Tuesday, 5 November 2013

October Beauty, Books & Music Favourites!

I found it quite difficult to narrow down my favourite’s this month to a select few bits because I’ve discovered and been using so many great products!  I’ve rounded just why I love everything in a video which you can watch below, but also typed up a few lines about each here too!

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October Beauty, Book and Music favs!

MAC Lipstick in Kinda Sexy: I reviewed this a year ago but said I didn’t like it that much (you can read my review here).  However, this is the only lipstick I have worn all month.  It’s a beautiful matte pink nude which compliments my pale skin perfectly!  It still may be a little Pamela Anderson-ish, but I’ve grown to love it.

Maybelline BrowDrama Mascara: I’ve become quite stuck in a rut recently with my brows; I pluck occasionally, sweep the tiniest bit of powder through them and give them a quick comb every morning and then it’s done.  I probably don’t give them as much attention ass I should but I recently got my hands on this and it has become an everday essential.  I comb now brows through with this tinted brow gel (in the perfect shade) which leaves them looking super groomed and polished!

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder: This is ultra-pricy and luxurious but has completely got me hooked.  I have never experienced a product like this!  It is a really finely milled translucent powder which when swept over the face, leaves me with an almost airbrushed, blurred finish.  It mattes my skin perfectly, makes it feel silky soft to touch and leaves me looking flawless, I can’t rave about this enough.

Bumble & Bumble Invisible Hair Oil: You all know I’m a massive hair oil fan and this is what I’ve used the most recently.  This oil smells divine and doesn’t leave my hair looking greasy and feeling dirty.  Instead it makes my hair much more manageable and easier to brush after washing as well as making it look healthier by adding a hint of shine!

Imperial Leather Foam Burst Shower Foam in Spicy Ginger & Orange: I’m not one to rave about shower gels as I can’t usually use them (I have super sensitive skin) but I’ve recently this new range and it has made shower time a whole lotta fun.  I demo this in the video above, but once pumped out, this gel turns into an incredible smelling foam which makes shaving super easy and leaves me smelling great.  This fragrance is perfect for autumn/winter and I can’t wait to try more of these!

Songs Mentioned:
Colour The Atlas - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZtC5I7qsfM
Ram's Pocket Radio - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hND_DFhyQNA
Diplo - Revolution - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6dWxIR_HKY

Books Mentioned:
Morrissey's Autobiography
Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas
My Goodreads Account: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5149010-katie-snooks

I’d love to hear some of the products you have been loving throughout the past month, as well as book and song recommendations!  Here’s to a happy November!

What have been your recent beauty, song and book favourites?




  1. OOoooh cool for including Goodreads account, I desperately try to find people to follow there! :)


  2. The mac lipstick shade looks gorgeous!

  3. That mac lipstick looks lovely :) I really want to try the bumble and bumble hair oil now, sounds great xx

  4. Oh I need to read the Morrissey's autobiography! :D


  5. That mac lipstick looks really nice and creamy. Perfect everyday kind of nude. I just did a blog post about brows and I use the same brow gel like you. I also really like it, it helps them stay put all day!!


  6. That lipstick is such a gorgeous colour! xx

  7. I just started reading Our Tragic Universe today!

  8. Love your Blog


  9. Love the see favorites :) I have a full post on my blog of all of my october faves :)


  10. Love the look of that lipstick, not sure the shade would suit me though! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  11. never knew about Imperial Leather shower gels! Need to give them a go:-)

    lovely post..
    zofia xo

  12. What a gorgeous lipstick! It'd look horrific on my skin though I think :/

  13. definitely going to try out the translucent powder!

  14. I really like kinda sexy, I heard that's what Megan Fox wears sometimes? Would definitely look into those books! Thanks for sharing!


  15. I used to love Philosophy Shower gels but I have stopped using them because for some reason, my skin has gotten so sensitive recently. Don't get me wrong, Philosophy's great - it's my skin that's having some hormonal problem as of the moment. While looking for a gentler shower gel formula, my best friend introduced me to Imperial Leather Foamburst Luxurious Body Wash Spicy Ginger & Orange. I wouldn't say it's super super moisturizing (I still apply body creme after showering with this) but I have to say that it's so gentle and loving to my skin - no redness, no irritations, no nothing! It also has a very warm and cozy scent which is so perfect for fall. Also, I've heard so many good things about the By Terry line so I think I'm going to give it a try. :)

  16. Pretty lipstick shade. I'm a similar skin tone to you so I may check that out. Your hair and makeup is fabulous by the way :)

  17. That brow wand is really interesting. Might have to give it a go if I can get my hands on it. I really love that shade of lipstick as well. Thanks for giving me new product ideas!

    Elise @ A Bow On Top

  18. Some great products, love the shade of lipstick.

  19. Kinda Sexy is so pretty! I really like your favorites this month :-)

  20. MAC lipsticks never fail to make women look gorgeous! And I agree with what you said - it compliments your pale skin perfectly.

  21. I have no idea how I lived without brow drama! It's a Godsend!


  22. a want this make up.love the look xxx


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