1 October 2016

September Favourites

September has been such a weird month. Something happened early on and I lost all motivation. There were minimal blog posts, I practically didn't bother with makeup. And then it's been bizarrely warm for September in England. I have been dreaming of chillier nights (I'll regret that soon, I'm sure) since the start, and you could say that that is reflected in this month's favourites...


PRIMARK // EYELASH CURLERS


I've never seen the point at eyelash curlers, I'm pretty lucky and have fairly decent looking eyelashes after a few swipes of a good mascara. There's never really been a reason for me to see 'the point' in curling my lashes first. But September 1st saw the reinstatement of my Spending ban and in my last little spending spree before locking away the bank card to never to be used again, I went a little silly and bought a bunch of things I didn't need. And these cute, rose gold, eyelash curlers were one of those things! 

Never-the-less, I quite like them. Not going to lie, I haven't used them an awful lot, like I said, no motivation, no makeup, I even forgot I had them for a while. But on the days I did make more of an effort, these were made use of. I still can't seem to do it without pinching my eyelids first, but once that part of the morning has passed, there's me considering whether I need to put mascara on at all. Super curly, natural looking, voluminous lashes and it only cost me £1 and 30 seconds of my morning. 

Anastasia Beverley Hills // Dip Brow Pomade


I always do my eyebrows, even when I leave the house without doing anything else to my face, my eyebrows are always 'on fleek'. Or well, as tame as I can muster at 6.45am, on a Monday morning. They're the part of the face that can make a break a look. The part that makes you look perfectly put together. Like the cherry on a cake. The part of the face that I would do over anything else in my routine if I was really strapped for time (or energy).

And, well, at some point this month, I managed to lose my staple Soap & Glory Archery pencil and had to refer to this instead. I had totally forgotten how much I loved it. I picked it up in NYC last November, it's definitely a shade too dark but with a light, steady hand, I can make it work. And when I do, my brows look so much sharper. The only downside is, it takes a little longer to execute the perfect brow. Which, when you're lacking in the energy department, is a real dilemma. You see my problem, right!


NYX // Liquid Suede Lipgloss - Cherry Skies


Despite the fact that the sun is still making an appearance this late in the year, the temperatures have dropped slightly and the leaves have been falling from the tree's and it is Autumn, albeit only a little. But I'm all about that Autumn life. This shade by NYX has been my go-to shade this month (when I have made the effort) to get me feeling all festive and fall inspired!

It's a deep cherry shade, that dries down to matte or Suede I guess, as it's marketed. It doesn't dry out your lips, lasts ages and looks so, so beautiful. The formula is nice and super easy to apply but you do need a matching lip liner to touch up the edges. But I guess that's a mute point seeing as that's the case with every dark lip shade!

NYX // Matte Lip Cream - Rome


On the days where I wasn't full blown wishing it was Autumn, sporting my thick knits and berry lipsI was wearing this shade. Think of it as a berry toned nude. It's light enough to not be too out there like most berry lippies, but then it's muted enough that it could pass for "my lips but better" shade.

It's so easy to wear, a great transitional shade for when you don't want to get too ahead of yourself with the autumnal preparations!

I'm going to leave it at that, I think if I go any further I'd be lying to you. I'd love to know what products you've been loving this month. If you have popped up a favourites post for September, then link me to it in the comments below! Particularly if it's Autumn themed because, I'm ready for the thick knit jumpers and wooly hats!

Love always,
Melissa

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  2. I definitely like the sound of the NYX Liquid Suede Lipgloss! The colour looks pretty nice too!

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