From here out I will be posting my monthly favourites from the world of hair and beauty for you all, a simple way to keep everyone updated! This September I attended quite a few events and beauty launches, some of the products we were introduced to I loved and have included in this as a mini haul!
Starting off with fragrance, the two I have been reaching for the most over the last 6 weeks are Givenchy's "L'Atelier Gaiac Mystique" and "Flower by Kenzo, L'Elixir". As summer fades I tend to move towards darker sultry scents that pair well with chunky knits and cooler weather. L'Atelier Gaiac Mystique comes in the most beautiful box and glass bottle imaginable. Anything white, simple and with clean lines is right up my street. This perfume has a definite smokey scent that comes from the middle notes of guaiac wood, the top note is iris and the base notes are tonka bean and incense giving it an alluring, romantic feel. My go to evening scent! For daytime at work I opt for Kenzo's new take on an old favourite. The original scent, Flower by Kenzo has been around a long time and is well known and loved by many. L'Elixir, is their latest release and has floral fruity fragrance without being too sweet. Based on raspberry and Bulgarian rose essence with a hint of vanilla it's simply beautiful. I have people ask what I'm wearing whenever I have this on!
On to makeup, I have finally found a dupe for my favourite Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. The No7 new Airbrush Away Foundation is fantastic, perfect for everyday wear. It has the same consistency as the Nars foundation or Armani Maestro, very fluid and almost water like yet still provides great coverage. After watching the No7 Match Made ads on tv I popped into Boots intrigued to see what shade the machine would tell me I am. The lady at the counter held it up to my jaw and informed me I am the shade cool beige, after inspection I think it's the shade I would have chosen anyway, impressed! The free service is offered in 30 stores nation wide and I highly recommend it if you struggle to pick foundation shades yourself. To set my foundation I have been using the Givency Prisme Libre. A mattifying and color-correcting loose powder for the face combining four shades into a perfect cocktail. I use the shade Taffetas Beige: A balance of beiges, apricot and yellow, which delivers a healthy glow in just one stroke of a brush. I like that I have the option to pick up just the lightest yellow shade to use to set my under eye concealer and then can mix the four to set the rest of my makeup. Love!
Finally my favourite hair care, I'm officially a Tigi addict. You may have seen my haul of their products on snapchat a while back. After trying them all for a couple of months I cannot live without two of them, Joyride and Headrush. Joyride is the latest addition to the Bedhead line and is a texturising powder balm. It has the same feel to it that silicone based foundation primers do, think Smashbox photo finish. Silky smooth with a slip to it but not wet or sticky. It can be applied to damp hair to smooth, defrizz and make styling easier acting as a hair primer or it can be used on dry day two hair to add a little life and texture back in. I find if using this balm that my curling tongs doesn't snag or pull on my hair as I twist it through sections, in addition it's also a heat protectant which I love. If I'm doing a messy pony with day 2 hair that I don't want to wash I'll scrunch a pump of this into the hair to give it a little texture and then use whats left in my hands to smooth down the crown and sides of my head. I'll then douse my head in Headrush, Tigi's shine spray. The smell of these products is incredible, think my little pony meets strawberry jelly. I love spraying my hair with this on day two to freshen up the scent and also to bring it back to life and add some gloss. I used to hate how dull my hair looked if I used dry shampoo but this puts the shine straight back in without weighing the hair down. I'll be repurchasing both as soon as they run out!
As always let me know what you're loving at the minute and if you're on snapchat add me for daily vlogs! My username is "jodielawsonwood". Happy weekend! X