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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

September 2013 Beauty Favourites!

September was a month that was a mixture of new beauty finds as well as rediscovering a few old favourites. I'm not really a seasonal make up wearer but I did find myself reaching for a few products I probably won't use quite as much during the cooler months because they're quite summery colours. I do love them a lot though so I'm sure it won't be months before I find myself wearing them again!

WEN by Chaz Dean Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner*
This is a product that's meant to be used in place of a regular shampoo and conditioner. You're supposed to use the right amount of pumps for your hair type/length and work it through your hair from the roots to the ends & then rinse well. I tried this, I really tried but I just couldn't seem to get used to it and I really missed using a regular shampoo. Instead though I've been using this as a conditioner. I use it as you would a regular conditioner, smoothing it through my hair before rinsing it out. I then use another half a pump and put it through the mid-lengths to the ends as a leave-in treatment. I love it so much this way, my hair feels super soft & is much more manageable. The scent is also beautiful, really refreshing and it really lingers in my hair - lovely!
- £26.95 for 480ml.

REN NO.1 Purity Cleansing Balm*
I'm planning a little feature on some of my favourite cleansers very soon so I won't say too much about this little beauty other than it's a beautiful, beautiful cleanser. Rose scented skin care is something I have a real soft spot for; this isn't a super sweet, sickly rose scent, it's luxurious and it makes it a real pleasure to use. If you have skin that's a little on the oilier side I would say make sure you really rinse this off well because it can have a tendency to leave a slight residue, but if you have dry skin I would say this is a must-try if you like to invest a little more money into your cleanser. The only down side I've found so far is that my tube wasn't completely full, I'm not sure if I just got a bad one or whether the packaging is too large for the amount of product inside - I'll have to look into this a little more!
- £23.00 for 100ml.

Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm in Pink*
Tinted lip balms are my current favourite lip products because they're so quick and easy to apply, they're completely fuss-free and I'm all about the fuss-free make up right now! The regular Carmex in a pot has never been my favourite lip balm, I'm not sure why, but I think these (new, I think!) tinted balms feel so much nicer, and much more smooth on the lips. They have a slight vanilla scent and it gives a really nice amount of colour to my lips, it's quite a light pink that makes my make up look effortless but still really put together.
- £4.29

Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer
I think I put this in a products-I-was-disappointed-in post but I've completely changed my mind, at least for now. Over the summer, my skin seems to have become much less dry and I've been able to use this concealer without it making my dry areas look a million times worse. The coverage is lovely, the lightest colour matches me perfectly and I just think it's an all-round great product. I'm hoping my skin doesn't get super dry again this winter, time will tell!
- £7.99 for 10ml.

Dior Rosy Glow Blush
I've definitely talked about this so many times before and mentioned that it's the most luxurious make up product I own and that I love it a lot. I still love it a lot, I think I always will and last month I could barely stop myself reaching for it. It looks ridiculously bright in the pan, but this is one of those pink shades that is perfect for all year round, when you want a pretty flush of colour and sometimes wearing such a luxurious make up product puts an extra spring in my step & I have no idea why!
- £25.90

Jouer Cheek & Lip Tint in Honeysuckle
Peachy blushes aren't something I find myself wearing very often, but whenever I do I always think about how much I like them so I think I should wear them more! This is a really beautiful cream blush that also looks pretty on the lips too, which I think is rare to find because they're often a little too dry. It's one of those blushes that blends like a dream and although the peach colour is super summery, I think this is one I'll wear all year round because it's too pretty to sit in a drawer unloved. 
- £16.00

Sarah McNamara Miracle Skin Transformer Tinted Sculpting Balm in Fresh Rose*
My last favourite for September is one that I think will be in my favourites for a long time to come, this blush is absolutely beautiful. It's not very often I find a blush that I can apply as well with my fingers as I can with a brush, but I think it's because this product practically blends itself and it looks like I'm hardly wearing any make up in a very good way. It's subtle but manages to give my cheeks a lovely, healthy flush and a real lit-from-within look. It's a colour that I can see looking amazing on so many different skin tones and the formula is creamy enough to blend easily but not so creamy that it slides off. This is one of those products I think should be much more well-known than it already is, I love it!
- £14.00

What were your favourite beauty products during the month of September?
Have you tried any of my favourites before? 

Love, Jennie
xoxo

48 comments:

  1. I've been wearing loads of my Maybelline Baby Lips in *I think* Pink Punch - the most gorgeous shade of pink suitable for day/night/anywhere & so easy to apply without a mirror! xx

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    1. Ahh I need to try Baby Lips very soon! xo

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  2. I'm so in love with the Dior blusher, it looks absolutely beautiful!
    The Wen Cleansing Conditioner sounds really interesting, I don't know if I could manage without "proper shampoo" either but the Almond & Mint scent sounds gorgeous :)

    Jess xo

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    1. I couldn't get used to it, I missed the lather of a shampoo, totally a psychological thing! xo

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  3. I might have to get Wen and try it like you do. I just love how normal shampoo suds so much I couldn't simply get rid of it. -Hanna Marie

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  4. I love the sound of that shampoo/conditioner.
    I was always wary of using that bourjois concealer because I was worried it might be quite yellow like the foundation.
    I've been loving stila oasis eyeshadow. Usually I don't wear eye shadow daily, but I love this shade.

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    1. It is quite yellow toned, I'm not sure how it would work if you're more cool toned. Ooh I've seen that, it looks super pretty! xo

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  5. That Dior blush is absolutely stunning :)x

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    1. A real luxury make up product, I love! xo

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  6. I adore that cleansing conditioner - used mine last night and my hair is so ridiculously shiny, even post-rain! Lovely picks as ever, added that cleansing balm to my wishlist (:

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  7. The miracle skin transformer looks gorgeous - the colour is super pretty! Oh, and I will second 'Pink Punch', I think it is just your sort of colour! xxx

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  8. Haven't tried any of these but they all look fantastic. I think most of these are no available in the US, unfortunately. That Dior blush looks like the perfect color -- i just love a flushed cheek!

    xx

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    1. It's a beautiful colour, perfect for all year round too <3

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  9. I love products that make you change your mind during different seasons! I wish we had Bourjois in the states because the healthy mix concealer sounds lovely! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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    1. It's such a shame you don't, they're a lovely brand, although you have lots of awesome brands we don't have here! xo

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  10. That Ren cleanser sounds incredible, I so need to be more travelled in the world of Ren products! Can't get enough of the rose scent so I think I know what ill be picking up this weekend...

    Charlotte - www.blotandreapply.com xx

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    1. I really recommend REN as a brand, I have loved everything I've tried so they're a really solid brand! I think there are a few different types of cleanser in this range depending on your skin type which I think it great! xo

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  11. i always read your beauty blogs with my eyes half covered, because you always make me add to my wishlist! that dior blush looks stunning. x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

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    1. haha always happy to enable a beauty purchase or too ;)

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  12. Ooh the Wen Cleansing Conditioner sounds really interesting and the sweet almond mint is adding to the appeal.Although I don't think I can go without my shampoo, I need it to get the all important body to my hair in the colder months! Also the tinted sculpting balm looks a truly gorgeous colour, and like yourself I could see myself wearing it on a everyday basis for a natural flush of colour! Thanks for putting it in your favourites will have to give this one a go!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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    1. It's such a gorgeous colour, beautifully natural and I think the price is pretty good too! It's one of those where a little goes a long way! xo

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  13. That Dior blush is the most gorgeous colour i've ever seen <3

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  14. I'm glad the Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer is working for you now. I remember you mentioning you didn't like it very much. The REN cleanser sounds so nice. I love rose scents xx

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  15. The bunny lamp has a ribbon! I need to give my bunny lamp an accessory. Perhaps a hat? I've been wanting to give the cleansing conditioner a go for a while. I got one from L'oreal in Canada but it's not available over here (from the everriche range). I worry it will be too heavy for my hair, but I am a sucker for trying out new things!

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  16. I tired the Wen cleansing conditioner a while ago and really couldn't get used to it either. I ended up not using it after a few attempts, but I did really love the smell. That Joker honeysuckle tint looks gorgeues! Such a pretty colour!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's a gorgeous colour, I love it! xo

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  17. I have to say your monthly favourites are one of my fav posts. I'm always making a little list of thing i need to try. :-)

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  18. The pink Dior Blush is beyond pretty! I have never tried a Dior Blush. I love their eyeshadows & always feel a little more beautiful when I wear them (total state of mind).
    I used one of the Carmex lip tints over the summer and really enjoyed it. You don't see too many people talking about them. I think they're 100x better than the baby lips
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. I've not tried baby lips yet, but I think I'm pretty content with the carmex <3

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  19. Oh God, that Dior blusher is breathtaking! haha xx

    Fernanda | Ferdie's Beauty Finds

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  20. The Bourjois Healthy Mix range looks fab! :)
    Jade xx

    www.fairytalekiss.co.uk

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  21. The Jouer is just too pretty - I'm still dying to try their products! I love the sound of the REN NO.1 Purity Cleansing Balm, especially the rose (which I'm also quite partial to) :)

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    1. Jouer is such a lovely brand, highly recommend! xo

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  22. I love love love your blog. Your posts are such a good read and I can not wait to read your future ones. Consider me a happy new follower, thanks.

    www.becka-thisismyworld.blogspot.com
    Becka! :) x

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  23. Love the pink carmex ! So much better than the peach one ! Nice as new lip butters are amazing ! Xx

    http://nickykaur.blogspot.com/

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  24. I haven't used any of these products before but I've heard so much about the healthy mix concealer. I really want to try it out, I don't know how it will work with oily skin though!:S xx

    I’d really like to see you on my blog, let me know if you ever visit!:)
    Teeniolect

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