Monthly Faves: September 2013
Anyway, on to my faves :
Glory of New York Facial Cleansing, GNY Skin Enzyme, Nature Republic 92% Aloe Vera Soothing Gel, Nanny Rose Queen Bee Lemonest Lemons Lip Balm + Sunscreen & Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Complete UV Moisture
I got my GNY products from their recently held product presentation (read more about it here and I know that I haven’t tested it out for a complete month to declare them as ‘Favorites’ but they are so good. The Facial Cleansing smells amazing and makes your skin feel softer after washing. It’s as if you no longer need a moisturizer after using it (but you still do, actually as a part of your routine. Just saying). The Skin Enzyme works like the famous Cure Natural Aqua gel but it always gets some thing.
The Nature Republic 92% Aloe Vera Soothing Gel is like my miracle HG hair and nail product. After finishing my Kerastase conditioner, I was really hesitant in buying a new bottle since it’s very pricey. I decided to buy this out of the recommendation of the SA. It made my hair so soft, manageable and less dry. I don’t experience a lot of breakage anymore. Same as with my nails, my nails don’t chip as much anymore (and my nails are actually really soft) and I can make them as long as I want to. I love it.
My Nanny Rose Queen Bee Lemonest Lemons Lip Balm + Sunscreen helped me fix my dry, chappy (& wounded) lips. My Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Complete UV Moisture is my current favorite sun screen. Nothing much to say about it. It’s just something that I’ve been using a lot lately.
MeMeMe Flawless Cream Foundation in ‘Porcelain’; Colour Collection BB Cream & Ben Nye Neutral Set
MeMeMe Flawless Cream Foundation in ‘Porcelain’ is more of like a rediscovered product. I actually forgot that I love this fondie. It lasts long with or without a primer, it blends flawlessly and it’s coverage is amazing! Then Colour Collection BB Cream is my current favorite BB cream because it’s yellow-based and it has an a decent amount of coverage. Ben Nye Neutral Set is not exactly my favorite but it’s something that I have been using a lot. You’ll see why in my upcoming review.
ELF HD Blush in ‘Headliner’ & ELF Studio Blush in ‘Tickled Pink’
This is my current fave blush combo. I use ELF HD Blush in ‘Headliner’ first, which is a subtle, yet really pigmented pink shade (click here for my review. Then I set it with ELF Studio Blush in ‘Tickled Pink’ which is a subtle pink (kinda like Headliner only in powder form) with tiny shimmers in it. It’s just beautiful.
Wet N Wild Coloricon Palette in ‘Vanity’ & Maybelline The Rocket Volum’Express Mascara
I’ve recently introduced the Wet N Wild Coloricon Palette in ‘Vanity’ in a haul post (click here to read more about it) and I just love it. It’s much easier to use than my neutral palettes. It’s sorta like a ‘to-go’ version of the Naked palette, so it’s very well suited for beginners. The Maybelline The Rocket Volum’Express Mascara is something that I have been using a lot this month. It’s not waterproof though, so my lashes don’t stay curled as long as it should but it’s really volumizing though.
Etude House Princess Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips Lipstick in ‘004’, LA Auto Lipliner in ‘Pinky’; Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in ‘Smitten’; Lime Crime Velvetines in ‘Red Velvet’; MAC lippies in ‘RiRi Woo’ and ‘Rebel’
Woo, that’s a lot. My go-to combo is actually the Etude House Princess Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips Lipstick in ‘004’ and LA Auto Lipliner in ‘Pinky’ then the others are my fave bold red & plummy red lipsticks. I did a review about MAC Rebel way back, if you’re interested, then here. And I also did a review about Riri Woo here.
I actually forgot to include a lipstick in this picture and that’s the Iris lipstick in ‘709’. I included it in the video, but for some reason I failed to take a photo of it. So sorry.
Revlon Nail Enamel in ‘Mischievous’, BYS Chrome Nail Enamel in ‘Bling’, L’oreal Nail Polish in ‘Blue Reef’ and Forever 21 Love & Beauty Nail Polish (no shade name indicated)
My fave nail polishes for this month!
NOT SO FAVES
The Face Shop Nail Polish in ‘GR001’; Enchanted Cosmetics Shimmer Eye Palette in ‘Pixie Dust’
I’m just not a fan of this nail polish. Don’t get me wrong. I love TFS Nail polishes. They’re opaque and they can go on in just a single layer but this one is streaky and has a weird formula. With regard to the Enchanted Cosmetics Shimmer Eye Palette in ‘Pixie Dust’, I don’t wanna talk about it any further. You can read about it in my review.
So those are my faves during the previous month. I know that this is a long entry, but I really wanted to explain why they made it in to my list. How about you guys? What are your favorite products last month? Let me know.