Sunday, 23 October 2016
10 Beauty Buys You Need To Make This Month
As I mentioned in my A New Look & A Little Catch-up blog post, the plan is to switch up content a little bit, compared to how I did it in the past. So for example, instead of reviewing a whole range of products, what I'll do is handpick my favourite or favourites and include them with some of my other favourites or products that are similar. Hopefully this will become more apparent as time goes on but I'd thought I'd start by bringing you the 10 beauty buys you need to make this month;
Origins Breast Cancer Awareness Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask; For me, this is the most important beauty buy in today's post and not just because it's an incredible product. October marks breast cancer awareness month and many of your favourite brands and products are supporting the incredible cause by going pink. This limited edition release of the iconic 'wonder' mask is as good as, if not better, than what people make out. And by buying this edition, not only are you treating yourself to a holy grail beauty product but you're also doing some real good.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Nourishing Lip Balm*; After a couple of flights and making my return to the cold Scottish weather this month, my lips have definitely not fared too well. After finally trying this much hyped product, I now completely understand just why everyone raves about the Eight Hour range. This feels lovely on the lips and doesn't dry in too quickly either.
Neal's Yard Remedies Deliciously Ella Rose, Lime & Cucumber Moisturiser*; If you've not checked out Deliciously Ella's collaboration with Neal's Yard Remedies yet then you're missing out! What a collaboration eh? And how dreamy is the packaging? If you love rose scented products then this one and the accompanying facial wash will be right up your street.
Aveda Damage Remedy Split End Repair; After a couple of weeks spent by/in the pool and in the hot Floridian heat and sunshine, my hair was in dire need of some TLC on my return. My hair seems to grow like wildfire in such conditions so my ends in particular definitely didn't look their best. This brand new release from Aveda is designed specifically to deal with split ends and if you're trying to get the most out of your hair and current cut before booking a hairdresser's appointment, give this a try. I have a feeling you won't regret it.
KIKO Graphic Gaze Double Eye Marker; KIKO have launched their latest limited edition collection and it's a good'un. This double ended eyeliner from the Neo Noir range is unreal. Each end has a little ball at the end of the tip. I wasn't sure if these would make it easier or harder to do my eyeliner but the ball actually gives you a whole lot more control, in my experience anyway. It's also the perfect jet black shade too. I think I might have finally found my dream liner!
Cargo Cosmetics Vintage Escape Eye Palette*; Cargo Cosmetics are a brand that I've wanted to try for quite some time so when Direct Cosmetics got in touch and sent me this particular palette (which is just £9.99 on their site btw), I was so happy. The shades are perfect for Autumn and the shadows themselves are buttery, blendable and simply beautiful.
Primark PS Pro Small Blending Brush; When I first saw the Primark PS Pro range of brushes online I knew that I would just have to give them a try but for months now they've always been out of stock in my local Primark stores. Last week my luck changed when I spotted a small stand with a couple of these hanging on them. First of all, this brilliant brush was just £2.50 and the bristles are SO soft. You won't believe how soft they are. I'd definitely recommend popping one of these into your basket the next time you're in Primark.
The Body Shop Matte Liquid Lipstick in Tokyo Lotus; These days I'm basically like a magnet to anything liquid lipstick related so when I saw that The Body Shop had released a brand new range of liquid lipsticks and matte ones at that, I just had to try one out. I picked up the shade Tokyo Lotus, which is a great pink-y purple and I've already got my eye on the Windsor Rose and Crete Carnation shades. The formula is brilliant and it isn't drying in the slightest either.
PUR Hydrafluid Water Serum Foundation*; When I first squeezed some of this out of the tube I did get a little bit worried as it really is a watery foundation but once you get past that (it does say water in the name I guess), this is such a unique take on coverage, one that I certainly hadn't tried before. As someone with dehydrated skin this felt really nice and hydrating, almost sinking into the skin instead of sitting on it. This means that it looks incredibly natural. I love that it also delivers some skincare benefits as well. Trust me, you need to get yourself down to M&S to try this one out for yourself.
Benefit 3D Browtones; Back in June, I was invited along to House Of Fraser Glasgow to check out the brand new Benefit brow range and whilst I was there this product was one that instantly caught my eye. It's one of those products that you might not initially think you need (a brow highlighter, really?) but once you've actually applied it you won't be able to stop thinking about it. Or at least that's how it went for me. This looks like your brows but better, if that makes sense and also has the added bonus of being waterproof. If you're looking for a fuss-free brow product then this is it.
What do you think of my picks? Have you tried any of them? If so, what are your thoughts on them? And have you seen or picked up any exciting beauty buys this month that are too good not to share?
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