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October Favourites 2018

Let’s pretend that my blog isn’t turning into a variation of different favourites posts. This is me getting back into my blogging timeline, and back to normal. Which is a new favourites post at the end of every month. My last Current Favourites post was a bit late to say the least. I however, really enjoyed that one, and it was nice to include a variation of things.

This is turning into a ramble, so let’s just get into what I’ve been loving in October.

Too Faced | Born This Way Foundation

I’ve spoken about this foundation quite a lot on my blog, but it has been my go to now that I’m back to being my pale self after my holiday. In my last favourites post I spoke about a foundation from Clinique which is really great, but it’s too dark for me now. I’ve reverted to my trusty Born This Way in the shade Snow. The coverage is medium, but it can be built without looking too cakey. It leaves the skin with a subtle glow which I have been loving just lately.

Makeup Geek

This is the month that I have tried to get back into eyeshadow. I’ve ventured out from my trusty Naked palette into other shadows. I dug my Z Palette out a while ago for a photo for Insta, and I remembered all of the single shadows I picked out so I went with that. The shades I’ve been using the most are: Cocoa Bear, Grandstand, Tan Lines and Shimma Shimma. Which aren’t the most exciting shades, but I like my neutrals. The best thing about these shadows is the price. They’re affordable and the quality is amazing for the money you pay.

The Body Shop | Vitamin E Moisture Cream

This is practically empty now, so be prepared to see it in my next empties post. I picked this up just before I went on holiday, as I needed a new moisturiser to take with me. In the end I went with this one from the body shop, as I know that it gets the job done. I got the 50ml size in the 48 hour cream that’s for all skin types. This is a brilliant moisturiser and one that feels thick enough to hydrate my skin without leaving it feeling dry hours later. It sinks in quickly and doesn’t leave the a sticky feeling. Looking at the website now I have seen an Intense version which looks like it will be perfect for the Winter. I may have also seen the Christmas collection, so Vanilla Marshmallow; I’m coming for you.

YSL | Black Opium Perfume

This has been my go to perfume in the colder months for a few years now. This perfume is perfect for Autumn/ Winter nights, and it’s what I’ve been reaching for a lot, and what’ll probably take me through the next couple of months. This is a stronger perfume, as you really don’t need a lot for it to be noticeable. In fact it’s very easy to go over the top with. As I’m terrible at describing scents I’m just going to list the notes:

Top Notes: Pink Pepper and Orange Blossom
Heart Notes: Jasmine and Coffee
Base Notes: Vanilla, Patchouli and Cedar wood

Tesco | Crispy Caramel Bites

Yes more unhealthy food, I like to eat okay. If you’ve been here for a while then you’ll realise that the healthy eating resolution is not going well. When I got back from my holiday I was craving something that had caramel in it, as I realised that I do like it when I thought that I didn’t, so I wasn’t about to waste anymore time in not eating it. I probably should have saved one or bought a new box for this post, but the healthy eating resolution is coming into play now. These are rice crispy cakes, with a layer of milk chocolate underneath and caramel running through them. In all fairness the caramel isn’t actually that strong, it just makes it a little harder to bite in half. I still liked them, and I remember wanting to include them in this post, so here they are. Looking back probably not the best thing you’ll ever eat, but I’m easily pleased.

That is everything I loved in October! I’m not a big Halloween person, hence the lack of it on any of my socials and in this post. I hope you enjoyed though, and I’d love to know what you were loving throughout October!

Thank you for reading!



  1. 4th November 2018 / 6:52 pm

    That palette is bluddy gorgeous!, I also love the body shop vitamin E cream it’s perfect for my sensitive, dry skin.

    • 5th November 2018 / 10:58 pm

      Thank you! Yes, it’s such a good one!xx

  2. 4th November 2018 / 7:08 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try the Too Faced foundation for ages! My mum also has that perfume and everytime i go to hers I have to give it a little spray x


    • 5th November 2018 / 10:59 pm

      I put off getting it for so long and regret it so much, as it’s quickly become my all time fave. It’s such a beautiful scent xx

  3. 4th November 2018 / 7:23 pm

    The foundation sounds right up my street! I love the YSL perfume it is one of my favourites. I have not tried the face cream but I tried the eye cream in that range and it is amazing! The eyeshadow palette is coming along nicely! In October I loved fur gilets and boots as well as Benefit Gimmie Brow! xx


    • 5th November 2018 / 11:00 pm

      It’s such a good one! Such a beautiful scent. The Vitamin E range is fab, and thank you! Fur gilets always look so good at this time of year and you can’t go wrong with a good pair of boots!xx

  4. 4th November 2018 / 7:24 pm

    Loved this post Hannah! Those makeup geek eyeshadows look gorgeous! Love all the shades you’ve chosen. The caramel bites sound delish xx

    • 5th November 2018 / 11:01 pm

      Thank you so much! They’re great shadows, and the colours they have on offer are fab too. They were good!xx

  5. 4th November 2018 / 7:53 pm

    I love the Body Shop too! In fact, I hadn’t spotted the Christmas stuff yet and now I know I NEED that vanilla marshmallow, so I’m blaming you for my excessive spending 😉
    I love that YSL perfume, and it’s cute bottle! I totally get what you mean about it being easy to go overboard with though – I sprayed a bit on my hair and it gave me a headache because I could smell it constantly 😂 which isn’t a bad thing in the sense that it smells amazing, but the headache wasn’t great 😂 I’m loving Daisy Love and Daisy Twinkle by Marc Jacobs at the mo – the Love one is a bit heavier and fruitier than normal Daisy, while the Twinkle one is really light and smells like Daisy with Parma Violets mixed in! 😍

    Rhianna x

    • 9th November 2018 / 3:12 pm

      haha sorry about that! The Christmas scents sound amazing, so definitely worth it! It’s such a classic and the bottle is super pretty. Yes it can definitely be a little over powering. Yeah, a headache isn’t exactly what you want with your perfume haha! Marc Jacobs have some really great perfumes. Those ones sound like they smell incredible!xx

  6. 4th November 2018 / 8:08 pm

    Great list! This October I’ve been obsessed with autumnal colours. I’ve especially been trying to include more oranges and yellows in my wardrobe. Those crispy caramel bites sound super yummy!

    • 9th November 2018 / 3:13 pm

      Thank you! Yes autumnal colours are super pretty. They’re great!xx

    • 9th November 2018 / 3:13 pm

      It’s such a classic perfume! Yes, it’s great for Autumn/ Winter nights xx

  7. 4th November 2018 / 8:36 pm

    Oh my gosh I haven’t used my custom eyeshadow palette for ages with all my singles in. I should definitely get it out more. Used to love that Body Shop moisturiser until I found the Superdrug vitamin E day cream one!
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    • 9th November 2018 / 3:14 pm

      That was the same as me! Just completely forgot, and now I’ve got it back out it’s great! It’s so worth getting it back out. I’ll have to look into the Superdrug one, as their range seems so good!xx

  8. 4th November 2018 / 10:01 pm

    I’m hoping to try Born this way foundation. I’m dry skinned like you, so if you love it I should be ok with it too! Oh, and the vitamin E is another moisturiser on my wish list! I see you enjoyed the ‘unhealthy’ treats!!

    Samantha x


    • 9th November 2018 / 3:16 pm

      It’s such a fab foundation! I’ve been loving it. The Vitamin E range is so good and so gentle on the skin, but so hydrating too. Haha, it’s becoming a problem xx

  9. Amber Atlanta
    5th November 2018 / 11:58 am

    Makeup Geek eyeshadows are some of the best in my opinion. They’re so affordable and there is literally every colour, shade, and formula you could ever want! Cocoa Bear is one of my favourites too for sure xx
    Amber | http://www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

    • 9th November 2018 / 3:28 pm

      Definitely agree with you! They’re so affordable, and the shade range is immense. Cocoa Bear is such a classic, it’s a beautiful colour xx

      Hannah | luxuryblush

  10. 6th November 2018 / 12:41 pm

    I really want to try some products from The Body Shop vitamin E range! The overnight mask has been high on my wishlist for a while now x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

    • 9th November 2018 / 3:29 pm

      It’s such an amazing range, it works really well. Yes the overnight mask seems great xx

  11. 6th November 2018 / 12:49 pm

    Oh my goodness those Crispy Caramel Bites from Tesco are to die for! I love them!! The YSL Black Opium perfume sounds right up my street too – I must add it to my perfume wish list xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

    • 9th November 2018 / 3:30 pm

      I’m so glad you like them too! They’re so good. It’s an amazing scent for night time, especially for Autumn/ Winter xx

  12. 6th November 2018 / 6:08 pm

    I am obsessed with the Too Faced ‘Born this way’ foundation. I think it’s such a fab foundation. I’ve never smelt ‘black opium’ before, but, I’ve seen SO many people rave about it. I will 100% pop into Debenhams and have a whiff!

    • 9th November 2018 / 3:31 pm

      It’s such a good one, and I’m glad you like it too! It’s such a classic scent, it’s perfect for Autumn/ Winter xx

    • 9th November 2018 / 3:31 pm

      It really is! Glad you like it too xx

    • 9th November 2018 / 3:42 pm

      Glad you like it too! It’s such a good one xx

  13. 8th November 2018 / 5:46 pm

    I really need to try the Born This Way foundation, it sounds so good! I love the Vitamin E range from The Body Shop as well. Great favourites Hannah, thank you for sharing xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • 9th November 2018 / 3:43 pm

      I put off trying it for so long, and now I have no idea why I didn’t try it sooner. It’s definitely worth it. Yes, it’s such a fab range. Thank you so much, and it’s no problem, thank you for stopping by xx

  14. 9th November 2018 / 12:26 pm

    The Born This Way foundation is one of my favourites, honestly it looks amazing on the skin! I love the Vitamin C cream too, I use it at night with the face wash and toner and I feel like my skin has improved since I’ve used it xx


    • 9th November 2018 / 3:43 pm

      Glad you like it too! I definitely agree with you. Yes, it’s such a fab range and it really works xx

  15. Kay
    9th November 2018 / 12:56 pm

    Black Opium is such a gorgeous scent. <3 They have so many different versions and limited editions, too, I just wish I could have them all! Also, I've been meaning to try that Too Faced foundation. I've heard amazing things about it, although I typically go for things with full coverage, because my skin sucks! Also not sure whether it would be good for oily skin? Thanks for sharing these, I love favourites posts! <3 xoxo


    • 9th November 2018 / 3:45 pm

      That’s so true, they bring out so many versions of it! Ah, I’m not too sure how it’d be with oily skin, I’m sorry! No problem, thank you for stopping by!xx

  16. 9th November 2018 / 8:10 pm

    YSL Black Opium is one of my all time favourite fragrances, I love it so much especially at this time of year xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

    • 15th November 2018 / 5:09 pm

      It’s such a classic fragrance! Totally agree with you xx

    • 15th November 2018 / 5:09 pm

      It’s such a classic perfume!xx

  17. 11th November 2018 / 3:49 pm

    Hi Hannah!

    Great choices for your monthly favourites!
    I had no idea there was an intense version of TBS Vitamin E Cream – will have to check it out as I can get through the regular one quite quickly too.
    Your MUG eyeshadows are all beaut shades and those Crispy Chocolate and Caramel bites from Tesco sound tasty.
    Hanna Rose
    Latest Blog Post: Christmas Blog Post Ideas Part. 3

    • 15th November 2018 / 5:10 pm

      Hi Hanna!

      Thank you so much! I didn’t either until looking online, but it sounds fab. Thank you, they have some really pretty shades. They’re delicious haha xx

  18. 11th November 2018 / 5:44 pm

    I’ve heard so many good things about those shadows, I love how you can pick and choose the shades too! Them caramel bites sound so good! Loved this x
    Lily Loves | https://www.lilyloves.net

    • 15th November 2018 / 5:11 pm

      They’re really great, and it’s amazing to be able to pick what shades you like. They’re really delicious. Thank you xx

  19. 11th November 2018 / 6:39 pm

    I do need to try the born this way foundation, everyone raves about it!! Also Black Opium is such an amazing perfume, I love the scent of it soooo much, I cover myself head to toe in it haha!

    Laura / https://laustworld.blogspot.com/

    • 15th November 2018 / 5:12 pm

      It’s such a good foundation, I’m gutted I didn’t try it sooner! Totally agree with you, it’s such a classic xx

  20. 12th November 2018 / 4:28 pm

    You’ve got some great shades going on in your custom palette, what a beautiful assembly!
    I love Black Opium, although I have the Floral Shock one. I think I might like the original just a bit better and I’m totally getting it if I ever finish my current one!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

    • 15th November 2018 / 5:13 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad you think so! Ooh I’ve not tried any of the other ones, but I hope you manage to try the original one soon. It seems like perfumes last for ages xx

  21. 12th November 2018 / 9:36 pm

    Grandstand and Shimma Shimma are two of my favourite MUG shadows! I’ve hit pan on Grandstand which almost never happens to me with eyeshadows 🙂

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • 15th November 2018 / 5:14 pm

      They’re beautiful colours! Ah no way, it definitely must be a favourite then haha!xx

    • 15th November 2018 / 5:14 pm

      Haha, I wasn’t sure how to go about it! They’re delicious. It’s a really good one xx

    • 15th November 2018 / 5:15 pm

      They have so many colours to pick from and the quality is amazing. It’s definitely worth it xx

  22. 15th November 2018 / 2:35 am

    I always enjoy reading your favorites posts, so the more the better! Those eyeshadow shades look really pretty. I’ve never used any of Makeup Geek’s eyeshadows before but I’ll have to give them a try. And that moisture cream is one of my favorites for winter.

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

    • 15th November 2018 / 5:16 pm

      Thank you so much, I appreciate that! They have so many colours to pick from, and I love the pigmentation. It’s definitely a brilliant moisturiser for this time of year xx

    • 25th November 2018 / 1:33 pm

      Totally agree with you, it’s perfect for this season xx

  23. Lisa Autumn
    18th November 2018 / 5:28 pm

    These eyeshadows look amazing!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • 25th November 2018 / 1:33 pm

      Thank you, glad you think so xx

  24. 19th November 2018 / 5:20 pm

    Yes yes yes! That perfume is my fave and I swear by TBS vitamin E moisture cream. I want to try the TooFaced foundation SOOOO bad! Is this one good for oily skin?? Also, I feel like a lot of food would be included in my monthly faves hahah x


    • 25th November 2018 / 1:38 pm

      It’s such a good one isn’t it?! The Vitamin E range is such a good one. I’m not too sure if it’ll be good for oily skin, but I have heard others with oily skin that love it. It’s too easy to include haha xx

  25. 20th November 2018 / 3:26 pm

    I absolutely love The Body Shop Vitamin E moisturiser! Also would love to try the black opium perfume sounds lush x

    • 25th November 2018 / 1:38 pm

      It’s such a good one, love the Vitamin E range! It’s such a great perfume for this time of year xx

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