Tuesday, 18 November 2014

October Favourites

l-r: Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy in Up the Ante, Avon Advanced Techniques 360 Nourishment Morrocan Argan Oil, Model Co More Brows in Light/Medium,  Blistex Daily Lip Conditioner, Rimmel Kate Eyeshadow Stick in 011 Rose Gold, Revlon Photoready Foundation in 004 Nude, Seventeen Phwoarr Paint Heavy Duty Under Eye Concealer in Fair & Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara. 

So after my double dose of Favourites (read it here) last week I thought I would carry on in the same vein and hit you lot with my October Faves. 

Revlon Color Stay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel in Up the Ante

AKA the most beautifully formulated nail enamel to grace my humble nails. I absolutely love it. This was the only polish I wore throughout October and for good reason. It is freaking BEAUTIFUL! The colour is gorgeous, as you can see, but the real star is the formula. It is so easy to apply and yet lasts forever, it's opaque within one coat but is easily workable. In my extensive collection of nail polish (it's nearly 300 now guys!) the formula in the Revlon Gel Envy Nail Enamels is my absolute favourite! I recently purchased the shade Dealer's Choice and it is just as amazing. I love them.  

Avon Advanced Techniques 360 Nourishment Morrocan Argan Oil

My hair straddles the fine line between pleasantly curly and clinically insane. It is a daily struggle to try and keep my hair looking normal, and honestly it's a losing battle. This is the latest weapon in my frizz taming arsenal and it is fabulous. I've been using a pump of this through the ends of my hair everyday to calm frizz and nourish the dry ends and it's been amazing. I have a love/hate relationship with Argan Oil, whilst it is undeniably good for the hair some of them have left my hair weighed down and greasy looking. Not this bad boy. It's weightless and doesn't leave any kind of greasy residue. It just leaves the hair looking, and feeling, shiny and smooth and so nourished.  The Avon Argan Oil 360 range also includes a shampoo, conditioner and a hair mask that I can't wait to try out, so watch this space.

 Rimmel Kate Eyeshadow Stick in 011 Rose Gold

I am such a fan of the Rimmel Eyeshadow sticks! The formula is lovely, super blendable, long lasting and doesn't crease. So already we're onto a winner but the main reason I love it so much is the application. It is so ridiculously easy to apply, it takes seconds and makes for the easiest smokey eye look ever. On the mornings where I've overslept (which is most of them!) this is in an absolute life saver. Just swipe it on, blend it out, mascara. Done. 

Model Co More Brows in Light/Medium

For a long time I paid little to no attention to my brows, other than to pluck the living daylights out of them every once in a while. Then Cara Delavigne happened and brows became big! It was then I realised how pathetic mine actually were. For a while I was using a brow pencil from MUA to beef up my brows which was okay, not great but definitely not bad (although looking back it was a bit too warm for me). Then I got this in a glossybox and it is nothing short of magical. More Brows is a really light weight brow gel that sets the brows in place without leaving them crispy or gel-y in anyway. The formula is so light it actually doesn't feel like I've got anything on. The colour match is the perfect level of ashiness for me  and the spoolie, whilst adorably tiny,  is really good. It tames my brows whilst distributing the product evenly throughout, making for ridiculously easy application. I just brush it through my brows and I'm good to go. Winner.

Seventeen Phwoarr Paint Heavy Duty Under Eye Concealer in Fair 

When this says heavy duty it means it! Whilst intended specifically for the under eye area I've been using it before foundation to cover up any particularly red/visible blemishes (and there have been a lot!). The formula itself is really creamy and quite thick but once it's warmed up between the finger tips it's really workable. I put this on before my foundation because it gives better coverage that way and it blends into the skin so much easier. The coverage is amazing, it only takes a quick dab-and-blend and BOOM bags/blemishes gone. I've hit pan on it now but I will definitely be repurchasing.

Blistex Daily Lip Conditioner

After using the Etre Belle Liplift Peel my lips were left in terrible condition (read more about it here) even after I got them back to a semi normal condition they were still drier than usual, that coupled with the change in the weather and my lips have been in dire need of some tlc. This is so moisturising and has done my lips the world of good. They are now happily back to normal and it's all thanks to this guy. It also smells lovely, like mint and vanilla, and lasts ages. I've had this tiny tub for well over a year and it's not even close to running out yet. Winner.

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara. 

I tested out a lot of new mascaras in October (read more about it here) and of all the ones I tried this was the one I reached for most. It has a plastic applicator that grips even the tiniest of lashes, coating them evenly and leaving some seriously long lashes in it's wake. Personally I think it's a dupe of Benefit's They're Real Mascara as the formula is surprisingly similar. Blacker than black with some serious lasting power with the added Benefit (pun definitely intended!) of costing a fraction of the price. Whilst it's not my favourite mascara ever it is good and I liked it a lot. 

Revlon Photoready Foundation in 004 Nude

This was my go to foundation throughout October. The coverage is fabulous, as I've said my skin has been going through some kind of rebellion and this has been perfect for those days when my skin misbehaves. It gives a really nice satin, almost dewy, finish, which is surprising considering how much coverage it gives. It takes some working into the skin but once it's on IT IS ON! This bad boy ain't going nowhere for no one. When I first tried this foundation, way back in August (read it here) I thought the colour wouldn't work for me during the colder months BUT it does. It's just a really nice foundation. 

So those were my October Favourites.Have you tried any of these products? What did you think? Love them? Hate them? Let me know on twitter, by commenting below (if you do comment I try to always reply so check back) or by dropping me an email lolarocknroses@gmail.com. Also check me out on instagram, facebook, Bloglovin & pinterest

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