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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Monthly Favorites: September

Wow, what a whirlwind the past few months have been! I've definitely neglected my blog for a bit but I'm back (with a Halloween facelift to boot). As I was reorganizing my kit yesterday, I realized how many new products I've been using and loving. I figured it was better to update my blog late than never on my top 5 latest faves. Grab a snack, make yourself comfy and let's get into some goodies.

1.) Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream - I've been really impressed with Bobbi Brown's skincare line these past few months and this moisturizer is a clear stand out. I started using it on my clients and was really pleased with how beautiful it looked under makeup. It smooths, plumps and hydrates the skin but is still lightweight and feels amazing. The built in primer keeps makeup looking fresh and it really is like a drink of water for the skin. I was hesitant to try it myself at first, because I'm a creature of habit and also really skin paranoid, but I love how it makes my skin feel. I use it day and night and even add Bobbi's Extra Repair Milk to it for an added boost of radiance (a review of that product is in the works). To sum it up, this is an amazing facial moisturizer ideal for even sensitive skin like mine.

2.) Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara  - Yup, another Bobbi product. What can I say? I really do love this line. This mascara is Bobbi's best seller and for good reason - it doesn't clump and I love the consistency. It separates, lengthens and adds volume to my lashes. I also really like to layer it with Chanel's Le Volume mascara to pump up my lashes even more.

3.) Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Extatique 94 - I'm probably late to the party when it comes to this lipstick but I fell in love with it while randomly scoping out Chanel lip products. It's a really unique and bright fuchsia pink shade with iridescent blue shimmer. I recommend swatching it immediately because my picture does it no justice! It's pigmented and long lasting and - again - such a uniquely beautiful shade. Even though fall is upon us, I've been wearing it since I got it and will continue to wear it through October for Breast Cancer Awareness month! Lastly, it just makes me feel pretty! 

4.) Jo Malone perfumes in White Jasmine & Mint & Earl Grey Cucumber - This brand has always had some incredibly unique scents to choose from. I was definitely a Wild Bluebell girl and ordered it after hearing all the hype several years back. Lately though, I've been gravitating toward fresh clean scents again like White Jasmine & Mint - which is so light and uplifting! Similarly, Earl Grey Cucumber smells fresh, crisp and delicious. As a huge tea fan, I find this one really fun and it has become my #1 go-to. The staying power of these perfumes isn't the best, but somehow I don't mind (though Earl Grey & Cucumber seems to last longer on me). I find myself reaching for them when I need a little pick me up during the day. They're not overpowering, heavy or overly complicated and smell so nice that I don't mind re-srpaying.

5.) Clinique All About Eyes Rich - I've been using this eye cream for almost 2 months and I like it quite a bit. I prefer the rich formula because I enjoy a little extra moisture under my eyes. I use it day and night and anything I can do preventatively (to keep eye bags and wrinkles at bay) is at the top of my list.

Joanna xo