Sunday, 10 November 2013

October Favourites

I decided not to do a 'Favourites' post in September as I didn't really use that many different products. I bought a lot as usual but for some reason didn't get round to trying any of those things out. In October I was loving lots of things so I have to tell you about those! Sorry this post is a little late though. I started a new job last week so I've been really tired every night and couldn't face blogging! I've got nearly a thousand blog posts to catch up on in Bloglovin too!

Lush - Rose Jam shower gel (link)
I'm not usually a lover of rose scented products, I find them a little old fashioned so I wasn't expecting to like the Rose Jam shower gel in Lush but with it being a limited edition product, I was drawn to it. I don't know what it is with products being limited edition and me feeling like I need them but anyway... I absolutely love this shower gel! It smells like turkish delight due to its combination of lemon and rose. I find this lathers up really well on a shower scrunchy so you only need to use a little bit which is good since this bottle was £9.25! It's also really softening on the skin which is probably down to the argan oil. It's a shame this is a limited edition product but it says on the side that it's the same fragrance as their Ro's Argan Body Conditioner and Rose Jam Bubbleroon so I could be tempted by one of those when this runs out!

L'Oréal Paris - EverRiche Nourishing & Taming Shampoo and Conditioner (link)
I'm sure you've seen these feature on many beauty blogs, that's certainly what made me want them anyway! These are aimed at very dry, rebellious hair which I don't have but after trying a sample of the shampoo from a magazine I decided I needed them. I have fine hair and these do not weigh my hair down at all. They make my hair feel really clean and nourished. The shampoo forms a rich lather on contact with water and it feels really soothing on my sensitive scalp. I love the clean, gentle fragrance of these products. I'm really glad I tried these products and I have another version of this shampoo for fine hair in my stash so I'm looking forward to trying that one too.

L'Oréal Paris - Skin Perfection Correcting Day Moisturiser* (link), Advanced Correcting Serum* (link) and Awakening + Correcting Eye Cream (link)
I've already mentioned these in another blog post so I won't go into these too much but I've found that they make my skin so smooth and the facial products have really helped make my pores appear smaller and my skintone more even. The eye cream feels really nourishing and creates a great base for my concealer. See my in depth blog post here.

The Body Shop - Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter (link)
For the last few years I've been into creamy/balmy cleansers rather than foaming ones that strip my skin of moisture. There are a few very expensive balms on the market that are around the £30-40 mark which is too much for something that would need to be replaced fairly often. When The Body Shop launched this back in the Summer, I was really excited to try it as it would be a nice cheap alternative. At £12 for 90ml I think this is reasonable. Especially when you try the product and realise it's amazing! The product looks a bit like lard but you only need a little bit to rub between your palms and it turns to an oil that you massage on to your face and remove with a muslin cloth or flannel. I find this really luxurious to use and it's great that you can use it around your eye area. 

Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer (link)
Primers aren't a beauty item I buy often as I find them a bit boring but Bourjois' new products this year have been amazing so when I spotted their new primers on the shelf on special offer I had to pick one up. They have a matte version but having dehydrated skin I went for the luminous one for normal to dry skin. I don't notice a big effect on the skin when I've just applied this but once I've added my foundation over the top, I think the results are amazing. First of all, the foundation glides on a lot smoother and I need less to get the same amount of coverage I would normally have. Also it leaves my skin looking glowy and radiant. Amazing! They have a foundation in the Happy Light range which I wish I could try but unfortunately I find Bourjois foundations too dark for my skin.

Lush - Santa's Lip Scrub (link)
Lush do lip scrubs in their permanent line and I've tried and loved two of them but when I saw this cute red one in the Christmas collection I knew I had to have it. Even more so when I opened the jar and loved the delicious cola scent! Lip scrubs are perfect for the winter when you start getting dry, flaky lips and I really enjoy licking this off when I'm finished! Check out my post on it here to see a close up.

EcoTools - Airbrush Concealer Brush (link)
I love this soft brush for buffing concealer into my under eye area. It's also good for applying concealer around the nose and over spots. Really nice and not very expensive.

MAC - Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Vintage Selection (link)
This is my second MAC Paint Pot and I'm loving this beautiful shimmery metallic beige/champagne shade. It's really long lasting on the eye and it blends in easily with your fingers. Simples!

Rimmel - Moisture Renew Lipstick in Glam Plum Fulham (link)
The Rimmel Moisture Renew range was recently relaunched with some new shades and after seeing it pop up on some of my favourite blogs I had to go and swatch them for myself. I chose this gorgeous plum colour as it's the perfect Autumn colour and I love it. Some say it's a bit of a dupe for MAC Rebel so that's a bonus! It's so moisturising on the lips and feels really comfortable to wear. If you want to see this on my lips, check this post out. I've already purchased another shade after loving this one so much.

Maybelline - The Rocket Volum' Express Mascara (link)
I love the brush on this mascara. It's one of those big plastic ones with bristles all the way round. It really volumises the lashes but it's also great for separating each lash too. My new favourite!

What were your favourites in October?
Have you tried any of the products featured in this post?


  1. I'm loving the Body Shop camomile range!

  2. i'm in love with this! great post x

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  3. Love Rose Jam too, the scent is just so lovely and not at all like I was expecting it to be, I also have the santa lip scrub x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

  4. I used the Maybelline Rocket mascara for the first time yesterday and I think it's already love! The curl held all day and no smudging or flaking under my eyes xx

  5. Great products! I got t try the L'Oreal shampoo and conditioner. ;)


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