Saturday 1 November 2014

October Favourites

After a really full week that made it impossible for me to post anything (sorry!), I'm back with my monthly favourites.
I've got a lot of lovely new things to show you, so let's begin!

October Favourites Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

Smashbox Cherry Smoke Photo Op Eye Shadow Palette
A versatile palette with gorgeous fall shades but also a set of cooler ones making it perfect for every look and every season. The two bigger shades are gorgeous and the pinky mat one makes the perfect base for a smooth application of the other shades!
These eyeshadows are all buttery soft, they almost feel creamy and the pay off is amazing with no fallout. A total winner!
You can see it on me in this instagram picture.

Dior Diorskin Star Concealer
Here it is, my new favourite concealer. It covers amazingly looking absolutely natural and is so hydrating for the under eye area without creasing. You can read my review here, where I talk about the Star Foundation too alongside a new Rouge Dior Baume.

YSL Black Opium
Vanilla and coffee.
It's pretty much all I have to say about this gorgeous fragrance that made me fall in love at first sniff: the coffee is pretty strong at first, but stays there even when the fragrance dries down to the most sofisticate vanilla scent. My new favourite!

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
I was given a sample of this a couple of months ago, and I started using it every night. When the sample run out (after an impressive amount of uses!), I managed to resist only a couple of days without running to the store.
It so pleasant to apply as the dry oil consistency feels amazing on the skin and the lavender smell is so relaxing, but what sold me on this is my skin in the morning: soft, hydrated, luminous... It's the perfect nigh time treat!

Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturizer SPF 50+
This is the product I was less excited about when I picked up the Alpha-H Discovery Collection from Cult Beauty - you can read my haul and first impressions in this post! -.
What's so amazing about this product is that it dries mat in spite of the really high spf but isn't runny like most of similar products from other brands. I like that has a really creamy consistency as it manages to hydrate my skin but the mat finish makes it a great base for makeup... And I've got my face spf sorted! I cannot recommend it enough.

Have you tried any of these products? What have you been loving this month?



  1. Gotta take a sniff of the YSL Black Opium - have heard so many people mention it lately. I think Silke did as well? Anyway, great favorites and although we've missed you, I'm glad you has such a fabulous week! Hugs. xo

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  2. Welcome baaackkk Gyudy! Yup, I'm a Black Opium convert aswell. Love Love Loooovee the scent! My personality in a bottle really. The Smashbox palette has like the most perfect Autumn shades.. but would I be brave enough to wear those colours though!? Stunning! I like the Kiehls Midnight Recovery after using the sample - but didn't repurchase in the end. Not sure why, but I bought the Body Shop Vitamin E Oil serum and I've been liking that one instead ;) x

  3. Nice set of favorites Gyudy
    Even I like Kiehls mrc :))
    And I don't know when I will get hold of dior concealer ;)

  4. I love your new blog design, Gyudy!! It's so lovely! Also, great October favorites I see here. It seems like the Dior Star concealer is really, really good- I might give it a try.. :) The Smashbox palette looks absolutely gorgeous! Want, want, want :D

  5. Hello Gyudy,

    Great favorites. That Smashbox palette looks particularly appealing. I wish I could consistently wear perfume. Tom Ford Blond Violet Blonde or Tokyo Milk's Dead Sexy are the only fragrances I can tolerate…and even then I wear them a couple times a month. I'm loving my Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solos Eyeshadows, but now I must make it a point to check out that Dior concealer :)


  6. I always love your products they are always so lust worthy! That Smashbox palette for example is stunning and I am definitely lusting right now even though I hardly need another palette! The Kiehl's Midnight Recovery is another product I have had my eye on for quite a while now x

    Beauty with charm | TOOFACED GIVEAWAY

  7. You've got some great favourites here. :) The Smashbox eyeshadow palette is so pretty! Have never seen it before but seems like the perfect palette for this season. Really tempted to buy the Dior Star concealer. Tried it in store once and it seems really nice. xx

    Speaking Beauty UK | Nars, Urban Decay, YSL GIVEAWAY

  8. I tried YSL Black Opium at Sephora a few weeks ago and immediately added it to my Christmas wishlist! I love (and identified) the vanilla but I had no idea there was coffee in this fragrance! It is indeed very sophisticated and I may add a bit sexy too!

    Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

  9. What a gorgeous picks! I love the look of this Smashbox palette and I've been lusting after the Khiel's Concentrate for a very long time, need to put it on my Christmas list :) x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

  10. That Opium and The Kiel's are heaven :) , brief nice post

  11. Oooh, that Cherry Smoke palette looks absolutely to die for! And I'm itching to sniff the Opium fragrance now too! Great post lovely lady xx

    Sarah |

  12. i've never heard of that fragrance, sounds really unique!


  13. I've read so many good things about the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate! I've just got my hands on a sample and I'm really looking forward to trying it out. This month I've been loving hydrating products as my skin has been a bit dryer than normal - Roger & Gallet's body oil has been a life saver! xx

    Angelica // One Little Vice

  14. I am waiting to rip open my new Midnight recovery bottle but not before I finish off some of the skincare things I am currently using! :-) The Alpha-H goes on my list now!


  15. I love YSL Black Opium - it's such a gorgeous scent! x

  16. That palette's a beaut and I really want to try the Kiehl's midnight recovery - on the wishlist!

    Gem x | flutter and sparkle

  17. Kiehls MRC is my absolute favourite. YSL Black Opium looks ahhhhMAZING!