(N.B. I am trying to get my holiday blog uploaded but the Blogger Photo Uploader is taking forever and a day to upload one photo. I have something else in mind to try, so hopefully it will be up soon.)
1. Urban Decay
This month, I've been loving Urban Decay. Particularly my Naked Palette and 24/7 eyeliners. I have used my Naked Palette literally every day since I got it. Its the only eyeshadows I took on holiday with me and there isn't a single colour I wouldn't use in the whole palette. I'm not sure what the situation is with getting hold of this in the UK but if you can get your hands on it, you won't regret it. Its bloody amazing! Also, I'm a massive fan of pencil eyeliners, I like gel and liquid eyeliners but for ease and quickness I reach for my pencils pretty much everyday and the UD 24/7 liners are the best. My current fave is Bourbon but I just bought Underground and Binge whilst I was away and they are both gorgeous. I feel this particular love affair with Urban Decay is going to last a while yet!
2. CoverGirl Lash Blast
I talk about this all the time, its my ultimate holy grail mascara! I was in the process of using up all different mascaras when my parents bought me some of this back from Hawaii, I had seriously forgot how good this mascara is. Its well and truly back in my everyday routine. if you haven't tried it yet, why not?!
3. CVS Cocoa Butter Lotion
My friend Emma recommended this to me after she bought it in Washington DC this summer. Apologies to my UKers this is CVS own brand and not avaliable over here. I bought one (and then had to get another one before I left) to try whilst I was away and was amazed how gorgeously soft it leaves your skin. Its not as thick as Palmers Cocoa Butter but sooooo much better. I have used it every night since I got back and my skin is in such good condition. The best part.....Its only $2.99! Bargain!
4. Mario Badescu Skin Care
I don't know if it was the greasy food or change in weather or what, but my skin had a major breakout whilst I was in Tennessee :( Not good! But when we stopped at Ulta in Jackson on our way from Nashville to Memphis I saw this range and remembered Xsparkage on youtube had good reviews about it. So I picked up a trial size of the acne face wash and full sizes of the drying lotion and drying cream. I can honestly say nothing has cleared my skin up quicker. The face wash is not drying at all and the Drying Lotion works brilliantly over night at shrinking your spots. I'm definitly going to look into getting more of the Mario Badescu range.
5. MAC Studio Fix Fluid
I used to use this religiously but started to find it a bit heavy compared to my MUFE HD foundation, but when I got back from Tennessee my skin had a tan and so I went for the Studio Fix Fluid as its a shade darker than my other foundations. I now can't imagine why I haven't used this in so long. Its definitely perfect for winter, good coverage and long lasting. I'll be repurchasing this soon as I only have a little bit left in the bottle. Glad I went shopping in my stash and rediscovered this.
So I mentioned a few non-beauty highlights, the main one being my Amazon Kindle. I always thought I would miss real books and so put off getting one, but with the new 3G one being released I bit the bullet. I had it pre-ordered for months and was so glad it came before I went away. If you travel a lot its perfect for you. I just fell in love with it from day one.
Secondly, I have to mention the Ryder Cup. I never watch golf, I know the basic rules but don't follow it as one of my sports. Yet, with the Ryder Cup approaching I told myself this year I was going to watch it. Sure enough, I am hooked. This weekend I have pretty much been stuck to my laptop trying to get all the changes i've had planned for months to my blog finished. But whilst sitting in front of my laptop i've been glued, literally glued to the tv. Its actually a lot more exciting than it seems once you actually understand what's going on. I may be a golf fan afterall!