also freaked out when i saw the brushes at London Drugs!!! i am definitely heading there when i need more :)

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    1. Oh good, I wasn't the only one that freaked out when I saw the brushes!

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  10. I have Calacas Shower Jelly but haven't used it yet. So excited to use it now :)
    Zoe x

    http://wondrous-marvellous-obsession.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I really wish shoppers would start carrying the real techniques brushes, maybe soon!
    I've recently started hearing about the L'occitane hand creams, and actually saw them at Sephora too, I have to test it out sometime:)

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    1. I think we should all start a petition and then maybe they'll start carrying them!
      If you have access to a local L'Occitane store, I would just wait until they have a gift with purchase because their bonuses are really good!

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    1. I know! I always see them in your stash!

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  13. i really gotta try some l'occitane products! i know i have a sample of something somewhere (haha) so i just have to find it. :)

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    1. Go find it and try it! They're expensive, but up there in my top 10!

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  14. The Julep drops sound good. I take hours to do a mani just because of drying time!

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    1. These have been such a life changer for me!

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  15. For those wanting the Real Techniques brushes, if you can't find them where you live you can always purchase them online at iHerb.com, they charge very little for shipping no matter where they send. I'm so happy to have found them that I don't use other brushes anymore, I really wished Sam would make like an advanced eye kit or something like that and then my life would be complete LOL
    Great favourites, by the way, I've been meaning to try L'Occitane but haven't had an opportunity yet ^^ xx

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  16. I LOVE Ahava ANYTHING. Their lotions work so incredibly well. Have you ever tried their mud mask? My skin is super sensitive, but it responds so well to the mud masks, just immediately eliminates any redness and smooths my skin. +1 for Israeli sea beauty products...? :)
    I just posted a November favorites too! I try to keep a list going in my phone of the things I love that month, but it still didn't work out too well!

    Lynette @ lynette marie

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    1. I have not tried their mud mask and now I have to!!

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  17. I have looked in so many London Drugs trying to find them and it's been to no avail. Which one did you manage to find them at??

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    1. Ah-ha!! Serves me right for not spending enough time in North Van!

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