Tuesday, 10 November 2015

October Favourites

So this months favourites is a tad late, but better late then never! Recently I have been embracing the darker, autumn colours. I do prefer autumn and winter beauty trends so i love it when it comes back around.

Last month I was really enjoying these beauties...

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
These have only just started to become readily available in the U.K, and I had heard amazing things about these. So I popped onto the boots site and purchased 4 in the shades Cairo, Abu Dhabi, London and Cannes. The shade selection is amazing, and to be honest, I wasn't expecting too much from these as they are super cheap (£5.50 each). But I was actually amazed with how good they are, they are easy to apply, go on smooth and dry matte, while lasting a bloody good time on the lips.
I now have my eye on a gorgeous deep plum shade called Copenhagen next.

Boots - £5.50

Picture taken from my instagram (@zoelou_) L-R Cairo, Cannes, London, Abu Dhabi - Also have Essie Wicked on nails.

Essie Nail Polish - Wicked
This gorgeous ox blood coloured nail polish hasn't left my mitts recently, and as an avid nail painter this says a lot! you may have seen evidence of this on my instagram haha.
I just love the way it looks and it goes with everything, I'm not the biggest fan of Essie polishes but this is easily one of my all time favourite shades.
The formula is brilliant, 2 coats and its opaque, and looks real glossy with a layer of trusty Seche Vite over the top.

£7.23 - Beauty Bay

Picture taken from my instagram (@zoelou_) Essie Wicked
Embryolisse - Lait - Crème Concentrè
I bought this after hearing the amazing Jake-Jamie from The Beauty Boy talk about it, that guy could sell me a bin liner to be honest. But after hearing how fab this is before makeup, and how a lot of celebrity makeup artists swear by it I had to try it. Plus its a massive tube and not badly priced either.
I have been using this as a day time moisturiser under my foundation, and instead of a primer-with this you just don't need it. My foundation sits perfectly on top and it really hydrates my skin, I expected it to be quite thick and be a pain to rub in, but they recommend you put a generous layer on your face and neck, let it sink in (kind of like a face mask) and it just soaks right in without any residue.

From £13.00 Escentual

Vita Liberata - Rich - Tinted Self Tan Lotion - Medium
As you may know, I do love my self tanners! i've tried a few from Vita Liberata now and I have to say this is by far my favourite!
You can see where you apply it, it has the perfect amount of olive tones to it to stop orange-ness, barely any smell, streak free, gorgeous natural golden colour and fades perfectly. What more could you want from a self tanner?
This has to be one of my top self tanners along with my Cocoa Brown tanning mousse now.. if you want a good self tanning lotion I highly recommend this.

£22.50 VIA Vita Liberata website - SPECIAL OFFER on at the moment - Get this tinted self tan lotion as well as a wash off tan, in the Strictly Golden Duo for only £20 so it works out cheaper and you get another product HERE!! (Limited Time only)

The Coffee Scrub - Rose
I was actually sent this to try, and I do love a good coffee scrub so I couldn't refuse, but I did think can anything really beat my beloved Frank Coffee scrubs?
Well this one is actually just as good and I love the unusual rose scent to it too, I wasn't sure how i'd feel about rose scented coffee scrub - rose flavoured coffee? no thanks- but it isn't that bad and only has a hint of rose to it.
After making a mess in my bathroom with and leaving it on my body for a good few minutes I washed it off and y skin was so lovely and soft.
I have really been enjoying using this and my skin looks healthy and glowing since using it.

$14.97 The Coffee Scrub

What products have you been enjoying recently? Have you tried any of my monthly favourites? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for reading,

Love Zoe x


  1. I definitely need to get my hands on those NYX lip creams!

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk

  2. I've just ordered 8 lip creams!!! I can't wait to try them - they look awesome! Copenhagen was one of the ones I purchased! Xx

  3. Those lip creams look amazing, and your nails are lush! Love that colour x

    a life of a charlotte

  4. I love all those NYX nudes, thin I'll go for a cheeky purchase of London myself! The coffee mask sounds delightful, I will check out those for sure! :)

  5. I love that you bought all the nude shades <3

    I have stockholm, think you need that one too!


  6. I'd like to take this moment to appreciate those talons! Girls nails look good!
    Bee | QueenBeady.com


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