Gaah November is here and I am officially moving over to mid 20s. Part of me is screaming that I am not ready and that I need more time to learn how to adult. But of course, time waits for no man and I have to adjust my stance and figure out my path. November wasn’t off to a great start as I fell sick at the beginning of the month and was feeling sluggish for a few days. Regardless, October went lovely for me and I can’t believe we are about 7 weeks to Christmas and 8 to 2018. Fingers crossed for November as I welcome new challenges and new opportunities!
Anyway, moving onto what I’ve been loving this past month. I purchased some new makeup goodies and dug in the moment they arrived at my doorstep.
Essence I love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara
I have been a fan of Essence Mascara for years and I love how affordable they are. I’ve been trying them one by one and this month it was time to try the I love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara. Essence does have a few variations in this range but this is the one in a pink tube. I love the plastic wand. This wand really grabs and coats every strand of my lashes really well. There is a spikey ball at the tip of the applicator which makes it easy to get into those tough to reach inner and outer corners, as well as the lower lash line. Like its name suggests, I do think that this mascara does a lovely job of adding volume and definition to my lashes without making them overly clumpy. It does not add too much length but as a day to day mascara, this does a great job. I have not had any issues of this smudging or flaking on me yet either! I got this for SGD 4.90 off Guardian. They usually have 20% off sales so you can snatch this up then if you’re interested!
Ofra Beverly Hills Highlighter
Dose of Colors The Girls Eyeshadow Palette
I was pretty good on my eyeshadow buying ban until this came back in stock. Desi and Katy are some of my favourite beauty YouTubers to watch and when they came together to create this collection, I was seriously tempted (something that I haven’t felt in a while since youtube collaborations were popping up ever so often). The Girls Eyeshadow Palette features 4 all over the lid shades and these are beautiful. My favourite shade has to be Harpoon. Such a gorgeous green and gold! I like the concept of a palette just for lid poppin’ shades as it makes it much easier to make a choice sometimes. However, for beginners in makeup, this may not be the best to start off with as there are no mattes nor colour combinations to guide you.
Garnier Micellar Makeup Removing Towelettes*
These days I’ve been feeling sluggish and makeup removal becomes even more a chore than usual. I have been reaching for the Garnier Micellar Wipes to do the job for me recently. These work great in removing my makeup quickly in one quick simple step. These wipes are moist (not too big a fan of that word) enough to remove my entire face worth of makeup without me having to tug repeatedly on the skin. There are 2 variants – Blue for getting rid of waterproof makeup and Pink for light wear. I generally prefer the blue one as I do put on quite a bit of makeup daily. Side note, did you know that Garnier is named the World’s number 1 micellar water brand? Glad to know that these now come in wipes for on-the-go or for a quick fuss-free option. These retail for less than SGD 15 each.
L’Oreal Youthcode Ferment Eye Essence*
What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey
Of course, a book! I’ve been reading this before bed recently as it has easily digested content with pockets of wisdom from none other than Oprah herself. She is such an inspirational figure and just tapping into her experiences and hearing her advice motivates me to become a better person. I like how the book is structured into sections about joy, resilience, connection, gratitude (my favourite chapter!), possibility, awe, clarity and power. If you typically sneer at self-enrichment (like my best friend constantly does), this book could be a good starting point. It has a nice blend of advice, wisdom, wit and just Oprah sharing about her life. A great and digestible read before bedtime, if you ask me!
I also decided to edit less of my images so that the products are truer to real life. I did not expose it as much as usual, and the shadows along the edges do get on my nerves slightly. Please do tell me what you think in the comments section below! I would greatly appreciate it!
Hope your October went well too!
What were some of your October favourites? Share with me!
** PR/Gifted items