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Monday, September 25, 2017

Adding A Bit Of Luxury To Your Autumn Routine.


Autumn is here, and I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to hot drinks, big jumpers, and cosy evenings. I love to add some more luxury items into my routine, as I tend to spend a bit more time pampering myself than in the summer. I have a range of things to talk about in this post, some makeup, bodycare, skincare, and perfume; all to make functioning on these cold days a bit easier. 
Thank you to threepipe for sponsoring this post. 


No Autumn routine post would be complete without mentioning a few scents. I struggle to find summer scents I really love, I'm definitely more of a sweet, musky scent girl, which are fit for the upcoming seasons. I always switch up my candles, and perfumes in September, in the hopes to create a more relaxed, cosy environment. 

Clive Christian Woody Leather and Green Floral Fragrances*:
I'm so fussy with perfumes, I have a select few in my collection which I reach for over and over again, it's hard for me to fall in love with a new one. These however, are both gorgeous! Clive Christian is a luxury British perfume brand, and the scents really are stunning. The full-size bottles can range up to £500...say what?! Yes, that's right, £500. If that doesn't qualify for a luxurious post, then I don't know what does. Woody Leather is my favourite from the two, it's more masculine with notes of saffron and tobacco, as well as mandarin to give it more of a fresh feel. This is meant to be worn alongside Green Floral, which has notes of apple, pear, and camomile. More on the fresh and fruity side, but really sophisticated at the same time. I've had so many compliments on these two scents, and these little spray bottles are the perfect size to keep in your bag. I'll link the website here for you all, even just to online window shop, as the bottles alone are beautifully designed! 

Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Candle: 
I have a few of these candles now, and I fall in love with them more and more every time I burn them. This one is my favourite for Autumn/Winter as it creates the most amazing aroma! It has notes of pomegranate, raspberry, plum and lily which creates such a warm musky scent. I can sometimes find that a lot of wintery scents are infused with too many spices, and I personally don't like that, but this one is gorgeous and the adds the right amount of warmth, and luxury, to a room.


By body and skincare cannot go a miss in the colder months. I have such dry skin anyway, when winter rolls around it's about 10,000 times more noticeable. I try my best to moisturise in the evenings and use nourishing skincare products to ensure it's kept under control. 

L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil: 
I know how tempting it is to hop out the shower and get straight into some comfy clothes, skipping the body moisturiser. Using this product in the shower will ensure your skin feels nourished and soft, even if that is the case! For starters, the smell is divine!! I have never smelt a body product like it. It's a gorgeous sweet almond smell which leaves your limbs with an oh so lovely scent. The formula is what makes this though, it's an oil-cream formulation which is perfect for those of you who suffer with dry skin. It also works great when shaving as it doesn't irritate the skin.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask: 
This definitely caused some intrigue in the beauty community. A dry sheet mask? Really? But it does actually work believe it or not. I'm not sure what crazy witchcraft Charlotte used here, but it leaves a lovely serum behind once you remove it which then further sinks in creating a supple appearance. I love to use masks, they are the perfect pamper staple and you can never go wrong with putting aside 10/15 minutes to enjoy some me time.


I'm dreading the light disappearing in the mornings and evenings. If I'm going to be getting ready in the dark, I may as well feel good about it by using some lovely luxurious products! Day-to-day I like simple makeup that I can throw on in a hurry and not worry too much about it. For me, these are the products I've been lovely lately. 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light: 
These powders are wonderful at creating a healthy glow to the skin, whilst setting your makeup and controlling oils. They aren't powdering at all, they're so finely milled it's hard to go overboard with these. They are pricey, but so worth it in my opinion. There's just something about using a nice, luxurious compact when touching up. They have loads of different ones to chose from, all of which help to blur the skin, as well as to set. 

By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon: 
This is my go-to eyeshadow - along with the next one I'm going to mention - as it's the perfect bronze. This adds the most beautiful amount of definition to the eyes, and it looks great blended all over the lid for that effortless smokey look. I feel like bronze shadows are so universally flattering, it's a fail-safe! The stick formula also make it really easy to apply, even if you're not great with eyeshadow. I tend to blend it out with a fluffy brush, but you can use your fingers too in a pinch.

Chanel Ombre Longwear Cream Eye Shadow in Undertone:
This is more subtle than the By Terry stick, but just as beautiful. The shade name really does sum it up well, it's a great base colour, more of a my eye's but better, if that's a thing? It has a nice amount of shine to it, so it's not a flat matte eyeshadow base which is why I love to wear it on it's own. It's really easy to apply with your fingers, and you can't really get more luxe than Chanel! 

Hourglass Lip Stylo in Creator: 
I love a pinky nude lip, I mean who doesn't? This Hourglass lip stylo is the perfect grab and go lip colour which brightens up the skin and adds a nice amount of colour. My lips do tend to be more dry in the colder months, so I love more creamy formulas with a nice sheen. This is exactly that. It's so comfortable to wear and looks so great with any look. The packaging is also really nice and luxurious, I love the pen applicator, it's so user friendly. 


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