October Favorites - all about lips!

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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
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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.

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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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July Favorites - Skin Care!

I’ve been slightly obsessed with finding a new skin care routine for the past month. I’ve found some really great products, so this month’s favorites will be all skin care! My favorites this month far and away are from Ole Henriksen. I’d love to hear what’s on your favorites list this month!

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makeup remover and cleansers

I’ve found my holy grail makeup remover in Clinique’s Take the Day off Cleansing Balm! It removes spf, long wearing foundation and stubborn eye makeup easily. For cleansing after my makeup removal, I have been using Ageless Derma Glycolic Anti Aging cleanser, Own rejuvenating cleanser and REN micro polish cleanser.

toners

toners

My favorite toners are Thayer’s alcohol free rose petal witch hazel and Clarins Chamomile toning lotion.

treatments

treatments

I am obsessed with REN glycol lactic radiance renewal mask and Ole Henriksen’s enlighten me skin tone corrector! Both have given me a noticeably brighter complexion.

serums

serums

Serums are my favorite part! I’ve found each of these to be soothing and beneficial to my skin. I use NOW Rose Hip
Seed oil (see my post on the benefits of Rose hip HERE), Own Renewing firming silk concentrate, and the best serum I’ve ever used Ole Henriksen’s pure truth activating oil.

moisturizer

moisturizer

I’ve been using Own refining moisture night cream for months and love its gentle formula. Ole Henriksen’s sheer transformation moisturizer is a new obsession. I’ve been using it during the day under my makeup. It sinks in immediately and creates a beautiful semi matte canvas for my foundation.

What are your favorites this month? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

xo Amber