Thursday, 3 November 2016

October Monthly Favourites

Hi guys ! Happy Thursday . How has your week been so far ? Mine has been crazy busy - I do hope it calms down a little bit from today.

Today I will share my first ever monthly favourites post. October was a crazy busy month for me , so I stuck with products I knew worked and loved. These are the 8 products that I reached for most .

Benefit Ka-Brow! & Benefit Ready, Set , Brow !

I  have to admit - I was one of the people that couldn't understand the hype about Benefit Brow Products. I love my Essence eyebrow pencil and I have always been super happy with it.  Then I decided to buy myself a little set on Red Square ( I got the Bigger & Bolder brows set ) and been addicted to the Ka-Brow! from day one. This is an amazing cream gel brow colour with a brush (so no need to carry around an extra brush ) . It's sweat proof and still looks amazing after a day running errand and swimming. I use this in combination with the clear brow gel - and I can see myself picking up these two products again when my current ones run out. They might be pricier - but my eyebrows look amazing everyday.

Skin Strategy Soothing & Calming Face Mask 

If you follow me on social media - it's no secret I'm addicted to sheet masks. They are easy to use (just pop them on for 20minutes and chill )  and so relaxing. While I love a few brands - one of my favourite sheet masks is this one from Skin Strategy. I use these as a everyday sheet mask - meaning my fancier ones I keep for a weekly indulge session - but since these are pretty affordable I don't mind using them twice a week . The are very hydrating and calming on the skin. I buy these in a box of 10 at Deschem for under R120 . I have been repurchasing these for the last 4 months non stop - so I can't see my love for them fading anytime soon. 

Essence All About Matt! Oil Free Make-Up in shade Vanilla

I already did a full review on the foundation HERE . I love this foundation - the formula is lightweight but it does cover imperfections without being heavy or cakey. Application is great with a brush or beauty blender or make-up sponge - both give a smooth finish.  

I do set the foundation with a powder - but after that I'm set for the day . The foundation can be build up for more coverage - but I feel one layer gives amazing coverage. The foundation doesn't leave you with a flat matte look - which is what I prefer. I still want to look alive .

Essence Mosaic Blush in Miss Floral Coral 

These Mosaic Blushes are super pigmented. I haven't gotten round to getting myself the super pinky one - but the coral shade is perfect for springtime . A little goes a long way and the blush lasts pretty decent too - on me it lasts about 7/8 hours before fading gracefully. I'm actually surprised that I reach for this blush so often - but the shade is so gorgeous and flattering . 

Essence 2-1 Eyeshadow & Liner Waterproof in shade She's Got the Mauve

Now one thing I hate admitting too - I am SUPER lazy and not in the mood for make-up most mornings. These pencils fits perfectly into my life. These pencils last THE WHOLE day without fading and still looks perfectly applied after a long day. I swipe one of these pencils on my eyes and voila ! A gorgeous eye look without any effort. This colour is my favourite one by far and the one I reach for almost on a daily basis. 

Essence All Eyes on Me Waterproof Mascara

I love Essence mascaras. They are SUPER affordable and I seem to like them all. But my all time favourite one without a doubt is the Essence All Eyes on Me. I bought about 7/8 tubes of this mascara since discovering it and the formula never disappoints me. It's waterproof (but not to the point that you need to scrub at night ) and it gives you the most soft natural looking lashes. I can't see myself being without at least one of them open in rotation . 

Lush Vanillary Solid Perfume
I did a full review earlier this year  HERE and it's still one of my favourite daily scents. I hate wearing a too strong scent during the day - and this is the perfect solution for me. The scent lasts amazingly well - and it's perfect to just throw into your bag for any touch ups. The scent isn't too overpowering either . I'm extremely tempted to get me a Dirty scented one for over the December holidays as it's a quite minty scent . 

What are some of YOUR favourites for the month of October ?? 


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  2. I need to try out this facial mask, I am a facial mask addict, lol.

  3. I'd like to buy myself this product for brows from Benefit - good to hear thatr it's worth the price :)

  4. So good! Have a great weekend.


  5. Great selection

  6. I love the benefit brow products, I went to a launch event for them and I was so impressed by the range

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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    let me know & have a nice day :)

  8. The benefit ka-brow packaging is too pretty! I love it! :)

    The Pink Lemonade Girl

    1. The new packaging is very stylish indeed.

  9. I still want to try the Benefit brow products. I just love the packaging. So cute! ☺️

    1. They are worth the price tag - I got the combo set - perhaps try one of them ? They work out like R40 more expensive than a single product but then you get three of the range to try making it a bit more affordable.

  10. i love these favourites posts! and i really like cute affordable products to be informed about. i also have heard a lot of things about those brow benefit products and, if i was a brow girl, i'd be curious to try them out.