November 2015 Favorites

(Please note: I received some of these items as samples as disclosed below, but I was not paid to feature or review any of them.  As always, these are my own true thoughts and opinions.)



I easily could have listed 100 favorites this month, but I did my best to keep the list as short as possible.  I’ll actually be giving one of these favorites away to one of you, and it’s really good, so stick around!


Habit Cosmetics Nail Polish in Disco

This nail polish came in a Petit Vour box, and I was really surprised that I liked it as much as I did.  A lot of natural polishes are very watery, but this one wasn’t too wet or streaky at all.  It also dried super fast!  The beautiful gold color is perfect for this time of the year too.  My only complaint is that it did chip pretty quickly, but to be fair, I didn’t use a base or top coat.


Ellovi Butter

This skin care product is made with just six ingredients.  Six!  And they are actually six ingredients that I can pronounce and understand.  You can use it on your face and body, and it seriously is just like butter.  It melts into the skin and leaves it silky, soft, and smooth.  I have the original butter, so there isn’t a scent, but I am dying to try the vanilla and mint chocolate now. Something tells me that they’ll make me hungry though!


Kypris Clearing Serum

I finally discovered my holy grail skin care routine (which I am going to share next week), and this product is a part of that routine.  Honestly, I don’t recall a product being this life-changing for me in awhile. You know how there’s nothing like having perfectly clear skin, and that’s what this stuff delivers.  Not to jinx myself, but if I get a breakout, I don’t even stress over it anymore because I know that this serum will take it away within 1-2 days.  I love everything that I have used by Kypris and cannot speak highly enough of the line in general. It isn’t the cheapest in the world due to its high quality ingredients, but for me, it is worth every penny.


Lotus Wei Infinite Love Flower Elixir

Speaking of life changing products, I guess I’d have to add this elixir into that category as well.  While I am a big fan of essential oils, in my experience, the Lotus Wei products are even more effective. They deserve a post all of their own (and you can expect to see one within the next few weeks), but Infinite Love was definitely a standout last month.  Made with flower essences, this elixir is intended to help us experience “unconditional love for yourself & others; attract love + affection, enhanced magnetism, attractiveness + charisma. Magnifies gentleness, compassion, softness + receptivity.”   I also find that it keeps me feeling calm and less anxious.  I either take a few drops under my tongue several times a day or add a dropper to my coffee or water. I actually don’t mind the sweet flowery taste. I know that it probably sounds a little kooky and off the wall, but I swear that it works!

Philip B Rejuvenating Hair Oil

Philip B Rejuvenating Hair Oil

This oil was actually sent to me as a sample.  Being the distracted mother that I am, I just assumed that it was a serum and applied it to my wet hair one morning before drying it which resulted in a very greasy, bad hair day. Just when I was ready to write it off and give it away to a friend hoping she’d have better results, something made me read the bottle, and that’s when I learned that this isn’t a serum… it is a hair treatment. Now I work it into my hair before I workout and then rinse it out in the shower before I shampoo and condition. My hair never looks weighed down after I use it.  Instead it is always soft and shiny and, as the name says, rejuvenated.

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NOW Foods Real Food Organic Hemp Seed Hearts

Hemp hearts have been a food favorite of mine for a few months now.  I sprinkle them on salads and smoothies and even use them to coat my fish before baking.  I really enjoy the subtle nutty flavor and the fact that they are such a great source of protein, healthy fats, and iron.

Raw Spice Bar


If you know of someone who likes to cook and experiment with different seasonings and flavors, this would make the perfect gift.  RawSpiceBar is a subscription box that delivers 3 freshly ground, exotic and global flavors from around the world for just $6/month. Each box includes 3 kitchen-tested recipes and an origin & history of spices from that region. Past spice boxes have included Istanbul, Navajo, Japanese, among many others. I actually received a free trial last month that came with three Ethiopian recipes, including one for Pumpkin Spice Ricotta Donuts, and the accompanying spices.  It was such a fun way to try something new!  If you’d like to try out a box, use the code: tryrawspicebar for 50% off the first box (no expiration).


OK, so who wants to try that Ellovi Butter?   If you live in the US, you can enter to win a full-size tub using the widget below.  The winner will be randomly selected, notified, and announced next Thursday.

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  1. Patricia

    Hi I entered the giveaway ….i did tweet but I couldn’t get points for it….Twitter name punkinspice123 and my IG username is dpw268….this sounds awesome …Thanks for giveaway

  2. Sarah Anderson

    Would love to try the Ellovi butter! Sounds perfect for winter!

  3. Hemp seeds are my favorite too! I have not tried any of these products except ellovi butter. Good to know some new products.

  4. I’ve always wanted to try out Raw Spice Bar! I call myself the spice queen for a reason 😉
    This month, silly, but I am loving Kashi’s new Indigo Morning cereal! It’s one of two of their new gluten-free cereals and it is fantastic! Haha!

    • You should definitely try Raw Spice Bar! I actually only made 1 out of the 3 recipes and used the remaining spices to flavor my own dishes, and it worked out great. 🙂 Thank you for the tip about the cereal! I’ve been looking for some new options.

  5. I love organic hemp hearts! I’ve found many ways to enjoy them!!

  6. I would love to try that butter!

    check out a recent blog post of mine of some of my favorite things lately: 🙂

  7. November I was loving ALL the squash and nut butters

  8. helenlam

    My favorite is the Hana eye oil from the September Petit Vour box. Perfect for this fall weather!

  9. I’ve been making homemade cashew milk this month and it’s fantastic! Nice and creamy and no need to strain like you do with almond milk

  10. I love reading your recommendations on things 🙂

  11. Thank you so much for including Infinite Love in your list of November favorites! Much love to you!

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