Friday, November 1, 2013

Favourites | October Beauty

Happy November! I'm already starting to feel the holidays rapidly approaching. With the start of November, I thought I would share what beauty products I have been loving over the past October.

I had quite the love for skincare over October after discovering a ton of new products. I have been loving everything from my Michael Todd True Organics haul. But in picking favourites, I have been especially loving the Blue Green Algae Toner, Organic Lemon Toner, and the Citrus Cream Moisturizer. These are all now daily staples for me. A couple of other skincare discoveries came from sample boxes this past month. (Malin+Goetz) Vitamin E Face Moisturizer is the perfect everyday light-but-hydrating moisturizer. I use this in the daytime and both day and night while I was in Florida. It's the perfect no-frills but highly effective product. So happy to have discovered this (and several other favourites) from my recent Sample Society subscription. I died over the adorable packaging of the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and Muslin cloth in October's Birchbox, and I can truly say I am loving the product as well. It's such a different experience. You apply the cleanser on dry skin, massaging it in, and remove it with the damp muslin cloth. The cleanser feels like a lotion, and the muslin cloth provides a gentle exfoliation.

For nails, I have been loving Butter London The Old Bill and Zoya Monica. Both are perfect Autumn shades. This is giving me a great idea to combine these two in a manicure...On the topic of manicures,  another favourite has been the Minus 417 Hand Moisturizer in Ocean. It absorbs quickly making it perfect to keep in your handbag and keeps your hands moisturized for hours.

Only a few make-up favourites as I have still been loving a lot of products I mentioned in September. For keeping my make-up long-lasting, I have been using the Nars Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer and Urban Decay De-Slick Make-up Setting Spray. I am not an everyday brow-filler but during Fall I tend to do it more days than not. I love Tarte's The Brow Architect as it's super easy to use and has all the tools you need. A repeat fall favourite of mine is the elf Blush in Mellow Mauve. It's a great fall shade and the finish gives you a nice glow. Another mauve-y favourite is the tarte Butter Lipstick in Plummy Rose. A moisturizing, everyday shade that is easy to wear and apply.

A few random beauty favourites are MIYU Beauty Essence in Destress Mi. The peppermint smell is amazingly calming. Check out this post for a review and giveaway (ends November 11!). The Trader Joe's Pumpkin Body Butter is a skin hydrator that is perfectly scented for the season. I love the smell so much that I rarely forget to apply it (generally, I am so bad about moisturizing). The ingredients are amazing as well as the price!

I am excited for what new beauty products November will bring. I have my eye on a few holiday make-up gift sets, and the weather should be turning quite a bit colder any day now bringing new products to the forefront.

What were some of your favourite beauty products of October?


  1. Man, I wish I had a Trader Joe's here, I love pumpkin scented stuff! Lovely favorites :)

    1. Thanks! I am so obsessed with it; it smells amazing! And it's only $5!

      Kim |

    2. UGH only 5!? I hate living in the middle of nowhere!