October Favourites/Rediscoveries

October seemed about a week long, and my 5-5-5 Challenge cut into a week of it, but I still have a decent haul of beauty products I've been loving this month.
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack: Only last week I rediscovered my love of gel eye liner.  I normally use a liquid pen or pot but recently they've frustrated me as my eye lids aren't as taut as they were and the liner tends to feather.  But with gel/cake eye liner like Fluidline and a very thin brush, I get a much for smooth, precise line and my cat's eye flick is a breeze to achieve!  The brush I used is actually a paintbrush which I snapped the long handle off so it sits at a good height in my brush holder.  I picked it up from the art shop near Notting Hill Gate tube (forget the name!)

The best new product I discovered this month is Rimmel's Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel.  
Robyn recommended it to me when I admired her eyebrows.  Now I forked out for MAC's Strut which is supposed to be a good colour for red heads, but it's very unnatural, and treble with price of this Rimmel one.

MAC Venomous Villains Collection Nail Lacquer in Bad Fairy: this is my nail polish of A/W 2010.  You can see what it looks like on by clicking HERE.  I doubt it'll ever run out as I've never actually used up a nail polish, but when it goes sticky, I will replace it with the Accessorize dupe! 
Dior Hypnotic Poison EDP:
is my holy grail perfume, but I love it especially on cold wintry days and long, dark nights as it just smells so comforting and warm.  The main notes are vanilla and amber. It's a 'night' scent really, but I wear it at all times!

Batiste Dry Shampoo - Fresh: for a long time I was a huge fan of the Brunette version, and while I do still love it, the scent became a bit cloying, as did the Blush version, so this Fresh Batiste makes a nice break.  I actually feel that the white powder absorbs oil better than the coloured version.

Sleek MakeUP Shimmer Blush in Rose Gold: I got my sticky little hands on this soon after it was released and am so glad to have it, it's the only blush I've reached for since I got it.  Check out it's total gorgeousness HERE.

MUFE Aqua Smoky Lash: this is my holy grail mascara.  I picked it up in Sephora in Florence over a year ago and it's still going strong (gross and unhygienic I know, but it broke the bank at the time!).  I only use it on special occasions.  One coat is all that's needed and two coats gives a false eye lash effect.  The only drawback is that being waterproof, it's a nightmare to remove, but on the upside, holds the curl better.

MAC Viva Glam Lipstick in Cyndi: this featured in last month's favourites and I think it will every month until I finish it.  It's my holy grail red lipstick (lots of HG's this month!) and I'm planning to pick up a few back ups before it's discontinued.

MAC Lipstick in Delish (Frost): I've had this lipstick for a while but picked it up again this month and am loving it.  For me it's the perfect nude with a hint of gold.  It's a Frost finish which isn't my favourite, but I still love it!

Organic Surge Eye Gel: I got this free with a voucher in Grazia magazine a couple of months ago and when I first used it my under eye skin stung quite badly, but this month I gave it another go making sure not to use it with any other products, and it's been great in the mornings for making my eye bags feel cool and awake.
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  1. I love rediscovering things in my stash :) I haven't used my Batiste dry shampoo in ages, must whip it out and give my hair a break :) LovelyGirlieBits

  2. I've been loving Viva Glam Cyndi this month as well, it's just such a perfect colour and finish.

  3. I love the rimmel pencil as well. :-)

  4. I think Fresh is the only Batiste that I haven't tried, so I'll have to give this one a whirl. I've only recently discovered Fluidline, it's in my October favourites too.

  5. @Karen - I love Batiste - I try to wash my hair only every other day and use it on the 'off' days.

    @Small Town Gal - Have you tried her Lipglass? The colour's not that similar though.

    @Rachel - I hope it never gets discontinued!

    @missy_ellie_uk - I didn't think I'd like Fresh as the bottle design is a bit masculine, but picked it up as it was only £1 in Superdrug - I'll be stocking up! Fluidline is great but mine's about a year old now so it's a bit dried up!

  6. Beautiful :))))))))


  7. Ohhh I really want to try smokey lash. :(

  8. Haha I love batiste! Where did u get the MUFE smoky lash? Thanks x

  9. Love Viva Glam Cyndi xx

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  10. I love batiste, such a life saver! The blush is a gorgeous colour, I'll have to get my hands on it :P

  11. @KawaiiFreakxXx - I picked it up in a Sephora store in Florence :)

  12. I'll be buying Rose Gold very soon, it looks sooo pretty! :D



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