October 2016 Favourites

Hi Guys

Sorry for the late post.  I’m still trying to find my feet within my new apartment and the last few weeks have consisted of unpacking, furnishing, working and a little pit stop back home to refresh and escape from the city.  However I’m back with my October favourites (:

October was a great month.  Not only did we start to see all the Autumnal colours coming out, Lush launched their Christmas collection. This can only mean one thing… Snow Fairy is back and in a super sized version, yippee!! I will definitely be stocking up again this year. If you aren’t familiar with Snow Fairy, it’s a shower gel which smells of bubble gum, is pink with a bit of shimmer and smells amazing! It’s seriously my favourite smelling product ever!!

A made quite a few discoveries this month and here is a selection of the ones I was loving the most during the month.

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Charlotte Tilbury – Take It All Off – £24

This eye make up remover is outstanding and does exactly what it says in the tin.  Eradicating the need to rub or scrub your delicate eye area to remove mascara and eye shadow, this product instantly dissolves all traces of make up.  It is an oil rich, two toned cleanser enriched with soothing organic cornflower water and regenerating Veronica Extract.  The pump dispenser is ingenious and is like a saucer to hold the fluid and pump directly onto cotton wool. I use two pumps onto cotton wool, leave the pad on my eye for about 30 seconds and wipe away.  Skin is left feeling soft and there’s no dragging on your eyes, which ultimately ends up causing fine lines.  I would definitely recommend this product.

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Lush – Santa Baby Lip Scrub – £5.75

This lip scrub is a great way to prime your pout, buffing away any dry patches.  You basically rub it over your lips, then lick off the excess leaving your lips feeling soft and smooth. Caster sugar, dates and cherries are the key ingredients and throughout the product there are edible and dis-solvable hearts.  The product is super addictive as it tastes like cola cubes!

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MAC – Lip Intensity Lip Stick – £17.50

MAC launched at the end of September their range of Lip Intensity lipsticks.  There are 24 shades to the collection ranging from gorgeous nudes to a variety of pinks, post box reds to vibrant purple and lilacs. There’s a shade to compliment every skin tone.  The formula is gel based and melts on the lips providing adequate moisture.  It is highly pigmented resulting in extreme colour intensity, vibrancy and clarity.  I opted for the shade Doe which is a sophisticated nude.  I have very pale skin and this does not leave me looking washed out. It adds an edge and makes me look vibrant.  Love it!

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Primark – Mini Blender Sponges – £2

This cost effective packet contains 3 mini make up sponges which are perfect for blending foundation at the corner of your nose, under eyes, concealing any break outs and contouring the nose.  I was a bit sceptical using these as I swear by my beauty blender however I was pleasantly surprised.  The sponges keep their shape, easy to wash and they’re soft and bouncy which makes it easy to apply product.

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Vaseline Lip Therapy  – £2.99

Vaseline recently collaborated with Lulu Guinness launching this adorable limited edition tin of their lip therapy.  As the temperatures start to drop as we near the end of the year, it’s essential to keep our lips moisturised.  Vaseline is a staple must have item. It’s also great for any skin irritations or dry patches.

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Lush – Shoot for The Stars Bath Bomb – £4.25

I’m really getting into baths and I’m starting to see why there was so much hype about bath bombs.  They’re fabulous! This bath bomb is part Lush’s Christmas range and looks absolutely gorgeous.  It has glittery gold stars and when popped into the bath, these a thick cocoa butter stars which release lots of gold glitter into the bath.  Although the bomb is blue, your bath will turn a delightful shade of green and the stars turn yellow.  The scent is citrusy, refreshing and mostly like oranges.

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NYX – First Base Primer Spray – £7

I was intrigued by this product as I hadn’t come across a priming spray.  It preps your skin by smoothing out the texture to enable a flawless make up application.  It leaves the skin feeling supple and refreshed, and adds a little pick me up to your morning routine.

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I hope you enjoyed reading this post and hopefully I may have introduced you to some new items on the market.  Let me know whether you have tried any of the above products and what your thoughts were.  Also, if there are any other products that you were loving last month I’d love to know what they were.

Until next time…

Love Hayley xx

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