Sunday, October 2, 2011

Best of September Roundup - Skin Care, Makeup, Body Care, and Fragrance

Hello, It is a beautiful Sunday and the sun is out!  I have enjoyed so many new and old products in the month of September, it was a bit hard to choose which products to post.  I have been hauling happy lately, so my personal goal is to use up most of the older products first.  So they do not end up going bad which is very wasteful. 

Anyway, let's get started......

Skin Care

Lip care is a part of my skin care regimen.  It is important to protect our lips from the sun too.  I wore Lavanila The Healthly Lip Screen SPF30 almost everyday in September.  I alternate it with Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balms on the days when it was not as hot.  The Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balms do not contain sunscreen. 

As you can see, the ingredients are very natural.  When I first put it on, there is a cooling and tingling sensation from the peppermint oil.  The balm warms up easily on the fingers and it has a minty taste.  I have tried other natural lip balms with sunscreen and the sunscreen in the product would always make my lips white.  Unless I am hanging out at the beach, I would not care about this.  But for everyday, I get too embarrassed and I will not leave the house with white lips.  Lavanila The Healthly Lip Screen SPF30 is clear, so white lips are not an issue.


I reviewed the FAIRYDROPS Scandal Queen Mascara here last month.  It is my HG mascara to date and I have been wearing it everyday.  It is amazing because it volumizes, lengthens, and it curls the lashes.  Really?  Yes, it curls my lashes!  I forgot to curl my lashes with an eyelash curler one morning and left the house, I do not know how it works but the mascara curled my lashes when I put on the mascara.  My lashes looked lifted and curled up as if I curled them with a eyelash curler, it was a WOW moment for me!

Body Care

I picked up the butter London Handbag Holiday Cuticle Oil from Nordstrom's this summer.  I love their nail lacquers, so I thought I should branch out and try their other products too.  I have been doing my own manicure and pedicure and needed something for my out of control dry cuticles.  What I love most about this cuticle oil is the scent, it smells like Pina Colada!  I cannot stop smelling my hands whenever I brush it on.  It smells divinely tropical, I imagine myself on an island far far away......Back to earth now.  I do not know the exact ingredients in the oil as they are not listed on the butter London's website or on the bottle.  There are ingredients listed on other online retailers' websites, but they are not consistently the same.  According to Nordstrom's website, it contains vitamins A and E.  On the back of the bottle, it mentions it is mineral oil-free if it is a concern of yours.


I always carry a bottle of Tsi~La Organics perfume oil in my handbag, it is easily portable and perfect for touch ups.  They are natural and so light, not overpowering in the warm weather.  I reviewed this collection here.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!  Thanks for reading!


  1. yayyyy another fairy drops fan!!! i haven't tried this version yet but glad it works great for you ^_^

  2. @SPT, I know you love the original formula, I will get one to try (after I use up my other backups, yikes) and see how it compares to this formula:)

  3. Nice list, Rola! I still need to try Fairydrops!! Do you use a primer with it? I'm so used to needing this that it would be nice not to for once...hee hee. ;)

    (NOOOOO!!!!! WHY???????? I can't believe they took cosmetics off the list!! Did the SA's happen to know the reason? T_T)

  4. I have been recently been putting on lip care with SPF too. I used to neglect protecting my lips from the sun.

    I have been trying to look for the Fairy Drops mascara as I have heard great things about its curling abilities. My lashes are soooo stubborn. Normally my lashes fall straight down =/

  5. @Shop N'Chomp,no,I do not use any primer with it...And the SA's did not say why, maybe Saks is following the no discount on cosmetics trend at all the other stores:(
    @PopBlush, give it a try, you will be amazed by the curling abilities.


Love to meet and hear from my fellow bloggers and readers. Do not leave spam or inappropriate links here, they will be removed.