Happy September, y’all! This month, I’m sharing some beauty products and snacks that I picked up at local shops around Nashville. The finds of this month include goat’s milk skin cream, a fall nail polish, a perfume gift, Japanese candy, a biscuit mix, and blackberry jam. What items did you find this month? Have you tried anything new?
My husband surprised me with this perfume on our 9-year dating anniversary. It’s called Speakeasy and it makes him go crazy. He has never been the type to love a perfume, but he calls this one “sophisticated and elegant.” We discovered it while browsing White’s Mercantile. It comes in the most darling bottle and smells like patchouli and pink peppercorn. I love displaying it on my dresser and every time I wear it, Charlie compliments me on it.
Blackberry Farm Biscuit Mix & Blackberry Jam
Charlie and I hope to visit Blackberry Farm some day for their rustic, elegant cuisine, but until then, we enjoy making the foods in their online shop. We purchased these groceries from White’s Mercantile and made Sunday morning buttermilk biscuits. The biscuit mix makes buttery, flakey biscuits, but be sure to crank up the broiler for the last 2-3 minutes to get a golden biscuit top. We spread the blackberry jam on top of the biscuits and served eggs and bacon alongside it. Anytime I can support locally made Tennessee products, I will.
Essie Nail Polish in “Say it Ain’t Soho”
This metallic orange nail polish feels so festive for fall. When I saw Essie’s Fall 2018 collection, I couldn’t help myself; I had to purchase this pumpkin orange shade. Apparently, everyone else did too because this shade is now sold out! No need to fret, though, because this polish by Orly is an exact dupe! I wear this color with neutral outfits to let my nails make a statement! Think: white tee, black jeans, denim jacket, mules, and these metallic nails. Cute, right?
Charlie, Aimée (my friend featured here), and I went to our favorite sushi spot Sonobana for dinner and mosied next door to their Japanese Market to browse all the international foods and drinks. We wanted snacks for our at-home movie night, so we sampled a bunch of Japanese chocolates, including Pocky (classic and delicious chocolate-dipped breadsticks), Meiji Kinoko No Yama (my favorite: milk chocolate mushroom caps on shortbread stems), and freshly made mochi. Have you ever tried any of these Japanese candies? I was so impressed with the quality and smooth flavor of the chocolate in the ones we tried. If you’ve never tasted fresh mochi, it’s definitely worth a bite! The red bean paste filling is delicately sweet and the outside shell tastes a bit like marshmallow.
Honeybee Farm & Pantry Cotton Blossom Goat’s Milk Skin Cream
As I was browsing the Nashville Flea Market with my friend Shelly from A Garden in Progress, we came across the The Honeybee Farm & Pantry booth. The owner makes and sells local goat’s milk skin creams and sugar scrubs as well as honey, jams, and jellies. I was smitten with the goat’s milk skin cream in Cotton Blossom and Shelly decided on some local honey, which can help clear up allergies due to pollen. I love supporting Tennessee businesses and I look forward to using my skin cream every night before I hit the hay.
What did you think of September’s Finds of the Month? What nail polish are you wearing as the fall season is almost here? Have you tried the Blackberry Farm biscuits and jam? Let me know!