November Favorites!

While I might be a few days early it is time for monthly favorites. I haven't had very many favorites to talk about the past few months. Which would explain why I haven't posted about anything. This month I decided that I really wanted to do one of these posts again. I found a few products that I have been obsessing over this month. Some I have mentioned before and some are newer products.

 First up is the ELF Kabuki brush. I have wanted this brush for awhile now,
and finally decided to pick up during one of my trips to Target.
I was very impressed with how soft this brush is. I absolutely love it!
For the price of $6 you just can't beat it! I love using this brush on my face to apply powder/

 Maybelline Colossal Volume Cat Eyes Mascara.
The first time I used this mascara I hated it. 
I decided to give a second chance, though, and after some time I fell in love!
I love what this does to my lashes. I love the volume it gives and how 
well is separates them. I am so glad I gave this mascara another chance.

 Maybelline Eye Shadow Quad in Dainty Peach.
I'm pretty sure this was a limited edition quad for Spring or Summer.
I picked mine up a couple months back on clearance at Walgreens.
I love using the peachy shade all over my lid and the brown in the middle in the crease,
and the lightest shade as a highlight. I haven't played with the deeper brown shade yet.
I love the look I get from using these shadows.
The pigmentation isn't the best but that's where the next product comes in.

 NYX Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencil in Milk.
I have wanted this for so long, and for some reason never bought it. 
I would always look at it when I was in Ulta, but never really felt the need for it.
Now I am glad I bought it. I love how it can make a more dull eyeshadow really stand out.
I use this mostly as a base, but also love to put in the inner corner of my eyes.

 Cover Girl Liquiline Blast.
Can you say AMAZING!? 
This eyeliner is super creamy and smooth. i just love the way it glides on.
It stays with me through a good part of the day. 

 EOS Vanilla lip balm.
I don't remember the exact name for this, but I can tell you it was part of the 
Alice In Wonderland trio.
I have been waiting for EOS to release a vanilla lip balm.
So when I saw they were going to have one I had to get it! 
i love the other flavors that came in this set as well,
but this is definitely the standout for me.

 Tarte Bronzer in Park Ave. Princess.
I have never been much of a bronzer user, but this came in a set I got from Ulta
that came with one of the Amazonian Clay blushes.. so I thought I would try it out.
I love how light this bronzer is, and how well it works with my incredibly pale skin.
I can honestly say that when this runs out I will absolutely buy the full size.

 ELF Blush in Mellow Mauve. 
Again some I've looked at for awhile.
I was going to buy this over the Spring, but I thought it seems like a better Fall/Winter color. So I waited.
I love the color of the blush so much! Gorgeous.
I really can't get over how great ELF blushes are, and for only $3!!

 Revlon Lip Butter in Red Velvet.
Completely out of my comfort zone, and completely opposite of my everyday nude lip.
I love this color so much. i love how you can wear it sheer or you can wear it to be more bold.
I just can't get over how beautiful this color is.
If only it tasted like red velvet!

 Forever Red from Bath & Body Works.
This is their newest scent that they spent a few months hyping up.
I can tell you it was well worth all the hype.
This is a much more mature scent than most of their other scents.
I'm horrible at describing scents, sorry.

Cashmere Glow body lotion.
I have been using this lotion every night and I just love the soft scent it has.
I've used it so much my pillow and sheets have taken on the scent as well.. it's pretty amazing.

So those are my favorites for the month of November.
I hope you enjoyed this and I hope you had a great month.

Putting Up The Christmas Tree & Small Black Friday Haul

Hey everyone! First I want to say that I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! Mine was great! I survived my first year being the cook of everything.

I thought I would share our Christmas tree with you and follow it up with a small haul of things I purchased last night. So here we go!!

 First of all before starting any decorating I had to make myself a cup 
of hot chocolate with my new Keurig. If you don't follow me on
Twitter or Instagram then you don't know.
I have wanted a Keurig FOREVER! The price has been what's kept
me away for so long, but earlier this week 
I finally decided to just do it, and I am so glad I did.

 Out Christmas tree!
Yes, our tree topper is an old Coke bottle.
Every year Coke comes out with special bottles that are small and round.
We thought it would be funny to make it out tree topper a few year ago,
and ever since then it's just stuck with us.

 I have to share the photo I posted to Instagram, because I forgot to take a 
single picture of the ornament in the middle.
The leg lamp from A Christmas Story.
We couldn't resist... we had to have it.
I mean who wouldn't want a leg lamp ornament?

 T approved!
Every year we put the tree up he just loves to lay underneath it.
He looked so cute under there I had to share a picture.

Now onto Black Friday!
We started out by going to Wal-Mart because they were having a sale where select DVD's where only $2.
We pushed our way through the store and finally found what we wanted.

Next we went to Target.
This is where things started to suck..haha.
The line wrapped around to the middle on the back side of the store.
They weren't opening until 9 so we stood out in front waiting.. we were NOT going to
search for the end of the line.
Finally we saw the end and ran to get in line.
After we got in the store we once again had to push our way through,
and once again were looking for DVD's. Target's deal on select DVD's...$1.
Unfortunately Adam only found 2 that he wanted. I picked up 2 CD's
but didn't think they would be interesting enough to take a picture of.
If you're wondering what I picked up, though, I bought Carrie Underwood's new CD Blown Away,
and also Luke Bryan's Tailgates & Tanlines. What can I say I'm a country girl.
And on we went to get into line to check out..WHAT A NIGHTMARE!
The check out line started toward the back of the store, and after awhile we ended up having to zig zag through different aisles.. I honestly don't know how long we were actually in line
but I know it was too long. Finally we paid and got the heck out of there!

We then came home and waited for Bath & Body Works to open up at midnight.
While they weren't having any different sales than usual the idea of being in there at midnight seemed kinda of fun to me. We got there and saw only a few people waiting to get in.
The longest line at our mall was Victoria's Secret. Thankfully I wasn't going there.
So into Bath & Body Works we went and here is what I bought.

They were doing their 2 for $20 candle deal so obviously I had to get some.
I picked up Spiced Apple Toddy for me and Sandlewood Vanilla for my mom.
I also picked up a foaming hand soap in Winter Cranberry, but again didn't think it would 
be interesting enough to take a picture of.

We planned on leaving after I was done in there, but then I saw a sign outside of Maurices where 
certain items were up to 75% off... I had to check that out.
The 75% off racks were pretty crappy..haha.
I did see, though, that everything else in the store was 30% off, 
and then I found this....
I am so in love with this sweater! 
I am hoping to do an OOTD when I wear it.
So hopefully I can get that done for you.

And that completes this insanely long post.
I don't think I have ever posted a blog this long before.. 
First time for everything!

Anyway.. I hope you all had a great holiday yesterday and if you went out and braved Black Friday
I hope you found some amazing deals!