Autumn Favourites ft. HD Mirrors

Friday, October 09, 2020
Autumn is my favourite season as it is filled with cosiness, candles, comfort food and of course, halloween! However, I also love autumn for the richer skincare I reach for, the makeup trends and the pre-christmas beauty sets. I've already switched up my skincare and makeup for the new season (which is something I do for each season) and I've rediscovered a few fantastic favourites. I've also found so many amazing new products that I've been very kindly sent over the past month or so that I wanted to review and recommend. 

*HD Mirrors - Malibu (£34.99)

The first product I'm loving and cannot recommend enough is my new makeup mirror and desk addition. I was very kindly sent the Malibu mirror from HD Mirrors which is a light-up, lightweight and easily portable makeup mirror that is not only ideal for keeping in a drawer at your desk but also for travelling so you don't have to rely on awkwardly placed mirrors and horrendous lighting! 

The mirror is very lightweight, thin and easily stored so it would be fantastic for a number of uses; however I use mine mainly in my home office to apply my makeup each morning. The light in my office is great overall but with darker mornings and grey weather, it isn't the best for makeup application so the mirror comes in very handy! 

There are two features of the mirror that I particularly love: the rechargeable battery so there aren't any wires or a plug needed while using the mirror and the full surround lighting which allows me to apply my makeup easily and quickly even during a rainy autumn morning in Manchester. The mirror saves space on my desk too as it can be easily stored away in a drawer which is something my previously bulky makeup mirror couldn't do. I couldn't be happier with my Malibu mirror from HD Mirrors and while I love it as a makeup and desk mirror, I think it would be absolutely perfect for travelling, whether you are travelling abroad (safely!) or going on a UK staycation. 
*Green People Nordic Roots Hyaluronic Acid Serum (£27)
I typically apply the final steps on my skincare at my desk and just before I start applying my makeup so the Malibu mirror from HD Mirrors is a staple on my desk each morning! One of my favourite brands has released a new skincare range focused on the scandi staples of simplicity, functionality and clean ingredients. 

Hyaluronic acid as well as squalane are both fantastic ingredients for deeply hydrating the skin and they are included in this fantastic serum (they are derived from plant based sources). If you suffer with dry, tight or uncomfortable skin then you cannot go wrong with this wonder serum! It leaves my skin deeply hydrated, soft and smoothe which is everything I want from a serum and it works perfectly with the apple complex moisturiser. 

*Green People Nordic Roots Apple Complex Moisturiser (£25)

The new moisturiser from the Nordic Roots collection has been my go-to daily moisturiser for the past three or so weeks. It is packed with eco-friendly, cruelty free and vegan ingredients to hydrate and protect the skin which I think is especially important during the colder months when the temperature and weather can negatively affect the skin making it dry, tight and uncomfortable. The moisturiser is fast absorbing, gentle but effective and it leaves my skin feeling nourished, moisturised and ready for makeup. 

Lastly I wanted to highlight a few other skincare products I have been loving recently and that I think would be perfect for autumn! My go-to cleanser for the past few weeks has been the amazing *Temple Spa Be Gone Kind-Hearted Cleansing Creme which is the best cleanser I can recommend for those with dry and sensitive skin as it is very gentle, silky smooth and leaves my skin feeling cleansed but moisturised and smoothe. 

I've also been loving the *L'aves Skin Riches Extreme Performance Toner which is a category of skincare I didn't use previously very often but I like the step of using a toner especially one that is so lovely to use and has some of the nicest skincare packaging I've ever seen! As well as the toner, I've been using the *L'aves Skin Riches Facial Elixir as part of my evening skincare routine when my skin is particularly dry which seems to be constantly since the start of autumn. It leaves my skin feeling comfortable and very nourished and as part of my evening skincare routine, it has quickly become a staple product. 

Have you tried any of the products I've featured?


  1. I bought a Glamcor mirror last week, which is similar and I love it! Perfect for when the mornings get darker x

  2. I haven't tried their products before!

    Candice x

  3. This looks ideal for putting make up on. I currently use a tiny mirror that come with a palette!

  4. Oh wow that’s super cute! I might get one for my dressing table xx

  5. That mirror is amazing, I need one!

    Danielle xx

  6. I definitely need to get one of these!

  7. I haven't tried any of these products before but I absolutely love that mirror.

  8. That mirror looks fab, I definitely need one xx

    Tiffany x

  9. This mirror looks a lot better than what I've been using - think it's time for an upgrade!

    Jasmine xx

  10. Oh wow! I need something like this, I have one of the No.7 mirrors but it's so old and the bulb has gone xx

  11. I love the sound of the mirror, I have a small one with essentially a ring light around it but I could do with a new one x



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