My Pretty Obsessions | Lifestyle Blog: September Beauty Favorites

Thursday, October 1, 2015

September Beauty Favorites

I can't believe that it's the first of October already! I don't have a whole lot to share because when I really like a product, I'm usually stuck on it until I'm done using it lol.

I managed to gather some things that I've been reaching for a LOT lately in the month of September til now.

Pure & Essential Minerals Dead Sea Mud Mask

My breakouts have been acting up horribly (again) these past few weeks and I remember seeing a tweet from my great friend Dave Lackie - suggesting that when you are dealing with bad breakouts to use a purifying mud mask for several days in a row to help calm and get rid of the zits. I usually use a mask once or twice a week and was intrigued to see that using this Dead Sea Mud Mask every day for a week helped calmed and cleared my breakouts tremendously!

I feel awful for not paying tribute to this amazing chocolate and coffee scrub from Otavea on #NationalCoffeeDay. This is seriously an amazing scrub - not only is the scent but this works wonderfully on making my skin so soft and supple! 

Otavea is offering a 30% discount on this divine body scrub on their website! Checkout with code 'ILUVCOFFEE' - hurry though because this offer expires tomorrow!

Cinema Secrets Pro Makeup Brush Cleaner

I received this brush cleaner from my goody bag at The Makeup Show back in June. It is a professional-grade liquid makeup brush cleaner that is rinse-free and quick drying. This is a great spot cleaner for your brushes so color and germs don't build up on it and also gives you some extra time to use again before you need to wash them. I really really love it and plan to get more from Sephora! 

Mehron Skin Prep Pro

Skin Prep Pro by Mehron is another wonderful item I received in my goody bag from The Makeup Show. I'm running super low on my Dr. Brandt Pores No More primer and have been reaching for Skin Prep Pro to alternate. 

Skin Prep Pro is seriously amazing! This is a makeup primer created to fight and prevent any sweating to prolong the wear of theatrical cream makeup or full coverage foundation. I've been enjoying Skin Prep Pro very much and do plan to repurchase this!

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous #845 Warm Beige

I've been wearing my Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation a lot lately. I have combination skin and my t-zone loves to shine like no other lol. This foundation holds up quite well when in combat with my oily t-zone. I love it!

Covergirl Flamed Out Mascara

I've been hooked on Covergirl's Flamed Out Mascara ever since I joined the Covergirl #GirlsCan Campaign last year. I love how fluffy and voluminous this mascara makes my lashes! This is my current favorite drugstore mascara! Definitely check it out!

Sarah Potempa Wrap Up

If you've been following me for some time now, you know I absolutely love my BEACHWAVER by Sarah Potempa

I received the Get Gorgeous & Go set by Sarah Potempa about a month ago and just recently got around to using the Wrap Up which is made with a soft flexible foam outside and bendable wire inside that provides easy hair styles in seconds! You can create endless looks from Chignon, Top Knot, French Twist, Faux Bob, and many more!

I recently used the Wrap Up to create the most perfect hair bun for my hair and received quite a lot of lovely compliments for it. I've always wanted to try the sock bun but never had the heart to cut up a sock and wear on my head lol - the Wrap Up is the perfect tool giving you a perfect hairstyle at any time, all the time!

This past Sunday when I went to a blogger meetup sporting my perfect bun using the Wrap Up! :)

Pinrose Scents | Treehouse Royal

I love all of the scents from Pinrose! Lately, I've been obsessing over Treehouse Royal which is an elegant mix of fig and moss. Something about Treehouse Royal makes me feel so confident when I'm wearing this scent. I recommend you check out the entire Pinrose line at your nearest Nordstrom! 

Let me know what you love from the Pinrose line if you already have it or try it!

Let me know if any of my favorites are yours as well or what have you been loving lately in the comments below! 


  1. Great faves love! That bun is sure on point! I looove the Cinema Secrets brush cleaner, it leaves a nice sweet scent on the brushes makes me want to have a cupcake during and after applying makeup lol!

  2. Great favorites Liz!! I haven't come across any of these products but them seem interesting!!

  3. Thank you so much love! Seriously, Sarah Potempa is my hair savior - her products makes my hair perfection every time! Omgosh you are absolutely right about the Cinema Secrets cleaner - I enjoy the sweet scent too, lol about wanting a cupcake after applying makeup because now that I think of it, the scent really does remind me of a cupcake!

  4. Thanks so much Andrea! They're all great products - let me know if you pick any of these up to try! x

  5. Great favorites, Liz! I love how you included some more obscure products. The only items I've tried from your list are the Covergirl foundation and mascara. I'm very interested in that fragrance. I'll have to go to Nordstrom and take a sniff!

  6. Thank you Lauren! I'm glad you've tried Covergirl! How did you like them? Yes, definitely check out the entire Pinrose line when you go to Nordstrom! They have a scent for pretty much every mood you're in - I love the versatility and have been switching up my Pinrose scents every day!