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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

October Beauty Favourites.

This is the first flat brushed liner I've tried and it's improved upon my poor ability to create a winged eye substantially. It gives amateur Christie over here an easy, ultra sharp and precise line, and with just a slight turn of the wrist, I can easily create thin or thick looks depending on the angle of the brush. The formula is wonderful! It doesn't smudge, dries quick, and is so easy to build up to the desired thickness, staying put for an entire day. It's most definitely smudge proof when it's dry and is really pigmented so you only need one layer. I still find myself going over my liner more than once, purely because I like an intense look - each to their own, either way, this liner works a treat.

Two: QV Gentle Cleanser
This is the first cleanser that I've found that works for me and I couldn't be more relieved!. I bought this in my birthday beauty haul after a recommendation from a few of my blogger pals as it's formulated for sensitive or dry skin. The texture is luxuriously milky and smooth - at first, it honestly seems like you're putting your moisturiser on. It's creamy and ever so gentle, still managing to break through makeup and grit, leaving my skin feeling fresh and more supple than any cleanser I've tired, I guess due to the vitamin E. Because it is so gentle, I can use it to remove my eye makeup, but I'm also not sure how deeply its cleansing my face so I still perform a deep cleanse once a week. Whatever the case, it seems to work wonderfully, leaving my face feeling soft and fresh, and less dry than ever.

Three: LUSH Happy Hippy Shower Gel
The love I have for this product is mostly based on how heavenly it smells. The fresh citrusy grapefruit scent is a lovely pick me up and great first thing in the morning. The best part is that it doesn’t smell like dishwashing liquid the way many citrus body washes tend to; it's just a natural scent that beats any of the synthetic ones. Period. Aside from the smell, the gel works into a thick lather that makes me feel incredibly clean and refreshed afterwards. It's not overly moisturising, but I've had no reports of dry skin - still a win in my book. LUSH claim that you can use this in your hair as well.. I've always been too nervous to use anything other than shampoo as shampoo, but I can imagine it would leave your hair smelling delicious.

I received this in my June Bellabox and I've been using it at least weekly ever since. 'Siren' is my perfect red (because we all need a good red) and due to the fact that it’s a tint, the colour is incredibly long lasting - honestly, it lasts for hours! The water-based formulation is smudge proof, transfer proof, and feather proof, but I also find it to be quite thin and inky upon application so I've got to go over my lips a few times to even out the colour. Even after all those layers, it still feels light and sets matte without any wetness or stickiness and containing Vitamin B5 and Aloe Vera, it's perfect for drier lips.

Five: Nip + Fab Bee Sting Lifting Mask
Although my 22 year old self is yet to get any wrinkles, I bought this on a whim because the prospect of "controlling your face muscles with bee venom" intrigued me beyond my self control. It promises plumping and lifting effects but honestly, don't expect to see any visual changes if you're using it for a short amount of time (10-15 minutes as you would any other face mask). My recommendation is to use it as more of a serum (it's a light gel formula - perfect) overnight, THAT'S when you see yourself some results. I wake up to noticeably plumper skin and a nice improvement to the texture of my whole face. I guess fresh and glowy is the best phrase I can use to describe my complexion upon waking. I feel incredibly soft and hydrated with smoother, more plump and brighter skin. The mask also contains a plethora of other ingredients which help mattify, heal and hydrate - win, win.

What products are you loving this month?


  1. Thanks for sharing these! I agree with you...I'm 23 and don't have wrinkles yet, but I do everything I can to protect my skin!

  2. I don't have any new products I've tried this month yet but I'm eyeing the bare minerals makeup collection.

  3. 27 and no wrinkles yet because I started out young protecting my face. lol Thanks for sharing these products.

  4. Becky @Disney in your DayNovember 11, 2015 at 7:16 AM

    I love the smell of anything Lush and I haven't tried their shower gel yet! Might have to give that one a try.

  5. I just added the Maybelline eyeliner and the Happy Hippy to my wishlist for my family! Thank you. :)

  6. Good on you - skincare's very important. Early prevention is key after all. :) x

  7. Oooh! I've tried a few of Bare Minerals' powders - good quality. :) x

  8. That's the way to go. :) I was so lazy when it came to protecting and caring for my face.. only for the past year have I really made the effort. Better late than never, I suppose. x

  9. LUSH is my weakness in life aha. Definitely give Happy Hippy a go, I'm not usually a lover of citrus scents, but this one is absolutely dreamy! x

  10. Aha aw you're very welcome - glad I can be of some help. :) x

  11. Amazing picks! Thanks for sharing. :)

  12. I'll have to give some of these a try!

    xx. Brittany | Southern Soul


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