Friday, 30 September 2016

September Beauty Favourites

Well, here we are again, another month has passed by and I'm searching through all of my beauty products to see what I've really enjoyed using the most throughout September. Can you believe that Summer has been and gone, and we're now going into Autumn which I'm really looking forward to so much this year, it could be my new favourite season. My pumpkin candle has already been lit a couple of evenings this week and I've been eyeing up all the gorgeous new coats and knitwear that are in the shops right now. And I've even been making plans for Christmas, which is so organised for me it's unreal! One thing I can't bring myself to enjoy is a Pumpkin Spice Latte, yuk, it's just too milky for my liking, no I'll always be a cappuccino girl!

I have a lot of new additions this month so I'd better stop chatting and talk you through what's made it into this month's beauty favourites.

Sleek MakeUP Highlighter Palette - Solstice
This little beauty had been on my wishlist for what seemed like forever and I just hadn't got round to buying it, but at the beginning of September I was extremely lucky enough to win one in a competition which was run by lovely Holly from Closing Winter. And wow, it is just amazing. With 4 different highlighters all in one palette, three powder and one cream, it covers just about everything I need from some shimmer on my cheeks to adding a lift to my brow bone. The pigmentation is just incredible so you don't need to use too much and I found it best to use my finger tip for the cream highlighter.

Liz Earle Cleanse And Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
I fell in love with this wonderful cleanser after buying the mini sample size in Boots, so before that one ran out I had to purchase the full size product and have been using it to cleanse my face ever since. It's a gorgeous rich, creamy consistency and full of natural ingredients, it's so gentle on my skin but still very effective at removing all of my make up. My complexion looks really radiant and my skin feels so soft. I've loved that my skin doesn't feel all dry and tight after using this cleanser, but it still felt really clean. This is definitely going to be repurchased after I have finished using this bottle!

NYX Butter Lipstick in shade Hunk
This is the perfect addition to my Autumn make up bag as not only is it a gorgeous plum colour but I found it to be a cross between a lip balm and a lipstick, just right for the colder weather. My lips felt really soft and hydrated after using this lipstick. It has amazing staying power, I only had to reapply it once throughout the day which is pretty good for a moisturising lipstick. I also think it's a great lipstick for everyday use as the colour isn't too overpowering, plus it's such a bargain for just £5.50!

Natural Collection Nail Colour in Black Cherry
I realised that most of my nail polishes are summer shades, so I'd decided to pick up at least one new colour that was more Autumnal. Natural Collection is a brand I've only just recently discovered and if I'd have known the nail varnish was going to be this good I'd have picked up another shade at the time. At first I thought it may be quite fiddly to apply as it only has a short handle and a thin brush, but no, it was completely the opposite! The polish is super glossy with a slight glitter effect and this shade is just gorgeous. It dries really quickly and I do find I need to apply a couple of coats to get a solid colour, however the nail polish lasts for quite a few days, which is amazing considering they are only £1.99.

Natural Collection Solo Eyeshadow in shade Asteroid
I had a slight mishap with a beloved eyeshadow palette and my favourite shade is no more. I didn't want to fork out for a whole new palette just for one eyeshadow, so while I was looking at the nail polishes I had a browse to see if I could find a single replacement. This single eyeshadow is the perfect one, it's the prettiest khaki brown shade with a slight gold shimmer to it so it's great for my everyday make up routine. The colour is buildable so I will start off going in light all over my eyelid and then add a bit more to the outer edges for a slightly deeper colour. I find this wonderful little pot of eyeshadow easy to apply and it blends in lovely for a really soft finish. The colour lasted all day but I do use a primer underneath as I would with all of my eyeshadows and this can really make a difference.

NYX Setting Spray in Dewy Finish
I was so happy when my local Boots started stocking the NYX make up range but I swear they need to move it's position now as I'm becoming slightly addicted to it! Anyway, I was after a setting spray that wasn't too powdery as they can be extra drying on my already dry skin. Honestly, this one is just amazing and keeps my make up looking fresh and dewy throughout the day. It's lightweight and so comfortable to wear and gives my make up that little extra staying power so I don't have to do any touch ups during the day. Fabulous!

Blank Canvas Cosmetics Flat Buffer Brush (no F20)
This one actually came with my July Glossy Box but I've been so impressed with it that of course it had to feature in my monthly favourites. The brush is super soft with short flat bristles making it easy to blend in my foundation and gives a really natural, flawless finish. I absolutely love it and it's just the best foundation brush I have ever tried.

Amelia Moss Rose Water*
I've been really enjoying using this gorgeous Rose Water toner as part of my skincare routine. It doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped of all it's natural oils and it's so refreshing to use. I absolutely love the delicate rose fragrance which isn't too overpowering. This is 100% natural and can be used as a cleanser as well. If you'd like to read my full review you'll be able to find that here.

What have your favourite beauty products been this month? Have you ever tried any of these? How did you get on with any you've tried?

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*Items have been sent for review but all opinions are my own.