Saturday, 27 October 2012

Favourite Things: October

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 Midnight In Paris - It was a surprise even to me that this DVD made it's way into my collection at all. If you'd have told me the first time I sat and watched it at my film studies evening class that later in the year I would own it I probably would have laughed at you. I reviewed the film here and oh how my opinion has been changed! Whilst I still hate the colouring of it and don't think the Oscar winning script is great, I found myself humming the title music so many times over the last few months that I just had to buy the DVD. I can't explain why I suddenly like this film but I've already watched the DVD three times and its made it's way into a favourites post so I guess I'm now officially a fan.

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in 02 Brown - When my ELF Cream Eyeliner in Coffee decided to suddenly dry up it was time for me to find a new liner. As much as I liked the ELF one I didn't want to pay they delivery cost just to get one product and at the time Boots had a two for £10 offer on Maybelline. I picked up the gel eyeliner which normally retails at £7.99 along with the Great Lash Mascara (£4.99) which I'm not very impressed with. (Side note - its very difficult to find a nice brown waterproof mascara so if you have any recommendations please let me know!) I really like this liner, its much softer to work with than the ELF one and still lasts all day and it will be my go-to until I can afford to try the Bobbi Brown one.

Origins Starting Over Moisturiser - A long time ago on a trip to the Origins counter my mum and I were both given moisturiser samples and this one was actually hers but I much prefer it to the A Perfect World sample I was given. Whilst I realise this is an 'age-erasing' moisturiser and at 23 its probably not what I should be using on my skin, it really is a nice product. I love the thicker texture and it smells amazing so even though I don't need anti-ageing products just yet I will definitely be using up this sample!

L'Occitane Shea Butter Handcream - I'd been wanting to try this for a long time but I suffer from eczema and didn't want to spend out on another hand cream that would sting and irritate my skin, so like many people I picked up this month's Marie Claire magazine for the free travel size version. I opted for the Shea butter one, although I really wanted the rose, because it was least likely to irritate any dry patches. I really like the fresh, baby powder-ish scent and luckily it has been kind to my problem skin. Although it hasn't in any way helped get rid of the eczema it doesn't aggrivate it either where as most high street creams I have tried have stung on application. I'd definitely like to purchase this once the free sample runs out, however if you do have any other hand cream recommendations for eczema prone skin let me know in the comments!

Feedback by Robison Wells - I included Variant in last month's favourites post and this month the sequel was released. I will be talking a little bit more about it in my October Reads post on Tuesday so look out for that if you're interested in this book.
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