Work has continued to be busy this month and we've had so much social stuff on that I just haven't been able to find much time to blog. Yes it's frustrating, but at least there's a reason for it so it's not as though I've been walking around scratching my head.
What I want to do today is my October favourites. While I haven't done any review posts this month, I've still been using plenty of stuff and I know which items have stood out.
Let's have a look.
Goldfaden MD Fresh A Peel
Full review here. This is an expensive product but I've enjoyed using it this month because you only need to leave it on for a few minutes (unlike other masks that take a while to work), which means I've used it a lot because it's all I've had time for.
What I like about it is that it resurfaces my skin beautifully and removes that top layer of dead skin. After use my face is left looking brighter and feeling smoother, and it looks more even and youthful to boot. It also helps my skincare to apply and absorb better after use, because it's cleared the path so things can really sink in and nourish my skin.
While I wouldn't buy it again due to the price, it does the job and I enjoy it.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
Full review here. I meant to introduce this product as part of Project Dent, but I've been so busy that all my panning projects have fallen to the wayside - and instead I've been using it for the past couple of weeks without posting on it.
While ABH doesn't make my favourite formula for eyeshadows (they don't last well on the eye for me), they do blend beautifully and I love the colours in this palette, even though I don't get much use from the pinks and reds.
It's just an easy palette to use, and that's made it the right one to reach for while I've been too busy to think. I've also managed to hit pan in two shades over the last fortnight, so it's annoying that I wasn't able to show you progress shots via Project Dent, but at least I'm happy that it's now looking more loved.
Marc Jacobs O!Mega Coconut Perfect Tan in Tan-tastic
Full review here. This is such a wonderful bronzer and I'm so glad I bought it. You may well have heard others rave about it before, and I'm going to rave too because it's a favourite and I love it almost as much as I love my Hourglass bronzers.
It blends and applies so easily, and it's not too warm so I can wear it year-round and it goes with everything. It also airbrushes the skin, so it has a smoothing effect that helps make my skin look its best.
On top of that, you get heaps of product in here - so I think it was worth the investment and it's going to be in my collection for a while. Definitely worth trying.
Elemental Herbology Cool & Clear Facial Cleanser
Full review here. This has been in my favourites before, but I'm still enjoying it so I wanted to include it again.
It's a gel cleanser with a natural, herbal scent that I enjoy. In texture it's a thin gel that feels light as air on the skin, and when you add water it lathers up but doesn't foam, and I can tell that it doesn't contain any nasties like soap or SLS.
I love the feel of this cleanser when I massage it across the skin. The lather is velvety and it feels like it's cleansing without stripping my natural oils. I use mine as my second cleanse in the morning, and I find that my face feels clean, fresh and soft after use. Worth trying too.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light
This is always a favourite so I probably don't mention it enough in these monthly favourites posts, but I wanted to now because a few people have asked me about it recently so I thought it was timely to talk about how much I love it. Full review here.
In short, it's hands-down the most amazing makeup item I've ever put on my face. Indeed, you may have heard me say before that if I could only ever use one product for the rest of my life, this would be it. I can't see that changing: this has been my number one for years.
I've no idea what's in these powders, but they diffuse light so my facial texture (eg pores and fine lines) looks less noticeable, and they smooth the surface of my skin so that it looks healthier and younger. They also add a subtle radiance that's never too much, and I can't live without wearing one of these every day. Indeed, I've come to feel that I look 'wrong' without one. Unbeatable.
That's all from me! I hope you enjoyed this little post and that you have plenty of your own favourites for the month.
Do let me know in the comments what you've been loving lately: I'd love to hear.
Hope all's well with you, and speak soon x