Even if it is a little bit late, here’s my monthly favourites for September. It’s scary how quickly this year is going by, I feel like I say this every single year..
As it’s now getting darker a lot quicker and it’s colder I’ve been burning candles pretty much constantly. I’m not really doing much for the environment am I. I’m actually burning a candle from Sainsbury’s right now, you can just see it in the background. Not quite sure why it hasn’t made my September favourites as it smells SO nice! Let’s just pretend it is. It’s the grapefruit and lime one, next time you’re in Sainsbury’s go check it out! For the ones that actually are in my favourites, they’re probably the most perfect candles ever. If you haven’t guessed, I’m a bit of a candle freak. The Yankee Candle Vanilla Cupcake is one of the nicest scents I’ve ever smelled. It smells exactly as it suggests, like a vanilla cupcake! Yankee candles are quite expensive so I bought a little mini sampler until I buy the massive jar when I use up my others! The other candle is buy the Copenhagen Candle Company and I found it in TK Maxx. I love looking through their candle collection as well as their makeup and skin care, I think I was in there the other day for about an hour. The candle is in the scent ‘Tropical Island’ and it smells gorgeous! It smells like passion fruit and coconut and very sweet. I hate spicy, cinnamon scents that generally get burned in the colder months so I prefer to just burn sweet scents like this all year round. Can’t believe I’ve just wrote a massive paragraph about candles, oops.
Onto beauty products, the first product I’ve been using pretty much every day is the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation. I love how this looks so natural on the skin, it has quite a light coverage but is buildable. I’ve recently been using my hands to apply this instead of my Real Techniques stippling brush to give an even more natural finish. It evens out my skin tone, leaving a more radiant, semi-matte finish. It also has SPF 20!
I feel like I look ridiculous when I use a lengthening mascara for my daytime makeup, as I already have quite long eyelashes. I just need something that will darken them as they’re quite light. I like using this MeMeMe Fat Cat Mascara for everyday makeup as it makes them look quite natural. I’ve been using this a lot this month, usually when I’m at work or for when I don’t want to look like I’m wearing a lot of makeup.
I’ve been trying not to use this Show Beauty Premium Working Texture Spray* too much as I don’t want it to run out! I love using it when I’m going out to give my hair a bit more texture, I haven’t tried it on curly hair but I love it when I wear my hair both straight and wavy. You can read my full review here.
I’ve also been loving using this Phyto 7 Daily Hydrating Cream*. I run about a 10p size piece through towel dried hair and it leaves it feeling really silky soft. It gives my hair that much needed hydration, especially on the ends and leaves it looking healthier.
212 Sexy by Carolina Herrera is definitely one of my favourite perfumes of all time, it’s described as an oriental, woody musk with notes of cotton candy, mandarin and vanilla. It’s just perfect. What I also love about the perfume was that it came with a little travel size (not quite sure if they still do this). It’s so handy to just chuck in your bag and I love taking it on a night out!
I’ve been wearing this nail polish by H&M loads recently, it’s in the shade ‘Moody Model’. It’s a deep turquoise shade that looks really nice with pale or tanned skin! I’ll probably become obsessed with it throughout winter!