Monday, 3 October 2011

September Favourites

Is it just me or does September seem to have flown by? I don't like how fast this year is going because one, I dislike all the coldness in winter and two, the reality of being in my last year of University next year is scaring me quite a bit.I have to say goodbye to fun, childish Cole and grow into an old, womanly Cole... noooo.

Anyway, I'm now going to talk about what I loved in September. I feel like I should also write about my loathes as that's what everyone seems to be doing these days. I guess if I talked about my loves and loathes, this post would end up being a mile long...think I'll just stick to writing about my loves ;) 

So guys, without further ado, here are my September favourites...

VIVO Radiant Boost Highlighter - £2.49
(Swatch found at the end)

I wouldn't really say this was necessarily a highlighter as it's more of an under eye concealer. If I placed this on my cheek bone or brow bone then I'd probably get laughed at. 
It acts as a wonderful under eye concealer and I can honestly say that I used it every single day without fail. It does a great job of concealing under eye bags and it lasts all day, this baby does not budge!
I rely on this product majorly and if I didn't use it, god knows what I'd look like at uni! It's great for hiding the fact that I get up at 5.30 in the morning!

MAC Lipstick in 'Russian Red' - £13.50
(Swatch found at the end)

I wore this lipstick so many times last month, I just absolutely adore it! It's the perfect colour for A/W and I think it's one of those lipsticks that never goes out of fashion.
This lipstick lasts for hours on end so it's great for when I've got a busy day, no need for any touch ups!
It's a true red yet has a deep tone to it, it also makes your teeth look whiter.. YAY. No need for those crest strips ;)
Overall it's one of my favourite all time lipsticks.

MAC Lipstick in 'Innocence Beware' - £13.50
(Swatch found at the end)

This is the perfect nude colour! It's also a cremesheen meaning it's comfortable on the lips.
It doesn't necessarily last for hours on end but it's a great everyday colour and it goes with any look. It's especially good for wearing with a dramatic eye! 

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in 'Epatant' - £22.50
(Swatch found at the end)

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in 'Fantasme' - £22.50
(Swatch found at the end)

These wonderful pots may seem very expensive but they are honestly worth every single penny. At first I was unsure about getting them because of the price but I'm so glad I bit the bullet and bought them.
They are super pigmented, easy to apply and they do not crease, best of all they last all day even without applying eyeshadow primer!
It used to take me around 45 minutes to do my makeup but when using these beauties it literally takes me 20 minutes at the most.
They are so convenient if you're in a rush or on the go! They also come with a handy brush too!

Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara - £22.50

The best mascara that I've EVER tried and I've tried a few. It's pricey but it's worth it, the colour is intense and the wand is amazing. You literally only need one coat.

Bobbi Brown Blush in 'Nectar' - £17.00

I featured this blush in last months favourites but I love it that much I had to feature it in this months favourites too.
Bobbi Brown blushes are probably the most pigmented blushes that I've ever come across and I'm considering purchasing more of them.
You only have to use a tiny amount so I can imagine one Bobbi Brown blush lasting for a long while. Also use with a light hand because if you don't, you may end up looking like Aunt Sally.

Urban Outfitters Cross Inspired Nails - Created by myself

This isn't a typical monthly favourite but I love my nails so so much, I wanted to include them in this post. 
They're funky, trendy and I think the colours suit the season perfectly. I will definitely do these nails again but I may used a different colour.
If anyone would like me to do a nail tutorial for this design, please comment below.

Let's take a look at the swatches...

From left to right; VIVO Highlighter, Innocence Beware, Russian Red, Epatant, Fantasme, Nectar.

Hope you liked my September favourites! If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below!


  1. ohmygosh i loooooove your nails!! please do a tutorial :) xx

  2. Innocence beware is gorgeous! I must buy it! the only problem is that is a cremesheen. I love how they look and feel on the lips however i have creme cup and it melts soooo easily. i have to keep it in the fridge when i dont use it and i cant take it on a night out because it starts to go soft and break in my bag. I've heard this about creme cup a lot though! How have you found innocence beware? x

  3. Hayley - I'll do the tutorial next week :D must say, I love this design! :) xx

    Em - I know exactly what you mean, I've got Creme Cup too and find that it melts a little, I took it on holiday and wish I didn't, it was a bad mistake, I had to put mine in the fridge too. I find I have the same problem with Costa Chic too but again it's a cremesheen. Innocence Beware is fine, if anything if has a thicker consistency, more like a matte if I'm being honest :D it's so much better than Creme Cup! :D xx

  4. I love Russian Red, it's such a beautiful colour! I spent ages looking for the perfect dark blue-based red that didn't make me look like a massive goth (I'm very pale) and it's just perfect! xxx

  5. I love the innocence beware, may have to invest in that x

  6. Loving the nails :) Innocence Beware looks a gorgeous colour :)

  7. everything is so cool and your nails are amazing!! :Dxx

  8. I've meant to do uo leopard nails for ages. Yours are great!

  9. Your nails look amazing, i'd love to watch a video on it! And the Chanel eyeshadows are gorgeous, i'm really tempted to buy some! :) xx


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