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These are a Few of My Favourite Things - September 2014

Beauty Favourites September 2014

Oh it is a jam packed month in terms of favourites, here is what I have been enjoying lately...

Beauty Favourites September 2014

It has taken a little while but slowly I have became hooked on using my MAC MSF Natural (I use the shade Medium Plus) to keep shine at bay throughout the day. I tend to set my face in the morning using a loose powder and keep this stashed in my bag to keep my t-zone fairly matte. What I like about this is that I can apply several times a day if needed and it never becomes heavy or cakey on my face. I would like it to generally offer a little more oil control but other than that I am a convert!

My go to highlighter has been No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter which is essentially a chubby shimmery crayon. It is so easy to apply and allows precision which you don't always get with powder products. The oyster shell pink hue is surprisingly flattering and doesn't gather into my enlarged pores. Next time you happen to pop into Boots I highly recommend giving it a whirl!

Beauty Favourites September 2014

Benefit Coralista Blush has been worn this month more times than I care to count, since recently going really blonde a lot of blushes don't at all suit my skin tone but this surprisingly looks great (tooting my own horn and all). The pinky coral shade has a certain illuminating quality so it really brightens my face as well as given a pinch of colour. Benefit Dallas is my favourite blush by the brand but this is easily a close second!

Beauty Favourites September 2014

Lips, lips, lips! I really do like lipstick and this month I have rediscovered lighter nudes - out with the slightly favoured deeper 90's vibe neutral lipsticks and in with more pink tones. I have been rather enamoured by Maybelline's Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in Nude Perfection which is an almost matte light golden nude that is not worlds apart from MAC Velvet Teddy. A word of warning though, not all Maybelline's Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils are created equally - some are much more drying than others. I recommend having a good swatch in store before purchasing! On top of that I have been pretty partial to a quick dab of L'Oreal Nude Ballet gloss just to add a little moisture and to make the shade more suited to my skin tone. My go to lipstick of late has been Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Pink Blush. This is more of a pink than nude but as it is so light in tone it does have an almost nude quality without washing my complexion out. All in all a great everyday lipstick especially if you are blonde!

Beauty Favourites September 2014

I doubt anyone will be surprised to see that I have included YSL Black Opium EDP - I am utterly obsessed! I can't quite put across in words just how beautiful this is but it really is a perfect Autumn fragrance - warm yet slightly sweet. You must try it out. My other body essentials lately include Lush The Olive Branch Shower Gel, it smells amazing, slightly masculine yet comforting. I like that it contains olive oil so that my currently dry skin not only is cleansed but also moisturised to some extent. Speaking of moisturiser my hands have been loving Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Hand Cream - thick, luxurious and it hydrates like nothing else I have owned in the past.

What have you been enjoying lately?

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29 comments:

  1. Black Opium is gorgeous, I keep spraying it at work!x

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  2. Interesting that you said that re formula of the Maybelline sticks, the two I bought were sooooo drying and proper dragged on lips :(

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  3. I'm also loving Maybelline's Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in Nude Perfection! It's now my go-to lip pencil! Love all your picks though. x x

    www.beyondthevelvet.co.uk

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  4. Muchas cosas lindas...adore...fantastico

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  5. I absolutely love Black Opium, accidentally on purpose bought a bottle the other day! Couldn't resist.

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  6. Love love the olive branch shower gel! <3

    https://www.bloglovin.com/carolinemayling

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  7. Some great choices, next time I'm in boots I will have to look for the highlighter after all you can never have enough highlighters hehe

    Tasha sincereblonde.com

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  8. Some amazing products in here, I also love the 8 hour cream!! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/

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  9. Great picks! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  10. Lovely picks! I need to get my hands on some of the Maybelline Colour Drama pencils x

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine // My Blog Giveaway

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  11. I've heard really good things about that No 7 highlighter - might replace my Benefit Watt's Up! I really want to try Black Opium too :)

    Victoria | VIXWILL

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  12. I smelt Black Opium at the airport and fell in looove
    Anjna Harish

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  13. Love the look of the Laura Mercier lipstick, really pretty shade x

    http://xxchloescloset.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. I've always wanted to try out the Benefit blusher! It looks stunning :)

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  15. Really need to check out Black Opium, it sounds as if it smells divine!

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Black Opium sounds similar to Tom Ford Tobac Vanille - my all time favourite perfume! I'll have to try it out next time i'm at the shops ;) xo

    candidlycatrin.blogspot.com.au

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  17. I always use a loose powder to set my whole face. It really gives that perfect matte finish :)

    Victoria ♥
    http://victressvic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I feel like we've had similar favourites - I've been loving nudes lippy's too and some pinky blush! Coralista was on my summer wish list this year but never got around to buying it!! Now still looking to grab myself a box - and a nice velvet/matte finish red lipstick!
    xoxo,

    BerryBloomXO.com | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog 

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  19. Nearly bought the Maybelline nude lip pencil today. I swatched it in store and found it very creamy. There's a 3 for 2 promo in Boots, so I'll go back and check more shades tomorrow. x

    speakingbeautyuk.blogspot.co.uk | Instagram

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  20. Lovely picks! I've been on the hunt for eight hour cream every time I go to the Elizabeth Arden section at my pharmacy but it's never there.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  21. Love your picks! I love the smell of that perfume! And coralista blusher is a classic!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  22. YES 100% agree, dallas and coralista fo lyfe. Dallas was the first blush I ever bought!

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  23. Wow! I already purchased your recommended lipstick, L'oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour from here http://www.trend-labs.com/i/B004BCT7G6 and right now this one is my favorite makeup object. Just love it :)

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  24. Heard a few people say that Black opium is lovely, may have to give it a try! Great post!! simplyjadeo.blogspot.com

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  25. Want to try the Lush shampoo!!!
    xo
    Stacy

    http://tastyrumors.blogspot.com/

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