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Thursday, October 30, 2014

October Beauty Favourites.

I cannot believe there's only two months left in the year!
I swear, my terrible, tonsillitis-ridden New Year was just yesterday. It's actually unreal.
 
Onto the favourites though, these are a few products I've been loving this month:

 
This is my favourite mascara. The wand shape really helps to extend those corner lashes that are hard to reach to make your eyes look bigger and more elongated. I have smaller eyes so I tend to do all my eye makeup up and out. The finish is nice and dark and almost vinyl looking. It doesn't flake (which is always a deal breaker) and overall has a nice texture once dry. It's not clumpy at all and the bottle is huge, and very nicely designed - I love the sleek chrome look. Easy clean up if you do make a mistake, but lasted until I washed it off with no transfer or raccoon eyes and cleaned up easily with plain soap and water. This is pretty much what I look for in a mascara, as it's not ever going to recreate false eyelashes for you. Smooth, even coverage with a glossy black finish and easy to remove when you're ready.



Two: John Frieda Frizz-Ease Glossing Mist Spray
Heat is not my friend. The warmer months kill my dry hair and it tends to get a little.. afro-ish come lunchtime. This product works to tame my dry, frays, frizz and flyaways during the warmer months all the while being Ultra-light and  non-greasy. I apply this straight after straightening and it makes my hair feel lovely! So silky, glossy and smooooooth. The loveliness lasts all day and smells pretty too.

This is still my favourite primer to date. You can see my full review here.
It provides a silky base for even coverage, with a smooth, velvety finish. Not only does my make-up last a full day (including my blush which would usually fade away to nothing), but it literally glides onto the skin making it feel super smooth and touchable. It feels very light and natural on the skin, which is super advantageous given how sensitive and irritable my skin can get!



Mango is by far my favourite fruit. So sweet and summery.
I would love this body butter just for dat smell. But no, there's so much more to it than that. Aside from smelling so amazing, it's thick and it's creamy, and it leaves my skin feeling so nourished and the smooth, soft feeling lasts all day.
 
Five: Nivea In Shower Body Lotion
This ingenious product may (or may not) have been created specifically with me in mind. This my friends, is the ultimate lazy girl's body skin-care product! Over the years I have been notoriously skipping the oh-so important moisturising step. This is such a time saver, solving all my dry skin/lazy girl problems in one! I've never had such touchable and silky smooth skin all over my body, especially not this time of year. My skin always feels soft and hydrated after use and applying additional moisturiser isn’t necessary. 
 
I've previously noted this Springtime scent in my Spring inspiration board, this floral, yet fruity scent is perfect for Spring, and I'm loving it! With top notes of blackberry, grapefruit, lychee and pear and floral jasmine and blue wisteria undertones, brought together by white woods, musks and coconut water. It sounds (and smells) good enough to eat - Nom.
 
With the temperatures quickly rising, I always keep a pack of Essence's blotting paper inside my purse for easy touch ups when I am out and about. Each thin sheet does a nice job of soaking up oil and sweat and mattifying the skin.
 
Winter always makes my complexion drab. Come Spring, I like to add a pop of bronze to my face. This is everything you want in a bronzer- great for contouring, not muddy, not too brown, not orange at all and it's completely matte. I use shade 'Medium Matte' lightly in the Springtime for a subtle grow, but build it up through the Summer months for a more sun-kissed look. Either way, it never looks cakey or tacky.

4 comments:

  1. John Freida is my friend! haha I love their products and it doesn't weigh down my baby fine hair. Fab post girly!

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    1. John Frieda is your BEST friend. ;)
      Such a lifesaver product!
      xx

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  2. I love your blog! Great favorites! I would like to try favorites #2, 4, and 5 :)
    -Ashley

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    1. Thank you, pretty. :)
      They're all such huge parts in my regimen, and super affordable too!
      xx

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