November Favourites 2017

November favourites already? Doesn’t time fly! This will be my last favourites post of the year (scary!) as I have something a little different planned for the end of December. I seem to have tried out an insane amount of products over the past month so it was pretty difficult narrowing it down to my usual five.

November Favourites 2017 Pai Urban Decay Beauty Blender Peter Thomas Roth Algenist

Pai Fragonia & Seabuckthorn Hand Cream

I already mentioned this amazing hand cream in my Stocking Filler Gift Guide but I just had to mention again how in love with the Pai Fragonia & Seabuckthorn hand cream I am. It’s the only thing keeping my hands hydrated without aggravating my eczema. Pai products in general are a god send for sensitive skin. I’d 100% recommend checking this out for yourself or for a gift this winter, you’ll not be disappointed!

November Favourites 2017 Pai Urban Decay Beauty Blender Peter Thomas Roth Algenist

Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette

How could I not include the Urban Decay Heavy Metals Palette? I’ve genuinely never felt eyeshadows creamier and more pigmented. I have a full post on this palette with swatches but I have not stopped using it since it landed on my doorstep. (As you can see from the state of the shadows in my photos!) Like I predicted when I first got this palette, the bronze/gold side has seen more use, in particular ‘Maiden’, the perfect bronzey shimmer for this time of year. I can’t wait to create looks with all the shadows though and play about with the more crazy side. What I love most about this palette is the fact you can wear the shadows on their own. Most shimmer/metallic shadows I’ve tried in the past are lovely but you need a base colour underneath for them to pack the same punch as they do in the pan. Not the Heavy Metals Palette though, it’s so pigmented you can wear it alone if you wish.

November Favourites 2017 Pai Urban Decay Beauty Blender Peter Thomas Roth Algenist

Solid Beauty Blender Cleanser

Beauty Blender Cleanser soap was something I hadn’t tried as I’d always used the liquid cleanser. While Beauty Bay’s Black Friday sale was on though I stocked up on two of the solid cleansers as I’d heard such great things and I’m hooked already! I feel like I’m wasting much less product now I’m using a solid soap. Thankfully it still has the same amazing fresh smell as my liquid cleanser. It’s so much easier to use for both my beauty blender and my makeup brushes, it takes way less time and it even comes with its own wee butterfly shaped buffer to help get away every last bit of makeup. If you havent tried this yet, then you need to! It’s a game changer!

November Favourites 2017 Pai Urban Decay Beauty Blender Peter Thomas Roth Algenist

Algenist Eye Renewal Balm

I got this eye balm in my Beauty Expert 12 Days of Christmas Advent CalendarΒ Β (I couldn’t help but start using everything already, I know I’m a bad person!) I suffer from very dry under eyes along with awful dark under eye circles and puffiness. My trusty Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask definitely helps with the puffiness and dark circles but I’d been looking for some sort of cream or balm for a while to really hydrate the area and this one from Algenist is perfect! As it’s a balm it almost melts into the eye area leaving it baby soft. I have since looked up the individual price of this and was shocked to see this little 15ml pot costs Β£50! This is definitely a splurge! That being said though, a little goes a long way so I do think it’ll last ages.

November Favourites 2017 Pai Urban Decay Beauty Blender Peter Thomas Roth Algenist

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Eye Gel Patches

As I said above and if you read my Cult Products Of The Year post you’ll know I’m a massive fan of PTR’s Cucumber Gel Mask. I’d always wanted to try the eye gel patches though but been unable to find them in the UK. I was stalking Beauty Expert the other week and unbelievably saw they stocked them! I’m not sure when they started stocking them as I’d never noticed before and they went out of stock straight after I ordered so I may have been lucky and got the last tub but I am so overjoyed I did, they’ve been well worth the wait!They’re basically the same as the Cucumber Gel Mask only in patch form so much less messy. Whenever these come back in stock on Beauty Expert I’ll 100% be stockpilling a few tubs!

I hope you enjoyed my last favourites post of 2017! Have you tried any of my favourites? What have you been loving this month?



  1. December 4, 2017 / 8:30 am

    I was so impressed the first time I tried the solid beautyblender cleanser. I used it in my sponge and if left it looking like new

  2. December 4, 2017 / 9:29 am

    I have a couple of those Solid Beauty Blender cleanser samples and I only use them on my sponges and they work so well. I find it a little to stripping for my brushes though xxx

  3. Amber Atlanta
    December 4, 2017 / 10:38 am

    The Urban Decay palette looks gorgeous! I love the packaging, it’s so unique and different. I can see how this has appeared on your favourite list!
    Amber |

  4. December 4, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    i’ve never heard of Solid Beauty Blender Cleanser before. All my stuff needs a thorough do over as well, maybe I will wait for some extended sales.

    jen xx

  5. December 4, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    I need to try that under eye balm. My under eyes get to dry and then my makeup creases and clings to dry patches. I gotta get my hands on that! Great post!

  6. December 4, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    I’ve been looking long and hard for a hand cream, and that pai hand cream sounds absolutely lush!!!

  7. December 4, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    I keep seeing Urban decay everywhere at the moment and this heavy metals palette looks insane! I would probably get most use out of the golden/bronze side of it as well, I am loving these colours at the moment. Perfect for the Autumn/Winter transition!
    Lois x

  8. December 4, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    Oh I need to try those cucumber eye patches, goodness knows they need all the help they can get.

  9. December 4, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    I’ve actually never heard of the Cleanser Soap, but I’m definitely going to look into it – I’m always after something that makes boring tasks a little easier.. πŸ˜‚πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

  10. sara
    December 4, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    These all sound so lovely! I am thinking of getting my sister the Urban Decay palette and it sounds like she will love it

  11. December 4, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    Oooh the Pai Fragonia & Seabuckthorn Hand Cream sounds so amazing, I’ve never heard a scent quite like it. That Urban Decay’s Palette looks like something I need in my life!!

    Abs x

  12. December 4, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    I love favourites post! That urban decay palette looks amazing 😍

  13. December 4, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    I’m so torn on the heavy metal pallet I’m hoping it may be on sale after Xmas. The soil brushed cleaners are a god send x

  14. December 5, 2017 / 11:08 am

    The Heavy Metals palette really is something stunning isn’t it?! 😍 defintiely need a proper decent eyeshadow palette in my life xxx

  15. December 5, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    I’ll have to try out the beauty blender cleanser! I think this weekend I’ll have to make sure I take a moment to clean all of my brushes πŸ˜‰ Also, I nominated you to do a winter tag that I’m part of. You can find out more information here:

    I can’t wait to see what your answers are!

  16. December 5, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    So many lovely picks here rach! I absolutely love that palette x

  17. December 5, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Ooh I think I need this brush cleanser! And that palette looks beaut 😍

    Abi xx

  18. December 6, 2017 / 8:51 am

    The urban decay palette looks gorg!!! 😍😍 I also love the spectrum brush I saw in some of the photos πŸ™‚

  19. December 6, 2017 / 9:03 am

    I need to invest in the cucumber eye patches – especially at this time of year! Lovely post!

  20. highstreetbeauty11
    December 6, 2017 / 9:56 am

    I’ve been wondering about the solid beauty blender cleanser for a while! Sounds like it is really good x

  21. December 6, 2017 / 11:54 am

    That Urban Decay palette looks gorgeous! Also I’ve always wanted to try some PTR products as they are always so hyped x

  22. December 6, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    I absolutely love urban decay eyeshadows, they are the best I’ve used by far! I love the look of those eye patches too! x

  23. December 7, 2017 / 10:27 am

    This year has just flown by! I really love the heavy metals palette, and those cucumber eye patches sounds absolutely lush!! x

  24. thenorthernwritesblog
    December 7, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    ooo I didn’t know they did a solid soap version, I’ve got to try this I seem to go though far too much of the liquid, it’s so wasteful

    Hannah @ The Northern Writes |

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