Hey! Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted, but I’ve had school stuff to catch up on. Also, I know I skipped my fashion pet peeve post, and that will be up in a couple of days, but I wanted to get this one up before the end of this week! And now, for my September favourite products.
I had a few more last month than I have for a while because of my trip to Seattle, so I had several new things to play around with and fall in love with.
1. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains:
As I mentioned in my PAX/Seattle haul post, I got these in the States, though they are now available in Canada. I am absolutely in love with these! They feel great on the lips, they’re moisturizing and a tiny bit tingly because of the mint. Also, the colour is fantastic! Honey, the paler one, is a very neutral colour on my lips, and very wearable for everyday. Sweetheart, the bright pink, is just what the packaging suggests: a perfect, bright Barbie pink colour. And they last and wear wonderfully; the colour stays a long time, especially on Sweetheart, even once they stop feeling like lip balms! If I had more money, I’d probably try to pick up a couple more colours!
2. Benefit Coralista blush:
I also picked this up in the States, so it would be a bit cheaper, and I have used it so much in the past month that my NARS Orgasm blush is probably starting to feel left out (though I use it every once in a while, because I feel sorry for it!). The colour is very natural on my skin, and its harder for me to put on too much than it is with Orgasm. Also, I hadn’t noticed before I bought this, because of the overwhelming (and wonderful) scent of Sephora itself, but this blush has a bit of a fragrance. At first I didn’t like that, because it seems unnecessary, but I’ve grown to love it. If you want to see swatches, check out my Seattle Haul.
3. Urban Decay All Nighter make up setting spray:
I already knew that I loved this before I picked it up, which is why I knew I wanted it! This actually does make my makeup last so much longer than it would without this step. Also, it doesn’t smell like much of anything, and is so fine that it doesn’t make your face feel wet or anything, and it dries very quickly. And, this bottle will probably last me forever, since I only use one or two pumps of it and only when I do a full face of makeup that I need to last all day.
4. Neutrogena Norwegian Formula hand cream:
I don’t actually own this right now, but I have before. And recently my hands had started drying up and peeling terribly for some reason. Change in the weather maybe? At any rate, nothing I had was working, not Body Shop body butters, Ahava hand lotion, or any number of other pretty smelling lotions I have. Luckily, my boyfriend had this from last winter, when his hands had decided to hate him, and I made him buy this because my old bottle had worked so well for him. I’ve used this maybe 4 or 5 times since I gave up on my regular hand lotions, and they’ve almost completely stopped peeling already. I definitely need to get myself another tube of this!
5. Out the Door fast drying top coat:
And finally, one more product from the States. I don’t think you can get this one anywhere in Canada, which is really sad, because it is quickly replacing Seche Vite as my favourite topcoat. I don’t mind the smell of Seche, though that is one of people’s biggest complaints, however, I am getting very sick of the shrinkage, which OTD doesn’t cause! The only thing I prefer Seche for now is it’s shininess, which OTD is just a bit inferior for. Also, Seche is a little better for smoothing out the roughness of glitter polishes. Maybe I actually need both polishes… At any rate, this was definitely a favourite this past month, and I’m sad that I’d have to pay almost three times as much as I bought it for in Target to get it here (it’s $11 on nailpolishcanada.com, whereas it was $4.99 at Target).
1. Garlic Hummus (and potato chips)
Image taken from Contest-Corner.com
All of my non-beauty favourites this month are food, and two of the three are also from the States, or at least thanks to my Seattle trip. This one is the latter, since I discovered eating hummus with potato chips during my trip one night. Our hotel had a grocery store next door, and one night, tired of fast food, my boyfriend and I decided to get a bunch of random food and ended up with deli meat, garlic sourdough bread, cheese, hummus, and potato chips. The picture is of the same brand we had in Seattle, though any Garlic Hummus is good enough for me. Mmm…!
2. Cherry Coke:
Okay. This is an obsession. I bought an entire case of this while I was in the States, and I have been very good at rationing it thus far, and I have 4 or 5 cans left. I’m pretty proud of myself, especially since last year I bought a case and drank it in about two weeks! It makes me so sad that we don’t have Cherry Coke here in Canada, even though we have before for a limited time. Also, there’s a 50’s diner in Maple Ridge that makes it from cherry flavoured syrup and regular coke. If I had more money and room to store it, I’d probably have bought more of this, because it is literally my favourite pop ever.
3. Tea (especially Irish Breakfast):
Image taken from BakersandLarners.co.uk
Finally, tea! Specifically Bewley’s Irish Breakfast tea, which I bought a couple months ago at a British Store in New Westminster. Since it’s finally cooled down around here a bit (and because I don’t have the money to buy myself a coffee or tea each morning for class), I’ve been drinking several cups of this tea pretty much every day! It’s just a regular tea, somewhat similar to Red Rose, if you know what that is, except that this tea company is so much older, and actually from Ireland, which is pretty cool. I like to drink this with milk and a fair amount of sugar. I also really like that this tea gets pretty strong, and the bags are pretty big, since all of my mugs hold at least 2 cups of hot water!
So, those were my favourite products for the month of September. I’d love to hear what you think, or what your favourite products were! Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!