Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Beauty | Monthly Favorites | September


That time of the month has arrived again! I haven't been posting my monthly faves for the past two months, but I have a legit reason for that. I didn't want to put up a monthly faves that would have been a repeat of the previous month. I have been sticking to the same routine for the last few months, it was difficult to pull new monthly favorites out. So I postponed the monthly faves until I got the nerve to try something different. 

September was that month I went into my make up collection and pulled out different products that I had sitting there. Let's get into what I loved in the month of September.

  • Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Primer: I've tried this product in the past (during winter) and I wasn't too fond of it. I think that had to do with my skin. During winter my skin is more dry and I felt like this made my skin even drier. So I gave it another go (this time during summer) and I LOVED it! It left my skin feeling perfect and pore less and held the oil at bay. I am definitely going to keep this in my makeup collection for summer time. 
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin: Another product I wasn't in love with when I first tried it. Again, I tried this for the first time last winter and I just couldn't stand how it clang to my dry spots, so I ditched it and left it sitting my drawer. Just like the Tarte primer, I gave it another go. It is amazing for my skin during the summer. It is so light weight and gives me the perfect layer to even out my skin tone. 
  • Lorac Pro Palette #1 & #2: If you have been reading my posts before, I had featured the Lorac Pro Palette #1 in my first favorites post. Well I couldn't resist buying the second series of this palette. I love these palettes and would recommend them both to anyone. I am in love with the second one because of the Nectar, Plum, and Navy shades. I don't use the navy everyday, but I love having the matte navy shade when I do want to incorporate a pop of color. If you don't have these in your collection, I highly recommend purchasing these! If not both, they are perfect on their own as well. If you all would like to have a comparison review on these let me know in the comments. :) 
  • My Mascara Combo: These two mascaras together are amazing. I get the length and volume I need for my lashes. I go between both of the Rimmel London's Lash Accelerator mascaras in conjunction with the Loreal Voluminous mascara. If you haven't read my post on my go-to mascara combo, read it here
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner: Another repeat, but I love this liner. It lasts all day and doesn't smudge onto my under eye area. I have a problem with a lot of eyeliner pencils smudging in places I don't need it too. This liner is so smooth and  creamy. Its also so easy to use for smudge liner on the upper lash line. It is a must in my collection and I am sure you will see it again in another monthly faves. 
  • Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil: I go back and forth between this pencil and my Nyx Brow Powder, but when I want a strong brow, this is my go-to pencil. I've repurchased this more times than I can count. For a period of time I couldn't find it anywhere and when I finally saw it, I snatched up a handful for back stock. This pencil lasts all day, doesn't melt away, and is just the right amount of pigment. It's also the perfect combination of creamy and stiff (if that makes any sense at all). It is another most have for me. 
I am beyond proud of myself for getting this favorites post out on time and not half way through the month. Although I'm sure there is no actual time limit, I just think its better to get it out on the 1st or shortly before or after. 

Hope you all enjoyed September! Share your recent favorites with me in the comments below.


43 comments:

  1. I'm heading over to read about your mascara combo now! Nothing beats a great mascara!

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    1. Yeap mascara is a must have and if I am leaving the house I always at least have my brows and mascara on. Thanks for reading my mascara combo post! :)

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  2. I love Urban Decay Naked Skin! It's so light <3

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    1. It is amazing! It really is perfect for summer!

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  3. Always looking for new mascara's to try. Thanks!

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  4. I love doubling up my mascaras too. I use the Make Up For Ever smoky lash (not to be mistaken with their smoky extravagant) and then I apply the Buxom one on top. Makes it look as though I have falsies onnnnn. Freakin' love it.

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    1. ooo I am going to have to try these!! I love the look of falsies without having falsies on!

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  5. i'll have to try out your mascara combo! mine is almost ready to expire.

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    1. Let me know how it works for you! :)

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  6. I need to check out that brow pencil. Mine has almost run out!

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    1. Hopefully it works out just as good as it has for me! Let me know what you think!

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  7. Oh this post is perfect! I am going makeup shopping this weekend for cruelty free/vegan products and have been eyeing Tarte! Let me know if you have any more recommendations for me!

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    1. Hi Lindsay! I love Tarte products. Their Amazonian Clay Blushes are amazing. I also love their eyeshadow palettes! Both their blushes and eyeshadows are so pigmented and creamy. I also recommend trying their Princess Aveune Bronzer. I love it for a natural bronze to the face or contouring. If you are into other liners, I would try their Amazonian Clay Waterproof Gel liner. I have theirs in the bronze color and its great to use as a cream shadow or as a liner. The brush that comes with it is perfect for it as well. I could go on and on about Tarte! I love their products! :)

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  8. that amazonian clay sounds so luscious! will check it out!

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    1. I love their liners. They have a whole line of them and they all are amazing! You must check it out for sure! :)

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  9. Love Lorac products! I need to check these out!

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  10. I haven't tried most of these brands, but I often hear of them and I want to try them. I need to branch out on my makeup more. I absolutely love Mia Mariu's bronzer.

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  11. Great review of these products! I haven't tried any of these but I am in need of a new mascara. Maybe i'll try the your mascara combo!

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  12. These are some great September picks! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Great makeup picks, I love anything by Urban Decay x

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  14. I'm a big fan of the amazonian clay line from Tarte! Their foundation is amazing for my skin in the winter. I will have to try the liner!

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  15. I love Urban Decay's Naked eye pallet. I really want to try some of their other products.

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  16. I need to try that Tarte Poreless Primer!! I feel like my pores have gotten a lot more noticeable lately and I've been meaning to try something like that!

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  17. Ooooh! Loved all the info! I don't think I've ever heard of these products before but I always love hearing about success stories! (:

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  18. I'm always on the search for a great mascara, I'll have to give those two a shot!

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  19. Nice roundup. I always go back and forth with my brow pencil too. I have the hardest time finding a shade of 'blonde' that isn't RED. :(

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  20. I am a big fan of Benefit's "They're Real" mascara!

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  21. Thanks for sharing your favorites for September! I'll have to try out that mascara!

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  22. Love a good mascara and brow pencil. I haven't tried the Rimmel -- I'll have to now!

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  23. Beautiful products! I don't wear make-up usually but when I do, it's mascara, liner and a bit of glimmer on the lips. That's all.

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  24. I am so bad about taking care of my skin. These look like great products.

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  25. Isn't it crazy how the change of seasons impacts your skin? I lived in NY for years and my skin was effected each season but moving back to California its much more stable. I have to try that Naked Skin!

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  26. I am pretty committed when it comes to my skin. I find what works and usually stick with it. Usually! LOL! These look like great products.

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  27. I am still looking for a great foundation primer. Will check out your recommendations.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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  28. I tend to not get adventurous with my makeup. When I find something I love, I stick with it. I am very lame, and hadn't thought to use two different mascaras...I will have to try that!

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  29. I will have to give the primer a try considering I've never tried one before! Great picks!

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  30. I've been wondering about the Naked Skin, thank you for your opinion!

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  31. Tarte and naked skin sound great!!!!

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  32. Great recommendations! Thanks for sharing.

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