November Favorites: Drugstore Finds and Holiday Cards12:53 PM
This is slightly behind schedule, seeing as it's now Dec. 4 rather than the first... but because November was my first full month back in the blogosphere after quite a long break, I wanted to make sure I wrote a favorites post to celebrate!
1 - CVS Anti-Stress Clay Facial Mask: I don't know if it was all the traveling I did this month and the change in water, or the whiplash in weather, but over Thanksgiving break, I started getting a random zit right in the middle of my chin... not pretty. I had to go to CVS anyways to pick up a couple things, so while I was there, I decided to throw in a new face mask too. I love a good face mask, but it's one of those things where I never stick with one particular product. In the last few months, I also got out of the habit of using a face mask regularly, so I wanted to get one just to refresh my skin and rejuvenate it. I could feel this mask working and I saw a difference immediately, so I've been using it consistently since.
2 - Burt's Bees Lip Crayon: I got this lip crayon in a gift bag last Christmas, but I didn't get around to using it until early November. I was taking a look in my makeup bag for something new and when I spotted this at the bottom, I decided to give it a go. I love it because the color is enough to make a difference, but still subtle enough that I feel fine applying it without a mirror (and I'm so insecure about putting on lipstick without a mirror). And, because it's from Burt's Bees, it keeps my lips colored and moisturized. I have a few other shades that I haven't opened yet, but the one photographed, and the one I've been using, is Redwood Dragon.
3 - Walgreen's Profusion Berry Eyeshadow Palette: I picked this little palette up for $1 at Walgreen's one day when I was waiting for a friend, and honestly, I've been so impressed by it, especially for its price. It's much more pigmented than I was expecting and blends so easily. I've actually used this palette every day since I bought it at the beginning of November. With its tri-color setup, it's so simple and straightforward to use in the mornings when I don't feel like thinking too hard just yet. The only downside is the brush is cheap and probably going to fall apart any day now, but hey, that's what I get for $1.
4 - Paper Source holiday cards: I started buying my holiday cards in the first half of November. It's the earliest I've ever bought holiday cards, but I wanted to reach some friends early as I knew they'd be in the holiday season at work already. Paper Source had one of its usual "buy 3 get 1 free" sales one weekend, so obviously I caved and ended up with an abundance of cards. It's been great though because I keep thinking of more people to add to my list as I've been slowly writing and sending them out all month! I've been loving being able to share a bit of cheer with the people I care about.