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November Must-Haves

Okay, seriously, how is it November already? It seems like it was just last week when we were gallivanting in warm weather, and now I'm already planning my Thanksgiving shopping list. Sheesh, time flies. But along with the Tofurky shopping, I'm going to be doing some beauty shopping for this chilly month. Here are my picks:

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Body: To stop flaky skin before it starts, be sure to moisturize your body right after stepping out of the shower. Instead of rubbing your body dry, use your towel to pat it. Then, rub a lotion into it. This will help "seal" moisture into your skin. I'm planning to pick up Lavanila body butter ($25) because I keep hearing great things about its vanilla scent.

Face: Flawless skin is paramount for the holiday season, especially if you are going to wear red or bold lipstick. I suggest a loose powder to set your skin, like this one from Laura Mercier. It comes in two shades, one for fair complexions and one for dark complexions.

Lips: My lips tend to get chapped beginning in November, so I'm planning to stock up on lip balm. Origins has just come out with a line of certified-organic products, including this Soothing Lip Balm ($15). The shea- and cocoa butter formula has oils of sunflower, safflower, palm, coconut and vanilla. Sounds good enough to eat.

Nails: I'm beginning to have a little bit of fatigue when it comes to the dark-polish trend, so I'm taking a break with this shimmery deep rose from Zoya. It's called Ivy, and it's free of toluene and formaldehyde.

Hair: With winter coming, hair tends to dry out a little bit in the cooler air. This Restorative Hair Treatment ($21) from Ojon is a best-seller for a reason. You can use it as a deep conditioning treatment, a leave-in conditioner, or a shine-boosting product.

So those are my picks. What about yours? Any essential buys we should all know about?

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ishop2much ishop2much 9 years
I just want to make a comment about the ojon deep conditioner, if you have thick, coarse and wavy hair....don't waste the money. It didn't do a single thing for my hair. Oh and it smells awful.
Laurie1 Laurie1 9 years
The nail polish is so pretty and I have to try the ojon.
aurora420 aurora420 9 years
Ojon ~ this was my birthday gift to all my friends this year! they love it, as do i! the sent is wonderful!
BethSugar BethSugar 9 years
I wouldn't use the Ojon unless you have a lot of hair or severly dry hair. It's not a good fit for fine hair. I have one of their lighter conditioning sprays (dual-layered) and I love it. The smell is amazing! I'm adding the Bliss Fabulous Face Wash to the list. I just love that stuff! I usually use a more medicinal face wash (Proactive), but during the winter, my face gets too dry. So I switched to the Bliss face wash and I love it!! It smells so good and has just the right amount of exfoliator in it. The best is how my skin feels after I use it. Clean, not dry/tight.
terrywagner123 terrywagner123 9 years
I use the Ojon, love the nail color, I'll have to try it.
chiowl chiowl 9 years
I have really fine, thin hair..and all of the Ojon products I've tried have made my hair one HUUUUGE oil slick!!! So bad that I had to get back in the shower and re-wash my hair.
htiduj htiduj 9 years
i just bought my big fall/winter pick...Nuxe Spa Dry Oil. This stuff goes on so nicely, smells amazing, and is even great on hair. I rub it into my hands, feet, elbows, knees, feet, neck, chest, and for some deep conditioning (once in a while) my scalp. That way I avoid any of the flaky dry skin that cold weather brings and that regular moisturizer doesnt always help... I buy mine at Henri Bendel. I don't know if its on the website (though if you call the store they will ship it to you) but you can always go to the Nuxe website at
alayna alayna 9 years
I've tried the ojon treatment. It was greasy and didn't work for me at all. Sy1217 is right; it does smell burnt.
sy1217 sy1217 9 years
i heard the ojon hair treatment is good but smells burnt.
XxCoolBritannaxX XxCoolBritannaxX 9 years
I want the Origins lip balm!! Speaking of black nail polish, if I see one more preppy girl with a Dooney & Bourke bag and black nail polish, I will scream.
halo0073 halo0073 9 years
love the nail color and the lavanilla. I have been wanting to try the lavanilla too and the hair stuff. Who am I kidding? I want to try it all...
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
pretty nail color..
jrebeccat jrebeccat 9 years
That Zoya Ivy is lovely!
metroBabylon metroBabylon 9 years
i need to hit sephora today. and i'm with you on the polish. i love my navy and royal purple polishes, but i just can't wear them every single day.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I like your choice of nail colour! The black is definatly starting to loose it's coolness (thank god)!!!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
My must haves are the Boots Lip Butter, Boots Sheer Lipstick in Sheer Temptation, OPI Russian Navy polish, Boots Almond Body Butter and the new Stila Smokey Eye palette.
danig danig 9 years
I really want to try the Ojon. I read it's manufactured in Italy but I haven't seen it here!
Ava-Gardner Ava-Gardner 9 years
I love Ojon conditioner, it's amazing! I bought it whilst on holiday in the US this year, it's great stuff, it really drenches your hair with moisture.
lilflowa lilflowa 9 years
love that healthy body butter. Me likey
ambermarie ambermarie 9 years
the ojon hair treatment is ammmazing, i tried a sample from my friends work once, i never knew there was a smaller size though for $21, i never got it cause i only knew of the $55 size, might have to get some noww
Tari007 Tari007 9 years
I have used the Laura Mercier powder before and it's silky and very light on your face. :smile: I love lip balm! But the one that caught my eye was the hair product... I may have to try that one.
gingerclip gingerclip 9 years
I have a tub of Ojon in my cupboard right now. A friend turned me on to it, b/c I have really dry hair. It works wonders. I don't personally care for the smell of it, but I have had several people tell me that they buy it b/c the love how it smells. To each his own, I guess. But if you need a moisturizing treatment, I highly recommend it!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Great picks! I really want to try the Ojon hair treatment.
purrtykitty purrtykitty 9 years
i have the lavanila body butter in grapefruit vanilla. it's so yummy and moisturizing. i love that i can still get a bit of the scent lingering at the end of the day when i go to do relaxing.
KimBurnett KimBurnett 9 years
I also am curious about the Ojon treatment, thanks for the feature Bella. But the reason our hair gets dry is probably not the cold weather outside, but the heat inside from radiators and such. Wool hats probably don't help either.
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