Friday, 8 November 2013

October Favourites

Hello everyone, 

This month was a good month for trying new products and here is my picks for the month:

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Middle - Lush R & B Hair Moisturiser
Clockwise from the top - Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal,  Lacura Anti-Aging Hyaluronic Gel,
L'oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint,  Lola Marc Jacobs.
Lush R & B Hair Moisturiser
Claire and I got given a sample of this when we attended a Lush Event a good few months back. I fell in love with the scent immediately as soon as I opened it. Once I finished my sample I bought a full size straight away. This stuff is great at taming fly aways and a little goes a very long way. You only need a dab of this other wise it is really easy to end up with greasy looking hair. You can also use this on wet hair too for blow drying to 'lock in the oils'.

Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal
I got this in a beauty box a while back and this stuff is great! Really lightweight and moisturising and doesn't leave my skin feeling oily. This lotion also contains Hyaluronic Acid - which I am obsessed with at the moment! Not sure if I would buy this again though just because it's not the easiest to get hold of. 

Lacura Anti-Aging Hyaluronic Gel
This has been a favourite of mine for a couple of months now. This is really cheap from Aldi and only comes in every now and again. If you see it don't buy just one of them, buy two. Otherwise you'll regret it once you fall in love. It's more purse friendly than the Indeed Labs Hyaluron and it only around £5. Hyaluronic Acid is the latest IT product at the moment in terms of moisturisation and anti-ageing and for good reason - It really is a wonder ingredient! I'm rationing mine out at the moment because I don't want to run out as I haven't seen it in my local Aldi for a while. The serum itself sinks in really nicely and very quickly. My mam has also been using this too and her skin is looking visibly younger and smoother.

L'oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint
When I first tried this I thought it was a bit weird. At first test it seemed to be like a oily water type liquid which wasn't getting me very excited at all. I haven't tried or seen a product anything like this - like the advert says it really is lighter than water! After giving it a good shake I applied a drop to my finger following the directions on the back of the bottle and applied it to my face using only my fingers. I was really surprised to see that it dried semi matte and blended really nicely. It's a very very light coverage but creates a lovely sheer wash of colour which does well in evening out the skin.

Lola Marc Jacobs
This is my first fragrance from Marc Jacobs and I absolutely love it! I'm rubbish at describing fragrances so I'm not going to bother. Have a sniff in boots next time you're in!

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Mid-week dinner - Avocado, Grass Fed Feta Cheese, Spinach Salad with a homemade mayonnaise dressing.
Paleo Scotch Egg and homemade caramelised red onions.
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Paleo weekend breakfast - Fried Egg, Kohlrabi 'hash' and liver and bacon.
I've been adopting a Paleo/Primal way of eating at the moment. Paleo is dubbed the caveman diet as it bases itself around to only eating what was available during Paleolithic times. I'm taking an 80/20 approach to the diet at the moment - allowing myself some 'cheats'. For example in the first dish I used grass fed feta cheese which isn't strictly Paleo and I've been opting for gluten free options whenever I can. If you want to learn more about this diet a quick google search will bring up loads of great resources for you. I really enjoy reading the blog nomnompaleo.

Next month I'm looking forward to...

  • Getting closer to putting the Xmas tree up!
  • Finishing off my Xmas shopping so I can relax for the rest of the month.
Bryden x


  1. I just checked out the RnB hair moisturiser online and love the sound of it! I don't know why, but the thought of having a product that can be used throughout the day pleases me immensely. I may have to make a purchase!

    - Tabitha at Scared Toast x

  2. I love the RnB moisturiser, it'smy favourite Lush product!

  3. Tabitha - It's really good! I can't recommend it enough. Thanks for leaving your link. I love your site!

    Kelly - I'm glad I'm not the only one :)

    Bryden x