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It’s monthly favourites time again. I’m back to ramble all about my September Favourites for 2016 this time.

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Can you believe it’s October? The year is honestly slipping away at a rapid speed, I can’t keep up at all! My September favourites consist of makeup,skincare,fragrance and even a stab into the fashion world.

September Favourites

There’s the original Urban Decay Naked Palette. You can of course get this from Debenhams here.

The makeup mixing palette, I picked up in store from Penneys for €4. A little bloody bargain.

The Sleek Cleopatra’s Kiss Palette. I have a full review and demo of this here. It’s worth a look, I promise πŸ™‚

The Clarins Instant Light Comfort Lip Oil. A definite splurge at €21, but a really nice treat for the lips. You can get it from Debenhams here.

Stella McCartney Pop Eau De Parfum. Summer in a bottle for me πŸ™‚ You can buy this from Boots or any decent perfume shop. Here’s a link to it on the Debenhams website.

Asian sheet masks are readily available from different sellers on eBay or Amazon. A Irish distribution called Natural Balance Global sent me the SNP ones that I have particularly enjoying. Here’s a link to their website if you fancy checking them out. They do come in boxes of ten though, I think that’s worth noting, in case you were just looking to try them out.

Then, the last of my September Favourites includes my cute little Zara bag. It’s €29.95 and I ordered it from the website here. May I add, Zara are killing it in the bag game. I just went on there to get the link for my bag and saw at least five other bags I really really want!

And there you have my September favourites for 2016!

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I am kinda sad to be leaving the Summer behind, not gonna lie πŸ™‚

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Anything you’ve been particularly loving lately?

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This is my interpretation of an Autumn Makeup Look.

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Of course makeup has no rules and you can wear what you want. But, we do (well I think we do), tune in to certain trends for the different seasons. For me, when I think of an Autumn Makeup Look I think of golds and bronze shades on the eyes and dark lips.

In this video I used some old favourites. Yes, I dusted off the original Urban Decay Naked Palette for this look. I forgot just how much I loved this! The shade ‘Half-Baked’ is probably my favourite gold eyeshadow ever. It is just so flattering on the eyes.

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I also dipped into a couple of newbie products from Sleek Makeup. The Cleopatra’s Kiss Highlighter Palette which I only spoke about here recently. And one of their Matte Me liquid lipstick in ‘Velvet Slipper’. It is out of stock at the moment, eeek, apologies for that! I wouldn’t have used it if I had known!

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I mention all the products I use in the video, which as always you can click on above. Or, you can watch it directly over on my Youtube channel here. If you have any questions about anything, you can of course just ask me though πŸ™‚

I always like to stress to that I am not a makeup artist, just someone who loves makeup…alot πŸ™‚

Autumn Makeup Look

Let me know what you think of my super simple Autumn Makeup Look. And let me know the makeup looks or products that make you think of Autumn. Dark lips are the only thing I like about the weather getting colder, I swear. The sun hasn’t even completely gone yet and I am already mourning it πŸ™‚

As always, thanks for taking the time to watch, read and interact. I really really appreciate it.

Gemma

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There’s a new highlighting palette on the block. It comes in the form of Sleek Cleopatra’s Kiss. I got gifted this at the Sleek Blogger Brunch along with some other fabulous makeup goodies!

Sleek Cleopatra's Kiss Highlighting Palette

Sleek know their way around a highlighter palette. Whether it is creams, powders or both, the beauty community have been embracing them with both arms, myself included πŸ™‚ The newest offering the Sleek Cleopatra’s Kiss Palette does not disappoint either.

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Encased in a mirrored gold case just like the Sleek Solstice Palette which I have a post on here. Cleopatra’s Kiss comes with four shades. Two powders highlights and two creams.

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From left to right, we have:

‘Sphinx’, a powder. This is a bronzed gold shade.

‘Delta’ on the row beside this is a cream bronzed golden shade with really small bronze particles running through it.

‘Dynasty’ is another cream bronzer. It is a paler gold shade with golden shimmer.

Then finally, we have ‘Goddess’ which is a powder. This is a light champagne colour with some sparkle. It is probably the most subtle of all four colours.

Here’s all four swatched with the flash on and in natural light.

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All four shades in the Sleek Cleopatra’s Kiss Palette compliment each other well, I think and can be layered or worn on their own.

I applied the powders to my face to give you an idea of how they look.

Here’s Goddess in action. This gives a more subtle sheen to the skin with a bit of sparkle.
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Then, here is ‘Sphinx’. I applied this with a dry brush in the first picture and then dampened it with some setting spray for application in the second one.

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Overall, the Sleek Cleopatra’s Kiss is a really nice highlighting palette. The lighter shades are probably more appropriate for my skin tone, but I really enjoy the formula and the colour pay off of all four. You can find it online on Dolledup.ie here and it will set you back €12.49.

I also got a Solstice Palette at the Sleek Blogger Brunch, which I already have. So, I thought I would give one of you the opportunity to win it.

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This is my used one. I have a brand new one to give away πŸ™‚

All you have to do is:

Comment below telling me your favourite blog posts to read.

Share this post on any social media you want. There is share buttons below and just tag me in so I can see it.

A winner will be picked at random on Monday the 26th of September πŸ™‚ ****COMPETITION NOW CLOSED****

Thanks and good luck!

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