October Favorites – all about lips!


October brought too many products to name everything in my monthly favorites! I thought I would do a lip edition of monthly favorites, since I had so many that I loved in October.

I am adoring my Almay liquid lip balms in Lilac Love and Pink Pout. My favorite lip combo of the month was It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi lip stain, with Almay Lilac Love over it. It’s a gorgeous combo that lasts hours, and feels great on my lips!

I love the color and feel of the Korres lip butter in Quince. The only thing I’m not crazy about, is the scent. I’m trying to get past it, because it’s a gorgeous pink and it feels lovely on!Almay-liquid-balm-Korres

Revlon Color Burst lacquer balm in Whimsical is a gorgeous dark pink with fuchsia shimmer. I love the feel of this balm! It’s very moisturizing, but it doesn’t last long. It’s not a stain, so count on reapplying. It Vitality gloss stain is probably my #1 go to lip product. It feels great on, it warms up to a flattering bright pink and it lasts for hours! The Clinique chubby sticks are similar to the Revlon color burst pencils in feel, moisturizing, but not all that long lasting. Mega Melon is a great dark peach that would flatter all skin tones.


Next up, I have a gorgeous CoverGirl Smoochie lip gloss in Violet Flare. This is part of the Hunger Games Catching Fire collection. It’s a really gorgeous purple that’s filled with sparkle. I’m NOT a Kardashian fan, but I have to say, I really like the formula of the Khroma Beauty lip glosses. The applicator is ridiculous though. It’s so long it wobbles a bit when you apply, which I find really annoying. Other than that, I really like the feel and smell (honey!) of them. I have Summer Honey (light pink) and Cherry Blossom Honey (dark pink).

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I’d love to hear some of your favorites from October in the comments!
xo Amber
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August Beauty Favorites

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Time for monthly favorites again! Leave me a comment and let me know what you have been loving!


August Beauty Favorites

Moroccan Oil Heat Styling Protection

Le Couvent des minimes honey lip balm – available at ulta

Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensée Cologne Absolue 1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray

It Cosmetics Vitality Lip flush Anti-Aging Lipstick (Je Ne Sais Quoi)

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May Favorites – Beautisol, Ageless Derma, Perlier & Sugar Shock

Here’s a round up of some of my beauty favorites for May. I’d love to hear what you are loving this summer! Leave me a comment and your blog link below!



May faves

Funny story too….I thought I grabbed my bottle of Beautisol sunless tanner mousse for this picture. I *just* noticed that this is the Beautisol Tea Tan wash off bronzer. I bet I used that instead of the sunless tanner the other night too. Oops….oh well, I love them both!!

On to the rest of my May favorites!

Perlier Honey shower cream – I am in love with all my Perlier products from the travel set. This is such a gorgeous scent. It smells just like fresh clover honey and sunshine! The full review will be up soon!

Pssssssst! dry shampoo – I’ve tried a lot of dry shampoos, and disliked them all. This is the only one I like! I have been trying not to wash my hair too often, as it’s SO dry and falling out.


Bed Head by Tigi Sugar Shock – This is a root boosting product, much different from other root boosters. I don’t get a weighed down, crunchy, filmy mess at my roots with this. I use it on freshly washed hair and massage it into my scalp well. After a little blast from the blow dryer, I have volume! It smells awesome too, like Pink Sugar, without the pink.


Donna Karan Cashmere Mist deodorant – Yes, it’s weird to have a deodorant on my monthly favorites. BUT, it’s summer! I have super sensitive pits and I don’t want to stink. I don’t know what it is about this, but the formula just works for me! It’s really gentle and smells great.


Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash Mascara – I haven’t found a mascara I’ve like this much in a looooong time! I guess I am super picky about my mascara, but there is a lot to think about! I don’t like mascaras that irritate my eyes, are too wet, flake or smudge…You know! I guess I haven’t found my HG mascara yet. I love wiggly flexible brush with spiny bristles. It works really well to get into tiny areas. The formula is great too. I like my lashes a bit more volumized than this mascara provides, but that is easily fixed by layering mascaras.


Ageless Derma Retinol and Vitamin K eye cream – I have only been using this for several weeks but I love it already! My under eyes are dry and tend to look crepey if I don’t moisturize often enough, and with a good quality moisturizer. This eye cream has retinol, Vitamins K (said to help reduce dark under eye circles), vitamin E, green tea extracts, peptides and Coenzyme Q10. I love skin care products that are packed with ingredients like these! I haven’t found this cream (I use it 3 nights a week) to be drying at all. I’m really happy to have found an eye cream that will treat my fine lines and black circles AND moisturize at the same time! I will keep you posted on my long term results.


I’d love to hear your May favorites, so feel free to leave a comment below! Have you tried any of these products? What did you think?