September Beauty Favourites

September Beauty Favourites (plus…)

Today’s post is all of the products I loved to death in September. I’m trying to mix a few non-beauty items in here too, so there are also some lifestyle and some fashion items.

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Essie Head Mistress, L’Oreal Confetti Top Coat

Essie Head Mistress, L’Oreal Confetti Top Coat

Red, black and white is just such a good combination. This manicure gives me so much pleasure. ‘Head Mistress’ is a beautiful dark raspberry creme polish from the Stylenomics collection. It’s not unusual or different to other polishes I own, but I have really fallen in love with it.

This is topped with L’Oreal’s ‘Confetti’ top coat: a clear polish with a mixture of large, medium and small black and white hex glitter with tiny holographic particles mixed into it. I got this for my birthday, I had wanted it for ages but it was sold out in every Boots I went to. So glad that I finally have it – it is lovely! The only thing I don’t like about it is that it dries matte (which some people might like about it) – I have other glitter polishes like this and don’t find them a problems as I top everything with Seche Vite anyway. BUT this is SO top coat thirsty. The above photos show this polish with 2 coats of Seche Vite. Two!! And it still looks a bit matte. I can forgive it though, as it’s so pretty.

You can buy essie Head Mistress HERE and the L’Oréal Confetti top coat HERE.

Lex

Essie Head Mistress, L’Oreal Confetti Top Coat

Essie Head Mistress, L’Oreal Confetti Top Coat

Essie Head Mistress, L’Oreal Confetti Top Coat

Essie Head Mistress, L’Oreal Confetti Top Coat

Essie Head Mistress, L’Oreal Confetti Top Coat

Essie Head Mistress, L’Oreal Confetti Top Coat

 

 

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Rosacea: What I’ve Learnt So Far

As I described in my last blog post, my rosacea is largely under control at the moment. I have altered my diet, habits and reactions to stress to accommodate it.

However, even when I’m not having a flare up, my skin is always red. This is partly due to my natural complexion but also down to the broken veins that come part and parcel with rosacea. Every time you flush, veins break in your face and these cannot be healed (they can be removed with scary lasers which I have accepted I will have to do at some point in the future).

Therefore I am on a constant quest to find cosmetics that 1) cover my redness without 2) aggravating my rosacea. This is a lot trickier than it sounds. Hopefully the following advice/tips will be helpful to anyone with rosacea or sensitive skin.

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