September 2014 Favourites

Since I’ve been tres busy and haven’t really had a chance to compile separate reviews for each of the goodies that I’m currently in love with, I thought I’d combine my September favs into one post. This means short and sweet reviews on a variety of must-have products 🙂 Somehow, for this favourites post, I ended up with products from all different categories- lips, eyes, body, hair, and face. I swear, it was totally coincidental!

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Soap & Glory’s Sexy Mother Pucker 3D Volume Lip Shine Gloss Stick in Fuschia-Ristic

So unfortunately, Soap & Glory isn’t available in SA just yet, but if you find yourself (or a friend) going overseas soon then you will definitely want to get your hands on this gloss stick.mid sept 062

 

I’m not a huge fan of lip products, I’m more for eye shadows and eyeliners but I think I love everything about this product. The corally shade of this particular one looks amazing on Indian skin and works well with a full-faced makeup look or with a simple winged eyeliner and a slick of mascara.

Another aspect of this gloss stick that I love, is its texture. It’s much like ‘BabyLips meets lipstick’, which means you get the amazing moisture and a bit of shine without compromising on the pigment. It is basically the perfect combo of a lipgloss and a lipstick. And if you have chapped/dry lips, fear not! The gloss stick hides the dryness whilst simultaneously trying to rectify the situation by keeping your lips moisturized. I usually apply a few coats of this gloss stick before bed, that way when I wake up I have perfectly soft, smooth and moisturized lips with a hint of colour!

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Revlon’s Bold Lacquer Mascara in 001 Blackest Black Noir Intense

So, this goodie is the latest addition to Revlon’s long list of mascaras, and by golly you need this in your life! I’ve been using Smashbox’s Full Exposure Mascara for the last year or so, and was convinced that no other mascara could come close – I guess I was wrong. The Bold Lacquer Mascara provides you with the blackest of black, almost clump-less, voluminous, lengthy lashes that won’t flake. It’s a must-have!

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The Victorian Garden’s Apricot and Walnut Exfoliating Facial Polish

I love TVG and their products never, ever fail me. The latest TVG product that I have tried out was their bril Facial Polish. I have combination + acne-prone skin along some acne scars and marks on my cheeks, so exfoliating is an essential step in my skin care routine. After using this product for about a month (thrice a week), I noticed that the marks on my cheeks were significantly lighter and the texture of my skin was now softer and smoother. The secret of this facial polish is the little apricot and walnut granules that work so well to eliminate all dead facial skin cells that are hanging about on your face. Unfortunately, I did notice a few teeny, tiny whiteheads pop up around my jaw after using this product, but after applying TVG’s healing facial oil they promptly disappeared. This is really one of the best exfoliators I’ve tried and I definitely think it’s worth the buy.

And oh yes, cautionary warning: Please do not go cray with the exfoliating, excessive exfoliating does not = faster results. You might just scrub your face off and end up with dry patches everywhere – not cool!

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John Frieda’s Full Repair Serum

Healthy, shiny and super soft hair is always something that we should strive toward. And just because I don’t show my hair, that doesn’t mean I don’t want it to be awesome. I received this goodie along with a few others from John Frieda and I’ve been smitten ever since. It’s been years since I’ve cut my hair, so naturally I have the much dreaded split ends. I’m not sure if the serum rectifies the split end issue but it does make my hair look uhmazing. I think it’s more of a temp solution, like it makes the split ends disappear only for a limited period of time – but then again I’ve only been using it for about a month now so maybe my view on that will change. I apply 2 pumps of this awesomeness after towel-drying my hair and then another 2 pumps just before styling it. I’m slightly obsessed with the smell of this serum, it just reminds me of being pampered, so I apply another 2 pumps just before bed. My hair instantly looks shinier and healthier and the split ends are hidden too. It’s hair heaven 😀

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Dove’s Intensive Nourishing Lotion

Along with Rain’s Hand & Body Lotion, this is another body lotion that I really do enjoy using. I was lucky enough to receive this lotion in Unilever’s Winter Media Box in July but can’t seem to figure out why I never tried it out back then. I mean, this beaut does everything that it said it would – it intensely nourishes and moisturizes the skin whilst leaving it smooth, supple and soft to the touch. My skin is always seeking that extra nourishment, especially on colder days, and Dove’s Intensive Nourishing Lotion really does give my skin that extra boost of moisture and hydration. The lotion has this wonderful Cream Oil that moisturizes without looking or feeling greasy and it is absolutely superb when applied after shower.end sept 168

 

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