Monthly Favorites: September 2012


September 2012 Monthly Favorites

It’s the first week of October, which means it is time for my monthly favorites of September.  These are the products that I especially enjoyed, and found myself reaching for over and over again during the course of the month.  To see what my non-beauty favorites were for the month, click on over to my other blog, Defies Description.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Cleansing Pads

A rediscovered favorite of mine is the Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Cleansing Pads.  I used to use these all of the time, but had gotten away from them while I was using other cleansers.  I started to use them again in September and couldn’t understand why I stopped in the first place.  They are quick and easy to use, and leave my skin clean and exfoliated, without over drying.  I have a full review of them here, so check it.

Black Radiance Urban Jungle

I have been loving this 8-pan palette from Black Radiance.  Urban Jungle is a gorgeous mix of greens and browns, shades which we’ve already established to be by weakness.  Black Radiance is made by the same company that makes Wet n Wild, so these shadows are just as fabulous as the WnW 8-pan palettes that we all know and love.  I actually want to do a more in-depth review on Urban Jungle with some compare/contrast swatches to WnW Comfort Zone, so I won’t say too much more here.  Urban Jungle is versatile, and has been perfect to transition into fall.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara is my favorite, Holy Grail mascara.  I have sad, wimpy lashes, and Lights, Camera, Lashes makes them look like they have some life to them.  I do not like paying full price for it, though.  Luckily Ulta had Lights, Camera, Lashes as one of the 21 Days of Beauty specials, so I was able to pick it up for only $10.  I can’t say enough good things about this mascara.  With the holidays coming, Tarte may have some value kits coming out that include this mascara, and if they do, you should totally pick Lights, Camera, Lashes up to try it out.

(L)Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle (R)Revlon Balm Stain in Romantic

My go-to lip all month has been one of two shades, both from Revlon.  The first is the Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle, which is a deep brownish pink neutral.  This is a shade that looks fantastic with my skin, and goes with everything.  The other product I’ve been using is Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic, which is a sheer tomato red.  The Balm Stains can be built up for major impact, but I’ve been liking Romantic on the lighter side like my swatch below.

(L) Pink Truffle (R) Romantic

I have reviewed both the Lip Butters and the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, so be sure to check them out here and here for more info.  I love warm-toned brown and red-ish lips for Fall.  I know that berries and purples are in, but I feel those are more winter shades.  Pink Truffle and Romantic are perfect for me right now.

NYX Slide On… Pencil in Brown Perfection

NYX Slide On Pencil Eyeliner in Brown Perfection has been my go-to eyeliner all month long.  I have an in-depth review with swatches of the four shades I own here, so be sure to read my rave.  In short, this is one of NYX’s best products, in my opinion, and they are as good as $20+ eyeliners.  Brown Perfection is a deep dark brown.  I prefer brown liner to black when I’m wearing warm eye looks.  The brown softens the look and makes it more natural.  If you haven’t tried NYX Slide On Pencil Eyeliners yet, go do it.  Do it now.  Trust me, it’s worth it.

That is it for my favorites for September.  I hope that you saw something that you liked.  I hope that you check out my non-beauty favs over at as well.  What about you, what were your favorites for September?  Let me know in the comments below.


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I am a self proclaimed eyeshadow junkie whose main hobbies include shopping, reading, singing, and mainlining caffeine while hanging out with my friends. I love interesting socks and have amassed quite a collection. The place that I want to visit before I die would be Greece. I like to read all seven Harry Potter books once a year the way some people read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. (Sorry JRRT, but JKR kicks butt in my book.) I love art, and use my creativity in many different ways through painting, crafts, and makeup. I love to cook and try new things, and I especially love to eat. My favorite "date" is to go wine tasting, and do so with my husband once or twice a year. I love musical theater and think the world would be much better off if we all just watched more musicals. I am 100% a cat person and, although I think dogs can be really cute and sweet, they make me sneeze so cats will always rule. I love faeries and magic, mythology, theology, philosophy, and psychology. I regularly do logic puzzles and sometimes crosswords. I adore Bette Midler, Betty White, and Carol Burnett. I am not ashamed to admit that I watch Glee. I would like to start making some of my own clothes because I can't stop myself from buying fabric. I'm sure that there is much more, but I'm suddenly distracted by something shiny.

4 responses »

  1. My lip butters and balm stains are also my faves they never fail me. I would like to give that light, camera lashes a try. I really have not found anything I am really “lash happy” with.

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