01/10/2010

September favourites!

Hello my lovelies!

This is my first "monthly favourites" post, hope you enjoy!

...Family pic  =D

First off, during September I started layering my blushes and I love it! I found that the end result is more interesting than a swipe of one colour on the cheeks.

Favourite combination:
a matte coral as a base (Biotherm blush, left),
with a topping of a coral/gold shimmer (Seventeen blush in Coral, center- see my review here),
or a pinky/icy shimmer powder (The Body Shop Shimmer Waves in 02- Blush, right- see my review here).

My favourite makeup look that I wore during September was the easiest and quickest to do:
A little foundation and concealer,
eye primer and mascara,
a rosey cream blush (Manhattan Mousse Rouge in Apricot, left),
and a darker pink lipstick (Biotherm lipstick, discontinued).
I look pretty and polished in 5 minutes' time!

 
I also discovered a way to do the perfect smokey eye with brown eyeshadow!

You see, if you have brown eyes like me, you soon find out two things:
One, that you have to stay away from warm-toned eyeshadows, and
Two, that a smokey eye with brown eyeshadows doesn't really make brown eyes pop :(

But with a little experiment, I dished both of the above rules.

So, this is my improved version for a brown smokey eye:
a dark base on the lid (smudged black pencil, cream eyeliner, anything),
a cool-toned brown on top (The Body Shop eyeshadow in Chocolate, left),
a warm-toned medium brown in the crease (The Body Shop mineral eyeshadow in Bronzed Amber, right)
black eyeliner, mascara... and you're done!

See, I made a ridiculous demonstration on the back of my hand...
Seriously, it looks like a prehistoric creature living in the deep seas, lol!

Anyways, moving on:
During September I bought the Body Shop's blender brush (see my review here),
and Carbon eye pencil- the softest I've found, although not the blackest...
Nevertheless, love them both!

I also found a new use for my Korres lip butter stick:
wearing it on top the Erre Due Silky lip pencil in #61.

See? A nice sheer brown-nude shade, perfect for daytime.

Skincare-wise, my favourite product of the month has to be the Apivita exfoliating cream with olive and lavender. Its granules are from crushed olive stones and give a deep exfoliation, just how I like a proper face scrub to be!

It also contains Menthol -which gives a "cooling" feel on the skin- and Salicylic Acid -a big surprise, thumbs up Apivita!

Last but not least, the lovely fellow greek blogger Stella sent me this beautiful ring by Mark Jacobs from an older giveaway that I won. Thank you so much, girl!!!

 
Needless to say, I wear it every-single-day since I got it!

 
On the diameter of the ring it's inscribed the Latin phrase "Veritas Inlustrat", which probably means "Shining Truth". I'm not sure though, I've never had a Latin class!

I'd love to read you favourites of the month,
please share them below or post a link to your September favourites post ;)

Happy blogging and reading and commenting to everyone!

CBSG5861

13 comments:

  1. Nice favorites! :) I didn't know Manhattan made a cream blush, can you please review it? How much does it cost? :)

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL on the prehistoric drawing!!

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  2. Check that, review coming ;)
    It brobably costs around 8-9 euros? I'm not sure.

    Yeah, I'm not so brave to post a pic with my eyes yet.. So the prehistoric drawing will suffice for now, lol!

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  3. σημαίνει η αλήθεια διαφωτίζει :)

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  4. Α, οκ! Τώρα βγάζει νόημα ;)

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  5. That eye look, looks really pretty!

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  6. sorry the first ring got lost!
    but glad to see it finally on your fingers :)

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  7. έχω και 'γω το scrub και είναι μακράν super!(λέω όμως να δοκιμάσω και το βερύκοκο-αν δε κάνω λάθος)
    keep posting :D

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  8. @Chic Geek (Devs), glad you like it, despite it looking silly :p

    @stella, ah no problem! You didn't have to send another ring again, so I really appreciate it!
    xx

    @Λεναλδούπολη, α να το δοκιμάσεις, είναι εξίσου καλό! Δε μπορώ να ξεχωρίσω ποιο είναι καλύτερο, τα αγαπώ κ τα δυο ;)

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  9. αχ...έχω κι εγώ μια ανθρακι σκια από body shop και είναι η αγαπημένη μου!!το cream blush λες να λειτουργεί στα λιπαρά δέρματα η θα είναι μια καταστροφή;
    :)

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  10. @afro exw liparo derma k foraw kremwdh rouz! dokimase to k an den krataei xrisimopoihse to sa vash gia ta rouz se morfh poudras! etsi ta roz magoulakia 8a kratane OLI mera! ;)

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  11. oh!!!thanx for the tip!θα το δοκιμασω με την πρώτη ευκαιρία!

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  12. @afro, καμία καταστροφή! Έχω κι εγώ λιπαρό δέρμα και αποφεύγω τα κρεμώδη ρουζ, αλλά το συγκεκριμένο από τη Manhattan είναι σε μορφή μους που είναι πιο συμβατή με τις λιπαρές επιδερμίδες.
    Α, επίσης δεν έχει ΚΑΘΟΛΟΥ shimmer/glitter! (Τα οποία τονίζουν τις ατέλειες/μεγάλους πόρους της λιπαρής επιδερμίδας)- Γι'αυτό δεν επέλεξα mousse rouge από τη Maybelline, όλα μου φάνηκαν πολύ shimmery...

    @Stavroula, αυτό το τ΄ρικ το κάνω κι εγώ, όντως το χρώμα στα μάγουλα διαρκεί όλη μέρα!

    xx

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  13. Εντάξει...μάλλον αυριο πάω για ψώνια!!

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