Wednesday, 30 September 2015
You know the drill, another month means another monthly favourites! Here's what I've been loving in September...
MAC Lipstick - Please Me
At the end of August, my boyfriend (Ricky) and myself decided to go on a Trip To Dublin for the weekend. While we were there, we went to Dublin Zoo, got loads of food and went on a little shopping trip. When I went into the MAC store, I knew I couldn't leave empty-handed, so I stood at the lipstick stand for ages until it was a choice between Please Me or Creme Cup. Ricky preferred Please Me and bought me it so that it would be a little reminder every time I wore it. Anyway, I really do love this lipstick and not just because of the story behind it. It's a matte finish, which is my absolute favourite and is described as a 'muted rosy toned pink' shade. In fact, it's hardly left my lips since I got it!
Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara
I bought this ages ago because it was 3 For 2 in Boots or Superdrug and I just picked it up to try it because I remembered hearing good reviews about it whenever it was released. I used it for a few days whenever I first got it, but it seemed like just an average mascara. However, whenever I was organising my make-up collection, I came across it and started using it again and for some reason I fell in love with it. It gives my lashes so much length and definition, there's no clumps and it separates them perfectly. I don't know why I didn't give it more of a chance in the first place!
Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette - Rich Gold
The reason why I've been loving this palette so much is because it was the last thing I bought before I began my spending ban this month. Apart from that though, it really is a gorgeous little palette. I did a full review about it here if you want more details, but all you really need to know is that it's quite simply a six shade shimmer eyeshadow palette, ranging from a cream shade to a dark brown shade and it's absolutely gorgeous. I can see myself getting a lot of use out of this during Autumn!
Laura Geller Baked Blush N' Brighten - Pink Grapefruit
I got this blush in the Laura Geller Baked With Love lip and cheek kit a while ago and I've been drawn to it ever since, so much so that it's what I've been reaching for it on a daily basis because it's just so lovely. It does look slightly darker in the packaging, but on application it's a gorgeous light pink shade with can be worn all year round. Plus, there's a touch of iridescence with it, so it brings so much life to my face on those dull skin days!
Yves Saint Laurent - Black Opium Eau De Parfum
With the launch of Black Opium Eau De Toilette earlier this month, it reminded me that I had the Eau De Parfum version somewhere in my perfume stash that I got last Christmas. To be honest, up until now I didn't get a lot of use out of this perfume because I kept it strictly as a night time fragrance. However, ever since I rediscovered it, I've been wearing it throughout the day and I've had so many people say how lovely it is, so it doesn't matter to me when or where I wear it now. It has notes of black coffee, white florals and vanilla, so it's definitely something different!
Some other favourites...
Grey Wool Mix Textured Coat
One thing I love about the colder weather starting to creep in is bringing out all my Autumn and Winter clothes. However, every year I make a point of buying a new coat. I actually found one pretty early this year as I normally don't see anything I like until mid to late October, but I fell head over heels in love with this one from New Look. It's so cosy and can be paired with anything, I can't wait until it gets even colder so that I can layer it with chunky scarves. You can see it in one of my Weekly Snapshots.
Looking For Alaska
Since I've started to get the train again, I've had a lot more time for reading. It seemed like I was stuck on Looking For Alaska for the longest time because I never got the chance to finish it. I did find it a little difficult to get into, but once the story got rolling I was hooked. I didn't like it as much as some of John Green's other books, but I'd still definitely recommend giving it a read if you like his material.
American Horror Story
American Horror Story was something I always meant to watch but never had the time to. So, whenever Ricky and myself were trying to decide on a TV series to watch that we'd both enjoy, it was at the top of the list. In fact, I love it more than I thought I would, it's just so gripping and it's written incredibly well. I love how every series is different, first there was Murder House, then Asylum, then Coven and Freak Show. So far, Asylum has been my favourite, although I can't wait for Hotel to start in October!
My Cousin's Wedding
In case you didn't know, I was a bridesmaid in my cousin's wedding at the start of September and I absolutely loved it. It was such a perfect day and everything went to plan. The weather even managed to stay nice for the photographs! I don't have that many pictures because I was so busy all day, but I did share a few of them on one of my Weekly Snapshots.
What do you think of my September favourites? Do you have any favourites this month? Let me know in the comments!