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I love September as it’s right between sweltering hot & freezing cold ready to piss it down at any moment. You get that crisp chill in the air when the sun is out but your stood in the shade. I’m in a search for a long wool cardigan I can wear with dresses that feel a little to thin, at least for the weather we are getting up north. I’ve had a change of styles which you can see in my choice of favourites.
Urban Fudge Ice Raspberry & Vanilla Hair Spray – Strong Hold
I’ve had a big change in how I’ve styled my hair. After 26 years of living with the need to straighten my hair when I go out I’ve learned to embrace the curl. Even though my hair is naturally wavy it doesn’t hold a curl so well. I like it to drop down to a relaxed curl but any kind of windy weather removed all the hard work. I knew I needed to give it some hold but can’t stand the smell of most hairspray. With this you can still smell alcohol on initially spraying it but your left with a raspberry scent that stays with you. It gives enough hold but at the end of the day I can brush my hair easily and not have that residue feeling left over. How did I get those curls here’s my tutorial.
Maybelline Big Great Lash in Blackest Black
Great lash is an old favourite I’ve used for donkeys years ( a long time). I got swept away with the new spiked lashes and didn’t repurchase it. When I saw there was a version called BIG Great Lash I jumped on it. Now the funny thing is I can only seem to find this mascara online for the USA. How it ended up in Superdrug in Meadowhall I’m not sure but I love this even more. If you did get it please let me know in the comments below. It is a big bristle brush with the same very black shade but seems to add more curl. The tapered out tip of the brush means I can still get my bottom lashes without getting mascara on my skin. See it in action over on my Instagram. Or over at Maybelline.
The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter
Gifted by my mum I was very happy with this care package full of The Body Shop coconut products. My most loved this month has hands down is the body butter. Made for hydrating dry skin it makes me want to use it, cause it smells so damn heavenly. I’m already half way through this tub I know I’m gonna need another one by the end of October if it lasts that long. I use this everywhere, not just my body but my feet, hands and probably oddly enough behind my ears because of super dry skin (psoriasis). This shit works! For more coconut love see this post.
Sampar So Much To Dew Midnight Mask
This month for my skin has all been about putting the hydration back into it. I have a dry skin to start with but even so have neglected to help this other than moisturiser. With a few in my possession that I’m trying out this one has stood out so far. Trying not to repeat myself from my Evening Skin Care Switcheroo this is some super hydrating mask. I love how you apply it with the super soft brush. The fact that you can easily clean it with water without getting it in your product. Most of all this even seems to help out the spot problem I’m having. It’s a way of maintaining the moisture through into winter.
Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils in Berry Much
So Maybelline are hitting it out the park with new releases. This for me is Autumn in a budget friendly lip pencil. It’s easy to apply and can give multiple different looks from sheered out as a pink/ plum to a deep opaque berry plum. It’s creamy to apply but dries to a matte that’s comfortable to wear. With this one shade you can do Autumn but I do like the others and there’s something for everyone. Revlons Matt Balms disappointed me because of this as there was only one shade that wasn’t a crazy bright. To see this worn see my Updated Autumn Look.
What were you loving in September?