Happy November everyone! It is shocking how time flies! So on this first of November, I would like to share with you guys some products and things I’ve been enjoying for the entire month of October!
1) TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray
I style my hair with heated tools almost on a daily basis. If I do not have my hair up in a bun or braids, chances are I will straighten or curl it. When you use heated tools on your hair, you want to make sure that you protect it against heat damage first. I have used a wide range of heat-protectant products before, and I daresay that this TRESemmé one is definitely my favourite! Before using any heated tools on your hair, spray a generous amount of this heat protectant on your hair, concentrating on the tips where it is the most fragile and dry. This spray not only protects your hair from the heat, it also helps to hold your style. An extra plus would be that this spray smells so good! It has a light fruity scent that stays in your hair the whole day! I love it and I’ve been using this the whole month!
2) Nivea Pure & Natural Camomile and Calendula Chapstick
Just in case you didn’t know, I am addicted to chapsticks. That’s right – addicted. I apply chapstick to my lips regularly, sometimes once every 15 minutes, if I feel like it is wearing off, or if my lips are particularly dry. I used to wake up to extremely chapped lips, to the point where they would be bleeding. Drinking water or even brushing my teeth in the morning would literally be a pain. Ever since then, I started applying chapsticks regularly, and thankfully I don’t have extremely chapped lips anymore. However, I also have very sensitive lips. There are occasions where I use the wrong lip products and my lips start to itch and swell to the size of Angelina Jolie’s! However, this Nivea Pure & Natural Camomille and Calendula chapstick has been extremely gentle on my lips! It has never once made me feel uncomfortable, and it also gives my lips enough moisture so I don’t look like a compulsive chapstick freak! I also like that it has a nice scent that is not too overpowering.
3) Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Adore
Speaking of lips, my new favourite lip product would be the new Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in the colour ‘Adore’. I have been using this practically everyday for the whole of October. As a ‘balm stain’, this lip product glides on easily like a lipbalm, giving your lips moisture, and also colour. However, the awesome part about this is that it also acts as a stain, meaning that even after eating or an entire day of wear and tear, the colour stains your lips, staying with you until you remove it with makeup remover! That means you don’t have to touch up your colour as often! I love this particular colour and I think it is especially nice for this fall period. It gives a nice berry-red colour that is not too dark, yet visible. So you don’t look overly made-up, yet it gives you a good overall energetic feel.
4) Elianto Spring Forest Makeup Kit
I bought this makeup palette a pretty long time ago. I would say maybe 1 or 2 years ago on a day trip to Johor Bahru. To be honest, I bought it on impulse because it was on sale. But when I brought the palette back, I didn’t quite know what to do with it. The colours were way too bright to wear on a daily basis, and at that time, I was not very experimental with bright colours. However, I re-discovered this palette again in the last month and decided to make use of it. Might as well, right? I found myself absolutely falling in love with the colours, especially the bright pink and purple! I realised that with an appropriately mixture of browns and other earthly tones, you can tone down the bright colours and make it not as bold and attention grabbing! However, I am sad to say that I don’t think you can find this palette anymore. I believe it has been discontinued.
5) MAC’s single eyeshadow in ‘Beauty Marked’
This is one of my ultimate most favourite MAC eyeshadow colours, and I’ve been using it to death in the month of October! This is a pretty dark purple (almost black) shadow with pretty purple iridescent and sparkles in it! When it hits the sun, it glitters so beautifully! I love it because it is dark enough to be a nice crease or outer-v colour, yet it’s not too stark black. Plus, that little purple shine just makes everything so pretty! This eyeshadow works well with pretty much any combination of colours!
What are some of your October beauty favourites? 🙂