17 November 2016

Star Products of the Month • October


October has been a jam packed month full of products, some old, some new, but all in all incredible beauty stars that you should be aware of. The month consisted of a real mix of skincare, body and make-up mainly because I have now made that change into my autumn wardrobe. Hydration has been stepped up, textures have become richer, makeup tones has become warmer and basically, I needed full body pampering due to the cold/flu season being ever so present and TLC was high on my agenda.


Kellilash Beauty Stars, Monthly beauty favourites 
Here are my S-T-A-R-S of October that I honestly am head over heels in love with and shall continue to carry on loving!! 

Sali Hughes, Pretty Iconic
1. Pretty Iconic, by Sali Hughes link!
I loved Sali's first book, Pretty Honest and she has not disappointed with a follow up read, Pretty Iconic. If like me you are a beauty addict and love to also read about all things beauty related then this is a book you should indeed pick up. Sali talks about the iconic beauty products that changed the beauty game for ever. Even though I only just bought this book, I had to include it because I love it already. Another new book purchase of mine which I am yet to start comes from those fabulous Pixiwoo sisters, Sam and Nic. Their new book 'Face' is a must read, full of personal writings, makeup looks, advice and a great book to have as reference on your shelf. Highly recommend both of these and a perfect gift for any beauty/make-up lover too!

Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Eye Quad & Bond Girl Matte Revolution Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Eye Quad & Bond Girl Matte Revolution Lipstick
2. Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Eye Quad & Bond Girl Matte Revolution Lipstick link!
The Dolce Vita Eyeshadow quad screams Autumn/Winter as it could not be any more perfect for this season and it is one of CT's top selling eye quads as it just works on everyone. I have owned this for a while but have obviously been using it more of late and have fallen head over heels in love all over again. The warm cranberry, golden bronze tones are stunning and it is great for day or night because with the 'pop' gold glitter shade, it takes you from day to night in a flash! I have found the perfect partner to this quad in the form of Bond Girl, Matte Revolution Lipstick as it is the perfect dark red-brown shade that is not too vampy, yet not too bright. It has been on my lips all month. The texture is beautiful and even though it is a matte, the super creamy formula stops it from ever feeling dry. You all know I adore Charlotte Tilbury products as I feel her products really get you excited about doing your make-up and I guarantee with these in your collection, you shall be wearing them all season [Stay tuned for some looks coming soon!].

Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Colour, Burnished Bronze 
3. Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Colour, Burnished Bronze link!
I am a big lover of cream eyeshadows and Laura Mercier's Caviar eyesticks are simply stunning. They are super creamy, so easy to blend, long wearing and very simple to apply, literally taking seconds and they look flawless. To compliment the above eyeshadow quad, the shade Burnished Bronze is the best combo. This really enhances the cranberry shade to make it pop and makes bronze shades come to life. I have my good friend Yolanda to thank for this 'enabled' purchase because (true story) after seeing this on her eyes in a photograph, I was in store buying it. I highly reccomend checking out this line as they have so many beautiful shades, I feel I shall be adding many more into my collection. 

By Terry Rouge Expert Click Stick #4
By Terry Rouge Expert Click Stick #4
4. By Terry Rouge Expert Click Stick #4 Rose Ease link!
A new launch from By Terry that had me clicking through all the shades as there are so many beautiful colours to choose from in this collection. This is a 3 in 1 hybrid lipstick that feels like a rich balm, is precise like a lip pencil and is intense as a highly pigmented lipstick. It has this really unique tear drop shaped tip that instantly outlines and fills in the lips at the same time, giving you the perfect cupids bow! The coverage is super full and they glide on the lips like velvet feeling super comfortable. I chose shade #4 Rose Ease, a rosy pink with a  velvet matte finish. Applying it from the bullet with this tip does feel strange at first but it really does apply very precisely I have to say. They last really well on the lips, not as long wearing as a liquid lip obviously but they do wear off very naturally without any patchiness or dryness. The packaging is gorgeous, so chic and feminine making them a joy to carry in your make-up bag and the clicky-ness shall have you addicted.

Burberry Fresh Luminous Fluid Base, Nude Radiance No.1
5. Burberry Fresh Luminous Fluid Base, Nude Radiance No.1 link!
This isn't the first time that this product has been on my blog because this is a long term love of mine but I seem to use it more in the colder months when my skin is in need of a real glow and with the cold weather and illness sucking out every bit of hydration, my skin is loving the effect of this primer. This is a primer that gives the most stunning finish to your skin without making it look shiny, glittery or oily but literally like you are 'naturally glowing' as well as making your foundation last and look better. I absolutely love it and know that I have to back it up because this is one of those makeup items that you know you have to have in stock at all time. If you want to know more about it then check out my review [here]. 

Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel
6. Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel link!
This has been high on my 'must try' beauty list for some time because the hype around this product is phenomenal, so I was curious to know what all the fuss was about. Renaissance Cleansing gel is a new generation non-foaming gel-to-oil cleansing wash that works to restore radiance and give you super soft skin. It contains a potent blend of vitamins and fruit enzymes to lift make-up and impurities, deeply cleanse and remove dead skin without any irritation thanks to the Vit C and E and also helps to improve pigmentation and collagen production. Suitable for all skin types this really is no average cleansing wash. So after having decided to try it out for myself, I have to say, the hype is very much real. This is a beauty gem and with the delicate scent of rose, it had me sold from the first use. I adore the unique texture of this cleanser and once you try it you shall never go back to a facal wash. As you warm the gel between your fingers, it slowly turns into a very light velvety oil that makes your skin feel so nourished and soft. I use this as my morning cleanser (and my Elemis Pro Collagen Balm at night) and my skin instantly looks so much brighter and more awake so it really does 'illuminate' your skin! The packaging is perfect as the pump dispenser gives you exactly the right amount of cleansing gel so you don't waste any and it is so much bigger in size than I thought so I think it shall last a good amount of time. If like me you like to wash your face with water in the morning/evening, I cannot recommend this cleanser enough because the reasons why this is such a top seller are all there - it works, making it a real star product. 

NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex (MMHC)
7. NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex (MMHC) link!
For the past few months I have been trialling out the very exciting skincare brand NIOD and rather than use each new product all at once, I have been gradually introducing them one by one into my skincare routine as and where I need them so I can see what results occur and how I feel about them being completely new to the brand. NIOD is one of those brands that I kept seeing all over Instagram and with the very exact scientific names given to each of their products, I knew it was a brand that needed my full attention with time to get to know it better. MMHC (in short) is a serum combining 12 forms of hyaluronic compounds in a peptide charged delivery system to offer hydration and to help the skins surface look plumped and comfortable. This serum literally feels like water being super lightweight and I absolutely LOVE it. I believe this is one of the reasons why my skin has not felt tight and sensitive at all over the Autumn period and from being ill too. I use this every day, under my moisturiser and to be honest, it doesn't feel anything special when you apply it, but   it does indeed pack a punch with all those hydrating compounds! I always use a hydrating serum in my skincare routine and this one has to be one of my favourites as it is such a simple step that makes a massive difference. I feel the benefits and see them in my skin. Every skin type needs hydration, more so in the colder months of course so this, I highly recommend to all. I was surprised how affordable it was as serums are always an investment so if you are in need of hydration, then this is your guy! Stay tuned for a post to come all about the NIOD products that I have been using. 

Elemis SOS Emergency Cream
8. Elemis SOS Emergency Cream link!
I plan on doing a full blog post all about this beauty star because I have briefly mentioned it before on my Instagram as it has saved my skin so many times now and it's one of those products that not many of us know about and we all should. SOS cream is an intense moisturiser designed to help soothe sensitive, dry, blemish prone skin while replenishing hydration. It basically is an anti-stress miracle worker for the skin and with it's gorgeous scent of lavender, it shall de-stress your mind too. The rich balm instantly helps your skin and when I had my hormonal health issues and my massive allergic reaction to a face mask, this saved me. For that I shall forever worship this product. It works so well when you get any kind of break out believe it or not as the ingredients just calm the whole skin situation down. I even use if after I have plucked my eyebrows to calm any redness down! This seriously is my secret weapon in any skin emergency. It is a true Star. 

Rituals Heavenly Hamman Bath Oil
9. Rituals Heavenly Hamman Bath Oil link!
Rituals is a brand that I truly adore. Whenever I am in a Rituals store, I spend ages taking it all in, drinking my complimentary cup of jasmine tea, feeling like I am at the spa. They really do make such wonderful, affordable, luxurious body products. Whilst I was away in Scotland this month, I had the most horrendous cold so I wanted something nice and pampering to bathe in so I bought this Rituals Heavenly Hamman bath oil as the description alone had me sold. It is designed to calm, soothe and relax tired weary bodies (tick!) with its vitamin rich Organic Argan Oil and Eucalyptus the bath oil softens and hydrates to purify the body and soul. They certainly got the name right because the smell of this is indeed 'heavenly' and the whole bathroom is scented with the gorgeous aroma as your bath runs. Now I am not a bath person at all and a total shower fan, in fact I only have baths when I am sick or need some warmth in the winter so when I do have a bath, I need products that shall make me want to  stay in it and this is one of them. This bath oil left my skin feeling amazingly soft and the Eucalyptus was so comforting and soothing, just a beautiful bath product to have in your stocks. I highly recommend trying this range out and with Christmas looming, it would make a great gift for someone who loves a good pampering bath session!

Kellilash Beauty Stars, Monthly beauty favourites 
With Christmas just around the corner, we are constantly being inundated with many new launches and limited editions so I hope to bring you many more next month as well as some gift ideas ... 
for those "to me from me" gifts 😉


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  1. Great product picks! Dolce Vita has been on my list for such a long time, I need to get it at some point! I absolutely love NIOD products, MMHC has been a skin savior for me! The By Terry Click Stick looks so beautiful on you!

    xoxo Jenn│www.beautybyjellybean.com

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    1. Thank you Jenn! I am so glad you also love MMHC as it really is such a great product that I don't hear mentioned that often. Yes, I really think you shall be happy once you lay your hands on Dolce Vita and a BT click! lol Thanks for reading as always lovely! K xxx

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  2. As usual love your choices my CS And this By Terry lipstick is def on my wish-list ! Kisses
    Kédidja | beautymoodboard.com

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    1. Thank you my lovely CS! You shall adore the BT Lipsticks as there are so many amazing shades - in fact I want another one to add to my collection ;-) K xxx

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  3. This lipstick looks stunning on you. I want to give this Burberry base a try.
    Nina
    Nina's Style Blog Giveaway __ Enter to Win $100

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    1. Thank you so much Nina! Thats such a lovely compliment and yes to the Burberry base, you will not regret it. Thank you for stopping by ;-) K xxx

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  4. Wow definitely see some of my absolute favorites in this post, like Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita and Bond Girl lipstick! I actually had Bond Girl on today so haha love it! Wonderful picks with the other products, I do enjoy that OSKIA one but it is not my favorite. Always seeing what your picks are!

    xoxo
    www.hellohimawari.com

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    1. We have some very similar tastes hun and good ones at that!
      I am so happy that you enjoy these posts as it is kind of like seeing that people have in their make up bag tor trolley lol Thank you as always for fabulous comments. K xxx

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  5. Now I want everything in this photo!! The LM caviar stick looks amazing

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    1. Hahahah Well there you have your Christmas List! Lol The LM caviar is a must try!
      Thank you for reading as always. K xxx

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  6. Kelly what a stunning lineup, I could see why all these products have earned Star status! I absolutely love the Dolce Vita and the Laura Mercier stick eye shadows, the formula is so creamy. I have added the two books on my list and I cannot wait to get them from Amazon. You always curate the best products and I tremendously enjoy this kind of posts from you! Well done!

    ~ Cat L.
    www.CatsDailyLiving.com

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    1. Thank you my wonderful Cat! I am so glad you have added these books to your basket as they are brilliant reads that I know you will enjoy a lot.
      Your comments always make my day so thank you for the most amazing feedback. K xxx

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  7. (Crying) I WANT EVERYTHING. I WANT IT ALL.

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    1. Oh how I LOVE your comment!
      Thats your Christmas list done then! ;-) K xxx

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  8. I loveee reading favourites posts, and you've got some gorgeous picks! I'm so glad I picked up the Burberry nude radiance, thanks to enablers like yourself, I can't stop using it, and I have a few shades of the Caviar eye sticks and love them, Burnished Bronze looks like exactly the kind of shade I adore so will definitely be looking into that one! Thanks for sharing lovely

    www.Barely There Beauty.com | British-Korean Beauty & Lifestyle blog

    xx

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    1. Aww thank you so so much! I love that you love these posts also.
      I am happy to have enabled some more purchases (hopefully!) and yes, Burberry Nude Glow is a true star! Thank you for great feedback and for reading! K xxx

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  9. Beautiful picks as always, I've been seriously hinting in the office for the pretty iconic book for my secret Santa present (last year I got a bottle opener - seriously) I loved her last book so much Sally is the ultimate beauty guru.
    So glad you are a fellow Oskia Renaissance cleaner fan, I've been loving this too for a while. Really interested to read about the Burberry primer, I've been debating on this for a while, I have the BB cream which is lovely but would like to try some more of their products.
    Oooh sorry for essay of a comment - really enjoyed this post xxx
    Lisa
    Beauxdiaries.com

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    1. Thank you so so much Lisa! Yes, Pretty Iconic vs A bottle Opener ... I sure know which now shall make you smile! hahahaha.
      I thank you for the 'essay' as that is what comments are for and I love it as reading them makes my day, truly. I am so glad that you love these posts and hope that continues!!
      K xxx

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  10. Wonderful picks, Kelly! I so want to read Pixiwoo's newest book, it must be so cool. As for the lipstick - oh my it looks so stunning on you!

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    1. Thank you Naya for the kind words! Yes, you shall love the Pixiwoo book so think you need to go pick it up ;-) K xxx

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  11. Love Love Dolce Vita! you're reminding me to bring it back out! I really want to try Oskia, it sounds fabulous!

    xo,

    Dom
    www.calibeaute.com

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    1. Thanks Dom! Yessss get the Dolce Vita out as you shall rock it for sure!
      The Oskia cleanser has really surprised me so yes, I say try to when you next need a new cleanser for sure. K xxx

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  12. This is a really great selection of products. I already have and love Pretty honest by Sali Hughes and Pretty Iconic is most likely coming to me on Christmas. Great that you've included books in here. Pixiwoo Face is another book that I really enjoy and I admire both sisters for their knowledge about makeup and what they've achieved. There are some faves of mine too within your collection and some, that I must try, like a famous Laura Mercier stick eyeshadow. I have a stick from Chanel and Korres and love it when I'm in a hurry, but still want a bit of colour on may eyes. I really enjoy your blog. x

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    1. Thank you so so much and it makes my day to read that you enjoy my blog, it really does! I am such a beauty book addict because no matter how many years of training you have had, you never stop learning. I love to read about things beauty related.
      Cream shadow sticks are indeed life savers I say, so definitely try this LM one out as I am sure you shall love. Thank you so much for great comments and your support! K xxx

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  13. Oh wow Kelly, that is such a fabulous lineup! I think I've mentioned it before but I absolutely love Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Eye Quad,especially for Fall and I adore that Burberry base, it's my one my faves. I really want to try the LM Caviar sticks and Oskia, it sounds amazing. Really love this post Kelly! xox

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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    1. Thank you so kindly Ann-Marie!! So happy that so many have enjoyed this post and hope to bring you many more ;-) The CT quads are some of my most used I have to say so we share some great tastes. You shall surely love the LM caviar sticks and Oskia Cleanser, let me know if you do pick them up! K xx

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  14. That eye shadow quad looks gorgeous!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. It really is one of Charlottes best! Thank you <3 K xx

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