October Favourites 2015!

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This is my first ‘favourites’ post.

I will be doing this each month to let you know what I have been loving, whether that be beauty products, fashion or lifestyle… But, let’s face it, when we say lifestyle, we actually mean food!

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So, my first favourite is a rather new edition to my ever-growing makeup collection, and that is the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. I’ve had it for just over a month now and I’ve been using it every day since. I think it is safe to say that I completely and utterly obsessed with it. It covers everything from an everyday natural, nude look to dark and smoky during the evenings. I never usually use the application brushes that come with palettes because they are never as good as the ones that you can buy separately, but I gave this one a try and I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was! It has a brush both ends, one slightly thicker to use all over the eye-lid and one slightly thinner to get into the crease. All of these colours are highly pigmented, last a very long time and are an absolute dream to blend! This palette also includes four sample pot primers.
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The palette consists of 12 beautiful colours, (left to right);

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Foxy (matte/cream)
Half Baked (shimmer/gold)
Bootycall (slight shimmer/pale pink)
Chopper (shimmer/rose gold)
Tease (matte/brown with purple undertones)
Snakebite (shimmer/bronze)
Suspect (shimmer/taupe)
Pistol (shimmer/grey)
Verve (shimmer/pearl)
YDK (shimmer/bronze)
Busted (shimmer/dark brown)
Blackout (slight shimmer/black)

In my opinion, this is definitely worth the £38! You can buy this product from Debenhams, House of Fraser and Urban Decay.

My next favourite is another beauty product and that is NARS Sheer Glow. This is another pricey product (£31) but it is very highly pigmented and is super smooth, making it easy to blend into the skin. It leaves the skin looking healthy and hydrated, giving it a satin, dewy finish. It is medium coverage but can definitely be built up to give a fuller looking complexion. This foundation is best suited for people with normal to dry skin and I wear it in the shade Santa Fe. This foundation is brilliant for people that have naturally red cheeks like myself as the pigments within this product counteract redness perfectly. The only downside to this product is that it does not come with a pump, however you can buy these for just £3. You can Sheer Glow from NARS, House of Fraser and John Lewis.

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Something else that I have been loving this month, is the Collection Contour Kit. For just £4.19, I couldn’t not buy it! I was a bit sceptical with it being so cheap, but it is amazing and it has made its way into my everyday makeup routine! You can see how much I’ve been loving it as the writing on the packaging is starting to disappear – this is a sign of a much loved product! The contour shade isn’t too dark and I can imagine it suiting a majority of skin colours and the highlight isn’t too shimmery, so you don’t end up looking like you’re covered in glitter! You can build it up to make the contour and highlight more prominent or you can just use a small amount for that little bit of definition. This is also a very good drugstore alternative to the Charlotte Tilbury Sculpt and Highlight which costs £49! The Collection Contour Kit is available from Boots and Superdrug.

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I am also loving Ghost Eclipse perfume. It has been out for a while but I have only recently started using it and it has now become my go-to perfume. It is a lovely fruity fragrance but is quite subtle and is not overpowering. It is difficult to find a perfume that lasts the whole day, however I believe that this perfume does just that! It’s one of those perfumes that whenever I wear it, people are always asking me what it is I’ve got on! The bottle of this product is also really pretty and nice to look at, which I feel is sometimes something that perfumes lack. This perfume is perfect for daytime or evening. You can buy this from Boots, Superdrug and Debenhams.

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Let me know what you’ve been loving this month!

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