Bye bye August and welcome September! Fall is around the corner, the sun is (almost) gone, school and work is beginning again and I’m excited for new product launches and enjoying the coziness of the colder months. Wether it’s through sites, magazines, campaigns or in store every month/season I’m faced with so many product choices and I’m always too tempted to try them. If you’re like me I created a top 10 list with products I love and believe you should give a try this month!
1. Robijn Detergent & Softener with Zwitsal Scent
Zwitsal and babies go hand in hand like cookies and cream. Even though I’m not a mummy (and don’t have a baby to spoil me with this delicious scent) Robijn finally launched the long awaited Zwitsal scented Robijn detergent and softener. I don’t even like washing clothes but this Robijn Zwitsal changed that for me. From the moment I pour the detergent and softener in to the clothes perfuming my home when drying, I almost can’t wait to do more washes just to have this smell all the time in my house!
2. Color Spike Temporary Hair Color Paste
I love bright colors and vibrant colored hair do’s but I’m a chicken when it comes to coloring my hair. I worked so hard to moisturize my hair and keep it healthy and I wouldn’t want to jeopardize that for a one time coloring. I like to flirt with colors and if it’s non drying and temporary I’m all in. A couple of months ago I gave the Color Spike color paste a try and loved the simplicity of applying the product, the color (which wasn’t as bright as the color in the tube luckily!) and the idea of mixing colors with one another to create a new shade (pink + blue = purple baby!). I simply put on some gloves and add bits of the product in my hands, rub it and then over my hair. It will start to fade away slowly and when you wash it, it will gone. A more detailed review on the Color Spike color paste will follow soon!
3. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
When hot temperatures of the houses mix with the cold outside during the colder months I’m always faced with a shiny forehead. It’s very annoying (and unflattering) and there’s not much you I can do to remedy it besides blotting my face. Or so I thought! I’ve used the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer for a couple of months earlier this year during the Winter and was surprised at how good it worked. When I checked in at Citizen M hotel earlier this year it was very hot inside and after I had rushed over there I felt like my forehead would be all shiny but was stunned when this wasn’t the case. Besides getting rid of your shiny forehead the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer helps my make up stay good all day.
4. Smashbox CC Cream
I pretty much skipped the whole BB cream frenzy and went straight for the CC cream when that trend popped up. I didn’t see the added benefit of a BB cream as it mostly felt like a tinted moisturizer or light foundation to me. CC generally stands for “color correcting” and helps with skin discolorations. When I use the Smashbox CC cream as a base for my make up I hardly have to use any concealer as the cream does the trick.
5. Lush Bath Bombs
I miss busy busy, always running and doing stuff but if there’s one thing that is holy to my daily ritual it’s my bathing time. To make this experience even more relaxing and turn it into a real moment of indulgent I love love love to add one of Lush’s bath bombs. Thursday is my DIY spa day and every time I try a different one. So far I tried and loved the Sex Bomb, Sakura, Honey Bee, Space Girl and the Egg bath bomb which is also their nr 1 bestseller. The good thing about Lush is that none of their ingredients have been tested on animals. On top of that the blend of scents can be quite uplifting or relaxing depending on the bath bomb you choose
6. Gosh Fall Winter Lipsticks
Although most make up brands go for the trusted, darker fall colors for Fall Winter Gosh introduced some surprising colorful shades in their latest Fall Winter line. A bright pink, berry pink and a brown red shade are my favorites, moisturizing and long lasting. Needless to say that Fall Winter will be much brighter with these colorful lip shades.
7. Gemey Maybelline Terre Indienne Bronzer Powder
When I don’t have a tan I get a grey shrimp color. I don’t look healthy, I look tired with no make up and it makes me wish I would live in a sunny city which would help me have a sun kissed glow all year round. That’s not the case yet but I do have a make up solution to brighten my complexion: Gemey Maybelline Terre Indienne Bronzer Powder. They don’t sell it everywhere but this is by far the best bronzer I’ve used. It has a subtle shimmer, is the right dark shade for me and gives me a natural bronze. A Moroccan friend recommended it to me saying all Moroccan girls in Belgium use this. And since Arabic, Latina, Indian and (light skin) black women skin tones are much alike this product gives our skin that healthy Summer glow we desperately need during the cold!
8. 1001 Purpose Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a miracle product I use for tons of uses: to oil cleanse my face, remove make up, soften my cuticles, oil pull, moisturize my skin, brush my teeth, for baking and cooking and so on. It’s natural, gentle, easy to use and luckily more people are starting to catch on. When my feet get dry during the colder months I apply some extra coconut oil on my feet and put socks on before going to bed and I get up with soft, silky feet
9. Wjcon Soft Mousse Eyeshadow
The creamy mousse eyeshadow is available in 13 bright, metalized colors. It is resistant to water, moisture and to my surprise very long lasting. I always associate creamy eyeshadows with short lived make up but this was by far the most long lasting product I used on my eyes without a primer! Even after an intense day of hiking, walking and warm weather in Cinque Terre my make up still survived
You can apply it with a brush but I prefer to use it with my fingers. It’s easy to blend, get the right amount on my eyes and fade it where necessary.
10. Dove Body Oil Pistachio Cream & Magnolia
I haven’t really used any perfumes the last few months but my love for scented oils on the contrary has grown a lot. The Dove body oil moisturizes my skin lightly without leaving it greasy and perfumes my skin in a subtle, delightful way. Instead of calling them body oils, perfume oils would have been a better name as this is the main reason I use them. They’re perfect for my upper body (cleavage, arms and tummy) but it’s too light for my dry, ashy legs. For that I still prefer the coconut oil.
What product will you be trying this month?
Thanks for reading!