Saturday, November 5, 2011

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

Hello, Ladies, it is that time again.  In the month of October, I started using many new products and old products alike.  My favorites for the month are products that I have been using for at least one month or longer.  Let's get started:

Skin Care

Most of us are always on the go.  If you have three minutes in your day and you want a quickie cream mask, Super by Dr. Nicholas Perricone Ginger Gingerols 3-Minute Facial is a great one to try.  I am sure many of you are familiar with the Perricone MD products, the Super line is described on the Sephora website as: 

"...a nourishing collection of formulas for your face and body. Infused with phytonutrients derived from some of the most powerful superfoods and formulated with advanced patented sciences, SUPER allows your skin to indulge in nature's most nutritional bounty."

The Super line appeals to me more than the Perricone MD line because the ingredients are more natural and the price points are more affordable.  I have used this product after a long busy day or before a special occasion, it always gives my face a fresh radiant look after three minutes.  I have left it on longer and it is absolutely fine.  There is a tingling sensation when I put on the product, it is tolerable and lasts for a few minutes.  I believe this product delivers the results I look for in a quickie mask, it hydrates and adds radiance to my skin as if I had a mini facial.  This is fabulous and I will re-purchase it.  I would like to try the other skincare products in the line too.


I used Maybelline Master Drama By Eyestudio Cream Pencil in 400 Midnight Master everyday in October and this is my review here.  This is my current favorite drugstore eyeliner.  My only gripe with it is that it does not give you a lot of product because I managed to finish it in a month.  Other pencil eyeliners seem to last a lot longer for me.

Body Care

I have tried many body scrubs in the past and Melvita Extra-Soft Body Scrub is one of the best out there.  It is a natural sugar scrub made with essential oils, see the website for the full listing of ingredients.  The texture resembles jelly with very fine sugar particles for manual exfoliation.  It is very gentle on the skin.  The scent is citrus.  I like that it comes in a tube because I can squeeze out the exact amount I want to use.  I highly recommend this body scrub.

Note:  There are no personal photos of this product because my tube is almost used up and does not look appealing.  I did not think the photos would come out very good.

via Melvita USA website


Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne in the middle

I like rose fragrances.  Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne is the cleanest and freshest rose fragrance that I have ever tried.  It is composed of seven roses from around the globe.  I love wearing it alone or layer other Jo Malone colognes with it.  I reached for it a lot in the warm weather in October, it is very light and never over powering.  I get mesmerized by this scent every time I spray it, it makes me feel beautiful and feminine.

Recently I picked up this set of five Jo Malone miniatures at Nordstrom and it contains Grapefruit, Pomegranate Noir, Wild Bluebell, Red Roses, and Vanilla and Anise.   I mainly wanted to try out the new Wild Bluebell, Pomegranate Noir, and Vanilla and Anise.  And I can take a few of these with me when I travel.  Check it out.

Thanks for reading.  Until next post......


  1. Great October round up post! I love body scrubs. Thanks for the rec!! =D

  2. I use the regular Perricone line and I'm glad to see that he now has products for younger skin!

  3. i never tried any of that beauty products before but i like to try that facial & body scrub!

  4. @Shop N' Chomp, are you back from your trip? You are welcome.
    @Jamilla, how do you like the regular Perricone line?
    @thehiddenfairy, thanks for stopping by.

  5. The 3 minute mask is tempting me, I want something like that tooo! Then again.. *gulp* I'm the type who falls asleep with the mask on.. :(


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