Wednesday, 30 October 2013

October Favourites.

Can you believe that it is the end of October already!? I sure can't! I am going to hop right in to my fashion and beauty favourites for this month!

Firstly, cardigans! More importantly, fluffy cardigans! I bought this beauty from River Island (along with the exact same cardigan in both black and cream, I know, I know!), and I adore it. I really like to add texture to outfits so these sweaters are just perfect. The colour of this specific one is so beautiful and I'm not usually a wearer of pink at all, but I was drawn to this. I would say that it is true to size, though I kind of regret not buying a size up because I like the the look of slouchy, 'I just threw this on' knitwear. It is still available on the River Island website (and on sale!) here! The other colours are also reduced to £25 so I am a little gutted that I bought all three at full price!

My most worn nail varnish of the moment - Fallen Leaf by Topshop. I think the colour is so autumnal and I quite like its muted tone. I am always a lover of green shades on the nails but my go-to collection of vibrant and minty hues haven't been complimenting my growing winter wardrobe. I am glad I found this lurking at the back of a cupboard! It is no longer available online, unfortunately, however OPI Uh-Oh Roll Down the Window is similar and can be found right here!

I know, I know, more Origins! Seriously though, their Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask is probably one of my greatest purchases of the YEAR, never-mind the month! With the weather getting colder and being exposed to central heating, I have found that my skin is becoming more and more dehydrated and around my nose especially can become flaky. I apply this at night (as the name suggests!) three to four nights a week and honestly, my skin has never looked better. If this cost the earth, I would still have to have it in my life. Here it is if you'd like to check it out. I can understand why it is rated as a top seller on their website.

So I bought the Anastacia Brow Wiz in brunette back in June, in Sephora. I wasn't overly enamoured with it in the beginning, but it is now about to run out and I have come to the realisation that it is actually something I need to have in my make up bag. As a lover of a strong brow, I have tried numerous products over the years and I can safely say that this is the one that produces the greatest effect with the least amount of effort. One end has a really slim nibbed pencil and it gives the most natural, but wonderful definition. The other end, as you can see, has a spoolie which is great for running through your brows to even the colour application out. I thought I wouldn't repurchase but boy, was I wrong!

I don't know what it is, but I have always been drawn to a statement boot. I crave the infamous Chloe studded boots, but parting with over £800? No, thank you! Thankfully, I have found quite a few dupes online. Here, on ebay, look almost identical and are a steal at only £14.99. These guys on are slightly more expensive at £32.99 but still very reasonable, in my opinion, for boots. I think boots like these take a plain and simple outfit and make it something special.

Finally, and don't laugh, I know I am so late jumping on this bandwagon, is the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Sweetheart Valentine. I actually did purchase this a while ago but never got around to using it much until this month. I looooove it! Just Bitten Kissables are the most unique mixture of lipstick and lip balm I have ever experienced. The colour pay-off is excellent and my favourite thing is that this wears so nicely. You don't end up catching a glimpse of yourself in a mirror and seeing your lipstick only on the edges of lips and worn in the middle. I am definitely, definitely going to invest in more shades of this. Maybe even all of them...

And there it ends! In November I am going on a shopping trip to Manchester, so look out for a blog post on that.

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