6 Autumn Beauty Essentials

Unsurprisingly, my birthday season is in my opinion one of the best times of year. What more could you ask for than pumpkin flavoured everything, orange leaves all over the ground and new hats and scarves! This does also mean that my skin gets very dry, very quickly. With dots of eczema here and there, I also have to be pretty careful with what I use, so I’ve gathered up my favourites so that hopefully you find a couple new favourites too!

  • La Roche-Posay Ultra Fine Scrub
    • One to use sparingly, this lovely little tub of scrub is great for sensitive skin. Most scrubs are quite harsh on my skin but this one is just soft enough that I feel like my face has been thoroughly cleansed but I haven’t scratched off an entire layer of skin…

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  • Neal’s Yard Almond Oil
    • Now i know I’ve mentioned this one a few times on this blog already but it’s only because this is my skin saviour year on year. It’s the only thing that can manage my eczema and goes on perfectly after something like the scrub above.

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  • Lush BIG Shampoo
    • A must have if you’re a fan of scented shampoos. I switch between this and more moisturising shampoos as I find this slightly dries out my hair (not always a bad thing) but the texture is so nice, with salt flakes that foam up. I also cannot begin to explain how good this smells – and you can really smell it even after having dried your hair, and the day after. No joke. I love this.

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  • Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion
    • I got this as a gift from my aunt and didn’t use it for a while as I was getting through a big tub of Neutrogena that I was determined to finish up. I now wish I had switched to this ages ago. Although on the pricier side, this moisturiser is thick but not too thick, smells good but not too strong, sinks into the skin but not too much… You get the idea.

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  • OGX Argan Oil shampoo
    • Like I was saying with the Lush shampoo, this is what I use when I feel my hair needs that extra little bit of love. I notice stronger and softer hair right after washing and I feel this really gives my hair the refresh that it needs when the weather keeps changing so much.

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  • Origins Drink Up mask
    • Although I’m always tempted by that gorgeous gold Origins mask that peels off, I can’t help but reach for this one every time. After being sick for a few days recently I was completely dehydrated and overnight my skin dried out. Using this once before the shower and following it with a thin coat of my trusty E45 – good as gold.

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Let me know what your top autumn picks are and please do check out my first autumn vlog below 🙂

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Lush Favourites

Since I started working I’ve been finding lots of new ways to relax after a long day. My favourite so far: glass of wine, bubble bath, Scandal.

This is why I thought it might be time to walk you all through my must have Lush products.

I’ve been using Lush since I moved to Brighton in 2010 and have slowly found my favourite go to shopping basket.

They also have some really cool seasonal products that only come round at certain times of the year, like the Christmas Present I told you about over the holidays, so I’ll make sure to keep you updated about those when they come round!

 Karma Soap:

This was my first Lush love. It makes my whole bathroom smell amazing, and it even comes in a bubble bar which I always have crumbled somewhere at the bottom of my bath box! The Karma scent is so special, it always makes me feel like I’m that bit closer to an exotic holiday.

 Avobath Bomb:

This one is probably my favourite bath bomb that they sell. Although it’s not as fun as some of the ones with crazy shapes and colours, it smells so nice and fresh without being to citrus-y and turns the bath into a lovely light green. It also doesn’t dry out my skin which I’ve had with some bath products in the past so I would recommend this to any other eczema sufferers out there. This one really is perfect for my Shonda Rhimes evenings 🙂

 You’ve Been Mangoed Bath Melt:

Another great one for after a long day, this one also has one of my favourite scents, and leaves your skin feeling so smooth and soft. It’s full of mango butter and cocoa butter so it’s super hydrating. I sometimes break it in half – wouldn’t necessarily recommend this though, it’s honestly just because I want it to last as long as possible!

Sex Bomb:

I actually bought this one as a joke for my brother but ended up keeping it because it was so lovely! It smells like jasmine and is meant to ease stress and anxiety. A bath in general does that to me, to be honest, but a bright pink bath that smells heavenly – why not?

Twilight:

Pink pink pink! This adorable bath bomb is exactly what it says: twilight. A light pink outer shell dissolves and turns your bath darker and darker until it’s purple! So calming and relaxing, this is definitely one for before bed, or if you’re not feeling well. Meant to be full of essential oils too

Dragon’s Egg :

would recommend this one for a morning bath – it’s so fun and sizzly, with tons of colours inside so it’s really just a happy bath bomb J Perfect for a difficult wake up!

Test these out and let me know what you think! 🙂