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I feel like September has flown by. Mostly because I was busy with doing new things but also re-evaluating my life a little bit. It’s something that always kicks in when half of the year is done & we move into a new season. I like to rethink my path, goals & wardrobe to see where I am but also to check if I’m going in the right direction.
This month was one filled with new experiences, trying out new products & drooling over fall items — my favorite style season by far! My September favorites are not only products I love but also life moments that I think I should highlight more often.
// STYLE UPDATES
So now that it’s officially fall, I’ve started cleaning out my closet. All my spring and summer bits are stored away and I’ve put my knits on display. I have an itching feeling to overhaul my wardrobe a bit. Starting with a new coat to add to my ever growing collection. This dark olive green coat from H&M is high on my list but I also fell in love with this snake print fur coat* at ASOS. Which sounds like a total disaster in writing but honestly. Check. It. Out. It’s amazing!
I did finally score a new belt — which was more of a high priority buy that turned out fun. The belt was simply needed. I got this western looking belt from H&M (I couldn’t find a link but I am wearing it in this post). I love pairing it with high waisted trousers. It just gives my outfit a little something. If you’re looking for a similar belt, check out Zara. They also have a lot of cool belts in their collection for an affordable price. I am, however, still lusting after the western inspired belt from B-Low the Belt that would look amazing with denim that’s not high waisted. It’s still on my wish list that you can find here on The Chic List — which is also updated with my latest loves!
// NEW CAREER EXPERIENCES
This month is also a month of new career experiences. Isn’t it unfortunate how we get less & less opportunities to experience something new when we get older? That’s why I try to do something new whenever I get the chance. This month I gave my first ever course on personal branding on LinkedIn & I did an Instagram takeover for Ontdek Amersfoort. I learned a lot from doing both and even wrote a blog post about my experience on my other blog.
// BEAUTY FAVORITES
I have three beauty products that made my September favorites list: the Zoeva Nude Spectrum palette & the new Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk products.
The Zoeva Nude Spectrum palette* is probably not a new palette (as far as I know) but perfect for someone like me. I’ve never really been into eye shadows because I simply couldn’t figure out how to apply them. So when I got this palette I had a friend of mine — who is a makeup artist — show me how to properly apply eye shadow. Since then I’ve been hooked. I wanted a really neutral palette for every day wear & this one ticked off all the boxes. Also price quality wise this is a really good basic investment for your makeup collection. There are rosé tones, browns and more copper ones to spice up the looks. There is also a good balance of matte & sparkly shades.
That palette started an obsession because I also bought the new Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk eye shadow palette as well as the cheek to chic blush. Both stunning products in more pinky tones. I love using the light, sparkly pink shade — the prime shade — all over the lid & the enhance shade in my crease. I use the Zoeva palette as well to highlight my inner corner. Just a simple pink look that I can wear daily — you can check it out on my Instagram.
The cheek to chic Pillow Talk blush gives my cheeks a flushed, pinky look. The type of flush that takes my often ghostly complexion to a healthy glow. I’ve heard about this blush before but never tried them. I love that the product creates more depth than a regular blush. You take the outer color across your cheekbones and pop the middle color on the apples of your cheek. Creating a much more dimensional look.
Both Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk products are limited edition. The cheek to chic blush in Pillow Talk is still available here* but the eye shadow palette is sold out. You can keep an eye on it through this link.
PRODUCTS IN THIS POST*
What are your september favorites?
I’m also still playing around with what I want to do photography wise with these posts. Do you like to see an outfit or rather the products or moments mentioned in the post? Let me know in the comments below!
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