It’s pretty much the middle of October, so I’m a tad late with this, but better late than never, right? October was a tricky month beauty-wise as my skin was all over the place – it’s a little better now, at least, certainly more hydrated, but it’s still very broken out and inflamed, which is annoying. Here are five products I really enjoyed using in September 2016.
Starting with the skincare, the Murad Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum (£47 here – link) was a joy to use when my skin was feeling tight, hot and inflamed as it’s a lovely, cooling serum that feels light yet hydrating. I’m using it less now that the hydration is a bit more adjusted, but it’s still in the back of my mind for days when my skin starts feeling a bit unbalanced. Another great find is the new Olay 2in1 Hydration and SPF15 (£5.99 usually, but on special here – link – for £2.94!) which is a Lightweight Lotion that forms part of their new range aimed at oilier, younger skin types. I was expecting it to be too light for me, but it is just right and feels hydrating enough without leaving a residue as it sinks it quickly leaving skin feeling lightly moisturised, plus it sits really well under make-up.
This is Her! by Zadig & Voltaire has proved to be the most unexpected favourite, as I quite liked it at first, but the more I wore it, the more I loved it, as I feel it’s just right for me – it’s feminine with a little edge…probably not how most would describe me personally, but it’s how I like to see myself! Check out my full review here. The No7 Lovely Lip Balms (£9 here – link) deserve lots of attention if you like a sheer, pretty lip as they provide exactly that, in easy-to-use packaging that travels very well. I like these so much and all the shades are flattering and wearable, but my most reached for is Poppy Petal as it’s very good at suggesting I’ve made more of an effort with my make-up than I actually have…Finally, the salt spray to end all salt sprays comes in the form of Sachajuan’s Ocean Mist (£18 here – link), which gives a fantastic texture and grit to hair without the traditional crispiness associated with salt sprays – this one is virtually undetectable, yet it makes achieving that slightly mussed-up, beachy look a total breeze, pun intended.