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September's Beauty Box

August 30, 2019

September Beauty Box

Back to school month for all of us, and who doesn't like to reinvent themselves for the first day back?


Okay, we're all long out of school but the principle's the same as the change of season moves us into different moods and gives us a great opportunity to reboot make up for the season, which is what this box is all about.


Beauty boxes are a test of your faith in me to create an amazing offer every month, but they are also a chance to try new products and this month I have quite a few that are going to blow you away, but we'll start with Code Beautiful.


Created in 2014, the founder of Code Beautiful, Sarah Cross, is the guest on next week's podcast.  You're likely not to have heard of the brand but it's in Harvey Nichols so it's top end.  What's amazing is that they only make one of each product. Not one mascara in four colours, just one mascara in black. 


Even more fascinating is that their lip colour is also just one.  One colour, they don't make any more so confident are they that these are perfect.


I was sceptical too, but I'm telling you the mascara is a game-changer, the lip colour universal.  Try them.

Code Beautiful VLM Volumising Lengthening Mascara - RRP £19.95

I've also taken care of your skin.  The heating is going to start going on in the office.  Yes, I know it's not quite time but it will be very soon and you're likely to be putting more coverage on your skin as well as it drying out from radiator heat. 


To help, we have the amazing BalanceMe Hyaluronic Acid Plumping Primer (RRP £26.00).  This is an under-make up product that moisturises, plumps, diminishes the look of fine lines and helps minimise pores - all the things you've asked me for.



I'm now going to take you back to Code Beautiful to their SSL Soft Smooth Lip Liner (RRP £18.00).  How could we resist a lip pencil that is both the perfect colour for ALL skin tones plus a lip liner, lipstick and lip plumper all in one. 


You'll have to listen to the podcast to hear about the amount of research that goes into making these products - it's incredible! 



Moving on, we have a fabulous, mineral eyeshadow palette in neutral shades from Bellapierre (RRP £26.00).  It's a shimmer palette because I want you to play with eyeshadow this autumn.  It's also labelled as a highlight palette because the powders are softly formulated enough to also be used on cheeks, as a brow highlight or on decolletage. 

I love this brand and hats off to them as it is really hard to make mineral cosmetics into a solid without using chalk (that's why so many mineral beauty products are loose powders), which isn't great for the skin.  They've used Kaolin to help solidify the minerals, which is a really "kind" beauty ingredient in terms of how it works on skin. Fabulous.

As a treat, and not part of the value of the box, I am thrilled that Philosophy has given us a beautiful mini bottle (not a little 3ml vial) of their best-selling Amazing Grace fragrance.  How gorgeous is this? 


Fragrance is something we can get stuck in a rut with and it's so lovely to try one with the time to let it sit on your skin or to try on different days in different situations.  Enjoy.




Finally, two of my favourite products, Leighton Denny's Double Up 2-in-1 Top & Base Coat (RRP £12.00) and Passion Nail Polish (RRP £12.00).  It's time to change the colour down to this gorgeous rouge/noir that is perfect for nails and will see you through until Christmas, which is the next time we'll be coming back to nails. 


I love both of these products and it really pays to keep your top and base coats fresh.  You'll see how much easier it is to work with this product than one you've had for a while, you'll love it!

So that's September.


Hope you love it!  October, we're moving into amazing, fantastic skincare with incredible brands that you know and love - can't wait!


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