November went back soooo quickly, which is definitely a sign that we're in holiday mode! The workload in the office is calming as the year comes to a close, and I have been fortunate enough to get off 6ish-7pm most of this month (yes, that's considered early in the workaholic Hong Kong office culture), allowing me more time to bake, blog and shop for Christmas (it's never too early!). Beauty wise, here are my favorite products of the month.
Fresh Umbrian Clay Mask
Every girl needs a good ol' faithful deep cleansing mask stashed in her bathroom. It took me a long time to finally take the plunge and get this, mainly because like all Fresh products, it's expensive. But after lots of research and comparisons, I concluded this is probably the best positively reviewed mask in its market. And I'm so glad I got this! This is a great deep cleansing mask that is multi-purpose - use it as a face wash, leave it all over your face as a wash off mask, or dot it onto spots till dry as a spot treatment. I haven't tried this as a face wash, but it works wonders as a mask and a spot treatment. I will say however that this is quite drying (which is probably why it works so well), so definitely moisturize well after use.
Melvita Orange Blossom Extraordinary Water
OPI "My Very First Knockwurst"
This shade is part of the OPI Germany collection, and I loveeee it. This is one of the rare shades that turns heads. I've had random strangers or cashier ladies asking me what polish I'm wearing when I have this on. It's the perfect natural/muted/dirty/nude pink color, that is dark enough for fall, yet light enough to whip out during the warmer months as well. So so pretty and great for the office too. Nice swatches of it here and here.
MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
I still love my MAC Painterly paint pot, but the yellowish hue of the Soft Ochre paint pot has proven to be more brightening on the eye lids. I've been using this every day in November on my lids and layering eye shadow on top. It's creamy, brightening, and keeps your eye shadow in place and vibrant all day long.
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
I got this together with a whole bunch of Bobbi Brown goodies this month, but this has definitely impressed me the most. This creamy concelear, together with the Bobbi Brown corrector, works amazing magic for nasty under eye circles. I've searched high and low and am confident to say this might be the best under-eye concealing combo I've come across so far. And trust me, I know dark circles first hand!
I'm heading to Singapore bright and early tomorrow morning for a weekend of boyfriend time... and chili crab time. Yuuuum I can't wait!