I know this is the usual I can't believe it's Novemmber already, but I just can't! Where has the year gone?! It's flown in so quickly and it's Christmas right around the corner, which I'm totally unprepared for... So here's hoping this next month is going to slow down a tad and let me fit more things into my month!
I have a new found love for the Clinique Matte Lipstick Range, I have the shade Matte Magenta. Which is a beautiful bright fucshia, it's one of the most comfortable matte formulas I own and I actually forget that it is matte because it is so creamy. It's not drying and doesn't feel waxy like others I've tried. Plus because of its formulation you can just pat it onto the lip and get a much more subtle colour.
The other lipstick I've been obsessed with is Illamasqua Kin, it's that time of year where the berries are being brought out. I actually got quite a few compliments on this one too, so I think that fuelled my love for it even more. It's such an unusual shade too, although it's red, it's quite rusty and perfect for this season.
My final lip love is the Clarins Hydraquench Lip Balm, I've used this for years and it's one I will always go back to. It's not really an instant fix, but it's the best balm to apply before a lipstick. It's so moisturising and acts quickly, so when it's colder, it's a lipstick saviour.
I used to be terrified of bronzer, but I find myself reaching for Nars Laguna Bronzer everyday now. As I'm quite pale, trying to find one that's not too on the Orange side of things and still not too dark can be quite the struggle. However when I first saw Laguna I thought this would be way too dark, after trying it in store, it is totally not what it seems. It's still warm, but not to the point that it looks too harsh on my skin tone, you can also still use it as a contour too as its matte.
I started and finished series 1 to 3 of American Horror Story and I have to admit, I'm addicted. I'm just about to start Freak Show and I'm looking forward to Hotel I think... It's hard to miss the whole thing around that just now, but Matt Bomer, Lady Gaga and Max Greenfield are in it, so I'm sold!
I was really lucky to win a competition for Bills Diner and if you know me then I am a Pink Lemonade fan. If it's on the menu then I'll get it and have tried so many versions I've lost count. But the Bills one is fantastic, especially if you want to be really fancy and add some chopped strawberries to it too. Plus you can buy the big bottles of it from their own shop.
My final favourite of the month was a bit of a last minute thing. I found out about the Real Techniques Roadshow coming to Glasgow a few days before hand and knew I had to get there. The Pixiwoo sisters are a huge inspiration to me, since finding them 6 years ago, they part inspired this blog and inspired me to become a makeup artist. So it was a little surreal to finally meet them, but they were so kind and a pleasure to chat to!