I can’t believe September is almost over already. It seems like only a couple of weeks ago since I did my July Loves post! That one seemed to be quite popular so I think I’m going to do “loves” posts every other month, as the products I’m loving don’t usually change too much on a monthly basis (I wouldn’t want to bore you mentioning the same products over and over again either!). This month I have a selection of favourites that, for the most part, I haven’t talked about on the blog before.
I’d had my eye on Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm for quite a while and mentioned I wanted to get this in my August wishlist. This cleanses, gently exfoliates and removes make-up sooo well. I only tend to use it every couple of days though as exfoliation every day is a bit much for me!
After cleansing with the Balance Me Balm I’ve been using Michael Todd’s Charcoal Detoxifying Face Mask (reviewed here) a couple of times per week. My skin has been a bit problematic recently thanks to stressing out a bit too much, but this mask has been really helping to keep my skin from getting too dry and I’ve found it also helps clear up blemishes more quickly.
There’s a few items of makeup that have really impressed me recently, two of which are from UNE, which is Bourjois’ natural makeup range. UNE’s Lip-Toned Colour in L02 is one of those “your lips but better” shades, very natural looking but can also be built up if you want a bit more colour. Almost identical in shade is UNE’s Breezy Cheeks Blush in B03. It’s a cream-to-powder blush which I assume to be very similar in consistency to the widely talked about Bourjois Cream Blush. It’s just so easy to apply and blend that I can’t help but love it!
Finally there’s the Jane Iredale Pencil Eyeliner in Basic Black. I have really sensitive eyes so I hadn’t worn eyeliner on my waterline in such a long time, but this is one of the few eyeliners that I can wear with no problem as doesn’t irritate my eyes at all! I can’t fault it to be honest. I think I may be starting a love affair with Jane Iredale products!
My loves list just wouldn’t be complete without a little bit of blog love, so there’s a couple of blogs I wanted to mention this time around that I would recommend checking out!
If you’re looking for a blogger with variety you should definitely check out Debi’s blog Dib-Dab-Debs. Her blog has a mixture of lifestyle, beauty, wedding and fashion posts and I always read every new post. We’ve been chatting quite a bit on twitter and seem to have a lot in common so it’s lovely to have made a blogging friend! I’ll also quickly mention, incase you didn’t know, I’ve started designing blogs recently and Debi’s was the first one I redesigned so be sure to let me know what you think! (Also just throwing it out there 😉 if you have a blog and are interested in a redesign do let me know!)
Mary’s blog Pure Makeup is another one that I always find myself reading every post! Her blog has an exclusive focus on natural beauty products and was one of the first ones I followed when I started using more natural products. Her reviews are always really useful and informative and she talks about a huge variety of brands, some of which aren’t actually available in the UK but I now have a list of things I want to pick up if I get the chance to visit the USA at some point!
What products and blogs have you been loving this month?