September Favourites

It’s been a long time since I featured a monthly favourites post on The Belle Lumiere, but there have been so many products I’ve been loving lately that I thought it was the perfect time to bring ‘favourites’ back (cue a Justin Timberlake song in everyone’s head… YOU’RE WELCOME). And now, without further ado, here are my favourite beauty products from the month of September –

Clear Intense Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner – I first heard of ‘Clear’ products back when Miranda Kerr was announced as the face (hair?) of the brand, but hadn’t gotten around to trying anything from their range until quite recently. This has become one of my all-time favourite shampoo and conditioner duos, they work perfectly on my fine (dry) hair.

Chanel ‘Chance’ Perfume – I received this as a gift in late September, started wearing it immediately and have worn it everyday since. This is such a lovely scent, fresh and light and perfectly summery – I’ve had a few compliments already while I’ve been wearing it. I’m so glad I own this perfume again, because it’s one of my all-time favourites.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in ‘Tipsy’ – You’re all probably sick of hearing me rave about this blush by now, but it really is quite wonderful. I wrote up a full review of the blush last week, which you can check out here if you’re interested. Basically this is the blush you want if you’re in need of something to ‘brighten’ your face. Even my doctor made a comment about my face looking much fresher when I went to see her recently. I owe it all to this blush.

Burts Bees Radiance Eye Cream – I recently ran out of the Avene eye cream that I was using (after picking it up on a whim at Priceline), and this lovely replacement arrived on my doorstep right before I was set to go and purchase something new. Great timing. I only have a couple of requirements when it comes to eye cream – light to medium weight, moisturising without being too heavy, and easy to use packaging. This ticks all of those boxes and more.

What’s in my beauty bag? (weekend away edition)

One of my favourite things to do when planning any sort of holiday is to put together a packing list. Naturally, my favourite list to write contains the selection of beauty products I plan to take with me. The best beauty-packing trick I’ve learned over the years is to take as much travel-sized loot as you can. This saves so much space and is far more convenient when lugging things in and out of your suitcase. Also, if you manage to finish up the whole product while you’re away, you can just toss it out. Unless of course you’re a beauty blogger, and you have to pack your trash to bring home with you for a future empties post. Here is a selection of the products I took with me for a 4 day weekend away –

paula’s choice hydralight moisture-infusing lotion, jurlique chamomile soothing mist, nivea fragrance-free facial cleansing wipes, pure fiji hydrating body lotion (coconut infusion), and tresemme moisture rich shampoo & conditioner

If you’re heading away on a holiday anytime soon, or are like me and just love using travel sized beauty products, be sure to check out MiniBarCo – an online store that specializes in travel sized beauty products. While you’re there, be sure to check out the Herban Essentials towelettes, because anti-bacterial wipes seem to come in handy a LOT when traveling.