Sunday, 2 November 2014

October Favorites

I haven't done a favorite's post in a long time, as I was mainly using the same products, but now that it's got colder I have started using different things that I have been absolutely loving, and I decided to share some of them with you!

Skincare

My skincare products do tend to stay the same as I feel that changing them too much can cause breakouts and other issues with you skin, especially if it is sensitive. However, I have found one cleanser and one scrub that have really improved my skin. The scrub that I have been loving is the St Ives Gentle Apricot Scrub. It is made for sensitive skin, and like the name suggest it is very gentle on the skin, meaning you can use it daily. This gets rid of all the dead skin cells and helps to clean out your pores. I find that after using it my skin looks much more healthy and feels so much softer! My new favorite cleanser is by Clearasil and it is their Ultra Rapid Action Gel Wash. I used this after having had a bad breakout and it really helped to clear up my skin quickly, and also made my skin feel really soft, like the scrub does. This cleanser can be quite harsh, so I don't use it everyday but it has definitely improved my skin.

Another skincare product that I have been loving is Bioderma, which I did a whole other blog post on that I will link HERE. Again, I have just found that this really has cleared up my skin and I really don't want it to run out, as it is so expensive to buy in England!

Fashion

This autumn I have been really loving cozy jumpers paired with high-waisted skirts and chunky boots. My absolute favorite boots are from New Look, and they are black chelsea boots with a chunky heel (similar HERE & HERE). I love them so much as they go with everything and because of the slight heel they give me some extra height which is always good! They look great with black tights and a skirt/dress because they really elongate your legs. I feel like they help to tone down my really girly style, and add a bit of edge to a look. I have also been loving a pair of boots I got from Topshop in the sale (similar HERE). They are a taupe colour and have cut outs, and are flat. They are also made out a suede material rather than leather, making them pretty much the opposite to the other boots I have been loving. Both pairs are very comfy and they are literally all I have been wearing on my feet this past month!

Make Up

This month I have been opting for very simple make-up, and I have been loving having long, thick eyelashes. The mascara I have been using to create this effect is Benefit's They're Real! mascara. It really does lengthen your eyelashes and make them look fuller, but it isn't clumpy at all, so you can just apply some really quickly before you have to leave for work or school. The wand is amazing, and really combs through the lashes, which helps to separate the lashes. I have also found that it stays on all day and doesn't smudge on me which is great, as it stops me from worrying about whether I have mascara around my eyes or not! I only have the mini version of it, but as I'm loving it so much I think I'm going to have to repurchase the full size once I run out.

I have also been loving Collection's Lasting Perfection concealer, which I have been using alone without foundation this month. I love the high coverage and also the fact that the shades go light enough for my skin tone. Once I set it with powder it stays on my skin the whole day. I have also been using a primer underneath it, which is Benefit's "That Gal" primer. I have also been loving that as it gives my skin a glow and also helps my make up to stay on all day. It also leaves my skin feeling very soft and smooth, which makes the concealer I apply on top look better!

Random

My favorite film of the month was 'Love Rosie', which I went to see in the cinema with my friend. It's a great film about the life of a girl called Rosie, who ends up getting pregnant on the night of her prom. It is a funny, romantic story, but it also has sad points as well, and I really recommend that you go and see it! Another favorite film of the month would have to be Valentines Day, which I re-watched when I was feeling ill. It again is a romantic comedy, and it's a really easy film to watch, with a lot of famous actors in it. 

That's all my favorites of the past month! I hope you enjoyed this post, and look forward to more autumn-themed ones coming soon!

- L x