I tried to go on a bit of a spending ban this month because I need to start saving for that very expensive time of year that’s coming up. To be honest, it doesn’t NEED to be expensive but I love treating my loved ones. Here’s what I was loving in October.
Huda Beauty / Desert Dusk Palette
As soon as they announced this palette I knew I was going to order it on the day of release. It is absolutely stunning! I seen some reviews of it before the release from YouTubers etc and some of them said it wasn’t the easiest to use and the textures were quite different to the Rose Gold palette. This made me slightly concerned as I didn’t want to spend £56 on a palette if it wasn’t absolutely out of this world. The only way I could justify it to myself was by working overtime so I did that and put the money aside. And I’m damn well glad that I did. Honestly, this is the most beautiful palette I own. The shades are so so pigmented and long lasting! There’s a little bit of fall out but you’d expect that from glittery shades. I’d definitely recommend.
Seventeen / Stay Time Concealer
I have never found a concealer that can cover my dark circles. And the colour correctors I have tried haven’t done a great job either. So I have just not bothered with concealer for as long as I can remember. I was recommended this concealer after trying out the foundation and my oh my, it actually makes quite a difference to my bags. I don’t think anything will ever fully cover them but this makes a good whack at it. Like the foundation, it’s quite high coverage and the product itself is pretty thick. But I honestly don’t think you can feel the thickness on your skin at all. This is honestly the dream duo especially for people with oily skin! I use the shade ‘fair’ in both the foundation and concealer and it is perfect for my skin.
Marc Jacobs Beauty / Velvet Noir Mascara
I am extremely fussy when it comes to mascaras. I received this product complimentary from Influenster UK and did not set myself any expectations.The formula is thick which gives a great full lash effect. The brush is not what I’d usually go for but I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked. The packaging is beauty and the product itself is lightweight which is great when applying. This mascara gives me full, volumised lashes with only 3 coats! And it lasts all day which is amazing. There is no fall out with this product however, my bottom lashes do print onto my skin which is the only downside of using this mascara. I definitely would repurchase this product and it is definitely worth £22!
Camp West Sweatshirt / Primark
I seen this mustard coloured sweatshirt in Primark and loved the boldness of it. Mustard is such a beaut colour for Autumn and it can just brighten up a plain outfit. This sweatshirt is so versatile and I’ve been wearing it with a pair of black leggings or black skinnies. It’s super cosy and has a thin fleece lining inside. To make things even better, it only cost me £5. Absolute bargain!
How Hard Can Love Be? / Holly Bourne
Amber, Evie and Lottie: three girls facing down tough issues with the combined powers of friendship, feminism and cheesy snacks. Both hilarious and heart-rending, this is Amber’s story of how painful – and exhilarating – love can be, following on from Evie’s story in Am I Normal Yet? All Amber wants is a little bit of love. Her mum has never been the caring type, even before she moved to California, got remarried and had a personality transplant. But Amber’s hoping that spending the summer with her can change all that.
After reading the first book in this series, ‘Am I Normal Yet?’ I just knew I had to get my hands on the second one. Becca from work introduced me to this series and I’m SO glad she did. Absolutely LOVING it. I cannot wait to read the third one. I love how the three books in the series follow the same three girls and each one is from a different characters perspective. If you love Young Adult, you must read this series!
I waited ages for Michael to have a weekend off so we could go and see this together! I was so excited after all the good reviews I had heard and read and it honestly never let me down. There was a couple of jumpy bits within the movie but even for wusses amongst us, you’ll be able to handle it. The plot was just fantastic and I cannot wait for Chapter 2. I was so surprised by the humour in this film and it honestly was hilarious. Best film I’ve seen in a while!
What have you been loving this month?