It’s November—and while in all likelihood New York will be going into another lockdown, at least I know my hair and skin will be looking fabulous once we emerge. Here’s what tickled my fancy last month.

I love a good hair mask. Whether its a pre-poo mask or a deep conditioning mask the way my hair feels after is so worth the time. I recently discovered the Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind™ Avocado + Kiwi Mega Moisture Superfoods Hair Mask. I use it every week with a heating cap after shampooing for about a month now and I have noticed a significant change as to the way my strands retain moisture. I will keep using it until I finish it and then I’ll give it a full review along with other empties I will most likely have for the month of November.

Moving right along to skincare, there are two relatively new products that I have been using all of October and still into November that have been wonderful additions to my skincare routine. The first of these is the Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Serum. I received this in a Trendmood Box a couple of months ago and I really enjoy this serum. If I’m being honest I am not that picky when it comes to hyaluronic acid but I am always ready to try a new one (especially if it is gifted or at a discounted rate). What I especially found pleasing about this serum is that it is not as tacky as other hyaluronic acid serums that I have used and it also absorbs into the skin quickly and is a perfect base to layer my other serums. I do like using this serum as part of my morning skincare routine for this reason.

I know I’m not the only one who has a daytime and a nighttime cleanser. For over a month now I have been using the Tatcha Rice Wash as my second cleanse and I really like it. I’ve been using it after one of the few cleansing balms (you’ll see the cleansing balms I’ve been trying in a future post). I find that while cleansing my skin this is also a gentle exfoliating property that leaves my skin feeling smoother and ready for my serums and night cream/sleeping mask.

 

I couldn’t leave without giving you an eyeshadow palette. The palette that I used the most in October (and by most I mean six out of eight times) was the Pat McGrath Celestial Divinity Palette. If you’ve always wanted to try Pat McGrath shadows but weren’t ready because of the hefty price, then this is the palette for you. While it does not have the special formulas she’s widely know for, you will experience her matte, metallic and duochrome shades that are far superior to most of the higher end shadows that you will ever try. The palette is $78 which is roughly about 37% cheaper than her regular full size palettes and this palette has 18 shades instead of 10 shades. The pans are smaller but you have such variety. The only downside is that there are only three matte shades, however the formula of her satin and metallic shades can easily be used as crease colors. Of all the holiday eyeshadow palettes that have dropped, this is my favorite and the one that I feel I will get the most use out of all year round.

Shoutout to The Lip Bar for just giving us what we asked for. The concealers that recently launched are just that. A lightweight, yet buildable formula that is beginner friendly. I love using these concealers to brighten my under eye or to spot conceal. While it may look like there are a limited number of shades, these shades are very flexible and each category will work for multiple skin tones. At $16 they work just as good as the more expensive brand. This concealer may make it to my top 3 concealers of the year.

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I am still using these products in November along with some other new finds. What products were your favorite last month. Leave a comment below and remember to check out my feed on Instagram. As the kids say—”it’s a really fun time.”

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