The Guest Post: Must-Have Makeup Edit

As human beings, we’re all super nosy – that’s why lots of blogs do so well – there’s nothing better than seeing what someone slaps on their face/hair/body on a daily basis. But what about the lovely ladies you see that don’t have blogs? Say hello to my new guest post feature, it will pop up on random Saturdays and will feature the makeup bags/skincare stashes/handbags of some of the loveliest ladies I know. This week my lovely friend Ruby is showing you the products she uses and loves on a daily basis…

MAC studio fix fluid SPF 15 is my everyday foundation that I have been using for years. It provides a good coverage for your skin, with a natural and matte finish.  It lasts me the majority of the day, at least up to 8 hours!

I was given Topshop highlighter powder in ‘Sunbeam” for Christmas. I have previously used Benefit ‘High Beam’ before I discovered this. I find it a lot easier to use than liquid highlighters as you can quickly lightly dust it onto your face with a blusher brush, or your finger to add more definition. Priced at Β£10 this is definitely a must have.

Next up is my MAC blusher in ‘Baby don’t go’. This blusher is a little more pricey than the others from MAC as it is from the Pro Longwear blush range. It is a light, beige shade that with more layering can provide a bronzed look. The only disadvantage of this product is that it tends to run out reasonably quickly.

L’oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil is a perfect alternative to Moroccan Oil. It comes in a super large bottle for just Β£9.99. I blow dry my hair every time after washing, and this serum keeps it well nourished and shiny.

My two favourite lipsticks are ‘Brighton Rock’ from Topshop and ‘Lady Bug’ from MAC. I use ‘Brighton Rock’ as my daytime lipstick. It is a cheerful bright pink which is smooth to apply and long lasting! ‘Lady Bug’ by MAC has a Lustre finish and is an essential bold, red lipstick to have in your collection.

My nails often split due to the cold weather so I always use Sally Hansen Diamond Strength hardener as a protective base coat!

I have a huge collection of nail polishes but my ultimate number one is ‘Coney Island’ by American Apparel. It is a lovely, creamy pastel pink shade. I have Barry M, OPI and Rimmel polishes in my collection, however I definitely recommend the American Apparel range as they are a thick texture so only one coat is required, and they barely chip!

M&S Autograph ‘Blush’ perfume is only Β£2.50 for a pocked sized bottle and the scent is reminiscent of Dior’s ‘Miss Dior’. It is perfect to carry around in your handbag instead of a full sized bottle.

Et voila! Those are a few of Rubys favourites. She’s definitely made me feel the need to pick up yet another Topshop Lipstick (naughty Suzie) and he L’oreal hair oil. My “quick trip” to Brighton today could end up in me spending more than I budgeted for…

If you want to see more from Ruby, you can follow her Instagram: @Rubyy_May or her twitter: @Ruby_May


  1. Jessieβ€˜s LalaLand
    09 Feb 2013 / 11:11 am

    The MAC blusher is so pretty, so is the Topshop lipstick!
    lovely post πŸ™‚

    • HelloOctober
      09 Feb 2013 / 11:57 am

      I know! I definitely need to pick them up! x

  2. Molly Lyon
    09 Feb 2013 / 11:48 am

    Either I'm dopey, or you haven't posted the name of her blog.. What is it please? πŸ™‚

    • HelloOctober
      09 Feb 2013 / 11:56 am

      It's a feature for the girlies I know who don't have blogs m'love! But I've linked her twitter and Instagram at the end πŸ™‚ x

    • Molly Lyon
      09 Feb 2013 / 12:27 pm

      Ooh okay, I was just wondering! I love your blog by the way!! X

  3. Debra Wray
    09 Feb 2013 / 11:59 am

    I love Brighton Rock lipstick, this post reminds me that I need to wear it more. I am also desperate to by the L'oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil as I broke my (nearly full) bottle of Moroccan oil! This was a great post and a great idea. I look forward to reading other guest posts! xx

  4. Fern
    09 Feb 2013 / 12:23 pm

    Oh this is a lovely post, (plus I love the arrangement of the photo…) I really want to try the AA polishes x

  5. Millie
    09 Feb 2013 / 12:36 pm

    Love the two lipsticks, the colours are beautiful! πŸ™‚ β™₯

  6. Gem
    09 Feb 2013 / 1:21 pm

    I definitely need that Mac blusher, it's so gorgeous! I love L'Oreal hair oils, I have a natural/organic one from them that is brilliant!!

    Gem x

  7. Tabitha
    09 Feb 2013 / 2:07 pm

    What a great idea for a post! x

  8. Maddy
    09 Feb 2013 / 2:22 pm

    Brighton Rock is such a great colour! xxx

  9. HeartsAndCrosses
    09 Feb 2013 / 2:59 pm

    I really need to pick up that Topshop highlighter


  10. Amy
    09 Feb 2013 / 4:01 pm

    I really want to try the extraordinary oil! Great post πŸ™‚


  11. Leanne Rachel
    09 Feb 2013 / 5:50 pm

    I love sunbeam for when my skin is slightly more tanned, but Moonbeam is definitely a staple for me in winter! I love this post. πŸ™‚ xx


  12. LuxeLifeAspirations
    09 Feb 2013 / 5:57 pm

    Lovely post. That MAC blush looks fab πŸ™‚

  13. Katherine xo
    09 Feb 2013 / 9:39 pm

    loved this. love the look of the MAC blush, really want to try that foundation and love those lipsticks! πŸ™‚ x

  14. Claire
    10 Feb 2013 / 12:23 am

    I really need to pick up some American Apparel nail polishes, I just wish they were cheaper, but I suppose that won't stop me lol, serious nail polish junkie right here πŸ™‚

  15. Kate
    10 Feb 2013 / 3:00 am

    What a great idea! love the lipsticks πŸ™‚

  16. lily white english rose
    10 Feb 2013 / 6:48 am

    love the idea of having your friends guest post!! πŸ˜€

  17. Lou
    10 Feb 2013 / 10:05 am

    I love Mac's Lady Bug, it is my go to red.


  18. accioabigail
    10 Feb 2013 / 3:01 pm

    I've been using Studio Fix for a while but it doesnt last on my face for very long, not even close to 8 hours so im looking to switch to something a bit longer lasting!

  19. girl meets world
    10 Feb 2013 / 5:59 pm

    Love the photograph for this post, such an original way to display beauty products! I also use extraordinary oil and really like it πŸ™‚
    Charlotte xx

  20. LookLuisa
    12 Feb 2013 / 4:24 pm

    Great idea! Since we all know so many wonderful and beautiful women.

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