Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Alice's Autumn/Winter Favourites 2013

Now December has crept around I thought I would chat about some products I've been loving since the months have been getting colder. I've definitely switched out some products and found/rediscovered some gems suitable for colder climes! Be this beauty, haircare or body products, I've been using a lot of lovely things these past few months! I've also thrown in some fashion favourites and a random favourite too as I thought they'd be fun addition!

L-R Maybelline's Fit Me Concealer, Model Co.'s Party Proof Lipstick in Kitty, Lush's Mint Julips,
MAC's Viva Glam and Rech Technique's Setting Brush.

Beauty

I received this lippy in a beauty box a couple months ago and I'm in love with it. One of those great no-mirror-needed pinky nudes, that I can use on a daily basis to pull my look together! It also smells amazing!

I never have any buyer's remorse when I buy from the Viva Glam collection as the entire line donates all of the money you pay to helping out those living with HIVAIDS, which is a brilliant cause!! That aside this has been my go to red this season, it is such a nice, and dare I say it, glam red!

This puppy has become a handbag essential of mine more or less since I bought it. It ticks all the boxes for me, fuss free, super blendable, a nice amount of coverage and cheap so if it goes AWOL, I wouldn't have waved goodbye to my hard earned money!

A cult favourite. After misplacing my popcorn lip scrub I decided to invest in the Mint Julips version, and I love it!! Perfect for a nice bedtime exfoliant or to prep for a bold lip colour... and did I mention it tastes like after eights? Delicious!!

I have a new found love for this beauty and it is now my go to concealer brush! As someone who can get lazy with their make up, I have found this slightly larger brush blends in concealer flawlessly and effortlessly which I love! Both Emma and I are big fans or the Real Tech line but this brush in particular has absolutely wowed me recently!!

Head & Shoulders' Apple Fresh Shampoo

I am a big lover of products which do what they say on the tin. Come rain or shine (or in this case, cold) there are some products which you can turn to that just get it done. Although not the most glamourous product, head and shoulders is one of those. When the temperature really dropped I noticed that I was getting an itchy scalp and some dandruff (super cute, I know!)  However, after stealing my Dad's bottle, low and behold, Head & Shoulders sorted out within two washes, problem sorted. A cheap, dependable product!!

L-R S&G's Smoothie Star, Avon's Hand & Nail Cream, S&G's Brekfast Scrub,
Burt's Bees' Almond Hand Cream, Nivea's In Shower Body Conditioner.
I recently did a full review on this product which you can read here - I just thought I have to mention it again because I love it so much - now a staple in my shower I can't see me not ever using this product. Simple and effective!!

I think there are very few bad things you can say about the entire Soap & Glory scrap range but recently I have been particularly liking The Breakfast Scrub. The scrub smells like maple syrup and I find it a little bit thicker than the rest of the scrubs that they offer so it has been brilliant in helping me tackle winter worn skin.

Another product I recently returned to is S&G's Smoothie Star. I have a gigantic bottle of this with a convenient and hygienic pump on top to pump out the perfect amount. This contains a whole bunch of nourishing ingredients and smells delicious too!

This is definitely not a handcream to throw in your bag and go but I have been loving it for an extra special treatment when I go to bed. This product has a really thick consistency and leaves a bit of a residue and boy does it moisturise and nourish your hands!!

Yes, that's right to hand creams in one favourites post. This one sinks in a lot faster than the Burt's Bees hand cream and also works wonders on my nails which have been getting particularly brittle this season.


I can't say how much I love my Dr Martens I've had mine is seven years and they have never failed me. If I were ever to you recommend a shoe to you to invest in, it would be these. I have taken them to festivals, on hikes and walked around entire cities in them and they barely look worn. In the colder months these are the saviours of my feet, keeping them nice and warm and looking stylish too.

Tartan
I'm a big lover of tartan all year round but I'm particularly happy that he is in season. I think it's really easy to style and can completely jazz up an outfit and I just really enjoyed wearing it. I've picked up a couple pieces and am looking to find some other gems!

Random



Arctic Monkeys - AM
A bit of a random one but I have been absolutely loving the Arctic Monkeys new album. I've been playing it start to finish non-stop since I first listened to it and I have the hard copy on my Christmas list. I just think overall it is a fantastic album and definitely worth a listen!!

What are your views in loving this month?
Have you written your Christmas list?

Let us know down in the comments, we'd love to hear from you!



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