Simple and Moody - November Beauty Favorites


The month of November simply flew by, and I’m already prepping for the holidays with gift shopping, planning our trip back home, and decorating with anything and everything that sparkles.  My beauty routine was simple and build for comfort - moisturized skin, a red lip, and a seasonal polish.

Tatcha Indigo Soothing Silk Body Butter has been a life saver during these past few very cold days - subtle, soft, easy to absorb, and lightly fragranced, Tatcha Indigo is a great body moisturizer whether you are on the run or indulging in a skin pampering session (and no worries, the naturally-derived indigo shade disappears with use of the lotion but still makes for a fun product).

Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope in Private Party was a gift I received from my fiance last Christmas - this lipstick is luxe, gorgeous, glamorous, retro, and most definitely a treat.  Although the Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope lipsticks are priced at $50 (gulp!), the texture and pigmentation of these products is unrivaled.  Velvet Rope in Private Party is a red satin matte, think soft without the shine, that is “the” shade for holiday parties  and celebrations.  While the price may be an issue, I recommend at least swatching the products (because seeing is believing!).

I’ve recently discovered REN Clean Skincare via the highly popular Flash Rinse One Minute Facial. REN skincare products are free of several irritants and bad-for-you ingredients - formulated for various skin types and at affordable price points, REN has a product for every one.  I had the opportunity to try several samples of REN Clean Skincare and each one is better than the other (even in sample amount!).  My favorites include the REN Ultra Moisture Dry Cream, the REN Firm and Lift Eye Cream, and the REN Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk.  My skin has been very happy, and therefore, I’m very happy with REN (be sure to ask Sephora for samples as you may just discover your new HG product)!

Essie No More Film is a moody, rich purple that is opaque within one application - it’s freezing and dreary outside, so I keep reaching for this shade to keep up with the season (in a chic way, of course).hand

 Stay Pretty, Miranda M.

  • http://haveaparade.com Lindsay Weimer

    I love No More Film! I’ve been wearing it a ton recently too :)

  • http://nueyork.blogspot.com nueyork

    The polish is beyond stunning! I’ve been wanting to expand my blues so much.


  • http://www.impressionblend.com/ Marianna Neal

    I’ve been seeing Essie’s No More Film around and it looks gorgeous! I think I need it :) I’ve been wanting to try something from Lipstick Queen, but I can never pick one. Which one would you recommend as an introduction to the brand?
    P.S. I love your photos!

  • http://kfclovesyou.blogspot.com kfc

    I’ve always wanted to try the REN skincare items but haven’t had the chance to yet! I think on my next trip to Sephora, I’ll definitely ask them for samples to try out. Loving the deep nail polish as well! I know what you mean dreary weather too-Seattle has been getting cold and of course, rainy, haha.