AUTUMN/WINTER 2016 SKINCARE AND BEAUTY FAVOURITES!

Winter came at me fast this year, I moved to Scotland early last year and I remember saying to everyone who asked me if it was cold as rumoured ‘oh its not that cold, its the same as England’ well well well If only I knew how cold it would get this year lol. Born and raised in Nigeria which is in the tropics, adjusting to now predominantly living in a temperate region has been quite harsh on my skin and its been a long journey getting the perfect routine. For Winter, rich moisturisers and citrus based body scrubs are my go to, for this season I have added a bit more to my must haves. Check out my favourite skincare and beauty favourites of the season!

 

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BYREDO

The past 2 years has seen me turn into a perfume junkie. I tend to shy away from floral scents and this gypsy water note by Byredo is perfect with hints of juniper, berries, pine needles just to name a few is the perfect woody scent for fall. Shop Here

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ESSIE – IN STITCHES

I can’t describe how much I love Essie. Even though I sometimes venture out and try other brands, I always come right back to Essie. This shade is everything and after seeing it on Pinterest I knew I had to get, its the right mix of coral and beige…just perfect. Shop Here

 

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CHANEL COCO ROUGE

Mac’s Ruby woo and Dark shade of red Diva have been my go to for the perfect red shades for a couple of years, but I wanted to try something different and after seeing the ads for the launch of Chanel’s rouge collection I thought to give it a go. For now Ruby woo and Diva might be taking a break for now, thus shade us growing on me. Shop Here

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TOMFORD – LAST DANCE

Another step outside my comfort. For eye shadows, I usually stick to nudes or smoky eyes. While I am still trying to get used to its vibrant shade, in addition to its vivid pigmentation it has got great texture and it blends really well. Shop Here

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ORGANICS ALOE VERA

I found this while shopping for gluten free products at Holland and Barretts a while ago. . The transition period from summer to autumn/winter always has an adverse effect on my skin and in the short time I have used this, it has made a massive difference, the hype about Aloe Vera being great for the skin is real!. This is definitely a must have. Shop Here

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E45 DERMATOLOGICAL INTENSE RECOVERY HAND CREAM FOR DRY SKIN
Re-occuring ashiness is merciless during the autumn/winter season and this has been nother transition period life saver, its best characteristic is how long it stays on even after application. Shop Here

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BENEFITS

While getting ready for work a while back my eyebrow pencil ran out and I remembered I had gotten a benefits eyebrow pencil as a freebie with one of my monthly magazines. I haven’t looked back ever since, I am no where near perfect when it comes to filling in my eyebrows but this has made all the difference. Easy to glide on with its soft tip, achieving the perfect arch is gradually coming into realisation. I went in to store to get a new one and the attendant managed to coerce me to get the brow conditioner and the volumising eye gel and I am glad I got them. The combination of all three is amazing!. Shop Here

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LA MER FACE WASH

This.is.everything! Its a wash and face cleanser all in one. Its oily texture allows me to massage it onto my face whilst taking off the make up, adding on some water creates a rich lather leaving my face tingly and fresh. Shop Here

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LA MER LIP BALM

Cracked lips are brutal during winter and after years of searching, I have found the perfect salve in La Mer’s lip balm. Shop Here

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SOAP AND GLORY SUGAR CRUSH BODY SCRUB

Saturdays and Sundays are my extra pamper days with me throwing in a body scrub to my usual bath sessions. Soap and glory has an amazing collection of body scrubs and for this season I have gone for one of their popular ingredient mash-up versions. Shop Here

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BOBBY BROWN ILLUMINATING BRONZE POWDER

Perfect for week days when I wear really light make up to work, the shimmer effect gives me just the right glow to get through the day. Shop Here

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ORGANICS SNAIL GEL EYE SERUM

I was shopping at Holland and Barrett for food items and I came across this product. Quite unique as I had never seen anything like it, my previous under eye cream was running out so it was perfect timing to get this. Honestly, truly the best serum I have ever used for underneath my eyes, being a nocturnal creature it hides my eye bags pretty well. Shop Here

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DIOR MONO SHOW

Another this! is! everything! type of product. Matte and glittery this mono shadow is the perfect addition to any eye shadow collection. Its definitely going to be my go to this holiday season for a smokey eye look. Shop Here

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