Monday, 3 October 2016

September Favourites

Hello, Happy October and thank-you for clicking on another one of my posts! I hope you enjoy reading and finding out about some of my favourites of the previous month as much as I enjoyed writing it. I cannot believe that we are at the beginning of a new month, I honestly do not know where this year has gone! I will warn you that I have a lot of favourites for this month so this post may get a little lengthy.

Jumping straight in with all things beauty, my first favourite of the month was in fact the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eye Palette which is beyond amazing. Not only does it smell exactly like chocolate and sweets but the pigmentation is really good. This palette is high end and slightly pricey but you do get sixteen shades and I know that from the photo, many of the shades don't look wearable but in reality, the only three shades that I wouldn't use is 'Totally Fetch', a bright shimmery pink, 'Earl Grey' which is a green toned grey and 'Black Currant' which is a deep shimmery purple. I am midway through writing up my review on this product so I don't want to write too much but I love it, absolutely love it and have been using it most days.

Next, is my favourite current beauty product and the most incredible highlighter that I have ever seen, the Elizabeth Arden Highlighter in the shade 'First Mate'. This product is so shimmery and so gorgeous. It was an absolute bargain and something that I usually wouldn't purchase But I fell in love as soon as I saw it. I like mostly how it is much more sheer on the skin yet is so noticeable. It works well with almost any look.

Moving on, my next favourite is the Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion, but not the original, the Sin version which does not get enough credit. I only have a sample packet but it has already lasted me three uses and is still going. With this formula, only a little is required as it isn't transparent like most primers but a gorgeous shimmery champagne shade which is perfect for when you are using shimmery shadows. This formula also prevents fading and creasing and my shadows have honestly lasted so much longer and the creases in my eyelids have been much more subtle. I love the glow that this product leaves on my eyes and it also doesn't dry them out or make them feel heavy at all.

Believe it or not, my next two products are from Poundland. These being the Make Up Gallery Glide Away Eye-shadow Stick in a bright shimmery white shade and a typical shimmery brown. Both of these products are so pigmented and work so well with my skin, whereas I am usually so cautious about what products I put on my skin as it can be so sensitive. These products are easy to use and blends incredibly with all other shadows. I like to use the white on my inner crease and waterline, and the brown mixed in with other shades through my crease. For a pound, you cannot go wrong and I was so pleasantly surprised.

The final make-up product within my monthly favourites is the Benefit Gimme Brow in Shade One which is the lightest. This product is so easy to use, the colour transfers onto my brows incredibly whilst also filling them out and has dramatically reduced the amount of time that I spend on my make-up. I am currently still using a sample size but I will for sure be repurchasing the full size as this is the first brow product that I have found that suits me so perfectly.

And finally for my beauty products is the Real Techniques Sculpting Brush which is a brush that I wouldn't have thought to purchase until my friend accidentally bought two and sold me one. I cannot describe how good this brush is, with some of the brushes that I purchase from all sorts of drug store and high end brands, I really question how well they work but this product has replaced my love for beauty blenders. It works with liquid, cream and powder products and is particularly targeted at contouring. If any of my brushes stand out to me, it is defiantly this one and I am yet to find an applicator that works better which I think would be a rather difficult task.

Moving on to a whole new topic, film and television, I have a few new favourites for this month. Firstly, Orphan Black. Oh my gosh. If you haven't seen it, then please just give it a go. I became hooked in the first season and have at long last finished all four, I cannot wait for the next. I was surprised that I liked this programme as it is all about human clones which isn't usually a topic that interests me. However, the story line is incredible, there are so many twists and plots and just when you think that things can't get anymore difficult, something new happens. There are so many unsolved mysteries and I am obsessed. I can't say too much as I don't want to risk spoiling it for others, but I have never seen a programme that I have been this addicted to. It is on Netflix and in my eyes is worth buying a months worth of Netflix just to watch. 

I recently went to the cinema to see Bad Moms ironically with my mum. This film is a chick-flick/comedy of the realities of being a mum. Throughout the film there is a complete divide between the in denial mums who claim they are perfect, and the bad mums who cannot seem to do anything right. Despite being a comedy, this film really opened my eyes to how difficult it must be to be a mum, to have to care for children as well as yourself, drive them around everywhere, own a house and go to work. This is the first film in a long time that I have laughed this much as. I wouldn't highly recommend it. (Obviously Tay, it's in your favourites).

Book lovers! You'll be pleased to know that the next September Favourite product of mine is All The Bright Placed by Jennifer Niven and if you know me, you'll know that I am a sucker for Books based on Mental Illness. This book is a dual narrative, with both of the main characters; Theodore and Violet telling the story from their own perspectives. Both teenagers have had rather life-changing experiences in the past and meet on the Bell Tower of their school, both curious about what life would be like if they killed themselves. Violet is popular unlike Theodore and gets bullied about the fact that they know each other until they fall in love. This book is so well written and I cannot wait to properly review it. If you suffer from mental illness, then some small parts of this book can feel a bit disturbing but it is such a good book. I was absolutely gutted when I finished reading and even got slightly emotional.

I told you this post may be lengthy! But next is the cutest notebook which was £2.50 from Primark, it is black with the quote 'More Issues Than Vogue' written on the front in a rose gold, metallic font. This notebook is A5 size and works perfectly for blog ideas and random notes of things that I need to know, do or remember.

My absolute final favourite of the month is a chalkboard which I bought from Wilko for when I redecorate my room. It has a string decoration where photos can be hung and I believe was so reasonably priced. It isn't too big nor too small and I honestly cannot wait to get it hung up as I have fallen in love. It cost £6 which I think is so reasonable. I love how this design just goes one step further than the typical chalkboard.

I do apologise about the fact that there is no food within this post, I have been quite ill and have mostly been eating what I usually eat, nothing new or exciting. I hope you enjoyed reading, feel free to leave a comment with your blog URL so I can have a read!

Thank-you for reading, Tay x

1 comment :

  1. Really Lovely post. Love the pictures.

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