The weather in London has suddenly gotten a lot colder, it was -1 this morning, far colder than I’d like and far colder than my skin would like. The change of season and the cold always send my skin into a mini panic but I have been replying on three products to get me through.
For days when I want something that will remove my makeup and not irritate my skin further, I have been relying on Olay 2-in-1 Hydration Balancing and Purifying Cleansing Refreshing Facewash. It’s not the fanciest, most luxurious cleanser but it’s a great one to have on hand for days when you need a no-fuss cleanser that won’t dry out the skin. I love the smell of this cleanser, it’s weirdly comforting and it’s the perfect affordable cleanser for any of you double cleansers.
Totally different end of the price spectrum but I have been using the Le Metier de Beaute Ultimate Hydrator. Quick disclaimer, it is expensive. I was sent this and there is no way I could afford this product but it is good and I have been using it every single day for the last three weeks. It’s a great booster over moisturiser to ensure skin is well hydrated, I’ve been using it morning and night and am starting to see a real improvement.
But my saving grace has truly been the Trilogy Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil, it’s one of my all time favourite oils and it always saves the day (or my skin). I’ve been reaching for it both morning and night, I’m more generous with it in the evening and use it sparingly during the day but my skin seems to love it and nothing hydrates my skin more. If you’re struggling with dry/dehydrate skin than I can’t recommend this oil more, it really helps keep my skin balanced and affordable.
What are your favourite autumn/winter skincare additions?
It’s no secret that I have fallen in love with MAC lipsticks now more than ever and my collection is ever growing. I recently picked up seven new shades ranging from a bright red to darkest plums and nudes. I picked up some from Debenhams and others from Fragrance Direct which is a great place to look for a slightly discounted price.
I’d love to know what your favourite MAC shade is in the comment as I have bought most of the ones I was originally after and need to add some more to the wish list.
I’ve really fallen for MAC lipsticks recently and have bought quite a few but the one I haven’t stopped wearing has to be Amorous. It isn’t one which I hear too much about but it’s the most perfect slightly vampy shade for the daytime which is why it hasn’t left my handbag.
MAC has some great Vampy shades; Diva, Cyber, Rebel and so many more but most are quite dark and many are matte too, making them a little too harsh for daytime for me. However I find that Amorous isn’t too dark and since it’s a satin finish is really wearable. It’s a brown/plum which is a beautiful formula that fades evening but last for longer than most and a really flattering shade.
It looks beautiful during the day but also in the evening. It can be darkened up easily using a matching lip liner or even patted into the lip to add just a sheer, stain to the lip but I usually just use it straight out of the bullet and love it!
I try not to write two whole post dedicated to one product (see older post here) but after I lost my Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palette I realised just how much I needed it. They do say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Long story short, I found it and I’m so happy to be reunited!
I rate the Charlotte Tilbury range really highly, everything I have tried I have loved and I really want to explore the range a little more. It’s premium but not ridiculously priced and most importantly I have found every product to be of a high quality. The Dolce Vita Palette however stands out above everything thing else and if I had to pick one evening palette this would be it.
It’s a quad so pretty easy to use and not overwhelming, I always use the more glittery shade as a finishing touch over my eye look (applied with my finger) and the lightest colour as I highlight. The red shades is probably why I love this palette though, especially in the autumn as I just think it works perfectly! It’s a little to my usually bronze shades but still works the same as a brown would and really carry’s me from autumn through to winter.
Along with that the packaging is perfect as is the formula, the perfect glam palette and if you don’t already own the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palette then I would highly recommend adding it to your wishlist!
Every year I wait patiently for summer to roll around so that I can start wearing bright nails, but weirdly this year I’ve been more excited about the autumn nail shades and I am so happy to finally be wearing dark plum and navy on my nails.
I love the Soigne packaging, colours and the quality of their polishes. I don’t always love more traditional reds and pinks but this is just dark enough that I love it! Soigne in Seduisant is a really classic shade, which looks good with everything and has proved a real staple in my collection over the last weeks.
Although I’m not typically a huge glitter wearer all year round I start to get very attracted to them around this time of the year with bomb fire night, party season, Christmas and New Year all around the corner. I think I’ll do another post with my favourite glitters but at the moment I’ve been most drawn to Ciate in Putting On the Ritz which is a rose gold and gold glitter with uneven pieces of glitter, unlike any other glitter polish I have seen.
A great alternative to black is Topshop Wardrobe which is a slightly grey dark blue shade, Topshop polishes are really affordable and always have lovely colours. I love a good navy in autumn but this one is a little more unusual than most.
My favourite of all has been Nails Inc Midnight Merlot which is a dark, rich aubergine shade that I find looks very classic and also quite sexy. I’ve been wearing this almost non-stop as it applies really easily, dries quickly and more importantly wears really well. This is my absolute must have autumn/winter shade, it’s perfect!
Potentially not to every ones taste but I have been loving khaki nails recently, I think it’s fun but wearable. Essie Sew Psyched is a dusty green which applies as beautifully as all Essie polishes and is a great alternative to wine shades for autumn.