Welcome to a new feature on LFF - my round up of my top 5 beauty discoveries that I'll be sharing on a monthly basis. As a blogger I am in the fortunate position that I receive quite a few beauty products as gifts, meaning that I am regularly sampling new and interesting lotions and potions. I am quite picky about my beauty and skincare routine, so a product really has to work and deliver something different to become a new LFF staple. These are the five products that I am loving in October:
New to the market - I decided to give Nivea's In-Shower Body Moisturiser a try after finding it on offer in my local supermarket. The concept is simple: apply it to damp skin post shower gel and then rinse off. Initially sceptical, I am now ADDICTED - I can't stand the sticky residue some moisturisers leave behind, so this product offers the ideal solution. It also saves vital minutes in the morning, which, as a routine oversleeper is always welcome!
Mascaras always tend to find their way in to press goody bags, so I have tried quite a few in 2013 - with hit and miss results. This bold black lash mascara by Smooch is my latest discovery and, given the full and thick lashes it creates, I'm quite suprised to find it is priced at an affordable £8.95.
It's no secret that I love a bit of neon - so this day-glo nail lacquer, shade 'Reign in Spain' by Color Club is a big hit with me. The team from Birchbox UK kindly gave me the polish to trial at The Apartment during London Fashion Week and it has been in circulation with my favourite nail colours ever since.
I love the shade of this Avon nail polish - it's a true Barbie pink for those days when you want to feel unashamedly girly! £1 from the sale of each of bottle is donated to Break Through Breast Cancer too, making it an guilt-free beauty buy.
I was introduced to this fab product in the HandPicked Media lounge at London Fashion Week. Despite being branded 'energising', I actually like to use this Liz Earle body lotion before I head to the land of nod. It has a yummy herbal scent that I find really soothing and it sinks into skin instantaneously to leave skin smooth and supple.