November 2018 Monthly Obsessions
Happy FRI-YAYYYYYYYY. I cannot believe November is ending and December is FINALLY here. I am so, so, so ready for the holidays. Our tree is up, our decorations are out, the dog has his last day of training today…it’s CRAZY how fast November flew by. Literally. I have no idea where 2018 went, but I can’t wait to kiss it goodbye and welcome the new crazy of 2019. I had a bunch of favorites this month – honestly it was hard to pick just my top 10. Let’s dive right into it.
November 2018 Monthly Obsessions
LOREAL PARIS ELVIVE TOTAL REPAIR 5 REPAIRING LINE (SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER, MASK)
Guys. I’m not gonna lie. I think this line is slowly saving my hair. It has been a JOURNEY over the last year. I really over processed my hair earlier this year and it actually started breaking off at the ends. I still have chunks of hair that are still trying to grow in. I had a hair cut this week that helps to even it out, but until it grows out a little more, I can’t cut ALL the dead pieces off. This line is my holy grail for repairing dry and damaged hair. I’ve reviewed a TON of blonde products that have all worked to some degree – but this sits at the top of my list. I use the shampoo and conditioners every wash, and the mask every other wash (leaving it on for 10 min) and then once a week (leaving it on for an hour). I promise you’ll be AMAZED at how soft your hair is.
I literally JUST talked about these yesterday – and showed you how stinkin’ cute they are. I love simple touches when it comes to accessories, and these leather bracelets are the PERFECT classy touch to any outfit. You can customize your charms, you can add different styles and metal shades, you can get long or short versions. It’s so fun and easy to make your own.
FUN FACT: I am obsessed with advent calendars. I have like 4 beauty ones this year. It’s so much fun to get a little treat every day. I love this calendar in particular because it has a mix of Bath & Body, Skincare, Make up, Haircare & fun Accessories. The body shop is one of my favorite places to get skincare and beauty products fun, and these cute little travel size products are great to bring on the go.
GHIRARDELLI PEPPERMINT BARK
My holiday VICE. Literally. This peppermint bark is the actual most delicious thing on the planet. I prefer the milk chocolate vs dark chocolate because I’m not a dark chocolate girl but I am sure the dark chocolate is JUST as delicious if that is your jam. I prefer to get the little squares because I can limit how much I’m eating and reward myself with just a little bit. 10/10 would eat again.
WE WERE LIARS BY E. LOCKHART
I literally binge read this book in two hours. GRANTED. I am a speed reader so I typically go through books faster than most but it really is a crazy page turner. My mom blew through it as well. This is the book I was reading for book club, and I’m SO glad we picked this one. It has such a good ending, and the whole thing keeps you totally captivated. If you need a fast read over the holidays or a good stocking stuff book – this is it!
FUN HOLIDAY NAILS
For Thanksgiving, I did a mauve gradient with a gold glitter nail. I loved how neutral it was (because I really stress when my nails don’t match my outfits) but still fun and different. I’ve never done different color nails before so this was a fun change for me. I have been on an acrylic nail kick lately so I’m digging the fun coffin shape, too.
BLACK WIDE BRIM HAT
I have been trying SO HARD not to wear this hat literally everywhere I go. It’s SO cute and it’s SO easy to pair with EVERYTHING. I know I need to switch it up so I’m not wearing it daily but it’s tough. I have always wanted to be a hat wearer and I’m not super great at styling them so when I find one I love – I want to wear it always.
I have been LOVING my Tula skincare routine lately (you can check it out here). My skin has been really CRAZY lately and just won’t calm down whether it’s acne or dryness or oily patches. This routine has helped to keep my acne from really bad flareups and to control the more extreme sections of my hair. I really do love this brand.
I have been obsessed with facial mists (and will probably be writing a comprehensive guide to all my favorite brands soon) lately and they are SO nice no matter what season it is. I’ve been using them daily and actually need to stock up on some of my favorites because I’ve used them totally up. I love that you can use them for different trouble areas, and they really help address a number of skin concerns.
FAIRLIFE SMART SNACKS PROTEIN SHAKES
These are SO YUMMY. I have been trying really hard to up my protein intake this month because I don’t really eat meat very often and I know it’s missing in my diet. I’m trying to make sure I don’t miss any essential nutrients to keep myself healthy, and these are such a delicious way to do it. They have so many vitamins, 15g of protein and they don’t have a gross aftertaste like most protein drinks. Definitely recommend if you need to up your protein intake!
I hope you enjoyed this months Monthly Obsessions! It was such a hodgepodge of stuff this month – but they are all genuinely things I just can’t put down this month.
What are you loving this month? Let me know in the comments below!