October has been the fastest month of the year, University has taken over my life and I've been savouring the weekends to just simply relax, or to catchup! However, my beauty loves are not far away keeping me in check during the busy times. You always need a good treat to keep you motivated right?
Maybelline have been killing it in my makeup bag recently, I went a bit crazy on a 3 for 2 and am in love, its such a love hate brand for me as I find them so overwhelming as such a huge brand that I wonder how good some items are. However their Master Precise [LINK] and Master Drama [LINK] eyeliners are absolutely wonderful. I was having such trouble with eyeliner 'eyebrows' as my boyfriend calls it, where your eyeliner transfers to the crease after a long day. I bought this on a whim and hadn't even read a single review on these either. The Precise as a liquid liner is a simple pen black liner that stays put and doesn't cause creasing or fading, with the Master Drama pencil a black kohl liner, Kohl's never last all day but this one is a nice one that doesn't smudge everywhere during the day.
The most impressive product is the Brow Drama mascara gel in Dark Blonde [LINK]. I'm not one to play with brow products, I've tried many but find I dislike the drawn on brow look on me as I'm not very good at it and with blonde hair I look a bit funny. This will be reviewed in full soon however I've been loving this for a defined but natural looking brow. Bourjois One Seconde Mascara [LINK] is a great mascara for everyday glamour. This really covers every lash and although its a huge brush, once you get to grips with the size it really is such a great easy mascara to use.
For body I've been loving Urban Tan's Glamour Gloss [LINK] gradual tanner and moisturiser. This is such an underestimated product, and as ever a review to come. This is a really light gradual tan but over a few weeks you find a nice glow to your skin but most importantly NO horrible tan smell, and this covers your skin in such moisturising lotion that its a great moisturiser too. Ideal for applying during fake tan wearing if you prefer a heavy one, this would be a great one to maintain the colour.
Garnier's Micellar Water [LINK] is such a love hate product. When I first used this I hated it, and thought it was a gimmick. However, I ran out of Liz Earle (crying) and decided to try this again. Previously it broke me out however, after using it for weeks now I'm loving it. Its not perfect and by no means no match on Liz Earle however, for a quick and easy makeup remover its great. I find makeup removal so laborious sometimes that this is wonderful when you're tired.
For the shower L'Occitane Bonne Mere in Rosemary is a great shower gel to use and super easy and smells amazing, there's not much to say as it is a shower gel but this is such a moisturising and super yummy smell for a shower gel I felt it deserved a mention. The smell of this really reminds me of being on holiday, as I write this and look out to a very grey Essex and think how I wish I could be on a Fred Olsen cruise and taking cruises from the UK to a hot sunnier climate! Alas, a daily commute to London will have to suffice!
And lastly, student battles won and I decided L'occitane's precious cream couldn't be replaced due to funds so on a trip to Aldi a few months ago I bought Aldi's Lacura Aqua Face Cream as a backup. My boyfriend uses this moisturiser and at around £2 a jar its ridiculously cheap. I do think this is one of their products you won't find all year round but when you do I recommend it. It does not offer promises but as a general moisturiser it works brilliantly. If you're a guy then definitely use this, its guy friendly and fuss free!
What have you been loving this month?