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Autumn Edit 2013


Okay, so summer is nearly over. Kids are back in school, new semesters are starting at University, and the sun has disappeared in the UK yet again. I love this time of year. Autumn however, causes all sorts of changes in my skin and hair so I need to make some changes in my daily routines to keep those issues in check.

First of all, I’ll start with skincare. Even now, at the beginning of September I have noticed some changes in my skin with the cooler weather starting to make an appearance. So in the morning I have started to use either the REN No1 Purity Cleansing Balm or the Emma Hardy Amazing Face Moringa cleansing balm, depending on what mood I’m in. I love them both, completely different but the same kind of product - if that makes sense. My skin has reacted so well to cleansing balms and I do have some others that I may rotate between as well. There will be some other products that I will be incorporating into my routine but I want to give them a thorough test first before I make my decision on whether I like them enough to keep using them.

Next, are bath and body products. I have been loving using my Nivea shower gel because it’s not a very strong scent and it doesn’t linger very long which, in the summer with all the moisturiser, SPF and perfume or body spritz that I have been using, that was a good thing. But I feel like I want something a bit richer. So I have gone back to my - oh so faithful - Soap & Glory Clean Girls Body Wash and the Soap & Glory Daily Smooth Body Butter which is very nourishing and leaves my skin feeling lovely and soft. I absolutely love the scents of the Soap & Glory products.
So, hair care. I have noticed already that my hair is getting a bit drier and is in need of a real moisture boost (and we’re not even properly into Autumn yet... oh dear) so I have got a new bottle of my favourite conditioner from Pantene Pro-V for coloured hair, Protect and Smooth. I use this with The Body Shop Ginger Shampoo which is brilliant if you have a dry scalp. I change my shampoo and conditioner every time I run out but these are the ones I always end up repurchasing.
I will continue to apply my Tresemme keratin smooth hair mask once, maybe twice a week depending on how my hair is.

Next up we have nail polish. I have quite a large collection of nail polish and I love getting out the different colours for each season. These are the ones that have made it onto my nail polish rack - OPI’s Vant to bite my neck, Malaga Wine and Road house blues. As well as Illamasqua Vice and Barry M Cappucino. These are by far my favourite colours this Autumn.
 On to makeup. The main things I tend to change up this time of year are lipsticks, foundation and concealer. So Foundation, rather than my Lioele BB cream, I have already started using my Revlon Colourstay Whipped Foundation in Buff. The colour match is perfect, the coverage is medium but is buildable for full coverage, and even when my skin gets drier through Autumn and Winter, this foundation doesn’t cling to any dry patches, and it lasts all day. Concealer, I didn’t tan a great deal this summer (I never do) so I have been using the fairer shades of my trusted concealer stash including: Collection's lasting perfection concealer in 01 fair and Benefits Erase Paste in 1 fair these are my go to concealers.
Finally we have lipsticks. So I tend to go for the slightly richer/deeper shades, which I guess a lot of people will be doing. But here are my favourite colours for Autumn lips - Revlon Just bitten kissable balm stain in Lovesick, Avon Colortrend in Poppy Love (for me, its the perfect red), Rimmel Apocalips in Celestial (it's a, your lips but better kind of colour) and Soap & Glory’s Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Raplumzel - I would like to get more of these as they are so beautiful and they have some lovely colours.
I know that is a lot of products and a rather large first ever Autumn Edit on my blog, but I love to have a variety of products to chop and change between.

Thanks for reading and as always, more posts are on their way soon :)


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