Ah September….Spring in Sydney….well kind of! A mixture of hot, cold, rain, wind…..its all a little confusing. But what isn’t are my monthly favourites which I am delivering to you on time!! Let’s get straight into it!
I’ve been loving two perfumes this month. For the cooler days, it has still been all about Jo Malone scents for me. The one that got the most love throughout September was Peony and Blush Suede. There is something floral yet still sophisticated about this scent but it’s not as heavy as my Chanel favourites – so a happy medium for the office. The second fragrance of choice this month has been my Fresh Brown Sugar roller ball that I picked up in Sephora in Singapore earlier in the year. It’s best for warmer days when you are feeling like you need a bit of a sweet pick me up to freshen up your day. I love the convenience of the roller ball for my hand bag also.
In terms of makeup, I have returned to two old favourites and if I am being honest, two holy grail make up products for me. The first is my Clinique Almost Powder Makeup Compact. I love this foundation powder – I have one on my desk at work and one always travelling with me in my handbag. It’s great for a full face dust over or just to pat down on humid days or to add extra weight to concealer to cover pesky spots! My colour is 02 Neutral Fair. My other love this month has been the Bobbi Brown Corrector in the shade Bisque. Spring has sprung and so my allergies are also on red alert and things have been crazy at work so sleep hasn’t been optimal lately. This little pot of salmon coloured wonder cream covers the dark circles and bags instantly – blending nicely over foundation and setting wonderfully under setting powder and touch ups from my compact. What’s not too love about Clinique and Bobbi Brown really?
The one piece of skin care that I have really relied on this month has been another Clinique favourite product – the All About Eyes cream. In the mornings and in the evenings this has been a life saver and has rescued the delicate skin under my eyes and provided a perfect base for primer and makeup. I will always have a little pot of this in my beauty bag.
Finally, I’ve returned to Essie Masterplan this month for my manicure. I just really like how this grey can be dressed up or down and wears well over a base coat and under a top coat. Love it.
In terms of other favourites – it would be remiss of me not to mention that finally normal TV transmission has resumed. I’ve eagerly watched the return of a few of my favourite tv shows – including Downton Abbey (I can’t stand the thought of this ending for good!), Nashville, Scandal and Ladies of London. It’s been just brilliant this week to watch the season premiers of all of my favourite shows!!
I also loved catching up with our friends for dinner at one of the best restaurants in Sydney – Cafe Sydney. It was a lovely Saturday evening – watching the sunset on the harbour and then seeing the city and the waterfront light up. Just brilliant.
I haven’t had it very long but my new car also has to make it on this list this month. Mr PP and I have splashed out and got a lovely brand new black Subaru Forrester – it’s just amazing.
What tickled your fancy this month?!