October Favourites

I cannot believe how quickly October has flown by and that it’s already November. It’s definitely that time of year again where I am starting to stock up on luscious goodies to keep my skin, hair and nails in tip top condition during the harsh winter months.  Here are a few bits and pieces I have really been enjoying during the month of October.

Garnier Body Anti-Cellulite Oil

So I have about 6 weeks before I go on holiday and I am at the point where I need to start prepping my skin before I dare to bare myself on the beach.  We spend a lot of the year covered up so when we are exposed to the sun, we need to ensure our skin looks well cared for.  So, as I am a little obsessed at the moment with ensuring my skin looks supple whilst on holiday, I have become totally addicted to this oil.  I cannot tell you how easy it is to use.  It’s not greasy or sticky and smells divine with the lemon, mandarin and grapefruit fragrance capturing your senses.  I use this on my problematic areas after I have come out of the shower, just massaging the oil into my skin to ensure it is fully absorbed. I have noticed my skin looking firmer and feeling softer and more supple since using this and I will definitely continue to do so even when I return from holiday.  Big thumbs up from me.  Oh, and it’s dead cheap!

Murad Body Firming Cream

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Whist we are on the topic of skin toning and firming, here is another product I am currently enjoying.  The Murad Body Firming Cream is a little on the pricey side but in my personal opinion, completely worth every penny.  It claims to “increase skin firmness by 40% in 15 minutes” and “restores maximum moisture and restores resiliency and tone”.  I do have to say, this product is very rich and creamy so a little goes a long way but again, it doesn’t feel heavy, sticky or greasy.  It is really enjoyable to use and the results are definitely noticeable.  My skin almost immediately feels radiant, toned and hydrated.  I would highly recommend this product as it does work and I do think it is worth the slightly higher price tag. This firming cream is great for when my skin is in need of some extra love and care and I will definitely be turning to this cream in the future.  It’s great to use a few months leading up to a special occasion, e.g. holiday, wedding etc and I feel confident this cream is going to ensure my skin looks amazing on holiday.

Ardell Natural Lashes – Babies

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Anyone that knows me knows that I am a total eyelash freak.  But I am someone who gets freaked out by lashes that look fake.  I am always on the look out for the perfect pair of eyelashes which accentuate my eyes without drawing the attention away from the rest of me and my makeup look.  These are my dream eyelashes and I seriously don’t know where I have been without them.  They are extremely subtle but really bring out my eyes and eye makeup on a night out and I have been told they weren’t noticeable.  That for me, is how it should be.  Having noticeable eyelashes to me is just a no go but that is just my personal preference.  I love these and have stocked up loads to keep me going.

MAC Liptick – Rebel

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I am not one for using dark lipsticks, but this has actually been sitting in my makeup kit for about 2 years and have only ever used it on clients.  Coming into autumn, deep berry shades seems to be the rage.  So one evening, I decided to give this a go with a new look I was trying out and instantly fell in love! I couldn’t believe how much I loved it.  It complimented my skin tone and gave me a really edgy and cool vampy look which I have never really tried out before.  I really like this shade and will definitely be experimenting with this lip colour throughout winter.

So those are my October favourites.  Have you been loving any of the above?  Are there any anti-cellulite products or skin firming creams you are using at the moment that you are in love with?  Do let me know.  I’ll see you soon.  X.O.

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