October Favorites / I Love Fall TAG

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


I hope you had an amazing October. I saw this 'I love Fall" tag on Melissa from Kiss & Makeups's blog last week and thought it would be a fun way to get the customary monthly favorites out the door and onto the internet.


What is your favorite lip product for Fall?

It's this Son & Park Lip Crayon in Flash Red. I always lean towards bright colors with matte finishes whatever the season. This tomato red I love for any time of the year, not just Fall.


Son and Park Lip Crayon Flash Red review swatch, Milani Nail Lacquer in 28A Just Grayt review swatch, It's Skin Cookie and Hand Cream in Mint review ingredients, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Poured in Opal review swatch, Sheet mask reviews.
Son and Park Lip Crayon Flash Red review swatch, Milani Nail Lacquer in 28A Just Grayt review swatch, It's Skin Cookie and Hand Cream in Mint review ingredients, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Poured in Opal review swatch, Sheet mask reviews.

It also lasts and lasts and lasts. And just try and wipe it off by eating or drinking. It won't take the hint. These are totally transfer-resistant.





What is your favorite nail polish for Fall?

Milani Nail Lacquer in 28A Just Grayt. I usually go for Essie and O.P.I. when it comes to drugstore nail polish but this color just called out to me and I took a little chance. It worked out. Milani nail polishes are pretty awesome deals. Plus they outlast the Essie polishes. Plusplus it's formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP-free. 

Son and Park Lip Crayon Flash Red review swatch, Milani Nail Lacquer in 28A Just Grayt review swatch, It's Skin Cookie and Hand Cream in Mint review ingredients, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Poured in Opal review swatch, Sheet mask reviews.

Son and Park Lip Crayon Flash Red review swatch, Milani Nail Lacquer in 28A Just Grayt review swatch, It's Skin Cookie and Hand Cream in Mint review ingredients, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Poured in Opal review swatch, Sheet mask reviews.
Reasons why I don't wear nail polish too often: like Karen Smith, my nail beds suck.

What is your favorite Fall drink or Starbucks coffee?

These days when I'm not staring into the abyss, I'm staring into a mug of green tea with a splash of cran'(berry).

Son and Park Lip Crayon Flash Red review swatch, Milani Nail Lacquer in 28A Just Grayt review swatch, It's Skin Cookie and Hand Cream in Mint review ingredients, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Poured in Opal review swatch, Sheet mask reviews.


I used to be a coffee fanatic, but now 8 oz. will send me into overdrive and I won't sleep for days.


What is your favorite scented candle for Fall?

After many bunsen burner mishaps back in school, I find I don't trust myself around fire... So every candle I own is just for decor.

But the best smelling thing I own right now is this It's Skin Cookie and Hand Cream in Mint. It spot on smells like mint chocolate chip ice cream and is hydrating too.


Son and Park Lip Crayon Flash Red review swatch, Milani Nail Lacquer in 28A Just Grayt review swatch, It's Skin Cookie and Hand Cream in Mint review ingredients, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Poured in Opal review swatch, Sheet mask reviews.
It kind of looks like a candle... Just squint and do a hand stand. 

The chocolate chip bits might be actual chocolate chip bits the way it melts into the skin. The way it's packaged makes for a great hand cream to keep at the desk. It's not very portable though.

Here's the ingredients list.

Son and Park Lip Crayon Flash Red review swatch, Milani Nail Lacquer in 28A Just Grayt review swatch, It's Skin Cookie and Hand Cream in Mint review ingredients, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Poured in Opal review swatch, Sheet mask reviews.




What is your favorite Fall accessory?

C'mon really? Why don't you just ask me if I'd rather save snails or bees from extinction? Favorite Fall accessory... I'll keep it to 3 :)

1 and 2 are a beanie and ripped mom jeans. 

Son and Park Lip Crayon Flash Red review swatch, Milani Nail Lacquer in 28A Just Grayt review swatch, It's Skin Cookie and Hand Cream in Mint review ingredients, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Poured in Opal review swatch, Sheet mask reviews.

3 would be my Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Minis in Opal. I have a Pressed and a Poured

Son and Park Lip Crayon Flash Red review swatch, Milani Nail Lacquer in 28A Just Grayt review swatch, It's Skin Cookie and Hand Cream in Mint review ingredients, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Poured in Opal review swatch, Sheet mask reviews.

Son and Park Lip Crayon Flash Red review swatch, Milani Nail Lacquer in 28A Just Grayt review swatch, It's Skin Cookie and Hand Cream in Mint review ingredients, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Poured in Opal review swatch, Sheet mask reviews.
Becca Opal in Pressed (left) and Poured (right)

Pressed is like finely woven silk and Poured is like buttah. They last forever and look seamless. If pores are a problem, I'd recommend the Poured over the Pressed. 

What is your favorite Halloween movie?

The last scary movie I willingly watched was probably The Ring. I'm a pansy and don't even want to screen cap' it. But let's be real, aren't the most horrifying stories the ones told in The Giver and Elysium


What is your favorite Halloween candy?

#teamkitkat

Son and Park Lip Crayon Flash Red review swatch, Milani Nail Lacquer in 28A Just Grayt review swatch, It's Skin Cookie and Hand Cream in Mint review ingredients, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Poured in Opal review swatch, Sheet mask reviews.


How are you dressing for Halloween this year?

:p Halloween's already long gone so I can tell you what I wore. A hoodie, like most days.

If my headband had come in in time (provided by the awesome Sam of CanIPutItOnMyFace) I'd have put it on my head that day.

Son and Park Lip Crayon Flash Red review swatch, Milani Nail Lacquer in 28A Just Grayt review swatch, It's Skin Cookie and Hand Cream in Mint review ingredients, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Poured in Opal review swatch, Sheet mask reviews.
Here are some face swatches of the Becca Opal highlighter and the Son & Park Flash Red lip crayon

What do you like most about Fall?

Fall weather is the. f(lower)ing. best! But it messes with my skin. 

But on the bright side, I use it as an excuse to sheet mask more often. 

Son and Park Lip Crayon Flash Red review swatch, Milani Nail Lacquer in 28A Just Grayt review swatch, It's Skin Cookie and Hand Cream in Mint review ingredients, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Poured in Opal review swatch, Sheet mask reviews.

I've decided to do sheet mask reviews on instagram instead of on the blog, unless a mask is truly exceptional... You know, since most masks tend to cost around $2. To make the effort:cost ratio make sense. I think most of these in the photo above have been mini-reviewed.

SNP Black Pearl Renew Black Ampoule Mask rated: 1 2 3 4 5 for not being great at any one thing.

Naruko Raw Job's Tears Supercritical CO2 Pore Minimizing & Brightening Mask rated: 1 2 3 4 5 for delivering on its promises.

Cleomee Donkey Real Milk Oil Mask rated: 1 2 3 4 5 for being ultra moisturizing. But Cleomee needs to fix their stapling machine. All of the masks I've tried from them have been stapled to the packaging.

IOPE Bio Essence Facial Mask rated: 1 2 3 4 5 for firming and evening skin tone.

Sally's Box Delight Ceramide Hydrogel Mask rated: 1 2 3 4 5 for being a pleasant experience as with all hydrogel masks, but not really doing any one thing well, especially for the $4 price. Its effects were as negligible as its scent (a little detail I forgot to include in my review).

Nature Republic Snail Solution Mask Sheet rated: 1 2 3 4 4.5 5 for being as good, if not better than the Benton Snail Bee sheet mask at calming the skin. It fought off a closed comedone on my forehead. And the price is right at eBay-rubyruby76.

Orgaid masks rated: 1 2 3 3.5 4 5, it was great at everything but the price is wrong at $8 a piece. I'd rate it a 4 to 4.5 if the price were lower.

Naruko Narcissus Repairing Mask rated: 1 2 3 3.5 4 5, for being decent at everything. Brightening, moisturizing, and smelling nice. These are a great value.



Tag, you're it! Comment below with your answers to any of these questions. And sorry if you've left comments before, the blog migration seems to have wiped them out.

If you have a blog and you're passing by and want to do the tag yourself, here are the questions.

What is your favorite lip product for Fall?
What is your favorite nail polish for Fall?
What is your favorite Fall drink or Starbucks coffee?
What is your favorite scented candle for Fall?
What is your favorite Fall accessory?
What is your favorite Halloween movie?
What is your favorite Halloween candy?
What did you dress up as for Halloween?
What do you like most about Fall?


P.S. I promised a 2-4 week update on the Memebox Pony eyeshadow palette* and I stand by what I said. The eyeshadows are above drugstore quality, and look completely different with and without primer, which is kind of cool to me. The only shade that needs an eye primer to show up is the pink. Here is a photo of the pink, purple, and champagne color worn over primer. They can get pretty pigmented. Compare to the way I usually wear it in the first impressions I posted a few weeks ago... the feel is completely different. 

Son and Park Lip Crayon Flash Red review swatch, Milani Nail Lacquer in 28A Just Grayt review swatch, It's Skin Cookie and Hand Cream in Mint review ingredients, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Poured in Opal review swatch, Sheet mask reviews.
Sorry about the blending, I wanted to make sure the colors could be seen distinctly.

Disclosure:  Bought them or they were gifts, not press samples. Some affiliate links. If you're curious about my policy on press samples, affiliate links, and sponsors, please see my disclaimer and policies.




2 comments:

Fräulein Schnee said...

Uhhh...I want a Sonandpark lipstick in red, too. The color looks so nice....cookies cream is also to my liking and the kitten hair band ! I just saw that you were changing your blog name and I was wondering the last days of you had been posting....totally missed it at first....:'/

Joan Lee said...

Ah they're all really great. Luckily the son and park color is one of the older collection which is cheaper. The newer ones are around 20+? Thanks I expect many ppl missed the name change.

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