September 2017 Favorites

This month I'm mostly featuring new products in my favorites. It has been a month of various new products testing and some really impressed me. I also have a few other favorites, especially tv shows I've been loving watching.

Avon Bubble Gum Bubble Bath

This is a blast from the past. To me it smells like those Bazooka chewing gums and I love it. A true pink bubble gum scent. In general I love Avon Bubble Baths, because you get a huge amount for affordable prices. These also create a lot of foam, although it does vanish after time. It also gives off a subtle, but noticeable scent that makes your whole bathroom smell nice. This Bubble Gum scent is super cute. 

Bilou Chocolate Cupcake Cremiger Duschschaum 

My first shower foam ever. I have to say I like this more out of the pure joy of using a foam instead of a regular shower gel than the actual scent. The Chocolate Cupcake to me smells like that slightly burnt brownie or chocolate muffin. It has a chocolaty sweet scent with a hint of baking burnt scent to it. I love it, but it could be more chocolate like. I especially like dense white foam that comes out of the bottle. It spreads on the body easily and is just a pure joy to use. The scent lingers on my body for a while. 

Avon Naturals Sensational Wild Berries And Pomegranate Yoghurt Body Shake

I remember when I first smelled this in the catalog. It was a love at first sniff. It smells sweet of berries but with a creamier note to it. It's one of the best scented body products I've used in a while. Not only that, I also love the formula. It's a thicker white cream, that actually feels lightweight on the skin, but leaves a slightly shiny layer. It's like the perfect lightweight, yet slightly greasy cream for your body, if you have dry skin. You need a bit more to blend it in completely, because it can leave white residue, but it's easily spreadable and feels kind of nourishing.

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin

I think this was recommended to me by Vesna from Chunky Cheeks. She also had problems with eczema and mine has just gotten worse and worse lately. I was so happy that I found this cream on iHerb and since it was affordable, I gave it a go. Because of eczema I have very dry skin on my hands and regular heavily perfumed hand creams are just further irritating the problem. I read that ceramides are the key ingredient to look for, as they strengthen skin's barrier and prevent further irritation. This is a universal cream for normal to dry skin, but it has ceramides and hyaluronic acid in it. It's a firm white cream that feels lightweight and spreads with ease. It soaks into almost nothing and looks velvet matte on the skin. But you can definitely feel a nourishing layer on top of the skin. It feels like it protects the skin and keeps it moisturized. It also has no noticeable scent, which I love. It's that perfect invisible, but still nourishing and moisturizing cream that I use on my hands every day. 

Avon Anew Reversalist Infinite Effects Night Treatment Cream

If you follow Caroline Hirons, you've probably heard about this. She talked about it here. I trust her reviews, because she seems well read and has a lot of experience and since I saw this product in a pre-promotion for an affordable price, I got it. I am 28 years old and feel like I have to step up on this anti-aging game. I haven't tried any retinol based products before and that was the main reason I tried this. I am still afraid of retinol and those harsher ingredients, especially because of my sensitive skin. It's in my favorites purely because of the texture of the cream from side 1. I have been using it for almost 2 weeks (retinol side for only 6 days) so I can't say if it really works. But the texture of both creams is firm, lightweight and has just enough of the nourishing layer to it, that it can be used on its own. I think it's good for normal, combination and oily skin. Very dry skin, might need to use something over it for more moisture. It has an artificial scent to it, which is not bad, but it's nothing distinctive either. Side 1 is just really lovely. I'm not sure about side 2 yet. I was putting it all over my face as well as around the eyes, as this is the area that I want to correct - small wrinkles. But after about 5 days of using side 2 I noticed my skin around eyes becoming sensitive, drier and just more irritated. I think it might have been a bit too strong for my under eyes. Ont he rest of my face I didn't feel any discomfort. I'll use it more and then do a full review. 

It's one of the best loose powders I've tried. I like it so much because it's so finely milled, never makes me look cakey, has a transparent white color and keeps my skin matte for longer. It sort of feels like it absorbs excessive sebum through the day. It won't keep my skin matte for the whole day, but it does prolong the matte effect. I usually get really oily around my nose and chin area. With this one you can reapply it and it never really looks odd. I believe it's due to the fact that it feels so light. If they came out with a compact version of this, I would be even more thrilled. 

This is such a great affordable highlighter. If you like that more natural sheen on the skin with no visible shimmer, but a really nice glow from withing look, you'll absolutely love it. Swatched it looks meh, but on the skin it looks like perfection. It's more of a cool toned sheen than for example my Becca Moonstone or theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer, but it looks a lot more natural than both of these. For the price you really can't go wrong with it. Only downside, it's not for a very fair skin tones. I still have some leftover summer tan so I'm fine.

Essence Hololighter Brush

Before I got this, I didn't even know I need a precision brush for highlighting. It's almost like a large fluffy blending brush for eyes, but it works so great as a detail brush for applying highlighter. With this you can really concentrate that glow only on a certain part. Like the very top of your cheeks, under the brow bone, on top of the brow bone, down the center of the nose... You can also just use it for those highlighters that are really pigmented and you don't want to apply those heavily, but just on a certain part of the cheek for example. It's super fluffy, soft and picks up the product well. My only complaint is the holo handle design which has already started to rub off mine and the fact that the brush handle is shorter than most of my other brushes so it's harder to scoop it out from my makeup brush holder. 

E.l.f. Highlighting Brush

I like it so much that I already ordered another one. I have to say E.l.f. face brushes are one of the bets affordable brushes that you can get. I love their Blush Brush as well as Ultimate Blending Brush and Small Tapered Brush. Their brushes are super soft, don't shed and really affordable. This brush can definitely be used for highlighting, if you like a more overall glow look, but I really like it for contouring. It has that perfect tapered tip that is small enough for a precise contour and it blends it out perfectly. This could also be used for a blush or precise powder placement.

I feel like I never talk about this, but it's one of my have-to-have-in-my-stash-at-all-times product. This is the perfect grey toned light brown color for my brows. My natural brows are a bit more grey than this pencil, but my hair color is warmer, so I like my brows to be slightly warmer too. It's a more hard pencil, which means it won't budge through the day and it stays put. It's not the best if you want super precise application or for drawing in individual hairs, but this is great for when you just want a bit more color to your brows and you want it to be done quickly. I always have one of these at hand. I also love the spoolie on the other side. Perfect for brushing through the hair and softening the color. 

Essence Metal Shock Eyeshadow 01 Solar Explosion

I've used this even more than the 02 Stars & Stories color that I bought before this. It's a metallic golden shade with silver and gold shimmers. I love applying this on the inner corners or on top of colorful eyeshadows to add the sparkle. It can look opaque metallic or sparsely shimmery. Once it dries it doesn't move. Amazing product for the price, if you want something metallic and shimmery or almost glittery.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor 645 HD Forever

I give this the award for the most comfortable liquid matte lipstick formula ever. It feels like you're wearing ultra nourishing lip balm/lip gloss hybrid which eventually dries down to a matte finish. If you have constantly dry lips like me, try it. I'm sure you'll love it. I already have Devotion which is a pink shade and I don't wear pinks on every day basis. So when I saw a discount on these I didn't hesitate on buying another more nude version. Forever is essentially a brown color, but it has a mauve pink undertone to it. So it's very my-lips-but-better kind of shade. I still want to get Seduction, but it just felt so similar to my other nude shades, so I got this one instead. To me this is a perfect fall nude shade and it just sits so comfortably on the lips. 

While we're on the topic of matte liquid lipstick, I have to mention this one by Paese as well. It's not as comfortable as Revlon. It's more of a true really liquid and pigmented matte liquid lipstick formula, but it's a lot more comfortable than most I've tried. This one as well doesn't feel drying on the lips and the color 707 is just perfect medium mauve shade for fall. I was expecting it to be more drying, but it feels a lot more comfortable on the lips than I expected.

As a nail polish contender in this monthly favorites, I had to include this one by Essence. How can I not like a glittery topper?! It looks magical and totally unicorn worthy in my opinion. For a glittery nail polish it is surprisingly densely packed with glitters and you only need two coats to completely cover the nail. It will stay on your nails for days. I hate taking it off, but because the glitter is very small, it's not too difficult.

The Catch

I was just starting to get into this TV show when it was over on Fox Life and I realized they won't be making another season. Apparently it didn't have enough views which sucks for me. I really liked it. It had a bit of humor, action and romance. I grew to love the characters. Mireille Enos, the lead actress, looked especially pretty with her red hair and I loved how "classy" these con men dressed.



Another TV show that I started to watch now and have been really liking it. It's about a young woman who is a con artist that marries different people and then disappears with their money. I find it interesting as a character, because I can't imagine someone living like her. The past catches up to her, because three of her ex-husbands and even an ex-wife, decide to hunt her down while they also become very good in coning other people, since they don't have financial resources to go after her (she took all of their money). Imdb describes it as a dark comedy, but I get more of a drama from it. It even has some disturbing action scenes in it. It's basically similar to The Catch with younger cast and darker side to it. 


  1. Super, da ti CeraVe odgovarja ��Jaz še nisem imela ponovnega izbruha ekcema oz. dishidroze, odkar jo uporabljam (vsaj zaenkrat, še čakam na zimo, če bo kaj zatežil). Sem pa ful jezna, ker je iHerb prejšnji mesec naenkrat skoraj vse izdelke te znamke umaknil ��

    Ravno sem nameravala kupit highlighter čopič, zdaj pa spet ne vem, če bi, če praviš, da gre premaz stran (teh stvari RES ne prenesem) ��

    1. Ah pa ne! Vedno ko si najdem nek izdelek, ga ukinejo. Mislim, da ga več nimajo. Vsaj zdaj gledam na strani in te več ni, samo večja doza te kreme. Res idiotsko. Sploh, ker to znamko itak ne moreš nikjer pri nas dobit.

      Mene to tudi začne motit. Ampak v najhujšem primeru vzemi nek močan aceton, pa vse zbriši dol. Spodaj je siva plastika :D. Toliko o holo dizajnu... Čopič kot tak pa je drugače res fajn :).

  2. Rice Powder je tudi meni všeč :) Pure Nude Highlighter pa je šel iz prodaje prej, ko sem prišla do njega je bil že razprodan. Najhuje je, da je bil na koncu za 1€ pa sem bila prepozna :/

    Za Revlonov Matte Lipcolour sem šla gledat v našo Tuš Drogerijo, ko si rekla, da imajo znižanja, pa očitno pri nas sploh nimamo Revlonovega stojala. Mogoče sem res zgrešila, ampak imamo res miniaturno trgovinico.

    Jaz sem tudi navdušena nad Bilou peno, tako zanimivo jo je uporabljati :D

    1. A res? To sem pa čisto zamudila. Nisem niti vedela, da gre iz prodaje. Oh res škoda no. Essence ima včasih čudne ideje. Pa sem ta osvetljevalec videvala še pri tujih blogerkah iz Amerike. Res ne razumem njihove politike...

      Je možno, da nimate. Ker mi dolgo nismo imeli Revlona. Zdaj se je Tuš Drogerija preselila na večjo lokacijo in smo celo dobili celo stojalo Revlona. Prej pa smo imeli samo neke lake in podlage. Bedasto, da ni vsepovsod iste ponudbe.

      Jaz sem kot otrok s to peno :D.

  3. Awesome favorites! I need to find the Essence highlighter I really want it! xx

    Carolina's Makeup Life

    1. Thanks. That one is really pretty. I hear they discontinued it here and I didn't even know. So I hope you still get it ;).

  4. Sami sladkorčki! <3

    Moja favorita sta prav tako Paese puder in pa Catrice Brow Stylist - odlična izdelka. In tale lakec od Essence izgleda prečudovito.


    1. Ta dva sta res super. Nisem pričakovala, da mi bo puder tako všeč :). Lakec je pa itak lepotec. Sploh če si nora na glitter tako kot jaz :D.

  5. Mene pa ravno ta Chocolate Cupcake od Bilou ni pritegnil in to točno zaradi te malo zažgane note, ki jo omenjaš, pa sem običajno big fan čokoladnih vonjev. Aja, pa Vanilla mi je bil tudi preveč basic. Sam tekstura teh pen je pa perfect :)

    Essence Holographic čopič bi mi morda prišel prav. Trenutno nanašam highlighter z Ebelin blending čopičem, pa bi nekaj malo večjega, ampak še vedno fluffy.

    Mene tudi mika še kakšen odtenek Revlonovih Ultra HD, ampak ne po tej ceni, ki je v našem Müllerju. Mogoče bom kdaj vzela kakšen odtenek v spletni trgovini, če bo pod 7 €.

    1. Vanilija je bila meni tudi preveč "navadna". Zdaj sem videla, da imajo neke LE vonje. Pa še embalaža je ful cute :). Tekstura je perfektna.

      Verjetno imaš še star Ebelin blending brush. Joj ta je odličen. Mene tako jezi, da so spremenili njihove čopiče in več ne prodajajo teh. Novi se mi zdijo tako cheap. Essence je malo širši spodaj, zgoraj pa veliko bolj fluffy in je malo daljši. Drugače je res super za bolj detajlno nanašanje osvetljevalca.

      Se strinjam s tabo. 14€ je preveč za šminko. Jaz sem jo kupila v Tuš Drogeriji po akcijski ceni 7.34€. To se mi je zdelo še sprejemljivo. Sploh ker vem, da jo bom dovolj nosila.