Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September Favorites

I have so many favorites to share with you this month. Some are seasonal favorites and some are just good-all-rounder products. So let’s just dive in, shall we?

MAC Soba
For the longest while I never knew how to wear Soba. Its unique mustardy brown hue is completely different then anything I've ever owned. For some reason this month I paired this with a golden eye shadow and it’s like the clouds opened to heaven! Soba has similar coloring to gold yet its non-shimmery (almost) so it’s the perfect way to tone down a metallic gold. This paired with a NARS’s Exotic Dance… match made in eye shadow heaven!

Fresh Sugar Lip Balm in Berry
Earlier on a Sephora trip I had the full intent to buy my beloved YSL Sheer Candy in Mouth Watering Berry. My fancy lipstick trip was soon halted because I thought to myself “what if I could find a cheaper alternative?” So after some serious lipstick swatch-ing my findings lead me to the Sugar Berry lip balm. The textures between the two are slightly different but the colour is more or less the same.  I have to say I really do love the Berry shade and Fresh lip balms are great in general. For almost half the price as the YSL version this is a deal without sacrificing on quality.
Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Room Spray  
I love Pomegranate Noir it’s dark, spicy, sweet. Basically it’s the kind of perfume where people go out of there way to ask what you’re wearing. Then I found out that they do this in a room spray and I’m not sure what came over me but I was like “yes, I need this” and bought it. The room spray smells exactly like the perfume and with a just couple of squirts my whole house smells like Pomegranate Noir. It’s pretty much heaven in a bottle! This room spray is absolutely an indulgence but I think it’s something I am going to have for a while.  

Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia
I never really talk about but I love Dove. In my humble opinion they do affordable, easy to get beauty really well. Plus there marketing campaigns are incredibly inspiring. Which I have to say I am truly a sucker for!
So when I saw that this Pistachio body wash was a dupe for the famous Laura Mercier I was all over it. Well it turns out they don’t smell alike at all so I was actually kind of confused at first. Although the two scents are not identical Dove's just as beautiful . The combination of pistachio and magnolia is yummy sweet, but still very grown up. As for the body wash itself this is moisturizing, creamy and builds a nice lather. This creamy body wash holds its own, smells great and makes your skin very smooth. Honestly it’s one of the best body wash's I’ve ever tried drugstore or high end.

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream
Why do I like this? 8 Hour Cream has a greasy texture and a somewhat smelly formula, it just doesn’t make sense? The thing about 8 Hour Cream is it’s the ultimate multipurpose product. You can use it on cuts, bug bites, dry lips, dehydrated skin, burns, cuticles, slit ends and just about 1000 other things. I have been using this all month because you can literally use it on everything!

 Dearest 8 Hour Cream I am completely hooked.


  1. Gorgeous selection. Everyone raves about the Fresh Sugar lip balms and I'm really wanting to try them! xx


    1. They are amazing!
      Hydrating, smell and taste yummy.
      There is also tons of tints to choose from :)

  2. Lovely selection of favourites here! I really wan tot try the Fresh lip balms as they are so raved about! I am also hooked on the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour cream, it's just amazing for any dry skin x

    Beauty with charm

    1. I know 8 hour cream is amazing!
      I am hooked too!

  3. I really want Soba from Mac


    1. Soba is a great, really unique color!
      I highly recommend :)

  4. Ah, the Pomegranate Noir scent is so nice! Love the tint on the Fresh lip balm too :)



    1. Thanks for stopping by Jen.
      I love pomegranate noir and would be thoroughly happy if the world smelt like that :)

  5. Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

  6. I've been wanting to try the 8 hour cream for ages! Everyone seems to rave about all the different things you can use it for. I need all the moisture I can get, especially now that colder weather is coming.