Saturday, 1 November 2014

October Beauty Favourites

You may (or may not) have noticed that I have been slightly absent on my blog over the past couple of weeks. Looking back I have only posted 3 or 4 times in October which seems very little considering I used to aim for 3-4 posts a week. Life happened. I was just so busy the past couple of weeks that I just didn't get a chance to take pictures, let alone type up a post. There has been some exciting changes in my job and things will be settling down in the next couple of weeks so I will have some more time to get back into my blog. So apologies for the severe lack of posting but I am back and ready to go! 

Explanation aside, I wanted to share my October Favourites with you. I have tried alot of new products this past month but also have been using some old favourites more.

Nuxe Reve de Miel
Since the months have been getting noticeably colder my lips have really been feeling it. At the start of the month they were getting so chapped and sore. I knew I had to transfer this pot of glory from my bedside table to my handbag. I did have the stick version of this in my handbag but it just wasn't cutting it when the wind was about. This lipbalm is just so thick and moisturising, it really is like no other. It is a matte lipbalm which is also unique to my collection, I can put a lipstick on top of this and it doesn't affect it. I put a thick layer of this on first thing in the morning and last thing at night and it has really left my lips feeling back to normal. Even though it is on the expensive end of lipbalms, I do recommend you give this a go because you need the smallest amount - a little goes a long way- so it will last you ages!

Essie Bordeaux
This months Essie nail polish of choice has been Bordeaux. You all know I love the black/red nail polishes and have far too many to justify buying this but I love it! It is a very very dark red- depending on how many layers you apply the darker it gets. This is my staple Autumnal nail shade, I do wear it all year around but during the colder months it is always this kind of nail polish I reach for.

 No.7 Instant Radiance Concealer
One of the latest releases from No.7 is this highlighting concealer. I purchased this towards the beginning of the month while those sneaky vouchers were doing the rounds! Similar to the YSL Touche Eclat, it is a very brightening under-eye concealer. During the month I have had a decent amount of early start which played havoc with my under-eye bags, so I have been piling this on in the mornings to combat them. I have been using shade 10 which is the lightest available, I could have went between 10 or 20 but I went for the lighter one because I really wanted that highlighting effect. The thing I really have been loving about this is the fact that it offers decent coverage as well as the highlighting effect so you get the best of both worlds! 

 Tresemme 7 Day Smooth System
This was on offer in Boots this month and since the John Freida 3 Day Straight had left me slightly underwhelmed I decided to give it a go. This is a heat activated cream that you apply to wet hair, then blowdry and straighten as normal. It didn't leave my hair poker straight for the 7 days, but it definitely made a difference! It eliminated any frizz and left my hair looking alot smoother over all. It is a step I really couldn't miss out in my routine, I use it once every 1-2 weeks and don't have to straighten my hair as much which is always a bonus! 

  Nars Cruella
This matte lip pencil has definitely acquired a cult following online- so of course I had to buy it. I bought it back in the Summer and at the time I didn't really get much wear out of it because I felt it was a little too much for everyday wear. But at this time of the year I feel that these kinds of colours are absolutely perfect and I have been wearing this whenever possible! I rediscovered it while practicing my Halloween makeup and fell in love with the way it looked and just started carrying it around with me and just wearing it alot more in general. I can not speak highly enough about these lip pencils. I always tend to go for a matte lip if I have the choice and these are matte lip perfection. They are not drying, chalky or anything else that you would associate with a matte lip. If anything I feel that they are slightly silky and moisturising on the lips, so if you have had problems getting matte lip products to work for you in the past, give these a go! 
 Nars Douceur
A very Nars-centric favourites this month, but it is unsurprising considering it is my favourite make-up brand. I bought this blush towards the end of September (I think) and it has become a permanent resident in my makeup bag ever since. I think this is the perfect nothing shade. For days where you don't want to discract from the eyes or lips that you may have going on, this is the shade to go for. It is a mix between a rose/brown that is surprisingly flattering on the cheeks. It is a very easy shade to sweep on first thing in the morning, and it is very hard to go wrong with it.

So those are the products that I have been loving this past couple of weeks. Let me know what your favourite go-to product has been for October! 


  1. I'm definitely going to try the No7 concealer, I have had my eye on it for a while! Is it quite hydrating?

    alice xo | beautybyalicee

  2. i love the Autumnal colours who have here!
    Need to get me that Essie nail varnish, love the colour :)

  3. nuxe lip balm is my favorite too :)

  4. Nice choices. And the new Maybelline lip pencils are supposed to be a fantastic dupe for the Nars ones, in case you were looking for a cheaper option. :)