01 October 2012

September Favourites from Armani Beauty, La Roche Posay, ARTDECO, A'Kin, Liz Earle, Chanel and Origins

Gosh. Nothing like a monthly favourites post to remind us of time's swift passage and the importance of seizing the day and enjoying life while we can. Or maybe I should just lay off the gin. Either way, here are the beauty bits that have made my world that little bit sweeter over the past few weeks.

ONE Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow in #24

Absolutely my favourite eyeshadow at the moment. These cream/powder hybrids swirl two colours together to give a one-second shimmery, smokey eye with gorgeous depth and dimension. Doesn't crease, flake or fade and can be worn wet or dry. You can read my full review here.

Wearing Origins foundation & Armani eyeshadow

TWO La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Serum

I just wrote about it so I won't bang on, but I still can't believe how good this serum is - if you have dehydrated skin, you need it in your life. An absolute bargain at €23 - this one's a keeper.

THREE ARTDECO Ceramic Nail Laquer #69

Have you tried ARTDECO? I really rate this brand - they have some stellar products, including their nail polish and felt tip pen liners. Right now I'm going to extremes with nails and if it's not a nude or dramatically dark, then I don't want to know. This creamy cafe au lait shade (€11.05) is part of the Mystic Garden collection which is perfect for my current mood - it's all earthy neutrals or intense dark shades.

FOUR A’kin Pure Radiance Rosehip Oil

Throughout the summer I use a lighter moisturiser than in the colder months. But now the temperature's dropped and I still have some current product to use up. I've been adding a single drop of this intensely nourishing rosehip oil to my moisturiser at night, for an extra boost. A'kin are a lovely organic brand that you'll find in pharmacies as well as Arnotts, Dublin. This is €19.99.


FIVE Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Special Edition

Cleanse & Polish is a staple in my bathroom cabinet (it was #1 in my feature in U Magazine). This divinely scented special edition is formulated with rose and lavender essential oils and makes a nice change to my night-time routine. It’s €17 and €2.50 of that will be donated to the Prince's Trust charity in the UK.  Can't get Liz Earle near you? Order from their website - they started off as an online brand so it's a painless experience, and their customer service is second to none.

SIX Chanel Sublimage La Crème Yeux

I have to include this even though - and I'm sorry - it's a staggering €140. Yes, mine was a press sample, and yes, I am extraordinarily grateful, because this is also staggeringly good. Seems to brighten, lighten, tighten and also plump up the skin - but are there better value creams that are also great performers? Hell yeah. You could take a look at this one from NUXE, for starters.

SEVEN Origins Plantscription Foundation SPF 15

The Plantscription range has been extended and now includes this lovely foundation, which gives a flattering finish with a little bit of dewiness. Like the rest of the products in the line, this contains Anogeissus tree bark extract, an anti-aging ingredient that can protect collagen and boost the natural regeneration process of the skin. It's oil free and costs €36 for 30 ml.

That's what I'm loving - now what about you?


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fluff and fripperies said...

Ah thanks lady! That's lovely to hear xo

Not Just On The Inside said...

Im dying to give the Origins foundation a whirl.. Im such a foundation hoarder :-/

Steph said...

Would the Origins foundation be good on oily/combo skin?

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

Oh I'd kill for a gin and tonic right now !
Love your choices Em - these would make a girl very happy indeed :)




The Dainty Dolls House said...

This is wonderful, fabulous choices :) Happy Monday doll, looking forward to all your new findings in October :) xx

fluff and fripperies said...

Steph, I have oily/combo skin myself and find with a light dusting of powder this holds up really well xo

little t said...

Liz Earle and La Roche Posay- definitely on my shopping list!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I've heard some wonderful things about Liz Earle!!! I need to try them. Same about Art Deco! Great suggestions and Congratulations on being a finalist. I think that is so awesome.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I am definitely checking out Hydraphase as well as Liz Earle and wow I can't believe the sublimage creme is that pricey!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Leslie said...

Great pics! Love the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow!!

'the fashion departement' said...

Great items!

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Krystal said...

i love all the packaging, they all look so pretty. sometimes i think that is more important tome than the product, haha :)

Emma said...

I'm dying to try that La Roche Posay serum, might have to pick it up when i'm in paris. I really love that Giorgio Armani eye shadow on you emma, it really brings out your eye colour! Have a list of Origins products to try too!

Emma x

Bravoe Runway said...

I would absolutely love to try the art deco cosmetic line! Too bad we don't have it in the US.

Audrey Allure said...

Looks like some lovely products!

EMA said...

Thanks for the lovely insights! I may have to try the nail laquer!


Anonymous said...

I have never heard of Artdeco. Their products look very appealing though. xo

yessie (cinnamonandzoeykisses) said...

Must try that LRP Hydraphase Serum- sounds amazing!

Coco said...

I love Art Deco too!I have a ceramic nail lacquer in a wonderful shade of blue. You might have spotted it in one of my posts :-)