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October Loves feat, Gosh, Barry M, Cargo, Avon, Lily Lolo & Lotil

Lily Lolo Rose Glow Shimmer Stripes is the most beautiful highlighter currently in my collection. In the likes of the cult favourite Bobbi Brown, the rose gold stripes is what makes it tick all the right boxes for me. Especially as winter's here, I really want to steer clear of stark white, silvery highlighters and want to opt for some more warm toned. Of course there's the typical golden and bronze highlighters but they somehow remind me very slightly of Summer. 

Hence rose gold apparently is the only middle option for me that gels perfectly with Autumn/Winter. This particular shade is feminine yet warm at the same time as all the pinks and golds incline towards being yellow toned as opposed to blue tones. The finish is a little powdery and frosty but nonetheless, with a good hand at blending and some patience, it's a stunner on the cheeks. Would look great on all skin tones and can work as blusher on pale skin tones too. Definitely give it a go if Bobbi Browns price tag has always deterred you. 

I've been meaning to rave about these matte nail paints by Barry M since a while now but somehow they always slip out of my mind when in real I'm sporting them all the time. The colours and the texture of these just makes them so versatile, that you just don't want to take it off your nails. The deep oxblood colour is simply ingenious. Now everyone loves such dark colours come winter but because it's matte, it's a slightly more fresher take compared to it's glossy counterparts in my opinion. Plus, the matte texture makes the burgundy appear so much more mysterious and sexy.

The beige shade on the other hand is superb as well if you're feeling a clean-manicure kind of a day. It has a lot of yellow tones in it which makes my nails look like they have absolutely no colour in them. If you're paler or darker than me, this has potential to look superb compared to a traditional french manicure. I'm sure they must be available in an array of shades and I'm definitely looking into getting myself more.

I've always had a thing for GOSH Mascara's. If you've been a regular reader of the blog, you must have come across my ramblings for many of their previous releases. This one is their latest release and is termed 'Darling Lashes'. As usual, GOSH have nailed it with gorgeous packaging and that rhinestone like effect on the edge of the mascara wand looks so 3D! Coming to the mascara wand, it's genuinely different to what I've tried till date. It's shorter on side and longer on the other. I feel the shorter bristles are great to emphasise a curl and lift the lashes whereas the longer ones work well at separation and creating volume. Albeit a little clumpy if not used sparingly, it's a winner in terms of its darkening and thickening properties. If you're on the hunt for a new lash va va voomer, this will be your best bet.

Last but no way the least is something I don't rave about as often - powder. My reason for not having a love affair with powder in general is firstly because my skin doesn't get too oily and secondly my preference for dewy looking skin. I cannot stand matte skin for the life of me. It only emphasises my uneven skin tone, any sort of pigmentation and fine lines, not glamorous eh. Hence the only one I sparingly resorted to was my trusty Sisley one which can set you back at a whopping £65. Hence, when Cargo revamped most of their makeup range alongside this translucent powder, I had hope this would quickly creep up to my favourites and so it did. It's almost undetectable and melts into the skin leaving a nice finish which isn't too matte. It works at setting the make-up and absorbing oils from the t-zone. A long lasting formula that doesn't need too much re-application, I love it. If you're like me and hate the feeling of cakey, heavy, visible powder on the skin, you need to give this a go. If I had good skin, I'd only wear this. Aah, one can wish. *sigh*

A shoutout to Lotil Cream is what I seriously need to do as dry, chapped, flaky skin on the body is slowly re-appearing come shorter, dark days and winter chill. This one is in the likes of Sudocrem but minus the white residue and overtly thick texture. It's superbly hydrating, easily absorbing and leaves skin drenched in moisture. Now I love my regular Soap & Glory body moisturisers but if you need something 'extra' for eczema prone skin, this is what you need. If you like fuss free, fragrance free, highly effective body moisturisers, check out Lotil for some seriously hydrating formulas.

Avon Anew Clinical Pro Line Corrector is an anti-ageing serum in my opinion which is great for treating fine lines and pre-mature ageing. If you're in your late 20's and 30's and want something that will take care of gradually appearing fine lines, this is a fabulous product to try out. It's apparently got some nobel prize winning technology in it which promises to banish the appearance of wrinkles in just 2 weeks time. Now I didn't notice that but there was definitely some peeling with this product and some lovely skin tightening effects. The Amine Fill 33 that it contains help to reactivate untapped collagen and works in a more powerful manner compared to your usual anti-ageing ingredients such as glycolic acid and retinol. For the price it retails, I feel it's an affordable one to try. 
Unknown said...

I absolutely love love love love the Barry M Matte Nail Paint in Caramel. It's the perfect nude colour for my skin tone. I wish they released this sooner!




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