Bust out your pumpkin pants, people! It's ROCKTOBER LOVES & LEMONS TIME!
LORAC Mega Pro Palette: I know, I know - I shouldn't include LE items but DAMN PEOPLE. This palette is THE JAM!! It's got freaking everything: colors! neutrals! mattes! shimmers! satins! Every shadow is buttery, creamy goodness. If you happen to see it pop up for sale on Amazon, GET IT! After LORAC released it on their site and it sold out right away, they announced on Instagram that they would not be restocking the palette but that Amazon would be receiving 1 additional shipment. People RIOTED. I sincerely hope LORAC will produce more of these based on the thousands and thousands of responses from people who weren't lucky enough to snag one. Fingers crossed, because this palette is 100% amazing and needs to be restocked, or even made permanent.
Blistex Lip Medex: Though I've seen this little blue pot at the drugstore for years, I never thought much of it until I recently needed something to soothe and heal my blisteringly dry lips. It has been WUNDERBAR! It contains a triumvirate of external analgesics (I know you're laughing): camphor, menthol and phenol, so it feels cool on the lips when first applied and dissipates softly as your wear it. I had peeling and cracking going on and my lips were completely smooth and healed after 1 day of using this. I've actually been using the Blistex Lip Medex instead of my beloved Bite Agave Lip Mask at night! o_O Y'all know it's serious.
Bumble & bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil: YAS! I received a sample tube of this as a GWP and bought the small bottle shortly thereafter. I have a dry scalp and oily, fine hair. I've never found a hair oil before this one that didn't weigh down my hair or make it extremely greasy. The B & b is bomb. My hair looks shiny, healthy, and retains it's bounce as this oil is light as air. It also doesn't lead to my hair looking like it hasn't been washed since 1997. A true win!
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in #190 Wine To Five: This gorgeous burgundy/plum hybrid cream held up to 2 days of moving wear and tear (ripping into boxes, slashing tape with razors, etc.) without a single chip, and the color makes my heart sing!
Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner in #45 Plum: This lip liner though. It's stiff, almost to the point where you think the tip has hardened into solid plastic, and drrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaagggggggggs your lips without depositing more than a mere suggestion of pigment. It was actually painful to use. I sharpened it, thinking maybe that would revive it, but the results were exactly the same. Maybe the one I got was just incredibly old?? Usually Maybelline brings the noise and the funk, but this liner was a huge miss.
Bath & Body Works A Thousand Wishes Preview Eau de Parfum: Have you ever stumbled out of an elevator, gasping for air, eyes watering, because the person you were riding with was rocking a musky oriental perfume that wouldn't QUIT? That's exactly what this smells like to me! I ordered this from the B&BW website after reading the scent notes and swooning (Top Notes: Sparkling Champagne, Twinkling Star Fruit, Golden Quince, Mid Notes: Crystal Peonies, Purple Freesia, Dry Notes: Gilded Amber, Almond Crème, Sugared Sandalwood, Velvet Musk), so it's my fault for buying a fragrance without smelling it first. All I can detect from this incredible list of yummy scents is the amber and musk, and LOTS OF IT.
L.A. Colors 28-Color Eyeshadow Palette in Barely There: I'm not going to shout injustice from the rooftops about something I only shelled out $3 bucks for, but this palette was not good. I thought it could make a great travel companion with so many color options and being so inexpensive (I.E. easy to replace should something happen to it during airline transport) but the shadows are, as the name says, Barely There. The (packed on) swatches below are over NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. Save your $3 bucks for a Wet N' Wild lipstick and a roll of Lifesavers!
What were your loves and lemons last month?