Friday, September 13, 2013

Cheeky Checklist: September 2013

 *This post contains PR samples.
The very first post I ever wrote on Getting Cheeky was my inaugural Cheeky Checklist. Almost three years later, I feel a sense of nostalgia whenever I begin writing this monthly series that essentially amounts to a favorites post that I choose to pen mid month rather than at the beginning or end so as to avoid the deluge of favorites written around that time. 

Due to reader requests, I've been taking favorites photographs in different areas of my home. This month's must have products are set against the backdrop of a bird house (that we selfishly keep in doors) made for my husband and I by one of our closest and most incredible friends, Corey. (Max and Corey have literally been friends since they were like ... three. We all go way back.)

Bobbi Brown's Day to Night Warm Eye Palette (Original Review Here)
Thanks to the release of Bobbi Brown's Rich Chocolate eye palette this autumn I was pushed to pull out an old favorite, Christmas of 2010's Day to Night Warm Eye Palette. I can't say much more than I did in my review only a few weeks ago apart from the fact that this is the perfect neutrals palette complete with matte and shimmering shades in the ideal combination of creams and browns.

Chanel Emerveille Illusion d'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Shadow
Chanel's Emerveille has been a staple in my daily makeup since I purchased it this past summer. Easy to apply, incredibly illuminating and the most lovely shade of champagne this Illusion d'Ombre is one of my go-to shades when I'm uncertain what I'd like to wear to work. I should point out that I applied Emerveille yesterday morning at 5:30 am and wore it until 9:00 PM: it was still going strong at the end of my very long work day and due to its illuminating properties I still looked refreshed after thirteen hours in the office!

Le Métier de Beauté Brow Bound Eyebrow Pencil Brunette*
I've never written an official review of Le Métier de Beauté's Brow Bound Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette, but it truly merits a post entirely dedicated to its capabilities. Likely giving my trademark brows a nod, Le Métier was kind enough to send me this pencil almost a year ago and I've been using the same pencil since then. Yes ladies, one pencil for almost a year. On top of this pencil's pigmentation, perfect combination of color and waxiness and ability to last throughout the day it's also the answer to one of my biggest complaints about brow pencils: the fact that they seem to disappear so quickly! Needless to say this will definitely be repurchased.

Medicine of the People Sage Lavender & Juniper Beauty Wax
I purchased Medicine of the People's Sage Lavender & Juniper Beauty Wax while visiting my family in Tucson. As I'm sure you're all quite familiar I purchase new balms whenever I have the opportunity and Medicine of the People's selection is quite impressive! The woman who founded the company's father was a Native American herbalist and she used this knowledge to create these healing beauty balms. Sage Lavender & Juniper is incredibly hydrating and smells like everything good. I'm eager to explore the brand a bit more and have my eye on a few of their lip balms next.

MAC Revenge is Sweet Lip Glass
Released with the Venomous Villains collection in early 2010, Revenge is Sweet is the only product from my massive and unnecessary "haul" of products that I still own and use regularly. Against my pigmented lips, this sheer electric purple creates the loveliest vibrant pink and I can't get enough. I'm sure it would serve as a testimonial if I were to tell you that I'm almost out! (I've never finished a lip gloss in my life.)

Bruno Acampora Nero Perfume Oil
Earlier this summer I purchased a sample of Bruno Acampora's Nero Perfume Oil from Lucky Scent and fell in love. My family evidentally knows me quite well, because they purchased me the full sized bottle as a birthday gift. I won't say too much more (as I have a review scheduled for this weekend) apart from the fact that this fragrance is warm, seductive heaven.

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5
Eczema and psoriasis continue to challenge me, particularly as the weather becomes a bit drier and cooler once again. A very dear friend in France was kind enough to send Cicaplast Baume B5 to me last winter and it's quickly become indispensable. Not only does this function as a hand cream when the frigid air has gotten the best of my hands, but it can also be applied as a spot treatment. I find that it almost instantaneously reduces dry and flaky skin and begins to help my eczema ravaged areas heal more quickly.

What items are on your checklist this month?

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*These items were provided by PR for consideration. The ideas and opinions expressed are my own. Do not hesitate to reference my policies in the event that you have any questions.