October Favourites 2016 | A bunch of fails combined in one post


I haven’t written as much as I should or wanted to but my life’s been crazy. I’m not going to make you lose a bunch of time reading this because let’s face it: ain’t nobody got time for that shite! Maybe I’ll do a Youtube video about it in the future, maybe I won’t, I don’t know yet but you can always catch up on Snapchat (Is it called just Snap already? Oh well).


As some of you know (again, you really should follow me on Snap, just saying), I’m living in Portugal and October was one hot month. Can’t really say I liked it though. MOVING ON, because of the weather I can’t really show you all the “autumny” things my beloved friends from the UK & Ireland are showing you like knitted sweaters and so on but what I can do is show you the things I have been loving!


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Despite the fact that the weather didn’t have Autumn written all over it (it does now!), I’ve been loving to use more neutral make up, so this Sleek pallet is everything one can ask for. Mr. M gave it to me on my birthday and I honestly don’t know what I would do without it. Literally, forget the Naked pallet, this is all you need. The picture below was not embellished with a filter.

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Staying in the beauty category I’ve been loving this liquid lipsticks from Essence. They are everything my lips and bank account could ask for. They are totally matte, which is, like, my passion!, and they are SO SMOOTH that they might as well be called Joey Tribbiani. Also THE SMELL! Really! It smells like chocolate and gummy bears, at least the one’s I have. Things I don’t like about it: They seem a shade darker than they actually are and they take a while to actually dry.

Fail: I didn’t take a picture of the nude one and have no fucking idea what name/number they are. But you have swatches down below so…!

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Both lipsticks


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You can see it’s really creamy 



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Now if you have been keeping an eye on my Instagram (click here to go there!), you know I’ve been using chockers like A LOT! Full disclosure: I wore them before it was cool so stop right there with the judgement!

I’ve bought a few bunch a while ago on Stradivarius (they have an online store, thank me later) and got like 5 for 7€! I thought it was really cheap specially since I loved them all so much.

Fail: I’ve only photographed 3 because the other 2 are with my little sister and she’s at college (ALSO, I MISS HER FACE SO MUCH!)


Now in this one I shall start by listing the fails:

1. I didn’t picture it because it was in the washing machine and I forgot that I had just washed it and I only have an Instagram picture to post.
2. I can’t recall any more fails about this… WOW! I wasn’t expecting this to be honest, so let’s pretend I didn’t write a list here okay?
I love this tank top from Forever21. I can’t explain exactly why, since it’s so similar with the most things I own, but I just like it very very much. You can see the long sleeve top in this picture although I know is not the best one to see the top.


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Staying in fashion, I pictured this one for Instagram as well so that might be the reason why this picture is not like the others.

This shoes are just… see for yourself! No, really, look! AGH! I CAN’T! I love them! Thank you Bershka!


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Now you guys know I’m a Potterhead right?! Come on! I even have it on my bio! Okay, so imagine my face when I saw this sleepers! Aren’t they cute?? They’re from Primark and were only 4,50€!

Again, the first picture is from Instagram and that’s why is different than the others.

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Finally, I have been loving this fairylights in the shape of a dragonfly! They’re from Primark and I’m using them on my background for my YouTube channel (which hasn’t launched yet!). The only thing is that the lights are white and I would rather have yellowish lights. But I find them gorgeous anyway!

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Now is SHOWS time and this month I bring you EASY on Netflix. This show was presented to me by a friend and I really loved it! Easy is a comedy/drama with just one season and 8 episodes (bummer!), and it’s set in Chicago. Each episode has entirely new characters, new story and it’s about sex and relationships. It’s wonderful! Just wonderful! So please go check it out!

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And finally a YouTube channel. Every month I’ll be doing this so if you know great YouTube channels let me know in the comments!

This month I’ve been LOVING Mike Falzone (click to go to his channel)! I’m a Falzone fan for a long time, specially his advicey type of videos! He’s just the type of guy that really goes with my personality so his videos are always great for me. He’s 30 something years old, it’s a great musician (yep, also does music), a great comedian and generally a great entertainer. PLUS he has a beard, so.. ya know.


As always this are my own opinions and this post was not sponsored in any way shape or form unless stated otherwise.

Love you all my internet friends and I see ya next time!


What?? You’re not following me already??!



I’m @ellaivoire in all of it – no excuses next time!!
P.S. Comment down below with at least one of your October favourites! X


  1. Anna-Maria

    16 November, 2016 at 23:51

    I am not a big fan of post like this, but someway somehow i loved yours. The photos are amazing the writing the structure i just love it, and omg I need the Harry Potter slippers in my life.

  2. Alfonzowords

    14 November, 2016 at 21:01

    hahah omg!!! such a potterhead too. fanboy shout out. those HARRY POTTER SLIPPERS BY PRIMARK are EPICness!!! I want a pair. wow and the fairy lights are perfect for my god daughter.

  3. Борка Шаула

    11 November, 2016 at 12:22

    I like your favorites so much! I think these shades are everything. Eyeshadow palette indeed looks better than Naked, and I love those liquid lipsticks from Essence. P.S. I am crazy about those marble backgrounds, they are perfect for Instagram. Or is it called Insta now? Haha

  4. suchi

    11 November, 2016 at 0:52

    love the post! great shades and palettes …. those lippies are awesome!

  5. Veethee Dixit

    10 November, 2016 at 15:44

    Those Harry Potter slippers are my favorite! I am a potter head after all!

  6. Dreammerin

    10 November, 2016 at 7:12

    Wow! Aww… So cute and great photos <3 Those shoes are the best!
    These sleepers by Harry Potter are also amazing!

  7. Daisy Crawford

    10 November, 2016 at 1:44

    I love Primark!!! I’m sad the one near Paris is like 45 minutes away from city center. Love that you ended up with no fails 🙂 I love those HP slippers!

  8. nbosken

    9 November, 2016 at 22:41

    That’s cool you live in Portugal. I live just next door in Spain. Oh chokers … I’m glad you wore them before they were cool! We shall see if I jump on that train myself …


  9. Ana Ojha

    9 November, 2016 at 22:20

    What a great roundup of your favorite stuff! Love Harry Potter slippers and Matt lipstick shades! Was thinking to watch new series on the Netflix and thanks for the recommendation. Will see Easy this weekend!

  10. xoxobellablog

    9 November, 2016 at 21:10

    Great picks babe! I actually just watched an episode of that show its actually pretty funny!

  11. Zena's Suitcase

    9 November, 2016 at 14:57

    I love your approach, so much honesty in this post. I also love the Harry Potter slippers and I know exactly who I’m buying those for for Christmas

  12. Cătălina Nini

    9 November, 2016 at 13:47

    Love these mat lipsticks. I need couple of them too ! Oh, and those HP slippers ♥

  13. Chloe Ciliberto

    9 November, 2016 at 13:35

    Oh my goodness I love your slippers! They are super adorable. The autumnal pallet is gorgeous too. x

  14. Healthy Cooking Mom

    9 November, 2016 at 8:20

    I love the eye shadow palette! And those fairy lights are awesome i need to visit primark haven’t been there in so long!

  15. Rachel

    8 November, 2016 at 23:31

    I am so going to be on the look out for dragonfly fairy lights now, those ones are epic x

  16. Lilinha Espindula

    8 November, 2016 at 22:38

    I love the lipsticks, they look very creamy indeed! 🙂

  17. Claudia H. Blanton

    8 November, 2016 at 22:13

    I am going to check out that youtube channel, sounds great, something i was looking for – I am getting bored with the stuff I have been watching lately. Blessings!

  18. gobeyondbounds

    8 November, 2016 at 18:31

    This is an awesome list. I loved those Harry Potter slippers they are so cute and black looks so elegant

  19. Elizabeth O.

    8 November, 2016 at 16:23

    Those matte lipsticks caught my attention. I love the shades, not to mention I prefer matte over shimmer.

  20. Fi Ni Neachtain

    8 November, 2016 at 16:23

    I love the things you can find in Penneys/Primark. I have some of those fairy lights too.

  21. lips gone blue

    8 November, 2016 at 15:45

    I’m in love with your shoes and slippers! I would love to try those lipsticks though they sound lovely.

  22. DecoPix (@TiinaTibs)

    8 November, 2016 at 15:38

    fantastic favourites all! I love that eye shadow palette with neutral tones. After summer i have changed my lipsgloss a bit more red so that lipgloss looks very interesting for me too 🙂

  23. sidneyaldaine

    8 November, 2016 at 12:42

    I definitely gotta check those slippers..erm..not for me, of course, but for my niece..erm..:D

  24. After the Playground (@DrSharonParry1)

    8 November, 2016 at 11:35

    I loved them all but the fairy lights are the best. My daughter is looking some for her room at Uni and they look just right. She loves dragon flies!

  25. ChelseaMamma

    8 November, 2016 at 11:33

    OMG I so need those Harry Potter slippers…….can see a visit to Primark happening very soon

  26. carrie@thelavenderhytta

    8 November, 2016 at 8:33

    Im a potterhead too! I love these slippers! Maybe Ill get some for Christmas although I am really wanting to get some harry potter leggings!

  27. wha2wear

    8 November, 2016 at 7:27

    I love the slippers, they look cozy! I have a similar palette from Carly Bybel, it’s got the same shades 🙂 x

  28. clairejustine

    8 November, 2016 at 6:49

    Love items you have featured. I brought some flower lights very simerla to yours from Ikea. Love the eye shadow colours, perfect for Autumn 🙂

  29. Thuymi @ AdventureFaktory.com

    8 November, 2016 at 4:44

    Would love to grab those chokers! They are perfect <3

  30. janella2016

    8 November, 2016 at 2:42

    I love the shoes and the palette, you picked some good things for October

  31. Keith Haney

    8 November, 2016 at 1:16

    The tank top and slippers are cool. And the dragon fly fairy lights are a nice.

  32. Bella

    8 November, 2016 at 0:27

    Oh, thanks for sharing all of your faves! I have been debating ordering those lip sticks – I love essence products.

  33. analesha

    7 November, 2016 at 23:41

    I love sleek makeup. Also those Harry potter slippers are so cute!

  34. Omoakhuana

    7 November, 2016 at 21:44

    Beautiful items. Love them all but I am really crazy about the nude lipstick. Great post.

  35. Alana

    7 November, 2016 at 21:12

    I love the look of the eyeshadow palette – I’m a fan of Naked eyeshadows, so definitely want to try this out.

  36. Dean B

    7 November, 2016 at 21:03

    Lovely stuff! And I’m so envious you’re in Portugal right now. Would love to get away from the UK!

  37. Sabra of Great Green Heron

    7 November, 2016 at 20:09

    I love dragonflies! We called them skeeter hawks where I grew up, which is slang for mosquito hawks. Dragonflies eat mosquito larvae and so they’re a great thing!

    Sabra of Great Green Heron

  38. Jolina

    7 November, 2016 at 19:37

    If those lipsticks are as smooth as Joey, they must be really smooth! 🙂 And I love those HP slippers. I’m jealous! Now what did I love in October…my new Dorie Greenspan cookbook – it was a real steal too at 15 CDN!

  39. Maikel

    7 November, 2016 at 19:36

    I love the items youve featured! Those fairy lights are fabulous

  40. thetravelpockets

    7 November, 2016 at 18:23

    The hot weather has been lingering around here too. I’m ready for some cold weather already! Those shoes are the cutest – might have to get me a pair.

  41. Verushka Ramasami (@Verushka143)

    7 November, 2016 at 17:14

    loving the HP slippers and your fairy lights.Good luck on your Youtube channel.

  42. Jasmin N

    7 November, 2016 at 15:51

    Wonderful picks! Those slippers are fab haha! Need ones 😀

  43. Karoliina Kazi

    7 November, 2016 at 14:42

    That sleek palette looks great and would make a fab Christmas present as well. My October favourite has been burning a Christmas cookie candle by Yankee candle.

  44. soulsensecoaching

    7 November, 2016 at 12:32

    Love the tank top and those Harry Potter slippers. Lol, I am a Potter after all… Ooo and how cute are those dragon fly fairy lights!

  45. Katja Knox

    7 November, 2016 at 12:14

    I’m kind of in love with those Essence lipsticks, I’be got their nailpolishes but never invested into their lippies… I may have to get me one of those as the colour looks amazing.
    Katja xxx

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