September Favourites

Hello! So today I am doing my first ever blog post and I am very very excited, and also want to apologise for the fact I am posting this nine days into October, bit of a delay. Also, although this month I only have a few favourites - some of them very random - I thought they were worth mentioning anyway, starting with those beauty related because I do like a bit of structure. P.S. all links to the products mentioned can be found at the end of the post.

Seventeen Easy on the Eye Palette in 'Birthday Suit.' 

I am not usually one to wear eyeshadow because, given my pale skin, any attempt at it just looks like I've been punched in the face... however I'm terrible at saving money and it was only £7.99, so clearly I HAD to get it. The palette comes with a collection of 8 matte, shimmer and pearl powders, 3 metallic creams and 1 eye primer, although I will admit, the primer isn't really very good, but I can't complain given it's price.

None the less, I have been loving this palette throughout September, particularly the shades 'Sun Kissed Peach,' 'Radiant Gold' and 'Baked Chesnut' (not together), each just all over the eyelid, and blended a little around the edges. The shades are well-pigmented, the creams not as much, and are so easy to work with. They also have quite a good staying time without a primer, but do tend to crease a little towards the end of the day. Also, shoutout the very sleek packaging, which I was happily surprised with, especially with the mirror being an actual mirror and not just piece of foil stuck on some plastic.

NYX Tame&Frame Tinted Brow Pomade

My next favourite has been a great discovery, mainly because it has led to other people's literal discovery of the fact I do actually have eyebrows, and is a great dupe for the Anastasia Dip Brow, as it is only £6, although I would recommend buying the NYX 'Dual Brow' brush as well, which is £9, as it makes for the perfect combination. The product is so easy to use and blend out so you don't end up with any harsh patches, or a 'drawn on' look, and doesn't budge all day.

L'oreal Telescopic Mascara

Since I have been using the same dried up mascara for about a year, I decided it was time to buy a new one, and I love it! This mascara is perfect if you want to lengthen your lashes whilst giving them definition, and holding the curl all day. The smaller wand is also a plus as it avoids clumps at all costs and really separates your lashes, without them looking spider-like.

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Foundation

For my last beauty favourite I wanted to talk about this foundation. For about 3 years I have been loyal to my Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation but started to notice it sliding off my face after about 2 hours. This lasting finish foundation has been the perfect replacement as it really does what it says on the tin - or bottle, staying on all day and doesn't transfer - which is great considering I'm one to constantly touch my face - and yet doesn't appear dry or cakey like other foundations with similar promises. It also has medium to full coverage, something I am starting to really love, especially since my skin has recently taken the turn for the worst.

I, Daniel Blake

Moving on from makeup, and onto a film I discovered last month. Having to watch the trailer for this film as part of my A Level Media course, I put it on my list of films I wanted to watch, and I loved it. It definitely isn't one of those films I could watch over and over again, nor is it light-hearted but it was really mind opening, as cliche as that sounds, and I'm going to try my best to explain it without making it sound boring. The film is set in Newcastle, UK and follows a man in his late 50s called Daniel Blake and a single mum of two and their struggle with the incompetence of the Job Centre after Daniel has a heart attack and is deemed unfit to work by his doctors. The film just really opens your eyes to how unemployment can happen to anyone and its no wonder it is award-winning. It changes your perception of what you believe to be a stereotypical person receiving benefits and also challenges your current view on the state of employment in the UK and how well, or not so well more like, the issue is being dealt with. Even the way the characters are constructed is incredible, in fact, Hayley Squires, who plays Katie, actually starved herself in order to understand and accurately reflect her characters situation.That sounds very daunting and I could bang on about it for ages but it is honestly more interesting than I just made it sound and I really recommend giving it a watch! It is also not hard to follow, so full concentration is not required which is always great. (p.s. it is available on Amazon Prime.)

ASOS Cards

I did say there were a few random favourites, and this is definitely one of them. When it comes to things like cards and gift wrapping I am very picky and asos really has an amazing range and I always find myself browsing through them and adding them to my favourites, and they are so fun to send - or at least thats what I tell myself as an excuse to spend money. Also, how amazing is their new search tool using pictures?! Anyway, like a said, a random one but just wanted to mention them incase you are quite specific like me, or are looking for something a little bit different for Christmas.

The Ingham Family

Since I am an avid Youtube watcher I couldn't not include a Youtube favourite and throughout September this was definitely The Ingham Family. I am a big fan of family vloggers and after discovering this family, I ended up binge watching their videos for about a week, plus they have a really cute dog. Here is their most recent video:

If you managed to make it to the end of this post thank you so much for reading, and I hope you stick around for more,
Phoebe x

Products Mentioned:
Seventeen Eye Palette:
NYX Brow Pomade:
L'oreal Telescopic Mascara:
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation:
'I Like You' Asos Card:


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