31 October 2016

Monthly Favourites: October

I initially thought that this was my September favourites post, but then I realised that it is indeed time for October favourites! These past few months flew past at an alarming rate. I've been loving experimenting with different skincare and makeup bits, so here are my favourites.

The Body Shop Piñita Colada shower gel + body butter

I did a review on these two products here and I've been loving them this month. They smell exactly like summer should and the scent lingers lightly on my skin. Both are very nourishing and creamy, perfect for dehydrated summer skin.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer

I've been using this cream every day since I ran out of my Benefit moisturiser sample. I spoke about it here and I love the fact that it hydrates my skin so effortlessly. No gimmicks or fancy claims, just pure hydration.

L.A. Girl Pro Setting Spray

I wanted to do a "drugstore setting spray face-off" but instead I'm almost finished with this bottle without touching any of my other bottles for most of the month. At R85 this isn't the most economic of the bunch, but it's perfect to throw into your handbag or your suitcase. It produces a fine mist and makes my makeup last all day long. My skin tends to eat my foundation, but at the end of the day I find that with this there's still foundation left to remove.

L.A. Girl Pro Conceal

Another favourite L.A. Girl product is this concealer in the shade "Natural". I don't love the brush on this as it usually ends up a mess if you squeeze the tube a bit too hard. The concealer itself is quite thick but still very blendable. I use this for under my eyes on top of my corrector, as well as on blemishes or any red spots. It doesn't crease but I do find that I have to apply an eye cream underneath. I can't remember the exact price, but I do know that it's very cheap (cheaper than the setting spray) and it lasts a long time.

Maybelline Brow Drama Pomade Crayon in "Dark brown"

This little chubby crayon has transformed the way I do my brows in the mornings. I don't draw in each hair precisely, I tend to just go over the entire brow (focussing on the beginning and end parts) and then kind of blend it out and clean up the edges with a bit of concealer. The crayon is soft and has a pointed tip which makes my job of filling in my eyebrows very easy. It's easy to blend and the colour is a good match for me. It's also a twist-up crayon which means that I never need to sharpen it.  It costs around R110 and I got mine from Dischem, but Clicks should also stock it.

Lovisa necklace

I have been obsessed with this necklace that I bought from Lovisa a while ago. Half of the pendant is marble and the other half is kind of an Aztec symbol thing. The necklaces are normally too short for my personal taste, but I also bought a pack of three bracelets and the bracelets each included an extender chain, so I used one of them for the necklace. It goes with absolutely everything and looks very summery and modern.

And those were my October favourites! What were your favourites? Let me know in the comments section!

Until next time!


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