6.10.14

September Favourites


Can you believe it is October already? I say this every month but the year is just flying by! Now October is here, we've finally entered my favourite time of the year: Autumn/Winter! But for now, let's rewind a few weeks as I tell you all about the products I have been loving in September.

Skincare: 


For the back to school season, I decided to change my skincare routine up a little bit by adding a couple new products to the mix. First of all I began using the Neutrogena grapefruit cleansing facial wash, I've been using this for four weeks now and the results are honestly amazing! Unfortunately I cannot say my spots have disappeared completely but I've definitely now got less and the ones that I have now are also much smaller. The condition of my skin just feels so soft and I now feel really refreshed whenever I get a wash. With there being a grapefruit extract, the product is slightly scented but not enough to especially notice and put you off it. 

As well as this, I've also been loving the Freederm spot gel. I just place this on any blemishes I have and leave it on my face overnight and the next morning the size has reduced vastly and then a couple days later the spot has actually disappeared. This alongside my Neutrogena facial wash have been a Godsend for my skin this month!


Beauty:


Now of course I have to talk about Benefit's Majorette! If you have read my review then you will know I think of nothing but good things when it comes to this product. It smells good, blends really nicely and makes my skin look really dewy and has a lovely matte tone when applied with one of their 'box o' powders'. Need I say more?  


Another go to of mine in September has been my Urban Decay 'Naked' palette. As I mentioned in my autumn tag, I am loving the gold and brown toned shades for the Autumn and I really began to get back into this palette towards the end of the month. My current go to's are 'Half Baked' and 'Smog' these look lovely when paired together. 


Around the middle of September I made a couple of cheeky Maybelline purchases. Maybelline is definitely my favorite drugstore brand so I couldn't help but treat myself to a product (or two!) of theirs, especially when Superdrug were having a buy one get one 50% off across the whole range. I opted for the 'Great Lash' mascara, I had heard a lot of good things about this product in the past and I wasn't disappointed! I chosen the waterproof version and oh boy is it waterproof, which is perfect for the autumn when it starts pouring down with rain and.. you left that umbrella of yours at home! I do wish it added more volume to my lashes but it does separate them really well! 


Finally, beauty wise I then purchased the Maybelline Colour Sensational in '725 Tantalising Taupe'. I think this is such a pretty shade for the autumn as I do love a good nude lipstick during this time of the year, This is actually also really moisturising which is great because for a person who is prone to dry lips, I can actually wear this alone! 


Random:


Okay, this is super cliche and by the end of October you will be sick of hearing about them but I cannot not include the Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte. I am genuinely addicted, it honestly just tastes like fall in a cup. Perfect.


Continuing with the coffee theme, lets move onto Costa! This month they released the spiced apple caramel crisp cake and oh my god it tastes so so so good! Perfect for fall, although it's a shame you cannot taste the apple.. at all.


Another random favorite of mine this month has actually been a book! I recently purchased 'Fashion Journalism' by Julie Bradford and I have honestly never read such an informative, helpful little book. It is honestly perfect for any budding fashion journalist (like myself!!) with hints and tips from people in the industry on everything you should expect to experience and how to make your mark into the industry. If you would like a complete review of this book then please let me know in the comments below and I will be happy to do that for you! You can buy the book from Amazon for £24.29  (Usually £26.99 - Save 10%!!) 


Now, last but certainly not least I cannot forget to include the two tracks that One Direction released this month from their upcoming album 'Four'. (I must admit, they could have been a bit more imaginative than that!) Now it is no secret that I am a 'die hard directioner' (lol!) since the mere age of 13, (Yes guys that's right one of the original bunch of fans over here!) so when I heard 'Fireproof' and 'Steal My Girl' I certainly wasn't disappointed. The songs have a nice 'pop' tone to them without entirely losing that 'rocky edge' they had running right through each of the tracks from their previous album 'Midnight Memories'. 10/10 from me!


So that's it to my September favourites, did you like anything just as much as me or have you been loving something different? Let me know in the comments below! Also don't forget to let me know if you would like me to complete a book review on 'Fashion Journalism' by 'Julie Bradford'. 


Until next time..

Toni.x

10 comments:

  1. You can never go wrong with the urban decay naked palette, so versatile, perfect for day and evening looks.

    Tasha xxx sincereblonde.com

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    1. Definitely! It's been an all time favourite of mine since I bought it but I especially love it as the Autumn starts to creep in!! xx

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  2. Great post. I feel like the only blogger in the world with the naked pallete!! I'm so conflicted as to whether or not to buy it!!

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    1. You definitely should! I got mine for Christmas last year and I love it. It's just a perfect mixture of everything. Mattes, shimmers and obviously perfectly natural shades! It may seem like a lot of money but if you save you shouldn't (hopefully!) be disappointed :) x

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  3. I'm using that NAKED too! It's great!

    www.julialundin.com

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  4. NAKED is awesome!

    Thanks for visiting my blog too!

    http://fashionunhinged.co.uk/

    xxx

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    1. Isn't it just?! and no problem, your blog is lovely! You have some stunning outfits!! xx

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  5. I've been craving for the Naked palette for so long now, I really envy you! I'm also a die-hard fan of One Direction, and there hasn't been a song that I wouldn't love! Thank you for commenting on my blog,

    http://trendythursday.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahh it's so good, you should definitely try saving up for it!! And ahahaha thank god I'm not the only one, great aren't they?;) and anytime lovely, your blog is fab! x

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