September favourites

Micellar water wipes – Bodycare 99p pack of 25

I have been loving these recently.  I started using them in a morning to freshen my face removing all creams from the night before if I was in a rush or to remove any excess make up before my night time routine, and I have now started using them to remove my make up.  They are really fresh and not drying at all on your face and easily remove all make up.  I find they even remove all of my mascara and eyeliner.  They are really affordable at 99p for 25 wipes, and I find I only use one a day before washing my face.

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Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette – £39.50

http://www.urbandecay.co.uk/en_GB/naked/naked-palettes/naked-heat/ud854.html

This is the 6th Naked Palette from Urban Decay and when I saw that they were releasing another palette I knew I had to have it.  I tried to get it on pre release but they sold out instantly.  I managed to get it a day earlier than the actual release from an email I got from Urban Decay and I love it.

The shades are so pigmented as all of their other palettes and they come off as they do in the pan.

I find they really make my blue eyes pop.  They are great for wearing from day to night and a subtle or dramatic look can be created depending on your preference.  This will be my go to palette through autumn I am sure as they are really nice colours.  I have been looking at so many different tutorials on you tube to get some more ideas of looks I can re create.  A must have for anyone wanting some lovely warm shades.

The glitter/shimmer shades are lovely but if you use your brush with some fix plus (or any other primer spray) they really do have a great colour pay off.  100% worth the money as the palettes that they create do last a long time.

I also feel the packaging on this palette is the best so far as it is sturdy and great to travel with.

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Soap and Glory – De Clog Mask – £4.00

http://www.boots.com/soap-and-glory-what-a-peeling-de-clog-mask-10231458

Soap & Glory are one of my all-time favs for face and body products.  I always get the gift sets at Christmas and love all of the products, so when I boots and saw that Soap & Glory had some face masks on offer for 3 for 2 I had to try them and I was not disappointed.  There are 2 masks in the packet and they come in their own little tub.  And the best thing about them (for me anyway) is that they are bright pink J I LOVED IT.  It is a peel off mask which I love and comes with a little spatula which you can use to remove from the pot and apply to your face (although I did use my fingers to evenly spread the product)  I left if for about 15 mins for it to set and when it was time to remove it peeled off all at once.  A lot of face masks come off in bits so I was surprised by this one.  It left my skin feeling refreshed and smooth.  I used this before I went to bed after removing all my make up.  In the morning my skin still felt amazing and my make up applied really well.   I use a face mask at least once a week to keep my face feeling fresh and soft.

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Victor & Rolf – Flowerbomb Perfume – 50ml £58

http://www.boots.com/viktor-rolf/viktor-rolf-flowerbomb

Airport shopping – who doesn’t love it, and what better treat to buy (apart from make up) than a new perfume before flying out to a sunny country.

I treated myself to this perfume for my hol and it was perfect.  It has a nice floral scent which is perfect for summer (or any other time of the year).  The scent is really refreshing and light perfect for a summers evening.

I have been looking at their perfume range for a while so I knew what I had to buy in the airport.  It is in quite a slim bottle so perfect for slipping into your handbag in an evening too for a little refresh throughout the night, although I never really felt I needed to but you can never smell too nice can you

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Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation – shade Dawn – £32.50

http://www.boots.com/estee-lauder-double-wear-stay-in-place-makeup-spf-10-30ml-10197947

http://www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/631/36639/product-catalog/makeup/double-wear/stay-in-place-makeup-pump

I do have a couple of holy grail foundations that I always find myself going back to no matter what I try, and I had tried this foundation before but hated it.  I was in Boots one day and the lady on the counter asked if I had tried a sample of this foundation.  I told her I had purchased it before and didn’t like it.  This was a few years ago so she talked me into trying it again and I was pleasantly surprised.  She matched my colour perfectly from the 29 shades they have available.  I always have a range of shades of foundation to match me in winter and summer and whether or not I have tanned skin.  I found this shade is a good all round one for me.  It matches really well if I am not tanned but still blends nicely and doesn’t make me look pale when I am tanned as I just add some more bronzer to my skin and it works well.  I have been using this as my every day foundation at the moment and find it really easy to apply with a flat top kabuki brush from Zoeva.  It is a medium coverage but buildable for a more full coverage look.  I find if I want more coverage on a night out for example I apply with a beauty blender as this covers my skin better.  It doesn’t wear off during the day and has a slight mate finish to it without leaving your face looking flat.  It is long lasting as I often find my foundation comes off around my mouth and chin area and on my nose but this has been lasting really well so far.

I would recommend popping into your local boots and asking for a sample of this.  Although the samples look small it did last me around a week as a small amount of product does go a long way.  It is quick drying which I know some people don’t like but it works well for me and I think that might be why it doesn’t lose coverage as I am not moving the product when I apply powder over the top

The packing for this is really good but it doesn’t come with a pump.  I do believe you can buy these separately though. (link above £5)

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LA Girl Pro Conceal HD High Definition Concealer – Shade Creamy Beige & Medium Bisque – £5

http://www.beautybay.com/cosmetics/lagirl/proconcealhdhighdefinitionconcealer/

I had heard a lot of good reviews on this product on your tube so I had to try it.  I ordered mine from beauty bay for only £5.  They have a large range of colours which I did have to take a bit of a risk on ordering due to it being online but I didn’t do too badly.  I wanted a light shade to conceal / high light and a darker one for contour.  The shades I picked work really well.  The contour shade is a cool tone so perfect for a natural contour.

I really like how it comes with a brush on the end and in a squeeze tube for application.  If I want a more precise application I put some of the product on the back of my hand and apply with a brush but for the contour the brush on the end of it works well.  It is really creamy so blends out really well.  I usually use a beauty blender with mine.  This product is really affordable too and has a great range of shades to choose from.

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Kat Von D – Lock It Powder

https://www.katvondbeauty.com/face/setting-powder/lock-it-setting-powder/20015.html

I saw mixed reviews on this product but I had run out of my Laura Mercier setting powder when this was released so thought I would give it a try.  I really love the packaging on this it feels good quality.  I purchased from Debenhams for £22 which is cheaper than Laura Mercier (although I can’t find the link to it there any more)  I do feel you get a lot of products for your money.  I have been using this daily to set my face with and I really like it.  It is long wearing and controls shine / oil.  I haven’t used it to bake as I haven’t really been doing that much lately (on a daily basis) but with a large powder brush for setting my foundation it works well.  I would recommend trying this as it is a translucent powder so doesn’t add any extra colour, and teamed with my double wear foundation my make up has been lasting the day.

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