September flew by - I almost forgot to post this it went by so fast! But I remembered so yay me. September’s favorites list is fairly light, but I wanted to post anyway since there are things that I definitely want to give a shout out to.
Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer
This was recommended by my esthetician and I am so glad I grabbed it. I wound up buying a minis set to make sure I liked it and blew through this moisturizer in two weeks time. It’s a perfect moisturizer for oily/combo skin for cooler temps. And I think it would even work during the super hot months. It feels very moisturizing while not feeling heavy or greasy on the skin. At night I layer my The Ordinary Rosehip Seed Oil over it and they make a great combo.
Too Faced Natural Face Palette
This was one of the items that I picked up during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty sale and I have been using it ever since. I really like Too Faced’s face products. Specifically their bronzers. The bronzer in this palette is great - it shows up on me medium deep skin without looking too warm or ruddy. The blushes are beautiful as well especially the darker blush shade. I also really love the highlighters which both have a beautiful subtle duochrome shift to them. It’s rare that I can use every shade in a face palette but I can with this one.
Kevyn Aucoin Foundation Balm
This balm intrigued me from the first moment I read about it. I just knew I would probably love it. And I do. Which is great when you’re buying a $52 foundation. You want to love it. What I love about this foundation is the smooth velvety finish it gives the skin. It makes you look airbrushed without looking flat. It has a medium to high buildable coverage. This is one of my favorite foundation releases of 2018.
The 1619 podcast, produced by The New York Times and hosted and written by Nikole Hannah-Jones traces the history of slavery and it’s impact on the America we live in today. This podcast goes deep and talks about things that American history books and public school curriculum doesn’t teach students. As a black woman in America I learned things about my ancestor’s history in America that I have never heard before. If you love history, if you like knowing how the past informs the present day America this is an amazing podcast to listen to. So amazing in fact that it was recently announced that the 1619 podcast will be included as part of the history curriculum in Chicago Public high schools.
This Netflix series is based on a true story. Going into the show knowing that will boggle your mind. It will anger you, it will make you sad. I experienced a gambit of emotions watching this show. Which handles the subject of rape with such care and responsibility. It isn’t gratuitous or salacious. The show is written, produced and mostly directed by women. The story follows a young woman, Marie Adler, who is accused of lying about being raped and two detectives tracking down a serial rapist whose victim’s stories are similar to the story told by Marie. Marie Adler is a real woman. All of what you see in the film actually happened to her. Kaitlyn Dever is heartbreaking as Marie and Merrit Weaver is fantastic as one of the two female detectives investigating the cases.