November Favourites

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There’s a bumper skincare crop in this month’s favourites, as promised. Not as bumper as it could be, but my legs had completely fallen asleep during the making of this video and then I got to that stage where the blood starts to flow back in and it’s impossible to decide whether the sensation is a) orgasmic or b) the most painful thing you’ve ever experienced.

Anyway, lots to be getting on with – I do love the thick, rich Avene cream for these bitter, wintery days, and the Clarins Repair Concentrate is a Godsend if you’re feeling chapped and sensitive. I’ve also included the Chanel red-eye dupes in this video, so apologies if that’s a little on the repetitive side for you regular readers (proper post here) but I don’t like anyone to miss out. I’ve actually found another brilliant reddish, coppery shadow in the Estee Lauder Sultry Nudes palette, if you’re interested – I wore it last week a few times and though it’s not as edgy as the proper matte, brickish rouge, it still gives that warm, sultry sort of glow. You can peruse the shades in that palette here – all incredibly wearable and easy to blend.

Right, eyeballs at the ready for my November Beauty Favourites – press play, or if you can’t see the video screen then please click here. All of the products mentioned are listed below.

Products Shown:

Jojo Maman Bebe Cardigan:

Dior Splendor Face Powder:

Chanel Le Rouge Dupes –

Red Shadow from Make Up For Ever, shade M738:

Red Shadow from MAC – Coppering:

Chanel Pink Rubber Nail Polish:…

The Ordinary Skincare:

De Mamiel Pregnancy Facial Oil:…

Clarins Repair Concentrate:

Avene Tolerance Extreme Cream:

Estee Lauder Global Wake Up Balm:

Pureology Strength Cure Haircare:

Rosie Lipshine in Sweet Darling:

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  1. Poorani
    November 28, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    Is the Estée Lauder Balm similar to the Victoria Beckham Morning Aura cream?

  2. Poorani
    November 28, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    Happy birthday to the best blogger ever.

  3. AnnaLena
    November 28, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    Hi Ruth!

    How would you compare the wake up balm to the victoria beckham’s morning aura? And the becca backlit primer ..

    And please tell what foundation you used in the video :)

    All best for your birthday!

  4. elodie
    November 28, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    Very good choices! Is the “Estee Lauder Global Wake Up Balm” the same product than the “morning Aura” from the Victoria Beckam collection? Do you think it is very close? Thank you.

  5. Bbbbbbbbb
    November 28, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    The Clarins SOS is a beauty drawer staple. It’s the best for long haul flights too.
    I love the chill we get in the winter but dread the dryness! I’ve just invested in a humidifier at home & am already seeing the benefits of sleeping with it!

  6. November 28, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    I think your cardigan matches your background very well, I thought that was why you wore it so much.

  7. Tara
    November 29, 2016 / 12:58 am

    We share a birthday! Happy returns from an avid reader and fellow writer in Canada

  8. Barbora
    November 30, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    Hi Ruth,
    could you please share what make-up products you used to create this look? The eyeshadows make your eyes pop. The overall look is so fresh and full of glow! It might be “the pregnancy glow” of course, in that case I am screwed…on the other hand happy for you :)

  9. Kaja
    December 1, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    Dear Ruth. Thank you for your excellent blog. I really like your eye make-up in this video. Could you briefly say which products you used and possibly also how you applied it? Thank you:)

  10. Olga Vygovskaya
    December 4, 2016 / 5:41 pm

    I just bought Clarins Beauty Repair Concentrate abd it has retinal palmitate as an ingredient. I would stay away from it during pregnancy. Do you considered it safe?

    • December 4, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      Yeah, it’s an absolutely tiny, tiny amount. x

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