Stila Convertible Colour ‘Sweet Pea’

Stila Convertible Colour

Typically ‘Sweet Pea’ isn’t available in the UK as yet – the only colour in-fact that I can’t find in the UK online! It is however the newest addition to the convertible colour range, so I would imagine we won’t be deprived of it for long. In the meantime have a look at my favourite shades ‘Peony’ and ‘Gerbera’. You can use these on both lips and cheeks.

Price – £16.00

To buy – (an extra 10% off here this week, plus free worldwide delivery)

Stila Eyeshadow ‘Jezebel’

Stila Jezebel Eyeshadow

I’ve missed this copper rose eyeshadow, I misplaced mine and sorely missed it – I’ve got nothing else quite like it. I also see that my other favourite Stila eyeshadow shade ‘Golightly’ is back in stock – I was worried that they had discontinued it. I really love the Stila make-up range, it has always been a favourite of mine. It’s reasonably priced, colourful, and there are items that I personally never want to be without.

Price – £12.00

To buy – (an extra 10% off here this week, plus free worldwide delivery)

Crown Brush Pointed Foundation Brush

Crown Brush Pointed Foundation Brush

As I explained in the video, this brush is my new favourite thing. It makes make up look effortlessly professional. I don’t actually use it for foundation application but for blending everything – particularly creme blush. The tight knit synthetic brush bristles – are perfect for applying liquids as they don’t absorb. I cannot recommend this brush highly enough.

For the whole of October, Crown Brush are offering 10% off, to readers of certain beauty blogs. Use the link below and enter FINBER2013 at checkout if you want to receive your discount

Price – £16.99

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Crown Brush Pointed Blender

Crown Brush Pointed Blender C456

Friend of the ‘Pointed Foundation Brush’ – I use this smaller version for under the eye – which can be a difficult area to perfect. Again – as I demonstrated in the video – it is impossible to go wrong with this domed brush. It softly moulds into the contours of the face, without dragging the skin. These brushes are worth every penny.

Price – £5.99

(Use code FINBER2013 at checkout for 10% discount throughout October on any Crown Brush products)

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Clinique Chubby Stick ‘Bountiful Blush’

Clinique Bountiful Blush

Far from the first time I have mentioned one of Clinique’s chubby sticks. This month I have been particularly enjoying the natural shade ‘Bountiful Blush’. It’s a sophisticated colour choice – and easy to wear. The regular chubby sticks for lips, aren’t highly pigmented, so no shade should you fear giving a try to.

Price – £17.00

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Wild About Beauty Nutrilips Balm in ‘Camelia’

Wild About Beauty Nutrilips

This rich and moisturising tinted lipbalm makes my lips look extremely healthy. Available in four shades. It’s not remotely sticky. This is the range that Louise Redknapp and her make-up artist Kim Jacobs launched earlier this year.

Price – £14.00

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Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel

Oskia Cleansing Gel

Naturally derived – fragranced with rose and chamomille. Formulated to quickly and gently remove all traces of makeup and daily impurities from the skin. Apply to dry skin, over make up if you are wearing it – apply water and massage – rinse away or use a muslin cloth. Deep cleansing and suitable for every skin type. The 150ml justified the price tag. It will last and last. The cleansing gel – that is more of a balm/oil contains; Starflower Oil, B Vitamins, Vitamins A C and E, Pumpkin Enzymes, Omega 6 and Magnesium.

Price – £32.50

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Rapid Lash

I have an on-going experiment with Rapid Lash! This is the month – no individual lash extensions. My friend Lucy has seen fabulous results with this eyelash conditioning serum.

Price – £39.99

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Collection Work the Colour Eyeshadow Pencil in ‘Denim Diva’ 

Collection Pencil Denim Diva

Chubby soft eyeshadow stick from Collection – the brand previously known as Collection 2000. Shade ‘Denim Diva’ is a deep navy blue. I love to use it as an eyeliner above the top lashes – that I then smudge with a brush to soften and blend the line. Can also be used as a liner underneath the bottom lashes – and then smudged in with a soft flat brush.

Price – £3.19

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Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer SPF30

SkinPerfect Primer SPF30


The perfect base for make up – or for wear alone. It smooths over the skin like velvet – leaving pores invisible – and the appearance of fine lines reduced. It is infused with silicones – which gives the rich, velvet, protective feel. The primer contains hydrolysed pearl powder which evens out the texture of the skin and significantly improves its overall appearance. It has a light tint that blends with the natural skin tone – whatever that may be. Suitable for every colour and type of skin.

Price – £37.50

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4 Comments on My Top Beauty Picks – September 2013

  1. I’ve going the same thing with the video. Susie, I’m about to invest in dermalogica moisturiser but am bamboozled with all the options. I’ve normal enough skin – not too dry. Do u use any of their other products? Which moisturiser would u recommend for face?

  2. Hi Susie,
    I have ordered the two Crown brushes you mention in your blog , as every brush you have recommended has been brilliant!!
    Thank you .
    Love ,love ,love your blog.

    Colette x

  3. Hi Susie,

    I received the brushes today and they are brilliant!! Once again a great recommendation!!

    Thank you.


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