Since August Bank Holiday my priority has been shifting the weight and getting back into exercise - nothing else. I've shunned nights out for the gym and going with the minimum of make up/skin care. Personally I've used the same products over and over, yet wouldn't class them as monthly favourites, however throughout October I can safely say I've discovered and rediscovered some new firm favourites.
First up is Dior's Diorskin BB Creme (shade 2), now even though I was desperate to buy this from Duty Free last year I only used it a handful of times and was thrown to the back of a random drawer. Since rediscovering it, I've found that this is ideal to wear when I've got fake tan on - it doesn't clog my pores, yet gives a light coverage, something which I love for during the day. I'm on the fence as to whether I'd use this for nights out, maybe just for a meal. As for haircare, nothing apart from Label M's Blow Out Spray* has really stood out to me over the last few months - I'm not going to go into a massive rave about this, but I did review this yesterday (link).
Soap and Glory have been knocking it out of the park with their skin care lately and two products which I have been loving is their No Clogs Allowed heating detox face mask and their Smooch Operator lip balm both of which have been saviours over the last few weeks while I've been run down. Make up wise I haven't really been bothered with a full face of make up - literally all what I've been doing is filling my brows in with Mac Mystery Eye Shadow and using a bit of Smooch Bronzer on my face, whack on a bit of mascara and that's me done. If you are pale, I'd definitely recommend the Smooch bronzer - apart from it being excellent value for money (£3.99) its brilliant for adding slight colour to your face without it being too dark/mucky.
Finally another neglected item - Liz Earle's Skin Repair Moisturiser*. I'd used this constantly for a good month of so and then decided I wasn't keen on the scent. Cue the colder weather and being run down and this cream has been amazing in restoring moisture back into my skin. I'll be honest and say that I'm still not 100% with the scent, however I always associate Liz Earle products with the scent of their Cleanse and Polish. All in all, I'm really impressed with this month's favourites and I'm looking forward to seeing what I can rediscover for November.
* PR Sample