Editors’ favourites for November 2017

Alexandra Hourigan 6 December 2017 NEWS

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Okay so, November flew by but not without us picking up some purely amazing buys that you'll just HAVE to try!

To be completely honest, I’m still not sure November even happened. Someone must have a universal remote that skipped us all straight to December, and we’re all wigging out about it.

While the year is now in Christmas carol season and I’m not mad about it, it’s important to look back and reflect on all our amazing discoveries from the month just passed.

Keep scrolling for all our favourite products for November, tried and tested by yours truly!

1.Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream

Where to buy: Priceline

When I say I have dark circles under my eyes, I mean, I look like a zombie from the set of the walking dead.

However, this eye cream just saved me a lot of money and became one of my Holy Grail products in just a few weeks. The kiwifruit ingredient works to repair damaged tissue and has an incredibly relaxing and cooling sensation that I'm probably getting a little addicted to.

2. Tony Bianco Bacardi White/Black Osaka Mules

Where to buy: Tony Bianco

Mules were a trend that I did the whole "ummm" and "ahhh" thing over until I just bit the bullet and tried a pair on.

I now have four pairs.

While I can't list all of them, the Tony Bianco Bacardi White/Black Osaka are my favourite. They're perfect for summer, they don't hurt my feet and the woven detail is different enough that I don't feel like I've just jumped on a bandwagon (when in reality, I totally have).

3. Jergens Colour Primer

Where to buy: Priceline

Look, I know it's going into summer, and it's time to put down the fake tan, but I'm not a fan of the dangers of skin cancer or wrinkles. So, I'll stick to my tanning routine from a bottle.

One of the most frustrating things about fake tanning though is the prep. After discovering Jergens exfoliating scrub, which preps your skin for tanning, I don't mentally groan at the thought. My skin is left fresh and smooth and my tan is so seamless, it looks like I actually laid in the sun for five hours and didn't melt into the ground.

4. Fenty Beauty Stunna Lipstick

Where to buy: Sephora

Red lipstick. I'm a total sucker for it.

However, I'm a creature of habit and the main lipstick I'd reach for was my Jeffree Star lipstick in the shade "Redrum". Emphasis on the "was". This Fenty Beauty Stunna lipstick is literally everything you want and more. It's bright red, but not over the top; it doesn't bleed; it's not drying and it's just in time for Christmas.

5. Mura Boutique Marigold Dress

Where to buy: Mura Boutique

A few years ago, yellow was not my thing. I wouldn't poke the colour with a ten-foot pole.

Fast forward to summer 2017, and I cannot get enough of it. With a tan and this stunning dress, you can literally do no wrong. Pair it with a set of sneakers for a casual Sunday look or some heels for an evening party or day drinks theme.

6. Adore Beauty

Where to buy: Adore Beauty

If you only ever purchase one thing for your hair, let it be this. Evo is definitely one of my go-to brands when it comes to hair, and this moisture mask is literally everything my poor hair needs and more.

I've been dying my hair for years and I use a straightener practically daily, so my hair was really paying for it. However, this mask put all the moisture I lost back into it. All you need to do is run it through wet hair, leave it in for five minutes and rinse. Presto!

7. Quay Rumours Sunglasses

Where to buy: Quay Australia and THE ICONIC

Cat-eye sunglasses came back for another party this season, and I'm so glad they did. Being honest, I am over the aviators and the typical round sunglasses that every man and his dog are wearing.

The Quay Rumours sunglasses, for me, are the sunnies of summer. The tortoise shell and cat-eye styles are both so hot right now, much like the weather!

8. The Wolf Gang Clutch

Where to buy: THE ICONIC

If your clutch doesn't have pompoms or tassels attached to it, then don't talk to me.

The Wolf Gang knows exactly what I mean and gives its clutches the perfect flare of excitement. These are perfect for the party season, give an interesting spark to any outfit and are high quality, so they will definitely last!

9. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Where to buy: MECCA

You only needs two words to get me to click "add to cart".

Limited. Edition.

It's an unhealthy problem, but as soon as a product is a limited edition, I simply just have to have it. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette Vol. 3 comes in a stunning rose gold packaging and three new shades. I mean, it sells itself.

10. Versace Bright Crystal Perfume

Where to buy: Priceline

When I say this is heaven in a bottle, I am not over exaggerating. For once in my entire life, I've found a fragrance I can wear during the day and at night and feel like a million bucks.

Inspired by Donatella Versace's favourite floral scents, this perfume is light and not overpowering but still a strong scent that people are bound to notice.

11.Zoeva Burgundy Brush set

Where to buy: Cult Beauty

Zoeva brushes are my weakness. I'm a hoarder when it comes to makeup brushes and Zoeva doesn't mess around either. However, when they dropped the Opulence Vegan set, it's safe to say my brain exploded. It comes with 10 brushes and a burgundy clutch that made me drool.

I'll even admit, I already had one of the brushes included, but I simply didn't care. Like I said, I'm a hoarder.

12. Frank Body Shimmer Scrub

Where to buy: MECCA or Frank Body

Ever wanted to look like a walking, talking disco ball? Of course you have.

If you haven't picked it up yet, I'm more than happy to be a little (or a lot) extra, but I do suffer from super dry skin. So getting my skin to look soft and glowy has always been an obstacle in life, until now. The Frank Body shimmer scrub makes you look like a luminous goddess, and well, who is going to argue with that?

13. Abrand Firecracker Shorts

Where to buy: Princess Polly

It's officially summer and with that comes denim shorts season. Finding a pair of shorts that doesn't make me look like I'm trying to be 15 or a bit too Ariel Winter, if you know what I mean, is trickier than one would think.

However the Abrand Firecracker shorts have that relaxed fit that definitely avoids the wedgie scene and are totally trendy and flattering. Above that, they are damn comfy!

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