Beauty Products I Loved: October 2010

I can’t quite believe it’s the end of October already – it feels like just a couple of days ago that I was putting together my favourite beauty products of September, but rather than dwelling on the speedy passing of time, here’s a quick look at what I’ve been using most of this month:

The Bumpit

When I originally reviewed the Bumpit, I liked the look it created, but couldn’t really imagine wearing it much. Oh, how times have changed! All of those beehive hairdos on the runways and in magazines lately have made my love of big hair return with a vengeance! I’ve tried lots of different ways to create the look, but backcombing just doesn’t work for me (and leaves my hair in a mess, too) and everything else just fell out, so this month I went back to the Bumpit, and have been using it quite a bit. It’s not perfect, but it’s the easiest way I’ve found to create this kind of look, and despite my reservations, it doesn’t budge once it’s on, so this month it’s finally started to earn its keep!

A tub of Vaseline.

Yes, I know it’s not exactly glamorous, but seriously: over the past few months, I’ve tried everything to get my cuticles to look like they belong on actual, human hands, rather than on the paws of some strange reptile. I don’t know why I bothered, though: I should just have gone straight to my trusty old tub of Vaseline and saved myself some money. After just one application – ONE application, people – the offending cuticles were already starting to look better, and while they’re still not quite up to scratch, there’s a definite improvement. Thanks, Vaseline, I’ll never doubt you again…

Wella Reflex Color Reflex Mask

I wrote about this earlier this month, but suffice to say I’m still liking it enough that I’m probably going to splash out on the shampoo, too. It’s not totally without its issues: I’ve found that over-use of it can result in a rather “fake” looking colour, but it’s still pretty good if used in moderation.

Lacura Beauty Concealer Pen

I love this. It’s £3.99, and it’s basically a cheap version of Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Eclat, but the colour is a better match for my skin, so I actually prefer it to the (much more expensive) YSL version.

What have you been loving this month?