I haven’t posted a monthly favourites since the summer, because I just haven’t been able to collect enough things that have wowed me. Nobody wants to read about my Monthly Mediocres, do they?
October has been a little bit more successful for me, though (I suspect my credit card company is more than grateful), so I have a few beauty and non-beauty loves to share today.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh EDT
I really am not very good at describing smells, but I think the name of this one says it all. An update of the original Daisy by Marc Jacobs – which I don’t have – it is a light and fresh fragrance. It starts with a soft floral blast (it’s a bit green, if that makes sense), and dries to a more musky undertone. It isn’t at all overpowering or heavy, and doesn’t linger on for days. I always look for perfumes in the musk and/or Sandalwood family, so the fact that Daisy Eau So Fresh has Musk in the base notes makes it a winner for me. If you like very sweet scents, then it maynot be for you, but I think it would please most noses. I have this tiny little travel size, which is excellent for a perfume commitment-phobe: £24.50 here. I think my next bottle will be the larger 125ml: £48.95 here.
Honey Gold Trim Boots – Topshop
I love these boots! They are so comfortable, even with the 4 inch heel. I am a flat shoe girl through and through (despite being a little bit short and dumpy) and it takes a special shoe to get me to venture away from my Converse, and these are definitely a step in the right direction (ha). They are suede, so I consider them well worth the high price tag of £69 – here
Ole Henrikson Three Little Wonders Gift Set*
Included in this set are three skincare items; Truth Serum Collagen Booster, a lovely glow enhancing serum; Sheer Transformation, a light moisturiser; and the Invigorating Night Treatment, Even though these are only sample sizes, I managed to get over a week out of the Sheer Transformation (using it day and night), enough for me to know that it is lovely. Even on my dry skin, it was luxurious without being slimy, and was just enough moisture overnight.Truth Serum contains Vitamin C – great for brightening – and I was loving it. Then I dropped it in the toilet, and couldn’t bring myself to continue using it. So that was that. I mentioned the Invigorating Night Treatment here, as I have been using it as part of my evening routine for a little while. It is a favourite for brightening, and leaving skin smooth and plumped.
Blush Brush – Topshop
I have tried quite a bit of the Topshop Beauty range, and really haven’t been overly impressed (see here). I do, however, like their brushes. They are affordable, and funky (did I really just use the word funky?). They also wash well, which is so important. This particular brush is soft and fluffy, and perfect for applying colour to the apples of the cheeks. For £8 here, it’s a definite must. Topshop also offer a purse-friendly set of favourites for £26 here.
Ted Baker Pink Body Lotion – 250ml
A little bit goes a long way with this lovely clean smelling body lotion. The scent is subtle, feminine and light, so it doesn’t interfere with my chosen perfume. It absorbs quickly, despite being quite a thick lotion. I know I will come to rely on thicker creams and lotions like this as the weather becomes colder, and my skin becomes drier. The Body Lotion is £8 here.
Seventeen – Deep Red Sparkle No. 24
This nail polish, along with a couple of others, were impulse buys when I was in Boots recently. They were on a stand near the checkout, and were only £1.99 each (here). Being a bit of a Magpie, I was immediately drawn to this sparkly red. The lasting power on my nails isn’t great, but my nails are a total mess at the moment, so that doesn’t help matters. The colour more than makes up for lack of lengevity though; Deep Red Sparkle is a lovely easy to wear red, with just enough shine to add a bit of dimension. I also can’t help but think it is perfect for a certain day that is fast approaching (53 sleeps and counting!).
What are your favourites for the month of October? Let me know in the comments!
*PR sample – all opinions are totally mine though; from my very own brain.