Monday, 2 November 2015

My October Favourites

Hi Guys,

I know this is the usual I can't believe it's Novemmber already, but I just can't! Where has the year gone?! It's flown in so quickly and it's Christmas right around the corner, which I'm totally unprepared for... So here's hoping this next month is going to slow down a tad and let me fit more things into my month! 
It has actually gotten to the point, where October has gone so quickly and my brain was scrambled by the time I cane to write this post. I have never been so glad to see a list of things sitting in my drafts of everything I had been loving, otherwise this post may of contained more of what one thing I've been loving in October, haha.
I have a new found love for the Clinique Matte Lipstick Range, I have the shade Matte Magenta. Which is a beautiful bright fucshia, it's one of the most comfortable matte formulas I own and I actually forget that it is matte because it is so creamy. It's not drying and doesn't feel waxy like others I've tried. Plus because of its formulation you can just pat it onto the lip and get a much more subtle colour. 

The other lipstick I've been obsessed with is Illamasqua Kin, it's that time of year where the berries are being brought out. I actually got quite a few compliments on this one too, so I think that fuelled my love for it even more. It's such an unusual shade too, although it's red, it's quite rusty and perfect for this season.

My final lip love is the Clarins Hydraquench Lip Balm, I've used this for years and it's one I will always go back to. It's not really an instant fix, but it's the best balm to apply before a lipstick. It's so moisturising and acts quickly, so when it's colder, it's a lipstick saviour.
  I can't reccomend the Fleur De Force Eyeshadow Quad's enough. For the price that they are, the pigmentation and creaminess of the shimmer shaded is brilliant. I have the palette in Lunar Rose, I of course went for it because it was more rose gold and purple. The selection of colours really compliment each other and I've tried them in so many combinations, you get such a choice. It does have a slight bit of fall out on the matte shades, but overall for the price you can't complain.

I used to be terrified of bronzer, but I find myself reaching for Nars Laguna Bronzer everyday now. As I'm quite pale, trying to find one that's not too on the Orange side of things and still not too dark can be quite the struggle. However when I first saw Laguna I thought this would be way too dark, after trying it in store, it is totally not what it seems. It's still warm, but not to the point that it looks too harsh on my skin tone, you can also still use it as a contour too as its matte.

I started and finished series 1 to 3 of American Horror Story and I have to admit, I'm addicted. I'm just about to start Freak Show and I'm looking forward to Hotel I think... It's hard to miss the whole thing around that just now, but Matt Bomer, Lady Gaga and Max Greenfield are in it, so I'm sold! 

I was really lucky to win a competition for Bills Diner and if you know me then I am a Pink Lemonade fan. If it's on the menu then I'll get it and have tried so many versions I've lost count. But the Bills one is fantastic, especially if you want to be really fancy and add some chopped strawberries to it too. Plus you can buy the big bottles of it from their own shop.

My final favourite of the month was a bit of a last minute thing. I found out about the Real Techniques Roadshow coming to Glasgow a few days before hand and knew I had to get there. The Pixiwoo sisters are a huge inspiration to me, since finding them 6 years ago, they part inspired this blog and inspired me to become a makeup artist. So it was a little surreal to finally meet them, but they were so kind and a pleasure to chat to! 

Eloise x


  1. I really can't believe how fast October went, mega quick compared to the other months this year! How exciting that we are now so close to Christmas though. The Fleur palettes look so cute and such pretty shades, I think I'll have to try one :)

    alice x // beautybyalicee

  2. The Fleur palette and the Illamasque lipstick look gorgeous. I wish my bank account wouldn´t hate me so much for wanting these.
    I can´t believe it´s November already. Where did this year go?!
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

  3. Ooh, those eyeshadows from Fleur look gorgeous, I must get round to checking out her new range!
    I like the look of Laguna too, I always worry that bronzer will look too obvious that I barely use it, but Laguna seems to be recommended by people of loads of skin types and tones! x | Beauty, Lifestyle etc.

  4. mmm. I love pink lemonade. It is definitely one of my favourite drinks!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  5. That bronzer sounds really good - I too am really pale and it makes me worry about all sorts when it comes to make up. Wish I had the courage for darker lipstick as well, maybe one day. Great post - sounds like you've had a good month.

  6. American Horror Story is so good, I think I finished all 3 seasons in less than a week. Murder House is still my favourite, but Hotel might top it, as it has so many great actors in it. And Lady Gaga is killing it, surprised how much I enjoy her acting.

  7. ooh i've heard great things about the laguna bronzer, it's great it's a favourite of yours. bill's is fantastic too, i've only been once recently but absolutely loved it! x


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