The Essentials: November 2015

Well, this is a first - completely forgot to include clothing, shoes, or activewear/fitness faves. At the same time this month is all about giving thanks and eating, lots of it too. Sooo... let's focus our efforts elsewhere shall we?

Some of these products are repeat offenders but can't help but mention them again. Lots of big-name brands and a few indy brands new to the beauty game. Also, if you're on Periscope, add me! I do lots of reviews on-the-fly there. My username is @thestyleboro.


Lots of hair and skin faves this month - partially due to experimenting with new hairstyles + skin solutions.

Hair: Now that my hair is a bit shorter I've been able to experiment with braids (which I love!). I've been using Redken's Braid Aid 03 to help make my hair more pliable/manageable. Another standout fave is Eva NYC's Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner. This is basically the best "dry shampoo" for curly-haired girls. It doesn't leave a white residue, makes it easy to detangle those danced-all-night knots, and easily refreshes my curls for another night out. Absolutely love!

Skin:  I discovered Simple at a pop-up inside Flywheel. They encouraged me to wipe off the day's grime before class with one of their makeup wipes - which I did - and I loved how easily it took everything off. It uses micellar water which is amazing and super gentle on your skin. Two other faves are AMG's Hydrating Mist and Toner & NYX Be Gone! Lip Color Remover. AMG's Mist is on the pricey end of the spectrum but I love how it's made with all natural botanical ingredients, chemical free, and vegan. If you need something similar tryout Botanics Organic Rosewater Toning Spritz or dermae Hydrating Mist with Hyaluronic Acid. As for the NYX lip color remover - it gets the toughest color off while moisturizing your lips. Affordable and works!

Body: Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex Body Lotion is my absolute favorite right now. It's a great thick cream that helps repair hydrated skin. It also smells amazing. Another fave is the Skinceuticals Sport UV Defense SPF. Before heading out on my outdoor runs I make sure to apply this to my neck and shoulders. It gets the job done regardless of how sweaty I get.

Shop my essentials below:
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What are you loving this month? Tell me about it!