Yay Friday is finally here! And I’m sharing all of my September favorites with you today. Does anyone else feel like the ninth month of the year came and went with the blink of an eye? I sure do! But, I guess it’s okay because October means pumpkins, apple orchards, sweater weather, and yummy new Starbucks concoctions. See below for items I’ve been loving this month and why.

1. Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist. I read about this mist in a magazine and thought I would give it a try. Recently I’ve been testing out different facial sprays to see if I like one better than the other. The faint scent of this milk mist is very appealing. It contains hyaluronic acid & black oat, neither of which has irritated my skin (and I’m a very sensitive skin gal). It’s also paraben free and not tested on any of our furry friends. The product is described as a mist-on moisturizer and can be used before makeup, before bed for added moisture, or any time during the day for a burst of hydration. The pricing of this is pretty middle of the road and definitely a quality product.

2. Essence Lash Princess Mascara. Okay…NEW favorite mascara alert! I randomly picked up a tube of this Essence mascara while perusing the aisles of Target and Oh. My. Gosh. It’s awesome! There are several different kinds to choose from, but this one appealed to me the most. It gives a lot of length and pairs really well with the next product on my favorites list. + It’s only $4.99!

3. Loreal Voluminous Base. If you don’t know about this product or don’t already own it, you are sooo missing out! I’ve talked about it before when it was a double sided mascara tube. One side with mascara, and one side with this volumizing base. Well, I guess Loreal got the message and now makes a sole volumizing base mascara. I own the Dior version and much prefer Loreal’s! It’s meant to use under your mascara and helps to give a lot more volume and length. Plus it will help your mascara on your bottom lashes not to smudge throughout the day.

4. YSL Plump-up. Another category of beauty products I’ve been testing out lately are lip plumpers. This one by YSL is definitely at the top of my list. It has a beautiful light pink sheer tint and smells like candy, as all YSL products do. It doesn’t have a stinging effect when you put it on which is also a plus. The best part is that is dries fairly matte so you can put a lipstick over top without it sliding all over the place!

5. YSL Touche Eclat Neutralizer. #winner! This product is so perfect, I need to buy in multiples, because I’m pretty sure it’s limited edition. There is a green tinted version and also a peach, but I’m in love with the purple for brightness. I place this underneath my concealer and it makes your eyes look so wide and awake! I love a bright highlight so this was right up my alley. Absolutely beautiful!

6. YSL Rouge Pur Couture 10. For a long time now, I’ve been trying to find the perfect YSL nude. I see them on bloggers all the time, but never knew which color I wanted. I ended up purchasing the color 10, which is the lightest of their nudes (but it’s still not super light). I used the plump-up gloss, along with Boldly Bare liner by MAC, and it gave me such a “your lips, but better” look.

7. Beautycounter Blush/Bronzer Duo. I was pleasantly surprised by this Beautycounter for Target product. I’ve loved every Beautycounter item I own, but had never used any of their cosmetics. The blush is absolutely adorable on the cheeks, giving them a light pink tint. And the bronzer isn’t too orange and you can build the color with additional applications. I would snag one while you can (the set also comes with a clear lipgloss)!

8. Beautycounter Nourishing Cream Cleanser. The thing I love the most about Beautycounter is that they make safe products by banning parabens, phthalates, and more than 1,500 other harmful ingredients. This cleanser is great for morning and night – another must have for anyone with sensitive skin! I forsee this 3.5 fl. oz. lasting me quite a while!

9. Beautycounter Purifying Mask. If you want to save money on a quality charcoal mask, definitely try this one! It’s still not “cheap,” but it’s about half the price of the infamous GlamGlow mask (which I do own and love). I like that this comes in squeeze tube type packaging, and that it’s travel friendly at 1.3 fl. oz. You place the mask all over your face and leave it on for 10-20 minutes (before washing off). The charcoal pulls out impurities from your pores and leaves your face feeling oh. so. clean.

10. The Honest Company Hand Sanitizer Spray. I’d heard rave reviews about Honest Company’s spray hand sanitizer, but was skeptical. I’ve previously owned spray hand sanitizer and hated it. But this one is awesome! It smells like oranges and is so easy to use. Justin and I always keep it on hand when traveling. I picked mine up from Target in the cleaning aisle.
+ Mossimo Quilted Makeup Bag. Last, but not least, I’ve been drooling daily over this adorable quilted clutch/cosmetic bag from Mossimo for Target. It’s a very supple material and opens up nice and wide so you can fit tons of makeup and products inside. Plus the tassel is just too cute! AND it’s only $12.99.

As always, thanks for reading, and have a wonderful fall-like weekend! We are expecting low 70 degree temps and are planning a day trip to a local apple orchard. I’ll try to share via Snapchat (pardonmuahsnaps)!


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XO Amanda