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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

October Favourites

As you'll be seeing with this favourites collection, the past few months have been all about simple beauty products for me. I've worn red lipstick on one occasion and haven't touched an eyeliner or shadow for a very long time. However, since heavy contour and berry lips have started to infiltrate my Instagram, I'm feeling ready to hit Autumn beauty trends faster than you can say "Adele's contour in the Hello video" (seriously though) (her makeup paralysed me momentarily) (sharp contour, liquid liner and strong lips/brows are giving me all the Autumn feels).

With my new blog design, I've found a surge of inspiration: sometimes a lil shake up is all you need. I have some great product reviews coming up in the next few weeks, so look out for those. For now, let's talk about what I've been loving this month- a collection of simple products that are going to enhance your natural beauty (I'll be more adventurous next month I promise!) :
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Yes, this has been around forever, but I hadn't tried the fit me range at all until recently. This concealer and me were not friends at first- for the lightest shade, this is very warm- but with the arrival of deadlines and 9am lectures, my dark circles have well and truly settled in for the winter. This is a great concealer if you're in need of a little colour correction, just don't purchase this to highlight/bake with if you're on the fairer side!

Revolution E104 Brush
Perfect for filling in brows with gel or powder, this angled brush is super thin so you can get a really precise finish. I use this to 'outline' my brows and then use a thicker brush to fill them in (MUA's Pro Brow one is great).

Hema Cotton Rounds
Yes, the most boring product ever made it into my favourites. However, this Dutch store has landed in Birmingham's Grand Central station (which is new and fab and shiny); these bad boys cost a pound but are some of the best cotton rounds I've tried in a while! You can't usually get textured ones for this kind of price, so I'm pretty obsessed. With a cotton round. Yep.

Rimmel 60 Second Shine Polish 
I've bought a few of these this month but this shade is certainly my favourite. It doesn't have a shade name (grr), but I think it's shade 06. I posted an Instagram pic with it on, but note that I have a mattifying top coat on so it's less shiny than what comes straight out of the bottle. I love muted, pale pinks all year round.
Chanel Ultra Noir Mascara*
Not the perfect favourite (my review of this will go up next week...find out why it's not quite flawless then!) but the way this stuff elongates and volumises my top lashes is incredible. It genuinely looks like you have lash extensions!

Olay Complete Moisturiser
It's cold outside and my skin is getting drier, which is actually a nice change for someone with oily skin. I'm finding that an intense day time moisturiser is surprisingly necessary! Yes, it has the texture and scent of sunscreen (every oily-skinned-girl's nightmare) but it is indeed suitable for oily skin, absorbs quickly and doesn't leave you feeling greasy. My foundation glides on with this stuff, plus it has an SPF of 15 which is always a bonus.

Botanics Brightening Face Scrub
You probably know by now that I am the biggest fan girl of Boots' Botanics range, and this addition to my collection has been an extremely welcome one. Again, dry winter skin needs to be looked after, and this stuff buffs away dry patches to reveal skin that's bright and soft.

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know your thoughts! xo

*This product was sent to me by the brand for review purposes.


  1. I want to try that Botanics face scrub!! Looks awesome! My skin is always so dry once winter starts :(

    1. It's really lovely and gentle, can't recommend it enough! x

  2. This is the perfect guide. I'm totally thinking about switching my routine up as well.

    x Sola

    1. Thanks Sola! It's certainly refreshing doing so x


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