Early Autumn Mornings Call For…

This week the cold snap hit the south coast, and I am now one very unhappy bunny. The super cosy tights have been whipped out along with hot water bottles and fluffy socks. I’ve consumed so much tea that we’ve run out of milk and am no longer think my best friend was mental for spending a fortune on thermal curtains. In short: It’s cold here and there are a few lovely products I’ve been running to in the morning to prepare my face or just take my mind of the whole thing…

The perfect lightweight autumn base: You might have noticed in last weekends video that the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser is now in full swing in my makeup routine. It’s light and allows skin to breath, but still gives a decent amount of coverage, and being a tinted moisturiser it doesn’t dry out my skin. Something I definitely need in the colder months.

Sleepy eye saviours: I haven’t been getting the most sleep recently, so in the morning I’ve been using the Benefit eye bright on my waterline and Origins Planscription Concealer religiously. They help make me look a little more awake at my desk in the morning and mask the fact that I was up until the early hours typing away.

The little extra pick me up’s: Early Autumn mornings in my eyes will always call for a nude lip – ever since I read that smokey dark eyes and nude lips were in when I was thirteen. At the moment Shy Girl is top of my lipstick loving list for the nudes – it’s a dab on lightly and go kind’a product which works perfectly when I don’t have much time. I’m also loving darker nails and just picked up a new Barry M Gelly polish in Blood Orange. What. A. Beaut. Will showcase that one on here soon!

And finally, I can’t live without M&S dark chocolate and ginger biscuits right now. After running out of tea and bread they’re making a fine substitute for breakfast…


  1. Michelle / Daisybutter
    11 Oct 2013 / 8:30 am

    I've been cracking out Benefit's Eye Bright and the darker and red nail colours this week too, perfect pick me ups for those early mornings! x

  2. Nat. Feathers
    11 Oct 2013 / 8:43 am

    I love how simple this look is, perfect for early mornings when you are rushing out the door.


  3. Sarah at Red Squirrel Beauty
    11 Oct 2013 / 8:54 am

    Shy Girl and Laura Mercier TM are both on my Christmas list!! x


  4. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    11 Oct 2013 / 9:01 am

    I've had my eye on the LM tinted moisturiser for a while now, I just can't decide whether to go for this or a foundation :o). Xx


  5. Amy Liddell
    11 Oct 2013 / 9:04 am

    Must invest in some of these products – it is so cold up north and I don't want to leave my warm quilt until the very last minute! Autumn means the return of Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes though!! Always good!



  6. Anya
    11 Oct 2013 / 9:14 am

    Chocolate and Ginger biscuits sound delicious right now! if I wasn't on a diet that's exactly what I'd be stuffing my face with x


  7. Overdose De Maquillage
    11 Oct 2013 / 9:28 am

    I love Benefit Eye Bright! I also pop some into my tear duct area and underneath my brow bone, it's so pretty! I really want to try the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser, I'm a huge fan of lightweight bases 🙂 x


  8. Roshni K
    11 Oct 2013 / 10:05 am

    I love wearing a red or dark lip to make me look awake on a gloomy morning. I need to try out the origins concealer it sounds wonderful

    Roshni’s Journey

  9. Alice Porter
    11 Oct 2013 / 10:29 am

    The benefit eyebright is literally my savoiur!



  10. alice
    11 Oct 2013 / 10:36 am

    I'm really considering picking up the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser, but I'm a bit scared to break of my usual skincare and makeup base routine that works so well for me!
    Also, oh my god those biscuits are amazing. Can't go in M&S without picking them up!


  11. Sandy
    11 Oct 2013 / 10:39 am

    Craving one of those m&s biscuits now, they're amazing! Really want to try the benefit pencil, my tired peepers could definitely do with it!



  12. Lillian ParisianToBe
    11 Oct 2013 / 10:59 am

    Oooo–I really want to try MAC Shy Girl. Coincidentally, I've been reaching for the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer loads as of late, as well; seriously good stuff.

    xo Lillian from parisiantobe.com

  13. Eloise .D
    11 Oct 2013 / 11:02 am

    I've always ummed and arred about whether to try out Laura Mercier's Tinted moisturiser,as I already have Origins Vita Zing tinted moisturiser. I love Marks & Spencer biscuits, especially their Chocolate swirls, they are the best and they always seem to disappear quickly at Christmas. I know what you mean about the weather, thats also happened where I live in the UK and I'm not impressed!

    Eloise | simplynaturale

  14. Katie
    11 Oct 2013 / 1:45 pm

    Really want to try the Blood Orange Barry M Shade. Great post!

    Katie | and-katie.com

  15. Hannah Cagney Lace
    11 Oct 2013 / 2:00 pm

    This cold spell is a real bitch, it feels like ages since it's been truly cold thanks to the lovely Summer we had. Definitely need to check out those M&S biscuits – ginger and dark chocolate? Come to momma.


  16. Sara Chergui
    11 Oct 2013 / 5:18 pm

    Lovely post !

  17. Claire
    11 Oct 2013 / 5:46 pm

    Oooh looking forward to seeing the Barry M polish it looks gorgeous!

  18. Maddy
    11 Oct 2013 / 6:01 pm

    Shy Girl is so pretty, I love the colour! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  19. Lisa
    11 Oct 2013 / 6:38 pm

    Nice post !

  20. Talisa Tossell
    11 Oct 2013 / 8:07 pm

    That tinted moisturiser is a gem!


  21. Nita
    11 Oct 2013 / 8:57 pm

    I seriously need to go pick up the Lauren Mercier tinted moisturizer! I'm normally a powder foundation kind of girl, but this fall/winter, I think I'm going to try something different 🙂


  22. CatrinTeleri
    11 Oct 2013 / 9:34 pm

    I finally subcumed to Shy Girl because of you and Anna, oh dear.

  23. Cstephrun
    12 Oct 2013 / 5:01 am

    I've been going through coffee and tea like crazy as well! haha I love how simple your routine is! 🙂

  24. Leanne Marie
    13 Oct 2013 / 10:55 am

    Ive started using the rimmel scandaleyes liner to waken up my eyes a bit. it's so hard to get out of bed when its still dark outside! It's going to be worse when the clocks go back at the end of this month!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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