1 October 2011

September Favourites

I can't believe I'm actually managing to get my favourites up on time this month!  Honestly, I haven't used a ton of products this month, but here are a few things I've reached for a lot recently: 

September favourites, minus the lotion bar

Running Bug Farm Unscented Organic Shea Butter Lotion Bar
I bought this from Running Bug Farm on Etsy a while back, but originally I found it a little waxier than I wanted it to be, so it ended up being set aside.  With the weather getting colder this month, my cuticles have gotten a bit dry and  I've been using this on them at night.  It's waxier than a liquid lotion or body butter and doesn't really rub in fully, which is why I tend to only use it before bed.  It works amazingly well and when I wake up my cuticles are moisturized and soft again, no matter how dry or cracked they might have started out the night before.  I have the unscented one, so the beeswax smell really comes through, which I love, but they do make these in various scents as well.
Photo from Running Bug Farm -- mine is mostly used up and looking a little mangled
 

Revolution Organics Innocent Lip Gloss  
This is a great baby pink gloss.  It's very sheer, so ends up being a subtle, glossy 'my lips but better' colour.  As a bonus, it moisturizes my lips as well or better than a lip balm.  Seriously, if this was less expensive, I think I'd use it all the time, in place of lip balm!  My only complaint is that there are tiny beads of wax (you can see them in the swatch) that feel a little gritty when this first goes on, but within a minute or two, they melt and it feels smooth on my lips.  In Revolution's defense, this was left out on my front step by the mailman in the middle of last winter and ended up getting partially frozen, which likely is what caused this problem.
 
(L to R)

Silk Naturals Wistaria Butter Cream Lip Glaze
I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again, but Silk Naturals makes some of my favourite lip products.  Wistaria is a gorgeous pink with just a hint of purple to it.  On my lips I feel like it looks purpler than it does in the swatch.

(L to R) Darling Girl Sugar Plum, Silk Naturals Shangri-La, B. Koi White Gold, Silk Naturals Wistaria, Revolution Organics Innocent

B. Koi Cosmetics White Gold Eye Shadow
This is the dream highlight shade I never knew I needed.  It's a gorgeous shimmery cream with golden undertones that looks amazing as an inner corner colour.  It seems to fit perfectly no matter what other colours I'm wearing on my eyes.  Applied with a lighter hand, it also works really well for highlighting the cheekbones or other areas of the face - it's a bit shimmery, but overall it's got more of an iridescence and no chunky glitter anywhere in sight.

Darling Girl Cosmetics Sugar Plum Eye Shadow
Sugar Plum is a difficult colour to photograph!  I don't think it looks anything like the swatch on Darling Girl's website and it's only sort of true to how it looks in my swatches.  Darling Girl describes it as a 'metallic slightly pinked purple,' which is definitely true, but I also see a golden iridescence in it.  It works nicely with other pinks and purples and also with golds and browns.

Silk Naturals Shangri-La Eye Shadow
This was a gift with purchase with one of my orders, so unfortunately I don't think it's available to buy.  As you've probably noticed by now, I'm not the best at describing colours, but to me, this looks like a metallic black raspberry or a dark pinky purple shade.  I use it a lot in my outer corner or crease, but with different placement, I think it'd make a beautiful purple smokey eye too.

(L to R) Darling Girl Sugar Plum, Silk Naturals Shangri-La, B. Koi White Gold

And that's all we have for this month - all makeup, save one thing, but that's what really has stood out for me lately! 


         

4 comments:

  1. Shangri-La looks gorgeous! Too bad it's not available for purchase :/

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  2. I know, I almost didn't include it because of that :( They may have something similar in the regular line up though, I'm not sure

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  3. I've been wanting that color of the Revolution Organics lip gloss. It's so pretty.

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  4. Nice picks! I have Shangri-La as well and love it!

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