Don’t hate me that I’m a couple of days late with this month’s (last month’s) New In Beauty & Monthly Favourites post. It’s been such a crazy few weeks and I’m trying super hard to get lots of new and exciting content out for you to catch up. I think what’s made everything so hectic is falling a little bit in love with YouTube this month and trying to film some of the content I had planned for my blog instead. I’m definitely making YouTube a big focus for next year, I’m just loving it as a content creator right now. (Make sure you’re subscribed to my channel here.) SO, that said, I didn’t want to neglect the monthly favourites because you guys love these posts and I always get such nice comments. There’s been some interesting bits newly arrived and some slightly older products that I’ve just been loving all over again. So without further waffling, here’s my October favourites and New In Beauty bits!
Tropic Skincare Tamanu Healing Balm
I’ve been a fan of multi-purpose balms like this for quite some time now. Especially as a Mum because they work on everything, so I’ve always made sure to have one form or another in my cabinet. The new Tropic Skincare Tamanu Healing Balm is my new favourite in the multi-purpose balm states because I’m such a fan of anything from tropic thanks to how natural and good for the skin their products are. The Tamanu Healing Balm is a green putty type cream that basically can be used on any skin complaint that you’d want healing for. From acne scars and sunburn to cuts and skin breaks as well as minor kitchen burns. You name it, this balms will help the skin heal quicker and also provide a really nice refreshing and relaxing edge when applied. I’ve even used mine on my children when they’ve hurt themselves and my partner came back from a work trip with sunburn on his nose recently and a bit of this really eased it for him. This is a ‘beauty’ product you’ll want on both your bathroom shelf and your medicine cupboard.
Malin + Goetz Latest In Beauty Box
One of my favourite monthly subscription box brands, as you know, is Latest In Beauty. They can do no wrong in my eyes and their special edition boxes blow me away time after time. The latest box to tickle my pickle was the Malin+Goetz box, which you may not have heard of but trust me, you will. Malin+Goetz are a New York skincare brand classed as ‘up and coming’ with a really urban edge. Their formulas are gentle yet effective and Latest In Beauty have pulled together six hero products from their range to create this box. Costing only £20 but worth a whopping £75, a firm favourite for me would have to be the Grapefruit Cleanser and the Eucalyptus Deodorant. If trying such an urban brand didn’t intrigue you enough, you also get a free £10 voucher in the box – with no minimum spend either, to buy your box favourite in full size. Pretty cool and well worth it’s place on my monthly favourites post. Grab yours from Latest In Beauty.
Sienna X 1 Hour Self Tan Tinted Lotion
As a tan lover but lacking on time (story of my life) the arrival of the Sienna X 1 Hour Tan Tinted Lotion proved to be a huge hit in October. This baby has saved my pale skin and given me an autumnal glow that’s natural without being too orange. As someone with such fair skin, a lot of ‘fake tans’ can give me the ‘I just rolled round in Dorito’s look’ which is never good. And then it takes me days to battle the stains away. However this being the first Sienna product that I’ve tried in quite a while – well, I’m wishing I’d tried it sooner, quite frankly. All you do is apply with a mitt and leave to dry for one hour. That’s it. Perfect if you never have enough time to apply a tan and wait hours. Over the following few hours after washing off the tan, that’s when you’ll notice the colour develop – which is what you want. So don’t panic if it’s not dark enough after that first hour. I found this perfect for everyday use and I’ll be repurchasing when the bottle is empty. This is going to be one of my new favourite tans for Christmas season!
SVR Laboratories Lait Corps Body Milk
I got an email last month from SVR Laboratories saying they wanted to send me a gift which was cool – I love pressies! And when it arrived this little treasure was lurking inside. I don’t think I’ve tried an actual Body Milk before (not that I can remember!) but this has been a pleasant surprise. Technically a type of body moisturiser, both me and my partner as well as the kids have been using this because it’s so gentle. Fragrance and paraben free, as well as working on the most sensitive skin (my partner has the most sensitive skin known to man) and also on dry skin, we’ve all found this to be a really nice way of keeping our bodies hydrated this month. Top marks SVR!
Talika Lipocils Collector’s Edition
New in for October was the Talika Lipocils Collector’s Edition which is the Parisian themed limited edition version of the Talika Lipocils Eyelash Conditioning Gel. Great for anyone wanting to strengthen their lashes (it’s great post-lash extension girls and boys) this gel combines botanical ingredients that can encourage growth for shiny and stronger lashes. It’s also great for those who notice their lashes thinning due to age because this will slow down the loss caused by this and help to ‘re-plump’ the way the lashes grow. Pretty nifty and such a cool design to celebrate the brand’s 70th anniversary.
Misslyn Cosmo Glam Highlighter Palette
New in from Misslyn was the Cosmo Glam Highlighter Palette which looks super pretty and I’m going to crack out for a tutorial very soon! Featuring six shades all on the almost holographic colour side of things, the palette is a nice and affordable £20 and great for party season. The cool tones of the highlighters mean you should be able to create some really showstopping looks with it and I’d even consider applying to my eyelids as well. (Currently out of stock a Beauty Bay but keep checking back.)
Another new collection in during October was the gorgeous array of Ecooking products from Indulge Beauty. Having not heard about the brand before, a quick Google told me the skincare brand has Danish origins and is a home-made, tried-and-tested brand, from which the founder has created a whole collection of high performance products. I love the theme Ecooking of this range, it makes it stand out to me and although I’ve not been able to try everything I am a BIG fan of the Lip Balm which I mix into my lipstick for a hydration boost during the day. I also recommend the 24Hour Cream – my partner has LOVED this and as someone with sensitive skin it’s been so nice to find a premium skincare product that isn’t soaked in perfume and dyes and doesn’t agitate his face.
Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Creme
Another new launch (October was busy, right?!) was the new Revlon Kiss Lip Cremes – as you can see, I have yet to try these but the colours are all right up my street and I’m planning a YouTube video on them VERY soon! Coating the lips in colour while also plumping them, these are budget versions of the Buxom’s very cult-status ones. I love a good dupe and for only £6.99 each you can afford to go a little crazy and pick up as many colours as you fancy!
Orly Breathable Colour Polishes
Orly have been a favourite of mine since I was younger because their nail polishes are just so strong and hard wearing. It take s a lot to chip an Orly nail colour! I have been eyeing up their new pro kit recently which supposedly allows you to create nail extensions yourself – with a liquid, not hard extensions – cool huh? So when these babies turned up, I thought they were quite cool and well timed. Orly have a new Breathable collection out now which is basically a combination products giving high colour but also a professional treatment. With lots of vitamins and nourishing ingredients, these polishes are great for those in between weeks when you’re giving nails a break from extensions/manicures etc. And as ever you can count on Orly quality.
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara
When it comes to mascara I am HELLA fussy. There’s so many disappointing products that promise the world and then flop spectacularly. But Eyeko Black Magic Mascara isn’t one of them. I’ve returned to this mascara more times than I can count over the years and it’s always going to be up there as one of the ones I trust. A thick black mascara that coats the lashes in that sultry looking colour, it also adds volume and curl that’s noticeable. It’s not often I find a mascara that can hold my lashes up (they used to be naturally curled but are now just really straight and boring) especially for long periods, but this does and it’s nice to know when I apply it, my lashes will still look the same several hours later – no drooping. It also doesn’t smudge around the eye and stays put. A monthly favourite time and time again.
Models Own Blaze Eyeshadow Palette
This palette has been on my ‘meaning to try’ list for several months (bad beauty blogger) but when I finally picked it up in October I kicked myself for not getting to it sooner. Super affordable *yay* this Models Own Blaze Palette is only £14.99 and the colours are on par with a certain £40 Heat palette (you know what I’m talking about…) I can’t believe the pigmentation in these colours as well – they blew me away because genuinely the blendability of the shadows meant the payoff was crazy good from each swipe. Plus they didn’t clump together like some budget brands do. I literally can’t fault the shadows and the colour range is so nice, especially for autumn. With a nice mix of matte and shimmers, I think this palette should be your next palette investment folks: and that’s saying something.
And there we have it – hurray! Pretty nifty month right? I am seriously happy with this month’s picks – especially as it was a tough month which much competition, but these are the products and new launches that have impressed me and I wanted to share with you all *kiss* So despite it being a few days late (don’t hate me) these are my October Favourites and New In Beauty Picks. I hope you like them!
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