28 November 2016

A Festive November Favourites

It's time to start celebrating all things spicy scented, glow inducing, and vampy shaded

Jo Malone Orange Bitters Cologne
I've lusted over Jo Malone scents since beauty YouTubers started raving about them. One of my favourite things about these perfumes, I've discovered since owning one, is that the scent lingers a very long time and is not match for those cheaper perfumes. This has a very festive, citrus and spicy scent which kind of smells like a man's cologne, but I tend to really like those anyway. This has been the perfect thing to get me in a more festive mood and embrace Autumn while it's Spring in New Zealand.

Lush Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb
This is one of my favourite bath bombs, maybe even my favourite. I absolutely love the spicy, woody scent it has - but it's almost like nothing I've smelt before. It turns the water an amazing bright green/blue and pink and smells so divine in the process. I believe this is actually a Halloween bath bomb, however Lush NZ at least has transitioned this over to the Christmas period and is still selling it. This is definitely one to try at this time of the year!

Maybelline Colour Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Colour in 695 Divine Wine
This has been my favourite lipstick discovery this month - if not for the colour, but for the formula. I'm sure you could find many shades which you'll love in this range - I am all about the matte lips all year round if I'm honest. This produces a very bold, opaque long-lasting colour that really stays put. I think this shade, 695 Divine Wine, really suits me and it's basically the darkest lipstick I own. I am all about those dark, vampy shades at the moment.

Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom Universal Skin Salve
Shoutout to Sophie for giving this to me as a birthday present - I've been wanting to try Glossier for a little while after seeing all the amazing packaging (hmm.. is that a good reason?). The beautiful packaging isn't the only nice thing though, as this skin salve which I'm using as a lip balm at the moment, is lovely. For starters, it really smells like coconut - no artificial stuff here - it smells so good! It also works as a nice lip balm to rival my Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, as it melts into the lips and nourishes them.

Manuka Doctor ApiRefine Radiance Serum
I haven't been trying out a whole lot of new skincare recently, but I have tried out this product and it's been an absolute winner for me. I've previously only tried the peeling mask from Manuka Doctor, but this is great as well. I've been needing a new serum in my life to use before my moisturiser, and this perfectly fits the bill, as it's quite a liquidy cream texture that sinks into the skin nicely and leaves my complexion feeling really soft. This is a very silky serum and it's great for adding a bit of extra moisture to the skin.

The Body Shop Spiced Apple Body Butter
I shall leave you with a last hit of festivity and rave about The Body Shop's new limited edition Spiced Apple Body Butter. This smells absolutely amazing! It smells very fresh but spicy at the same time and is such a treat to use. I love The Body Shop's body butters as they leave you with amazingly moisturised, soft skin. I honestly can't stop smelling this any time I have it near me, so I definitely recommend heading to a shop near you to give it a sniff! I really want the Spiced Apple candle too..

What festive products have been your favourite at this time of the year?




  1. Anonymous2:04 am

    That body butter sounds like something I would need. Jk, I definitely absolutely need that. I mean spiced... apple...! Just saying, man. That bath bomb shall also be mine. Gotta treat myself some Lush more.

    Hannie Arden from Missing Wanderer

    1. It's so good - spiced apple!! And yes treat yo self haha. x

  2. Aww yay-I'm glad you're liking The Balm Dotcom! Now I kinda wish I'd got myself one. That Jo Malone scent sounds heavenly too and I need to get myself Lord of Misrule before they all disappear/you buy them all haha.

    1. Haha aw. Lmao yes go and buy them all before I do. x

  3. I love all things festive - I want to try out the body shop spiced apple body butter, bet it smells amazing!

    Lucy | Forever September

  4. Lovely favourites! The bath bomb sounds really nice! I hope they still have it in my local Lush so I can give it a sniff!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  5. I'm with you with the Body Shop body butter, the smell is to die for! The Shower gel from the spiced apple range wash a fave of mine last year as well but I also love the frosted berries christmas scent as well!

    Sarah x



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