September Favourites 2017

I don’t know about the mainland but Northern Ireland’s weather has been freezing this month, Autumn is well and truly here. I have a very odd mix of favourites this month, some makeup, skincare and even a handcream!

September favourites Kevyn Aucoin being sanctuary zoeva Charlotte Tilbury Sculpting powder tea tree the Body Shop

Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting powder – medium

I’ve lusted after this luxury powder for years! I could never justify £35 for a tiny powder. When I got a Cult Beauty gift card at the end of August I knew exactly what to treat myself to! I actually swatched the sculpting powders in light and medium before ordering. The light shade was far too warm toned in my opinion to be a contour powder so I decided to go for medium. Although this powder has a fair bit of fall out I’m willing to look past that as it blends so insanely beautifully. If you’re nervous about contouring then this is definitely the product to go for as it’s so easy to use and looks flawless without a lot of effort!

Charlotte Tilbury Powder and Sculpt brush

Yet another product that I lusted after for ages and treated myself to with my Cult Beauty voucher. This brush was created to use alongside Charlotte Tilbury’s beautiful Filmstar Bronze & Glow palette. It’s the perfect shape for sculpting out your cheeks but can also be used to highlight your cheek bones and brow bones. Did I mention how insanely soft this brush is?!

September favourites Kevyn Aucoin being sanctuary zoeva Charlotte Tilbury Sculpting powder tea tree the Body Shop

Zoeva Petit Stippling brush and Luxe Petit Crease brush

I’ve quite a few makeup brush favourites this month! Zoeva brushes are another of my favourites alongside my trusty Spectrum brushes and I couldn’t resist picking up a few from their rose gold collection, they’re just so pretty! I’d been looking for a small brush for my lower lash line and when my sister was home I fell in love with her Luxe Petit Crease brush so I had to pick it up! I got the Petit Stippling brush to use alongside my Kevyn Aucoin Scupting powder as Allana Davison swears by a stippling brush for contouring. Both brushes are so soft and blend powders beautifully and they’re just so pretty!

September favourites Kevyn Aucoin being sanctuary zoeva Charlotte Tilbury Sculpting powder tea tree the Body Shop

The Body Shop Tea Tree Mask

If you read my recent The Body Shop haul you’ll know I picked this up at a recent blogger event. I have fallen head over heels in love with it! I use this every night after cleansing and toning but before moisturiser. It has the weirdest jelly like consistency but I love how it feels on the skin, I find it very cooling. It’s clear and dries in super quickly so you’ve no need to worry about getting it all over your pillow. It’s been keeping my breakouts at bay and I’m honestly so impressed with the results. If you haven’t tried anything from The Body Shop’s tea tree range I’d definitely recommend giving this a go.

September favourites Kevyn Aucoin being sanctuary zoeva Charlotte Tilbury Sculpting powder tea tree the Body Shop

BeingXSanctuary Cloudberry & Lychee Blossom hand cream

This is the best smelling hand cream ever! You may have seen Sanctuary in Boots before. They recently created a new range called Being. It has the prettiest packaging and all the scents are amazing! I have a few products from the range but this Cloudberry & Lychee Blossom has been a firm favourite. It smells so fresh and sinks in really quickly. It’s also perfectly sized for popping in your handbag. A must have for this colder weather!

September favourites Kevyn Aucoin being sanctuary zoeva Charlotte Tilbury Sculpting powder tea tree the Body Shop

Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser*

My final favourite this month is this cleanser from Pai which I got from Beauty Expert. I’d been dying to try some products from Pai for a while now and this cleanser has not disappointed. It’s a creamy cleanser perfect for those no makeup days when your skin is irritated and needs to be soothed. It’s so gentle and doesn’t strip away any of your skins naturals oils. This is a must have for those with sensitive skin!

I can’t believe that’s another month over already, this year is absolutely flying by! Have you tried any of my favourites? What have you been loving this month?


September favourites Kevyn Aucoin being sanctuary zoeva Charlotte Tilbury Sculpting powder tea tree the Body Shop


  1. October 2, 2017 / 10:17 am

    Those zoeva brushes are so pretty. Love Zoeva as a brand, I need to try their makeup products as I know that brushes are amazing. xx

  2. October 2, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    I have always wanted to try Kevin Aucoin products but have never gotten around to it. Maybe I’ll put that on my Christmas list! Thanks for sharing! xo

  3. October 2, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    I’ve always meant to try the Kevyn Aucoin sculpting powder, it sounds incredible!

    Sara – Flemingo

  4. October 2, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    I’m actually in need of a new makeup brush, this is perfect 🙂

  5. October 2, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    I have to start with saying how great your photography looks all autumnal. I definitely want to try this body shop face mask after talking to you about the facial scrub – still really loving that by the way.
    Lois x

  6. October 2, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    Those brushes look sooo good, a little bit of brush envy over here!! I also love finding new handcreams to chuck in my bag for out and about so ill definitely look in to this one!!

    Sarah | xx

  7. October 2, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    I reaaaaaaally wanna try that Body Shop mask! I love how that jelly / cool feel combo sounds. So relaxing~

    Sinéad |

  8. Thoroughly Modern Emily
    October 2, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    That tea tree mask sounds like just what I need right now! I’ve been breaking out for like two weeks now and have no idea why. And all of those brushes and powders make me want to upgrade my own. I have the saddest little makeup brushes from the drugstore.


  9. Beka
    October 2, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    That brush from Charlotte Tilbury is the perfect size. It’s one of my ultimate favourites!

  10. October 2, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try the body shop tea tree for a while and it’s on my ‘to-buy’ list, once i;ve finished my current LUSH mask! I do love the lush one, but i like trying new things to make a well-informed opinion 😛

    I do love the body shop though, currently using their foundation and they are so good for other staples too – aloe vera deodorant and Vitamin E makeup wipes, to name a few! Currently editing a Vlog with all my cruelty-free makeup faves and body shop features A LOT 😛

  11. October 2, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    I love you photography! So autumnal! I have not used any of these products, but I love the look of the zoeva brushes! I’ve been meaning to get hold of some of them for a long while but never get round to ordering some. So I might go and do that!

    Ciara |

  12. October 2, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Love seeing monthly favourites. I used to love some of The Body Shop’s Tea Tree products. Particularly the body wash they did. I do like their body butters, especially this time of the year (:

    Ashlee |

  13. October 2, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    I feel like a terrible blogger by saying that I haven’t tried – nor heard – of many of these brands. Oops. But that hand cream sounds lush!

  14. October 2, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    I haven’t tried the handcream from Sanctuary Being, but I picked up the body mist in the same fragrance and really like it, so I can imagine that the handcream is lovely too. These are my favourites for September if you’d like to have a look:

  15. October 2, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    I love how autumnal your photos have got now! I wish it was colder here – it’s been SO muggy around London recently it’s absolutely disgusting, I need the cold & pronto! These sound like fab products (: xx

  16. Kayleigh Zara
    October 3, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    The zoeva brushes look amazing and so instagramable haha they’re really pretty! Love the look of the body shop product too x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿

  17. October 3, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Zoeva are my go to brushes, and I’ve already decided a full set is being added to my Christmas Wishlist! I’ve wanted to try The Body Shop Tea Tree range for forever too, so I might just add that too.. 😍

  18. October 3, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    I wanted a Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting powder for ages but still can’t get over the fact that it is that much. Although I have just splurged out on a Hourglass blush. You have some lovely products here. Lea, xx

  19. October 3, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    loved reading this post, your zoeva brushes look so lovely, I still need to try that brand out x

  20. October 3, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    I love ready monthly favourites posts because I get to know new products! I’m a really big fan of the body shop tea tree range as I’ve always had a good experience with them but I have yet to try that mask! I’m also in need of new brushes, and whilst I usually use real techniques, I would like to try something new so I will be definitely checking these out x

  21. October 4, 2017 / 8:35 am

    The make-up brushes look gorg 😍 I love Charlotte tilbury and zoeva as a brand 🙂 xx

  22. October 4, 2017 / 9:20 am

    Your photos always look so amazing! Those zoeva brushes sound amazing and i seriously need to get my hands on that body shop mask! So many goodies to try!

  23. October 4, 2017 / 9:27 am

    I’m loving your photography, very autumnal! Great picks, I love the sound of the Body Shop mask, I’m tempted to try it myself! Xx

  24. October 10, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    I really wanna try that Body Shop mask!! Sounds like it would be perfect for my skin 😍
    Emma |

  25. October 11, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    I would love to try that cleanser. It sounds really good. And so does the body shop mask. I love body shop and have lots of their handcreams, that are fab!!

  26. October 13, 2017 / 12:25 am

    I have the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in light and I find it to be the perfect contour shade for me pale & fake tanned! I absolutely love it xx

  27. October 14, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    Totally gorgeous products aside, I just LOVE the theme of your photos in this post. Made me feel so autumnal and cosy snuggled up on the sofa reading it. And I know I keep saying it, but I need to get my butt to Body Shop and try out the tea tree collection. You’ve totally sold me on it.

    Anna xx

  28. October 18, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    You’ve got some gorgeous goodie this month! I really want to try the kevin acoiun scultping powder i’ve heard so much about it. Tha body shop mask looks fab too, i love their tea tree line! X

  29. October 19, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these products! The Sculpting Powder sounds amazing though, may have to try it out for myself! xx

  30. November 26, 2017 / 12:54 am

    I am lusting after these brushes now, I really need some new brushes.

    Jen xxx

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