Happy December! We are officially on the countdown to Christmas and its safe to say I am extremely excited, I am thoroughly enjoying the month so far. November flew past, it was a pretty good month and I have some really good favourites to share with you today. Don't forget that you can also watch my November Favourites video over on my YouTube channel.
My first favourite is my new makeup bag, I received this gorgeous silk, personalised bag from MiaFleur* a few weeks ago and it has become a staple piece that I seem to now take everywhere with me. I love that this bag is neutral in colour, it matches really well with all of my handbags and looks really chic and elegant. I also love that the bag is made from a soft, flexible material which means I can use it to carry a small amount of things or I can cram it full if I need to. I really think this is such a beautiful piece and it would make a really lovely christmas present, its so unique and personal.
You may have noticed that I very rarely feature liquid foundations on my blog, I've never found one that works for me or looks good so I have always just stuck to my trusty Bare Minerals. I have however found a foundation that I love and its the MaxFactor Miracle Match foundation, I use this in the shade light ivory 40. I find myself running to this on lighter or no makeup days, it really evens out my skin tone and keeps my skin feeling nourished and hydrated which I really love. This is a more expensive foundation from the drugstore at £12.99 but I personally think its 100% worth that little bit extra.
Now that we're experiencing some seriously cold weather, my dry skin has definitely started to creep back onto the scene and I have needed some extreme hydration for my hands. I discovered the Dove Derma Spa Intensive Hand Treatment which has been working wonders for me so far. I can suffer from very dry, rough skin especially on my hands and so a good hand treatment is a must for me in Winter. I normally stick to a standard emollient but I'm so glad I found this product, even though the consistency is quite thin it sinks straight into the skin and leaves my hands feeling baby soft, you need to try this!
Next I have been thoroughly enjoying the Makeup Revolution Ultra Metals Powder Brush, a complete dupe for the Real Techniques Bold Metals collection and its a fab one at that. I can't express how amazing and soft this brush is, it feels like silk against my skin and the quality is so incredible for such an affordable makeup brand. The design of the brush is beautiful, with the silky white bristles and the rose gold handle it looks a complete dream in my collection.
Last but certainly not least are two favourites from Collection, a brand that seem to be getting better and better recently. The Eyes Uncovered Palette in Nude Bronze has been a staple for me ever since we entered Autumn, the shades are perfect for this time of year. All of the shades in this palette are shimmery/glittery so the palette is a great choice for Christmas time, I have been enjoying just a quick wash of one of the shades all over the lid on a daily basis, its so easy and looks lovely. Onto the Speedy Highlighter which is one of Collections newer product releases, initially I didn't think I needed this when I first saw it because I already have a million other highlighters but I'm so glad I decided to buy this in the end. The shade is perfect for my paler complexion and the undertones just work perfectly for me, there is a really good balance of shimmer in here too but of course you could build the intensity up to suit your look. I'm currently opting for this over any of my other highlighters, the texture is lovely, it stays in place all day and the price is also a complete winner for me at under a fiver.