Friday, 5 October 2012

September Favourites

This month I have been trying out a lot of new products so here are my favourites! I found it quite hard to narrow it down so this post wasn't too long, but I eventually did!



First up is Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. I have heard great things about this product and after reading Charlotte's Review I went straight out and bought it! When I first bought it, I applied it on my cheeks only because the rest of my face can get slightly oily. It was amazing at making my cheeks look healthy, bright and dewy. My t-zone gets slightly oily and then having my cheeks very glowing was a bit much so I have now started using it just along my cheekbones over my foundation rather than all over my cheeks. I love using it like this! It adds an absolutely beautiful dewy, healthy glow to my cheekbones.

Next is my Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer. I have gone through about three tubes of this so it's an old favourite but I have been relying on it lately! I have had quite a few blemishes pop up and this concealer is incredible at instantly covering them! I just need a tiny dot of this and it will cover the blemish and redness so it disappears. It has quite a thick consistency but it doesn't feel heavy or look cakey.

Nars Laguna bronzer is something that has been on my wishlist for ages and I'm so glad I finally bought it! I have written a full review of this here. I am quite pale and this bronzer is the perfect shade! It's not orange and it's not muddy - it's the perfect sun kissed, bronze shade! I love it and it blends amazingly well onto my skin.



Benefit Browzings is probably my absolute favourite of this month. My eyebrows are brown and naturally quite thick so I never used to fill them in. I started a few months ago and I just used pencils which I didn't personally like. I then started using powder and preferred it a lot as I found it easier to use and left my eyebrows looking more natural and soft. My friend always has lovely eyebrows and told me she used Browzings and convinced me to buy it! You get a powder and a wax. I think they advise to use the wax first to shape and fill in the brows and then set them with powder. The lady at Benefit actually advised I mix the two together on the brush and apply them to my eyebrows as it will look more natural and not be two layers. I really like using it like this and I love how my eyebrows look.

My last favourite is a hair oil and it's the VO5 Moisture Soak Elixir. This hair oil is amazing and leaves my hair looking and feeling soft, smooth and shiny. Its very affordable as well which makes it even better! I put this on damp hair before I shampoo and condition. I focus more on the ends but I do bring it up mid length and there are arrows on the tube to advise how much product to use per time. When I started washing this out the first time I used it, I could already feel how incredibly soft my hair was. Sometimes I find products make my hair feel soft when it's wet but then as soon as it's dry it doesn't feel any different to before. When I dry my hair after using this though, it still feels amazingly soft and so smooth.



Have you tried any of these products? Let me know what your favourites are and I will check them out! Thank you for reading!


20 comments:

  1. I use the Collection 2000 concelaer too :) It's a makeup bag staple xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yes definitely! It's amazing and a great price too :) xx

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  2. Great post hun! I love the VO5 hot oil its amazing! Really love the look of the Nars bronzer though! xx

    xelliealicex.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Ooh I haven't tried the hot oil! I may have to check that out :) I would definitely recommend the Laguna bronzer! It's amazing xx

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  3. I'm obsessed with the bronzer too:) what brush do you use to put it on lovely?xxx

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    1. It's amazing! I'm so happy I bought it :) I use my Real Techniques blusher brush! I find it's the perfect shape and size xxx

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  4. I always wondered how that Nars Laguna would look on my skin complexion.... I am cohosting a bloghop on my page if you are interested

    www.delabelle-k.blogspot.com

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    1. I am quite pale and it looks great with my skin tone but I have also read reviews of girls that are more tanned and it has worked for them also! :)

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  5. I wish I could get my hands on that concealer! I've heard SO many great things about it!
    Beauty by T

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    1. It's incredible :) It's a shame if you can't get it though!

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  6. I really am desperate for the concealer! I'm constantly hearing people raving about it; I NEED to try it out! I also really want to try out browzing, my brows are being a pain at the moment!

    pariswhenitspink.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think it's great! You should definitely try it :) I love Browzings! I haven't tried a lot of eyebrow products but this one is the best I have tried :)

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  7. L'Oreal Lumi Magique foundation is winning me over so quickly. Great foundation, medium coverage,blends easily, lightweight texture and gives a lovely dewy appearance on my skin. What more can a girl want eh? I've had my eyes on Nars Laguna for ages. Thinking of buying it next month as a birthday gift for myself. Do you think it'll be a nice contour shade for Asians? :)

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    1. Ooh I've heard really great reviews about that foundation! I may have to try it! I really don't know to be honest - I would suggest going somewhere that sells Nars and asking them as they do other bronzer shades so you may find there's one that's better for your skin tone :)

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  8. I love the concealer and the hair oil!! :)

    http://writtenbysophie.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Recieved the collection 2000 concealer in my swap and love it. Honestly one of the best concealers I've used:)

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  10. Lovely favourites! I've looked for that V05 in shower hot oil EVERYWHERE but no Boots I've been in seems to stock it! I've been curious about trying Nars Laguna. Like you I find a lot of bronzers just look muddy on me but this one sounds good :) expensive though!!

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    1. Thank you! Oh no, that's annoying but if you ever find it I would definitely recommend it :) The bronzer is pretty pricey but worth it in my opinion!

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