Kryolan for Glossybox highlighter*
My favourite thing from the August Glossybox* has fast become a staple in my everyday make up routine, which surprised me because I'm usually too lazy to highlight on an everyday basis. I think it's because it's not too shimmery, not too gold or too pink. It's pretty fool-proof - even I, with my heavy handed application, can't go too far wrong.
Seventeen Stay Time concealer | £4.49
It's official, the Lasting Perfection concealer from Collection is no longer my favourite. In fact, I can't even wear it anymore because it looks way too obvious. I don't know if it's because my skin has changed or if my make up tastes have changed, but I'm more than happy to have a lighter coverage even if it means any redness isn't completely masked. Stay Time from Seventeen covers most of what I'd like it too and it doesn't really look like I'm wearing make up at all.
Claudia Louch Chamomile Facial Wash* | £40
Almost £40 for a face wash is mighty pricey, even if there is 240ml in the tube. Would I buy it again? Honestly, probably not. I'm pretty fickle though. But I have to say, it is nice to use something that's a little more expensive from time to time. It's gentle, not drying and free from a lot of the harsh chemicals I try to avoid. On paper it's everything I like in a face wash and if it were a little cheaper, it might even be almost perfect.
Avene Rich Compensating Cream | £14
I added this to my basket on a bit of a whim as I was shopping the Escentual sale a few weeks ago. I haven't really heard anything about it before, but I think the best way to discover new things is to just give them a try if you like the sound of them. I already knew I liked Avene skincare, I had a feeling I might like this, and I really do. The difference in my skin in the week or so I've been using it (and a few other things) has amazed me. There's something about that thermal water that agrees with my face so this is my official note to self; do NOT start fiddling around with your routine again, stick with this one!
My Little Sunset Box*
I wasn't expecting to receive another box from France based My Little Box*, but I'm so pleased that I did. Their attention to detail is really wonderful and it feels like a such a treat having a good look through everything inside. With some cute illustrated playing cards, a lip balm that smells like vanilla cupcakes, an exfoliating gel, a little jar of L'Occitane Precious Cream, a sweet bracelet and cute postcards, this box is just as fun and varied as the last. Launching in the UK really soon, I think it's one to look out for!
I was gifted some miniature Heart & Home candles and French Vanilla was the stand out for sure. I'm up for anything that will make my house smell like dessert really. The evenings have been feeling distinctly autumnal, I'm not sure where summer disappeared to so quickly, but I'm not complaining.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom | £2.50
Mitch Albom has a knack for writing lovely little books that make me smile, and cry a little bit at the same time. Admittedly it wasn't quite what I was expecting and I liked 'Tuesday's With Morrie' a lot more, but it was exactly what I needed at just the right time.
Is there anything you've been particularly loving recently?
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