It’s been SO long since I’ve published a monthly favourites post, and when I think about, I love writing these posts as they are some of my favourites to create. So something clearly needs to change there. With that in mind I thought I’d do a quick little review of a few products that I’ve been loving recently, and which have made their way into my September Favourites. (On another note – how are we almost into October already?! Christmas before we know it guys).
September Favourites No. 1 – Batiste Dry Shampoo ‘Rose Gold’
I’ve never been the biggest of fan of dry shampoos in the past to be totally honest with you. I’ve always preferred to just try and wash my hair when possible rather than use the stuff as I’ve found it a little too drying on the hair and has made it eventually feel more heavy around the roots. I probably used too much and not in the right way thinking about it.
Batiste are pretty much the dry-shampoo Gods, and have ticked every box going with their newly released ‘pretty and delicate’ rose gold dry shampoo. First off it comes in a humongous 400ml can which means it will probably last the best part of half a year if you use it sparingly.
Next it smells AMAZING. It reminds me of a perfume I used to wear years ago and I can’t for the life of me think what it is but I bloody love it.
Last but not least, this actually works. Lightly sprayed onto roots and worked in with fingers then brushed out, it left my hair feeling really soft and clean again despite it being a good couple of days since I last washed it. And my hair turns greasy very quickly so that’s quite a feat.
All in all I’m really impressed with this. And the best bit. It’s currently on a promo offer of £2.00 in Superdrug so get ourselves down to your local store now for a bargain. YOU’RE WELCOME.
September Favourites No. 2 – The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5%
This brand kind of came out of nowhere and have gone from being a relatively unknown and cult beauty name to one of the most loved and awarded brands within the industry.
The Ordinary are a no-frills, rather plain-packaged brand with an extensive range of products for all skin types. There are serums, oils, acids, moisturisers and primers and they’ve also recently branched out into make up.
The thing about this brand though, is that their products contain ingredients found within other products more than four or five times their price, and yet The Ordinary are ridiculously cheap for high-end skincare dupes. (Average cost of a bottle/tube is about the £6-£7 mark).
This lactic acid has been amazing. I put it on every morning and night after cleansing and before moisturising. It leaves my skin feeling super nourished and clean, and I literally can’t wait to try out more products from the brand. They are anything but Ordinary that’s for sure.
September Favourites No. 3 – Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat
I talked about this a little in my last Tili post as I’ve been really impressed with it. It’s basically a gel coat that you apply to bare nails and it acts as a strengthening and brightening base.
It’s supposed to be applied once a week and will promote healthy, strong and bright nails. I’ve only used it for a less than a month and even then I’ve probably forgotten to put it on some weeks like I should have, but it seems to be doing a good job as my nails haven’t been breaking as much as they normally do, and I like the fact that it has a subtle pink shade to it so that you can even wear the gel coat on its own if you fancy it.
September Favourites No. 4 – 7th Heaven New Charcoal Peel Off Face Mask
I was kindly sent a few of these masks recently by the PR team at 7th Heaven. For anyone who doesn’t know, 7th Heaven do almost every sort of mask you can imagine. And they have done it really well, for a really long time. (Their best-selling Dead Sea Mask recently celebrated its 20th anniversary!) They are inexpensive, and available from Boots and Superdrug as well as online.
Their newest mask, the Charcoal Peel-Off, comes off the back of charcoal being the latest buzzword in skincare. Known for drawing out impurities and detoxifying the skin, charcoal is flavour of the month in beauty. And after trying out this mask, I can totally see why.
I left the mask on for a little longer than you’re supposed to, but to be honest it made it so easy to peel off, (I find it weirdly satisfying peeling off these types of masks).
My skin felt super clean. And by clean I mean really detoxified. Clean of all the crap that can’t be removed with cleansers and toners. Like a deep clean. I noticed an immediate improvement in the skin’s appearance as it looked brighter, and felt so soft, and when it came to applying my The Ordinary acid, it went on like a dream. What I loved the most was that my face didn’t feel dry and tight like it sometimes does after using face masks.
I don’t always have high hopes for face masks, but I would recommend anyone who is slightly sceptical to give this one a go. It is one of my new favourites that’s for sure.
So that’s it for my September favourites! I really hope you enjoyed reading this post and finding out about some high street gems. Cause who doesn’t love a bargain?
Take care, thanks for reading and I’ll be back soon.