Tuesday, 8 October 2013

September Favorites

Hi beauties! It's time for our monthly favorites - September! (this might be a little late, but hey .. better late than never!)

Some of the products from my favorites are quite new so I'd say they win best first impression, hence making it on my September list :)

My first hair favorite of the month is the Batiste Dry Shampoo in Original. This first product is one of the ones that won my best first impression award. I've heard so many good things about this so I went out and bought it. I'll have to say, it does not disappoint! 2 Thumbs up! It smells light, clean and makes my 3rd-day hair feel oh-so-fresh. I went with the original scent because I felt like playing it safe but when I run out of this one, I'll try all the other ones they have!

My next hair favorite for September is the Bed Head After Party. It is a smoothing cream that makes your hair super soft and silky smooth. Again, this is a recent purchase. I love this product so much and I can't believe I've never gone out and try it before. This is my new must-have in my hair routine!

My last hair favorite of this month is the Tangle Tamer I got from Sally Beauty. I use this with my conditioner in the shower and it really helps with detangling my ultra long hair. I'm not going to lie and say it detangles my wet hair 100% as soon as I get out of the shower but it sure helps make the job easier when I'm combing out my hair after I towel-dry.

I think it might work a whole lot better if your hair is not as long as mine, which is almost hip-length! (I know I have to get a haircut really really really soon because it's starting to really really really annoy me. My hair has never ever been this long before and it's starting to get really heavy and "eating" a lot of products I am currently using).

My next beauty favorite of the month is the CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara which I layered with CoverGirl Lash Perfection. Both are in Very Black and does a great job in lengthening and volumnizing which I really like.

My next beauty favorites are these 2 lip savers. The first one is Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla & Macadamia which is so light-weight, soft and on top of it all tastes amazing. I love it for the day time. I would put a thin layer of this over my lipstick of the day. The second one is Vaseline Lip Therapy in Cocoa Butter. As you can see, this one is still in the package. I've gone through 2 of them already and this is my third backup because I love it so much. I use this overnight when I'm sleeping and I would wake up every morning with soft and smooth lips. It makes my lips feel very hydrated in the morning which means that it lasts all night long. It also smells really good, which is a bonus!

My next lippy favorites of the month are these Milani Color Statement Lipsticks. I have 3 to show you for they are the perfect shades for this Fall season.

#20 Uptown Mauve

#21 Sangria

 #24 Black Cherry

If you like burgundy, deep red, or dark plum color, you will love these. I'm really bad at describing scents and smells but these lipsticks are prime. They smell sooo goooood. They are soft and smooth and very pigmented.

Oh! They are also dupes for MAC lipsticks. Milani Color Statement Lipstick #21 Sangria (pictured above) is an almost-perfect dupe for MAC Rebel Lipstick. Milani Lipstick #24 Black Cherry is a dupe for MAC Dark Side Lipstick. If you want MAC lipsticks but you're looking for a cheaper alternative, check out Milani :)

My next lip favorites are these NYX Cosmetics Butter Glosses. We have NYX products in my local drugstores but for some reason they don't carry these Butter Glosses. I had to order them online. With online shopping comes patience as it can take days or weeks for your purchase to get to you. After almost 2 weeks of waiting, these babies finally arrive. They are absolutely worth the wait and they are so incredibly inexpensive and amazing, I can't wait to try more!

 (L to R) #4 Merengue, #2 Éclair, #9 Vanilla Cream Pie, #11 Maple Blondie, #5 Créme Brulee, #7 Tiramisu

My next beauty favorite of the September is this Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

It has 9 pretty eye shadows in neutral pinks, brown, gold and bronze colors. They're great to create an easy everyday look.

A cheaper alternative is this Color Icon Eye Shadow Trio in #380B Walking on Eggshells by Wet n Wild. They are super pigmented, inexpensive and has similar colors with Too Faced Natural Eye Palette!

My next beauty favorite of the month can be found at Walmart: the Fox in a Box in Spicy & Sweet by Hard Candy .

It is a very pigmented peachy pink blush. I swirl my blush brush together and apply it onto the apples of my cheek. You could use each colors individually as well.

My next beauty favorite is an oldie but a goodie. Salvatore Ferragamo Incanto Charms Perfume is the first perfume I've ever own. This scent takes me back to around ..... 9th grade. This is my second bottle. It has been sitting in my collection forever but I decided to take it out and use it the whole month of September and fell back in love. I'm really bad at describing scents but I can say that it's really light and not too overwhelming whatsoever. The packaging is quite adorable too, don't you think? :)

I guess this next favorite can go into the "beauty" section as well. It is the Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer or anti-bacterial hand gel in Dazzling Diamond. To be perfectly honest with you, I don't really care much about the scent (it's a bit much and overpowering) BUT it has tiny glitter flecks in it and I just can't pass up haha! It is also currently flu season around here (everyone is getting sick, left and right) so this has come in handy when I just throw it in my purse and take it with me everywhere I go!

Moving on to my fashion favorites for the month of September ...  I have these 2 two-finger rings to show you.

The gold anchor one on the left is from Aldo (last year) and the right silver leaf one is from a local boutique. I love two-finger rings as they're so fun and they could be a statement piece on an outfit as they tend to be quite big.

And last but not least, my fun favorite for the month of September is this little beauty:

My 'What Would Blair Waldorf Do?' wrist band. This is my new official life motto because Blair Waldorf is my absolute idol. It is pink and I wear it everyday with my MK watch! I think it is so quirky and fun and is also a great conversation starter :D

So these are all my favorites for the month of September. What are your favorites? Feel free to share your thoughts and comments below!

But before you leave to go about with your day, remember and ask yourself this: What would Blair Waldorf do, indeed? ;)

Until next time,
from Film with love xxx

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Haul: The Body Shop, Lush, and Victoria's Secret

Hello, hello! Today I have a beauty haul for you from The Body Shop, Lush, and Victoria's Secret!

I stopped by The Body Shop because I haven't been there in so long and they were having these deals (buy 1 get 10% off, buy 2 get 20% off, buy 3 get 30%) so of course I had to take advantage and picked up some new things to try!

The first item I got is this Banana Conditioner. First of all I love the smell of bananas and I have never seen or heard of this product before so naturally I have to try this out! They also have the shampoo version of this but as I am currently using my Redken All-Soft Shampoo (and I'm loving it .. as much as my hair needs it), I only wanted to try out the Banana Conditioner. (I found out that the Banana Shampoo is actually a bestseller so I'll have to pick it up the next time I go back to try it out!)

The next thing I got is this Mini Shea Body Scrub. This is actually for my boyfriend because he wanted a "hand exfoliator" (LOL) so he picked this one out in the store as it smells really nice and works really well!

The last thing I got from The Body Shop is the Honey Bronze Shimmer Lip Balm. (I don't know if this is a limited edition product because I couldn't find it anywhere on their website.)

Can we please just take a look at the packaging of this little thing? I love it so much! It is mostly colorless (a teeny bit bronzy in color but does not have any honey scent) and has really subtle gold shimmer! It is a lip balm so it is very moisturizing! I almost want to go back and pick up another one of this just in case it is limited edition.

Next I went to Lush. They just brought back (by popular demand) Let the Good Times Roll Facial Cleanser.

I have never tried Lush's face products before (I've only been in love with their Bubble Bars, particularly Ma Bar - something about this scent gets me every.single.time. After I'm done taking my bath using the Ma Bar I used to drop my puppy in after so that he smells freaking amazing afterwards haha don't know if you can do that but hey, the scent lingers on him for 2 weeks after so I'm not complaining!)

Let the Good Times Roll smells like cookie dough. I don't know how else to describe it. It is actually quite a gentle exfoliator as well so I use it in the shower (on my body) as well as my face and I smell like a walking dessert! I highly recommend you to go to Lush and take a big sniff and try it out!

Next I went to Victoria's Secret to check out their makeup & beauty department. I haven't been there in a while as well so I am curious to see if they have any new products out. I saw these two in store, swatched it on my hands and then I was sold.

The VS Pro Magic FX Transforming Pearl Eye Quad is a beautiful eyeshadow quad containing 4 soft, pastel pink, gold, lilac, and green colors to be used for layering on top of other eyeshadows, to wear on its own or as a highlight. They are opalescent, light, and shimmery. I don't own anything like this before and I thought they are way too beautiful to pass up!


Here is a swatch of the colors. How gorgeous and unique are they?!

The last thing I picked up is the VS Pro Magic FX Holographic Lip Shimmer. It is light-reflective, shimmery, and duo chrome-y .. I just had to!

Once again I don't own any lip glosses like this, so I wanted to try :)

There are 3 different colors: Prismatic Gold (which is the one I got), Prismatic Lilac, and Prismatic Pink!

 Doe-foot applicator

 A swatch of the Holographic Lip Shimmer!

I think it is safe to say I'm a sucker for anything duo chrome and prismatic! They're honestly so pretty and surprisingly non-sticky! I had a hard time deciding between this gold one and the lilac one because I fell in love with them both equally but I ended up going for the gold one. I think it will look soo good if you dab this in the center of your lips for that extra umf, don't you think? ;)

Once again I hope you enjoy my haul! I really need to stop shopping but who am I kidding? hahaha! what's life without a bit of fun! Thank you so much for reading and have an awesome, be-youtiful day ;)

Until next time,
from Film with love xoxo