October Favourites

October 2014 Favourites

It’s once again Favourites time here on the blog.   This month has been incredibly busy at work, so I didn’t have as much of an opportunity to blog as I would like. However, I still managed to gather a nice selection of October Favourites to share with you!

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush in First Love – I went slightly Charlotte Tilbury crazy recently, when her products launched on beautylish.com. My favourite products are the Filmstart Bronze & Glow (post) and this absolutely gorgeous blush. It gives the skin a subtle nude flush, with a slight bit of shimmer, it reminds me of the Hourglass blushes. This blush is designed to first swirl your brush around the outside shade and apply to your skin, and then put a pop of the inside colour on the apples of your cheeks. I tend to mix them together and use it all over.
Sephora Long Lasting Eye Kohl in Infinite Beige- This nude shade has become my go to colour for lining my waterline. It lasts forever without budging, and is just firm enough that it doesn’t end up sticking in my eyelashes, but soft enough that it’s easy to apply.
Revlon Colourstay Moisture Stain in Parisian Passion – This gorgeous wine shade has been my go to lip colour this month. Now that fall is here, I’m really loving the bolder lip and this is the perfect idiot proof bold lip product. It starts out as a gloss, and as the gloss wears off, it leaves a gorgeous stain. It’s perfect for a dark lip, because it doesn’t leave your lips looking awful and patchy as it wears off. Plus I find it much easier to wear than a bold lipstick.
L’Occitane Hand Cream – I don’t often use hand cream in the summer, but as the weather gets colder it’s a must have. The L’Occitane hand cream is by far my favourite, and one of those products that I will forever repurchase. It’s so moisturizing, but also quickly absorbs into the skin and doesn’t leave your hands feeling sticky.  I carry the small size one with me everywhere, and the larger size has a permenant home on my desk.
Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder – I picked this powder up over the summer, however did not end up using it immediately. Recently, I needed a new powder, and pulled this one out. I’m in love. This sets my foundation in place, all day and keeps my t-zone from getting shiny, and it does all of this without going patchy or drying out my skin. It’s a great powder, even compared against higher end ones I’ve tried.
IT Cosmetics Tightline Waterproof Mascara – This is one of those weird products that I just had to try. It uses a tiny mascara brush, which is designed to darken the base of your lashes, as if you had tightlined your eyes. I love the look it gives, and especially love how it doesn’t budge and give me raccoon eyes like tightlining with a pencil would.
MAC Cosmetics Lip Liner in Half Red – I’ve been venturing into darker lip colours recently, and have found that my go-to nude lip pencil isn’t cutting it. This is a wine/berry coloured lip liner that works great with the dark tones that I’ve been wearing. I actually like the shade of the liner, so much on it’s own that I sometimes use it to fill in my lips, and cover it with a balm.
So there you have it, my favourite products for October!
Thanks for stopping by!
Meg

L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil

L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil1

Today’s post is all about the L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil, which I have been using non stop since I picked it up last month. I’m a huge fan of L’Occitane products, their hand cream is my HG hand cream, and I’ve honestly never been disappointed in any of their products that I’ve tried. This shower oil is no different, it feels incredibly luxurious and smells like marizanpan (which I love!).

The L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil ($24 CDN for 250ml) is billed as a cleansing and moisturizing product in one. I wasn’t sure how cleansing this would feel compared to a gel or cream based body wash, but it makes my skin feel squeaky clean and hydrated. I actually find that most days, I don’t even need to use a moisturizer when I get out of the shower, because this hydrates my skin so well.

It has the consistency of an oil, and almost seems to warm up in your hands. When you mix it with water, it becomes milky and is easy to use with your hands or a pouf. Plus, it’s absolutely amazing for shaving, it works better than any shaving cream I’ve tried!

I’m seriously loving the L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil, I use it as my body wash and shaving cream, plus it leaves my skin moisturized. It really is a mulit use product. I definitely recommend getting a sample to try out!

Have you tried the L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil?

Thanks for stopping by!

Meg