Thursday, October 31, 2013

October Favourites

Woohoo, I haven't done a favourites post in a couple of months but there are a few new products that I have been loving this past month that I had to share! I am looking forward to November because it brings an end to university for the year (finally) and I can get back to blogging and laying on the beach!

Another day, another beauty product

Last month I went shopping with my mum when I happened to come across a couple of the L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadows marked down in a bargain bin, in the colours Forever Pink and Flashback Silver. Picking those up made me dig out the other two I owned in Iced Latte and Goldmine, and I have been using them non stop this month. They are simply the best eye shadows I have ever tried from a low end brand.

If you aren't familiar with the product they are basically a pressed pigment eye shadow that come in a screw top package. They go on smooth, pigmented and metallic. Now I'm thinking I want to go ahead and collect every shade...

Forever Pink, Flashback Silver, Iced Latte and Goldmine

I feel like I've sampled a few different products from Chanel's makeup line now, and in my opinion, these guys are worth the price tag. They're called Illusion D'ombres, fancy name - fancy product. The formulation is a gel mousse texture and they are automatically what I reach for on special occasions. 

Illusoire is a beautiful taupe purple and Epatant is a taupeish green. These colours are so complex, so sparkly, and so so special in my makeup collection. The apply beautifully and last all day. Love.

Illusoire and Epatant

A brand that I have been continually impressed with, product after product has been the Balm. I invested in their bronzer, Bahama Mama a few months ago now and it is a fantastic colour. The packaging is also probably the most adorable thing ever.

Now you might be looking at think and thinking, but Mishelle, you're a pale ass bitch, how are you going to wear this? Whilst it is a dark colour, it blends like no other. One swipe with a contour brush and I'm done!

Bahama Mama

A lipstick I haven't been able to stop wearing recently is Dior's Rouge Dior Nude in the colour Swan. This is just a beautiful every day pink that wears amazingly and I feel would suit a lot of people. My only gripe with this lipstick is that the smell is a little old fashioned.


Lastly I wanted to mention a skincare favourite of the month, which has been Aesop's Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream. If you have dry or dehydrated skin, this is your guy. Filled with a zillion amazing oils, it is very thick and a little oily but my skin drinks it up within a few minutes of application. I think as the weather continues to heat up I will switch to just using this at night time and use a lighter moisturizer under makeup but for now I have been using it both evening and night.

Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream

I think I officially have an obsession with  textured nail polish. I am snapping them up left, right and centre lately! I posted some swatches of the OPI Liquid Sands I have here if you'd like to see more.

Rimmel Shooting Star and Zoya Nyx

So that about wraps it up! What have been your favourite beauty products this month? Tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments :)



  1. Oh interesting favourites! I haven't tried any of these you mentioned! So intrigued by the Chanel eye shadows, the colours look so unique.

  2. I really like the OPI Liquid Sands nail polish - it looks amazing :D
    Great review!!

    ♡ Valérie

  3. 'A pale ass bitch', aaahahaha Mishelle, lovely faves! I really like those Loreal shadows too and managed to pick up a couple on clearance too!

    x Tashi

  4. I have wanted to try aesop skincare for a while and the reviews of their products are always good but I have sensitive skin and I don't know whether it is worth trying - great post x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

    1. I think it would be good for sensitive skin - but if in doubt ask for a sample, aesop are amazing with samples!

  5. I really want to try the Aesop - my skin has been on the dry side lately (except my t-zone after foundation which is perpetually oily). The Chanel cream eyeshadows have been on my wishlist for the longest time - I was so close to picking up Illusoire but I wasn't convinced it would work with my skin tone. Plus I feared it might be just a touch too shimmery for everyday wear. One day!

  6. Loving the FOA LE polishes! This post is creating some new lemmings!

  7. Im loving the Liquid sand formulas too...but that Pixie Dust from Zoya looks pretty good too!

  8. All those L'Oreal eyeshadow are seriously pretty! And the nail polish is gorgeous too :-)

  9. I'd love to see a review on the Balm bronzer. :)

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