Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Monthly Favourites | September '15

I have been a very bold blogger and have missed one or two monthly favourites posts but I promise this one will more than make up for it. 

SOSU By SJ Gel Nail Polish 'She Means Business.'
So this month Suzanne Jackson aka. So Sue Me added six stunning colours to her SOSU by SJ gel nail polish collection. I picked up a gorgeous deep purple shade called ''She Means Business''. It is just the most perfect shade for Autumn Winter and it looks so nice with a dark tan.

SOSU By Suzanne Jackson ''She Means Business.''
So far I have worn it three times. Once with a regular shiny top coat, the second time with a glitter accent nail and I am currently wearing it with a matte top coat. These polishes retail at €7.99 and are worth every cent!!

''She Means Business'' with a matte top coat.
You can read my full review on the SOSU By SJ gel nail polishes right HERE.

Earlier in the month I done a big foundation clear out and I found a bottle of barely used DIORSKIN STAR Studio Make-up and decided it was time to give it a proper go. On first impressions it applies really light to the skin but the coverage is buildable. It lasts really well when worn with a good primer and powder and feels completely weightless on the skin. 

DIORSKIN STAR Studio Make-Up in the shade 020
Another huge benefit to the foundation is the fact that is contains an SPF30. Even on dull days it is so important to protect your skin. I can't remember the exact price. I think it was around €48.00 so definetely one of my most expensive foundations but so worth it for the quality.

I just love the flawless finish it gives. My eyelashes are Primark/Penneys individual ones and my lipstick is Urban Decay 'Tilt.'

Pippa for Blank Canvas Cosmetics Palette
I know, I know I am so late to the party with this one but the next product in my monthly favourites is the infamous Pippa for Blank Canvas Cosmetics palette. The Pippa palette contains six eyeshadows which can be used to create anything from a natural day look to a full on dramatic smokey eye. It also boasts three face shades, a highlighter, a blush and a warm bronzer. 

I just LOVE how girly and chic the packaging is.
Every product in this palette is my taste. I love working with nude and brown eyeshadows, I am a sucker for contouring and I love a shimmery highlight. My day to day eye makeup the majority of the time is 'Tobi' all over the eyelid blended out, Dodo underneath the eye and Lulu on my tear ducts. 

It is a very real concern of mine as to what I am going to do when my Tobi and Lulu run out. To say I am addicted to them is a massive understatement. The Pippa palette retails at €34.99 but considering that covers the cost of nine gorgeous products and a decent sized mirror it's a bargain.

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick 'Bittersweet.'
Have I ever done a monthly favourites and not mentioned a lip product? I don't think so. I full on have a problem when it comes to lipstick especially because I am quite brave with it and I'm not afraid to experiment with different colours. 

This month my lipstick love is 'Bittersweet' from the new Urban Decay Matte Revolution collection. It is a gorgeous matte bright purple shade that compliments tanned skin and green eyes perfectly. One thing I love about this shade is that it is suitable for day time wear but it is also dramatic enough for a night time look. 

Just like the 'She Means Business'' polish from the SOSU By SJ collection the 'Bittersweet' lipstick is perfect for this time of year. I love to wear it with big lashes for an easy and quick day time look for work and I always get asked what shade I am wearing. 

To read more about Urban Decay's latest releases click HERE.

So...? Fragrances.
Recently I attended a launch party for So...? Fragrance with my lovely friend Kate from Pure Irish Sugar Blog and it was such a fun event. It was so incredibly nostalgic. I felt like I was 16 again looking at and smelling on the So...? perfumes and body sprays. 

Lipstick And Louboutins pictured in House Dublin at the So...? Fragrance launch.
Leaving the event we were gifted with a goodie bag which contained all the scents. After careful deliberation I can now confirm that my favourite of the lot are So...? Kiss Me and So...? Rio.

The So...? Kiss Me is quite a deep scented perfume which I have a soft spot for. It has hints of blackcurrant and vanilla which are just a stunning combination. Another thing I love about it is how it is a scent which is accessible to women of all ages. You know the way some perfumes would only suit and older woman and some younger? Well the So...? Kiss Me in my opinion covers all women across the board.

So...? Rio is a much more bold and vibrant scent. It smells like a really fruity ice pop or drink. So...? Rio contains notes of pineapple, mango and melon which gives it a super fun and edgy scent. The So...? Fragrances are available in Penneys and selected pharmacies nationwide.

Cocoa Brown Instant Tan Bronzing Gels
Last but most definitely not least is the newly launched Instant Tan Bronzing Gels from Cocoa Brown which are available in matte or shimmer. I was a very lucky lady to be invited along to a dinner with Cocoa Brown in the Shelbourne Hotel where I was among the first group of people to see the products. We had such a fabulous night.

Aren't they just so beautiful?

You need these bronzing gels in your life if you like an instant, quick drying tan that is water resistant and weightless on the skin. All I'm gonna say is that I have never in my days seen a tan quite as shimmery as the shimmer bronzing gel. It gives that perfect sparkle needed for the Christmas months and it will glisten in the sunshine we will hopefully get next Summer. I need to stock up on both of these because I predict a sell out. 

Check out that sparkle!!

You can read my full review of the new Cocoa Brown Instant Tan Bronzing Gels HERE.

I could go on and on about products I love but those are the ones who made the cut this month. Have you tried any of the products above? If so, let me know and I would love to hear what ye think of them. 

Thank you so much for reading.
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  1. Love, I need everything 😂😂 xx

  2. I absolutely love the matte top coat on nails, havn't used it in while, after seeing yours I'm going to do them matte this weekend

    1. For some reason I always love the matte look this time of year... :) x

  3. Love your favorites! Need to try the Dior Star foundation, i just cant cheat on my Dior Nude at the moment. So good!


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