October beauty favourites

Saturday, November 02, 2013
Here are my favourite products for the month of October - this time there is a mix of skincare, perfume, makeup! I love reading favourites posts, it shows if a product(s) is worth buying or not - and they make my christmas wish list longer!
1. Bioderma Atoderm PO Zinc Ultra Soothing Cream (£12.95): I have been using this facial moisturiser on and off for the past couple of months and I love it! I have dry sensitive skin due to eczema flare ups and this cream does not irritate my skin at all even when I have a bad flare up. It is very soothing, smoothing and it feels so nourishing. I would definitely buy this again, I am almost out of mine. I would only recommend this product to those who actually have very dry skin as it is super moisturising and it can make the skin look greasy. 

2. Diptyque Vetyverio (£50, 50ml): I bought this perfume in the Space NK sale a few months ago for....£17! Incredibly cheap as it should have been around £68 I think and it is a 100ml bottle too so I got a amazing bargain. Gotta love the space nk sales, I will be spending a lot in their after christmas sales! Anyway, this fragrance is so gorgeous, it is a nice transitional scent from summer to autumn/winter as it is musky fragrance but contemporary and fresh. 

3. Max Factor Smooth Effect Foundation (£6.50, Fragrance Direct): I bought the shade 45 cream ivory from Tesco as it was reduced to £3.99 and I loved it but the shade was slightly off so I bought the lighter shade 40 Porcelain which is amazing. I adore this foundation, it is great for my dry skin, it has light-medium coverage (more on the medium side in my opinion), it doesn't look caky and you can't really see it on the skin. I would highly recommend this foundation and I will be buying a back up soon. 

4. Vaseline Paint the Town Lip Balm (£3.49): I bought this from Superdrug a few weeks ago and I have been using it quite a lot. It feels really smooth and moisturising on the lips and it adds a very pretty flush on colour to the lips which looks really natural but still noticeably pretty. 

5. Sleek Oh So Special palette (£7.99): I have been using this palette so much for all of my halloween looks and also during my normal makeup as the matte shades are great for everyday on the lids and I have been using them for my brows too. It is a great multi-use palette for halloween looks, everyday, smoky eyes and for dark brows too. I really want the au naturel palette now...

A couple of random beauty favourites: Fragrance direct online shop, Real Techniques eye brushes from the starter set and the Barry M creme foundation in white which again I used for most of my halloween looks.

What were your favourite beauty products of October? x


  1. I absolutely love that Sleek palette! It's so versatile and great for every day.
    http://www.leviniasbeautyblog.co.uk x

  2. The palette's gorgeous!


  3. That eyeshadow palette has so many nice colours and is a really great price!
    KJ xo

  4. wonderful post and cute blog


  5. Great picks. That tinted Vaseline looks great I've heard a few people mentioning it! Also jealous of that sleek palette :( US problems haha :-P

  6. I'll have to mention the Bioderma moisturiser to my sister, who like you suffers from sensitive skin & eczema She can never find a moisturiser that doesn't flair it up.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

  7. Oh this month I have been loving the essence 4 in 1 cleansing cream, such a lovely product and it definitely have been improving my skin. I want to say that I love the Bioderma line as well, I have heard a lot of great things about it!


  8. the palette has great colours!

    just started following you!great blog <3


  9. Wow you end get a bargain with the perfume, I will look out for Space NK sales for now on x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

  10. I really want to try that Vaseline lip balm. I love tinted balms and I know how moisturising the Vaseline lip balms are.


  11. I LOVE Sleek, need to try their eye shadows!


  12. I've had my eye on that particular Sleek palette for a long time and it's just stunning - would LOVE to get my paws on it :o). Xx


  13. I like the look of the eyeshadow palate! x

  14. The sleek palette looks gorgeous !

  15. I have the Sleek Oh so special pallete too and it makes me want to get more sleek palettes, especially au natural >.<
    Kookii || The Beauty Diary♥

  16. So interested to hear that that cream doesn't irritate your eczema ! I'm looking for something for when I have flare ups too but never thought to try Bioderma. That sleek palette also looks ridiculously nice x

    Holly ♥ petitpromise.blogspot.co.uk

  17. great post!


  18. whaat, i can't believe you got that perfume for such a low price! totally jealous x


  19. love, love, love that perfume!

  20. Lovely post!

    Love that sleek palette!

  21. Oh I love that Vaseline lip balm - It's so pretty and moisturizing! Great list :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  22. Be quick with the Max Factor back up - they've discontinued that foundation *sobs* x

  23. That palette looks absolutely beautiful! I so need to try bioderma too everyone raves about their stuff! Thanks for the great review!

    Alice x


  24. 2. sounds interesting. I am fragrances nerd ;)

  25. I have been loving that sleek palette also its gorgeous :)
    Rose x

  26. I absolutely love sleek eye palettes!! Xxx


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