August & September Favourites!

Friday, September 27, 2013
When I first started blogging I used to make favourites posts every month but I haven't done any in what seems like a year so here is my favourite makeup, skincare and haircare products for August and September!
1. NYX Powder Blush, 'Taupe': I bought this blush after months and months of drooling over it and I bought it from 123hairandbeauty. It was around £5 and I have been using it on and off for about three weeks and I love it. It is a rosy brown blush but it great as a contour because it looks quite ashy on the skin which gives the impression of a shadow. I am going to create a post about my favourite products to contour with (for pale skin) soon!

2. Dr Jart+ BB Beauty Balm 'Platinum': I have wanted to try the Dr Jart BB creams for ages as they are supposed to be nothing like the watered down/light coverage western bb creams. I put of getting one of the BB creams as there are quite a few in the range but I ended up buying the Platinum one which is supposed to be for people over 30 so I thought it would be great for my dry skin as the older you get the more your skin is going to be drier. I have used it about six times now and I really like it. It is the first BB cream that I like! Review coming soon. 

3. Illamasqua Blush Brush: I bought this brush a few months ago and it was part of a collection - it was pretty damn expensive, in my opinion at around £28 for one brush but I couldn't stop thinking about it. I bought it from Asos and even though it is stated as a blush brush I use it for contouring as it is the best shape for contouring the face! I have no idea why they say it is a blush brush, it is very dense and perfect for contouring.

4. Mac Eyebrow Pencil 'Lingering': Love, love, love this eyebrow pencil - it is a bit expensive, although being from Mac you wouldn't expect anything else (it seems like their prices go up daily!). I love this pencil, it is so quick and easy to use and it looks so natural - but there are some flaws with this product. I also love the Loreal Brow Artist Pencil too which I took on holiday with me. 

5. Kielhs Ultimate Strength Hand Salve: I received this as part of my Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar last year and I have been using it almost constantly - it is a staple product in my handbag. I took this hand cream with me on holiday to Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Estonia and Finland - it is a great hand cream. I have also been loving the Avene hand cream even more which is a very recently favourite. 

6. KMS Free Shape Blowdry Spray: Myself and my sister have been using this on and off for the past couple of weeks and it has honestly cut down the time it takes to blow dry our hair by about 1/3. It is a great little spray and it makes my hair quicker to dry and smoother too. 

7. Murad Recovery Treatment Gel: I received this as part of a prize that I won from Birch Box/Murad. I picked it because I have a lot of redness in my skin and sensitiveity due to eczema and I have been using this on and off for a couple of weeks and I definitely notice a reduction in the redness of my skin and it makes my skin really smooth too. I need to try it out more but so far so good! 

8. Bumble and Bumble Thickening Creme Contour: I have mentioned this in a post or two already and I just love it. I bought it from lookfantastic as I had an offer code so it came to about £17. It is a cream that has a light/medium hold and you can shape your hair with it, tame frizz and add volume - it smells divine too. 

20 comments

  1. Hi Heather! I have the same Illamasqua brush but I use it for highlighter! Never thought about using it for contouring

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict xxx

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  2. Like that nyx color, i am goung to check out 123gaieand beauty now
    Keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  3. That NYX blush is amazing, one of my favorite brand for blushes! I really want to try that B&B Contour Creme, being soft and able to reshape is definitely something that piqued my interest! x

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

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    1. Its a great products from bumble and bumble - it smells gorgeous too x

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  4. I really want to try a mac eyebrow pencil, but i've always been swayed away by the price and gone back to my beloved rimmel eyebrow pencils! haha

    CharlotteHavs

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    1. I love the mac brow pencil (it is sold on debenhams and they have 10% off days quite often) - the loreal brow artist pencil is great too x

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  5. I have also been using the Dr.Jart BB cream but find the formula of this one to be really thick and a little pale for my skin at the moment! Really want to try the waterfuse one!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  6. looove the nyx blush :)
    great post!

    xx Vivi
    http://frostedpearl.blogspot.com

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  7. that nyx shadow looks gorgeous! we wish nyx was available here in Australia :( we' ve heard so much about them. You should try the colour tatto in tough as taupe. It is quite a similar shade

    http://mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au/

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  8. Great favorites! I love the NYX shadow! ;)

    Diana
    www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com

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  9. Great products, really need to buy the NYX Taupe. Looking forward to the post on contouring :)

    sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, contouring post coming in the next couple of weeks :)

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    2. Thanks, contouring post coming in the next couple of weeks :)

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  10. I've tried the Bumble and Bumble thinkening spray but really want to try the cream. Will definitely be getting it after my spending ban stops!

    Hannah xxx
    http://adayinthelifeofanortherngirl.blogspot.com

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  11. Great post! I love NYX right now, especially their blushes. Murad makes some amazing products too!
    xo
    www.cestunejolievie.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi, just came across your blog via someone else blog, anyway, i followed you via GFC and Bloglovin, hope you will follow back too.
    Regards
    Patchoulii-Flog

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  13. Thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog! x

    I tend not to buy things from mac myself as I just feel they over price mainly everything just because it's from MAC and it's not as though all their products are worth the price! I'm glad you like the eyeliner pencil though(:

    Jess x
    www.momentsofbeautywars.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. never tried any of those but i've been meaning to check out bumble and bumble & nyx!

    xx fameliquorlove.blogspot.com

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