These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things... September and October Favourites 2014

Wednesday, 5 November 2014



I'm going to do something a little bit different this favourites and focus more on the newer products that I've been using and loving. As usual I have been using my holy grails (many of which are in my August favourites here), but there have also been some amazing and standout products that I've used in September and October. 

Skincare

Mirenesse Endless Youth Ocean Milk Mousse Mask

This is an oldie but a goodie that I've rediscovered. I'm trying to use up some of my older products to make room for new ones and this is a mask that I had only used half of. 

It's a quick 5 minute mask, so it's perfect for those busy mornings or lazy nights.

It has a really unusual feel. It's a gel that changes to a foam once you apply it onto your face. It then starts to "POP" and the bubble in the foam "snap" and disappear.

I love the feeling of the bubbles popping. It feels a little bit ticklish, but it's nice to feel it actually working. Once I wash it off, my skin feels really soft and hydrated. 

Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Treatment*

I've been using this for the last 2 months and the more that I used it the more that I love it.

It's a lightweight serum that works well underneath my make up. It's a gel like formula that sinks into my skin quickly and easily. It would suit both oily, dry and normal skin. 


This serum helps to give me a more even skintone and also helps to hydrate my skin without feeling greasy or oily. I could really see a difference after 3-4 weeks of use.

It wasn't until I finished this that I realised just how much I enjoyed using it. I'll be picking up one of these next time Priceline has their 40% off skincare sale!


Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream

I love Antipodes and this has to be one of my favourite products from the Antipodes range. 

It gives my skin a huge dose of moisture, but never feels greasy or heavy. I love this soooo much that I'm tempted to use it all over my body.

I'm also using the Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream. While I like it, it's not as amazing as this. 


I only have the deluxe trial size, but will be picking up a full size version at the next Priceline 40% off skincare sale. 

Indeed Laboratories Exfoliator

WOW!!! This exfoliator has blown me away.When I first saw this I thought that this would be similar to the Alpha H or Dermalogica powdered exfoliant. This one instead turns into a foam, rather than a creamy texture. 

The first few times that I used this, I felt a quick "zing" on my skin. It wasn't uncomfortable but I could tell that it was working on my skin. Now I don't get that initial zing every time I use it. 

I use this 2-3 days a week in the morning to exfoliate dead skin cells. 


Make Up

Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation*

This one has been a hit of a bit or miss with me. I had heard so many great things about this before I first used this. A few reviews I had seen said they got medium coverage with this and they could build it up. But the first time I tried to do that, it was a disaster.

It just didn't react well on my skin. It became heavy, cakey and made all of my dry patches so noticeable (especially on my forehead and around my nose). 

I tried it with a few different primers and then also tried to use it with both my hands, a make up sponge and a buffing brush. For me, I got the best results when I used a make up sponge or my hands. 

I also prefer to use this as a light foundation with sheer to light coverage. If I try to apply a second layer, it brings out my dry patches. 

I like to wear this on my days off when I just need light coverage while running errands. I find that I don't need to use a powder with this to set it. I like to use a setting spray to set it instead. 

Max Factor Flawless Perfection Blush in "Classic Rose"*

I've had this for a while and it's been featured in my favourites before but I've been using it so much lately. I love that it gives me a slight glow without being shiny or glittery.

It's quite pigmented, so you only need a very small bit. It's a product that I don't see blogged or raved about enough and it's a shame as it's a wonderful "drugstore" product. 


NP Set Shimmer Highlight Duo in Bronze/Gold*

This is supposed to be a cream bronzer, but I just adore it as a glitter eyeshadow. It makes a plain, boring eyeshadow into something magical.

This came in a set with a loose setting powder and was only $19 for both. I've reviewed it here

ModelCo Miracle Veil Skin Correcting Primer

I bought this from Woolworths when they had it on sale and I was in need of a new primer. And boy am I glad that I did.

It's an incredible primer that's green based. It helps to both reduce redness but also give me long lasting make up. I'll be picking up another one!!



ELES Lip Primer*

I love a good matte lipstick, but some matte formulas can be very drying and give you that horrible patchy look after you've been wearing it for an hour or two.

I like to apply this lip primer in the morning and it helps to keep my lips moisturised and my lipstick looking better for longer. 

Savvy by DB Long Lasting Matte Lipstick in "Gerbera"

Every time I wear this bright pink shade, I always get comments. It's a gorgeous matte shade that has long lasting results and doesn't feel dry on the lips. I need to pick up more of these! At only $6.99, these are a bargain!

Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid

Whenever I get dry lips, I always like to use this. It's a highly moisturising lip balm that also contains lemon, which helps to exfoliate the lips. I normally use this by itself, as I find that if I wear this over lipstick the lipstick will "move." 

Hair

Kevin.Murphy Angel.Masque*

I'm looking at bleaching my hair and going blonder very soon but have been upping my hair masque game lately to make sure my hair is in the best condition so the bleach doesn't ruin my hair. 

I like this mask because it both strengthens and hydrates the hair. I use this every second wash. Some protein based masks can end up making your hair feel brittle, but not this one. The added hydrating makes it perfect!

Body

Pure Fiji Coconut Sugar Rub*

I really adore this sugar scrub. It provides enough grit to help exfoliate dead skin but doesn't feel too rough. I really love using it on my feet after an exhausting day standing at work. It also has a wonderful coconut scent.

It's pricier than most of my other scrubs, but it's worth the extra money. I like to swap this with a less expensive scrub (like any of the ones from Premium Spa) to make it last longer. 

Pure Fiji Hydrating Body Lotion in "Coconut"*

This matching coconut body lotion is pure decadence. It has a beautiful scent that also provides light hydration. I don't use this everyday, just on those days when I need something to make me feel pampered. 

Palmer's Hydrating Gel Lotion with Aloe & Cucumber Extract

I ended up buying this from Priceline when they had it on sale for half price, as I just wanted an inexpensive daily body lotion. And it was love at first use. I even went back and bought 2 more bottles while it was still half price. 

It's a gel formula, so it's very light on the skin. It also works well if I have really dry skin and want to layer it with another moisturiser or over a body oil. 

And those are the products that I've loved over the last 2 months.

I've been a bit naughty and have bought quite a few things lately, so you'll be seeing a LOT of new products in my November favourites! 

What have you been obsessed with lately? 
Amy, XO

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