Monday, 4 October 2010

September Favourites.


Somehow it’s already time for another monthly favourites post, where this year has gone I have no idea, but I’d quite like some of it back, please? I’ve only had a couple of real favourites this month and I’ve sort of cheated a little with two of them because I only got them right at the end of September, but shh, I won’t tell if you don’t!

My lips have been so sore and dry over the past few weeks & the lip butters from The Body Shop have been the only things that have helped soothe them. I know so many people swear by Carmex but I’m pretty sure that’s been making my lips worse, yuck! The shea lip butter is my absolute favourite but all the scents are ridiculously gorgeous so I’ll definitely be stocking up on a few of these for the winter, I’ve got my eye on the coconut one for sure. These are £4 so maybe slightly more expensive than some lip balms but they seem to last for ages even if they do come in a really dinky little pot.

Another favourite from The Body Shop is this eye trio in Sundown Glow. I’m not an eye shadow person at all, I’m far too lazy for it, but I reach for this trio on days where I feel like making a little more effort. The colours, especially the copper colour, really make my blue eyes stand out and the light shimmery colour makes me look really awake when I apply it in my inner corners. This was limited edition last year but I’m sure these colours would easily be found from another brand, I know the copper here really reminds me of Bronx from Illamasqua. These are perfect autumn colours for me, very pretty!

My favourite lip combination during September was Barry M lipstick in the shade 147, peachy pink, and the Australis lipgloss in the shade Lambada which is a lovely baby pink with shimmer. The lipstick on its own is very peachy on me but when paired with this lipgloss it turns into the most beautiful milky pink with a hint of peach. It’s such an easy combination to wear and will go with any look so there’s minimum thought required on those early mornings before work!

This is a bit of a cheat product because I only got it a few days before the end of September, but I just adore it so it had to be included! This is my first Ciate nail polish, it was free with Marie Claire magazine and yes it was the only reason I bought the magazine. I got the shade Dangerous Affair and I like to think of this as my ‘grown up’ nail polish! I’d describe it as a sultry deep blood red and it’s the most perfect colour for the coming seasons, I think it’ll be on my nails a lot! These usually retail at around £9 and while I’m not sure I’d pay full price, it’s a really nice addition to my collection. There are some really pretty autumn shades from Ciate in the Asos sale at the moment so that’s worth checking out if you fancy a bit of a bargain!

The Body Shop blush trio in Cool Dusk is still a firm favourite and I think I’m just going to have to stop mentioning it because I’m positive it’s going to be a favourite all through autumn and winter. Made up from a light lilac, a baby pink and a deeper almost red-based pink when swirled together and dusted over the cheeks the result is a super pretty frosty pink that really seems to make the cheeks glow. If you have a Body Shop outlet near you I’d pop in and have a nosey because they might still have some of these for the bargain price of £3.

My last beauty favourite is also a bit of a cheat because I haven’t had it for long, but it’s been on my cheeks everyday since I’ve had it, so it deserves a place in this post, right? Well, I think so! I am, of course, talking about the Illamasqua powder bush in the shade Tweak, which is a beautiful red-based hot pink colour. It is absolutely gorgeous and it’s quickly working its way up to being my favourite blush of all time. It’s so incredibly pigmented that a little goes a very long way and you do have to be careful to avoid the inevitable clown-look if you apply too much. The smallest amount gives that perfect flush of colour like when you walk into a warm room after being outside in the cold. I absolutely adore it and would recommend this to everyone, even those as pale as I am, because you can totally make it work. I will have a face of the day post using this very soon, I promise! Even though these are pricey at £16 each, they are so worth every single penny in my opinion. Love love love!

This wouldn’t be a proper September favourites post if my favourite of all favourites wasn’t mentioned now would it? So here he is, my beautiful Ralphie!

What were your September favourites?
xoxo

20 comments:

  1. I really like the TBS trio and the nail polish.
    Ralphie is so sweet and fluffy! <3

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  2. I hate carmex!! Absolutely hate it - I don't think lip balm should sting, the clue is in the name!!! Also I love barry m 147 - so pretty! xx

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  3. I need to get myself some more body shop lip butters, I haven't used them for years :) xx

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  4. I've been meaning to dry the body butter for ages! Everyone i know raves about it xo

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  5. Awwww Ralphie! What a cutie-pie! x

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  6. awh, Ralphies gorgeous! (:
    Cool dusk should of been in my favourites actually, i love it!
    may i ask what camera you use? your pictures are beyond perfect x

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  7. ralphie is cuteee!:)
    i was going to buy that lippie, but it seemed really dry!if only it was as perfect as it looks in that photo (:
    xxxx

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  8. Thank you lovelies! :)

    @LaurenStephanie - I use a Nikon CoolPix L22. Thank you :)

    xoxo

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  9. September went past so ridiculously quickly! I hate Carmex as well, and am currently using Benefit's Lipscription, which works wonders for my chapped lips. It's quite pricey though, so this shea lip butter is oh so tempting right now ;) Also, how gorgeous is that nail colour?! N'awh give Ralphie a little cuddle from me, he looks so sweet! xxx

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  10. I loooooooove the Ciate polish too! I think I'm more in love with the bottle and how it looks on my desk to be honest! Love it.

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  11. I agree with the comments above - hate carmex! however, i've loved lip butter for years. the mango one is my fave and i can literally eat it haha :)

    xoxo

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  12. I gave my sister TBS pink blush and really regret it now as I tried it recently and love it! Gives such a nice shimmer x

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  13. I got the BS blush for £3 this weekend - I was so excited when I saw it.

    xxx

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  14. Ooh lots of carmex haters, I'm with you! Got sucked in because everyone seemed to love it but it's yucky!

    xoxo

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  15. Wow, what gorgeous photos as usual! I love The Body Shop products :) <3

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  16. Beutiful pictures...especially the one of little Ralphie! :) I've never used one the lip butters from the Body Shop before...I'll definitely have to give them a sniff next time I pop in! :)
    x

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  17. I love the body shop lip butters especially the shea butter one.. smells devine!

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  18. I got that ciate polish too, it's the perfect shade for this time of year!

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  19. I love your bunny, he/she's the cutest! And my september favorite is my red lipstick from catrice. Supercheap and very good!
    xoxo
    www.thefashionmoodboard.blogspot.com

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  20. aww how cute is your bunny!!! so photogenic :)
    ohh ive been having problems with dry lips too these body shop lip butters sound great! def picking up one this weekend! thanks for the tip! x

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