Tuesday, 1 November 2016

October Favourites

October was a pretty busy month for me, with attempting to write every day for Blogtober proving to be something of a challenge. There's been a hell of a lot going on, and November looks set to be even busier. Without further ado, I'll tell you all about my October favourites.
I've been after a something to keep my relatively small brush collection in for ages, and when I saw this candle in Tesco a few weeks ago I knew that it was perfect. I love the hare design and the size of it is just right for most of my brushes. The only problem was that there was a candle in it. In reality, that's pretty much the opposite of a problem since I absolutely love burning a candle in the evening as I'm winding down for the night; I think the soft, flickering light just helps me drift off to sleep easier, and the muted vanilla scent of this one helped as well. This candle burned down very quickly, which was actually a really good thing as I did buy it for the pot. It wasn't even a tenner, so I was doubly chuffed with the end result.

Sticking with the candle theme, once that one had burned down I went on the hunt for one to replace it. I fell in love with the Caroline Gardner pomegranate candle, but there was no way I could justify spending £24 on a candle. In the end, my Mum picked up the Next Winter Collection candle in a similar scent. It's still a warm pomegranate smell but is much sweeter than the Caroline Gardner candle. It's also a hell of a lot cheaper, so I'm happy!

On the beauty side of things, I only have two items for you this month, but I have absolutely loved them both.

I mentioned this No7 single eyeshadow in Mink in a haul post, and I can confirm that it's fab. I've been wearing it swept all over the lid while deepening the shade for the crease. It makes for a really nice muted eyeshadow, for those days when you want a lazy makeup look but still want to look put together. My favourite thing to pair it with is a bold lip, which brings us to the next item on my list.
Since this is a favourites post it's perhaps not that surprising that this lipstick cropped up in my Week In Lipsticks post from a few weeks ago. This gorgeous Bobbi Brown Lip Colour in Orange is a fiery pumpkin red and is definitely my current favourite. It's not as warm as MAC Chili which I also adore, and I tend to pair it with a cooler, more toned down eye, so I've been loving it with Mink. I feel very, dare I say it, Parisian, when I wear this combination. Just show me striped t-shirt and string of onions and I am completely on board.
Finally, I have a little bit of hair care for you this month. I'm in love with this Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Leave-In Conditioner. I try not to wash my hair every day since I know how bad for the hair it is, but my ends get so dry, especially at this time of year. A few spritzes of this on the ends in between washes helps prevent my hair from getting too dry, and makes it much more manageable. The longer I leave it between washes the more tangled and bushy my hair gets, so this is my current saviour as it just about keeps things under control.

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