The Quick Fix Beauty Stash

So it’s safe to say, we’ve had a few late nights, a few too many drinks, and a whole lot of biscuits/chocolate/cheese/crisps, and we’re starting to feel a little bit worse for wear in the H.O household. And it’s not over yet, new years is creeping up and we still have a fair few family visits on the horizon. Sound familiar? Don’t panic, I’ve pulled together the perfect kit of products to tackle a variety of ailments…

Tired Eyes? Start off by soothing puffy eyes and reducing dark circles by dabbing a little squide of the Balance Me Eye Cream. Follow it up by blending the Collection Lasting Perfection or Origins Plantscription Concealer and you have yourself a winner for brighter under eyes.

Spots? If you have the time, 10 – 15 minutes of the Origins Out of Trouble Mask will steer you in the right direction and will greatly reduce most spots. If you’re on the go, the Super Spot Remover will help to reduce redness and can combat spot growth. If you’re skins not looking to perfect and you’re in a rush the This Works Perfect Look Skin Miracle helps to smooth over the skin and brightens the complexion – the perfect “hungover, running to the cafe for a bacon sandwich” kind of makeup (always to be used in addition to the HD brow gel to keep my wild eyebrows in check)!

Dry Skin/Lips? The Nuxe Reve De Miel will steer you in the right direction, and can be used under lipsticks, so if you need to be fully made up, lipstick and all, and don’t have the time for products to take effect – this is your guy. If you find your skin is dryer than usual, an application of Hydraluron pre-moisturiser will help to lock in your daily/evening moisturiser and will help to combat those pesky flakey patches!

And voila! The emergency stash. I’ve already pulled out a few of these over the past few days after a fair few late nights and naughty chocolates. Let me know what your go-to products are for the holiday season, as I’d love to add to my stash!


  1. Lauren
    27 Dec 2012 / 11:49 pm

    Lovedddd this post! Been wanting to get my hands on the Balance Me Eye Cream and Origins Out Of Trouble for AGES! x

    • HelloOctober
      28 Dec 2012 / 11:05 am

      Thank you! They're definitely worth it xx

  2. Cortne
    28 Dec 2012 / 12:15 am

    I really want to try the spot corrector! My face is usually clear, thank god, but then when its not, ITS NOT. and i get just one large mark at some obtrude place on my forehead or nose. cute right? anyway, love your blog! xo

    • HelloOctober
      28 Dec 2012 / 11:05 am

      haha, I definitely know how you feel! 🙂

  3. Danielle
    28 Dec 2012 / 12:21 am

    Great post. Excellent tips.


    • HelloOctober
      28 Dec 2012 / 11:06 am

      Thank you x

  4. Judy
    28 Dec 2012 / 1:35 am

    The superspot remover has been on my wishlist for ages!
    But does it really works wonders overnight? xx

    • HelloOctober
      28 Dec 2012 / 11:08 am

      I wouldn't say it does that for me, like I said, I use it in the day to help reduce redness and reduce the growth of the spot x

  5. lily white english rose
    28 Dec 2012 / 5:51 am

    i love the origins out of trouble mask, it really helps to calm my skin when its acting up and needs clearing 😀

    • HelloOctober
      28 Dec 2012 / 11:08 am

      It is amazing! xx

  6. GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle
    28 Dec 2012 / 9:54 am

    Thanks for teh recommendations. I'm interesting in the Origins eye cream. I've got tired eyes all teh time now.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Clothes for Less

    • HelloOctober
      28 Dec 2012 / 11:09 am

      You're welcome, it will definitely be good for dark circles! 🙂 x

  7. Phoebe
    28 Dec 2012 / 7:57 pm

    I really want to try the Origins mask, their Super Spot Remover works wonders!

  8. Claire
    29 Dec 2012 / 12:32 am

    I'm obsessed with the Nuxe Reve De Miel, it has completely changed the condition of my lips, I can now wear dark lipsticks, yay.

  9. Holly Arabella UK Beauty Blogger
    29 Dec 2012 / 4:30 pm

    Fantastic idea for a post! I've been unsure about whether to purchase Hydraluron but I think I will give it a go!

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