October Favourites | Beauty, Music, Random Stuff…

1 october 2015 favourites - lush bubblegum lip scrub, the body shop shea butter lip balm, nyx butter gloss - apple strudel, aura lip pencil no 31, pentatonix album, milford tea - 6 fruits

October’s over…. Can you believe it? I feel like I just did my September favourites last week! I guess, especially with high stress levels, time flies… But how is there only two months until 2016?!? Wow…

Anyways, October! I haven’t been experimenting with new products as much (or, as a matter-of-fact, at all) since I didn’t have a lot of time, so I’m sorry if this is not as interesting as usual!

2 october 2015 favourites - lush bubblegum lip scrub, the body shop shea butter lip balm, nyx butter gloss - apple strudel, aura lip pencil no 31, pentatonix album, milford tea - 6 fruits


Makeup

1) NYX Butter Gloss – Apple Strudel

I’ve really gone back to basics this month (as I just kept having not enough time in the morning) and instead of my red, chose this nude colour. It’s incredibly easy to apply and the formula is so rich, moisturizing and creamy, but (BUT!) it does take a long time to dry and is quite sticky, so windy days have been kinda tough. However, what I began doing is just blotting until it’s dry. The shade is a pinkish-nude, so the ‘colour’ won’t be any less intense.

2 october 2015 favourites - nyx butter gloss - apple strudel

2 october 2015 favourites - nyx butter gloss - apple strudel - the applicator

2 october 2015 favourites - nyx butter gloss - apple strudel - shade

And, what I like to pair it with….

2) Aura Lip Pencil – Shade 31

I’ve talked about this baby before, but I’ve really been using it a lot this month. It’s a brown toned nude (yes, that’s a thing now) and just works really well with that particular shade of the butter gloss. It looks like I actually put a decent amount of time and effort into my makeup, when actually… I didn’t!

october 2015 favourites - aura lip pencil no 31, beige brown nude, dupe - nyx lip liner

october 2015 favourites - aura lip pencil no 31, beige brown nude, dupe - nyx lip liner,

Beauty

3) LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub

I’ve raved about this in a recent post (here) so it’s only natural I put it in my favourites. I use this quite a lot when I wear lipsticks, so I find it ironic that the month of ‘very little/no bold colours/lipsticks’ is also the month I put this in my favourites. Oh, the irony!

LUSH Sugar Lip Scrub - Bubblegum flavour

LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub - gotta love, review - artsy, tumblr, pinterest

However, the product is amazing and smells and tastes incredible! (more detailed description in my most recent post, here)

(the jar now)

I do like to pair it with…

4) The Body Shop Shea Butter Lip Balm

I feel like every time I mention the previous product, I can’t go without mentioning this one. I just look at this as a way of ‘polishing’. So, the scrub is chiseling and this is polishing. What can I say? Super moisturizing and also a really nice, sweet scent. 🙂

Current Skincare Routine - The Body Shop Shea Lip Butter - artsy pic, tumblr, pinterest


Current Skincare Routine - The Body Shop Shea Lip Butter, LUSH bubblegum lip scrub - artsy pic, tumblr, pinterest

Current Skincare Routine - The Body Shop Shea Lip Butter, LUSH bubblegum lip scrub - artsy pic, tumblr, pinterest, opened

Music

5) Pentatonix Album

For those of you who don’t know, Pentatonix is an a capella group that covers popular songs. Sounds dull? (well, not to me, as I am a huge choir nerd) Take a listen and you’ll instantly see the appeal. Click here to check out their YouTube channel. (PTXofficial)

I’ve been obsessed with Pentatonix for a while now and when I first heard ‘Can’t Sleep Love’ (the first original off the album), I immediately fell in love with the harmonies in the chorus. Next up was ‘Sing’ and that is just the song for blue days – an instant pick-me-up! (super up-beat, major scale) I was hooked right away and had to download the entire album. And it’s the only thing I’ve been listening to since it came out!

2 october 2015 favourites - pentatonix album - incredible, acapella group

( Another really up-beat track that just makes me really happy is their version of ‘Cheerleader’. I really didn’t like that song, but they just arranged it so well and the last time they sing the chorus,the scale changes, it sounds even brighter. 🙂 )

My current favourite track is either Cracked or Ref. (but it changes every day…)

Random

6) Milford 6 Fruits Tea 

With great stress comes great tea-drinking. My go-to tea this month has been the Milford ‘6 Fruits’ Tea. I love fruity teas, with some honey or even a bit of lemon (even though there’s already lemon inside… Leave me alone, haha!)

october 2015 favourites -milford tea - 6 fruits - current favourite tea, fruity tea

october 2015 favourites -milford tea - 6 fruits - current favourite tea


october 2015 favourites - lush bubblegum lip scrub, the body shop shea butter lip balm, nyx butter gloss - apple strudel, aura lip pencil no 31, pentatonix album, milford tea - 6 fruits


And that’s all for this month! I know, not that much, but like I said… Time was tight.

What have you been loving in October? Leave it in the comments below! 😀

(any music recommendation?)

Thank you so much for reading.

I hope you have a wonderful day. 🙂

~ Dora

xx


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7 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the way you take photos! Everything looks amazing .. I am a huge fan of the Lush lip scrubs !
    Saira X
    Throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    X

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    1. Dora says:

      Thank you so much! 😀 I’m so glad you like it. ^^

      Yay! 😀 They really are incredible. 🙂

      xx

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  2. Karen Rees says:

    Ahhhhh the Bubblegum lip scrub – probably the tastiest thing in my entire bathroom!!!! lol Soo hard not wanting to eat it, yummy stuff!!! Great favs huni, love these kind of posts 😀 XXX

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    1. Dora says:

      I knowwww, it’s incredible!
      Hahaha, agreed! 😀

      Thank you so much! So glad you liked them. 🙂
      (me too, I live for that time of the month when everyone posts their faves!)

      Hope you’re having a wonderful day. 🙂

      xx

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      1. Karen Rees says:

        So welcome huni 🙂 right back at ya XXXXX

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  3. boolaurene says:

    If I were to be doing a monthly favourites post then it would have been pretty much two thirds of the same products as this! All I’ve drunk all month is fruit teas, I’ve been using Lush’s Mint Julips lip scrub all month and more recently listening to Pentatonix (their Christmas album…uh oh, slightly too early!).

    It’s like you read my mind!! xx

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    1. Dora says:

      OMG, yess!!
      Twinsiesss. ^-^
      I love the Christmas album as well, it’s so good!
      Nah, you’re not early, I used to listen to it a lot in July, but now that the new one came out, it’s all that I’ve been listening to, haha. 😀

      Thanks so much for reading and leaving such a nice comment. 🙂

      Have a lovely day!

      xx

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