31 October 2016

October Beauty Favourites

It's that time of the month again where I rave about my beauty essentials

Things look rather autumnal in this beauty favourites post, even though I'm currently going into summer. I can't help be envious of everyone in the Northern Hemisphere who have orange leaves everywhere - it is my favourite season after all. Hopefully there's a bit of something for everyone here - from volumising haircare to a classic dark lip.

Shaaanxo 18 Colour Eyeshadow & Lipstick Palette
As I stated in my review of this, I've basically only been using the eyeshadow side of this but I am loving it. It has shades which I'm really rather fond of - I love nothing more than a warm toned eyeshadow look, especially when orange is involved. I think the pigment and pay off of these shadows are really decent, especially when this palette is quite affordable.

Lee Stafford My Big Fat Healthy Hair Shampoo & Conditioner
This is a new shampoo and conditioner duo I've been trying out for the last month which I thought I'd mention! This is more of a volumnising shampoo and conditioner, so if you already have thick hair, this may not be best suited to you. I think I have quite fine hair but it can also be frizzy. I tend to think this can be a little stripping on the hair, but that's why I recommend using it alongside another shampoo and conditioner. I find this makes my hair feel thicker and not dragged down, and both products tend to make my hair less frizzy when I use it an oil as well. If you have fine, limp hair I think these would be really good, although like I said, they can feel a bit drying if overused.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
This is my holy grail, #1 mascara without a doubt! I had a little break from using this to pursue other things, but I've come back. This has been plenty raved about in the beauty blogging world but if you haven't tried it yet, definitely give it ago. It gives my lashes a false lash effect by lengthening and lifting the lashes, and it's also very black and volumnising too. I've received compliments while wearing this and I do notice my lashes look extra long and thick when I use this. My only gripe with this is that it is a little difficult to remove, but you really get an intense, full look with this.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Budapest
I've had a chance to wear this recently and I am in love. This colour is a dark plum purple, almost burgundy colour - perfect for autumn or anytime really. I find the staying power of this particular shade to actually be really good - when I wore this the other day (see here) it stayed on pretty much all day even after I had eaten lunch. I love the formula and matte look of these soft matte lip creams - I could just buy a ton of them!

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  1. As someone who always seeks big voluminous hair that shampoo and conditioner sounds amazing! Definitely going on my wish list! ♥


  2. This is my favorite mascara too!


  3. I want to try the Shanxo palette so much, the colours look gorge and perfect for Autumn!

    Jess xo / Jessica Ann ♥

  4. I purchased the Maybelline mascara after seeing it being talked about so much! Really excited to see how it works for me. The NYX lip cream shade is gorgeous! :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    1. Yay hope you like it! Yes I love that shade x

  5. Oh boy is that palette a dupe of the Kyshadow? It looks good! I'm due for a new mascara soon, so maybe I should give this one a try! Ps gal you spelt favourites wrong in the title! xx
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

  6. I looks like its a dupe. Oh no, I've fixed it now!



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