Another month is over and we are not so far away from a new year, new possibilities and new resolutions. Last month has been quite a month for me, so many things had to change just in a short time and there are so many unknown things to be solved. However, here are my October Favourites…

My October Favourites 2015

Vaseline Lip Therapy with Cocoa Butter

I tried to use different products all the time, just to discover old ones and test out the new ones, so I don’t really have many favourites. Let’s start with an essential for these cold days. Vaseline Lip Therapy with Cocoa Butter has been in my life for so long and I don’t know what I would do without it. Whenever it gets cold this is the base product I use for my lips, otherwise they get so dry. It is definitely a saviour and it will keep your lips so soft all the time.

Rimmel London Supercurler Mascara

Rimmel London Supercurler Mascara is a new addition to my makeup bag. In order to test it, I’ve been using it a lot recently and I love it. I like the curled brush and there’s no clumps, which is great. I will probably be talking about it in details in the future.

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hr

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hr in Metallic Pomegranate  is one of my favourite from this range and it is a perfect Autumn shade. When I know I will have a long day without having time to refresh my makeup, this is what I like to use. It is long lasting and it looks so nice with tiny glitters in it. You can read more about this product in my post Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hr.

8×4 Hollywood Perfume Deodorant

I love using perfumes, but sometimes when I don’t have a lot to do I prefer not to wear my perfumes, instead I use deodorants. I got 8×4 Hollywood perfume deodorant and it is such a nice cold day scent. Blueberry scent with mix of woody musk makes a perfect scent and even though it is a deodorant, it is such a long lasting one.

Essence Oil Control Paper

My last October favourite is a new thing for me, it is an oil control paper. Essence oil control paper was given for free when I purchased something and I wasn’t really sure about using them. However, I like how it absorbs the oil and makes my skin matte without removing my makeup. You should give it a try!

These are the products I was using a lot in October, have you used any of these? What are your October favourites?

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  • I’ve seen the Rimmel Mascara advertised so many times in the UK and have been so tempted to get it but haven’t really read any reviews on it. So I can’t wait for your post on it, although you’re view on it in this post is making me want it already haha ♥

    • I just couldn’t resist the look of the brush and got it, so far I am loving it 🙂 xx

  • I love Essence products so I would definitely give the oil control paper a go! And that Maybelline color tattoo shade looks so good! I’ve heard the best things about these color tattoos but I’ve never actually tried them, I probably should!

    I love your blog! It’s definitely a must-follow.

    • Maybelline color tattoo is so good and they have so many pretty shades, you should definitely check them out.
      Thank you 🙂 xx

  • That Rimmel mascara will be a favorite too for mascara addicts like me..
    Would love to try this one and hope I remember it once I’m at the shop. Thanks for sharing your last month’s most loved items, Ela! Have a lovely day!

    Jhem |

    • I can’t resist getting mascaras, this one is good too 🙂
      Have a lovely week, Jhem xx

  • Gonna try out this mascara!


  • rae

    I absolutely love the blotting paper from essence and it is a staple in my daily makeup bag. Great post, lovely products!

    Rae of Love from Berlin
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    • They are really good, I didn’t think I’d like them that much 🙂

  • I never really got into blotting paper, I usually use a paper towel if I need to blot. Maybe I am missing out here, but I think that works really well without taking off my makeup.

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • It is the first blotting paper I own (it was given for free so just wanted to give it a try), I’ve always used a paper towel and most of the time I forgot about my makeup and wiped it all off, it is annoying.

      • That really is annoying, happened to me a lot too. How do they compare to the paper towel? Are they worth investing?

        • It is really thin paper and ff you gently press it on your skin, it hardly removes any makeup but the excessive oil. With paper towels, cotton always remove some makeup no matter how I do it. essence is cheap, so maybe you can give it a try without paying so much on it.

          • I will see if I spot it somewhere around. Toilet paper is great at just getting the oil, works much better than cotton.

  • Ivana Džidić

    this mascara seems really nice….and I need that oil control paper!

  • I love oil blotting papers, I haven’t tried any besides the boscia ones. I’ll have to give the essence ones a try.

    Kelly // Perfect Shade of Mauve

    • This is the first blotting papers I’ve tried, I seem to like them now.

  • Ooh definitely need to try out that mascara. I was in the market for a new one too!

    Enclothed Cognition

    • It seems like a good mascara, you should check it out 🙂

  • This deodorant sounds pretty cool, never heard of this brand before and I always keep blotting paper to hand, it’s an absolute life saver x

    • I guess it is a German brand, I like how long lasting it is. I am loving blotting papers too, they are definitely a life saver especially for girls with oily skin 🙂 xx

  • I’ve been looking for blotting paper for a while. Thanks for mentioning this one, I will have a closer look at it. 🙂

  • I really need to stock up on the vaseline. My lips get really dry in the winter.

    • Vaseline is great for dry lips, I use it everyday 🙂

  • Blotting paper is a life-saver! I normally use KIKO’s, but I bet these from Essence are even cheaper, I’ll check them out.
    Have a great week, Ela!

    • I don’t really know the price however essence products are always cheap and it is really good!
      Have a great week, Carol! xx

  • That maybeline colour tattoo is simply gorgeous!!!!!

  • The maybelline colour tattoo in metallic pomegranate has been on my list forever! The Vaseline with cocoa butter sounds great too as I only have the original 🙂

    Velvet Blush

    • You should get it, it is a gorgeous shade and perfect for this time of year 🙂 Cocoa butter one smells so good! I seem to go for cocoa butter vaseline products 🙂 xx

  • I’ve had a nose at the rimmel mascara in boots but haven’t tried it yet, so tempted too! xx

  • i’ve always been interested in the color tattoo eyeshadow! looks great!

    love the blog too, girl! if you get the chance i’d love for you to check out my blog and let me know what you think! (maybe even follow? no pressure though!)

    hope you have a wonderful week. 🙂

    love, rach.

    So, hi.

    • Color tattoo eyeshadows are really good, I like them.
      Have a great week 🙂

  • I forgot how much I used to love blotting papers until you mentioned it as a favourite! They are great instead of powdering if you get oily as sometimes that can make my makeup look a little cakey!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • Totally agree with you! Sometimes I just can’t be bothered to powder so blotting papers come handy 🙂

  • I’ve been wanting to try that Rimmel mascara, great picks!

  • Love love Maybelline’s pomegranate too! It’s probably my most wear eye shadow last month.

    Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

  • Erica

    “Favorite” posts are always my “favorite”. Love hearing about new products that work for people. Thanks for sharing!

  • Corinne C

    I’ve never tried the coco butter version of vaseline! I bet it’s lovely.

    Corinne x

  • The Color Tatoo looks like a perfect shade for fall! Lovely post!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

  • trend-mixblog

    I got into Kiehls hair stuff lately, that has been my October thing. But these all sound really great. Im always looking to try new stuff so thank you! 🙂

    • Kiehl has great products, I bet it is really good! 🙂

  • Little Miss Fashion Queen

    Great favorites!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

  • I need to try that rimmer mascara

    I’m a mascara junkie lol

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  • I love the Maybelline Color Tattoos! The one I have is called Pomegranate Punk. I wonder if it’s the same as Metallic Pomegranate.
    Caked To The Nines

  • I’ve been lusting after that colour tattoo shade for ages but it’s not available where I am! So upset as it looks like the absolute perfect shade for Autumn!



    • I don’t really see this shade anymore, it is always out of stock x

  • I’ve never heard about this Rimmel mascara before, I love curled brush, I’m excited to see your review on it!

    • It is a new release, I guess it was released in September. I am loving the curled brush!

  • Love all of these picks – got to love vaseline, it’s great as lip balm, cuticle balm, eyebrow tamer and even a highlighter along the cheekbones! 🙂

    Layla xx

  • Rasa Virviciute

    Your blog is gorgeous, following along now! x

  • I haven’t used vaseline on my lips in a long time, I am a Luca’s paw paw convert, haha! But I think the products are very similar – perfect for dry lips!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • I haven’t tried it, I guess it is not available everywhere 🙁

      • You can get it on Netaporter but it’s crazily marked up (6 or 7 times the price here). I guess the price is cheaper here as it’s made in Brisbane so doesn’t have far to travel 😉

  • Emily

    I’m with you on the color tattoo eyeshadows! They have such a great range of colours and they are incredibly pigmented. So easy to pop into your handbag too! And well Vaseline is just a must have really!

    Musings & More

    • They are pigmented and for a cream eyeshadow, they are really long lasting.

  • The Maybelline Color Tattoo’s are absolute gem’s for a quick one shade base and they last so well and look amazing! 🙂 x

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  • I love using blotting papers, they great on the go to remove excess oil without disturbing my makeup, need to check the Essence stand for them! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I never thought I’d be a fan of blotting papers 🙂 x

  • I love the sound of that Color Tattoo & mascara! xx


  • I love the cocoa vaseline! I use it on a daily basis, i’d even say every hour! Haha x

    Hannah x hannatalks

    • Me too 🙂 Sometimes I can see my colleagues staring at me like “wth is she doing” 🙂 xx

  • I am obsessing with the Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo shadows! I really love using the Creamy Beige shade as an everyday color, but now I really need the Metallic Pomegranate shade!

    xo Tiffany |

    • I don’t have it, it is a pretty shade and definitely an everyday colour. I will need to check it out! x

  • I have tried using vaseline for my lips but found they tend to dry them out.

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  • Lenya

    Vaseline is such a versatile product. I just love it.


  • Great post! Vaseline is all times classic and you can definitely find it in my cosmetics bag!

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  • I’ve heard so much about the colour tattoo eye shadows! I still haven’t got around to trying them myself but definitely need too! I also use Vaseline all the time, ha,ha! xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

    • You should check them out, they are really good! I use Vaseline day and night, all the time 🙂 x

  • I adore color tattoo range and have 6 of them which of course, in my makeup graveyard because I’m more into eyeshadow pencils. Definitely need to dig them out again because I love them! How does the mascara fare in terms of holding up the curl? That’s my biggest issue with my pathetic poker straight lashes. 🙁

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Eyeshadow pencils are quicker. I am a fan of color tattoo, I have oily eyelids and these ones don’t get creased easily which I really like. Today I used the mascara without curling my lashes, I have straight lashes too(I hate it). I only applied a coat of mascara and it looked like it gave some curl which lasted whole day. I will see how it will be without curling and two coats of mascara.

  • Andrea jueong

    Wow,I’m not familiar with the color tattoo, but it sounds amazing and I’ll have to try it! I love Vaseline especially in fall.

    • Color tattoo eyeshadows are great, you should check it out.

  • I like the sound of that mascara

    Jenn |

  • Ooh I need to try the new Rimmel mascara, sounds like a good one. Love Metallic Pomegranate, it’s such a gorgeous shade especially this time of year x

    Beauty with charm

    • Metallic pomegranate is gorgeous shade and I used it a lot last month 🙂 I am loving the mascara so far, it is good. xx

  • Kiki Rampone

    Love your picks! I need that Color Tattoo shade! Lovely post 🙂

    xo Kiki

  • Danielle

    I love the oil control paper, too. I use the ones from Shiseido. I would like to try the Rimmel London Supercurler Mascara. Have a nice week!


    • Oil control papers are life saviours, they are great! Have a nice week!

  • Lauren Letizio

    Those oil control papers sound kind of amazing!!! Will have to give those a try.



    • They are good and you don’t need constant powdering 🙂 xx

  • I really love the color of the cream eye shadow! I just took a look at your review and I think I’m going to get this one. I have two of their cream shadows that are really bold in color; the blue and orange. I just can’t seem to avoid anything extremely colorful, no matter what it is, haha! This color is perfect for fall, though!

    Thanks for sharing your favorites, beautiful! I hope you have an amazing start to your November 🙂



    • This one is a perfect shade for Autumn, I like berry/plum shades 🙂

      Thank you so much, Jalisa:) I hope you will have a great month! xx

  • love that shade of Color Tatoo <3 Very fall appropriate.. I have been looking for this shade for so long but it is never ever available here in the Maybelline counters 🙁

    • I know it is always out of stock:( Had to check many stores to find it.

  • Great picks, dear! The Maybelline Color tattoo sounds really interesting. Happy November, gorgeous!!

  • Nadia

    Lovely faves, honey. I have tried Maybelline Color Tattoo and have enjoyed it. Oil control paper sounds like something I could totally use and love, thanks for recommending it, hon.
    How has things moved on with the wedding planning / the move? Thinking about you and hope everything gets sorted out no prob. HUGS!!
    xox Nadia

    • Oil control papers are great especially for people with oily skin.
      Thank you so much! We just had to cancel everything as it hasn’t been sorted yet and we can’t get any information which is really annoying. Wedding was meant to be in 12 days and now we don’t know when it will be 🙁 xx

      • Nadia

        Hopefully it will all get sorted ASAP. I understand the frustration and the wait. Stay strong and positive, hon. Massive hugs!

  • Great picks! You just can’t beat Maybelline and Rimmel x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • Pretty good selection !! I am definitely getting Maybelline color tattoo <3

  • I also use cocoa butter for my lips in this cold weather, and it really helps a lot 🙂 Have a great week!

    xo, Esther

    • I even apply it before going to bed so my lips are soft in the morning 🙂
      Have a great week xx

  • Color tattoo is such a great product and last long too.

  • I love the color tattoo’s! They’re such great easy shadows to wear on a daily basis.

  • I love you be the color tattoo shadows! Such a pretty shade.

    Wishes & Reality

  • Hi Ela! I love perfumes but admit now and then skipping on them and use as well some Deo with a nice fragrance ;P never heard of the brand you use though! 🙂

    x Josune, Your Beauty Script ❤

    • It is a German brand and this one smells really nice 🙂

  • Diana Horsfall

    I love all products from maybelline

  • Love the reviews! The oil control paper sounds awesome, will have to check it out!

    xx Melis

  • You are a really expert of these products and I’m really happy to read your exhaustive reviews!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for stopping at my blog. I’m very happy for you comment.

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  • Love the Maybelline colour tattoos this shade really AW!

  • Erin Russell

    I love the colourstay tattoo – fab pick, definitely a favourite of mine too! 🙂

  • Sam

    I can’t believe another month is over already! I’ve heard so many good things about the colour stay tattoo, makes me want to try it! Lovely picks 🙂 xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

    • You should really try it, it is such a good product 🙂 xx

  • Diane

    I couldn’t agree more on the Vaseline lip therapy. I have been using this stuff since high school, and am not about to stop any time soon! Great article!


    • I’ve been using it for many years too and it is one of the best!

  • Ah you have to love Vaseline!

  • Honeypot Blogs

    I am buying that Maybelline Color Tattoo product! I have been eyeing the range up for ages, just need to decide on the colour now!xx

  • Love the idea of blotting tissues/papers I find i get a shiny face sometimes so they would be amazing. Also love that Vaseline. Gemma xx

    • Blotting papers are really good, I like how matte it makes my skin. xx

  • The color of this Maybelline Color Tattoo is absolutely gorgeous! If I was using eyeshadows I’d buy it right away! x

  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    This mascara seems to be great and the color tatoo is really beautiful!


  • Lovely picks! I definitely need some Colour Tattoos in my life 🙂

    • Color Tattoo is great, you should definitely check them out 🙂

  • Great picks hun! I definitely need to get some of the Cocoa Butter Lip Therapy. I love the scent of that Vaseline range. As well, all I seem to be wearing is matte lipsticks, so my lips are getting super dry recently.

    • I love matte lipsticks and can’t wear them without applying some lip balm. Cocoa butter smells so good! xx

  • Great selection. Good to know your favorites.

    Have a nice day!

  • I really want to try that new Rimmel mascara as it sounds amazing! xx

    • I’ve been using it a lot since I got it and it is really good xx

  • I love my Two Faced Lashgasm mascara. It gives great full coverage.

    xx Yasmin

  • That color tattoo looks amazing!! I love them so much, I’ll have to try that shade! Great post. 🙂

    Foundations of My Life

  • Little Miss Fashion Queen

    These products are so nice!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

  • Shwetali

    color tattoo looks nice. All products are nice:)

  • Would love to try that mascara! I’ve never used a Rimmel mascara and always wondered if they’re good.
    xx Elle

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    • I like some of their mascaras and this one seems to be really good too! xx

  • Creme Rose

    Great favorites! Since the weather is getting colder, vaseline is my best friend lol! Also, I have been using the Maybelline color tattoo in Metallic Pomegranate is a beautiful fall shade! 🙂

    x Arwa |

    • It is so pretty, isn’t it? I always carry vaseline in my bag, I can’t do without it 🙂 xx

  • I recently tried a Rimmel mascara, not the same one as yours above, but it had two wands. Anyway I hated it. Even though it made my lashes super big, the formula was too wet for my liking. And I don’t think I’d want to try another mascara of theirs!


    • I don’t like that type of mascara as they seem to make my lashes really bad so I always stick to normal ones and this one is going a good job so far. Shame that you had a bad experience with Rimmel mascara, they have some good mascaras. xx

  • The maybelline eye tattoo shade is gorgeous. I own a bronze shade from this collection.

  • Sarah Laird

    Great favourites! This just reminded me I need to pick up some more vaseline – winter is already taking its toll on me!

    Viva Epernay ❤

  • I still need to try the Maybelline colour tattoos! Putting it on my to buy list soon!

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

  • Samileen

    I need that maybelline color tattoo. I have been literally picking it up and keeping it back every time I’m near maybelline counter, guess nows the time to bring that baby home.

    Sam || Beautydetour

  • I also like Vaseline Lip Butter, I have it in a slightly different version, but I believe the main ingredients are still the same. I had no idea that Essence has blotting paper, I should check it out in the shops.
    Ela, today I nominated your blog for the Liebster Award 🙂 Hope you participate! xx

    • Vaseline is great for winter, I like feeling protected 🙂
      Thank you so muh for the nomination, I’ve been away from my blog recently as I have been dealing with some stuff, hopefully soon I will get back to blogging properly again and I hope to participate xx

  • Can’t believe it’s already November too! 🙂

    PS: I’m hosting a giveaway on my blog, be sure to check it out!

  • As soon as my lash extensions come off I’m giving that Rimmel newbie a go!
    Emma |

    • I want to try lash extensions however I am not really sure, until then I will have to use mascara all the time 🙂

  • I’ll be definitely checking out essence’s control paper, they sound so good! (:
    Nati xx

  • Love this mascara! Just perfect! And yes, November has come unexpectedly:)

    The Rococo Style

    • It is really good 🙂 Crazy that we are almost in the middle of November 🙂

  • Great products! The vaseline is really nice!

    XX Nora /

  • Amy

    In October I discovered the NYX matte velvet lip creams and fell in love. They look like a matte lipstick but they aren’t drying on the lips and they last so much longer than a traditional lipstick.

    Amy | Dervish Darling

    • I recently got one of it and haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, I heard a lot about it 🙂

  • I would love to try the Rimmel mascara it sounds brilliant!

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  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Lovely picks! I’ve actually been testing the Rimmel mascara myself, I will be reviewing it this weekend. 🙂 x


  • I’ve never tried those blotting sheets other- I always thought they would mess up my foundation, so it’s great to see they don’t do this! All the products you’ve chosen are lovely- I don’t think you can beat Vaseline,it’s such a classic 🙂

    Rachel xx

    • Vaseline is definitely a classic and I guess I will always use it 🙂 xx

  • Can’t beat some good old vaseline, I use it all the time 🙂

    Pams Stuff and Things

  • Loved the Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows as well this month, they are amazing! <3

  • Kelly M
  • Great products, the Color Tattoo eyeshadows are my all time favourites. They are great as a base or actual eye shadows, wish they`d add more shades. In October I bought my first high-end foundation, a Mac, and it“s definitely been my October favourite.

    • Color Tattoo is one of my favourite and I will get a nude shade to try it out as a base. I only had one Mac foundation and it’s really good!

  • Larisa Merkulova
  • Ten

    i used that super curler mascara on my last video! I actually really liked it!

    • It is really good, isn’t it?

      • Ten

        It definitely keeps my curl UP!

      • Ten

        It definitely keeps my curl up!!!!

  • Vaseline is also another lip balm I use for my lips and actually find it way better than any other lip balm I have ever tried! I’ve really been loving the herbal essences dry shampoo and I’m not a big fan of Herbal essences but they have some really good cheap dry shampoo 🙂

    • I like some of their shampoos however I’ve never tried dry shampoo from them. Their products smell so good 🙂

  • yes to that pomogranate shade! we called it “pomegranate punk” in canada but same same. love that shade and its a staple in my stash.


    A Beautiful Zen

  • Can’t wait for your review of the supercurler mascara! it looks so similar to maybelline ones!

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x