Monthly Obsessions: November 2013

I have a bit of an obsessive personality, so when I decide I like something, I get really enthusiastic about it. I also really like to talk, so I figured I’d give my family and friends a break and share it with the world instead. My monthly obsessions can come from just about any category you can think of; food, beauty, clothing, pet supplies, electronics and everything in between.

Here is what I’m obsessing over this month:

Mane 'n Tail Hoofmaker

Mane n Tail Hoofmaker definitely doesn’t look like your typical beauty product, but it rocks! I picked it up because it claimed to moisturize hands while strengthening nails, and it had good reviews. I must say, it lives up to its claims. When I’m using it regularly, I can tell a difference in my nails. They’re not hard as acrylics or anything, like many products claim to do. But, definitely stronger. Less bending and peeling.

But, probably what I love even more than the nail strengthening is how fast this lotion absorbs. I absolutely hate lotion that leaves my hands feeling greasy afterwards. I tend to end up getting grossed out and washing my hands to get rid of the feeling, defeating the purpose altogether. This stuff is fully absorbed in around 30-seconds, while still leaving my hands hydrated.

Plus, it’s super affordable. So, give it a try!

 

Revlon Stormy Nail Polish

My nail polish fave this month has been Revlon Stormy. I’ve actually had this polish for well over a year and just never got around to using it. I think I was unconsciously judging it for its less than beautiful packaging. I’m a total sucker for packaging – marketers dream.

I could kick myself now, because it’s so pretty. And unlike a lot of cream colors, it’s not at all unforgiving or streaky. It’s the perfect fall color, and looks especially great with a copper or gold glitter accent nail.

Revlon Top Speed Stormy

Here is a better shot of the color. It’s kind of a cool toned taupe/grey.

 

Ashland Candle Blackberry Cobbler

I’ve been burning this candle a lot lately. As you can tell, I couldn’t get a really beautiful picture because it’s well-loved. I really like these Ashland candles at Michael’s in general. I won’t go so far as to claim they’re just as good as say a Bath and Body Works candle, but for the price they can’t be beat. The scents are really nice, they fill a room, and they burn for a long time. They retail for $5.99 but are almost always on sale for even less.

This Blackberry Crisp scent is nice because it’s kind of a heavier, fall/winter scent. But, it’s not your typical pumpkin pie smell. Not that I dislike those types of candles. But, I mainly burn candles in my bedroom, and I don’t care for it to smell heavily of food.

.

Starbucks Joy Tea

Last up is my most ordered drink at Starbucks (and most likely this month too). It’s Joy Tea. And like all of the things I love, it is seasonal. I like to have it with a few packets of honey and a splash of milk. I’m sipping one right now as I type.

That’s it for me, what were your obsessions for November?

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”