Monday, 1 October 2018

SEPTEMBER FAVOURITES


Is this real life? Am I actually posting a favourites post on the 1st of the ensuing month. Have I finally got my shit together? Absolutely not, but I felt like doing a favourites post so here we are. I haven't been wearing much makeup at all recently but do have some products I want to talk about as well as some skincare bits. Usually, I would have a fail in here but I wanted to post a review of the product first before giving it a mention in this post. So please look forward to that if you enjoy people hating on products as much as I do - it saves me money, simply put. 


First, is this Allies of Skin Purifying Cleanser and Masque (£38). I am an absolute sucker for a 2-in-1 product of any kind, and the reason it deserves a mention in this post is that it smells divine, has the softest texture of any skin product I have ever tried and can be used both as a cleanser and a masque. I mostly use it as a first-step cleanse, it helps reduce my blackheads and I think it helps minimise the appearance of my pores. It is running out but lasted a decent amount of time. 


Next is the Alumier MD Ultimate Boost Serum, I use this on nights where I don't want my face to feel like it is being ripped off by acids. I really love this, It is suitable for all skin types, comes in cool af packaging where the cap twists up and then the serum is dispensed by a pump which is what I want from all liquid products. It has a gel like consistency and just feels really nice and hydrating on my skin. It helps keep my combination skin balanced. As for the Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Tonic (£9.50), as I use a lot of exfoliating and matte products on my skin and usually opt for medium to full coverage foundations, I use this every morning, just a few quick spritzes to keep my face feeling fresh. I use it throughout the day on makeup free days and really enjoy it, my skin doesn't feel so dehydrated either. You can also buy it as part of this set here*.


An oldie but a definite goodie, the Nars Casino Powder* (£30) is an absolute gem. It is so pretty for anyone with medium/tan skin, it adds a gorgeous warmth and is sheer enough that you can't overdo it and believe me I pack on the bronzer. I have gained some weight recently so when it comes to adding dimension and shadows to my face I go overboard. Really love this, will probably love it forever, have yet to meet a bronzer I like more and I bought this about three years ago. Applied with a large fluffy brush over and around my contour it softens any harsh lines and adds warmth to my face, it is summer in a powder. 


Last but not least, and a product I was previously unimpressed by the Ultra Contour Palette (£8) from Makeup Revolution. I believe their first ever contour palette they released, I have been using this recently as my NYX Contour Palette* is buried somewhere in my moving boxes and I can't summon the energy to unearth it. Pleasantly surprised by this product and how smooth and soft the powders are, there are two setting powders (a creamy white and a banana shade), faint enough not to leave a cast but pigmented enough to brighten. Three highlighters with varying intensity, the peach highlight is particularly pretty, not too glittery or blinding but soft and flattering. A nice range of cool, warm and deep contouring shades that are all quite pigmented so you need very little, but smooth enough that they blend really well. Not the best contour palette in the world but for the price I actually like it quite a lot. 

Thank you for reading, I actually have posts planned for once and I am really excited to get back into blogging. I enjoy it so much, and reading a nice comment can change my entire day so I am looking forward to reconnecting properly with everybody and reading posts, sharing my love for beauty and talking and discussing things that really matter to me as well as sharing my experiences over the past year. Like I have said in past posts, it was a hard year for me, for many reasons and I really want to share my experience with you. Thank you so much for your support. Take care. 

What did you get up to in September?

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29 comments

  1. That is serious pan on your bronzer! I have Laguna and love it! xx

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    1. I bet Laguna is gorgeous for lighter skin tones xx

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  2. These products look and sound amazing! Need to try that tonic!

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  3. I have not used any of the products that you have mentioned. But the two in one cleanser and masque sounds good to me. I rarely use bronzers though. I can see your love for the bronzer just looking at the compact haha! :-) have a nice day Kiran.

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    1. I never used bronzer before this one either, thank you! Have a nice day x

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  4. Great monthly favorites. Hope you have an amazing new month!

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  5. The NARS Bronzers are such a classic! I like Laguna xx

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  6. The Rodial tonic is incredible, my skin feels so refreshed after using it! x

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    1. Same! It is so refreshing, thank you for commenting Parie x

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  7. That cleanser + masque sounds soo lovely! A little expensive though, would you say that it's suitable for oily skin? Always on the lookout for some new cleansers, so would love to try it. Also, how beautiful is this palette! Loving all your picks, hun. <3 xoxo

    Kay
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    1. I have oily skin and I really like it, I would wait for a sale to come on and then pick it up, maybe Black Friday?

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  8. I can't believe this contour palette was only £8! I'll definitely have to give it a go!

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    1. Yes! I like it a lot especially the light coloured powders they are really nice, I can't believe I didn't like it before x

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  9. That 2 in 1 Allies of Skin has been in my wishlist for a while now because I'm having second thoughts about it since there are not much reviews about it yet. But you made it sounds like a great product :)

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    1. Yesss I would try it, I might have to add a review to the Cult Beauty site so people know how good it is!

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  10. These sound like great products, it's wonderful that they work so well for you!

    Sorry to hear you've had a tough year though, I hope that it ends on a better note for you, I'm glad you're back motivated to blog!

    Hope that you are having a wonderful week so far :)

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    1. Thank you so much Mica you're so sweet, the motivation didn't last long haha x

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  12. I can tell you loved that Nars product because you used it almost up. Great reviews.
    LaToya
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