Pinch, punch first of the month!
Yay it is September and for me that now means it is acceptable to harp on about Autumn, dig out the cosy cardigans, don a pair of ankle boots and light a warming candle or two.
As you can probably tell I adore the colder seasons, speaking of adoring let me share what has been rocking my cosmetic world as of late.
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer £18.50/30ml via Space.NK - link
Despite only having the travel sized version this is over 3/4 full and I use it almost daily, a little truly does go a long, long way. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer creates a smooth and even canvas, has a lightweight gel formula which is suited to all skin types in my opinion and really does help to prolong the wear of make-up and reduction of excess oil. I only wish it disguised enlarged pores a little better.
Chanel Nail Colour in Orange Fizz £18/13ml via Debenhams - link
As a wearer of false nails I don't often get to paint my own nails but I do like to give myself an at home pedicure. All summer long there has only been one said on my toes and that has been Chanel's Orange Fizz, no it's not the best formula but the slightly orange based coral does wonderful things with a tan.
Lime Crime Velveteen in Suedeberry £11.50 via Love Make-Up - link
Truthfully I didn't go out at night all that much in the last month as I have had to save up for grown up things (sigh) but on the two nights out I did have this bright, orange based matte lip colour was my go to.
It is shockingly bright yet totally wearable and wear it does, nothing will budge this lip velvet once set.
If you have yet to try out the Lime Crime Velveteen's I urge you to remedy that asap!
NARS Chelsea Girls Lip Lacquer £17.50/4g via House of Fraser - link
In my opinion this is the most beautiful yellow based pale pink nude lip shade but I have a love hate relationship with the formula. You see it is rather thick and sticky but unlike other glosses it does wear exceptionally long and I have to admit that it is moisturising. Lately I have been pairing this with either MAC Angel Lipstick or NARS Tashkent for a typical everyday nude lip. I like it I don't love it and it is only through laziness (I left it in my bag) that it makes it on to the favourites list.
Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Epatant £24 via Boots - link
It is no secret that I am obsessed with the Chanel Illusion D'Ombre formula, it is a light gel come cream formula that stays in place all day even on my oily lids. Lately I have found myself reaching for Epatant which is perhaps best described as a metallic brown grey. Teamed with a quick flick of eyeliner and lashings of mascara you have an easy peasy smoky eye that wears all day. Love it!
Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Cologne £39/30ml via House of Fraser - link
Is it too early to start to think about Christmas? Well topping my list this year is a Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Candle and a bottle of Wild Fig and Cassis Cologne and if you are feeling particularly generous Santa Baby I wouldn't say no to a bottle of Lime, Basil and Mandarin either! Greed aside if you have yet to experience Jo Malone fragrances you are in for a treat, yes the majority are floral but my goodness they are so pretty. Yes pretty - not your typical adjective when it comes to fragrances but very true. My personal favourite is Wild Bluebell - it is light, refreshing and perfect for the warm weather. Try it out and let me know what you think.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair II 30ml/£44 via House of Fraser - link
At first I kicked myself for falling for the hype and now I really couldn't care less as my skin has never looked better - yes it really does de-congest along with brightening, tightening and protecting from environmental damage. I didn't want to love this quite as much as I do (it is so pricey £65/50ml...eep!) but I am afraid I am hooked and can not be without it. If you have yet to try the new formula, get your little butt to an Estee Lauder counter asap and ask for a sample - I promise you won't regret it. You may weep at the price but it is so very worth it.
What have you been loving this month?
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