September 2013 Favourites

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Body Shop Raspberry Shower Gel – I have had this on stand by for several months now and I have finally got round to trying it. Raspberry is one of my favourite scents so I had high hopes for this. I have not been disappointed. It smells incredible: fruity, rich and sweet.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser – I have linked my full review of this product below so I won’t talk about it in too much detail. I really like this cleanser. It removes make-up like a dream, even stubborn waterproof mascara, and it doesn’t irritate my eyes. I don’t think it lives up to the incredible hype that surrounds it (quite frankly I think it would have to literally sing and dance to do that) but its still pretty great.

Primark Snood – I loved this snood from Primark as soon as I bought it and my love hasn’t faded. It is so more convenient than a scarf because you don’t have to worry about trying to tie it in a nice way that won’t come undone in blustery English weather. I think its the perfect accessory for Autumn outfits.

No 7 Stay Perfect Liquid Foundation – This is the foundation which I got a sample of for my best friend’s wedding. I loved it so much that I went back to the shop and bought it earlier this month. I’m going to do a full review of this in a few days but here’s a spoiler for my dedicated readers! This is probably one of the best liquid foundations I have tried. It lasts so well all day long and gives me flawless coverage without feeling too cakey. The shade the No 7 assistant helped me pick out is also the perfect match for my skin.

Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Liner – I have recently got back into liquid liner in a big way, so for the most part my collection of pencil liners are taking a well earned rest. I absolutely love this Collection liner. The applicator is just the right size and shape to apply your liner the way you like – either a thin, delicate line or a thick, dramatic one. It also lasts really well, smudge free. It’s amazing value for money.

 

FOTD #1

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For today’s post, I thought I’d share one of my favourite evening make-up looks with you all.

I’ll start with basic face products. To create this look I have used No 7 Stay Perfect Foundation in Calico as a base with Maybelline Cover Stick Corrector Concealer in Ivory on any blemishes. I then dusted some Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Powder in Light to set the base make-up and added my trusty Bourjois Blusher in Lilas D’Or to add some colour to the apple of my cheeks.

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I don’t generally use a lot of products on my eyebrows because I naturally have quite clearly defined eyebrows anyway, but I did apply a little brown eyeshadow from the MUA Heaven and Earth Palette just to define them a little more. I used the shade second from left on the bottom row as I have quite pale eyebrows and this colour adds a little more depth without being too dark. 

I wanted to exaggerate my eyes for this look as I will no doubt be drinking and therefore end up rubbing off any lipstick I wear anyway. I started by applying Rimmel Exaggerate Undercover Shadow Primer all over my lids. I then applied a silvery grey shade from my MUA Starry Night Palette (second from left on the bottom row) all over my lids and then took a gorgeous purpley-lilac shade (far right on the bottom row) and blended it into the outer corners of my eyes.

I wanted clearly defined eyeliner for this look so I used a black liquid liner – Collection Fast Stroke black liquid eyeliner. I also applied some Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eyeliner in Zero to my waterline and under my eye and smudged it through a bit. I finished my eyes with Max Factor Clump Defy mascara.

Finally, I applied Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Notting Hill Nude to my lips.

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These pictures are following a walk through Manchester. I don’t know what happened to my hair. It sort of developed a crazy, out of control look!

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Here I am drinking a beer cocktail in Brewdog. It was delicious!