Tuesday 2 October 2012

September Favourites

Lierac Diopti Calm Eye Contour Balm & Mask
I only just reviewed this eye cream last week but it really is a good'un. Never have I found an eye cream thats more cooling and refreshing than this one. I thought that Origins GinZing eye cream was good but this one is even better. Its even cheaper too if you can find it in TK Maxx like I did.

Percy & Reed Finishing Polish
I got this free with an old issue of Glamour magazine and its been shoved in the back of my hair product drawer for months. Last month I went searching through my drawers for something that would tame my frizzy locks after getting caught in some light rain and came across this again. I just ran a tiny pea sized amount through my hair and it immediately looked tame & like I'd just stepped out of the salon. Its amazing because it doesn't make your hair greasy or weigh it down whatsoever, it just gives it perfect hold. Can't believe I ignored this fab product for so many months!

Beauté Weightless Lip Creme in Girlina
I think these Weightless Lip Cremes must be my favourite formula of any lip product ever. They're almost a cross between a lipstick and a lip gloss. I love these because they're highly pigmented, long lasting, comfortable to wear and aren't sticky at all. Girlina is a bubblegum pink shade and I've been wearing this all the time recently. I think it looks gorgeous combined with NARS Deep Throat blush on the cheeks. If you're wanting to splash out on a lip product I would always recommend these over anything else. At £19 each they're not cheap but they sure are worth it!

MAC In The Gallery Eye Shadow Quad
Purple is always a great eye shadow colour to go for because it compliments any eye colour & skin tone. It looks especially nice on people with green or hazel eyes. This is one of my favourite eye shadow palettes because the colours & shadow finishes are spot on. It contains a satin, a frost and two mattes. The shadows aren't very pigmented in comparison to many MAC eye shadows but they do build very nicely which makes them perfect for day or night makeup looks. This was a limited edition palette that came out in 2009 but I've been using it constantly throughout September. These lovely purple shades really do bring out the green in my eyes too.

Sure Women Maximum Protection Deodorant
I read about this deodorant on quite a few blogs and decided to try it out for myself. I used to use a Nivea Pearl aerosol deodorant but my mum was forever telling me it'd give me breast cancer so I'd been on the lookout for a different formula for while. I never liked creams or liquids because they always made my underarms feel sticky. Then I tried this one and it feels like my underarms are dry right after application. Its quite moisturising and I feel like it does actually keep my arms dry for a good 48 hours. Excessive sweating has never been a problem for me but I still really like this deodorant. I might try one of the Dove Maximum Protection ones next though because the only thing I don't really like about this one is the scent. It just gets up my nose a bit even though it is really fresh & clean smelling.

Bolo Ties
Now I don't know about you but Colonel Sanders is deffo one of my style icons. The Olsen Twins & Alexa Chung have got nothing on him! I already have his white blonde hair, next on the list was a bolo tie or two. I think they're the perfect addition to any collared shirt and are a damn sight easier to put on than collar tips. You might have already seen me wearing this buffalo skull one from Galibardy but I spotted this pretty gold one in Topshop the other day & knew it had to be mine. It was only £8.50 and looks so nice on. Is it just me that has to have a gold & a silver version of everything? It makes my jewellery collection a bit samey but I need that colour option haha!

I'm always trying out new healthy snacks, anything to stop me from gorging on chocolate all day long. I really enjoyed watching Onna's video about some of the healthy food she eats and she mentioned these Craisins. I bought some soon after that and I've been hooked ever since. I normally just grab a handful as a snack or sprinkle them on top of salads/quinoa. They taste really nice and don't have that sharpness that you get from fresh cranberries. I definitely prefer these to normal raisins. Plus they're full of fibre & antioxidants.


  1. Wish I'd of picked up that Percy & Reed product, I got the condioner, and it was nice but nothing special, I wouldn't of known the difference between that and whatever I'd previously been using! & I defitnitley wouldn't of paid the RRP to repurchase!

    http://www.danielleyc.com/ x

    1. i ended up getting them all because they were so cheap and i totally agree, the shampoo & conditioner were pretty rubbish. still not tried the hair mask because it seems like a bit of a faff to use! xx

  2. I love the Finishing Polish, really adds texture to the hair. I use this after I've blow dried it.

    I absolutely love Craisins too, they're so yummy!

    Beth @ Beth-Bradley.blogspot.co.uk

  3. Oooh I want that finishing polish! I have the shampoo and I really like it x

  4. Really intrigued by the finishing polish, I need something like that in my life, especially with this weather! Dried cranberries... yum! I currently have an addiction to dried mango but it is so bloody expensive :( xx

  5. I couldn't stand the smell of the blue version of that deo, but the newer pink and purple ones are much nicer :) x

  6. That MAC palette is gorg! Also bolo ties make me think of cowboys, ha. Not that that's a bad thing because I really do want one! xx

  7. the percy and reed polish is brilliant ! x

  8. I love the P&R Finishing Polish x

  9. I love how honest you reviews are. Great post :)

    The Lovelorn

  10. lovely review. those eyeshadows look beautiful and i also love that deodorant, basics that actually work well are always the best :)

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

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  11. Love that Mac palette, beautiful colours!

    Ellie | Misseblog xo

  12. I LOVE the finishing polish too. So many hair care products make my hair feel greasy, and somehow this doesn't. It's brilliant! xxx

  13. Gorgeous jewellery - I'm always a fan of anything with skulls :P love your blog girl, your pictures are beautiful! x