September favourites

september beauty favorites
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innisfree no sebum the best powder

September has been nice and when it comes to cosmetics, it’s been all about switching up the summery products to ones suitable for colder and darker weather. But without further ado, here are my favorite products from September. There are some newbies as well as some old favorites.

Most of these products are are pr-samples.

christina aquilera signature

Christina Aquilera Signature Eau De Parfum
There’s an embarrasing story behind this scent. I remember first seeing and smelling it and wanting it for myself – but I didn’t have money at the time. Then I saw it at my best friend’s house and I was super jealous – maybe a bit angry too. (Totally immature and my fault, sorry friend, love you!). After that I kinda let it go and tried to forget the scent. But how could I? Well, I couldn’t. It was always on my want-list. Finally ten years later I bought it. I figured, that I can have the same scent as somebody else, ’cause it’s anyway different on my skin. And also – it felt super good to be able to buy it with my own money. The scent itself is as described:  “A bouquet of peonies and jasmine flowers enriched with creamy vanilla”. I love everything vanilla. I will definitely repurchase before I run out. Maybe I’ll buy this as a Christmas present for myself again.

all good things lush

LUSH all good things solid perfume

I just had to pick another perfume here – this one is just so autumny.  This smells like cotton candy and black pepper amongst other things. It’s super hard to describe – it’s rich and very unique. It’s a solid perfume with glitter on it, so it melts in your hands and lefts some sparkles on the skin. Need I say more?  All good things here.

oright caffeine shampoo

O’Right Caffeine Shampoo

This month I got to participate in the launh of O’Right hair products in Finland. The event was super interesting and I got to hear the CEO’s story behind this green and ecological hair line. The brand is Taiwanese and what’s cool about the products is that the packaging are biodegradable. You can also see a small print on the shampoo bottle that says “tree in a bottle” – that literally means that on the bottom of the shampoo bottles are seeds, that can be grown into trees. The shampoo itself is gentle, moisturizing and it smells amazing – it has a slight coffee aroma in it, but more than that it just smells clean. This has actually left me wondering of changing up my all-time-favorite shampoo mentioned here.

oright caffeine hair oil
O’Right Recoffee Hair Oil
You had me at coffee. This smells straight up delicious. Like coffee beans. That, plus the fact that it smooths my frizzy hair makes me pretty happy. My hair requires a lot of moisture and I’m always using oils.

warpaint teeth whitener review

Warpaint Natural Teeth Whitener

I have actually written about this product before, so for the full review click your way into this post. I’ve been using this for about two weeks now about every other day and the results can be seen on the photo below. It really does brighten up my smile.

warpaint results

Wearing Missha Perfect cover BB in 21 & 27, powdered with Innisfree no-sebum mineral powder.

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream

I have wrote about this product before as well, but I just had to pick it for this post, because I have been using it so much lately. It’s great for my skin at the moment – it feels smooth and nourishing – while actually covering everything and staying in place. At least when I pair it with this powder:

missha perfect cover combination skin

Innisfree no-sebum mineral powder

Can I declare this the best powder in the world? Right now in my makeup collection it is just that, the best I own. It’s super fine and lightweight, which makes it look very smooth on the skin. I’m amazed how well it keeps my face matte. This has a mint scent to it, which is nice. The packaging I don’t love, but it’s not something I keep on the table.

dermosil carrot oil

Dermosil Carrot Oil

Body oils are awesome for keeping your body smooth and young. Especially, when they come with a spray bottle. I feel like I can just quickly spray it everywhere and lazily blend it on. Or – I can pamper myself with a nice massage and take my time with it. Moisturizing your body is a way of meditating: thanking your body for the hard work and loving it just the way it is. This smells sweet while taking care of my skin – which makes it my favorite at the moment. I actually like the simple packaging – it works with the color of the oil nicely.

september beauty favorites

I realized I chose products, that are kinda hard to find online, but most of these you can find on amazon:  Shop on amazon (adlink).

How has your September been? What is your favorite product this month?


I have to say – my September has been pretty awesome work-wise. Lots of new opportunities coming up my way. My personal life has also been good and I’ve been feeling the good things coming. Hope you have a great weekend!

Oh – and if you were wondering – the lipstick I’m wearing in the photo is Zuii’s Sugar Plum.

Makeup from flower petals?

zuii lip cheek creme diamond

zuii organic makeup review

When it comes to natural organic products and makeup, Zuii Organic is my absolute number one choice. It doesn’t really get any better than that – and let me tell you why.

What’s impressive about the brand to me is how it combines ecological values, pure and unique ingredients and great quality products. But that doesn’t necessarily convince you. I hear you – and I’ve gathered some proof.

zuii organic makeup powder

Here is an example. This is Zuii’s makeup powder – an awesome makeup base, that I’ve been using for years now. It’s core base is made from flower petals. And no – I’m not kidding you. Here is the ingredient list:

ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER*
JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) FLOWER*
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER*
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*
MICA
CAPRYLIC CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT*
EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT*
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) LEAF EXTRACT*
MAGNESIUM STEARATE
TOCOPHEROL
ASCORBYL PALMITATE

As you can see, the first three ingredients on the list truly are flowers:

ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER*
JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) FLOWER*
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER*

The whole ingredient list is pretty readable too (and awesome), but let’s not get into that too much. Because I know there are people, that don’t necessarily care about the ingredients as much as the actual results.

The flower base makes all Zuii’s powder products extremely smooth and easy to work with. It’s different to other powder products I’ve tried and the only reason I can come up with is the special flower recipe. The makeup powder isn’t totally matte – it leaves a natural glow to the skin unless you powder it. If I compare it to mineral makeup, I think it’s a bit softer and leaves almost like a blurred finish.

But let’s get to the results: Here is how the makeup powder looks on the face:

zuii organic makeup review

organic makeup

The natural ingredients make the products very nourishing – but they can be used on oily skin too. Actually, there are some ingredients in the products, that balance oil production and reduce inflammation. The makeup powder is best on my face during the colder months, when my skin is not as oily as in the Summer, but I still use it through the whole year. It stays better of course with a primer and a powder so you can combine it with whatever products you have. These are not one of those products, that only work together – they can be combined with other (say, synthetic) products as well.

zuii organic lip cheek cremezuii lip cheek creme janus

I have small collection of Zuii products and the newest addition is the new Lip & Cheek Creme, which I received as pr. As you can probably tell, it is a cream blush and lipstick in a beautiful diamond packaging. The shade I received is Janus, which is a neutral red. At first I though it was too warm for me, but it actually looks great on my complexion.

You can swipe the product on gently with your fingers to get the no-makeup-makeup look, but if you apply it with a brush, the color gets more intense. As usual – there is a lot of pigment in this amazing product. Lately I’ve been into cream products more – they are perfect for glowy looks or if your skin is at all dry.

Definitely a new diamond in my makeup bag (ha ha).

PRODUCTS
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Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Vanilla & Custard
Zuii Organic Makeup Powder, Creme
Zuii Organic Lip & Cheek Creme, Janus

Zuii Organic Eyebrow Definer, Taupe
Zuii Organic Eyeshadows

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zuii organic lipsticks

Have you tried Zuii Organic products? Do you use organic makeup products or are you interested in what your products contain?