We are now into autumn! Fall is quite possibly my favorite season. Don’t get me wrong – summer is right up there but the colours of fall and the crisp fresh air can’t be beat! It’s probably our shortest season around here so I do my best to really enjoy it. Since it’s raining and pouring today, I decided it was time to reflect on what I loved in September.
Let’s start with makeup this month. 🙂 My first favorite is Benefit Cosmetic’s Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter. I received this in my Sephora Birthday Gift in 2013 but only starting using it last year when I started using highlighters. (And now I’m a highlighter junkie! 😉 ) I have considered this to be a long time favorite of mine. It is just so easy to use and the champagne colour is perfect for my skin tone. I usually apply this to my brow bone, on my upper cheeks, the top of my nose and on the cleft above my lip. I then blend it in and it achieves a nice glow. It can be as subtle as you want it to be but it is definitely buildable. This deluxe sized sample has lasted me a long time and I have only used about half of it! I can’t imagine how long a full sized version would last! This is definitely one of my fave highlighters that I will continue to use and repurchase in the future!
I have another makeup favorite and it is the Elizabeth Mott Show Me Your Cheeks Blush in Peach Pink. I received this in my June ipsy glam bag (which arrived well into July) but once I started using it, I was hooked! I am pretty sure that I have been using this blush just about every single day in the past month – I love it that much! It is more pink than peach and it gives my cheekbones the perfect pop of colour. Similar to the Benefit Watt’s Up!, you can choose to have just a little bit of colour or a lot – this is super buildable and easy to apply. This formula is also very easy to blend. So many reasons why I love it! I never get backups of blushes because I can never use one up but I had to get myself a backup of this because I would be crushed if I ever ran out.
Now onto skin care. My pick for September is the Hey Honey 24Seven Day & Night Moisturizing Cream. This also came in my June ipsy glam bag and I have been loving it ever since! The deluxe size is 15 ml but you definitely don’t need to use very much of it so 15 ml will last you awhile. Great for all skin types, it’s a light cream that is very moisturizing. I really like how it smells too. It can be used on your face, neck and around your eye area so it’s a great all-around moisturizer. It’s also paraben free which is something I prefer. I am so happy to have discovered this moisturizer. I already purchased a full sized bottle for when I run out of my deluxe sample. 🙂
For hair care this month, I have been reaching for my deluxe sample of Alterna Haircare Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist pretty much every day. This stuff is fab and my hair is loving it! It is a hair treatment that does everything from repairing split ends to banishing frizz and protecting your colour. It smells great, too! You just spray it on when your hair is damp then I usually use my hair dryer. By the time my hair is dry, it feels silky smooth and it’s not as frizzy as it usually is. I have really become a fan of this product and will definitely be repurchasing it in the future! Perhaps during Sephora’s November sale. 😉
Now that I have finished covering all my beauty faves, I have a jewelry fave, too. I have been wearing this Aquamarine wrap bracelet from Color By Amber just about every day. Usually I wear it as a bracelet but not only is it a bracelet, it also doubles as a necklace! Or is it a necklace that doubles as a bracelet? Either way, it is fantastic! It looks great by itself or with other CBA bracelets and skinnies. Since a lot of my wardrobe is greens and blues, I find that this accessory just adds to my every day look. It looks great with basic colours, like black, grey and white, too! It’s super versatile and I adore it. 🙂
Last but not least, I have a clothing fave. I bought this Tailor Vintage red and black plaid shirt from Costco and it has been a staple in my wardrobe ever since! I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but plaid is everywhere this fall! Costco also had this in a few other color combinations, such as, black and white, purple and black and blue and grey. If I can recall, it was $14.99 CAD so it was super affordable – you can’t go wrong with that! This shirt goes well with a lot of what is already in my closet and I love the length of it. I can easily wear it with skinny jeans or leggings. The fabric is so soft and it’s SO comfy. A good plaid shirt is a definite must have in your closet this season so this was a welcomed addition to my wardrobe.
So there you have it! All my September favorites. I hope you enjoyed what I had to share. Now it’s your turn – what did you love in the month of September? Please share in the comments below. I love hearing about your faves because then it gives me ideas of what I should be trying.
Disclaimer: All items in my September Favorites 2016 post were purchased by me. All opinions are mine and mine alone.