Despite putting myself on a shopping ban, I’ve managed to accumulate enough products for a monthly round up post. In my defence, the products listed in this post were either necessities, heavily discounted or included in a beauty subscription so I don’t feel as guilty!
Keep reading to find out what products I used during October!
Natio Silken Finish Foundation in Medium. I picked up some Natio products from a shopping tour recently, and couldn’t resist this foundation. This is a medium coverage, mineral foundation that glides on with a brush applicator. It has a soft, demi matte finish, perfect for a natural look. It is a lovely foundation to use for the daytime, however I find the coverage to be more on the sheerer side. I applied it when I had a few breakouts and it did not completely cover my blemishes. The shade Medium is slightly too dark for me, and in hindsight I probably should have purchased the Light shade for my light, yellow toned skin. Overall it is a lovely, natural coverage foundation, and would work really well on younger skins that don’t require much coverage.
Natio Radiant Mineral Blush Palette. This product also made it into my shopping basket and I am so glad it did because it is stunning! The palette is made up of five different shades: a peachy shade, an apricot shade, a brown based shade, a dark berry shade and a soft gold shade. All shades are shimmery and softly pigmented. When swirled together, the shades create a beautiful peachy colour and it actually quite similar to the Too Faced Peach Blush. Each shade can also be used on its own as a highlighter or eyeshadow, so it’s a versatile product to have around! I really love this blush and highly recommend trying it out.
Batiste Instant Hair Refresh Dry Shampoo in Blush. I’ve become so lazy recently with washing my hair, and will really find any excuse not to wash it (I’ve gone from washing it every second day to twice a week). This Batiste Dry Shampoo was a travel sized can included in a previous Bellabox and after sitting in my bathroom cabinet for weeks, I decided to use it to prolong my blow wave. I am so glad I did as it’s truly the best dry shampoo I have ever tried, hands down! I love it so much that I also bought a full sized can. Like most dry shampoos, it leaves a white cast in your hair but is easily brushed out. I normally leave it in for around 5-10 minutes before brushing it out, and it does an amazing job of soaking up any excess oil and making it appear full and bouncy. The scent Blush is a lovely soft berry scent which isn’t overpowering and gives the hair a nice smell. I am now officially a dry shampoo convert and cannot live without it.
QV Face Moisturising Day Cream with SPF 30. My Clinique City Block sunscreen recently ran out and I was in the market for a cheaper alternative. The QV Face Moisturiser with SPF 30 is a product I used throughout my twenties and absolutely loved, so I decided to try it out again. It is just as good as I remember and does a great job of protecting my skin against the sun. It is also dermalogically tested (great for sensitive skins), gentle on the skin, fragrance and colour free. It is priced for around $12 so it’s a really affordable option. I wear this under my day moisturiser and it never feels greasy. Highly recommend this product!
Olive Oil Skincare Company Soothing Balm. This was included in last month’s Bellabox and has quickly become a favourite. Prior to Bellabox, I had never heard of the Olive Oil Skincare Company and a quick search on the internet revealed an Australian owned company who have created a whole range of olive oil infused products. You can read my previous review here but it summary, this Soothing Balm is a multi purpose product that can be used on cuts, bites, dry skin etc. I have been using it as a lip balm and my lips have never felt softer.
So that rounds up the products used throughout October! Let me know if you have used any of these products in the comments below.
Thanks for reading!