November Favorites One Year Later

Favorites posts have been a staple on my blog almost since the beginning and while I appreciate their familiarity and the opportunity to share what I’m loving with you, there’s always been one problem. I share new favorites each time, which begs the question of what happened to what I raved about last month? Do I still love those products? Did the novelty wear off? Are they actually terrible? I haven’t found the perfect solution, but these questions prompted me to take a look at what I was loving in November 2017. Here’s what I think about my former favorites now.

First up was the Nourish Organic Rose Butter. Much like last year my hands are suffering from the cold, but I’m not reaching for this. I’m fairly sure it had a shelf life of 6 months and when I opened it a few weeks ago, it was very obviously expired. I had used about half the tub and that was with generous application, so I’m not sure how you would get through it before expiration. I don’t plan to repurchase it. It was good, but nothing amazing. I’m currently using the Metta Skincare Comforting Hand Balm. The name is a little misleading because it has a lightweight whipped texture that melts into an oil when applied. I don’t know if it’s $22 good, but I’ve been enjoying it so far.

Honestly, I completely forgot about the Bright & Easy 3-Minute Flash Mask from Ursa Major. The reminder couldn’t have come at a better time however because my skin has been seriously acting up. I remember really loving this mask, but I didn’t buy the full size because it comes in a jar and I would prefer a pump especially if I’m spending $44 on a mask. Considering the current flaky state of my skin, I might go for it anyway. Aside from feeling a bit cooling, it seems like this mask isn’t doing anything for the whole 3 minutes you’re supposed to use it, but then you rinse and realize you now have baby soft skin. Before this mask, I was afraid to try chemical exfoliants because I thought they’d be too harsh on my very sensitive skin, but this is gentle and effective. I never thought I’d be inspired to buy a product after reading a review on my own blog. Weird, but I’ll take it.

Lastly, we have the Acure Radical Resurfacing Treatment. In short, I do not like this product. At the time, I liked it because it was something to help with hyperpigmentation from acne scarring, which I had a lot of because I couldn’t stop using this tool. It does help even out your skin tone, but the results are subtle so it doesn’t come as a surprise that it’s been discontinued. I wish I had an alternative to suggest, but I haven’t tried anything similar. Turmeric works wonders for lightening stubborn spots and 100% Pure has this dark spot remover, but I haven’t used it. If you’ve tried it, I’d love to know your experience.

Let me know if you liked this post and if you’ve like to see me revisit other old favorites or update reviews. Ideally I’d be constantly updating every review, but that’s just not realistic. I’m curious if any of you have the same qualms with favorites posts. They’re great, just not perfect.



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