This is going to be a short one, guys. I know some of you might think: Why not just skip September and do an October 2013 Favourites blog post? Unfortunately my OCD won’t let me, I can’t stand the thought of having a monthly favourites blog post for 6 months in a row (ever since I started the blog), then skip a month and then carry on as per normal again. No, September deserves a favourites post (even if it is short one).
So, let’s jump right in then!
First up we have unicorn tears in a bottle… You can find it at your nearest Dischem and Clicks store and it will only set you back R 29,95.
I absolutely love this stuff, those of you who follow me on Instagram would have seen a photo or 2 or this already. It’s basically a nail polish remover on steroids, and that’s why I love it. I only use this for cleanup while I’m painting my nails – now some of you are probably wondering what type of cleanup? Well, you know when you paint your nails and sometimes you flood your cuticle area? And other times when you accidentally paint the skin next to your nail? I find it looks a lot more professional if you just clean up those areas with nail polish remover and a stiff brush. It creates a clean line – Neal has often asked me how I get it so perfect, and that’s how I do it. Don’t even try using other nail polish removers, I’ve tried and it takes 10 times longer because Cutex brand removers are just not strong enough. It probably sounds like this polish remover will burn the skin, don’t worry, my skin is quite sensitive and it works perfectly.
Favourite because it makes cleanup a breeze. It’s that simple.
Then another firm favourite this month was the Pantene Deep Moisture Soufflé – I am in love with this product.
I’ve mentioned this beaut in a previous blog post as well, take a look here. I adore this hair treatment, it’s super light on the hair and leaves my hair feeling silky soft. Whenever I squirt too much into my hand and there’s still a bit left after applying to my hair, I use it as a hand cream. No jokes! It’s not a sticky mousse at all, it’s a moisturising whipped cream treatment. Heavenly!
Favourite because it moisturises the hair without leaving it feeling oily, sticky or weighed down.
Next up we have the LUSH Whoosh Shower Jelly, you guys need to go try get your hands on this little baby – seriously!
The lovely Charlene from Gee Whiskers sent me an amazing LUSH hamper earlier in September. I was ecstatic when I saw all that she had bought for me, and was especially excited to see this little tub. I had seen Youtubers rave about the LUSH Shower Jellies on numerous occasions and have been wanting to try one out for the longest time. You guys know how absolutely obsessed I am with anything LUSH-related. I couldn’t wait till after our Cape Town holiday to test this out, so tried it out a couple of times before we left. WOW! It’s such an interesting texture, like a solid jelly but as soon as you start mixing a tiny piece into your loofah / shower scrunchie it creates the most lush-ious (haha) foam. Not only am I still intrigued by the texture but the scent of this shower jelly is totally amazing. It contains an energising blend of lemon, lime and grapefruit juices, plus revitalising rosemary and balancing geranium – these are great to give you a kick-start early in the morning. I loved using this shower jelly so much, I bought another Whoosh jelly and a Sweetie Pie jelly whilst we were on holiday in Cape Town.
Favourite because not only can these shower jellies be used as a refreshing body wash, but they are also suitable to be used as a shampoo!
When I first saw the OPI Magazine Cover Mouse Liquid Sand polish, I knew I was going to LOVE it – and I was so right!
Read more about this lovely little mini size OPI Liquid Sand polish here. It is THE perfect shade of red for my nails, the red of the polish looks like a neutral red but then the gold shimmers adds a warmth to complement my skintone. I also find these Liquid Sand polishes last a bit longer than a normal polish does. I think it has to do with the fact that you don’t need a top coat, less coats means less chipping (in my humble opinion).
Favourite because I love the feeling of these Liquid Sand polishes on my nails and received a couple of compliments from strangers whilst wearing it.
And as with all my favourites blog posts, there must be an un-favourite for the month too. This month it’s The Body Shop’s Strawberry Body Mist.
I bought it on a whim when Clicks had their 3 for 2 promotion – I bought this one, the Vanilla Body Mist and the Satsuma Beautifying Oil. I love the Vanilla Body Mist because it’s not too sweet but the strawberry one unfortunately smells a bit too sickly sweet for me. So if any of you guys would like to take this off my hands, I’m willing to post it to you as a gift. Let me know – first commenter who is interested and who lives in South Africa will receive it. It’s practically brand new, I promise (I only used it once).
I hope you guys are having a wonderful week thus far! I’m finishing off a mountain of laundry plus taking photos of all the goodies I bought whilst on holiday. I hope you guys are ready for a VERY photo-heavy blog post on my Cape Town holiday haul.