Fall Haul | Beauty & Fragrance

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

It's September! Okay so, Autumn officially starts on the 23rd but its Autumn in my heart right now so I have been taking full advantage of some of the seasonal lines which are now being released and, of course, some old favourites.

Following the success of the original Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paints, Barry M have released 4 new shades with a warmer, more autumnal feel. I've chosen shades 'Slip Stream' - a deep purple,and 'Sprint Finish' - a warm berry. These polishes have a revolutionary flat brush to heklp with precise application and, as the name suggests, dry super quickly, they are gorgeously shiny, too. I am already addicted to 'Sprint Finish' as it transforms your manicure and really helps to brighten up those dull autumn outfits.

I cant seem to find these online anywhere yet to leave the link, which suggests they are very, very new to to market, but I picked these up in my local Superdrug so keep your eyes peeled if you do want to try them for yourself. I have tried 'Sugar Cookie' and 'Sweet Apple' which are both delightful! They remind me of those candy lipsticks you used to buy when you were a kid - but better! They smell absolutely amazing and whisk you off to a snow filled, festive land! I wouldn't say that these tint your lips but they do provide brilliant hydration which is essential during the colder months, and they make a perfect base for your lip products.

Ah, Yankee Candle, a firm favourite in many a household. Dan and I love the wax tarts as the scents are strong and long lasting, plus you can pick them up in so many varieties! New autumn scents have landed and I have picked up a couple that I just don't think I could do without. 'Gingerbread Maple' - a spicy, yet sweet familiar scent which makes me think of all those delicious treats I love to bake when the fall sets in, and 'Vanilla Bourbon' - warming and cosy, this smells like those Christmas markets I love to visit. These provide 8 hours of fragrance each and make the whole house smell so inviting.

These are not new releases but they do compliment the changing environment perfectly. When autumn comes around I tend to reach for earthier base shadows mixed with golden shimmer shades. 'Copper' is a pearl shadow which sure packs a punch, you really only need a small amount of this and I love to blend it into the inner corner of the eye and along the lower lashline for autumn glam. 'Chesnut' is a matte shadow which really makes my green eyes pop. This applies so evenly and I love patting it all over my lid and blending it out for subtle smokiness.

This was, admittedly, an impulse buy at the till in Superdrug as it was on offer for £3.99 and I got £1 off of it by using my Superdrug card. The foam ball end has a precision tip to create a defined line around the eye and the more bulbous part works to blur the line and smoke it out. This comes in a variety of colours but I chose classic black as it works with a million-and-one looks! I have only used this a couple of times now and I have to say that the wear time is fantastic. This stuff doesnt budge until you want it to. I dont own many L'oreal products, but if this is anything to go by, they are very worthwhile!

Matte lips are hard work in the colder months but with a little TLC (and some exfoliator and lip balm) they are possible. All Revlon lip products are currently £4.99 in Superdrug so I grabbed this and it is beautiful. I picked up shade 'Showy', it's is a dusty pink shade which works that 'natural lips but better' look. This feels really buttery and moisturising on the lips despite having a matte finish and because it is a stain balm it has a good wear time, too!

Lip pencils are always handy, whether you use them to line the lips or to fill them in, they are a quick and easy way to finish your look. I find them especially useful in the fall and winter when I tend to wear bolder colour lipsticks as they keep it neat and in line. I picked up the Rimmel 1000 kisses lip pencil in 'Black Tulip' and although I LOVE the colour - it is the perfect autumn cranberry - I don't think it is really that long lasting. I gave Elias a big kiss after applying it and it just left a big grandma style kiss on his cheek. That being said, the colour is so lovely, and the price is very good that I don't mind re-applying when needed.

Like most girls, I have a massive LUSH crush. Their bath bombs are, well, the bomb and when I spotted this glittery masterpiece on a recent visit I was intrigued. It is a hand mask made with avacado oil, argan oil and various butters to hydrate and moisturise the hands. The sales guy tipped me that you can actually break this into 2 and get more than one use out of it too, which is always a nice thing. You just put it into a bowl, cover it with hot water and allow it to form a mask like texture and then dip your hands into it and relax for 15 minutes. This is the perfect cold day treat and it smells great too! What more could a girl need?

I admit it, I am addicted to these. From the gold chrome bullet to the sweet scent they are absolulely dreamy. I picked shade 'Cherry Cordial' to add to my collection. This is a dark berry, vampy shade which works so well with the tan and earthy hues that autumn fashion brings. It has a matte finish which is not drying on the lips and can be topped with a gloss to make it shinier!

Eye care is so important to me as I think that bad skin around the eyes is one of the first things to age you. The B. range by Superdrug is one of my favourite skin care ranges as it is affordable and does work too. There are different ranges for different age groups too, to ensure your skin is getting proper care throughout its stages. This eye cream was on sale for 70p when I bought it so I grabbed a few and it is just lovely. It feels so cooling when applied and it helps to reduce puffiness.

Another eye product now. I find that in the shorter days my eyes seem to be puffier and darker so I need all the help I can get to conceal it. I have heard so many Youtubers and bloggers rave about this product so I figured it was time to try it for myself. It is brilliant, the soft applicator helps to product to glide on without dragging the delicate skin and without causing wastage. I am worried it could be a little unhygienic as it cant be washed but I don't get much dirt around my eye area so I think it should be okay as an exception. There are a few shades in this product so I found one to match my skin with ease.

Am I the only one who likes to switch up my cosmetics bag when the season changes? During the summer I had a pretty blue paisley print one but on a recent shopping trip I spotted this wine coloured one in Primark which I thought would be perfect for Autumn and it was just £3 - bargain! It has 2 zippered pockets, which are great for keeping my face and base products separate from my eye and lip products. Its small enough to take around with me but big enough to store all of my everyday make up items in.

All in all, a pretty lovely haul! I cant wait to discover more seasonal products and I'm sure there will be another haul very soon, as I just cant help myself - I'm a sucker for festive pieces!

What items are in your Fall Haul?


  1. Oh you look so ready for summer! I really like the color of everything! But after all, I love fall colors!

    With love, Be || lovefrombe

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    1. Its addictive and applies so smoothly for a matte shade - they have so many gorgeous colours to choose from :)
      Thanks for reading!

  3. I absolutely love the Baby Lips line! I'll have to go hunting for the new releases soon. Xx

    1. They're the best, right? You'll love the new ones - The smell is just addictive haha!