13 November 2013

October Favourites

























Throughout October I pretty much stuck to the same old thing therefore I haven't that many favourites; however, there are some new products that have crept into my stash so let's take a look!

First up is Heal Gel Face*, this was kindly sent to me last month whereby I've being using it every day since. I'll be doing a review of this soon so keep a look out for it if you're interested. I personally use it as a serum type product whereby I do moisturise afterwards however I do believe you can use it alone. It is essentially an anti-ageing product which whilst I'm only 24 I can't see any harm in including one of these, plus, I'm finding that it is really helping to fight off dehydrated skin which for me is a big issue come this cold weather.

Next up is the Laura Mercier Silk Créme Foundation which I purchased when Harvey Nichols had a sale, picking it up for £26 instead of £33 made the purchase a little bit easier on the heart. To be honest, I would have paid full price for it as I really do love this foundation, it is my personal favourite. It wasn't love at first use as after initially having a sample to try I did find that it clung to dry patches, however, after solving this issue on my skin I've found that it works beautifully. My shade for any of those interested is creamy ivory.

Models Own Utopia is hands down one of my all-time favourite nail polishes. I've being using this to pop a hint of colour (despite it being somewhat of a nude shade) to my nails whilst I'm in the process of growing them again. I find that having my nails painted really does help me refrain from biting them; I know it is a gross habit but it is a very hard one to break also. I adore the formula of Models Own polishes, I currently own only a few but all of them so far have been wonderful, I just wish the smell wasn't as strong as it is.

The 17 Stay Time 18 Hour Concealer is my most recent purchase from Boots, with the only reason being that my Collection concealer (yes that one) had finally ran out therefore I needed a replacement. I did consider repurchasing the super hyped up Collection concealer as whilst it's not in my opinion worth the hype that it receives I do think it is relatively good at covering blemishes; I just tend to  steer completely away from my dark circles with it as it cakes up horrendously. So, after seeing this new concealer from 17 mentioned a fair few times I thought I would give it a go; I'm happy to report back that it is really good! I use this under my eye area without the fear of it looking cakey, it is isn't as viscous as the Collection version so in my opinion isn't as good as covering blemishes, however, I do prefer it because it isn't as drying. For some reason it isn't on the Boots website at the moment, however keep checking as I'm sure it will pop up online soon.



Laura Mercier is currently not cruelty free.
*PR Sample, this product was kindly sent to me for my consideration.
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  1. I'm loving healgel face at the moment too. Utopia looks so pretty! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. HealGel is so nice, I'm so glad I was able to try it :) Utopia is gorgeous xx

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  2. I have heard that the LM Silk Creme foundation is good but I don't think I've ever bought anything from Laura Mercier which is so weird.

    www.raspberphobia.com

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    1. That was the first thing I have tried and I have to say, I made sure I got a sample first due to the price xx

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  3. I've wanted to try a Laura Mercier foundation for a while, but I'm a little bit concerned about what you said about dry patches since my skin tends to get dehydrated and I wouldn't want a foundation that enphasizes that... Hmm, need to think about this one :o). Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I would get yourself colour matched at a counter Charlotte and then ask if you can take away a sample to try at home, I can't see them saying no :) xx

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  4. I definitely want to try the silk creme foundation... I've heard lots of good things about it! Models Own Utopia looks gorgeous :)

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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    1. I love that foundation, it is gorgeous, your skin needs to be in quite good condition really though as for me it will sink into any dry areas xx

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  5. Ooh loving the look of that new Seventeen concealer! I've not seen that anywhere before seeing it here in your post! Definitely need to pick that up xx

    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. I really do like it :) hope you do too Gemma xx

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  6. That nude shade of nail polish looks lovely!

    Hmm maybe...

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    1. It is one of my all time favourite polishes :) Xx

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  7. Glad you like the Silk Creme foundation, it's on my to-try list x

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    1. I really like it :) I hope you get your hands on it soon xx

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  8. the models own nail polish looks like essie fiji
    http://fashionandbeautytribes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I've never tried Fiji, I'll have to go and look that up now xx

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  9. I have never heard of this 'healgel' before but it
    sure sounds great stuff c: Xx

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    1. I think it is quite new to be honest, it really is lovely though xx

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  10. I am totally doing the 'painted nail trick' at the moment, it works well for me too, it is so hard to quit but you'll get there!! just think of all the nail tutorials you can do with fresh clean and long nails :)
    Coincidentally I own and love the same polish! such a beautiful shade!

    lovely post!

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    1. Oh gosh it is ridiculously hard :( thank you for the encouragement Zara! xx

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  11. I am dying to try the silk creme foundation! I've not got round to making a purchase yet because everytime I go to a laura mercier counter, I am with other people, and I like to shop at beauty counters on my own so I can spend as much time trying out the right shades and asking all the right questions. Can't wait to hear more about the HealGel product, I've been intrigued by it! x

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    1. I know what you mean. I too like being alone so I can have a good look and ask the assistants any questions I may have xx

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  12. Great list! I've been wanting to try that foundation for ages!

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    1. Thank you :) it is lovely, get a sample to try! xx

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  13. I really want to try the Laura mercier foundation

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. I think it is fantastic although not everyone rates it, a sample is the way to go xx

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    1. It is really nice Megan, I'm glad I picked it up xx

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    1. Oh it sure is Jenny, I'm glad I decided to buy it xx

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  16. I may have to try that Seventeen concealer, I have a few but always wanting to try out new ones for my very stubborn skin.

    Jess // Coffee and Cosmetics xo

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    1. I prefer it I think because it isn't as drying as the Collection offering, not as much coverage but with this I can use it under my eyes if I want to xx

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  17. I've heard such good things about HealGel, I really want to try it! I love Utopia, too, it's such a beautiful shade.
    I may have to try the 17 concealer as the Collection one hates my face for some reason, it creases horrifically on me.
    Great post lovely! :)

    Jess xo

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    1. It creases on me too, I'm quite glad I'm nearly at the end of my tube of it to be honest. xx

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  18. Ah I really want to give the Laura Mercier foundation a try but just haven't managed to push myself into taking the plunge yet. My own foundation's just about to run out though so maybe it's a sign.. x

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    1. It is a sign Amy! Get a sample though just in case you're not keen as it is pricey for something you may not like xx

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  19. Utopia is one of my most used nail polishes so I can see why you love it so much! I'm looking forward to picking up the 17 concealer next time I'm in Boots because it sounds like a good 'un x

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    1. I think it is pretty good, I hope you like it now :) I really like wearing Utopia, it's such a nice shade xx

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