1 Oct 2014

September Favourites

Well would you look at that! It's the 1st of October and you know what that means... it's officially acceptable for me to pull out all my cosy cardigans and layer up like there's no tomorrow!

It also means that it's time for September favourites. I'm pretty sure this is the first time a 'favourites' post has appeared on the blawwwg and that's really only because there are usually very few products / things that I love enough for the entire month to feature them in a favourites post.

I think some of these will actually remain favourites over the month of October but what the hey, lets get into it!

1. 'Shwing' Liquid Liner - The Balm
I cannot physically explain how much I adore this liner. Seriously though guys, I'm the pickiest person in the world when it comes to liquid liners - I judge them like no other - and this is hands down one of the best that I've tried... ever. The formula is fantastic, it's super easy to apply (the little felt-tip pen is a godsend) and it's blacker than black! LOVE . LOVE . LOVE. 

2. Filmstar Bronze & Glow - Charlotte Tilbury
One word - stunning! This fabulously packaged gem holds two of my favourite face sculpting products for the month of September. The contour shade gives you cheekbones you never knew you had - winning - but the highlight is the real star of the show. I'm not quite sure I can tell you how gorgeous this stuff is but if you find yourself around a CT counter swatch it, you won't regret it!

3. YSM Foundation - Inglot
I chop and change between foundations like there's no tomorrow, so it's not often that you'll find me sticking to just one for an extended period of time. However, this month I've found myself gravitating towards Inglot's YSM foundation almost every day. I've worn it to graduations, birthdays and on holiday and it hasn't let me down. I think it's a really great foundation for most skin types and the coverage is fantastic.

4. 'Stone' Lipliner & 'Blankety' Lipstick - MAC
I thought I'd group these two babies together pretty much because they're the lip combo I've been loving recently. I haven't transitioned just yet into darker lips but this combo is a great in-between. I half fill in my lips with the liner and then go over them with Blankety and it creates a cool brown toned shade that I love.

5. major MAJOR lash mascara - Stila
Mother bear randomly landed home with this stuff for me a few weeks ago as a little treat and I ended up loving it. Just like foundations, I chop and change between mascaras like crazy. I honestly don't have a preference between higher end or drug store mascaras. This stuff does it's job and gives my lashes great length and volume!

1. Summer Scoop - Yankee Candle
First off, I'll just let you know I'm completely obsessed with Yankee Candles. Pretty much every room in the house has at least 1 but this is the candle I've been burning in my makeup room as of late. I was trying to burn out my Vanilla Cupcake candle before I started this one but I just couldn't help myself, it's just so freekin yummy. I think it smells exactly like raspberry ripple ice-cream so Yankee Candle have certainly got their naming spot on with this one! Regardless of the 'Summer' aspect, I expect I'll be burning this throughout October too. 

2. Divergent
Yes, I caved. I fell into the Twilight trap and the Hunger Games trap and I thought I'd avoid this one but I failed. Haha. Before I hopped off to Italy last month I wanted to pick up a book to read by the pool, something that was super lighthearted - an easy read basically. Divergent seemed like a good option, I bought it, I liked it, it ended up in a favourites post - deal. Haha.

3. Kérastase Discipline Hair Mask
This stuff has been a life saver for me this month. Just before I went off on holidays I decided to go a little blonder (you may have noticed in my makeup posts) so obviously my hair was a tad drier than usual. This stuff seems to have got my locks into great condition again. I use it as a hair mask once a week and you can literally tell straight away (like as soon as you wash it out) that this is doing your hair the world of good. I love and I'll be buying more.

4. So...? Sexy*
And last but not least, a fragrance. I'm pretty sure that anybody born in the 90s has owned at least one of these little babies - I think my bedroom was well stocked from birthday presents and whatnot. However I had a little blast from the past when these landed at my doorstep at the start of the month and ended up falling back in love with one of them. I've been using So...? Sexy mostly at night. I think it's a perfect scent for evening meals with your other half or nights out - it's a little stronger than most things I'd go for during the day.

And that's a wrap for my September Favourties!
Let me know if you see anything you like!

XO, G.

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