31 October 2015

October Favourites


I honestly can't believe I'm writing my October favourites, how is it the end of October already? This month has been a whirlwind and that has definitely reflected in my favourites this month, or the lack thereof should I say. I only have 5 favourites, 3 of which are pretty much the same thing, but this month has happened in the blink of an eye and I seem to have not experimented enough to warrant very many. Oh well, here's to what I have got...

MAC Cremesheen - Dark Side

I'm sure this comes as no surprise to those who read my blog regularly. I picked this shade up at the beginning of the year, wore it solidly for about 3 months and then lost it. Then there was a 20% sale in Debenhams at the end of September so the guilt of picking up another tube wasn't too bad and it's been constantly at arms reach since! It may have even been in last month's favourites too (which you can catch up o here if you haven't already). If that doesn't show you how much I love this shade then I don't know what will!

Tanya Burr Lipgloss - Berry Picking

I avoided picking up Tanya's products for the longest time, I don't know why. I love her YouTube video's and read her blog all the time, so my logic didn't really make sense. I ended up purchasing the lipgloss because I was due to go out without a bag one night and didn't want to risk losing Dark Side again so thought at £5.99 you can't really go wrong. I certainly didn't anyway. The colour is beautiful, it's slightly lighter and more red toned than Dark Side and has beautiful gold shimmer to it! We all know how much I love anything that sparkles. And plus, it tastes and smells divine. There is this fact I read somewhere that in your lifetime you eat about 7 pounds of lipstick/gloss, and I'm so ok with that when it tastes as good as this!

Maybelline Colour Sensational Lip Pencil - Midnight Plum

This is my go to lip liner for priming my lips before applying Dark Side, but it also works great with Tanya's Berry Picking lip gloss too. It stays put really well, in fact, there have been times where my lipstick has completely worn off and all that is left is a burgundy outline! Whilst it's not really a look I want rep a lot, it just goes to show how good a product is.

Rimmel London - Black Cherries

I mentioned this in my 'Fall Favourites for Nails' blog post the week before last, I used to live in this shade when I was a teenager. It's honestly the most beautiful dark purple/plum shade which is perfect for fall, I wasn't lying. Whilst I probably need to pick up a new bottle because mine has gone a little gloopy and didn't last long at all, I still re-applied probably 3/4 times this month.

MAC Mineralize Blush - Warm Soul

I don't tend to use blush often, I'm one of those people that don't really know when to stop so avoid it all together in order to avoid going out looking like a clown. Even when Halloween is around the corner, it's not a great look! However, when I do brave it all and break out the blush this is always the one I reach for. I've found this month, with the weather getting colder, I look paler and more zombie-like than usual, this blush just adds a slight hint of colour and shimmer to the balls of my cheeks bringing my whole face back to life!

This favourites was quite, burgundy themed, but what is a favourites smack bam in the middle of autumn without those tones which make us want to snuggle in bed with hot chocolate!
Anyway, it's November tomorrow and you know what that means... I jet off to New York in just 24 days for a week of fun-filled birthday celebrations!!! And if November slides by like October has, then I haven't got long to wait at all. Haha, is that optimism or am I dreaming, we'll see...

Love always,
Melissa


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  1. I've been wanting to try that MAC cremesheen finish, I'll be popping that on my christmas list!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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  2. I have been holding off on Tanyas products and not sure why, I think it's because I can't decide on which colour to get. I'm thinking a lighter, pink tone and also might try the berry picking too :)

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  3. That's so fun that you're going to NY, you must be so excited! The last time I went to New York I went crazy in Sephora and bought so many things that we can't get in Australia. Food wise I'd say make sure you stop by Eataly, it's got amazing Italian food!

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