The last quarter of the year is a fabulous time to treat yourself and we have some fabulous items for you to discover in our latest Melan Mag Loves haul.
As usual, the items in our Melan Mag Loves list are an eclectic mix of beauty and fashion products which have landed on our editorial desk. However, we only share the items that we love and have tried and tested ourselves and have given the thumbs up.
Enjoy our September Melan Mag Loves haul. Happy shopping!
& We Move – Quote Bag
This cute ‘& We Move’ bag is from Quote Bag, a new brand founded by Zoié Dash.
Actor, writer Dash launched her first collection of tote bags in July, giving her a channel to share funny, inspirational, and thought-provoking quotes through her quality tote bags.
Designs range from elegant, understated, cool and vibrant, underpinning subjects such as philosophy, mantras, identity, gentrification in relation to Zoie’s home, the city of London.
The Quote Bag range vary in topic, colours and are available in cotton or a mix of cotton and canvas material.
Prices range from £14.99 to £25.99 for the larger bags.
Shop the range here. Use code SEPT10 for 10% off your first order. Expires 30 September 2021.
Silk Lined Baseball Hats Designed Especially for Curls – Only Curls
Hands up if you’ve ever struggled to fit your hair into a baseball hat? Struggle no more! Only Curls has made hat wearing a little easier with the new Satin Lined Baseball Hats for curly hair.
With a large back opening to set your curls free and an adjustable clasp – this is the best hat for curly hair, without breaking the bank.
Demonstrating understanding of the needs of Black hair, the baseball hats feature a smooth, silky lining which helps reduce frizz and protects hair. The open back design is perfect for those days when you want to rock a curly ponytail or top knot.
The baseball hats come in seven shades: Black, Washed Grey, Washed Olive, Washed Burgundy, Pink, Sky Blue, Beige.
Shop the Only Curls Satin Lined Baseball Hat, £16 here.
Overnight Lip Mask – Dr. PawPaw
We’re here for how the Dr.PAWPAW Overnight Lip Mask gives our lips the love and attention they need.
The Dr.PAWPAW Overnight Lip Mask delivers noticeable results from the first application. The gel-like texture fully absorbs into lips for an intense mask treatment. Simply apply the desired amount to your lips before bed for an intense overnight lip mask treatment. You can use it during the day too.
As the name suggests, the formula includes PAWPAW (Papaya Fruit) to nourish as well as Castor Oil to condition, Olive Oil to hydrate and Aloe Vera to soothe.
Shop Dr.PAWPAW Overnight Lip Mask (£8.95) here.
Wodaabe Denim Jacket – BLUJUJ
BLUJUJ is just the type of brand we love to discover. The Black-owned fashion brand aims to celebrate African culture and tradition through their ready-to-wear high-end clothing.
We adore this high-quality distressed denim jacket inspired by the Wodaabe tribe of Niger. The unique blending of denim, authentic ankara pattern print and other reconstructed fabrics make this a showstopper, perfect for autumn layering.
The brand prides itself on its commitment to conscious living, ethical fashion and social justice and all their clothing and accessories are made from recycled materials and natural fabrics.
Be sure to check out their gender-neutral collections, which are mostly made using reclaimed materials sourced within the UK, and local to their studio.
Shop the Wodaabe Denim Jacket (£80) here.
‘Thank You Heroes’ nail polish collection – Earthy Nail Polish
Great nail polish? Tick! Charitable endeavour? Tick! We love how Earthy Nail Polish has brought out their ‘Thank You Heroes’ collection. The new range gives thanks to our NHS heroes by donating £7.99 from each pack to NHS Charities Together.
Earthy Nail Polish is vegan, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and use a cap made of bamboo! The Thank You Heroes collection (£24.95) includes four of Earthy Nail’s top shades: Polar White, Passion Red, Pink Orchid and Flamingo Pink.
Shop the Thank You Heroes collection here.
The Essentials Kit – Mario Badescu
Beauty OGs will know about Mario Badescu but if you are yet to discover this brand, check out their new Essentials Kit. The Essentials Kit combines their bestselling products; perfect for cleansing, treating and protecting. Use all of the items to create a purified and healthily hydrated complexion.
Hero products included in the kit are their Enzyme Cleansing Gel (an exfoliating face wash) and their Facial Spray.
Shop The Essentials Kit from Mario Badescu (£36.50) here.
Limitless Long-Wear Eyeliner Pencils – Eyeko
Have you seen Eyeko’s new Long-Wear Eyeliner Pencils Limitless Collection? The range includes five intensely rich and buttery soft pencil eyeliners, designed to add extra definition and a subtle pop of colour to your eye make-up look.
We have been wearing the waterproof eyeliners both in the waterline for extra definition or smudged and smoked out around the lash-line for an extra smouldering look.
We’re really feeling the deep royal blue, cool brown and plum purple colours, an alternative to the usual black hue.
Shop the Limitless Eyeliner Pencils from Eyeko (£15) here.
Woman Up Muscle T-Shirt – Spark
This muscle tank is our team’s new favourite! Designed to have a flowy, draped fit, it features a rolled and stitched sleeve and a raw bottom hem.
A message we can get behind, the T-shirt is from the female founded, female-run Spark, a community for anyone who believes in the radical notion that everyone should be treated equally.
Shop the T-shirt (£25) here.
Skin Base Pressed Powders – Illamasqua
Makeup artistry brand Illamasqua has released a new range of Skin Base Pressed Powders and we like what we see.
Inspired by their best-selling Skin Base Foundation, the lightweight pressed powders aim to minimise pores and blur imperfections for an immaculate complexion, leaving skin feeling extra velvety smooth with up to 10 hours of comfortable wear.
Available in six shades, the formula offers medium coverage to set and smooth base makeup. The ultra-fine formula avoids overloading the face with product, helping to increase long-wear coverage and keep any unwanted shine at bay.
Shop the Illamasqua Skin Base Pressed Powder range (£30) here.