November Beauty Faves & Chit Chat

Spot the E?

Happy December! Did I just type that? *checks calendar* Yes, another month has flown by, so let's do a recap for November. How was your November?

First, how cute is my mug? My youngest sis bought it for me for my birthday--see the pumpkin and the E? I thought it was appropriate to end the month and the season with.

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In case you've never watched one of my Chit Chat videos, I review the month's highs and lows and share my beauty faves.

It's only 4 minutes, plus Charlie is at the end, hehe.

November was a bittersweet month for me. I share more in the video including my Thanksgiving and more.

So yes, the month was very hard, but I'm glad I made it. Something that definitely cheered me up this month is this Box of Sunshine--see how nearly everything is yellow? A huge thanks to LaNae for sending that! Isn't that sweet?

And now for some beauty faves--I kept it short this month, but would really like to include more faves--let me know what you think:

November Beauty Faves:

  • Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base--excellent for dry skin
  • Ofra Liquid Lipstick in Laguna Beach--Very matte lip color that lasts all dang day
  • MAC Please Me--Gorgeous matte nude and look at that shiny purple tube?
  • No. & Lift & Luminate Foundation--Use with a dampened beauty blender for glowing skin.
  • Rimmel 107--Who doesn't love this berry color? Since I'll be wearing red a lot in December, I wanted a change for the month.
  • QTica Extending Top Coat--I got this at Bed, Bath, & Beyond. It works SO well. Love it.
How was your November?


  1. Loving your hair!!! That cell phone case looks super fun!!! I love glitter :) Rimmel has to be one of my top favorites for lip products, though the mattes sometimes are too drying on my lips. I bought a lip primer from NYX a while back, wonder if that would help. That No7 brand has been catching my eye lately, I will have to try something out in it. Happy December, Elle!!!

  2. I know that it must have been hard celebrating your first thanksgiving since your father passed Elle, so I am sending hugs your way, and know that I will keep you and your family in my thoughts during the rest of the holiday season.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. Sending big *hugs* your way gurlie, but am glad you received such a fun box of sunshine! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers <3

    Green Fashionista

  4. Both of those lipsticks are gorgeous! Love the purple tube for the MAC one too! And sending you lots of love girl. I know the holidays (especially the first) without your dad are extremely hard. <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. glad you got that lovely box of sunshine - it's the cutest thing ever! and well you are too with your lil southern accent :) lastly - give me that mac lipstick in that fab purple tube. love! happy december!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  6. I can imagine this time of year would be hard - but it's good to refocus the sadness of missing people into cherishing their memory. Sometimes what can you do aside from tell yourself "onwards and upwards!"

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  7. Hoping this month is better for you! I love the MAC lipstick and Rimmel as well. Such great colors and formulas. I'll have to check out the face base..my skin has been so dry lately!

  8. Hahaha...Charlie is too cool for school:D And I don't think we have Ofra here....waaaaaah! But we do have the No7 is our local drugstores so I'll check that foundation out:)

  9. Okay, you rock! Love your southern accent (because I have the same!). I hope this is a better month for you, girl! Love that lipstick on you!

  10. Good tip on the face base and top coat! I am always looking for anything to extend the life of my nail polish and help with my dry skin! Loving that cell phone case too!

  11. Loving that pink lipstick! I'm sorry to hear that November was a hard month for you, hoping December is better! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  12. So many goodies here especially the foundation and red lipstick. Once again your makeup looks out of this world. In the last few posts, your eyebrows look insanely good too and I am an eyebrow freak - I know. That monogram mug - adorable!!

    Happy December Elle!

  13. Elle, you're so cute, your videos make me laugh. Love your laid back personality. ALSO, that phone case, OMG!! I need one for my iphone.

  14. first time here in your blog *waving hi*

    yes I spotted the E, cute mug! oh you look really lovely in mustard sweater <3

  15. OK - first of all, your LASHES in the video!! BEAUTIFUL! They look so long & thick!!!
    ... moving in.. .I need that top coat!
    & how fun is your phone cover. I'd be afraid it's break & leak into my phone #myluck

  16. Ok that box of sunshine is awesome! The Rimmel 107 is a gorgeous color!

  17. I'm sorry that November was a rough month, I hope December is better. The box of sunshine is such a sweet, fun idea! I need to try that No. 7 foundation and the lipstick. I just picked up Revlon's black cherry thanks to your recommendation :)

  18. I need to try one of those Ofra liquid lipsticks!

  19. LOVE, love the mug!! Great favorites Elle!

  20. You are so cute all mic'd up! And I really, really need a foundation- want to try that Boots version you mentioned!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  21. Your lashes/mascara looks awesome in this video!! I am sorry this has been a bittersweet month for you, but it sounds like you are moving on and keeping his memories alive. That mug is too cute :)


  22. omg!how many fab products..i love m&m's and all these beauty items

  23. I'm sorry November was a difficult month; I hope this new month and next year are much better. That mug your sister gave you for your birthday is so cute! I would love to try the Ofra lipstick.Have a nice day, Elle!


  24. I just tried the Ofra liquid lipsticks yesterday and I really liked it. My sister is obsessed with that MAC shade. I think I need to add it to my collection too. Can't wait to watch the video later!

  25. Love that red lip color! Hugs to you and your family this holiday season.

  26. love the idea of a sun shine box. Glad you had a nice holiday.


  27. I love the way you rock red lipstick/lip gloss. It inspires me to do it, too.

  28. I do love that cup!! Hoping you're December is a great one! :))

  29. Thanks for sharing your sunshine box. So cute! I hope December is a littler easier for you. XO


  30. Quite a month for you. Pretty mug. Glad you saw family; sorry for the sadness over your dad.

  31. I hope this month is better! That's so great that you got to spend time with your family. and I need to try out that top coat!


  32. MAC lipstick looks beautiful! I've also heard great things about Rimmel 107 lipstick, I will have to add that to my collection.

  33. I'm sorry November was such a hard month. Hugs to you! Your mug is adorable and I need to checkout that top coat!

    Doused In Pink

  34. Awwww... so sweet that they sent you the box of happy goodies! :D

  35. The mug is super cute!! And looks like a good box of goodies!! Those lip sticks look pretty in your beauty faves, and now I'm off to watch your video!

  36. That mug is so cute, and the Box of Sunshine looks like a day brightener. Now, I need that phone case :)

  37. Sending lots of love your way! I know the holidays are not the same when an important member is present. You're so strong!

    xx katie // a touch of teal

  38. What a cute box, I love that idea!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  39. What lovely beauty products, I'm super obsessed with beauty lately!

    God bless
    XO, Claire

  40. Thanks for reminding me about Ofra liquid lipstick, I have a nude shade which I have completely forgotten about!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  41. Really need to get on that Ofra bandwagon apparently. Their products are blowing up lately. I really like the Boots Beautifully Matte foundation, but the color closest to me is slightly off. I always have to mix it to warm it up a bit. I have such a weird skin tone. haha.

  42. Glad you decided to continue this series :) Always enjoy your videos. Some cool new lippie products to check out. Julep is giving us mavens a liquid lipstick in our Julep Maven boxes this month so I'm excited to give that a try!

  43. Ah, the lil guy looked so sleepy! Wonderful video, Elle! x

  44. i love that box of sunshine!!

    My november sucked :( i spent the whole month in the hospital.

  45. That mug is super cute!

    My "baby sister" is about to turn 26 so I totally hear you on that. ;)

    I know the holidays can be difficult after loss. Know that I'm thinking of you!

    And girl, that cellphone cover is awesome!


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