Wednesday, 31 October 2012

October Favourites



It's the end of October already, how did that happen?? Here are the best bits of my October for your perusal ...

Orofluido Beauty Elixir for hair
If you read my post on Shu Uemura Essence Absolue hair oil (here) you will have noticed that it unintentionally turned into a comparison with my existing favourite hair oil, Orofluido. I've been using this oil for a few years now and I absolutely love it. It smells beautiful, is the perfect consistency and leaves my hair soft, shiny and manageable. I use it on damp hair after washing and to finish just blow-dried hair too.
I've also tried other products in the Orofluido range - the shampoo, conditioner, masque and shine spray. Other stand out products are the conditioner and the shine spray but this oil is the absolute best for me and I couldn't be without it.
From feelunique

Essie Dive Bar
A little treat from Boots when I popped in for some cotton wool and headache tablets! I'd seen this on Sprinkle of Glitter and liked the look of it, plus it was included in Boots' 3 for 2 beauty offer so it would have been rude not to. I reviewed it here
From Boots

Elie Saab Le Parfum (EDP)
I bought this bottle at the beginning of the month and have worn it pretty much every day since! It's gorgeous, powdery and slightly sweet but sophisticated too. I wear it when I want to feel grown up and important! It's quite strong so I just spray it once on the back of my neck and lightly press my wrists on it. Anything more than this gives me a headache, no matter how much I like the fragrance.
From Debenhams

Nars Kalahari Duo
I bought this in the summer and wasn't overly impressed with it at first. For some reason it took a while to 'wear in' in the pan, my brushes were just skating over the surface and not picking up any colour so I'd thought it was lacking in pigment and that I'd wasted £24! But when I got my new MAC brushes and got a bit brutal with the shadows all that changed, it applied much better and I wore it nearly every time I wore make up this month.
From House of Fraser, who have now sold out. I did a quick search online and found it stocked at asos of all places and 50p cheaper!

Palmers Cocoa Butter Lip Butter
This is my absolute favourite lip balm EVER! The only one that really works for me, the only one I come back to time and again. I discovered it four years ago whilst I was taking Roaccutane - a nasty acne medication which dries all moisture out of your skin and forces your skin cells to renew themselves at lightning speed. Consequently your lips shed layers of skin constantly and feel so unbearably dry and irritated it makes you want to cry. Plus it was winter - cold, wet, windy and lip-chapping at the best of times. Total misery. When I found this after trying everything else that was out there (including Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream - that fabled wonder product that did absolutely nothing for me!) it was like an epiphany! I've been a convert ever since and stocked up in Boots on 3 for 2 this month to see me through the winter
From Boots although I couldn't find it on their website, it's always in the stores

Green & Blacks hot chocolate
This miserable weather has had me turning to hot chocolate for an afternoon treat or a mid-morning sugar hit. I like it with M&S squirty cream on top and some peppermint syrup if there's any to hand. It's a really rich creamy chocolate that is perfect for cold days. I'm obsessed with it at the minute
From Waitrose

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish - limited edition
You probably know that I'm a big Liz Earle fan (if you read this post) so when this limited edition Cleanse & Polish was launched to support the Prince's Trust I was straight on the website! It's the same formulation as the original with added rose and lavender oils which change the scent. The scent isn't very strong and I love the original scent anyway. But the bottle ... just look at it!
From Liz Earle

What have been the best bits of your October?

11 comments:

  1. Elie Saab....I fell in love with d fragrance the moment I tested them at sephora. It's my ' to buy perfume ' once am through with my alien by TM
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  2. I'm having the same problem you've had with your NARS palette with some MAC eyeshadows, feels like the colour just won't go on?! Hopefully after a bit of use it'll sort itself out.
    Lovely post nice to see some beauty and inspiration for a hair oil! X

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    1. Are you using MAC brushes? I swear by my 239 brush, you can really pack colour onto it. Thanks, I'm glad you like the post xx

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  3. My number one favourite of October is JASON lips bee healthy lip balm, i've just written a post on it :)

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    1. I've never heard of this, I'll have to take a look :-) xx

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  4. Ooh I love the Nars Kalahari duo, I've been using mine so much this month too. I need to buy more of their eyeshadows I love them xx

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    1. Me too, I'm going to have a little look next time I'm out. Let me know if you pick up another! xx

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  5. ahh..love Eli Saab EDP...it's just divine!
    new follower!!
    xoxo

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