Wednesday, October 2, 2013

September Favorites

     Hi Everyone! Another month has flown right by, and it's time again for monthly favorites! 



  • NYC Big Bold Bronzer in MetropoliTan - First of all let me say that I'm not sure if these were limited edition - I apologize if they are. I got this at my Rite Aid back in the spring, and I'm thinking they might have been part of a spring collection. I've been loving this bronzer as a contour! I have light skin, and I think it's perfect for me. The tone of this bronzer reminds me a lot of NYC Sunny, only a little darker. There's a slight sheen to it, but no shimmer. It's also huge, it's going to last me a long time!
  • ELF High Definition Powder in Sheer - This powder has been a lifesaver for my undereyes! I use it to set my concealer, and no matter what concealer I'm using, I no longer have to deal with any undereye creasing, something that used to happen on a daily basis. And speaking of huge products, I don't think I'll ever be able to feature this in an empties post!
  • Rimmel Kate Lipstick in 103 - This was definitely my most worn lip product over the past month! It's just such a wearable pink shade and goes with about any outfit or makeup look. The Rimmel Kate line is quickly becoming one of my favorite lipstick lines. The ones in the red tubes like this one are matte, but they are seriously the creamiest, most comfortable mattes I've ever worn.
  • Biolage Thermal-Active Setting Spray - I usually curl my hair about twice a week or so, and never do it without this product! I spray it lightly all through my hair, let it dry for a minute, and then curl my hair. It holds the curl like no one's business! I used to get so frustrated because the curls in my hair would last only a few hours. With this product, I seriously have second day curls! Can't recommend it enough.
  • Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush - Back before I started seriously getting into makeup, it seemed like I could never get my eyes to look "just right." Little did I know back then that the right tools make all the difference. This is an awesome blending brush! It's amazing what a difference it makes in your overall eye look when you use a nice fluffy brush like this to blend out those edges. This brush is just soft enough to blend everything out without removing all of the shadow you just put there. 
  • Michael Todd True Organics Pumpkin Facial Mask - It seems like everyone who received this in their Ipsy bag is loving it, including me! It truly smells like real pumpkin, which might be off-putting to some people, but I love it! I use this every week, and my skins looks and feels much more radiant than before I started using it. I definitely plan on purchasing a full size when this little guy is gone. Please note that this is not recommended for sensitive skin.
  • ELF Eyebrow Kit in Medium - After running out of my Tarte Brow Architect pencil (which I absolutely loved), I was on the hunt for something a little more inexpensive. After some trial and error, I finally tried this kit, and really love it! One side is a waxy substance, the other side is powder. You can use only one or the other, or both, which is what I do. It nicely defines my brows, and is a great color match for me, too!
     I hope you found this helpful! Let me know if you've tried any of these products, and what you thought of them! What were you favorites this past month? 
 
     Have a wonderful day!

<3 Vanessa

25 comments:

  1. I need to purchase the ELF HD powder, sounds great! So does the setting spray, my curls would not last on me EVER! But since I started using NuMe hair wands, my curls last for days, but they are pricey, so I will have to check this setting spray out and use it with my drugstore wands.

    The Sigma E40 brush is AMAZING, I was like you, my eyes would never look right, now I can't go without this trusty little brush!

    Great picks!!

    <3 Lily | beautywithlily.blogspot.com

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    1. I've been hearing a lot about the NuMe hair wands, maybe I'll look into getting one! Thanks for reading girlie!

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  2. I've heard such good things about those Rimmel Kate lipsticks... I should really try them!

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. They are awesome! Thanks so much for reading! :)

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  3. Everytime I go to the store I always pick up a Rimmel Kate lipstick but never purchase it - I need to next time!

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. You definitely should! I pick a new one up just about every time I'm out now! Love them!

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  4. Great picks for September hun! The elf powder is great but when I first used it I didn't know to use a TEENY bit and well I'm sure you can just imagine the outcome for me lol! Kate Moss's #103 lipstick is amazing!!!! That's my favorite every day pink! Really enjoyed this post! I'm behind on posting mine. Might not even post it because I didn't even evaluate over my products lol. Xx

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    1. Thanks!! Yeah, I did the same thing when I first got my HD powder! Not good! :) I was feeling that way about my faves post too, but just decided to go for it anyway! :)

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  5. Oh wow that Sigma eyeshadow brush looks so perfect. I love that it's huge, so there will be no harsh lines! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Ɱiss Ɱakeup Ɱagpie

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    1. It is awesome - absolutely no harsh lines!! Thanks for reading, Gemma! :)

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  6. ;) the lip color,looks very pretty

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, I appreciate it! :)

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  7. Wonderful post!!!Your blog is lovely!!!! Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin' ? xxx
    Gleaming Spire // Bloglovin'

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    1. Thank you! I followed you on Bloglovin! :)

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  8. nice post http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/

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  9. My sister was totally off-put by the pumpkin mask. She called me and was screaming "It's like I rubbed a can of pumpkin on my face!!" Haha. I haven't tried mine yet but being a pumpkin fan, I'm sure I will love it!

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    1. Haha! That's hilarious! I think you definitely have to be a pumpkin fan to enjoy this product! Thanks for reading Natalie! :)

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  10. Wow,very good post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  11. Thank you so much for the follow.
    Follow you back on bloglovin.
    Lovely greets from germany ;-)

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  12. i never got to try the pumpkin one, but i make my own instead!

    love and use all of those products, wait, not that bronzer, but i do have sunny.

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    1. Make your own? Sounds awesome! Maybe you could share on a blog post? :)

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  13. I tagged you in my Sunshine Award post! Hope you don't mind! :) If you want to do it, you can check it out on my blog!

    www.beautyandbliss67.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, of course I don't mind!! I'll be doing it sometime this week! :)

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