Friday, 29 September 2017

MONTHLY BEAUTY + LIFESTYLE FAVOURITES: SEPTEMBER 2017


Beauty products I've been coveting in the month of September...

Lips: You know me, rarely seen without lippy. In fact today, (Saturday as I write this) I've organised my lipsticks, by colour into Baco bags. Rock and roll eh?! This month, my favourite lip smear is from Lord + Berry who recently celebrated their 20th birthday. The 20100 lip crayon is a punchy, orange shade that is super creamy, moisturising and hyper-pigmented.

Glow: I love a healthy glow as much as the next person, however, sometimes it can look a look OTT. I've recently been using a new highlighter from the Complexions range at Miss G Couture. I'll be bringing you a full review of their cosmetics next week, but for now - the 'Blush' Pearls Highlighter has provided a really beautiful highlight that is both natural looking and long-wearing. 


Nails: I've grown my nails hooray! Well, until a stressful situation arises and I'll have wrecked them again. To celebrate actually having acceptable fingers, I've kept them painted this month with an old Nails Inc polish in the shade ' St Martin's Lane' Yup, I was feeling SUPER Autumnal with this royal berry shade, almost magenta. You can always rely on Nails Inc for longevity and opaque colour payoff.

Eyes: Strangely, I've also been loving bright pops of colour on my eyes. Now bear with me, yup I love my nudes, golds and orange shades MAC Texture I'm looking at you, but I also love the Lord and Berry individual shadows in the shades 'Sunflower' and 'Lagoon' which are super pigmented and look really nice as a little accent underneath the lower lash line.


Life. TV. Music + More...

Reading: A recent holiday to Zakynthos meant that I had time to absolutely devour a few books on the beach. I read 'Diana in her own words' by Andrew Morton and The Muse by Jessie Burton which was a wonderful story. I have to say, it's a slow starter but the description is vivid and the twist in the story is interesting. In a nutshell, it follows two stories, one in 1960s London and the other in 1930s Spain, both are linked by a painting and a central character. The themes include love (obvs) immigration, art, friendship, mental health, and family dynamics. If you are looking for a new read, I strongly urge you to try this one.

I feel a little like a broken record constantly recommended articles from The Pool, but they're all just so darn good! My favourites this month were: 'Is this the new Chanel No.5?' - a particular favourite line was when author, Lizzie Ostrom describes the scent awakening: "Thankfully, Gabrielle soon cut her toothless grin and started to hiss." As well as Daisy Buchanan's What makes a beauty product 'cult'? - some great recommendations and again, some lovely description.

Watching: Two words. Doctor Foster. I am gripped! The BBC series featuring the babe that is Suranne Jones has a cringey script and a slightly repetitive storyline (cmon it is) BUT I cannot stop watching it. Fuelled by adultery, revenge, and passion, the drama set in fictional Parminster is definitely one to catch on Iplayer (or season 1 is on Netflix!). You kind of need to have seen the first two series to understand what is underpinning the dramzzz but it's fully watchable without. 

Bake off. Obvs. I like Noel Fielding's quirk and I like Sandi because she packs punch for a little lady. I must prefer the new hosts over Mel + Sue, who quite frankly did my head in!  I also think the standard of the contestant's is the best yet. The first week showstoppers, the board games? Phenomenal! 

I also LOVED Pixiwoo's interview with Victoria Beckham, Victoria came across very well -  a little more human, and a little less robotic than you'd imagine. You could tell that Nic was awestruck over being sat next to VB and rightly so. The interview, which focuses mostly on VB's latest iteration of make-up for Estee Lauder, also covers family life and brand collabs. My only qualm would be that VB told us what her favourite products actually are and not listing only her range - But I guess she's there to do a job!

Listening to: This playlist! Really easy to work to and for when you just want a little chill time. It's my go to when i'm in the bath.





What have you been loving this month?



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