02 November 2015

Monthly Favourites: October

This past month flew by and I have quite a lot of favourites to show you! There are some skincare bits, makeup bits, and a hand product. Let's get cracking, shall we?


Two of the samples I received from SKOON. skincare for my facial analysis (you can read my first impressions here) made it into my favourites for this month. I am loving the bright orange Peptide Resurfacing Cream as well as the Overnight Hydrating Mask (Ruby Marine). The Peptide cream really brightens my skin overnight, and the hydrating mask keeps everything gloriously moisturised and plumped.

I've spoken about the REN Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial* here, and I've been using it religiously twice a week since I've received it. It brightens and smoothes my skin and I absolutely love the effects.

It also has to be said that the combination of all of these products have really shaken my skin back to life, so to speak.


I have more eyeshadow palettes than I dare to count, but this little palette stole my heart in the month of October. For about R90 you get six buttery shades ranging from a pearly white highlighter to a deliciously dark and warm chocolate brown. There are three matte shades and three shimmers. The texture is smooth and buttery and they blend easily. Colour payoff is good and they last well with a primer. The two shimmery brown shades to the right of the palette are my favourites, and some days I wore just one of these two on my eyelids, with no fallout or chunky glitter.

For the past few weeks I've been trying out a couple of new drugstore mascaras, and so far this is the one I've liked the most. The Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara has a curved plastic brush with small bristles. I find that it combs through my long lashes and separates them nicely. It also doesn't clump at all. There is a bit of transfer on my brow bone, but I can live with that. All in all a very nice, pitch black mascara.

I have been stalking the Bourjois counter at my closest Clicks for weeks to get my hands on the new Rouge Edition Aqua Laque liquid lipstick. I love the velvet matte version (you can read about it here) and this is a similar product but only glossy and more liquid-y. I have this in the shade "07 Fucshia perché" which is an amazing warm pinky red. It glides onto my lips easily and is quite cooling. The packaging and the applicator is exactly the same as the matte versions, but the differences are in the shades and the texture of the product. This also slightly dries down, but it's still glossy and comfortable on the lips. It's not smudge proof, but if you're not eating or drinking while wearing it there shouldn't be any reason to fear a lipstick smear on your cheek.


The last product in my monthly favourites basket is a hand cream from Clicks. The Oh So Heavenly range is coming out with loads of products at the moment, from skincare to BB creams. Although I haven't tried out any of these (I do, however, love their bubble balms), I can now vouch for their hand creams. I once saw on Twitter someone raving about how good the hand creams are, so off to Clicks I trundled when mine was finished. There are three variants and I chose the "Naturally Nourishing" hand cream in the Butter Me Up range. The tube looks like a tube of paint, and is small enough to fit in your handbag. The smell is absolutely amazing, it contains 15% shea butter and that is exactly what I smell. The hand cream is a thick pale cream that envelops your hands in a delicious buttery haze. It feels quite rich but after about half a minute there is absolutely no residue left. Your hands are just nourished and happy.

That's all for my swoon-festival of today. Which of these products caught your eye? Let me know in the comments section.

Until next time!


*PR samples

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