September Favorites

September Favorites

Another month gone by, another round of beauty favorites! This month focused a lot more on hair and skin products, although I did happen upon two lovely makeup bits as well!

1. Beauty Protector - Protect and Detangle Spray

I received a sample of this little miracle in my August Birchbox and loved it so much, I couldn't live without the full size! My hair is long, tangley, colored, and an absolute nightmare to brush out after a shower. BUT NOT ANYMORE (<-- said in a dramatic announcer voice) This bright red bottle boasts being a detangler, leave-in conditioner, and heat protectant! (Plus it smells great, so what's not to love??) It's sold exclusively at Birchbox, so be sure to check it out!!

2. Amika - Bombshell Blowout Spray

Yet another Birchbox find! I've been using this little gem in place of my regular mousse and I adore it! It adds thickness and volume to thin, lifeless locks and smells awesome while doing it!

3. Stila - Stay All Day Liner

Here's where it gets tricky, trying to find an easy-to-use, waterproof, pigment-rich black liquid eyeliner is like trying to find a unicorn. But so far in the search, Stila takes the cake. In my experience, It's about 75% waterproof, moderately easy to use (but go slow, and have a makeup wipe handy) and it definitely packs a big punch when it comes to pigment!

4. Clinique - Almost Lipstick in Black Honey

If you only buy one lip product all fall, buy this one! The Almost Lipsticks are the ultimate cross between a lipstick and lip balm! Keep it sheer, build it up, whatever you want to do! I've been wearing this non-stop all month! I loved it so much that I did an entire post on it here

5. 100% Pure - Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream

I swear this was made for college students. Late night studying (or watching netflix) are met in the morning will puffy, baggy eyes and that's where this gem comes to the rescue! Pop it on your lids and under your eyes before you make breakfast and by the time you're done, you'll be de-puffed and bright eyed! (Plus it smells like coffee, YUM!)

6. Origins - Clear Improvements Charcoal Mask

And finally, the wondermask that has put my skin back on track! (Changing climate, schedule, stress, etc of college takes a huge toll) I've been using this mask once a week to de-gunk my skin and it has worked wonders! 

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September Birchbox!

September Birchbox!

It's my favorite time of the month again! It always makes me smile to see that pretty pink Birchbox in my mail! Plus, how pretty are these box designs?? I absolutely love them! 

1. Pop Beauty Pop Portfolio Eyeshadow Palette

This palette has 36 gorgeous shades ranging from pretty creams, rich browns, vivid purples, and wild teals! There's a little something for everyone and encourages you to branch out and try something wild! The shadows are crazy pigmented and last all day (I'm not kidding, ALL DAY) I loved getting to test out this cute little trio!

2. Benefit Gimme Brow

I've been eyeing Benefit's Gimme Brow for a while now, and Birchbox read my mind with this little sample! It gives natural, light pigment and holds brows in place like non other without making them feel glued. 

3. Harvey Prince Hello Perfume

I loved the Harvey Prince Hello Hand cream, and the perfume has the same light, fresh, scent! I love the sample size, because it makes it easy to carry in my handbag for a little spritz mid-day!

4. Amika Bombshell Blowout Spray

If you need volume, look no further! This blowout spray gives amazing lift to my generally flat locks! Just spray into damp hair and brush through right before blow drying and viola!

5. 100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream

I think this may be my favorite of the box! I have very fair skin (and I'm a college student) which means under-eye circles and puffiness is a daily battle. I saw improvement 5 minutes after my first use (Not at all joking.) I think this may be my miracle in a tube, stay tuned to find out!

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