Tuesday, 30 September 2014

September Favourites

You best get a cup of tea ready, this is going to be a long one!
So lets cut to the chase already.

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

I have been a big fan of the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil for quite sometime, however it is totally impractical when it comes to travelling. It leaks like crazy when not stood upright! 
Logic told me that the butter version would be better as I would be travelling back and forth to University over the coming months. 
When going to repurchase the cleansing oil, I spotted a bargain bag made up of the cleansing oil, the butter, the eye makeup remover and a muslin cloth all for £23 when it was worth £32! Plus I got my student discount on top! Bargain!

I'm in love with this product! A little goes a long way and it removes makeup effortlessly. I use it along with a muslin cloth from Liz Earle and I find it simply melts away dirt and impurities. There is no sticky residue left on the skin and I will certainly be repurchasing when I hit pan!

For many years I have been using The Body Shop's lip balms. I remember being around 7 years old and repeated asking my mum to borrow hers. Eventually she began tired and bought me my own. It was a strawberry one and I treasured it. Over time I have seen the packaging change and I'm pretty sure if I look hard enough in my collection I will have at least 5 different packagings. However, most importantly, the formula has stayed the same. My current favourite is the raspberry flavour, but I think I have every flavour they offer. 
They leave my lips soft and hydrated and the majority of them have a slight tint which means theres no need for a lipgloss! 
And at a bargain £2, what could go wrong?

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

This was my first ever foundation brush. I bought it over a year ago and for months it was a staple in my everyday makeup routine. At some point at the start of the year, I for some strange reason reverted back to using my fingers (maybe because I hate cleaning my brushes). But I recently dug it back out and would never dream of abandoning it again! It's bristles are so dense and soft they leave my foundation looking flawless and not cakey.
It is a high quality brush at a high street price! A must have for ANY beauty fanatic.     

Essie Nail Lacquer - Watermelon
I bought this nail polish last year and it was the first I had bought from Essie. Little did I know it was to revolutionise the way I thought about nail polish. 
I had always hated doing my nails, they always looked messy and like a 5 year old had painted them with a blindfold on. But the thick brush covers your nail with a single sweep so theres no need for multiple strokes. 
Aswell as the colour, the formula is beautiful too. It lasts me a week before it starts to chip. Especially with my handy little tip for making your nail polish last longer.

Essie Nail Lacquer - Bikini So Teeny
This polish was a cult product among beauty bloggers last year and at the time I kept saying I will buy it, although every time I went out, I walked straight past it. 
A couple of months ago I went to the Essie stand in Boots looking to buy a nail polish to wear for a special occasion and this one caught my eye immediately. I only noticed it was my long desired shade once I had paid for it and got it home. I was delighted! It was finally mine!
It has a slight shimmer to it making it perfect for the last few glimpses of summer when the light catches it.

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer - Fair
I have always had a love/hate relationship with concealer. I can't get away without it but it never seems to sit right on my skin. That was until I tried this. 
I had heard it was a good dupe for the Laura Mercier Undercover Pot. And being a student with a limited budget meant this product wasn't going to break the bank. 
It's a travel-friendly pot that combines three key steps to a flawless base.

Topshop Lipstick - Ditsy
Remember when Zoella used to rave about the Topshop lipsticks? Well I do. I went out and bought about half a dozen upon her word! 
This one comes out every summer and I love it! It's described as being a hot coral and it certainly is. It looks great with a tan! (Not that I tan of course..) 
The formulation is spot on and up there with the likes of MAC (and I believe they are made by the same company?). They have a really creamy formula with an amazing colour payoff.

Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl - Black
Now until buying this I hadn't worn kohl eyeliner since my 'emo' phase when I was about 13. But thought I'd try it out for lining my upper waterline. 
The pigmentation and texture is incredible and it definitely rivals anything you'll find from a high-end brand. The soft almost velvet like texture means it can be easily blended to create the perfect smokey eye! And to top it off the staying power is amazing!

St Christopher Necklace
I bought this necklace from Accessorize in June and have worn it nearly everyday since. It is so me! It comes on a long chain and falls in the middle of my stomach. When finding a link for you to purchase it, I could no longer find the gold version that I have, but I have left a link for the silver version which is just as nice!

What have you been enjoying this month?

Thanks for reading!

Love Charlotte x



  1. Great review!! I really badly want to try the Topshop lipstick!!


    1. I believe they are made by the same company as MAC and they are half the price! They are really good! I have quite a few x

  2. Cleansing oil/balms/butters have intrigued me lately and I've been wanting to try the Clinique cleansing balm for ages, but I think I may try this Body Shop one first! - a lot cheaper!


    1. I am the same. I wanted to try the Clinique one but I have found this one to be really good! :) x


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