November Drugstore Beauty Favorites

Happy Monday! It’s time for my monthly beauty faves! Hopefully each of you enjoyed some time off for the Thanksgiving holiday and were able to get your fill of yummy food! I spent the majority of my long weekend relaxing with the kiddos, watching movies, playing outside, and doing some online shopping.

I also watched the Gilmore Girls- A Year in the Life Netflix series, which was awesome and the ending left me in full blown shock mode! No worries I won’t release any spoilers! πŸ™‚ Of course a long holiday weekend wouldn’t be complete without catching a yucky cold, so Saturday and Sunday were spent mostly on the couch resting up. I’m back at work today, so wish me luck and hopefully I’ll be back to my healthy self soon enough!


  1. Garnier Skin Renew 5 Second Blur Instant Smoother– As much as I love benefit porefessional primer, I’ve been on the hunt for something a little less expensive and less drying during the winter months. This product definitely fits the bill and helps keep my foundation looking great all day long, especially around my problem zones like underneath the nose and on my chin. Love!

  2. Maybelline Lip Studio Color Blur in Plum, Please I’m really loving the lip studio line by Maybelline and this “Plum, Please” shade is the prettiest color for fall and winter. These pencils have a cream matte finish and glide on the lips effortlessly. I also bought the shade pink insanity, which will be so pretty in the spring months. πŸ™‚

  3. Philosophy Land of Sweets Bath Set I recently purchased these when they were on sale, and they all smell amazing! The hot cocoa one is definitely my fave, but all three of them are perfect to use during the holiday months. These make great gifts too!
  4. Rimmel Oh My Gloss in Rebel Red I’ve been trying to find a pretty red lip gloss shade for Christmas, and this one is perfect! This shade has blue undertones to it and is a deeper red which really pops when paired with a more subtle eye makeup look. I also love the amount of sheen each of these glosses have and even the clear gloss is pretty.
  5. Pixi By Petra Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki in Rose GoldIf there’s a top obsession on my list this month, this by far would be it! First off, the brush that comes with this set, is amazing! Second, while this duo claims it is a blush, it is more on the highlight end of the spectrum and it is so gorgeous! The way I apply it is I take the kabuki brush, swipe it in a circular motion over the pink and gold product and apply to the apples of my cheeks. Trust me when I say, everyone will be complimenting you when you wear this product! So, so gorgeous!

Shop my faves!

What’d you do over Thanksgiving break? Did you venture out on Black Friday? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by!-Cara


  1. We went to a friend’s house for a game day on Black Friday. However, I was able to get some online deals AND I scored Too Faced’s Unicorn tears lipstick for $10.
    Love Philosphy!

  2. I’m completely obsessed with finding new red lip glosses and lip stains. I literally buy a new one every single time I’m at the store. It’s getting bad haha but I like having options and reds are perfect for this time of year! I’ll have to try out these two.

  3. Oh my gosh – I am so glad that you left a comment on my blog (Lovely Little Things) because it caused me to click through to yours and GIRL I love what I see πŸ™‚ So excited to add you to my reading list!

    I just picked up a new Pixi product from Target and so far it’s amazing! It’s a new to me brand so I’m excited!

  4. Oh my gosh, I want to try all of these! I have loved Garnier’s skincare products the last couple of years, so I’m definitely going to try this one!

  5. I just love finding new drugstore bargains! This looks like a great collection too. I’m definitely going to be trying that red lip gloss and make up brush!

    1. They are a little bit more pricey than most drugstore, but worth the splurge in my opinion. The quality is definitely there! πŸ™‚

  6. Great picks, I’ve been wanting to find a new primer that was a little more affordable too. I’ll have to try that one! And I’m loving that lip color too!

  7. I need some new make up! I will have to try these! I am in the market for new lip colors and the Pixi Duo sounds wonderful!

  8. Philosophy has the best smelling bath products! I usually buy a set every year around this time.

  9. Those bath scents sound heavenly! I have always wanted to try that particular brand, but have never taken the plunge. You may have inspired my next beauty shopping trip, Cara!

    1. I’ve never tried their mascara- mostly lips and face products, but I’ll have to give that a go! πŸ™‚

  10. I haven’t seen anyone else talk about the Maybeline Color Blur! It stays on the lips so nicely. Berry Misbehaved is my favorite:

    1. I’ve noticed that too! There are so many drugstore gems that fly under the radar, but I’m happy to uncover them! πŸ˜‰ haha

  11. That Pixi highlight looks amazing – might need to try that πŸ™‚ and the fact that it comes with a kabuki brush…even better! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

    1. I know, I lucked up somehow to get a local CVS that sells it. Before that I always had to special order it online. They all smell so amazing! πŸ™‚

  12. I hope you feel better! I have a bad cold too. I think it’s just the time of year. I have been looking for a really good primer, and this one looks so great! I may have to try that highlight from Pixi! Thanks for sharing this!

    Bows & Clothes

    1. Thanks Sarah, I’ve been taking medicine since Saturday, so I’m feeling much better today thankfully. Hope you feel better soon! πŸ™‚

  13. Love your finds! My skin is constantly drying out in the winter so I’m going to look into that primer. My skin is very sensitive though so I always get shy when it comes to trying something new. Beautifully Candid

    1. I’ve found since it is from a skincare brand, it’s actually really moisturizing on the skin. I have sensitive skin too, so hopefully it would work for you too! πŸ™‚

  14. I love Pixi stuff so I will have to check that set out. And I am obsessed with Christmas scents so that Philosophy bath set sounds so awesome!

  15. I really need to try some stuff from Pixi! That duo looks so nice! I haven’t watch Gilmore Girls since I was in HS which was a long time ago! Is this reboot only one season?

    1. It’s a four episode mini-series- each 90 minutes long. That show and One Tree Hill always instantly make me feel like I’m back in high school. lol

  16. I should try that primer! This is the first year I’m living somewhere with an actual winter and my skin is drying out so much! Thanks πŸ™‚

    1. You’re welcome! I’ve found it’s helpful for my skin which tends to dry out in the winter months. πŸ™‚

  17. I need to try that primer! I find that since it has gotten colder here my skin has dried out with my current primer. I love philosophy shower gels! That lip color looks so pretty!

    1. That was what was happening with porefessional on my skin, so I needed something a bit more moisturizing. And those shower gels smell ah-mazing girl! πŸ™‚

  18. Happy Monday Cara! That pixi blush looks so perfect for any shade of skin! I need something lighter on my cheeks since I usually opt for bronzer and I think I’m doing it all wrong!!! LOL!

    1. It has the perfect amount of rosy color to it, as well as a touch of shimmer that highlights the skin beautifully! I think it’d look great on you! πŸ™‚

    1. It is for blending the lip product out on the edges ( I guess to give the appearance of a fuller lip) I haven’t really used it at all, so not sure there’s usefulness in that part- but the lip color itself is gorgeous! πŸ™‚

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