Tuesday, 14 October 2014
5 beauty favourites | September 2014
Hey guys! So I'll make this post the first in the series of Georgie-gets-off-her-arse-and-actually-blogs-posts, I stupidly didn't bring my tripod to Japan (to be fair I literally had no suitcase space left at all) and I left my Cath Kidston wrapping paper sheet at home too so am currently bereft of a pretty background to take pictures of beauty products on. However I am going to buy both a new tripod and wall paper to get the blog up and running again. I actually have plenty of ideas for posts I'm just incredibly busy here with actually going to Uni for once in my life (we have to get 80% attendance or will get chucked off the course), and getting used to life in a place where you can never be 100% sure you know exactly what you just bought in the supermarket - so I actually has de excuses.
Some of these are Japanese products, no doubt I will probably find some miracle product during my year abroad which I will then miss horribly when I go back to England.
Lux Shampoo and Conditioner - These are my first two hair products I've picked up here, I bought them as they are repair types and they seem to be doing a pretty good job. Also how fancy is Japanese packaging? I had to stop myself buying some shampoo and conditioner in apple shaped bottles just because it looked so cute! Also there are very few bottles labelled as conditioner here, most are treatment which is meant to be hair mask-esque but I honestly don't really see a difference. Also most bottles here have a pump mechanism which I love, and I like with these that you can see how much product you have left.
Hello Kitty blotting sheets (あぶらとり紙) - I know you can get these in the UK but I always struggle for some reason? I actually made the bf go to like 3 different branches of Boots and Superdrug with me before I left to get a pack and he couldn't understand why I needed them so desperately - those of you with oily skin will understand! These were super cheap from Daiso (Japan's equivalent of poundland) and the plastic-y type ones which I like.
Pointed cotton buds - Another Japanese one, I bought these for my ears not realising they were for make up lol. Anyway, they are very good for correcting make up mistakes and the design of the packaging is just marv - it has a twist cap opening so even if you leave it open you pretty much cannot spill the contents. For someone who usually throws away the lid of cotton bud pots because I'm too lazy to take it off each time I need one, and then pretty frequently knocks the entire pot on the floor/into the loo - this is a godsend. Also it's pink.
Sigma F80 flat kabuki brush - This one is more of a long-term favourite than this month, this brush has lasted me about 3 years (I had to go back through my blog archives to check when I started using it haha), and finally it has given up the ghost and the hairs are falling out. I highly recommend this brush!
Maybelline the Rocket Volum' Express mascara - I bought this quite recently and for a spur of the moment, non-blog-review-researched-beforehand-product (I literally buy nothing unless a blogger has recommended it) I really like this. I'd say it gives more length than volume, pretty good lash definition and little clumping. Also I haven't noticed it flaking at all. Do buy!
What products did you guys love in September? More soon! xx