September Favourites

September Favourites
Is it just me or has September gone by in a flash?! The month when the cold sets and for me it’s my favourite time of the year.

September Favourites
September Favourites

Don’t get me wrong I love summer, but I think September is when we can all get excited about our wardrobe transition into jumpers, the berry lips come out and all the new beauty gets released.

So this month I actually bought an Advent calendar, I know it’s early but I just had to pre-order it. Anyway enough about Christmas, these are the products I’ve got round to trying and loved using this month.

Cocoa Brown Kind Haircare

Yeah you’ve read it right, Cocoa Brown have actually launched two limited edition hair products! If you love their tanning range like me, you’ll love these two. I got the Kind Shampoo* and Kind Conditioner* sent a while back and the scent is gorgeous. It’s the same as all their tanning range and I have to admit when my hair was dry, it still had a fresh smell. Even when straightening, the Tahitian fragrance  was noticeable. It’s made my hair feel more smooth especially in these cold mornings. Its only one of a few hair products I’ve tried where the fragrance lasts a lot longer after washing! win win!

Urban Decay Perversion

This is another product where I’ve loved it, neglected it but then kind of thought why did I stop using it? My lashes are slowly growing back after a lot of them getting ripped out off semi permanent lashes (don’t ask) so I needed a mascara that well made them not look balled. Luckily they look okay now but this mascara along with my Legendary Lashes (here) built my lashes and provided me with the volume I desperately needed. It’s been a lifesaver and now that I’ve got lashes to work with, it can see why I bought it in the first place again. If you want that falsies effect I recommend you try this.

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Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise

This is my second eyeshadow pot and hands down it’s the best cream eyeshadow I’ve tried! As you can see its soo soo pigmented and just one little swipe can cover the full eyelid. This is the shade ‘Bette’ and in person its a stunning gold with a foil effect I think. The good thing about this eyeshadow is it looks great on its own for a quick eye look that lasts all day or you can pair with your favourite shadows.

The Balm Betty-Lou Manizer

So you all know y now how much I love Mary-Lou. I felt it was about time I tried the bronzer version aka Mary’s duo Betty. This powder was such a great investment to my makeup stash. Not only does it look amazing, it gives such a lovely bronze sheen to my face and paired with Mary-Lou it’s just amazing. I picked it up this month and it works as a bronzer for contouring or even just in general. If you like a bronzer with a golden sheen this is perfect, I wish I bought this for my holidays but least I can enjoy using it for the next few months!

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Cushion

Last month, Lancome sent me their Cushion Foundation* along with their Blush Subtil* (here). So I wanted to try this foundation properly before mentioning and I’ve been wearing this to work most mornings. I love a medium dewy coverage and this is perfect, they picked out the right shade for me too. For the colder mornings I’ve been wearing this along with a thick moisturiser and its managed to keep my skin from drying. I may do a review on this separately but it gives me just the right coverage and doesn’t budge all day.

September favourites

Left – Right; Lancome, The Balm, Charlotte Tilbury

September has been another great month for me filled with work, parties and my first proper wage. You’ll be seeing a lot more reviews soon of all the stuff I picked up on pay-day. I’m looking forward to October only for one thing; Halloween. Keep checking back as I’ll be featuring some makeup tutorials soon…

Have you tried any of these?

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*PR samples – all opinions are my own, see disclaimer here.




  1. 5 October 2016 / 5:54 pm

    I love that CT eyeshadow! The pigmentation is so good and the formula is beautiful!

  2. 5 October 2016 / 6:27 pm

    The Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Cushion looks so good! I’ve tried the L’Oriel one before, but never that one x

    • 9 October 2016 / 9:11 pm

      It really is, yeah if you like the L’Oreal one you’ll like this x

      • 9 October 2016 / 9:39 pm

        I loved that one so I think it should be good 😀 x

  3. 5 October 2016 / 7:34 pm

    Great picks! The CT eyeshadow looks amazing. I love how pigmented it is. Definitely need it in my life.

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    • 9 October 2016 / 9:12 pm

      Thank you! It sure is, I know it’s amazing

  4. 5 October 2016 / 8:35 pm

    Great post lovely! Love the look of the balm luminizer – I’ve been meaning to buy it for so long now aha! xx

    • 9 October 2016 / 9:13 pm

      Thank you!! That’s what I was like, so glad I finally got it xx

  5. 5 October 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Love these pictures and products I want them all xx pixie

  6. 5 October 2016 / 9:44 pm

    Oooooo that eye shadow looks lovely! Looks like the perfect shade for Autumn! x

    • 9 October 2016 / 9:13 pm

      Aw it really is, you’d love it Caroline x

  7. 5 October 2016 / 10:27 pm

    Perversion is one of the few high end mascaras that I truly love, it’s he one whenever I am in doubt I will reach for. I still have not purchase anything from CT but I have a long list of lipsticks to try from her.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • 9 October 2016 / 9:16 pm

      I completely agree!! That’s why I felt I need to share the love for it again. Yeah her lipsticks are lovely 🙂

  8. 6 October 2016 / 1:06 pm

    I must get my hands on the Cocoa Brown Hair range!! I love the smell, Thanks for the heads up!! xx

    • 9 October 2016 / 9:16 pm

      Aw your welcome!! I hope you love it 😀 xx

  9. 6 October 2016 / 7:54 pm

    I’m loving the Lancome foundation also, although, mine is ever so slightly too dark! I adore Mary Lou but never thought of trying any other “Lou’s”! That CT cream shadow is absolutely beautiful, I bet it’s dead creamy! xx

    Jasmine ||

    • 9 October 2016 / 9:17 pm

      Aw is it, that’s a shame! If you love Mary-lou you’ll love this one Jasmine. I know it is gorgeous xx

  10. 7 October 2016 / 5:44 pm

    Pfsshhh it’s never too early to get a christmas advent calendar! I’ve never heard of the The Balm Betty-Lou Manizer – I think a lot of their products get overshadows by the Mary Lou highlighter (don’t get me wrong is an amazing highlighter) but their eyeshadows are incredible too! I’ve only recently invested in my first CT product but there are so many more things I want and now that cream eyeshadow has my name on it! xx

    • 9 October 2016 / 9:18 pm

      Haha very true!! Yeah your probably right there actually. I’ve never tried their eyeshadows, I’ll have to put it on my list 🙂 Once you’ve bought one thing your hooked I think! xx

  11. 7 October 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Hey beauts! Loved this post 🙂 I’ve not seen the CB hair range so I totally need to look these up and obviously make a cheeky purchase! I love UD perversion, it’s one of my faves! I have the Mary Lou Minizer highlighter but Betty Lou also looks reallly pretty! I loved the L’Oréal cushion foundation so think I need to check the Lancôme one out! Great post 🙂 Rachel xxxx

    • 9 October 2016 / 9:19 pm

      Aww thanks lovely! Yess hope you like them. It’s stunning in person. Definitely should 🙂 xxxx

  12. 14 October 2016 / 12:15 pm

    I need to try these CT cream eyeshadows! I have the Maybelline ones and they’re so handy for a quick day eye makeup. Love a gold foil effect!
    Great favourites ☺️

    • 15 October 2016 / 12:39 pm

      Gorgeous aren’t they! I’m thinking of trying Maybellines actually. Me too, thank you 🙂

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