Monday, 4 October 2010
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?