12.01.2017

My Autumn / Winter Beauty Picks.

ITS EYE TIME PALETTE - YSL BLACK OPIUM - ZOYA NAIL POLISH REVIEW

The products brightening up my dressing table lately...

Uninspired is my middle name lately. Blame it on the shorter darker days, winters chill or maybe, it's just that time in the year where the 1st of January seems much more exciting than 1st December. With the ground wet with rain and the air sharp and cutting, my outward appearance has slowly veered towards comfort over style, switching out my everyday trainers for some lined UGG boots (Yes it's *that* cold my friends!), and swapping out my summer moisturiser for heavier oils and creme's to combat any signs of ashiness.  I tend to become super lazy in the colder months, both sartorially and beauty wise. My excuse is that.. well. It's cold. Not much of an excuse eh? But lately I've been inspired to really have fun with beauty and try new things - I blame Natalie and Annie who are two of my fave British black beauty babes in the blogosphere, forever inspiring me to get creative with beauty. From finally learning how to apply fake eyelashes, to understanding the key to smokin' eyeshadow is good transitional shades, I am all about the face (and body lately). Here are a few beauty bits that are brightening up my Autumn / Winter dressing table... (alongside these beautiful autumnal blooms from Bloom & Wild)
NIKKI TIBBLES BLOOM AND WILD
ITS EYE TIME PALETTE - YSL BLACK OPIUM - ZOYA NAIL POLISH REVIEW
YSL Black Opium Eau de Toilette | Hello I'm Sade and I'd like you to know that I am a perfume addict. I have around six fragrances in my A/W rotation alone, but Black Opium is the one I've been reaching for the most. It's sweet, but not sickly sweet, a gourmand floral with notes of coffee and vanilla that gives off a warm spicy floral scent that is light enough for daytime use but sensual enough for the evening. The sillage is also out of this world so although pricey, it's definitely worth the money.

Pixi It's Eye Time Palette | When my sister asked me what I'd like for my birthday back in September, I told her I wanted the Pixi It's Eye Time eyeshadow palette, so imagine my sheer unadulterated joy when a package from Pixi themselves arrived bearing the very same eyeshadow palette and a few other pixi pretties! The palette has a solid mixture of black girl friendly neutrals and shimmer shades that work to form the perfect day to night palette. I have used this palette every single time I've done an eyeshadow look since September either all together or used with another palette. Now that's saying something!
NIKKI TIBBLES BLOOM AND WILD
ITS EYE TIME PALETTE - YSL BLACK OPIUM - ZOYA NAIL POLISH REVIEW
Colourpop 'Bad Habit' Matte Lipstick | Sade, wear a pink lipstick?! I know right. My beauty picks usually lean towards something classic; think a red lip, eyeliner, mascara and some highlighter (just for added sass), but I've been digging pink so much lately! I want to wear it in every single form, something about it just brightens up my face and warms things up. This colourpop pink is the perfect dark blue-y berry pink, bright enough to make someone do a double take but still easy enough to wear day to day. 

Zoya 'GAL' Nail Polish | Friends that share their beauty stash with you are the best. Supal, knowing how much I love my weekly manicure session, kindly gave me two Zoya polishes. I'd never heard much about Zoya until reading Soup's blog posts but my goodness! The quality is sensational (future voice), it's right up there with my fave OPI in terms of colour pay off and longevity and this shimmery gold is perfect for a few Christmas parties I have coming up.
NIKKI TIBBLES BLOOM AND WILD
ITS EYE TIME PALETTE - YSL BLACK OPIUM - ZOYA NAIL POLISH REVIEW
MIA 'All Day Sleek Styling Oil' | What would winter beauty be without some sort of oil? I'm big into moisturising and sealing (both my skin and hair), but coconut oil is a no-no for me in winter and I'm beginning to hate the scent of my old favourite, olive oil. In steps in Moisture In Abundance's sleek styling oil. A mixture of heat defying jojoba, grapeseed and argan oils that work to minimise frizz, seal the cuticle and impart shine (something I can attest to!). I've been using this as a 'finisher' to complete my bun's, twist out's and even just for sealing those dry ends after a moisturising session.

What is in your A/W beauty rotation?

x


2 comments

  1. I know what you mean, when December rolls around I always have this temptation to not do anything. As you said, January 1st is much more appealing than December 1st. All your picks sound lovely, the eyeshadow palette especially. I'm a sucker for palettes with neutral and glittery shades. Happy new month Sade. xx
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  2. I haven't worn make-up for some weeks now (I think), but after reading your post I am motivated to put some on today ;)

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