September Favourites: Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle

Hey there sexies! Today I’m here to present you with our first ever monthly favourites post. We tend not to get involved with these kind of regular series’, mainly because we go through life in a bit of a daze and barely know what month we’re even in most of the time. However, my birthday is fast approaching which means for once I’m a little more aware of the the date, so thought it was as good a time as any to give it a go. To be honest, I’ll probably still lose track of the very basic principle behind this post and start waffling on about things I actually bought back in July but just bear with me – I am very, very simple.

Beauty

September Favourites 1Despite being on a bit of a spending ban, there are some things a girl simply can’t go without – bread, milk and beauty products, for example. Here are four my favourite beauty discoveries from September:

  1. Osmo Silverising Shampoo & Conditioner – My main mission during September was the bleaching and whitening of my hair (which you can read more about here and here). I’ve found this silverising shampoo and conditioner to be absolutely amazing in keeping the yellowy tones out of my hair, and after using them my hair instantly has a bit of a lift.
  2. Seventeen Flawless Poreless Primer – I ‘ve raved about this primer A LOT in this full review, but over a week on and I’m still in love with it. It creates a lovely velvety base for makeup to go on, and actually sends my pores invisible like superhero pores.
  3. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – All bloggers seem to love this concealer, so I suppose the only surprising thing is that I only bought it for the first time last month. It definitely lives up to the hype, and I reviewed it in full over on Jem’s blog.
  4. 3CE Lip Pigments – these were undoubtedly my favourite eBay bargains of the month. Costing only £1.80 each, these little OCC Lip Tar dupes have so far provided me with hours of mixing fun. I also reviewed these in full here

Fashion

Sep Faves Jumper

Unfortunately, my wardrobe was the place that felt my spending ban most cruelly. I didn’t really buy many new bits during the month, but my favourites were without a doubt my New Look cut-out ankle boots, worn with a variety of contrasting frilly ankle socks or with bare skin shining blindingly through.

My Topshop jeggings have also remained a staple part of my weekend wardrobe and are what I seem to throw on whenever I’m mooching around the house at the weekend and suddenly realise I actually have to face people (though this is usually just to go to the shop to buy biscuits). Knitwear has also began to sneak back into my life and my Primark fluffy cardigan has been an absolute fave of the month!

Lifestyle

Sep Faves KindleI’ve got back into the Kindle way of life, and two brilliant books I’ve read recently include Trafficked by Sophie Hayes and Room by Emma Donohue. Trafficked is the horrific true story of a British girl who was forced into sex slavery in Italy after travelling there with a man she thought she could trust; it’s gripping and intense but ultimately very inspiring. Room is the fictional account of a young boy who has been born in captivity to his kidnapped mother. The narrative is written from the perspective of the boy, which grated on me at first but eventually became completely absorbing. I’ve just started to read Goodnight Lady by Martina Cole. It’s the second Martina Cole book I’ve read and I don’t care how low brow it is, I love all that gritty East End gangster shizz. If brothels and people getting sliced up is your cup of tea, then I heartily recommend this for some easy reading.

And thus concludes my first Favourites post! What were you all loving last month?

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2 Responses

  1. Becki October 1, 2013 / 3:45 pm

    Ahhhhh your kindle cover is so cute! I MUST HAVE IT. I’ve seen that fluffy jumper around loads – have you seen they do it in other colours now? :)

    Love this post!
    Becki xxx

    • Claire October 1, 2013 / 3:48 pm

      Haha thank you, I need a new one though – this one might look a bit ridiculous once I start wearing my leopard print fur coat in winter too! I saw the pinky coloured one, got to say I’m tempted to get that too :D xx

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