Monday, 29 September 2014

September 2014 Favourites

This month has brought some new favourites into my life and I've also been loving some older classics. A very satisfying month!

Phyto 7 Hydrating Day Cream with 7 Plants //

My hair has been achingly dry so I've been putting in efforts to rescue it of late. This is a product that is very unique to me - it is a cream that is put on dry hair to give back some moisture. I was initially a little apprehensive as I feared it'd leave my hair greasy or crunchy. But no - it is some sort of magic, because it sinks into the hair immediately after application, leaving it feeling very soft indeed. I use it on days between washes because my hair tends to dry out like crazy. It also is perfect for on planes, as Lisa Eldridge attests to here. A product that has quickly become a staple for me.

L'Oréal EverPure Moisture Deep Restorative Masque //

Again with the obsessive hair care over the past month. This has been working wonders in making my hair more manageable. I'm sure there are more sophisticated hair masks on the market, but for the price, this treatment certainly pulls its weight.

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm //

This month I sadly parted ways with my Emma Hardie cleansing balm, so I thought it high time to move onto another classic. It is completely scent free, which is different from the Emma Hardie offering and a refreshing change. It is soft in the hand and thoroughly cleanses without leaving the skin feeling tight and parched. This is definitely another product I can give my whole-hearted approval to.

L'Oréal False Lash Butterfly Wings Mascara //

Last month it was all about the Benefit They're Real! mascara, but this is definitely my preferred mascara for really dramatic eyes. The Benefit mascara is unreal, and I adore it, but I'll be reserving that one for days where I can be bothered dedicating 10 minutes to taking off my eye makeup. The L'Oréal one does the same job of lengthening and separating. It has a plastic brush that fans out at the end (quite reminiscent of butterfly wings) so you can coat the finer outer lashes. It gives a lot of drama, but it's a much easier product to take off at the end of the day - winner.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette //

I really feel back in love with this palette in September. The colours may not be as exciting and glitzy as other eyeshadows, but they are staples of anyone's makeup collection. I've really been enjoying using them to define and beautify my eyes in a very natural way. I do a base of Walk of Shame, then towards the outer lid I blend in Naked 2. I very lightly put a wash of Faint through my crease, and I'm done. Venus is great for highlighting the inner eye and brow bone, and depending on my mood, I might reach for Crave to line my eyes.

Urban Decay have also recently released their Naked 2 Basics Palette, which is a cooler toned collection if that's your preference.

What were your favourite products this September?

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