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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

October Favourites

 Swatches L-R / 1. Fashionista Blush 'Rose Thrill' / 2. Nars Eyeshadow in 'Mekong' / 3. Urban Decay 'Bootycall' / 4. Urban Decay 'Suspect' / 5. Barry M lipgloss in 'Toffee' / 6. Mac Brow Set in 'Beguile'

Where did October go? I feel like this year has just completely flown by and I just can't keep up - I've gone from suncream and bikinis to pumpkins and fleecy pyjamas in the blink of an eye! Here's a rundown of my most reached for products of the month of October... I'm aware there's quite a few of them!

Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray | £5.50 - I must admit, i struggle very much to get excited over heat protection sprays. They're just part of my daily routine but I'm a bit of a goody-two-shoes when it comes to using them - I'll never touch my hair with the straighteners unless I've sprayed a decent amount of the stuff onto the lengths. Just recently, my hair has felt really dry and lifeless - I felt awful having to keep using more heat on it only for it to look even worse once I'd finished. This seems to help keep my hair looking smooth and shiny, and I've noticed my style seems to look more polished when I've used it. If you're in the market for a new heat protectant, then give this a whirl.

Fashionista Blush in 'Rose Thrill' | £4 - My current winter blush favourite! I've been wanting a cool toned bright pink for ages now and since I'd never tried Fashionista as a brand, I thought I'd give it a go. Needless to say, I'm in love. It's really pigmented, so you don't need a lot at all, and it brings a bit of extra brightness to wintery skin. It's very buildable, so if you wanted to create a more 'doll like' finish then it would be really easy to achieve with this. The texture is wonderfully soft and velvety - and the matte finish helps to achieve a flawless look that's just perfect for this time of year.

Real Techniques Blush Brush | £9.99 - Real Techniques brushes have filled the gap in the market for really good quality make up brushes at an affordable price. I have quite the collection now but this one has just blown me away. It picks up just the right amount of product and disperses it perfectly, and the bristles are so incredibly soft. Honestly, it's like heaven for your cheeks. I could literally sit here all day and stroke my face on it....  wow. Not strange at all Beth... (and now you're all having strange thoughts of me sitting at my laptop running a brush across my face aren't you...)

Mac Brow Set in 'Beguile' | £12.50 - I won't say too much about this since I typed up a hefty review for you all last week (if you wish to read it, you can see my review here) - but this product has been the finishing step in my 'eyebrow routine' and it gives such a lovely, groomed appearance to the brows that is unachievable through waxes and powders alone.

Nars Eyeshadow in 'Mekong' | £16.50 - My first Nars eyeshadow, and I'm sure it's going to be the first of many! I'm amazed at the colour pay off and pigmentation of this product. Just the tiniest touch of an eyeshadow brush picks up so much colour and it applies amazingly. It stays put all day, and is surprisingly versatile. I apply this in the outer corners of my eye for a daytime smokey look. I can't wait to build up a collection of these shadows - they're an indulgence for sure, but the quality is just exceptional and in my opinion, really worth the the splurge.

Barry M Lipgloss in 'Toffee' | £4.49 - Since I've been wearing darker eyeshadows and a more defined eye look just recently, I've also been wearing a lot of sheer, nude colours on my lips. I'm really not a lipgloss person at all since I hate feeling of them on my lips, but Barry M is the only brand so far that has managed to change my opinion. This one smells good enough to eat (it actually smells like toffee!) and looks beautiful when applied over my nude lipsticks. A really good all-rounder and one to try if you're a bit of a lipgloss-avoider like me as it doesn't feel sticky or gloopy.

Urban Decay Naked2 Palette | £36 - Again, I've just recently done a more in-depth post about the Naked Palettes (you can read this here), but I've been reaching for this palette so much this month. In particularly the colours 'Bootycall' and 'Suspect'. 'Bootycall' just looks amazing when applied in the tear duct/inner corner of the eye as it really wakes you up and makes you appear generally more bright eyed and bushy tailed.  'Suspect' is such a good colour for both day and night and looks really nice blended into the crease for a bit of definition.

Maybelline 'Fit Me' foundation in '120' | £7 - I really don't want to say too much, as I have a review of this foundation scheduled for later this week. I've really come to like this product. It's not the most long wearing of foundations and you do have to use a primer/powder with it, but it's the best match for my skin tone I've ever found in a drugstore and I've never had a foundation that blends in so well to my skin. It provides a fairly light coverage, but it's one that blurs all imperfections and doesn't give you that 'caked on' look, even if you need to top up throughout the day.



What are your favourite beauty products of this month?
 


 

36 comments:

  1. That pink blush is sooo nice! reminds me of mac dollymix xx

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    1. yess reminded me of that too! It's such good quality for the price! xx

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  2. I recently ordered the UC Palette 2 and can't wait for it to arrive :-) xx

    www.dressedinthecity.com

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    1. yaay best thing youll ever buy :P xx

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  3. I wasnt sure about Fit Me foundation at first cause I like lots of coverage, but I think its grown on me. I realllyyy want the naked 2 palette, think ill put it on my christmas list xxx

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    1. yess its grown on me too - its just the lasting time that bothers me.. but the fact it matches my skin so well means i can get away with topping up through the day :) xx

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  4. I really want to try something from the new tresemme range, I've heard good things:)xo

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    1. its worth it :) it does seem to keep my hair from frizzing! :) x

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  5. I really want to get my mitts on that Tresemme heat protection, I'm so bad at remembering to put any on! xx

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    1. haha keep it by your straighteners! I always remember now :) xx

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  6. Ooo I'm totally sold on that blush babe! That's right up my street! I've been umming and arring over the FitMe foundation by maybelline too! I can't work out whether i've got yellow or pink undertones! :( - Ill wait until i've read your review though honey! Great post as always babe! Big loves xxxxxx

    www.hannahsbow.co.uk

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    1. aww thanks Hannah :) Oo yes its the best blush ive bought in a while - if you have a spare 4 quid knocking about then definitely treat yourself to it :)!

      Yess review will be up thursday time honeypie :) xxx

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  7. Mekong looks frigging amazing!!! xx

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    1. its my most favourite eyeshadow of the moment - its beautiful :) xx

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  8. Wow all of these products look amazing! Lovely favourites :) xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I wish people would stop teasing me with the Naked 2 palette! Want it so bad but can't justify the price :(
    The NARS eyeshadow looks gorgeous too- would you be able to do a FOTD so I can see how you wear it?
    Lovely favourites, want everything!

    http://lovelaughlauren.blogspot.com xx

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    1. Yess i was thinking of doing a FOTD with it if i manage to take some good photos :) at the moment im wearing it in my outer corners for a smokey day look - will try get one done soon beaut :) xxx

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  10. I need the Naked 2 palette - damn you spending ban! The RT blush brush is one of my faves too!
    X

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    1. Oh no beth! Ill have to ban you from my blog for a month ;) haha
      Oo yess its going to be a firm favourite of mine im sure :) xx

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  11. The real techniques brushes are amazing, arent they! I love them, well worth the money! x

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  12. I think I might try out the heat protector. I'm almost out of mine currently, and I do like tresumme products!

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  13. That blush looks amazing! A little bit like NARS's Desire which I've been wanting for a long time. x

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  14. Lovely post. I'm loving the Maybelline Fit Me foundation too, it feels amazing on! Really need to invest in the Naked 2 palette and the Mac Brow Set. X

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  15. I adore that nars eye shadow such a lovely colour! i've also been wanting the naked palette for so long now but my budget cant quite reach it yet so i've ordered the mua 12 eye shadows with a few similar colours! Great blog and you're beautiful! you've got a new follower in me :) xx

    p.s thanks for following me too :) xx

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  16. Lovely favourites, I really want to try the Maybelline foundation - been hearing lots of great things so looking forward to your review :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.co.uk
    xxxx

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  17. That NARS eye-shadow looks stunning! Seriously, I want it now! xo

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  18. Mekong and Toffee must be my favorites out of your picks - gorgeous!

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  19. Love your blog hun! great post:) Xx
    myloveforxx.blogspot.ie

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  20. I can't wait to try Real Techniques brushes!

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  21. Oooh I'm definitely going to pick up the heat protection spray, I've been very interested in this new range :)

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  22. Great post, Love you Blog
    I would love to follow each other, I would appreciate it if you take some time out and visit my blog

    www.stylesfrillsandheels.blogspot.co.uk
    Claudiaxx

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  23. Love these! :) xx

    www.dressedinthecity.com

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  24. Everytime i see the Naked2 Palette I want it more!!

    I'm having a Christmas giveaway over on my blog if you'd like to have a look http://picklejarsxo.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/christmas-giveaway.html

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  25. I love you blog!

    It is so cute and your posts are amazing <3

    xox hypedandheart.blogspot.com xox

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