October First Impressions

Friday, 23 Nov 2018

I absolutely cannot wait for this year to end, it really has been tough. But the end is near! I am so delayed with my October First Impressions, but better late than never right?

First Impressions Hourglass

I absolutely love mini beauty products! And is there anything better than Hourglass minis? I am loving the Ambient Light Correcting Primer, the Lip Stylo in Girl, the Veil Mineral Primer and the Veil Translucent Setting Powder. The Lipstick in Icon and Foundation Stick are okay. The Film Noir Mascara in Onyx is a mess, and I don’t know if it is just mine, or if the formula is just terrible.

My Fifth Avenue

I am so grateful for Elizabeth Arden, they really do spoil me! Their latest fragrance, *My Fifth Avenue is a sophisticated floral scent. With fresh notes of Mandarin and Jasmine and warm notes of Wood and Musk, this fragrance is young at heart with an air of sophistication. The matching body cream smells just as good, and ensures the fragrance lasts even longer. This set would make an amazing gift for any woman over thirty.

Nude Lipsticks

I have been trying a few new nude lipsticks and new brow products recently too.

I absolutely love the formula and shades of Jeffree Star Androgyny, MAC Whirl, Caked Low Key, and Gerard Cosmetics 1995. I like the formula of Colourpop and MAC Retro Matte, but the shades Name Drop and So Me are not my favourite.

Onto brows, my beloved NYX Micro Brow finished recently, as did my Stila before that, so I thought I would take the chance to try a few new products and see how they do. I really like the LA Girl option, and for the price it is a clear winner! I am still deciding on the Rimmel Brow Shake and Maybelline Tattoo Brow. The NYX one is good, although the highlighter side is a waste, and I would have preferred a spoolie. I am loving the L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper!

New Affordable Brows Maybelline Tattoo Brow

Filorga has fast become one of my favourite skincare brands, and I am finding myself buying more and more from them. I received the *Flash-Nude Fluid Foundation and *Time-Flash Express Smoothing Active Primer, and I bought the Skin-Absolute Day. I am loving the foundation, at first I thought it would be too light for me, but it isn’t too bad and is easily warmed up with bronzer. It provides light coverage but still perfects the skin, and is buildable. The primer blurs and perfects the skin. The day cream is quite active, and I am quite happy with it.

Filorga Makeup South Africa

As you may know I have been going for quite a few face treatments, and after those, all I need is something to calm and soothe my skin. So, I picked up a few products to try out. The Avene Tolerance Cleansing Lotion removes makeup and dirt well and is kind and gentle to the skin. The Filorga Universal Repair Care has such a lovely light texture, but hydrates, heals and calms my skin. The texture of both the Bioderma Cicabio and SVR Topialyse are velvety. They are both richer than Filorga, but work just as well at calming the skin,

October First Impressions- Barrier Creams

We waited ages for the Physician’s Formula Butter Range to finally land in SA, and I can say they are worth it. They are soft and buttery and highly pigmented. I was a bit disappointed in the Butter Highlighter though, as I expected it to be more finely milled and less shimmery.

Butter Highlighter

My sensitive underarms have been loving The Body Shop’s Aloe Deodorant. It does not burn or irritate the skin, and is actually quite soothing. Lastly, how cute is this *Tangle Teezer, this is the best invention ever for wet hair! I love that it comes in a little compact too, so the bristles don’t get damaged.

October First Impressions- Tangle Teezer

Thanks for reading ladies! Is there anything you would like posts on first? I know I have not been posting much though, haha!

*Press Sample


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18 thoughts on “October First Impressions

  1. So many goodies! The Elizabeth Arden perfume sounds to die for and I’d love to try the Physician’s Formula Butter Range xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  2. Emma says:

    I love Hourglass products!
    Em x

  3. Cole says:

    So many hourglass goodies!

  4. Annie says:

    So many cute products x

  5. Antonia says:

    So many fab choices and your pictures are beautiful x

  6. Joyce Lau says:

    So many amazing things you’ve tried, i need to get my hands on that butter bronzer! x

    Joyce | http://www.joycelauofficial.com/

  7. MAC Whirl is one of my favourite lip shades!

  8. Alice Spake says:

    I never think of The Body Shop for sensitive deodorant, I’m definitely going to have a look now xx

  9. So many gorgeous products! I love the Jeffree Star shade!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  10. Mel says:

    I never get over how many new products you try each month.

    I love the butter bronzer.


  11. Roxie says:

    I really like the Luxe Lipsticks from ColourPop. I really want to try the Butter Bronzer.

  12. So many makeup products, I wish I had tried this many!

    Danielle xx

  13. heather says:

    That Elizabeth Arden fragrance sounds so nice x


  14. Rachel says:

    I definitely need some hourglass mini products, I’m yet to try anything x

  15. Erin says:

    II really want to try the butter bronzer. I know so many people who love it, I would love to try it for myself, it looks amazing!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  16. Gemma Louise says:

    I love MAC Whirl it used to be a favourite of mine in Autumn!

  17. Siobhán says:

    I love that Hourglass sell minis of so many of their products because the full sizes are so pricey! Filorga is a brand that I still need to try! xx

    Beautylymin | Pat McGrath Lipstick Trio Giveaway

  18. Lady Writes says:

    Oh wow, where did you get the cute Hourglass Mini’s from?X

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