Monday, 30 September 2013

September Beauty Favourites

Hello Lovelies!

How crazy is it that we are nearly in October already?! Where is this year going to? I am loving all the Autumn trends this year and I can safely say (yet again) that Autumn is definitely my favourite month! Here are the beauty, body and nail bits that have really stood out to me this month!

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation

I know I had this in a favourites not too long ago but I couldn't resist putting in for this month again. I fall more in love with this foundation every time I use it. It really does brighten up my skin and brings light to all the right areas. I use my fingers to apply it as I find this gives the best finish. I may have to buy another shade for Autumn/Winter as the one I have at the moment is my tanned shade.

Estee Lauder Raisins Duo

This little eyeshadow duo has proven to be quite hard to get my hands on but since I got it I have used it so much! On first look you wouldn't think these would be colours I would put near my eyes, and you would be right..this is completely and totally out of my eyeshadow comfort zone but to tell you the truth, I absolutely love it! I find the colours surprisingly easy to wear, they blend like a dream and the pigment is just fantastic! This is the first thing I've tried from Estee Lauder and it's safe to say I'm blown away by the quality! I will definitely be looking into this brand more!

MaxFactor Miracle Touch Cream Blush

Something I have already raved about this month is this little cream blush by MaxFactor. I am loving cream blushes lately, I really like the finish they give to the skin. So when I spotted this on a random brouzing session I decided to give it a go. I adore the colour of this blusher! It gives you the nicest flush on the cheeks and it can be worn quite sheerly on the cheeks or built up to a more dramatic effect. You can read all about my ravings about it here.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer

This is actually a concealer I have been meaning to try for quite a while now. I have been a massive fan of the Healthy Mix foundation so I felt it was a fairly safe bet that I would like the accompaning concealer for it. It is quite a yellow toned concealer, but I use it for both under my eyes and on any blemishes that might appear. It covers everything really easily and blends beautifully! I also like the packaging randomly enough, I'm abit funny about concealers on brushes or doe-foot applicators because I'm just convinced they're full of bacteria, but with this one you can squeeze out what you need and not have to worry about sticking your fingers in to the pot or using a dirty applicator.

Chanel Rouge Noir Nail Polish

Starting the nail transition from Summer to Autumn has been made easy with this nail polish. I have been wearing this on my nails so much the past while. I know Chanel nail polishes have this massive stigma behind them where they're meant to chip really easily and not be the best formulas, but saying that I haven't had any problems with this one! I adore the colour- it's perfect for Autumn!

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Butter

I went a little Sugar Crush crazy this month and bought the Shower Gel, Body Butter and the Body Scrub so this is representing all of that really. I am literally obsessed with the smell, it's just so refreshing! I think it smells like Cola Bottles! I am particularly impressed with the Body Butter. My skin has been so soft and moisturised since using it. I do love all Soap & Glory body products though, I haven't been disappointed with anything I've bought from them so far!

L'Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution

I bought this at the start of the month as I was running low on my Bioderma and I was looking for a cheaper alternative. Bioderma is a fabulous make up remover but in Ireland it is impossible to get in a shop and so expensive to get online! This L'oreal alternative was on offer in Boots for just over €4 so I decided to give it a whirl! I was actually pleasently surprised! I found it removed my make up just as good as the Bioderma did, while being a quartor of the price! I would througherly recommend this as an alternative for Bioderma, if like me you are finding it difficult to get hold of!

So those were my top Beauty Picks for September! What have you been loving this month?


  1. These are great picks! I've heard so much about the L'Oreal micellar solution that I must try it - it seems like the perfect alternative to those of us who can't get out hands on Bioderma! x

    Rachael from

    1. It really is, and it's not too expensive either! x

  2. I loved the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation too and it smells like peaches I found, which I loved :) I may give the concealer a go, as I'm running low :(

  3. I love this Estee Lauder Raisins Duo ! I wish I had it, so pretty *.*

  4. I too have been loving the micellar solution from L'oreal! x

  5. I've been loving the L'oreal micellar solution, does the job brilliantly!

  6. I want to try that cream blush and make up remover. They sound great :)x

  7. I've seen Zoella go on about the Estee Lauder raisins palette and I've really wanted it!
    Some great favourites here :)
    alicekatex ♥

  8. I have yet to try the bourjois healthy mix concealer! Want to try this as well as the max factor cream blush.

  9. I have yet to try the bourjois healthy mix concealer! Want to try this as well as the max factor cream blush.

  10. Love your favourites. I love the Soap and Glory Sugar Crush range, absolute heaven.
    Becka! :) x