October Loves

October is undoubtedly one of the best months of the year with the (mainly) beautiful, crisp autumnal weather, Halloween and the amazing fashion. We’ve rounded up our favourite beauty, fashion and everything in between that we’ve loved throughout October.

Nars Love Game Eyeshadow Pallet

The cool packaging to one side, Nars in collaboration with Man Ray have created a 12-shade pallet has a bit of everything. There are warm earthy tones for an everyday look and some beautiful shimmers in gold, blue, green and purple to add a pop of colour to your makeup and brighten up these dark winter days. 

Kiko Hydragloss

Never let anyone tell you lipgloss is just for summer, these Kiko glosses add so much shine to your lips and elevate any lipstick or look super natural and glossy by themselves. They come in many shades but our fave is shade 3 (it looks amazing over a nude matte lipstick).

Effin Tan

Let’s talk tan, just because its winter doesn’t mean we can’t look like the bronzed goddesses we were over summer. After trying (and failing) for many years to find the perfect body tan we think we’ve cracked it with the Effin tan mouse. It gives a gorgeous golden bronze tone to your skin while still looking natural, so you don’t need to worry about looking patchy or orange. 

Tanologist Face Drops

Now you’ve tanned your body, let’s talk about tanning the face, for years we just applied the same mouse as we were putting on our bodies or just left the face and used a darker foundation, that was until we discovered the Tanologist face drops. Most of us use the medium drops as they develop really well, just pop 2-3 drops in your moisturiser and have a tanned, glowy face for the week. 

Gucci Bloom Acqua Di Fiori

Having a signature scent is so important, whether you have one for all year or change it up with the seasons, although floral, this perfume can be used all year-round day and night. The fragrance has musky tones of Galbanum leaves, a delicate spiciness in Cassis buds with top floral notes from the original Gucci Bloom fragrance. 

Jo Malone Velvet Rose and Oud

If you’re after a more sexy, deeper scent this is the one for you. It’s more of a special scent that we’d chose to wear at night but one you can definitely still wear during the day. The base notes are rich Oud bringing depth and intensity to the fragrance, the middle notes are Damask Rose adding a floral element that also gives a slight spice and texture to the scent. To finish off, the top notes of Clove add a warmth and richness to the perfume making it one of our all-time favourite fragrances. 

Nursem Hand Cream

With the combination of colder weather and the constant topping up of hand sanitiser, a hand cream that works is vital, and why not use this as a time to give back. Nursem hand cream has been developed with nurses that use natural ingredients that care for your hands. If you still need persuading on this product, for every product that is purchased, a month’s worth of free Nursem products is given to a nurse or midwife. How lovely is that! 

New Look Boots

A pair of fashionable, but practical boots is a must for winter, and we think we’ve found a perfect pair! These beaut boots can be worn casually with jeans and a jumper or dressed up with a dress or skirt for those night where you just can’t be bothered with heels. We especially love the detailing on the side and of course, the fact they don’t rub. 

New Look

The Great British Bake Off

Nothing says a cosy night in like The Great British Bake Off, there’s nothing not to like from the yummy bakes to the cast you can’t help but fall in love with. This is real comfort watching that gives you all the warm feelings and one we’re excited for each year.

Channel 4

Emily In Paris

We couldn’t write our October Loves without mentioning the Netflix phenomenon that is Emily In Paris. The series follows Emily Cooper, played by Lily Collins (who we adore) who moves from Chicago to Paris and has to adjust to her new life, job and social media success. It isn’t a gritty series you become obsessed with but is an easy watch and great for looking at the fashion and manifesting yourself a new life in Paris- we can’t wait for series 2! 


We hope you enjoyed this post and have found it useful, please feel free to leave your October loves in the comments to help others. As always, please feel free to contact us with any suggestions, questions or even just a friendly chat, we’re always here. 

Love, The Mental Health Makeover team x

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