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2014 on Daisybutter is shaping up to be fashion-filled with plenty in between. This year I wanted to expand my content and become more interactive with the community that lurks around these parts, so I'll be introducing some of my best-loved ladies to fill up the gaps of the blog. While I play in Hong Kong for 10 days, let me introduce you to one of my favourite beauty girls, Amy from A Little Boat Sailing...


Hi everyone! My name is Amy from A Little Boat Sailing and I'm incredibly honoured to be featured over here on Michelle's blog whilst she is away on holiday! I'm going to share with you some of my favourite beauty items as we cross over from this glorious summer into one of my favourite seasons; autumn.

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Guest editor Amy shares her autumnal beauty musts. Follow her blog A Little Boat Sailing here.
As we're now in September I find it is time to start thinking about altering my make up choices a little bit, not that there are any written rules however I find the approach to autumn and indeed the following months to be some of my favourites where make up is concerned. Out go the simple flicks of liner and bright lips of summer and in arrive the deeper tones of neutrals for that stunning smoky eye, paired up with either a classic red lip or a toned down neutral, either way you're completely prepared.

Items that stand out to me that are perfect for this time of year consist of the NARS Fairy's Kiss Palette and the MAC lipstick in the shade 'Patisserie'. The purple hues of the NARS Palette are utterly beautiful and work well for this transitional period of the year as they can be used fairly lightly for daytime use or can be built up to create a gorgeous sultry look for an evening out.

When I've focused on my eyes more I tend to go quite simple with my choice of lip colour in order to keep the look balanced. My favourite MAC Lipstick to date is Patisserie which is described as a creamy neutral pink. I do agree with this description although on me I have noticed slight tones of brown within this which overall tones things down and has ultimately made this my favourite nude to date.

Of course the cooler months can tend to leave my skin a little dehydrated therefore I try to ensure I use plenty of lip balm; my current favourite is the cult classic NUXE Reve De Miel Lip Balm. Whilst I'm an avid fan of make up there really is no better feeling (other than taking off your bra) than removing your make up when you get home. One of my favourite cleansers all year round is the Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser which is not just super affordable but also works a treat as that first initial cleanse.

Just before I go to bed I like to ensure my skin is fully moisturised therefore after I have used my serums and eye cream I always reach for the Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins which not only smells wonderful, it also works beautifully on my skin overnight.

This is just a snippet of some of my favourite transitional beauty items for the coming change in season. What are yours?

- Amy x

Find Amy at her blog, on Twitter and on Instagram.



  1. I entirely agree with you about purples for this summer/autumn transition! I have been using the purple-based shades in my Narsissist palette constantly. x

    Melissa | M is for Melissa

  2. NARS Sin is one of my faves for Fall, it's a mid toned berry blush and flatters all types of skin tones!

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

  3. They're lovely tones out of that palette :) x

  4. I will look that up asap, thank you :) x

  5. Ahh so this post successful enabled me to buy the Nuxe Lip Balm! I couldn't stop thinking about it after reading the post, and I know Nuxe is meant to be really good. I'm already getting dry lips so it's really a necessity! Anyway thought I'd come back and comment this haha, lovely post Amy x

  6. Oh bless you Sandra thank you for coming back to let me know. I really do hope you like the lip balm, please let me know how you get on with it. Thank you so much :) xx

  7. Lovely post and photo! The Nuxe lip balm really is getting all the rave lately! MAC Patisserie looks like a gorgeous everyday shade, hm I'm tempted!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  8. Thank you Sheri, Patisserie really is a gorgeous shade it is one of my favourites x

  9. Reve de miel is probably my favourite beauty product in the whole world! Your pictures are so great!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

  10. danniella josephine9 September 2014 at 20:09

    I start switching to hot cloth cleansers in the winter as well, they are really comforting - like a hug for your face!

    Danniella x

  11. Thank you so much :) it's a great little lip balm isn't it x

  12. A hug for your face...I like it!! Thank you Danniella xx

  13. I just went to write Mac's Patisserie on my ever growing list of things I want to buy from Mac however I realised it was the third item on the list (it's a list of 20+ things, not even kidding) - great post as always Amy :) xxx

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