Thursday 31 October 2013

Monthly Favourites | October

Afternoon m'lovelies. After a blogging break to refresh my creative juices (uh-huh), I'm back and ready to share with you my stand out products from the month of October. It's short and sweet, but all the best things come in small packages:

Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo - Metallic Pomegranate
First up is a make up item from Maybelline and it's one of their well-loved 24hr Color Tattoos. After using On and On Bronze as an eye make up staple for months and months I decided to branch out into a few more colour variations, and that's when Metallic Pomegranate entered my life - it's definitely an autumn must-have and seems to be on blogs everywhere! We all know the drill with the color tattoos by now: They're cheaper than chips, intensely pigmented, super easy to blend, great as a shadow base or an all over color, or even a liner, and last and last and last. This is a deep rusty bronze colour with a strong blackcurrent/cranberry undertone and subtle flecks of gold shimmer through it. It is absolutely gorgeous and can be worn as a light layer for an every day look or built up more intense more a smokey evening look too. Such a versatile eye make up item for so few pennies!

Clinique Airbrush Concealer
I won this concealer from a giveaway run by the very lovely Melissa (blog: Shadow and Polish), and it's been my undereye essential ever since. I've never had such impressive results from a make up item that I expected so little from! Move over, YSL - Clinique has taken your place for the best clicky-brush-pen style brightening concealer. It's very high coverage to perfectly cover any dark circles and shadows, feels like silk on the skin, doesn't crease under the eyes and also reflects light to brighten too - the perfect under eye brightening product, and the only thing not to like about it is the fact that is costs £18! 

The Body Shop HoneyMania Shower Gel
What a good move 'Honeymania' was by The Body Shop! It's definitely been a hit, and can I just have every product from the range, please?? (link). The honey fragrance is rich, creamy and sweet, but no where near as sickly or overpowering as could be expected - it's actually very subtle, but nonetheless smells good enough to eat. Plus, my boyfriend is a huge fan of this shower gel too so I end up having to hide it in the cupboard so he doesn't use it all! (As usual, The Body Shop are currently running a discount sale and everything is 40% off - don't miss out - 

Bath and Body Works Pocketbac Anti-Bacterial Gel - Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin
What would an October favourites, published on Halloween, be without something related to pumpkins! My latest anti-bac of choice has been the Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin one from Bath and Body Works. I love the novelty of these little bottles (simple mind), and the vast range of fragrances that they're available in. See my full post on some more PocketBacs here. Keep your hands and fingers virtually germ free, smelling seasonally appropriate and completely non-sticky/greasy or dried out. If you're interested in trying a couple of these for yourself then this is the exact eBay seller that I used to buy this particular Cinnamon Pumpkin one from: link, but there's plenty of sellers with these antibacs priced exactly the same (£2.84 per bottle), and I've bought from a couple of different ones in the past. 

Nourish Smoothing Hand Lotion*
A bedside essential for the past couple of weeks has been this refreshingly uplifting hand lotion from Nourish, fragranced with orange and mandarin to give a fresh boost of citrus zing. I love the controlled pump dispenser of the bottle, and how lightweight the lotion is but without compromising the nourishment value. One of the best hand creams that I've used for really moisturising hands but with minimal sticky fingers! 

L'Occitane Hand Cream - Date Bouquet
More hand care? Seemingly my hands have been well taken of this past month! A 2nd hand cream that I've been loving for 'on the go' has been this L'Occitane one that I actually found stashed away in my gilet pocket after getting it as a magazine freebie last October - love a classic rediscovery of an old favourite! Cult favourite from the brand and multi-award winning product, this one ranks highly with me - it's 20% shea butter formulation nourishes and cares for even the driest of skins and smells dreamy too! Extra marks for super quick absorption into the skin too. 

Thanks for reading!

What have you been loving in October?
(P.S. Happy Halloween!)

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  1. Okay, now I really want to try that Clinique concealer! And L'occitane cream too, but it's so expensive for a hand cream :(. I don't know if I can justify it.

    My october faves at: Blu Button Box

  2. Ah totally need that colour tattoo! So gorgeous x
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

  3. I love that color tattoo, so beautiful. It looks really beautiful as a base for MAC Cranberry too!
    Clinique's airbrush concealer is one of my faves too! :-)
    Lovely post :-)


  4. The Clinique concealer sounds amazing, really want to try it now. x


  5. I keep on seeing blog post mentioning that Color Tattoo, I have to buy it soon haha! The hand gel looks/sounds great :) ♥

  6. I really want to try the Honeymania collection and the Color Tattoo collection! I am indded late to the game!
    Ps. Am I the only one who laughed at the phallic hand cream blob. Oops!

    Peach Pow XO

  7. I used to have that hand cream and I LOVED it & I also love the Honeymania collection :) I have the EDT.

    Annie |

  8. I love colour tattoo by maybelline, I don't have this shade so I'm really tempted to buy it x

  9. I have just recently bought the On and On bronze colour tattoo, but I am thinking that I definitely need the colour you have shown for autumn/winter. Love Love Love.
    Becka x

  10. I have Metallic Pomegranate too and I love it for this time of year! I also have Pink Gold which is a lovely girly pink :-)

    Meg ♡

  11. The HoneyMania Show Gel sounds amazing! I love anything honey!! :)


  12. great blog post! love the colour tattoo xx

  13. I must get my hands on some hand cream! I neglect them so much!

  14. I need to get my mitts on that shade of colour tattoo! I keep seeing it popping up everywhere. x

    Gemma // DuggyDimples

  15. love you favourites !!! going to get those creams :)


  17. Wow amazing products here I love the body shop they have such lush things at Christmas <3

  18. I love that colour tattoo, definitely need to pick one up!


  19. I love that L'Occitane handcreme as well, the scent is delicious yet not too strong.

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