Sunday 10 October 2021

Five Things I’m Loving | October 2021


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Time for some recent favourites this week and a little mix of makeup, skincare and bodycare – most of which I have been lucky enough to been sent – which I’ll be honest, makes my recent spending low buy much easier! On to the reviews!


The Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush in Love Glow RRP £30 is not new in my collection, in fact I think I’ve had it for almost a year now, but I haven’t put it down over the last couple of weeks so though it deserved a mention! I ummed and ahhed for ages first of all on whether to get one at all as they are expensive and then because I couldn’t decide on a shade! I remember swatching these years ago in Sephora too and leaving empty handed as I just wasn’t completely sold on them. I finally picked one up last year when there was 20% off and have fallen in love! Love Glow is a pearlescent pink – it’s recommend to “swish” the outer shade then “pop” the middle shade on the apples of your cheek but I just mix both and go from there! The result is a beautiful, even, healthy glow that lasts all day on my skin which is normal at the minute! It’s easily buildable which is my favourite type of formula as I can be a bit heavy handed and I’d love to know if you have any other shades and what your recommendations are as I might want to add another one to my collection soon! 


charlotte tilbury cheek to chic love glow review

Next up, the Cetraben Natural Oatmeal Cream* RRP £8.99 which I have been reaching for intermittently since I got it a few months ago and I know is going to be a staple when we go into winter which is when my skin tends to play up the most. This is perfect for eczema prone skin and works a treat on dry patches I get on my legs! It is so soothing and lasts overnight keeping the area moisturised and stopping me from itching! I am kicking myself for not including this in my post last week about the products I use to repair my skin barrier! I had a reaction a while back to some aloe vera gel I was using with my NuFace which made my skin super red, hot and irritated and after I washed it off I put some of this oatmeal cream on and it instantly calmed it down and was back to normal the next day! Can’t recommend enough if you need a do it all body/face cream for any emergency skin situations! 


cetraben natural oatmeal cream review

I recently finished my Bali Body Dark tan and they kindly asked if I wanted a top up so I decided to try the Ultra Dark Self Tanning Mousse* RRP £26.95. So far, I have to say I prefer this to the dark! I find it lasts better throughout the week on me particularly on my neck and chest where most tans fade quickest! It’s super easy to use with the guide colour so staying streak free isn't an issue and I only need one layer. It dries quickly and overnight it develops into a natural looking tan – though if you are new to fake tanning you may want to start with a lighter or gradual tan. I personally stay out of the sun but love having a healthy glow so fake tan is a weekly ritual for me and this makes me feel like I have spent a relaxing week in the sun without any added damage! It also smells pretty fresh for a fake tan! Over the course of the week, it fades very evenly and doesn’t look patchy or mottled at all! I’m going to cheat a little here and also mention a sixth product I am loving – the Luxe Tanning Mitt* RRP £12.95 as the two go hand in hand! It feels so soft and velvety and is so much more luxurious than the foam ones you can get! I love the space for your thumb and find it makes it much easier to be precise with application as I have better grip and it’s streak free every time. It’s definitely worth the higher price tag in my opinion as they last so much longer with proper care and they wash really well too!


bali body ultra dark tanning mousse review

Good Molecules is one of my favourite affordable skincare brands and they have impressed yet again with their new Glycolic Exfoliating Toner* RRP $14. It’s a 3.5% glycolic concentration so super gentle but somehow manages to still be effective and my skin has been feeling smooth and even with continued use. I love that Good Molecules provide full details of the percentage of ingredients on their outer packaging and this also contains galactomyces ferment which helps retain skin barrier function and moisture level as well as hyaluronic acid and aloe help to hydrate and soothe skin. I haven’t felt the need to use higher percentages of glycolic acid since I’ve been using this one and it could be one to try if you have found sensitivity to other glycolic acid toners!

good molecules glycolic exfoliating toner review

Finally, I need to mention the Dermalogica Biolumin-C Gel Moisturizer* RRP £59 as it’s been a firm favourite throughout the last couple of months! It’s a lightweight gel moisturiser and my skin looks instantly brighter when I use it. As well as Vitamin C, it contains five types of hyaluronic acid and squalane so keeps my skin hydrated and leaves a glowy finish! I love using this in the morning as my makeup sits so well underneath and it’s got a subtle citrusy scent that doesn’t last on the skin! Love this formula and it’s become one of my favourite Dermalogica products! 


dermalogica biolumin-c gel moisturizer reveiw

So that’s my current favourites! I’d love to know if you see any of yours here! Let me know what you’ve been loving recently!


*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me.

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Danielle xx


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  1. The oatmeal cream sounds like something we all need in our skincare kit. A great price too!


  2. That oatmeal cream sounds really interesting I use a lot of oatmeal based handwashes and creams to help with my eczema as the constant hand sanitising can really aggravate it sometimes!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend :) We have had a fun one with a couple of events.

    Away From The Blue

    1. It's great! Something everyine should have in their collection! xx

  3. I am wanting to try Good Molecules for longer period of time and honestly i kinda forgot about them, so thank you for reminding me. Really nice blogpost full of great info.

    xx Alexandra z 𝕄𝕊 𝔸𝕃𝕎𝔸𝕐𝕊 𝕃𝔸𝕋𝔼

    1. Thank you Alex! I hope you get the chance to try! They do some amazing products! xx

  4. I'm soooo intrigued by that oatmeal cream! I don't have eczema but I do have G6PD which is basically allergies. So I do have a lot of dry patches as well on most part of my body. I will definitely check it out! Have a lovely weekend, doll! xx

    lenne |

    1. Oh yes give it a try Lenne! So gentle! Hope you have a great week! xx

  5. So many amazing products! I have a CT blush in a face palette, and I'm in love with it. The formula is amazing, and this shade looks so pretty. I love Bali Body, but I haven't tried the dark version, but from the sounds of it, I definitely need too xx

    Hannah |

    1. It's amazing! Love how I dont have to top up my chest now! Such a good formula! xx

  6. Awesome! I still want to try bali body. I haven't really tried anything new when it comes to make-up and products.

  7. I have that CT blusher too and I love it! Haven't used it in a while so need to take it out my collection once again. x

    Zoey |

  8. So many great products. Thanks for sharing!

  9. You've reminded me how much I love that blush! x


  10. You cannot go wrong with the Charlotte Tilbury blush!

    Danielle |

  11. This oatmeal cream sounds great
    Thank you for sharing
    Great article

  12. These products sound brill! It's coming up to summer here, so I'm going to need a good self tanner :) x

    mia //

  13. That blush is on my christmas list! I know super early but were being prepared this year! haha I also love a glycolic acid toner, I've only tried the superdrug one but i cant be without it but id love to try a different one!
    Milli x -

    1. i hope you get it! It's beautiful, I definitely want a few more shades! xx


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