Autumn 2019 Lifestyle Favourites

It’s that time again when I share my seasonal favourites. Here is a look at my Summer picks, in case you’ve missed it. And here is what I’ve been loving this Autumn.

Beauty

  1. Victoria Beckham Beauty eye makeup as seen here. I’ve been looking forward to the launch of the VB Beauty line, and picked up the eye products the day they launched, and was not disappointed. I have a very detailed review (linked above) so won’t repeat myself. While I did not pick up anything else, I am excited to see what else Victoria is going to launch. There is definitely a foundation coming our way.

2. Darphin Intral Environmental Lightweight Shield SPF 50, ( Space NK, John Lewis ) probably the best city spf I’ve ever used. Lightweight and slightly tinted, it is not greasy or oily at all, gives you that healthy glow and protects the skin. Darphin is one of my favourite beauty brands in general, and this product is not an exception.

Christmas Gift Guide 2019: Under £50 Beauty Products

I have already posted about the luxury beauty gift ideas and also the under £10 ideas.

It would make more sense to publish this feature before the affordable one but the fact is, it took me quite some time to think of the best items to include in this category because, I think, this is the category most people are interested in.  So here we are, all items are under £50.

Makeup

1. Lipsticks. By the time this guide goes up a lot of  Lisa Eldridge lipsticks,£26, will be sold out, so the ones I like, as well, are the Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Lunaison (£38 from Harrods)

2. Viseart eyeshadow palettes, from Cult Beauty.

I like Viseart eye shadows, and there are quite a few to choose from which are under £50, the one shown is the latest release, Dark EDIT Eyeshadow Palette, £30.

3.  BECCA Your Glow-To Glow Primer, Highlighter & Lip Kit, £30 from Space NK.

BECCA used to be one of my favourite brands, and while I don’t follow them that much after the company was sold to EL, I still like the good old gems from them.  You get Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Champagne Pop, Backlight Priming Filter (15ml) and  Ultimate Lipstick Love in Orchid as a part of the kit. And gotta love the festive packaging.

Skin and Body Care

Pantone Colour of 2020: Classic Blue

It’s already a tradition to write about Pantone colour of the year, and I was eagerly looking forward to the announcement. And, not only do I love it [classic blue], I am also not surprised by their choice, I think it’s a good one.

Pantone; my Insta

Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”


You can read more about it at Pantone.

As for beauty and makeup,

Christmas 2019: Affordable Beauty Gift Guide

After the luxury beauty gift guide, here is the opposite, the affordable option. And I’ve kept it all under £10. Most of the products I have and love, so can definitely recommend them. Only two from the list I haven’t tried but they’ve caught my attention, and  I wanted to include them.

So here we go.

1. Mavala Extra Mild Nail Polish Remover, £7.86 from Amazon.

I honestly  do not want to be using any other nail varnish remover after discovering this. Have used up 3 bottles already, and it’s just the best.

2.  Ice Roller, £9.99 from Amazon.

I do have a pink quartz roller but nothing de-puffs the face quite like this. And it is a very nice and cooling sensation. You can see mine here.

3. Scalp Massager, from £5 from Amazon.

This is a pretty cool and inexpensive little gadget that  I really enjoy using myself, and would definitely recommend. Scalp massage is one of the best things in this life, I am convinced.

4. Lanolips Rose Hand Cream Everyday, £9.99 from Cult Beauty

Books: The Ones I’ve Recently Finished

Autumn feels like the perfect time to be reading, as it gets dark so early, and it’s just a great feeling to be all cosy on the sofa with a cup of tea and some candles.This is why I  wanted to share 6 books I’ve finished recently.  And they are quite a mix.

I have also joined the book club, and will have my first meeting soon, so very excited about that.

1. Grace A Memoir By Grace Coddington (Amazon)

As you would imagine, this is one of a kind autobiography. Grace shares about all her adventures, and all those wonderful places and people. It would be especially interesting for people who are fascinated with fashion and beauty industries.  On a more personal note, now I really want to go to Anglesey Island in Wales.

2. Women by Charles Bukowski (Amazon)

I am ashamed to admit, but this is the first Bukowski book that I’ve read. I was listening to a podcast about him, and finally read it a few weeks ago.  “Women” is