Monthly Favourites – September 2017
Happy Friday the 13th!! I’ve been a tad slack on the old blog this month which I intend to rectify immediately! So here is my monthly favourites blog post for September 2017. A run down of my top five absolute must haves, fab new finds and all round go to products new and old.
First up is my bargain of the month, 3 of the Too Faced Melted Metal Liquified Metallic Lipsticks. I picked up these in TK Maxx for a bargain price of just £4.99*. I am always a bit dubious of make-up in TK Maxx as it has often been used and tested like mad. However since there was quite a stash of these I was able to pick out 3 that were perfectly sealed and untouched.
The 3 shades I chose (from left to right) Melted Metallic Violet, Melted Metallic Dream House and Melted Metallic Bunny. I was actually quite surprised by these, I imagined them to be ultra pigmented lipsticks but they are in reality quite sheer and can be built up nicely. They aren’t too sticky, have just the right amount of shimmer and have some lasting power.
Favourite number two is a product I never used to have in my make-up collection. A pressed finishing powder. I did some review reading and I decided upon the Revlon Photo Ready compact in shade 10 – light/fair. One thing I have found is that less is most definitely more and this does a fab job. Fully deserving of its name. Make up has a flawless finish and doesn’t look too cakey. A light sweep over foundation and you are good to go. Currently priced at £11.29* at both Superdrug and Boots.
Third up is one of my new favourite shower products. Bilou is a German company that produces vegan and animal friendly body products. Bilou Creamy Shower Foam in Tasty Donut. I have featured these products on my Instagram page before and I have purposely been saving this one for the Autumn. I love all things bakery scented and despite the name it has much more of a sweet strawberry jelly scent initially with a hint of a donut undertone, but I’m not mad at it.
Although the entire range isn’t over here yet there are a few products exclusively available in Superdrug in stores and online. They have an uber cute Instagram and website and I’m praying that they eventually release more of the scents to the UK. Currently priced at £3.99* for both the 300ml and 150ml can (weird)! There are some fab scents available and Tasty Donut and Candy Floss are two of my favourites.
Next up is an oldie but a goody, and something I found in the bottom of a handbag. A brand new Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara. This is one of my favourite staple make-up items and is loved by beauty bloggers the world over. There really isn’t a huge amount to say about this. It’s amazing, go get one! This mascara can be found at many drug stores and supermarkets.
Last up is a new foundation from E.L.F Cosmetics. I have never tried Elf make up before so I had a browse and picked the Flawless Finish Foundation in the colour Sand. This stuff is actually quite impressive and is definitely on my repurchase list. This foundation has medium coverage for those basic, minimal make-up days and true to its name, has a nice dewy flawless finish. Priced at just £7.50* it is competitively priced with the other high street foundations. I have a feeling this will be replacing some of my old foundation favourites!
Et Voila! A brief rundown of my top 5 recommended products I have been loving in September. If you missed my August monthly favourites post check it out here.
*prices correct at time of publication