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Monthly Rating or Hating (September)

Hey Girls and Guys and welcome back to my blog!! Thanks for staying with me whilst I’ve been gone.

Today I thought I would do a monthly favourites style blogpost in a Rating or Hating format. I will try to get round to doing these posts once a month to keep you up to date with new products I have purchased or just good old fashioned holy grails.

Let’s jump straight in to what I’ve been Rating this September shall we. Now the first thing for me is an unusual one as I used to adore changing my nail varnish twice a week a would quite happily spend hours convincing myself that I did in fact need another shade of slightly different pink. However in my current job I am not allowed to wear nail varnish ūüė¶ but I recently spied these two shades of¬†Barry M¬†Polish and could not resist.

Barry M Gelly nail paint in Coconut and Almond

They have an amazing consistency and look colour perfect in just two coats. The lighter shade of the two (coconut) is such a lovely colour for a tan but is also beautiful for the recent white nail trend as it is slightly off stark white and has a beautiful shimmer to it. Meanwhile Almond (the darker shade) is just the perfect nudey, mushroom shade. Love it!!!! These are available from both Superdrug and boots for £3.99 each and are totally worth picking up if you ask me.

Onto my next Rating product. I am sure that by now all you make up hoarders like me have heard all the hype around the¬†Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet¬†‘s¬†and can I just say I am sold. What a wonderfully easy product to use. No lipliner required no gloss or brushes needed just straight out the tube with the doe footed applicator onto the lips. For me personally the “24 hour wear” isn’t really something that I feel the product has but that may be just me!! However that is not a deal breaker as the colour payoff on this product is phenomenal and I find it wears off evenly. I have got two of these so far but my Rating one for this month goes to the shade Nude-ist.¬†For me it is bang on trend for the current 90’s lip that everyone including me is loving. I am struggling to wear anything else on my lips as this is just my go to right now.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Nude-ist

You can pick up some of the colours from the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet range for £8.99 from Boots.

The final product I have been Rating this month is The Body Shop – Ginger Anti- Dandruff Shampoo.¬†Now on the website The body shop claim “This refreshing shampoo with ginger extract is perfect for dry scalps and is cleansing and refreshing”. I have a very awkward hair type where my hair gets greasy quickly but I also have a very dry flaky scalp. This is where this shampoo has been my lifesaver!! It has cleared up my dandruff without causing that horrible build up that you get with products such as head and shoulders which causes your hair to be greasy. And the smell is a lovely addition to. You can pick this product up online or instore at The Body Shop for ¬£4.50 for 250ml or ¬£6.50 for 400ml.¬†

Onto my Hating’s for September. I know I am late to the party on this one but I have had this product a while and just cannot get on with it. It is the¬†Rimmel Apocalips Lip¬†Lacquer¬†¬†I have mine in shade Eclipse which is a gorgeous deep red shade but whenever I go to use it I just can’t get it to work for me. I find it’s either too thick or too thin so goes on patchy and it takes so long to dry.It also really dries my lips out which is just not fun.

Rimmel Apocolips - Eclipse

I have however seen loads of posts of people who love it so let me know down below how you’ve found it and how you use it.


Thanks for reading everyone and let me know what you think of my first ever monthly favourites down below. Don’t forget you can also check ¬†me out on Instagram and Twitter @stephie_warner

Until next time Laters Taters.