Ello, ello… how are we today? We are right in the midst of Autumn now… although you wouldn’t think so, right? Most states are still nearing 30 degrees, which is WEIRD!
If you’re in Spring, I am SO jealous… give me warm days, all day erryday!
It’s been a minute since I’ve done a favourites… so I thought I’d let you all know what I’ve been loving or been grabbing for a lot more recently!
(I was going to add photos into this post but I think it’s just going to be FAR to long if I do… so forgive me!)
First off… I’ve been obsessed with skin care lately! I think you sort of get to your late 20s and you’re like “damn… it’s time I started taking care of my skin, right?”
I’ve been absolutely loving Face Halo’s to remove make up and cleanse my skin after a day at work. They just need to be wet and rubbed in circular motions aroud your face and it’s like BAM! You’re basically good to go!
You don’t have to use chemicals on your face and you limit your wastage with cleansing wipes plus SAVE MONEY, what more could you want? Just chuck them in the wash or wash them in the bathroom sink with a bit of shampoo when they’re a bit gross and let them air dry. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
I’ve also been loving Clinique’s Take The Day Off Balm (let’s be real, I have been for a LONG time but hey!) and their new Moisture Surge moisturiser. Both of them are light on the skin and don’t leave your skin feeling greasy! You can pick them up in small sizes at Mecca, if you’re looking to give them a whirl! While you’re at Mecca… take a squiz at Mario Badescu’s Botantical Exfoliating Gel, it’s the perfect exfoliater if you’re looking for something that is not to abrasive and quite gentle on the skin.
On the topic of skincare… I picked up The Ordinary’s Argan Oil from Priceline and HOLY MOLY! This oil is no joke if you’ve got dry or dehydrate skin and hair. Your skin ends up looking plump, hydrated and glowing! I love putting it on at night and reaping the benefits the next day!
Also picked up Lush Cosmetics lip scrub in Mint Julips and boy! I feel like I’ve been using this on the daily and as it’s only going to start getting cooler, I think it’s going to become a staple in my hand bag.
Now let’s get onto the good stuff… MAKE UP!
NARS Radiant Long Wear Foundation is E V E R Y T H I N G… it’d probably be my favourite high end foundation, if I’m honest? It’s medium to full coverage but not heavy on the skin or give the dreaded ‘cakey’ look, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
I’ve also been loving Rimmel London’s Wonderfully Real mascara (it’s in the red tube). I think I have repurchased this twice since it was sent to me because nothing really compares. It’s probably one of the blackest mascaras I’ve tried and gives incredible length and curl. The formula is a little on the wet side so it can look somewhat spidery if you apply to much.
Back to NARS for a quick minute… their Lip Covers are actually bomb! It’s the first lip product I’ve tried from them and I couldn’t be more happy! I have the shade Summer Fire which is a pink mauve but this formula is the perfect mix between matte and a gloss… definitely give these a whirl while you can get your hands on them.
Make Up Revolution’s conceal and define concealers are still on high rotation in my daily use… they don’t oxidise, are comfortable on the skin and don’t crease like a mofo! It’s the perfect trifecta in my opinion.
For eyeshadow and palettes, I have been using my Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette a LOT! It’s just so versatile and you can do subtle day looks to glittery bomb eye looks for a night out. If you can splurge $95 for this, I would because you definitely get your monies worth from it!
On the fragrance front, I’ve been loving Delta by Delta Goodrem. It’s just a great everyday scent that is easy to wear!
And on my nails, I’ve been obsessed with Sally Hansen lately… their Autumn colour range is to die for! Think deep berries, silver and golds and pretty nudes… you can’t go wrong!
I think that’s about it… well, for the beauty side of things anyway? Be sure to let me know if you want me to do a style and fashion favourites or what has been on high rotation on my playlist lately!
Til next time – Emma xx