Favourites: October 2016

October has been a bit of an in-between month for me, in terms of beauty products. I've finished up a lot of products that I've been using for a while (which you'll see in my empties). I've talked about almost all of them before, and because they've lasted until the very end of the month, I haven't really put anything new to the test. With all the products I have though, I figured this would be a good opportunity to talk about some long-standing favourites, though there's at least one product I haven't talked about before.

Elie Saab Le Parfum ( here )
The original Elie Saab fragrance. I fell absolutely head over heels in love with this from the very first sniff. It has notes of african orange flower, jasmine, white honey, patchouli, rose and virginia cedar. It's a warm, sophisticated and very feminine scent. It remains one of my all-time favourites to this day, even as I'm almost through an entire bottle.

Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly ( review - here )
I just talked about this in a full review, but I still wanted to mention it here as it's a product I've been really loving throughout the entire month. My favourite thing is how nurturing, comforting and hydrating it is, whilst still being absorbed in just about a minute! It's crazy! I slap this on and I can move onto SPF and makeup application within seconds.

Deborah Lippmann Addicted to Speed ( here )
I don't talk much about nail polishes on the blog anymore. It's not because I've stopped using them, but it's probably due to me stopping buying them. I haven't bought a new nail polish for almost three years now, as I've been focusing on using what I already have (which is a lot!). One thing I do keep having to re-purchase though, are base and top coats. My absolute favourite top coat, and one that I've bought countless bottles of - is the Addicted to Speed top coat by Deborah Lippmann. This is incredible! It makes nail polish dry so quickly - 1 minute or so! There's nothing else like it, except for maybe Seche Vite, but this one has way less chemicals. If you hate having to wait around for your nail polish to dry (who doesn't?!) then I really recommend trying this one.

May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon ( review - here )
This is still my first one of this, but it's lasted about a year and a half, and there's still some left. I use it 1-2 times a week, in combination with exfoliation first. This gives my skin such a boost. Come next morning skin is plumped, glowing, even toned and perfectly hydrated. The scent of this is also absolutely intoxicating.

Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel in 03 medium ( here )
Benefit had a huge brow products release some months ago, and of the two things I picked up, I've absolutely loved both. I thought I'd already talked about the other products - 3D Browtones, but just realised now I haven't, so perhaps I'll make a point to do that soon. This time though, I wanted to give a shout out to the Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel in 03 medium. I love this. I use it to both set my brows - which they keep in place perfectly, all day, but also to give them a bit of a more natural texture. I find the problem I often encounter when filling in my brows, is they can easily look a bit overly done and fake. When I add a bit of this, though, they look a lot more natural.

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