Sunday, 29 October 2017

Recent Favourites

Well, somehow, we have come to the end of my favourite month of the year! There’s just something about October that I love – the dip in temperature, the changing colours of the leaves, the darker berry lipsticks. Heaven! But as the month draws to a close, I think it’s only fair to look back over some of my favourites from the past few months.


I’ve had a month of trying new beauty products and rediscovering some old favourites, and it’s been great! One standout product for me this month has been the Bobbi Brown Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Forest Sparkle. I fell in love with the Bronze shade when these were first released but never really tried the green version. Well, September was the month of the return of the winged liner and I thought I’d experiment with the green. Oh my god, why did I wait so long? The colour is gorgeous, just the right amount of sparkle, and it applies so easily. I’m definitely trying to be a bit more experimental with my makeup, and this is perfect for that. And with the changing colours of autumn, I think this will work really well with a berry lip. I’m sure it will get a lot more wear in the months to come.




Officially starting work this month has meant that I had been on the hunt for the perfect, easy day-to-day makeup. Let’s face it, even the most makeup obsessed of us can’t always be bothered with full-on, blended, slightly smoky eyeshadow at 6am. Cue my love of the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes toMesmerise in Marie Antoinette. This cream shadow is super pigmented and really blendable – I literally pick up the tiniest amount on my finger, and then blend it over my eyelid. You can build up the product to get a more intense coverage. I’d 100% recommend picking it up.





News flash, I think I’ve found my perfect mascara – the L’Oreal Paradise mascara. I’ll be the first to admit that it was the rose gold packaging that drew me in, but once I tried it, I knew I couldn’t go back. It lengthens, thickens, separates… what more could you ask for from a mascara? I’m already on my second tube, and I can see this being a recurring purchase. It’s just too good to turn down.




I’ve also fallen in love with the Vanilla Pumpkin range from The Body Shop this month. I knew it was going to happen but the Shower Gel and Body Butter have definitely become firm favourites of mine. They smell amazing, they leave my skin feeling incredibly soft and they don’t aggravate my psoriasis. Winner! I’d fully recommend at least having a sniff of these instore – I guarantee you won’t be disappointed! I’m going to be picking up spares!


But you know, it’s not all about the beauty products. September and October have been pretty alright months, you know? I’ve seen lots of my blogging buddies, helping Alice to make the most of her free time before Baby Spake arrives, and welcoming Anna back from her Canadian travels. We’ve eaten together a fair bit this month and it has been really lovely. My food highlight has got to be the bloggers’ evening at Supermarine Woolston Waterside – you can read the post all about it here. We ate, drank and laughed, and it really was fantastic. I’ve recommended it to countless people and I can’t wait to go back myself!





I’ve also been trying really hard to maintain my reading despite being really busy with work. It’s going okay so far, and I hope it continues. But this month, I jumped into Unfiltered by Lily Collins. I love Lily, she’s absolutely stunning and she stars in some of my favourite films, and when I saw that she’d released a book, I knew I had to buy it. It was really good, exactly what I needed to read, and gave me a chance to really re-evaluate what I want from life. I’d thoroughly recommend picking it up and giving it a read – I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.


That’s it, my ultimate favourites from October. Like I’ve said, it’s been a really good month all round, and hopefully November will go just as well. What are some of your favourites from this month?

Love Lexie

xo

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