October Favourites

Summer seems to have finally arrived in the Southern Hemisphere and with that brings a change in makeup. Lighter bases, neutral eyes, bronzed skin-you know the drill. Without further ado, it's October Favourites time..

Benefit Boxed Blushes Admittedly I don't wear an awful lot of blush but this month I've been alternating between Coralista and Rockateur quite a bit. Both these shades are very wearable. They are quite glittery in the pan but don't let that intimidate you. Once applied these leave you with a sun kissed, radiant glow. 

Tarte 'Lights, Camera, Flashes' Mascara This is the first Tarte product I've tried and it's safe to say I am impressed. One thing I love about this mascara is that it is formulated without parabens or phthalates   and instead contains vitamin derivatives which help thicken the appearance of lashes. This mascara has an almost cat-eye effect once on the lashes which is stunning. If you're after a long-lasting, smudge proof mascara then you will love this. PS-Tarte if you're reading, please start shipping to New Zealand. 

Mac Eyeshadows in Woodwinked and A Natural Flirt (limited edition) I've shelved my bronze eyeshadows for now and replaced them with light golds and sheer champagne shades. Both these colours are gorgeous. If you're after neutral eyeshadows you really cannot beat Mac's.

Bobbi Brown Corrector in Porcelain Bisque The creamy, dark circle banisher. No matter how tired you look this will always make it a little less obvious. This one also works well on discolouration and scars that just don't seem to fade too.

Mac Eye Pencil in Coffee If you're wary of black liner then you will like this. This is subtler than jet black liner and is the perfect shade for adding definition to the lashline.  

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Earlier in the month my skin was having a bit of a moment. Using this weekly for three or so weeks though certainly sorted it out. This really helps clear up congested skin and leaves blemishes less red and irritated. You can also use this as a spot treatment. If you've thought about buying this and you have problematic skin then it is well worth the splurge.

The Extras

Lush Bath Ballistics The perfect accompaniment to bathtimes. My favourite at the moment is Golden Wonder, one of their Christmas releases. It fills your bathwater with golden stars and leaves behind the most stunning turquoise colour and fragrance. Love.

Hubbards Pomegranate and Blueberry Muesli A slightly random addition but this muesli is absolutely delicious. It helps that it's also packaged in the cutest little box. Sorry I don't have a picture, my box was finished last week. 

*I hope everyone's having a fabulous weekend so far. I'm off back to study now..5 days to go! x


  1. Another lovely post Sophie! I love Glam Glow too (as I think you already knew...) but I think mine's different- it comes in a black tub? x


    1. Thank you so much Ruby :). I think there may be more than one version of it? Maybe they're all designed for different skin types, I'm not entirely sure. x