Monday, November 7, 2011

October Faves and Empties!!

Better late than never right?? haha 

I'm going to begin this post by saying what I say every time I do a favourites post...I can't believe how fast this year is going!! November already? Are you kidding me?!!!

Anyway onto the products that I have been loving this month.

October Favourites!!

1. Ulta3 Eyeshadow Palette in Money Bags ($6.95AUD from Terry White Chemist)

Since buying this palette I have been using it pretty much everyday. It's so compact and has all the colours I need to create a nice neutral look, which makes my morning makeup routine go a lot faster. The colours are very pigmented and soft and they apply nicely to the eyes. The only downside is they are a tiny bit crumbly. 

Ulta3 Eyeshadow Palette in Money Bags

2. Savvy by DB Jumbo Bronzer in Terracotta ($9.95AUD from Priceline)

I have previously given my thoughts on this bronzer here. It's a great cheap matte bronzer perfect for contouring!

Savvy by DB Jumbo Bronzer in Terracotta

3. Dior Highlighter in Amber Diamond ($50.50AUD from

This is the prettiest makeup product I own (also the most expensive!). It is a gorgeous subtle highlighter that just makes you feel instantly prettier. 

Dior Amber Diamond

4. Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin ($10.99USD from

Speaking of highlighters I have been loving using Sin as a cheek highlight this month. It's more of an obvious looking highlighter but still looks really gorgeous. 

Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sin

5. MAC Cream Blush in Ladyblush ($41AUD from MAC)

My mum recently gave this to me after her trip overseas. I had been lusting after it for a long time and I love it. It's been on my cheeks pretty much the whole of October. It's a gorgeous natural pinky colour. (For some reason it looks a lot more apricot toned in the picture and swatch but its more of a pink)

MAC Cream Blush in Ladyblush

6. The Lip Combo of MAC's Girl About Town lipstick ($36AUD from MAC) and Nars Lipgloss in Turkish Delight ($24USD from

I didn't think Girl About Town suited me until one night when I added Turkish Delight over the top of it and it looked amazing! (See swatch below) It tones it down slightly while making it a little less harsh and cool-toned against my pale skin. This has been my go-to lip combo for nights out this month.

Nars lipgloss in Turkish Delight and MAC's lipstick in Girl About Town

7. MAC MSF Natural in Light/Medium ($47AUD from MAC)

I love this face powder. It looks so natural on the skin. I either use this lightly as a setting powder or with a setting spray to dampen it and then I buff it into the skin as my foundation. Either way it looks great.

MAC MSF Natural in Light/Medium

And those are my (late) favourites for the month of October. I hope you enjoyed!! 

Haha you didn't think I would leave you hanging like that did you....Here are the swatches ;)

L-R: Terracotta Bronzer, Amber Diamond, Ladyblush, Sin,
Girl About Town and Turkish Delight.

I also wanted to include a few empties in this post as I only had 4 and didn't think it warranted a separate post. So here is what I finished this October :)

October Empties!!

These are all products I love and will continue to buy over and over. First is the pink Dove deodarant. I use Dove deodorant as I love the scents they have and I find them quite moisturising. I also find they last the whole day which is always a plus. 

Next is my favourite body wash, it's the Original Source Shea Butter and Honey Shower Cream. I buy this from my local supermarket and am so in love with it. It has the most amazing creamy honey scent. 

Blake and I both use the Redwin Vitamen E Cream as our daily moisturiser and both love it. It is so moisturising and I swear this is a big reason why my skin has cleared up so much. The best bit? It's only $3 from Priceline. 

Lastly is the Nivea lip balm in Hydro Care. This is my favourite out of this line of lip balms and probably one of my fave balms in general. It's super moisturising and lasts a long time on the lips. 

What were your favourites this past month? And what have you guys used up???

Hannah xoxo

P.S. Don't forget to enter my 100 follower giveaway, open until the 13th November!! See the post below this one.


Gianna @ Makeup and Me said...

I've wanted the turkish delight gloss for so long! It's such a pretty colour :)

And the vitamin e cream... brilliant :)


Jess said...

I like the first one, I need some more neutral colours *hint hint*.

Any recs for a curling iron? Even though after Pecan arrives I will no doubt have no time to use it!

Vita said...

Great mix of favourites. Good to see budget and prestige stuff side by side. Girl About Town is still on my wish list but I think I need to use up a lippy before I go and buy more!

Hannah said...

@Gianna: It is such a pretty colour, I love it. Yeah the vitamin e cream is the best moisturiser i have found.

@Sister: haha are these hints for xmas??

@Vita: Thanks :) It's a great lippy...very bright though! Haha yeah that doesn't stop me buying more haha

Vintage Makeup said...

The eyeshadow palette looks lovely!!! :)

Hannah said...

It is pretty nice, the colours hold up well too. Just realised I forgot to post swatches haha well I was planning to do a review of it by itself so I will have to post them then xo

Glitz Glam Budget said...

You have a lot of great favorites! That Mac lip color is so pretty! By the way I like your blog I’m a new follower!