Tuesday, 28 September 2010

September's Must-haves and Lust-haves - it's a long list!

I can't believe that September is nearly over already, although looking out of my window the weather says it all, grey, misty and drizzle. Typical English autumn weather, but still wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

The lust-have section of this post will be a little (make that a lot) longer this month for the simple reason that it is my birthday at the end of October and I am hoping that some family members might stumble upon this post and take the hint.

Lets start with my top 5 must-haves of the month, products I have used and loved:

  1. Alpha-H Skincare, namely Triple Action Cleanser (£21.45) and Liquid Gold (£28.60) - I stopped using these for a couple of day and my skin was an oily, bumpy mess. Now back on the Alpha-H regime and things are looking better already.
  2. Burberry Beauty Light Glow Blush in Peony (£28) - Perfect shade for giving me a natural, healthy look to my cheeks.
  3. Chanel Soho Collection Le Vernis Nail Colour in Strong (only available in US) - only received this a few days ago but the micro shimmer is beautiful (like molten metal), much more me that Les Khakis de Chanel.
  4. Chanel Rouge Coco in Rose Comete (£21.50) - a pretty light pink shimmer shade, pale enough to pair with a smokey eye but not make you look washed out.
  5. Bobbi Brown Denim & Rose Face Palette (£45) - a nice change to the more prolific neutral palettes that Bobbi is so famous for. The colours are perfect for paler skins. Post coming soon.

Now onto this months lust-haves, products I really want to try out during October. It's a long list.
    Lanolips - Now available in the UK!
  1. Lanolips Tinted Lip Ointment in Rhubarb - £7.99
  2. Edward Bess Lip Wardrobe - £310 (this is only on the list to make everything else look reasonably priced!)
  3. Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Colour in Moroccan Rouge - £35
  4. Lipstick Queen Discovery Set - £40
  5. Lipstick Queen Jean Queen Lipstick - £15
  6. Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm - £30
  7. Sarah Chapman Skin Tone Perfecting Booster - £56
  8. YSL Couture Manicure Duo in Belle Nuit - £24
  9. By Terry Baume de Rose - £32
  10. Rouge Bunny Rouge Eyeshadow in Delicate Hummingbird - £22
  11. Rouge Bunny Rouge Highlighting Liquid in Sea of Tranquility - £45
  12. Chantecaille Lip Chic in Zinnia - £26.50
  13. Le Metier de Beaute Kaliedoscope Eye Kit in Le Cirque - £55
  14. Mac Venomous Villains Malificent Beauty Powder in Briar Rose
  15. Mac Venomous Villians Malificent Mineralize Eyeshadow duos
  16. Mac Venomous Villains Dr Facilier Greasepaint Stick in French Quarter
  17. Mac Superslick eyeliner in Smokey Heir - £14.50
  18. Frederic Fekkai Technician Mask - £28
  19. Chantecaille Les Macarons Face Palette (Holiday 2010) - £63
I told you it was a long list! If I ever manage to get just 10% of this list I will be a very happy girl (the Edward Bess Lip Wardrobe is clearly never going to happen but its good to have aspirations!).


  1. Well the Lanolips is pretty reasonable ;)!

    It's a good wishlist. I would say that I prefer the Lanolips to the ByTerry Baume de Rose, personally. The BT makes my pale lips look even more pallid.

  2. Yes, there was a bit of a jump from the Lanolips to the Edward Bess Lip Wardrobe!

    Do you still find Lanolips, in terms of helping chapped lips, as good as or better than Sisley or Creme de la mer lip products? My lips are awful and I'm constantly looking for a miracle product.