Friday, September 28, 2012

September Favorites 2012


Happy fall to all my readers in the Northern Hemisphere, and happy spring to you folks down south! I love the beginning of a new season, don't you? September not only brought a much anticipated change in weather for us here in Taiwan, but also some great new favorites for fall.

1. Soap & Glory Flake Away body polish
I've been wanting to try out a Soap & Glory product for quite a while. I decided to get the Flake Away Body Polish, which is like a scrub, at Boots in Dubai. I can't say enough good things about it. It smells good, it's not too harsh on my skin, and after rinsing if off, it leaves my skin soft, smooth and polished. Also, it smells so good!

2. H&M basic gray sneakers
I spotted these gray sneakers at H&M in Barcelona, and just had to have it. They are so comfortable and great to wear as an everyday walking-to-work shoe. I'm sure I'll still get a lot of wear out of this pair, come the cooler days.

3. Longchamp "Le Pliage" bag
I've been thinking about getting a bag that I can use for work every day. Too many of my purses and bags get worn out from my commute to and from work. I decided on the large Le Pliage bag in navy from Longchamp here in Taipei. It's a little pricier than I'd usually want to pay for a "work bag", but it's so perfect. It's spacious, light and has a zipper, which is always a plus.

4. Swarovski Harley Gold Plated Crystal studs
You'll rarely see me wearing any earrings except plain studs. I got a little bored with my small diamond ones, and picked out this set of Harvey Gold Plated Crystal studs at the Swarovski store at the airport in Barcelona. I love them!

5. Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting concealer
I actually purchased the Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer a few months ago on feelunique.com I kind of forgot about it while I was using my Bobbi Brown corrector, and only discovered it again this past month. This concealer is wonderful for highlighting your under-eye area. It instantly brightens up my eyes, making me look more awake. Perfect for someone who starts working at 7:30am.

6. Giant Via 2 W bicycle
My absolute favorite thing from September is my new bike, the Giant Via 2 W. The Boyfriend has been talking about getting a bicycle for months now, as there are some awesome bike trails in Taipei next to the river. I went with him to pick out his bike, and saw the Giant Via 2 on display. I fell in love with the pink rims and the brown seat and handlebars. It has 8 gears, which, honestly, means nothing to me, but apparently it's good for this type of bike... Also, I can get a wicker basket put on if I want. How cute! I forgot how much fun it is to go cycling.


What were your favorites for the month of September?

11 comments:

  1. Those shoes are cute! And an H&M is getting put in right by my house. I think it's fate! My favorite thing this September was being able to finally wear leggings again (I'm 6 months preg) and sneak back into fall fashion :)

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    1. Oooh, that can be dangerous, having an H&M right by your house! ;-) We don't have one here in Taiwan, which is a bummer. I love that store!

      I've been loving being able to wear jeans and leggings again. Yay for fall!

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  2. Found you at Laurenconrad.com, wanted to share my loves this week with ya! Here's a link: http://southnorthsouth.blogspot.com/2012/09/spark-of-love-this-week-dragonfly.html

    Love the pink-rimmed Giant bike! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Shelly! I'll check out your post, too. Have a nice weekend! :-)

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  3. I loved your blog and your style!!
    :)

    Is this Soap & Glory really good??


    www.vanillathought.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate it. :-)

      I can really recommend the Soap & Glory flake away polish. I've used many body scrubs in my life, and I have very sensitive skin, which can get easily irritated by products. This specific scrub didn't irritate my skin, and left it really smooth and soft. My skin didn't feel dry afterwards, which some scrubs usually do.

      The Soap & Glory products are very affordable I think, so it's worth a try. Let me know if you end up trying it out, and what you think about it. Have a nice weekend! :-)

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  4. Currently obsessed with Rimmel's lasting finish lipstick in "Alarm." Perfect red shade for the beginning of fall.

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    1. I love red lipstick! I have one from Maybelline that I use often. Unfortunately I can't buy Rimmel in Taiwan. I'll have to pick it up next time I'm in the States. :-)

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  5. I totally saw you ridding through Shida on that bike like a month ago!!!! I wanted to say hi but you were too far away!!! :D Love your blog xx

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  6. Very interesting blog, looking forward to more wonderful! Swarovski Sale

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