October Empties / Products I've Used Up

Thursday 31 October 2013

It's Empties time again!  This month I've used up a lot of daily essentials as well as one or two pampering treats.  Here are my overall thoughts, including which ones I'll be repurchasing again in the future.

October Books List

A round up of the books I've read throughout October:-

Review & Swatches: Nvey Eco Eyeshadow Duo in Mahogany Shroom, Nourishing Bronzer and Hydrating Lip Lustre in Amour Rose

Tuesday 29 October 2013

Nvey Eco are a natural make-up brand which features Natrue certified organic ingredients in its products.  They're from Australia, but are easily available via online retailers such as Naturisimo and CutECOsmetics.  They're a brand I've seen countless times on green blogs and via Aussie Youtubers, so I was really excited when I was sent three of their products to have a play with.  Here are my thoughts!

The Perfect Night In (with a Neom candle of course)

Monday 28 October 2013

Despite the advance storm warnings, one can never truly predict how these things will play out, so I hope you're all reading this from somewhere safe and warm today.  On a lighter note, I'm going to get cosy on my sofa and share my idea of a perfect night in.  This is something I will be looking forward to a lot more now that the clocks have gone back and those dark, cold nights are drawing in.

5 Mini Reviews: Redken, Antipodes, L'Occitane, Eve Of St Agnes & L'Oreal

Tuesday 22 October 2013

I have seriously been slacking on the samples front!  My Wonder Woman tin is full to bursting again so it's time to get it back under control.  To kick things off, I've managed to finish these five off recently which have been stashed away in my travel bag.  Here are my thoughts on them.

Review & Photos: Foxy Hair Extensions Plaited Hair Band in 4 / Dark Brown

Monday 21 October 2013

A friend of mine is having a Game Of Thrones themed party for her birthday next week, so I've been attempting to recreate some of the gorgeous plaited hairstyle looks from the show.  Sadly my skills are definitely lacking in this area, but I've found an easy way to fake it in the form of this ready made plaited hairband.

Magazine Freebies #2 - REN with In Style, L'Occitane with Marie Claire & Eyeko with Glamour

Saturday 19 October 2013

My mum surprised me with this mini haul of magazine freebies today which definitely put a smile on my face!  I'm sure you've seen these mentioned countless times this month already, but here's a quick recap of what's available:-

The Mid-Week / Post Flu Pampering Session

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Rain and cold winds are sweeping across England as I speak, so all I want to do is stay inside where it's nice and warm.  I've been feeling a bit run down with the flu recently, so what better way to cheer myself up than with a little mid-week pampering.  After this session, I'll be feeling back to my usual self in no time.

Review & Swatches: Laura Mercier Dark Spell A/W 2013 Collection - Nail Lacquers in Bewitched & Forbidden and Baked Eye Colour in Magical

Sunday 13 October 2013

I'm rarely attracted to nail polishes in new make-up collections simply because so many brands seem to just throw in a boring token shade and that's it.  For the nail polish collectors amongst us, that's about as exciting as watching paint dry!  So when I spotted that there were two new Limited Edition Nail Lacquers in Laura Mercier's A/W Dark Spell Collection which looked interesting, I knew I had to find out more.

Love Me Beauty Box - October 2013 review

Saturday 12 October 2013

Love Me Beauty Box* (£10 + p&p per month, link)

Do you know what I think is the most important aspect of a well done beauty box?  Variety.  And Love Me Beauty gets it right yet again.  There's a bit of make-up, haircare, skincare and a lovely bath/showertime treat included in October's three menus.  Let's take a closer look shall we?

UK Magazine Freebie: This Works Really Rich Firming Body Lotion with Red

Friday 11 October 2013

It's been a little while since I picked up any magazine freebies, but this month sees some great beauty ones on the stands.  I had a money off voucher for WHSmith so technically this was a double freebie for me (the best kind of course!), and I bought Red which has a choice of two This Works products.  I went for the Really Rich Firming Body Lotion (generous 50ml size) having seen previous rave reviews of it on various blogs, and it's definitely worth picking up!  Can't vouch for the firming claims just yet, but I love the scent (Jasmine and Figs = Amazing) and it's very hydrating so it's perfect for the upcoming winter months.  

Also available with other magazines this month are samples of REN skincare, L'Occitane hand cream and St Tropez goodies!  I may have to ask my mum if she has anymore WHSmith vouchers lurking in her purse...

Have you picked up any of these magazine freebies this month?

September Favourites

Sunday 6 October 2013

I'm a little late posting my September Favourites, but as the old saying goes, better late than never right?  Here are my hand picked beauty favourites that I've been loving recently.

September Empties / Products I've Used Up

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Empties time!  You all know the drill by now, so here are the products I've finished off this month, my thoughts on them, and whether I'll be repurchasing them in the future or not.

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