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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

October 2017 Beauty Favourites


This is by no means a new product to me; my tangle teaser has actually been sitting, forgotten in the depths of my gym bag for over a year now (maybe two!). I rediscovered it a few weeks back and oh man, I don't know why I ever stopped using it. My hair always gets VERY knotted as soon as a drop of water hits it but this works to brush out my post-shower hair with ease. No tugging, no damaging, no pain.

Two: Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder in "Golden Sand"
The drugstore has really upped it's highlighter game! This powder is amazing for the price; of course you can't expect a BECCA-esque result but this really is great for a drugstore product. The powder is incredibly soft and actually looks quite "natural" once spritzed with a setting spray or Fix+. It can also be built up to quite a blinding level too, if you desire. It's not at all chunky and glittery, but shimmery, which is rare to find of cheaper highlighters. It also doesn't emphasise any texture or dry patches, which is always appreciated. The name "Golden Sand" is pretty misleading, however, as I would say that this shade has a pink hue. Pink isn't normally a shade that I'd go for in a highlighter, but it leans close enough towards a pinky champagne that it still works for me. Overall, I think that this would be a great highlighter for beginners.

Three: NYX Pigments
I've never been much of a fan of loose pigments. The colour payoff is amazing, sure, but the mess always turned me right off but upon seeing pigments for under $12 at Priceline, I couldn't help but buy a couple. I picked up Venetian (a lovely copper) and Egotastic (a beautiful cobalt blue) and of the two, I think Venetian is my favourite, purely because I feel as though a copper is a much more wearable shade and it brings out the blue of my eyes beautifully. Both shades are wonderfully pigmented and pretty easy to blend in to smoky looks. I like to use a little glitter glue and pat the pigment on to my lids with a damp brush; I find that this method of application gives the best colour payoff. The pots also have sifters on them, making my prior complaints about messy pigments obsolete as the mess is little to none. The shade range is huge, so I'd definitely be interested in picking up a few more colours to add to my collection.

Four: Banana Boat Aloe After Sun Spray Gel
The weather in Australia is getting warmer (hot in Perth - two weeks of 30-36 Celsius is pretty crazy) and I've been stepping out and enjoying the sunshine a whole lot.. probably too much, so after sun care is very important. I was curious when I came across this product at Priceline as I'd never tried a spray aloe gel before, but this stuff is great! A quick spray to the parts of my body that were exposed to the sun is so very refreshing (keep it in the fridge for a super refreshing after sun treat). It works to soothe and cool sun-exposed skin, while helping to soften and replenish moisture, which means less chance of peeling, helping that tan to come along nicely. It has a non-greasy, non-sticky, fast drying formula which I absolutely love. Definitely a Summer time staple.

Five: L'Oreal Paris Infallible Merry Metals Highlighting Glow Drops
I didn't want to have two highlighters in one favourites post, but I simply could not publish this without mentioning this liquid highlighter. The formula is amazing - so silky and easy to blend, drying down to a smooth, powder-like finish with a crazy metallic, high-shine glow, I just love it on my cheekbones and cupid's bow! I've read rave reviews claiming that this drugstore offering is a dupe for Iconic London's Illuminator Drops. I've not Iconic London's offering because I'm too stingy to pay $68AUD for 13.5mL, so I can't attest to these claims, but these drops are amazing! Please note, however, that this is a limited edition (Christmas) collection, so they won't be around forever.


What products or brands have you been loving lately?


















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22 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your beauty favourites, I love the sound of the highlighter drops. I have just recently invested in a highlighter powder by bare minerals. I love it but I also like checking out other options.

    Lennae xxx
    www.lennaesworld.com

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  2. I love NYX. To this day one of my favorite shadow bases are from them. I have a couple of their single shadows and some of their polishes which I love. I am yet to try their pigments as I'm wary of wearing pigments as a whole. I'd be sure to check them out when I'm ready to make that plunge.

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  3. I need to pick up that tangle teaser! I always get knots in the water. Plus that after sun gel would come in handy. I'm in Texas so it gets hot here.

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  4. I have that tangle teaser too, and I love it! The Banan Boat Aloe After Sun Spray Gel also looks like something I'd be interested in...I'll have to pick some up when I go on vacation this winter! xx

    http://hollyhabeck.com

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  5. Tiffany Stein StaplesNovember 9, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Oh! I wonder if we have the Models Own brand here in the US or if I can get it. If so, it's on my list!

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  6. Beth Shankle AndersonNovember 9, 2017 at 3:35 PM

    I love these picks! I have the tangle teaser and it has saved my long hair from breakage. The other products I'd love to try!

    Beth || Visit me at www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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  7. Hmm, intrigued by the liquid highlighter must check it out before it ends. Wouldn't be that keen on paying mad money for one product either haha!

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  8. These are all great! I love the highlighter drops

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  9. The NYX pigments look so fun!
    -Olivia
    www.missoliviasays.com

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  10. I have the tangle teaser and I love it! It breaks off a considerable less amount of hair than conventional brushes do

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  11. I had a tangle teaser, but it didn't work well for me. I love those pigments they are soo pretty. thanks for sharing your favorites.

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  12. Ooooh Bare Minerals is a good brand. L'Oréal's Glow Drops are a great liquid option if you're looking to delve in to highlighting further than powder (I personally prefer powder, but it's still fun to play around with different products). xx

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  13. A good drugstore offering is hard to beat! Pigments have never been my favourite thing, either but these are pretty great. :) x

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  14. Tangle teasers are amazing and great for young kids, too.
    I could imagine a Texan Summer - phew! An aloe gel would definitely be useful in your household in that case aha. x

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  15. I was so intrigued by the fact that it was a spray haha. Definitely a handy product to have in your arsenal. x

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  16. Ooooh, let me know if you can find Models Own over there! I'd be interested to know how available it is. Fingers crossed for you. x

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  17. Tangle teasers are amazing, you're right. :) x

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  18. I'm allllll about a good bargain aha. I hear the Merry Metals collection is much easier to get over in the U.S. than here in Australia, so hopefully you can get your hands on it. :) x

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  19. They're a great alternative to high-end drops *cough* Iconic London *cough*. x

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  20. I never really enjoyed pigments much, but there are definitely fun. :) x

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  21. For sure, Maro! It's been a savour to my brittle hair. :) x

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  22. Aw that's a shame - I hear it doesn't work as well on SUPER curly hair, which sucks. :( NYX's pigments are amazing - I still can't get over how pretty the copper shade is. :) x

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