Hi everyone, I hope you all had a great spooky month!
In my opinion, October is one of the best months. It is the month of pumpkin spice flavoured everything, crispy autumn leaves and of course, The Walking Dead returns! However now that October is over I can concentrate on Christmas. Yes, I am one of those people.
More to the point I found some wonderful products over the past few weeks and have also brought back to life some of my older, taken for granted ones too. Welcome to my October favourites…
1. Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation
I’ve had the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation for around 2 months now and have only recently started using it. I bought it in a Sephora and it cost me £27. It is perfect for anyone who has dry skin. I’ve never had a foundation that doesn’t dry my skin out, especially during the colder months, and to find one like this has definitely boosted my confidence about my skin! It’s a lightweight, medium coverage foundation that stays on all day and makes your whole face look flawless (I apply with the real techniques retractable kabuki brush).
2. Jeffree Starr Velour Liquid Lipstick
I definitely see what all of the rave is about now when it comes to Jeffree Starr’s liquid lipsticks. Until recently, Jeffree Starr did not sell his products in the UK. I found out that BeautyBay now stocked his brand and within a few minutes I had purchased the popular shade Androgyny within 10 minutes. This cost me £16 and was worth every penny. It is the best thing that has ever been on my lips. The application is extremely smooth, drying to a matte finish. You may have to touch up the middle of your lips depending on what you eat(for example, eating a burger may take off more lipstick than eating chips) but other than that you’re good to go for the whole day! Plus, it smells awesome.
3. Lush Blackberry Bath Bomb
I was browsing the Lush website because I love their bath bombs in general. I wanted a new one to try out and I found the Blackberry Bath Bomb, which I bought for £3.35.
In the description reads; ‘Used in aromatherapy for anxiety, depression and nervous tension, and is both relaxing and uplifting as well as antibacterial. You’ll soon feel calmed as frankincense oil helps slow down breathing and induces a feeling of wellbeing’.
I suffer with social anxiety and depression myself and am often quite stressed on a daily basis, especially when returning home from college. I decided to buy the bath bomb to see if the description was at all true and to my surprise it really did work. I felt content and relaxed when I got out of my purple and slightly shimmery bath, not forgetting to mention that I smelt amazing; I had people asking what it was that smelt so good. I’m not sure if it was the bath bomb or if I was just experiencing a placebo effect because I knew that it was purposely made to calm these feelings, but I’m impressed either way and will probably be buying a few more of these!
If you want to buy this bath bomb click here .
4. Blistex MedPlus Repairing Lip Balm
Another lip product, but another good one. During colder months everything on my face just seems to dry out, including my lips. I must spend so much money on Vaseline, chap sticks, lip balms- even when I know none of them actually work in the long-term. I was rooting through Tesco’s, red lipped and sore again and just picked up the first thing I spotted which was the Blistex MedPlus Repairing Lip Balm for £2.30. As mentioned, my lips were red and sore but within 2 days my lips were back to normal and it was all down to this little pot of brilliance which is nearly gone because I’ve used it that much.
If you want this lip balm click here.
5. Freedom Pro Artist HD Pro Refill Eyeshadows
I don’t wear eyeshadow very often but nonetheless seem to like collecting them in my drawer for when I do. Whilst in Superdrug I spotted the Freedom Pro Artist eye shadows that were £2 each or 3 for £4 with a free key ring. I impulsively bought 6 of them, thought I couldn’t really go wrong if they’re that cheap. If they didn’t work at least it’s only £8 and I could just pass them to my little sister who wouldn’t care either way. Unlucky sis, they were great.
I tried them out as soon as I got home and created the eye look above with 3 of the eye shadows. They had such a smooth formula, blended out amazingly and had beautiful pigmentation so I went back the next day and bought some more as they are really affordable. I have never seen the brand Freedom anywhere before and they have a full range of products which I am keen to try out so there may be a full review on some of those soon. Overall, the eyeshadows are definitely recommended!
If you want to buy any of the eyeshadows click here.
That’s it for my favourites this month, folks! I hope you liked this post and if anyone has any questions, suggestions or comments then feel free to comment below!