October Beauty Favourites

 I think beauty posts might be my favourite posts at the moment. Testing out all new bits and pieces is fun and often good for my skin + you can’t argue that photographing inanimate objects is much easier than taking photos of my goofy self. I am yet to meet a make-up brush having a bad hair day. Read on to find out about my beauty edit for the month.

Real Techniques Bold Metal Collection brushes in 100, 300 and 101.
I have only recently started using brushes rather than my nimble fingers to apply make-up and I must say I am sold. I used to think it was unnecessary for everyday application but now I can’t imagine my morning routine without a good brush. I have just replaced my Body Shop brushes set with these beauties from Real Techniques and so far, so good. 
Bonus point: they look very nice on my dressing table.
High / Low ratio: lower price point, total luxury feel

Skyn Facelift in a bag, Colbert “Stimulate” serum, This Works “No Wrinkles Midnight Moisture”.

I am soon 37 and while I am not considering any invasive procedures to make my face look tighter, I won’t say no to a potent face mask, even if it bears the slightly alarming name of “facelift in a bag”. This is a magical thing that will plump and lift your face in 10mn. Do it. 
I am all for ageing gracefully, without help from the plastic surgery fairy and in order to do this, you need a solid skin care regime that includes serum and night cream. These are not optional anymore once you pass the 35 years mark. Currently trying out this Colbert serum and I am happy with the results, especially in combination with my Caudalie day moisturiser. Light and lovely. For night at the moment I use This Works, which I bought in a hurry to replace my former night cream and so far, I am not totally sold on the formula which I find a little too sticky for my liking.
High / Low ratio: definitely on the higher end of the spectrum but worth the investment.

Let me count the ways in which these two products have saved my face… The CC Cream is great for covering little blemishes and perfecting an uneven skin tone, while the Skin Perfector gives you that dewy, post-yoga class glow that’s so in at the moment. Then again, when is healthy skin not in? I use both a lot, generally the Skin Perfector in lieu of foundation in the day time and the CC cream mostly in the evening if I need extra perfect skin.

High / Low ratio: mid-range with super powers.


I have coloured hair, I like to treat it good. I also have a cute bathroom and like to keep it that way. Maria Nila’s packaging works for me and the formula works for my hair. Need I say more?

High / Low ratio: a little pricier than your drugstore shampoo, but worth the investment.


Yes, I am cheating on my Anastasia Brow Pencil for the first time and it feels so wrong, but this Hourglass brow pencil is the shizzle. Have you seen my eyebrows lately?? The Lancôme mascara is great if you want volume and length but no spider legs and the brush is perfectly shaped. The blusher is a cute shade of peachy pink, perfect to warm up a Wintery complexion.

High / Low ratio: luxury all the way but don’t we deserve it?