Before I get started I wanted to give the lovely Lou from Painted Nails & Baking Scales a great big THANKS for the super wonderful package that I received from her today! We decided to do a little swap so that each of us could get our nail polish hoarding little hands on some products from one another’s countries, which I appreciated so very much. By the way, if you’ve not checked out her blog yet then do yourself a favor, give that link a little click and take a wander over today. So yeah, look for a post on our swap soon.
Now onto the favorites!
LUSH Snow Globe Soap: This has a really nice citrus fragrance with a hint of something else that I just can’t put my finger on. However, the LUSH site says it’s a blend of grapefruit, lemon and lemon grass. Whatever it is, the Captain and I both like it. He liked it so much that once again I didn’t even get to use the first bar we purchased but two times before it disappeared. Luckily we picked up a gigantic chunk of it while in Cologne.
LUSH Porridge Soap: I finally decided to give this one a try after picking it up and delighting in it’s yummy scent and passing for months. I think the chunky porridge bits put me off a bit, but those little suckers combined with the creaminess of the soap help exfoliate your skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Not only is this great to use as a general exfoliant, but I like to use it before shaving my legs, and to help with dry rough heals. I will definitely be re-purchasing this. (Not pictured because it’s in my shower and doesn’t look so nice as it’s been lovingly used and eroded by water.)
Sugarpill Heart Breaker Palette: I don’t want to give too much away on the Sugarpill products as I still plan to review them in full. However, I will say that these shadows are super pigmented, easy to work with, velvety smooth texture and mostly they just make me super happy when I wear them. Although my happiness could be mistaken for vanity because I constantly look in the mirror and smile when wearing Sugarpill. Ah well….ce la vie!
Sugarpill Bulletproof Pressed Eyeshadow: Blackest black black shadow EVER!
Caudelie Beauty Elixir: There is definitely something magical in this bottle. I suspect that this may just be what is helping my skin look more refreshed and slightly more radiant.
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic: It took me a long time to warm to this color even though I love a red lip. It finally happened though and I’m really enjoying it now. It can give a subtle wash of color or you can build it up to be more intense. It definitely has some staying power.
Models Own 5 Piece Brush Set: I picked these up way back in the summer and have been loving them so much from go. In fact I don’t know why I have no included these in a monthly favorites yet. Clearly I’ve suffered from brain fartage, my apologies. These are a good size for travel and I was quite honestly shocked by how the good quality and how soft and lovely these brushes are. If I’m wearing makeup, you can bet that most of these brushes were used in it’s application.
Models Own Golden Green: As some of you may know, I am a complete sucker for green anything because it’s my favorite color. This polish is such a beautiful shade of green. While it is a duo-chrome, it’s a more subtle one, that I would tend to think favors more of a metallic finish. Either way, I love it! You can see swatches and my full review here.
Nails Inc. Sweets Way: So pretty and unique. It’s a more subtle way to do glitter in my opinion. It seriously looks like cupcake frosting and sprinkles superimposed themselves into your nails. I’m so smitten that I definitely need all three of the other colors. To see swatches and my full review click here.
LCN Aroma Remover Winter Edition: This is one of those “I grabbed it on a whim” products and I’m so glad that I did. I don’t want to speak too soon but this may be just as good if not better than my holy grail Butter London Powder Room remover. The big difference being that this is not as pricey and actually smells wonderful. I will need to stock up on this though because it’s a limited edition scent.
Kamille & Calendula Lip Balm: Even though the Nuxe Creme de Miel Ultra Nourishing lip balm is in my holy grail lip balm, I still need something to keep in my bag or pocket when I’m out and about. Well that, and I consider myself a bit of a lip balm connoisseur/collector/addict so I actually need to keep trying them out (that’s mostly directed at Captain Canada). I just love this formula. It’s very soothing, has a nice incredibly subtle fragrance and it does the job quite well. Click here to read my full review.
I have some new hair products and a new brush cleaner on the way and I just received the bottle of Bioderma Sensibio H2O Mecellaire Solution in the mail today. So you can count on some reviews of those eventually along with the great big bunch of products Lou sent me. On a side note, I don’t know about you, but I’m just super excited for Christmas this year. The decorations are out, our tree is up and we just need to add a little garland action then it will be complete. As always, thanks for reading and check back soon.