18 Oct 2016

My October Beauty Favs



Hello! Well, it's been a little while since I graced my blog with my presence. I've not been in the best of mental health of recent so I took a step back from my blog as I didn't want to force content when my mind wasn't in it.

Feeling a bit better today so thought I would use the opportunity to write up a post of my fav beauty purchases this month. I mean they are too good to keep to myself!

Not that I possibly need more make up, but when I was in Boots in Brighton recently I noticed they had what they call a Emporium. In this Emporium you can get almost any gift from their gift selections engraved and personalized.
You can get ribbons stitched with your own message, wrapping with your own images and products engraved with your own personalized message. I think this is a great way to treat someone this Christmas, or even treating yourself as I did!

I found a selection of mono eye shadows, blushers and highlighters by Makeup Obsession which is made by the same company that make Makeup Revolution and Freedom cosmetics. The eye shadows come in various shimmery and mat shades at a mere £2 each. The blushes and highlighters are £3 each.
You can then select an empty palette for them to slot into. From a silver or gold look finish to black, pink and white and various sizes to hold 4, 6 or more eye shadows, blushers etc. I opted for a white palette to hold 6 single products. I then went and paid (which I later realized I had to pay an additional £3 for the engraving service) for the products.




A lovely sales assistant then asked me what I would like engraved on the front of my palette. After a bit of umm and ahhing I opted for 'Abbie's eye-mazing palette'. Ok I'm not going to be asked to name any beauty products going forward but it was the best I could come up with off the cuff!

The sales assistant then set up the engraving machine and a few minutes later my palette was engraved with my own message! The great thing with the palette is that the inserts can be easily taken out so I can keep using the palette once the products are used up by inserting new eye shadows.



Previous to this purchase I had brought some new 17 products, also from another Boots store. I was on the hunt for a new mascara and wasn't looking spend too much on one in case it wasn't that great so I opted for the Falsifeye false lash effect mascara. After trying this I was pleasantly pleased with the full coverage it gives, especially as it was very affordable.
At the time there was an offer for two 17 products for £8 and also if you spend over £6 you get a free cheek blush stamp. Bargain!
So I also picked up a new lip colour. I'm not overly sold on mat lip colour as I find they go dry looking and flaky after a while, where as more shiny colour I find gives a better over all finish.
The lipstick I picked up was Supreme Shine Lipstick in shade Bon Bon which is light terracotta brown shade. Perfect for the autumnal season.
The blusher I got free has a sponge applicator, with the blush colour inside the lid. There is also a mirror on top of the lid which is useful. The shade I opted for is called Bashful which is a light brown, very slightly orange shade for a more bronze effect.




Very happy with my additions to my make up collection. Some lovely shades to complement the autumnal season. I hope you like them and has given you some inspiration!

Lot's of love,


6 comments:

  1. Ahhh everything looks so lovely, I especially love the engraved palette! It's so cool that you can have your own little message on there and I loved your pun! xD hope you're feeling a bit better, mental illness can really shake you to your core >< xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

    P.S I wondered, would you like to enter my special Too Faced Gingerbread palette giveaway? I’d be so happy to see you there!

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    1. Hi Elizabeth. Thank you for your lovely comment. I'm ok thank you for asking. But you're right, mental health issues can be dibilitating. Not much fun but comments like yours do help 😊I'll of course enter your giveaway, thanks for letting me know xx

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  2. Great favs! I love the look of your palette! You picked out such pretty shades. Also, the lipstick looks really nice! Have a great week :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. Hi Nicole, I haven't yet tried out the palette yet- I'm looking to give it a go today :) Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. Have a great week too! xx

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  3. I loooove the peacock background, where did you get that? 😍😍 I've never heard of the mascara that you mention but if it's affordable and effective like you say, it sounds like a winner! Thank you for sharing m'lovely ❤️

    Abbey ✨ www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. The peacock background is a gift wrap design by Matthew Williamson and I found it in a bookshop in a town local to me, Arundel.
      The mascara for the price is definitely worth it. Been using it a lot lately.
      #sharingiscaring

      Abbie :) x

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