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.

My summer favorites

great primer for oily skin

great primer for oily skin

nyx perfect filter golden hour makeup

Oops, I kinda forgot to post monthly favorites on June and July. But that can happen at Summer, right? To make up for it, I collected my summer favorites on this post, including the best sunscreen for oily skin and a perfect neutral eye shadow palette (and more!).

Summer has gone by so quickly and I think it’s partly, because I’ve just waited for it, day after day. It never really began, you see? But even though the weather hasn’t been the best, there’s been lots of light and it’s green outside and I’ve got to wear my summer outfits. Living in Finland, you kinda learn to appreciate the “ok” weather. Kinda.

Anyway – it’s still Summer as long as it’s August and my birthday coming up – so here are my top picks.

my summer favorite products

Eucerin Sun Fluid mattifying SPF30
All of you combination or oily skinned beauties out there – you can stop looking for the perfect sunscreen for your faces. This is it! Super lightweight, actually mattifying sunscreen, that doesn’t clog your pores or make your skin explode. My man also likes to use this on his head (his bald).

NYX Professional Makeup Perfect Filter Palette, Golden Hour
This palette has been my go-to palette throughout the summer. I travelled with it and I even used it on one of the brides I did this summer! I love the colors, that are easily blendable, but still very pigmented. One of the best palettes I own. If you’re in need of a neutral everyday palette, that is pretty – yet affordable – you may want to try this!nyx perfect filter golden hour

nyx golden hour palette makeupUsing NYX Golden Hour Palette & Clarins Primer

Victoria’s Secret Body Mist, Coconut Passion
This probably doesn’t need any introductions, VS Body Sprays are classics. I love wearing lighter perfumes in summer, so I’ve been using a lot of body mists. This sweet coconut-vanilla scent is not only my favorite, but a lot of my friends use it too.

manna kadar lip stain review

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Lip Locked Primer & Lip Stain (Lucky)
The brand itself is pretty unknown to me, but I love this particular lip product, that I got from a surprise beauty box (Finnish Bette beauty box). The color reminds me of MAC Faux, which is one of my favorite nude colors. This one is more glossy and maybe a tiny bit darker than Faux. I love the beautiful packaging and the applicator makes it easy to apply.
(MAC Faux post & review)

manna kadar liplocked Lucky

Nurme Grapefruit Sugar Scrub
I got this too from the surprise box. I have one other product from this brand – a mango body lotion and needless to say I love it. I love products, that smell like fruits and berries. Yummy.

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer
I got these cute small sized Clarins samples from one of the PR-events I attended last Spring. I have used the primer before – maybe two years ago, but had forgotten just how good it is. I mean, my makeup is on point the whole day with this! With oily skin a good primer just really makes a difference and this is one of those primers – it really smooths your pores and wrinkles and just makes a great base for foundation. I don’t know what I’m gonna do, when I run out of this cute little jar.

Clarins  Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil
I’ve also loved this lip oil for those days, when I’m too lazy to wear lipstick, but want a little something on my lips. This one is a clear(ish) gloss, which isn’t sticky and makes your lips look plump (like glosses tend to do, duh).

(In this post I’m wearing nothing on my face except this gloss.)

clarins lip oil swatch

Herbina Lip Candy & Clarins Instant Light Lip Oil

Herbina Lip Candy lip balm
Herbina is one of the most popular affordable cosmetic brands in Finland. If you ever visit Finland, you may want to check out their products, that are sold in department stores, but also in grocery stores. The packaging is a bit childish, but I like this clear gloss, which has a sweet lemony scent. I have surprised myself lately with the addiction of lipglosses!

+ Glamour & Bench sunglasses
I rarely buy or read magazines, but when I do, I’m most likely to take off. I have a tradition of buying Glamour from the airport, whenever I’m heading out to a holiday. Or sometimes I buy it, when I want to pamper myself. That said Glamour is definitely my favorite magazine – it’s actually full of interesting articles and funny things such as “Hey, it’s okay..” -section.  Note to self: I should buy Glamour more often.

The sunglasses were actually free, when we shopped at Bench and spent enough money. I like their pink reflection and the funny round shape!

summer favorite cosmetics

How has your summer been? I’d love to hear about it!