Current Favourites – September 2016

I don’t think of myself as ever having another favourites for a monthly series so the last one I did was at the start of May, but I’ve noticed a few products which have really become standouts over the past month or so, and I thought it was time for an update! I thought I’d also include a few TV shows this time that we’ve been absolutely obsessed with too!

1. Violet Voss Drenched Metals Palette


This has probably been my favourite makeup discovery so far this year, there isn’t a shade in this palette I don’t like. There’s a few shades that are clearly showing some severe signs of love already, and the shade ‘Crushed It’ is easily my most worn at the moment, for a quick sweep across the lids for everyday! I love the mix of neutrals with brights which are so beautiful they force me to get more creative than I usually do whilst still being surprisingly wearable I’m still planning doing a post on my most worn looks from this palette but have been suffering with a suspected (although the Doctor still isn’t sure) bad bout of Gastroenteritis for 3 weeks and haven’t been feeling myself/like I want to photograph myself etc. I’m starting to feel like I’m having good days again so I’m hoping to get back to posts like this as soon as possible. I know I promised it in my first impressions, swatches and comparisons – and it’s on it’s way, I promise!

2. Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleanser


If the Violet Voss palette is my makeup discovery of the year, then the Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleanser is definitely my skincare discovery. After getting a sample sized bottle of this with a Beauty Bay order, I fell in love with it and within a few weeks of finishing it up my skin started flipping out and a new bottle was ordered. This doesn’t really remove make up,

3. Benefit Gimme Brow


I’ve FINALLY found the Benefit product that works for me. I’m totally in love with this brow gel it’s the perfect shade and easy to fill in the sparser areas of my brows, I’m planning on posting a review and comparison alongside some other cheaper brow gels over the next week or so, but this is my go-to for daily use, budge proof and doesn’t go anywhere!

4. Milani Plumrose Lipstick


I recently reviewed this here, and boy oh boy I love this. It’s rare that I find a lipstick that I always that I want to stop wearing anything else, seriously I have to talk myself out of wearing this daily. It’s a perfect wearable rose shade that goes with every make up look.

5. The Body Shop Early Harvest Raspberry Scrub


I bought three different scrubs from The Body Shop in their last haul and this is the one that went in my shower straight away – unsurprising as raspberry is one of my favourite scents. My review on this hasn’t gone up yet, hopefully it will go up this week – but clearly, spoiler alert as it’s in my favourites I already love it.

6. Kiehl’s Turmeric and Cranberry Masque


This has quickly become one of my go-to’s alongside my blue corn mask from the body shop. This does a really good job of gently exfoliating the skin due to the soft cranberry seeds, whilst also softening and brightening the skin at the same time. A bit on the pricey side compared to other masks, but you need so little of it, this giant tub will last you ages. Reviewed this relatively recently here.

7. Cougar Town


Cougar Town has been a re-discovery for us, we used to watch it 2 or 3 years ago before it disappeared from British TV, recently the whole thing came on Sky boxsets and we picked up just where we left off. It’s so, so silly and funny. We’re just a few episodes from the end and after a total binge on them, we’re watching the last few sporadically to spread them out. Imagine Courtney Cox, being as sarcastic as Chandler from friends, with a bunch of equally sarcastic friends who are all wine obsessed. That’s basically the show summary.

8. Prison Break


Prison Break is a new discovery for us. We were looking for a new show last year and ended up starting Prison Break on Netflix and never got very far into it whilst we were enjoying it. We’ve come back to it in the last 4 months or so and was totally hooked (we took a little break from it whilst we became thoroughly obsessed with Cougar Town). We’re up to season 3, and are hoping to finish it all before the latest season starts.

9. Great British Bake Off


Another TV show, and I feel semi guilty about mentioning three, but how could I not mention the return of Great British Bake Off (or as we call it in our house Go-bo-bo, thanks to the hashtag #GBBO). This is the most British TV show ever made, and if you like watching baking in a competition form where all the contestants are properly ‘British’ and not that competitive with one another, filled with innuendos, and cakes that make your mouth water, then it’s the one for you. Long live Mary Berry.

What have you been loving recently?


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  1. Infoélla
    September 10, 2016 / 8:01 am

    Prison break is definetly one of my favs too!!! Great post

  2. September 10, 2016 / 8:10 am

    The Body Shop body scrubs are always nice 😊

  3. Kathyj
    September 10, 2016 / 8:57 am

    The Violet Voss palette is so gorgeous and the shades just stand out!
    Kathy x

  4. September 10, 2016 / 10:36 am

    I am obsessed with Prison Break hahaha

  5. September 10, 2016 / 11:05 am

    I’ve never seen that kiehls mask before – but I know tumeric is amazing for your skin tho!! Xxx

    • September 10, 2016 / 11:19 am

      It’s a relatively new launch, I went to the launch of them around April time I think so they’ve not been out too long. They’ve also launched a cilantro one which is incredibly moisturising!

  6. September 10, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    Great faves. Love the look of the Violet Voss palette and the Milani Lipstick 😍 x

  7. Nicole
    September 10, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    I have a sample of the Mario Badescu cleanser just sitting on my shelf. I really need to try it! I’m literally watching Prison Break for the second time right now, haha. What a coincidence seeing them on your blog while I was watching! 🙂

  8. Aliya
    September 11, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    Great favourites, I love both the milani lipsticks and body shop body butters! And the packaging looks so autumn-y haha x

  9. September 12, 2016 / 11:46 am

    The Violet Voss palette is gorgeous! Love every single colour!I haven’t tried any lipstick from Milani but I have purchased recently a baked blush and I love it so much!
    Yiota x

  10. serenbird
    September 12, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    I love the scent of that bodyscrub! I have the body butter 🙂 x

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