Thursday, 3 October 2013

Getting ready for autumn/winter

I think we can finally say goodbye to our flip flops and bikinis and say hello to fluffy socks and scented candles. Autumn and winter is my favourite time of year! Getting cosy in the evenings with a hot bath after getting home from a cold and rainy day is one of my favourite past times. Although I love summer and how it brings friends together, you can't beat the lead up to Christmas, so here is what iv been loving lately to take me from summer to autumn....

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Sanctuary mela body butter £10 boots.
Iv used this for as long as I can remember and I always buy a new tub just before autumn hits! It's Indian inspired with notes of Rosé and pistachio and feels really thick and luxurious on the skin. I use this as soon as I get out of the shower/bath, if you have a boots near you it's definitely worth having a sniff! They do other products in the range too.
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Champneys citrus blush body scrub £10 boots.
I love most champneys product and this one definitely doesn't disappoint! As winter comes in my skin gets a little dryer than usual, so it's essential to exfoliate and this is one of my favourites. It's thick in consistency and packed full of exfoliating sugar so your definitely getting your money's worth! It's key ingredients are cardamom, coconut fibres and brown sugar! The smell is so rich, it reminds me. Lot of my favourite ginger scent from origins for some strange reason...
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Champneys also have this dry body oil, £8 from boots also. It has the same ingredients but with added lemon. Again, this is such an autumnal scent and it leaves your skin really soft and supple... Perfect for bed time.
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Finally I have been loving vibrant reds in the past week or 2. Firstly on the nails, I feel that red looks a lot better on shorter nails rather than daggers!
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Two of my favourites are revlon's 'one perfect coral' £6.99 and OPI 'big apple red' £11. I like these because they aren't dark red.
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Still on the red subject.....
Lipstick.
I have been on the hunt for the perfect red lipstick for EVER. Swatching where ever I go looking for a cherry red with a hint of coral (if anyone has any suggestions please let me know)
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In the end I found this one in topshop called rio rio. It looked more orangy under the shop lights!!! But I do love it, and am looking forward to premiering it on my Birmingham trip this week!
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That's just a few of my essentials for autumn, if you have any that you would like to share please leave a comment and I can try them out!!!!

See u soon
Annie
Xoxo