Tuesday 11 October 2016

Loves List: September

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It's that time again! Time to run you through a list of items/products that I have been loving this month, I went for nice autumnal colours with the photography which I think gives things a real autumnal feel.

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 Pixi Glow Tonic | I received this in the Cult Beauty Most Wanted Box for my birthday. It has a fairly iconic status in the beauty world and I hear a lot of beauty bloggers swear by it so I was keen to see what all the fuss was about for myself! This is a toner, which you apply to the skin with a cotton pad after cleansing & before moisturising. However this is one with a difference - it contains 5% Glycolic which means it has a gentle exfoliating quality as well. Unlike harsh Glycolic peels however (which I don't think my skin could handle by the way) this toner is alcohol free and balanced with botanical extracts such as Aloe Vera & Ginseng. It's designed to even out skin tone by gently removing dead cells to leave a brighter, smoother complexion. I have to say I've been really impressed with this product! Starting off with the gorgeous fragrance which is very fresh and uplifting making it enjoyable to use. Scars from spots have faded much faster than they usually do and some of my long standing acne scars are looking better. I also have had tiny little bumps on my cheeks and I can feel now that those are also diminishing! My skin hasn't reacted badly in any way, I was a little concerned that it might with the Glycolic content but it's been absolutely fine. I'm definitely planning on repurchasing this once the bottle has run out! You can purchase it from Cult Beauty here.

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The Comforter Body Lotion by Lush Cosmetics | I recently made a cheeky purchase in the Lush Kitchen. Which for those of you who don't know is an area on their website dedicated to stocking exclusive products that are brought back from 'retirement' usually by popular demand. A couple of products are usually listed on there daily & made fresh to send out but you have to be super quick if you want something though because there is only ever a very limited supply! This body lotion has the same divine fragrance as one of my favourite bubble bars. With comforting cassis and bergamot is gives a deliciously rich blackcurrant scent and I just can't get enough of it!

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Egyptian Musk Wax Melt | You should know by now I can never do one of these lists without featuring a candle! So this  has been my candle of choice over the last month. I've been burning a large jar as well as a couple of melts as well and I love it so much! Not only is the colour very autumnal but the smell is divine, I find it refreshing yet warming at the same time. The dominant scent is definitely Musk so you have to be a fan of that. Described as "A prized treasure… A captivating musk with hints of vanilla bean and cedarwood." If you are familiar with Yankee Candle's fragrances then you will know Season of Peace which is a fresh scent brought out at Christmas. It's musky with a minty freshness. I find Egyptian Musk to be a warmer more Autumnal version. 

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Gimme Brow by Benefit Cosmetics | Benefit Cosmetics expanded & relaunched their Brow product range earlier this year to include 10 products dedicated to perfecting your brows. Although Gimme Brow was a product that was already in their original collection (they just gave it a makeover!) I'd never actually tried it before. I tried it for the first time as a mini sized magazine freebie and loved it so much that I asked for the full size for my birthday! I've been using this on my quick minimal make up days (of which there has been a lot lately!) where I want my brows looking groomed, slight filled in and finished without much effort. I use the light shade which I find creates a nice natural look for me that I like. Although my brows aren't fair when I tried the other shades in store I just found the medium to warm & the dark too deep for my liking. Luckily Benefit have expanded their shade ranges on all their Brow products recently. So like goldie locks this is my 'just right' shade.
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Nails Inc Collagen Formulated Nail Polishes | They are ever so slightly a different formular/texture to regular Nails Inc Polishes and at first I wasn't sure if I liked it. It painted on slightly thicker and felt a bit more difficult to smooth out, but like I say this was only an initial and minor issue before I then discovered how great these polishes actually are! First of all they are super glossy and stay that way, their second plus point is durability. Whereas normally with my Nails Inc polishes I can go up to 3 days without any major signs of chipping (pretty good in itself), the Collagen polishes I've found last up to an impressive 5 days & still look perfect! I guess the Collagen in there must help to guard against chipping as well. I currently have 3 shades (as shown in the picture) all of which are really gorgeous shades perfect for transitioning into Autumn/Winter I think. Whether or not the collagen content actually improves the quality of my nails remains to be seen but as for wear time & overall finish these polishes are a winner! I bought these in a collection from QVC found here.

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What products or items have you been loving over the last month?

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