October 2012 Favourites!


Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation – This is the foundation I have been reaching for on most days throughout October.  My skin was playing up last month and I had very blemished skin (probably down to stress and bad eating!) but this full coverage foundation helped to conceal blemishes.  It is quite thick and heavy but works really well when buffed into the skin with the Real techniques Buffing Brush.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick – My most used lip product through October was this (as well as my holy grail lippie which is Sleek’s Barely There).  I really want some more of these liquid lipsticks as they have the most incredible pigment meaning you only have to use the tiniest bit to achieve a coloured lip.  This shade (dolce) is a pretty perfect pink with a hint of gold shimmer which looks natural and compliments my skin.

Timotei Pure Dry Shampoo – Timotei are back!  I used to use the range when I was little but now they’ve reformulated their products to contain no parabens etc and have launched a dry shampoo as well.  This dry shampoo is cheap and cheerful and works well to disguise greasy hair.  The smell is not my favourite of all dry shampoos I have tried (it’s like a gentle musky smell) but I would repurchase because it does the job!

Skinetica Anti Blemish  – This was in the October Glossybox and I really like it.  After taking my makeup off, I pour some of this onto a cotton wool pad and sweep it over my skin, especially where it is blemished.  It removes all extra dirt and grime (like a toner would) but also helps blemishes!

Neal & Wolf Super Shine Spray – Another hair product, this time from Neal & Wolf (a luxury brand which I love!).  This spray adds the most subtle, healthy glow and shine to my hair which I adore, without making it look greasy.  This also smells delicious!  Available from gorgeousshop.com

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk – I worked out that I read five books in October, impressive, huh!  This was one of them which I read on holiday in Croatia.  It’s quite a small book but I got into it straight away.  I hadn’t ever watched Fight Club the film so I had nothing to compare it too (I always personally prefer to read the book before watching the film) but I was hooked and couldn’t put it down.  I really recommend it if you are after a quick read!

What products did you use most last month?  Did you read any books in October?




  1. November 11, 2012 / 8:24 pm

    My favourite book last month was The Dead Room by Robert Ellis, quite gory but such a good read!
    I used MAC Up The Amp such a lot last month and Nixoderm for my spots 🙂 x

  2. November 11, 2012 / 9:32 pm

    I'd love to read fight club, it's one of my favourite films! Xo

  3. November 11, 2012 / 9:52 pm

    I love Chuck Palahniuk books!x


  4. November 11, 2012 / 9:55 pm

    I've been using timotei shampoo and conditioner for greasy hair and found it quite nice to use! just feels weird that they don't foam like regular shampoos… but i guess thats the lack of parabens!

    Jade | Beauty Butterfly Blog

    • November 12, 2012 / 4:38 pm

      Yea! I love the Pure 2in1 shampoo because its free of parabens but I find it foams really well! Try it! x

  5. November 11, 2012 / 10:04 pm

    I have heard great things about the Skinetica Anti-Blemish, I want to get my hands on some 🙂

  6. November 12, 2012 / 12:48 am

    I used the one of Missha, Korean Cosmetic brand the most. That is actually my favorite. 🙂

    • November 12, 2012 / 4:39 pm

      I've never heard of it! I'll have to check it out!x

  7. November 12, 2012 / 2:27 am

    I've been seeing the COVER FX (reformulated one) all over the place recently. Now I'm thinking I need it back in my life 🙂

  8. November 12, 2012 / 6:44 am

    The shine spray looks nice and i have not tried the skinetica!:)


  9. November 12, 2012 / 7:39 am

    Great post and favourites, love the video


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  10. November 12, 2012 / 12:45 pm

    I'm loving Skinetica too! I find that my skin feels really fresh and healthy the morning after using it. I love Freederm too but I don't get the same fresh feeling in the morning so I'd definitely say Skinetica tops it! Fight Club looks like an awesome book, I loved the film so I'll have to give it a try.

    Kerry 🙂 | kerralina.blogspot.com

    • November 12, 2012 / 4:38 pm

      I loooooove Freederm! It's amazing!

  11. November 12, 2012 / 1:25 pm

    Have you read/seen 'American Psycho', by Bret Easton Ellis? I'm currently on that and have 'Rules of Attraction' on standby for my next book. I have to try 'Fight Club'! He's a wonderful writer! x

    • November 12, 2012 / 4:38 pm

      Yes! I read American Psycho on holiday and have also seen the film. Again, really enjoyed that book, was hooked (although it was so vile in parts! The boyfriend I went with at the time read Rules of Attraction on holiday too and seemed to enjoy that! I've seen the film though so not sure I want to read the book!

      Definitely read Fight CLub next! xx

  12. November 12, 2012 / 3:16 pm

    Hi! I have tried a new moisturizer from a shop full of olive oil cosmetics. I am absolutely in love with it as leaves your skin as no other cream and it's made just of natural ingredients 🙂
    Cant wait now to receive a couple of items more I ordered last night 😀
    Have a look:

  13. November 12, 2012 / 5:33 pm

    I really want to try the anti-blemish product, I've heard great things about it



  14. November 12, 2012 / 9:38 pm

    I love Chuck Palahnuik! My favourite of his is Invisible Monsters, you should give it a try. It's a really quick read too – I think that's more down to his writing style than the actual length of the book because you end up reading them so fast as you can't put them down!

  15. November 13, 2012 / 1:04 am

    Great video, that Stila liquid lipstick looks really nice and a great colour for everyday!

  16. November 13, 2012 / 4:09 am

    i heard stila lip products are really amazing!!! 😀

    <3, Mimi
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