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! 🙂 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!
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!
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. 🙂
- 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!
- 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.
- Pixi By Petra Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki in Rose Gold– If 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!
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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
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.
Awesome! Love scoring a good beauty deal! 🙂
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.
Lol, I know what you mean every red is different! 😉
That mauve lip color is beautiful!!!
Isn’t it though? I’m really loving the mauves and plum shades out right now!
These are awesome products girl! So many of them are on my christmas list!!!
My beauty/makeup wish list is huge right now lol
These products look amazing. I need one of each please!!!! Thanks for sharing this goodies with all of us ❤️
You’re welcome! Always happy to share my beauty finds! 🙂
Love this post! Now I want everything lol!
Lol, Happy shopping! 😉
These are great picks. I really love the shade of the mabeline lip color!!
It’s so pretty Emily! Would look great on you! 🙂
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 🙂 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!
Yay to new blogging friends! 🙂 And I think you’ll like Pixi, they’re a great brand!
I always love reading your roundups! I hardly wear makeup but its nice to mix and match so your not always breaking the bank on makeup!!
xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries
Thanks Jessica! So glad you enjoy them! 🙂
I love those bath sets! I have that same set and it smells so good!
Yay! I always treat myself to one nice set each Christmas, and I’ve been loving this one!
I’m very into the NYX butter glosses right now.
I love those!! They smell good too lol
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!
I’m so happy to hear that! I’ve been really impressed with their skincare line!
I love this powder by Pixi. gives a really nice glow xxx
Glad to hear you love it Yuliya! 🙂
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!
I bought that pixie duo set mostly for the brush itself lol, it’s great!
After I use up some of my old products the Pixi brand is definitely on my list to try!
They are a little bit more pricey than most drugstore, but worth the splurge in my opinion. The quality is definitely there! 🙂
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!
It’s good if you want something a bit more moisturizing! 🙂
Omg! Love the blush duo! Fab picks! I want them all!
It’s sooo pretty! 🙂
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!
Give it a go- it’s so pretty and perfect on any skin tone! 🙂
such a great round-up, i really want to try the pixi by petra product!
Thanks Mary. It’s so pretty!
That Pixi Duo is one of my favs right now! I love the highlighter side, it provides such a gorgeous glow! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes
So glad you love it! It’s so pretty!
I LOVE Pixi too! They have the best products – and so do Philosophy!
Agreed! Both great brands with lots of goodies to choose from! 🙂
Philosophy has the best smelling bath products! I usually buy a set every year around this time.
I do too! It’s a nice little splurge! 🙂
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!
Oh yay! Happy Shopping! You’ll love their bath products, they smell amazing! 🙂
Pixi products are my fav too! Their mascara is one of my most recent loves!
I’ve never tried their mascara- mostly lips and face products, but I’ll have to give that a go! 🙂
I haven’t seen anyone else talk about the Maybeline Color Blur! It stays on the lips so nicely. Berry Misbehaved is my favorite:
I’ve noticed that too! There are so many drugstore gems that fly under the radar, but I’m happy to uncover them! 😉 haha
That Pixi highlight looks amazing – might need to try that 🙂 and the fact that it comes with a kabuki brush…even better! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Trendy & Tidy
It is so pretty! Perfect for any skin tone! 🙂
Wait…how is Philosophy drugstore?!?! I want them in my CVS!!!! I just bought a Philosophy body wash and I cannot WAIT for it to ship!
Coming Up Roses
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! 🙂
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
Thanks Sarah, I’ve been taking medicine since Saturday, so I’m feeling much better today thankfully. Hope you feel better soon! 🙂
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
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! 🙂
There are some great things on your drugstore beauty finds list! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving!
Thanks Lee Anne! 🙂
I need to try that blush duo – it looks amazing!
It’s so pretty! It’s honestly more of a highlight than a blush, but still gorgeous nonetheless.
I’ll have to try that Garnier primer! Sounds perfect for winter.
It is! Most primers are so drying nowadays, but this one was very moisturizing, thankfully. 🙂
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!
Me too! What is it about certain smells instantly making you feel more festive? lol
Ah, such great finds – I will have to try to get them here in Germany!
Thanks Chrissy 🙂
That Philosophy bath set sounds divine! They have such fabulous products <3
I agree, and a bath soap that smells like hot cocoa is amazing lol
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?
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
OMG YASSS! OTH!! That show i could watch all day everyday! I never get sick of it lol
Rachel | The Confused Millennial
Love that blush set mainly for the brush 🙂
Glad for the GG Spoiler free zone 😉
I know! That brush is awesome! 🙂
I definitely need to try that smoothing primer!
I’ve been impressed with it so far! It’s not at all drying on the skin! 🙂
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 🙂
You’re welcome! I’ve found it’s helpful for my skin which tends to dry out in the winter months. 🙂
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!
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! 🙂
I’d heard SO many good things about Color Blur!!
Me too! I’m definitely impressed with it so far!
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!
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! 🙂
I really like those Maybelline lippies, they are so comfortable!
Beauty With Lily
So glad you like them Lily! 🙂
What is the white end on the color blur for? I love that mauve/plum shade you picked!
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! 🙂
Love how you always show us where to go for some of the best beauty products. Never over look the local drugstores.
Exactly! You never know what hidden gems you might find! 🙂
I love the Garner skin blur! I also have their blurring foundation and it’s amazing!
Oh I’m glad to hear that! How is the coverage with the foundation?
I did not know Pixi had a blush duo! I am so on it! Happy back to work, I hope it’s an awesome week!
Always an excuse to stop by Target, right?! 😉 Thanks I’m feeling much better now!