27 September 2013

September 2013 Beauty Favourites

Happy autumn, I can't believe how quickly the temperature has dropped, my hands are like ice writing this. Anywho there were quite a few stand out products for me this month, but I didn't want to bore you all so I just picked a few to show you.

Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua Foundation
Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua Foundation
Soap & Glory Heel Genius.
Feet are kind of gross to talk about, lets face it, but my mum started nattering at me about taking better care of my tootsies, so I turned to this. It's fabulous, I noticed a difference after the first time I used it. I just buffed my feet with a foot file (eww) coated my feet with this cream, popped on some cozy socks and went to bed. The next morning my feet were as soft a baby's bottom, or there abouts.

Alpha H Balancing Cleanser.
This has been my cleanser of choice over the last month and even though I'm not that gone on the Liquid Gold, see this post to know my thoughts, I'm really liking this cleanser. It's really creamy so it doesn't dry out your skin or leave it feeling tight. It's lovely and light, perfect for my combination skin, especially as we're moving into autumn.

Living Proof Prime Style Extender.
Primer for your hair, really? We're definitely moving into new territory, but this product actually works. You pop it onto damp hair and then carry on with your regular hair routine. This primer lets me get an extra day of wear out of my hair, I don't know how it does it but it's amazing! Definitely one to think about if you're as lazy as I am about hair washing.

Monthly Favourites 2013
Mac Rubenesque Paint Pot
Origins United State Balancing Tonic.
My skin has been breaking out a little lately and this tonic has definitely helped the situation. It helps by unclogging pores and getting rid of all the yukyness, I know pretty good description right? But it makes your skin feel so clean without leaving it dry or tight. Definitely my toner of choice when my skins feeling congested.

Mac Morange Lipstick.
This little beauty definitely deserves a mention this month, it's such a statement colour, maybe not for everyone but I absolutely love it. I wore it on holiday in the evening and it stayed put, even through eating and drinking. Mac lipsticks are amazing quality and 100% worth the price in my opinion, once you go Mac you don't go back!

Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua Foundation.
This foundation has been in my collection for a while but I pulled it out again to take on holiday and I used it everyday while I was there. It was the perfect light weight foundation, that blended in like a dream. I even used my fingers the majority of the time (which is unheard of for me) purely because my mum hogged my beloved buffing brush haha, monkey. 

Mac Rubenesque Paint Pot.
This baby was brought out of hibernation for my holiday and despite me saying I wasn't a fan of paint pots, this one may have me eating my words. The colour is beautiful and over the top of a good primer (ahem Nars Smudge Proof) it lasts pretty well. I've yet to give it a full day test drive, but for nighttime it's lovely, the perfect autumn colour.

Mac Morange Swatched
Lipstick | Paint Pot | Foundation

I'm so excited to pull out of of my favourite autumn products, even though it feels like I put them away a few weeks ago!

What have you been loving recently?

XOXO Claire


  1. Loving your favourites! Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua is the most amazing foundation ever. And once you go MAC you never go back is so true haha. I've got a Paint Pot in Soft Ochre and it doesn't need a primer, stays put until I take it off! x

    1. Thank you, I always forget about it, but it's definitely back on my radar now :-)

  2. Rubenesque has been on my to buy list for so long but I always find something else to buy first, but it looks such a gorgeous colour especially for spring! I have been using some of the maybelline 'paint pot' style shadows recently and I think I could be a cream shadow convert haha! x

    1. I never though I would be but I love them too, especially Maybelline On & On Bronze :)

  3. Wow that lipstick looks like such a great colour! I'm not bold enough to wear any colour on my lips (shame on me!) but I wish I could be this daring! I bet it looks amazing paired with a holiday tan xx

    1. Aww no I'm sure it would look lovely on you, bright colours can be a bit intimidating at first but once you get use to them you nevr turn back, believe me haha ;-)

  4. Hi! I'm a new reader and I absolutely love your blog. :)


    1. Hi, thank you so much, it means a lot! :)

  5. I love the look of the mac rubenesque paint pot! so gold!

    Rose xo


    1. It's such a pretty colour that I think would word on everybody ;-)

  6. Hi
    Great I found your blog
    I have the same skintype.
    I like the alpha h balancing cleanser and I noticed a difference with their liquid gold my skin was left less oily after only a few applications.
    Really want to try the origins product.
    I get my alpha h from qvc as great value kits

  7. A great blog glad I found you
    I have used the balancing cleanser & really good did not cause any breakouts
    Tried their liquid gold and noticed a difference in breakouts & oilness
    Want to try the origins product just bought the origins illuminating moisturiser

  8. Anything soap and glory is perfect in my eyes but especially heel genius , the perfect foot cream and does it job brilliantly!! X


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